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Kefi

505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
+1 212-873-0200
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of the restaurant is nothing special, but the food is good. For an appetizer, I had hummus with (gluten free!!!) pita bread. I was so excited to find a restaurant with gluten free pita. For a main course, I had roasted lemon chicken....More

Thank NewYorker1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was adequate, service good, but noise level was so high that our table of four was unable to sustain conversation.

Thank DWJPR
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the Upper West side in Columbus. It was okay. The staff was nice, but not really talkative. We ordered the seared octopus. It was nicely done. I shared a lamb burger served in a bed of rice with cilantro and...More

Thank dimsumgirl2
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The tables barely fit the plates on it. VERY VERY non optimum for dining. BUT the food is great as is the service and the GREEK fare is authentic and also inventive. GET new TABLES and CHAIRS -- very confining....not the way you want to...More

Thank pji
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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 30 April 2017 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 30 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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.
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