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Permanently Closed - YEFSI

4.2
109 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. YEFSI Estiatorio is a Taste of Greece in lower Westchester County.
Greek dining is as social an experience as it is culinary. Mezedes/Tapas are the centerpiece of Chef Christos’ menu, influenced by his travels throughout the Greek Isles.
YEFSI features the traditional and contemporary Greek specialties, such as grilled whole fish, seafood, prime chops, meats and an eclectic selection of contemporary appetizers.

YEFSI Estiatorio in Eastchester, New York - lead by Executive Chef/Owner Christos Christou - is our newest addition to our original location in New York City.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday thru Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 779-8988
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christos Christou
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jackson Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 15, 2017

The Eastchester restaurant is closed, yet it accepted a reservation on open table .

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2017

I was asked to review my experience at Yefsi. I can't. Despite a confirmed Open Table reservation, the restaurant was closed. No explanation.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Made a Rez on OpenTable. Place was closed. Can't recommend the experience on a Friday night.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Restaurant was closed and nobody had called to tell us. Very disappointed as it was our daughter's birthday dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Went to Yesfi for a birthday dinner. The food was phenomenal and the service was perfect. Very nice people which made this birthday dinner one to remember.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

A very delicious and enjoyable restaurant. Staff was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Food and wine were good and service had improved when we dined on a Saturday night at Yefsi. This time, the waiter remembered to serve our salad first and then, after we had finished serving the salad, served our appetizer. Last time, both the warm appetizer and the salad were served at the same time at the very small table for two. Bottles of red wines start at $38, fairly steep, but our Merlot was good. We especially enjoyed the Greek salad, reminding us of the salads we had loved while visiting Greece. Feta sto fourno was tasty but better last time, when the tomato was chopped instead of two small slices below the eggplant puree. We liked the Lavraki (Branzino) and the pasta me elies. The wait staff promptly refilled our water glasses and cleaned the table between courses.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Wanted to try something new, and used Valentine Day as a perfect opportunity. YEFI, didn't disappoint. I love Greek food and the food was outstanding, my daughter was trying it for the first time and she loved everything she tried. My wife, experimented with a new dish she has never had and also, found her meal to be very very good. The drinks were made perfect and the wine that was suggested hit the mark perfectly. I would also like to state that the service and especially our waitress was on point and did a terrific job. If your in the Westchester area and want good authentic Greek food, this is one place you should consider.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

first time visiting yefsi on valentine's day. it was a lovely dinner and great bottle of wine, although the waiter did recommend a pricey one. food is delicious and fresh. service was wonderful. simply decor, nothing too trendy or hip. will definitely return.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2017

the good: appetizers, which are for the most part the Greek standbys - well done; greek dishes on the menu are also fairly reliable it seems

the less good: the mains - my son and I had the ribeye. Even for a ribeye, incredibly fatty, a very thin cut and just not well done

the pretty marginal: the service. busboys who stack plates on the table as they clear, putting all the silverware together. this is something you'd expect at a diner, not at a restaurant that comes out to be $50+ a person. waiters who disappear for 20 mins but who you can see standing around in the back talking.

i guess there was a reason this place was 2/3 empty on a Friday . . . :( it would be so easy for them to do better.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Since we had visited Greece and loved the freshly prepared fish and vegetables, we were intrigued to visit YEFSI. We liked very much our red wine and Greek food. The eggplant appetizer was delicious. We enjoyed the traditional Greek salad, with very good feta and luscious tomatoes, even in winter. Although we had requested specifically to be served first the appetizer and then the salad, both were served at once. We ate the hot appetizer first. As entrees, we chose branzino, which was excellent, served with a choice of one of several side dish choices. We also liked the pasta dish, egg noodles with flavorful tomato sauce and olives. The restaurant was very noisy and very busy, causing us to decide not to wait for dessert and coffee. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

An excellent variety of Greek inspired dishes with an authentic menu and pleasant dining room.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Love the New York Yefsi so I am glad to have this delicious restaurant up here in Eastchester.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Been to Yefsi Eastchester many times and as always great Greek food and wine, excellent attentive service, this Yefsi restaurant always hits the spot. Having been to the Yefsi in Manhattan several times over the years and being there only last week I find the manhattan establishment to be a bit of a hit and miss when it comes to the food and service. Maybe they should take a few tips from their colleagues in Eastchester about caring and putting the customer first. Yefsi Eastchester keep up the great work and can't wait to taste the new dishes from the upcoming menu.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Everything everyone had at the table was delicious . We had the calimari and zucchini and eggplant chips for appetizers. I had the porkchop that was delicious the other two people had a shrimp dish with orzo and chicken souvlaki both very tasty

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

octopus app was amazing - best octopus i've ever eaten!! greek fries never disappoint either!

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Unexceptional. Annoyingly patronizing service. Fairly boring and non-traditional standard Greek dishes. Service was slow even the place was hopping with too much staff.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Birthday dinner with friends on a Thursday night. Attentive wait staff and delicious food. While entries of meatballs and fish were tasty, you could easily fill the table with appetizers to share. Would definitely return

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Great first experience - we were even offered a drink or desert from the owner but we were too full- and they insisted we remind them next time of taking them o their offer !

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Always a pleasure. Never disappointed. Staff is very friendly, courteous and efficient Fish and lamb dishes very good. eggplant chips with yogurt dip is a great appetizer for a group.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Very good Mediterranean cuisine. Takes the Greek a step further than just seafood. Octopus is perfectly done. The dips are tasty and varied. Lamb shank is tender and well cumined. Kabobs a tad dry.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

My mom and I loved the authentic delicious food and excellent service. A delightful dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Great neighborhood place; excellent food, reasonable prices, great wine list . Service and ambiance are wonderful!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2017

Authentic Greek cuisine, well prepared and presented. Very friendly and attentive service.
Altogether enjoyable.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Terrible service. Took two hours to get our food. Food was absolutely horrible. There were 10 giant uncooked pieces of garlic in my food.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Loved it. Our Anniversary and we could not have enjoyed it more

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Overall a great find. Really great service and very easy food.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

This was a gem. Food and service both very good. We'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2016

Love love love the food.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

I had the moussaka was wonderful, tasted very authentic. There is a lovely gal named Kayla on the wait staff who could not have been any better. She made the experience an amazing one.
I would certainly go back!

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2016

This is my 2nd time dining at YEFSI and I had another great experience. This time I came to celebrate my parents 38th Anniversary. We ordered the eggplant chips and octopus both are a must. We also ordered the Salmon, Veal and Linguine and the Moussaka. Everything was delicious. I cant wait to go back and try more things off of the menu. The staff is amazing and provide great service.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

The food was very tasty. They have a very wide variety of starters. The Halloumi cheese starter was exceptionally good. We have had it in many places but this was probably the best we have had. The shrimp Saganaki was really fabulous. So we're the Giant Lima beans. The lamb and vegetable stew (main course) was a special. It was really soft and tasted very good. The salmon was very good too. They have a reasonably good wine list.

The service was truly outstanding, very personalized and attentive to our needs.

The manager was very nice and caring too.

This was the best Greek food (and experience) that we have had in Westchester and NYC.

We would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a great dinner experience.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

The best AUTHENTIC Greek restaurant in Westchester. The food was tasty, the service was unsurpassed. Very similar to Ditmar Blvd Restaurant Row in Queens without traveling. Highly recommend this restaurant. What a Gem.

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3.0Dined on November 20, 2016

Don't fret about parking, they have a valet to take your car from the front door. This large Mediterranean restaurant serves authentic Greek fare. The salads are fresh and large, the fish fresh and simply prepared comes with a side dish. The string beans in tomato sauce or delicious french fries. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

The service and food was very good. We will definitely go back.. often.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2016

Best Greek food I've ever had. A bit pricey but it's a special restaurant. I highly recommend the Yefsi Chips, the lamb chops and the appetizer with the assortment of various dips. The absolutely best tzatziki. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2016

The food was excellent! The service was a little slow, but the place was jam packed! So, it was reasonable. We will definitely go back!:)

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

My husband and I found the service very attentive, food well seasoned and hearty. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Enjoyed another wonderful meal (and took home another to enjoy)!

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