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Dafni Greek Taverna

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$$ - $$$
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325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930 (8th Avenue)
+1 212-315-1010
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Cape May, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped in here for dinner after seeing a show and before getting on our bus home. It was a convenient location right across from the bus terminal. We arrived at 4:30 and was immediately asked if we had a reservation which we did not. After a few minutes they decided to seat us and said we had one hour... More 

Thank Mary-Jo R
New York City, New York
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322 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much better than most theater district restaurants. Really great and authentic Greek food. Friendly and casual and quick enough.

Thank Doby47
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up with Greek friends cooking great food. This food reminded me of their cooking. The tastes were amazing and the portions were good. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. It is close to Times Square but was quiet and intimate. We would definitely go back!

Thank ttpurplern
Fairfield, Connecticut
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and plentiful -- and the walnut "cake" dessert with honey drizzled yogurt was scrumptious. Dafni is definitely a good choice for lunch before heading to the theater.

Thank Elle42002
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is good with plenty of authentic Greek dishes, though melitzanes (eggplants) were missing from the menu.. The avgolemono soup was absolutely fantastic, certainly worth the try! The portion of grilled octopus was generous, tasty and very well priced. The braised peas were a little disappointing, tasted like being thrown from frozen into the tomato sauce... The staff need... More 

Thank KaloPerasis
United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return trip to Dafni, this time for lunch. Located right near Port Authority , the restaurant offers a selection of its native Greek cuisine. The Greek omelet was our group's choice, and the portions were fine for a pre-theater lunch. Service was friendly, and our waitress handled the increasing crowd with a smile and efficiency. We appreciated... More 

Thank Allan W
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was overpriced. The chicken was tasteless and the vegetables were burnt. Would not return. Service was decent.

Thank Tiff516
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant used to be a stop whenever we were in NYC but when we went last January, we could see new faces and we believe that the administration has changed. We had made a reservation and were seated to our table. We ordered our food, moussaka for all four of us and the salad that comes with it. Well,... More 

Thank flyaway24
Bristol, Connecticut
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396 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We needed to have a quick meal before heading home and since we were on 42nd, we decided to try Dafni. If you are looking for elegance, this is not our place, but the food is very good no the less. We were told in advance that we could have the table for just over a hour and we appreciated... More 

Thank jer b
Keller TX
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place was a great find! Right across from the Port Authority, yet not the tourists places normally found in TS. The place was empty when we got there (3 of us) but lots of food deliveries were picked up. The service was fine, not hovering over us, but came right over when we needed. The food was great! Walnut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
    (8th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Times Square NQRW, 123, S, close to Port Authority ACE.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-315-1010

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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