YEFSI

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$31 to $50
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Greek
YEFSI Estiatorio is a Taste of Greece in the Upper East Side.
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.
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WB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was greek and super nice and attentive. Loved the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yefsi is a great place for an evening meal or special occasion. The food is delicious (especially the “yefsi chips”) and the service is great.

f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

enjoy the food very much. sat in the rear garden area which was very nice.
we had an excellent waiter (don't know his name)

AL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good, a little pricey, but we enjoy every bite. The staff is warm and welcoming.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Nice wait staff. A bit cramped and definitely loud. Something to absorb the sound a bit would make it even better.

DJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu of nice dishes that we found easy to choose for ourselves, as well as the kids.

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and the people! Wonderful neighborhood feel.

A
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent service and very, very good Greek food. a bit pricey (particularly the wine list and a $17 martini!), so don't go as often as I would like, but when looking to treat ourselves, always a great experience.

OD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Yefsi. No matter where you sit, the noise level is somewhat loud. Service and food is excellent!

w
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We like this restaurant and the apps were great, but the entrees were disappointing this time. Overcooked fish and soggy green beans...not up to par. We will go back again because usually the food is much better but something was off this night and it took too long to get our check.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service and while the food was good (average) it is way overpriced. There are better Greek spots in the city for this price range.

v
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had the haloumi cheese and yefsi chips to start and grilled salmon. Both were delicious. The service is quick and responsive. The restaurant was full and the noise levels a bit too high. I would certainly recommend restaurant but suggest sitting toward the back where it is quieter.

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food but noisy

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice, cozyy restaurant with good food and caring manager and its best feuture is that there is NO TV anywhere in the restaurant which is so annoying at other places. Restaurants are for eating and talking and NOT watching insipid TV shows.

t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. A bit noisy. Great service. Server should replace dirty utensils in between meals instead of just putting them back on the table.

A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waitresses were a bit pushy. Bus boys were clearing unfinished meals while I was chewing. And I wish they didn’t ask me if I wanted more alcohol 10 times after I said , no!

KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, excellent service from the time you walk through the door to the time you exit.

DP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yefsi always delicious with great service amongst demur decor.

Definitely a go to place for a great meal with that special someone

BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the place, owners and staff are always welcoming, feels very familiar, love the food!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the 'hood. always good food and good service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Place was jumping—good vibe but very noisy. We were 4 for dinner with one diner claiming best ever lamb dish he’s ever had but another disappointed in his food (different lamb dishes). The waiter was absolutely fabulous but thought prices were high, especially on mixed drinks. We

MJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yanni was great.....coming out from behind the bar to be the Maitre d" for the evening!!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Hi! Yefsi is my favorite restaurant and I could eat there every night if it was affordable! The other night was not up to the usual amazing quality - I JD asked for extra feta on the Maroulis salad and that was forgotten-the fasolakia and salmon was lukewarm and the salmon was mushy-whereas it is typically cooked perfectly well on the outside. The service was slower than usual too.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is consistently good, wine are good. Service is good enough.
No complaints. A little noisy, perhaps, but not bad.
It's a fine dining experience.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always!

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Intriguing menu, tantalizingly tasty food and affably efficient service in an I an attractive, cozy-ish setting. What more could you want? No matter it's impressively busy on an Monday night in August, when so many restaurants are dead!

MJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always absolutely delicious, the number one reason why we come back. Unfortunately, it’s rather overpriced, and the wines extremely so, and service is mediocre.

c
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fabulous dinner at Yefsi on Friday night. (I was hosting guests from out of town who have previously dined with me at Yefsi and who asked to return during this visit.) Food is consistently delicious—fresh, well prepared—and well presented. Nice wine list. Service was attentive, kind, and patient (as has been our experience with service at Yefsi in the past). We were seated in the rear area with glass ceiling. It was fine, but noise levels felt amplified in this space, perhaps because of the glass. (There was also a small birthday party back there.) I would request a table in the main dining space near the bar in the future for slightly less noise. A lovely evening, overall. We will return.

SH
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Too much food! Order half of what you think you need— the portions are enormous. That’s a hard task as all the starters are amazing! Two of us shared 4 apps and were over stuffed. Easily could have had 3 but deciding what not to order would be hard.
Go with a large group and try everything.

DS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food.
Good service.
Good ambience.
Very noisy.

ED
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Nice neighborhood place but no need to travel as far as we did. Food is authentic but our server was non-existent. Owner is very nice and appreciative.

JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here ! Authentic greek food / wine / spirits. Try Assyritiko white wine from Santorini or Mastiha Liquer on the rock after dinner !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal! Came here last week and liked it so much I went back this week.

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated at a table for 2 in their backyard patio, which is enclosed, air conditioned and very comfortable. The server was very attentive throughout the meal. Recommendations were spot on. The cocktails were tasty and refreshing, especially the Opa Rose and Myko-jito. We had the zucchini and eggplant chips and the red beets for appetizers. Dinner was Lavraki white fish for us both. For dessert we shared baklava - yum! We would return again!

UE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ate on a Wednesday night - Restaurant was super busy and tables very tight. Service a bit slow. But waiter very nice and let us move tables when a quieter area of the room had a table available. Good food.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was much too noisy - table behind us were older BUT so loud, we couldn’t talk and left before dessert.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, Decent wine choices, Decent value. Make you feel like a neighborhood regular!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended neighborhood Greek restaurant. The food is amazing, Greek focused value wine list is great, and the service is friendly.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Llegamos en el horario de la reserva. Estaba casi vacío el lugar. El vino caliente y la comida fría. No volveré. No sé si habrán cambiado de dueños. Pero fue una experiencia horrible.

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