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505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
+1 914-231-7854
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a friend who lives in NYC. We decided to get the lamb shank and the lamb burger. Both were good, but not the best we’ve had. Service was okay, as our waiter wasn’t super friendly. Overall a good,...More

Thank PayM90
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Although the food was good, we had an unpleasant evening due to the unprofessional behavior of the hostess and the manager on duty. The restaurant totally mismanaged our confirmed dinner reservation. We were a group of 8 and made the reservation three weeks ago on...More

Thank Lars J
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Ate lunch here and really enjoyed it. We all ordered salads, which were exceptional, but the meat dishes looked and sounded amazing too. I don’t recall the name, but I had a bulgur wheat salad with salmon that was one of the best salads I...More

Thank SGHTulsa
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was an amazing Authentic Greek restaurant. I was here last night with my wife and another friend. Our friend is Greek so she knows all of the traditional dishes and helped us to order some nice appetizers. We started with some Melintzanosalata and Tzatziki...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I visited this restaurant again as I was there last year. It was very busy at the bar so we could not get a seat for the Happy Hour. The manager was very kind and sat us at a table near the bar and honored...More

Thank donnareerod
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We’ve been fans of Kefi since its original incarnation on West 79th Street. After last night, we’ll never go back again. We had a 7:00 pm reservation and showed up at the captain’s stand a few minutes early. A man and woman were behind the...More

1  Thank CatoUWS
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

First and last visit to this place. Best part of the evening was my beer. Called VOREIA. I recommend this pale ale. Took us an hour and fifteen minutes to get food. It came out piece meal and was all cold. Didn’t taste bad just...More

Thank George R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a meal here with 3 members of our party who are Greek. We found out not a single person who works or cooks there is Greek. We ordered several mezes. The food was ok. The octopus was probably the best thing we had...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Good neighborhood spot, part of why the UWS is so much fun. Good beer on tap. Appetizers are worth getting, humus and meatballs were good starters. Branzino had a little too much sauce.

Thank parkerw2014
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The only places to get fresh grilled fish in NYC are the Greek seafood restaurants. Many of them, particularly in Midtown, have a variety of fish, priced by the pound, and are very expensive. Kefi, on the Upper West Side (85th and Columbus) has a...More

Thank stephen m
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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: +1 914-231-7854
  • E-mail
MP Taverna is Chef Michael Psilakis' modern approach to traditional Greek cuisine. With three locations across the greater NY Area (Irvington, Astoria & Roslyn), each blends a bustling dining scene with a friendly, neighborhood approach. Guests are welcome lunch, dinner, brunch & happy hour and can enjoy a variety of Mediterranean inspired dishes like Grilled Octopus, Grandma's Meatballs with tzatziki and lemon, a lovely piece of Grilled Branzino or a tender, fall off the bone Lamb Shank Yiouvetsi. This is a mere sampling of the variety of dishes the restaurant offers, along with an extensive offering of seasonal cocktails, wine & craft beer.
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