Greek dining is as social an experience as it is culinary. Mezedes are the centerpiece of Christos’ menu, influenced by his travels throughout the Greek Isles to gain inspiration.
YEFSI features the traditional and contemporary Greek specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops, meats and an eclectic selection of contemporary appetizers.
YEFSI Estiatorio, lead by Executive Chef/Owner, Christos Christou is a stand-alone restaurant. It is not affiliated with any other locations within Manhattan.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
Excellent service and excellent food.
We thought we would have lunch but found a brunch menu instead. We did not want eggs so ordered a grilled chicken/ pita/ French fries combo. Tasty but very little chicken. Service excellent. Very pleasing ambiance. Will go another time for regular meal.
Lovely meal and service but noise level made it difficult to hear each other.
The food was delicious - outdoor dining was comfortable - a great, relaxing evening.
The food was very good and I loved the Greek fries. They were accommodating and the dessert was delicious. A good place to go in the neighborhood.
Love this place it never fails The food is great and so is the service
A bit expensive but the food is good. Just needs more attention to detail.
Our favorite neighborhood place. Delicious!
Lovely restaurant for a date night. Service was very good and the food was fabulous ! Would definitely recommend and will definitely dine at Yefsi again!
This was our first visit, and we really enjoyed the food. The spanakopita was outstanding! We ate outside ) I was a little surprised (and disappointed) that none of the staff wore masks.
I used to love Yefsi but things change. I do take into account that we are still in pandemic and there is a labor shortage. But with the high prices we do expect decent service and food.
Menu described swordfish as center cut on bed of spinach and rice pilaf. Server explained spinach and rice are mixed together.
Actual entree was three small pieces of overcooked swordfish on rice with a tad of spinach... barely any in fact.
Service was spotty at our outside table. No one checked on us except busser . My second glass of wine order was wrong and very slow... came after dinner finished. Yefsi did remove cost of glass 2 from bill bc of all they delays. I hope they can return to their former glory days.
We shared Mezze as our dinner, sat outside, and had a lovely time. Their outdoor seating is quite pleasant, and the food was varied (oh, those mezzo) as was the wine.
Somewhat expensive, but the food and service were excellent.
My family and I have been here before and love the food. When we went during the week the staff was super friendly and even came by the table countless times to entertain our 1 year old and play with him. They paced out our dinner so we weren't crowded at the table and was super helpful.
This past weekend it was clearly a different staff. We were sat down in the corner of their outside seating and requested if we can move. They said 'no, other tables are reserved' and nobody sat down at any of the other tables while we were eating there the entire time. The space was buggy and our son had a hard time handling it. We had our dog with us but he stayed laying down and they gave him water, which was very nice.
When asked about why we couldn't move to a center table so we could have more air the host spoke down to me saying 'nobody wanted to sit next to us because of the baby and dog, the tables were reserved and people cancelled because of us.' None of this I believe to be true since we arrived at 5pm and didn't see a single party come by.
Terrible experience with the staff and may not return due to it.
The food was very good, but the service was fair. It took over 30 minutes to get our appetizer. They did give us complimentary pita bread and a salad due to the wait.
Our server Nicci was well informed and pleasant. Great suggestions.
Had dinner with clients. Sat outside next to the building which was perfect when the thunderstorm started - perfectly dry!
Absolutely amazing brunch menu. The meatballs and the shrimp Santorini are so amazing. This restaurant is so cute!!
I love Yefsi. I and my friends are regulars. And it's close to my home and to my job.
Wonderful brunch!! Lovely crowd, attentive wait staff. Truly enjoyed our experience!! Oh, and the food was DELICIOUS!!
The food was delicious but the service was poor. The host was rude and the wait to take our order and finally get our food was painfully long. There was co continuity in service and requests were ignored.
I was hoping this would be a regular place for me to go to in my neighborhood but our experience was very disappointing.
I love this restaurant, the food is so good!
Just average food
Great greek restaurant. Food is delicious. WIne list is Okay but not a lot of range.
It was very noisy from some, I could observe, “regulars.” Food was amazing. But the mouse was too much. I’m Italian a enjoy loud. But it was distracting.
YEFSI was phenomenally helpful as I had to adjust my reservation twice. Very accommodating and helpful. Greeted us immediately and we ordered appetizers and then they came back later for our main course order. Very nice experience.
Great menu selection. Excellent quality. Never fails.
Tired of 16 months of my own COVID home cooking, I decided to dine at a restaurant serving dishes unlike what i make in my kitchen. I was rewarded by delicious ethnic Greek food that was fresh and delicious.
Pleasant environment. Good service.
I will certainly return to try some of the other dishes.
As always, excellent food, nice atmosphere and lovely attentive staff. Highly recommend this UES staple. Great Greek food.
Enjoyed our outdoor brunch, nice to see diners of all ages just like in the Plaka!
Good date place
Excellent food and service. Ambiance expensive but it was worth it!!!
The food was great and our waitress gave us such great help on wine and menu choices.
Everything was great!
Love this place! Wonderful authentic Greek food, wonderful service, nice, happy ambience—a gem!
Amazing dinner. Great ambiance. Very friendly staff. Got seated right away. Garden seating is beautiful and the food was delicious. Have been there before and will keep going back again and again.
We went to celebrate my son’s 25 th birthday. The food was excellent. I loved the hummus that came initially with bread. Also the rest was delicious, especially the Shrimp Santorini, half of a roast chicken with lemon potatoes and the Grilled Calamari over fava beans. I am still dreaming about the calamari. The atmosphere is nice and the noise level was good at first but gradually was very loud. It’s a very lively place so keep that in mind. Service was okay with lots of staff helping out.
Eggplant special appetizer and branding entree were both excellent. Entire meal was supe
It was a really good place to have a lovely birthday dinner for my boyfriend a another friend. The size and the closeness of the table relative to others is pretty good. Servers and busboys are very attentive. Also they were so nice to bring a dessert for the birthday celebrant.
Excellent service. Food was fresh and tasty. We were seated in back garden on a Sunday evening. It was NY loud but not over bearing. Recommend.
Food and service are outstanding. Management is the best! It is, however, when the place fills up a bit too noisy for conversation without shouting.
YEFSI does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. YEFSI also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 535-0293.
YEFSI is rated 4.5 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.