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Yefsi Estiatorio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1481 York Ave, New York City, NY 10075-8842
+1 212-535-0293
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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New York City, New York
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1,729 reviews
906 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 841 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Yefsi Estiatonigrio on York last night, and really enjoyed the pretty venue, the outstanding and friendly service, and the happy diners. Cleanliness was very good, including the men's room. The mezze was excellent; I particularly liked the spicy feta and the hummus had a wonderful taste and aroma of garlic. The pita was good, albeit some pieces... More 

Thank robcurtross
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've known Yefsi and chef/owner Chris for many years...it has been one of my NYC favorites since it opened. I don't miss living in New York but I do miss eating at Yefsi...whenever I have to be in the city, I comfort myself with Chris' amazing plates!

Thank Ken C
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, and not just because I live two blocks away:) The food is ALWAYS amazing and the service is excellent. I've never had a bad meal here and they are always so warm and welcoming. I've tried just about every dish on the menu and love them all. It's definitely a hidden... More 

Thank tracydepascale
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came to New York for a 4 day holiday and to see all the great and amazing sites New York has to offer .....we decided we wand t visit a Greek restaurant,we went on the web and yelfsi looked ideal,as they catered for my severely disabled little girls needs who is in a wheelchair......as soon as we walked in... More 

Thank Helen S
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343 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Wants to try something new in the neighborhood and found this on OpenTable. What took me so long to find the place?!?! Great food, great looking restaurant, excellent service. Greek food that was fresh, tasty and interesting. Loved this place!

Thank nycfamilyt2013
New South Wales, Australia
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Visiting New York from Australia and decided to try Greek tonight, well in all honesty by far one of the best Greek restaurants we have ever dined. Down to the basics, simple Greek food with know contemporary modern twists. Lamb Yiouvetsi, Lamb Souvlaki, Greek Salad, Oven baked Fetta, Beetroot with Skordalia and keep the Mastiha coming on the rocks and... More 

Thank VEM59
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a great Upper East Side greek restaurant with great food and a wonderful vibe. Yefsi has great energy and is great for a date night or with a group of friends or family. Their menu is made for sharing. Lots of wonderful mezedes to start all around $15 from shrimp, optopus, sausages, gigande beans, dips, etc, you could... More 

Thank Desiree F
New York City, New York
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271 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The good feeling about Yefsi began the moment we walked in except for the noise level in the main dining room. We were fortunate to be seated in the beautiful and cozy back room which was so much quieter...and prettier. Our server, Ria, was exceptional. Thoughtful, warm and friendly and very helpful throughout our meal. I am always very affected... More 

1 Thank RBJoelson
Jersey City, New Jersey
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244 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Would classified it as a great neighborhood greek joint. I will probably not drive from jersey city specifically to eat there, but when I visit my friends in the area, I will certainly go back. As I say often, with so many choices around, you really have one chance to impress the customer. And they did. The Saganaki was perfect,... More 

Thank Alain L
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the UES area, being a Saturday night we made a booking for 3 in the late afternoon for 7pm sitting. Lucky we did as it was busy when we arrived. But we were served speedily and food arrived quickly. Great selection of Greek wines to accompany the traditional meals. We were more than satisfied with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1481 York Ave, New York City, NY 10075-8842
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-535-0293

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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