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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
505 Columbus Ave, Between 84 & 85 Street, New York City, NY 10024-4467
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here - slim pickings for reasonable quality food in NYC especially on UWS where bland food is in. The demise of TLV nearby means even fewer places so if you are looking for mediteranean food Id suggest you come here. Good lunch specials...More

Thank Con B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be succinct. The cocktails were mediocre, they read better than the execution. The food was ok. The calamari was good, the grilled octopus wasn't so good - rather more mushy in the center than I like. The mixed grill was mixed indeed. It consisted...More

Thank TravellingTrio720
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a busy evening, there were many people. Food was ready quite fast, they brought bread with some spread, which was good. Food was of good quality, not extremely good but tasty. A bit noisy, but OK service.

Thank Liubov L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have heard about Kefi for years and have always wanted to try it....as luck would have it walking around UWS with some out-of-town visitors who were in the mood for Greek food. Beautiful and comfortable dining room. There's even another dining area almost as big...More

Thank MK330
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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

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
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
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  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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
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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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