YEFSI

4.5
1154 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 1154 people are saying
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vipMaggie
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Atmosphere was good. Our waiter was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal - great food. Great service.

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stageleft
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food

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MelanieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner last night! The food was just perfect and the service beyond great! Will definitely be joining Yesfi for dinner again! 10/10!

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Eileenfried
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite local restaurant on UES. Great food and lovely atmosphere,

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MarkyMark
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and a great vibe!!

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Marco
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food.

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vipcdcd
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and service but noise level made it difficult to hear each other.

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vipSandyR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious - outdoor dining was comfortable - a great, relaxing evening.

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GTG16
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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SherryM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place it never fails The food is great and so is the service

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vipAimeeD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

A bit expensive but the food is good. Just needs more attention to detail.

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vipBarbaraS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood place. Delicious!

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CharlotteJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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laMer
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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BLeeNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fine, although nothing special. Small-ish portions, a bit over-priced. Service was ok. An overall ok experience.

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Margo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDavenatha
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

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.

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vipcubano
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicci was well informed and pleasant. Great suggestions.

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vipKathrynS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner with clients. Sat outside next to the building which was perfect when the thunderstorm started - perfectly dry!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing brunch menu. The meatballs and the shrimp Santorini are so amazing. This restaurant is so cute!!

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MaggieE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Yefsi. I and my friends are regulars. And it's close to my home and to my job.

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MrMrsSunny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch!! Lovely crowd, attentive wait staff. Truly enjoyed our experience!! Oh, and the food was DELICIOUS!!

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vipFoodie52
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

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.

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Molly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, the food is so good!

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israelb
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just average food
Nice waitstaff

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vipUESDiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great greek restaurant. Food is delicious. WIne list is Okay but not a lot of range.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

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StefaniaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HenryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great menu selection. Excellent quality. Never fails.

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vipLpc1
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipCCaine3376
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, excellent food, nice atmosphere and lovely attentive staff. Highly recommend this UES staple. Great Greek food.

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vipNycgal
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our outdoor brunch, nice to see diners of all ages just like in the Plaka!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good date place

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vipMariaR
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Ambiance expensive but it was worth it!!!

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vipBEZZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our waitress gave us such great help on wine and menu choices.

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vipshoo17
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

FAQs

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 1154 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.