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505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
+1 212-873-0200
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
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Reviews (358)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some restaurant choices are a hit and some are a miss -- Kefi was certainly a "miss" given that there seem to be far better restaurants adjoining it. We did make a reservation but found plenty of people of walking in. In spite of the...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Revisiting Greek Cuisine. We dinner with reserve In this restaurant with our family, six pax. Many Greek products, fantastic Greek paella. Service very friendly and awarly. Choose it in trouble.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lunched at Kefi on a rainy late April Wednesday, which may help explain why their business was on the slow side. We were attracted by other reviews and by their willingness to take reservations. But on this day, it turned out to be unnecessary....More

Thank WSPres
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, with a cordial and energetic server. The pulled lamb fettuccine and the lamb burger platter were both outstanding. They have a nice Greek wine list, but we enjoyed their sangria instead. There are so many great restaurants still to try in NYC, but...More

Thank heelergrl
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The hostess suggested we partake of the happy hour before dinner. 1/2 price cocktails and discounted appetizers served by Jolly J, kicked off a great evening. Service was faster than MCDonald's provided by Reeza and her team.We dined early midweek to avoid the echoing noise...More

Thank nrfunke
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

An appetizer calamari and vegetable of the day (sauted broccali rabe with scallions and garlic) was more than enough for dinner, making the place price-worthy. A bit noisy, but not touristy. Delicious wines, all Greek; large servings made the price reasonable. Clientele ranged from young...More

Thank levelgreenithaca
Kylene S, Public Relations Manager at Kefi, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad to hear our food was good and plenty!

Reviewed 1 March 2017

We are always looking for an interesting, not-too-expensive Greek restaurant in New York City. Last week we went to Kefi. My ravioli was amazingly good, and the house red wine was surprisingly good! My husband's salad was lack-luster. We were not in a huge eating...More

Thank melisma39
Kylene S, Public Relations Manager at Kefi, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you stumbled upon us and enjoyed the ravioli. We will take the salad note under consideration and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Brunch at Kefi Restaurant is my new Greek indulgence. I was actually extremely full, but I made a commitment to finish everything on my plate because it was all so good. My friend had this wonderful breakfast that came in the iron skillet and her...More

Thank Ruddy_Was_Here
Kylene S, Public Relations Manager at Kefi, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, so glad you like our brunch! We do too :) And btw, Happy Hour is now all night long!

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food consistently good, service is very good. Eat downstairs as it is quite noisy upstairs. Any dish you have you will like. Good for families or couples.

Thank chazelcorn
Kylene S, Public Relations Manager at Kefi, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have been going for several years for lunch a couple times a year. The food is really well cooked and consistently so. The same chef has apparently been there for years. The broiled octopus is the best I've ever had. The lamb is wonderful.

Thank dmmlc
Kylene S, Public Relations Manager at Kefi, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and the constant support. Hope to see you again soon!

Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
    (Between West 84th and 85th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: B & C trains to West 86th Street, 1 train to Broadway & 86 Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-873-0200
Chef Michael Psilakis and partner Donatella Arpaia have moved their rustic Greek gem, Kefi, to a larger space at 505 Columbus Avenue. The new, 200-seat interior evokes the feeling of a palatial Greek hideaway broken up into several smaller dining rooms to keep Kefi’s intimate appeal. The menu of favorites straight from Psilakis’ childhood will remain the same with some new additions. Signature dishes like Baccala, crispy-fried cod with garlic potatoes and tomato, Grilled Octopus with bean salad, and Hilopita, baked pasta with rabbit ragout and béchamel are still on offer. Additions include Grilled Sardines with chopped “Greek Salad” and garlic sauce, Macaronia Spestofai, tubular pasta with Greek sausage, peppers, onions, tomato and feta and an entirely new section of Greek Sandwiches featuring house-made sausages and pork and lamb gyro.