Jampacked nightly despite its oversized proportions, this restaurant on the Upper West Side is a popular destination for reasonably priced Greek cuisine in hearty portions. Recently relocated from West 79th St, Kefi's 200-seat location on Columbus Avenue has the addition of an ouzo-dispensing contraption and pumped-up menu offerings, such as the Kefi Burger. The interior of the new location also has has white stucco walls, weathered beams, and a blue-hued mosaic of a wave. Traditional Greek fill the menu, including souvlaki, meatballs, and sheep-milk dumplings, and a selection of Greek wines are available.
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From Food & Wine , MAY 2009
Michael Psilakis (an F&W Best New Chef 2008) relocated Kefi to a bigger space but still serves Greek specialties like...MORE
From Food & Wine , AUG 2010
...I have as my guide Michael Psilakis, the chef at the taverna Kefi and the gastropub Gus and Gabriel in Manhattan (and an F&W Best New Chef 2008), who has come to explore...MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
No one does Greek cuisine more beautifully than budding superstar Michael Psilakis, who also owns <strong>Anthos</strong> in Midtown and the brand-new <strong>Mia Dona</strong> (with business partner Donatella Arpaia). The overflowing nightly crowds at Kefi—which serves homestyle Greek dishes rather than the modernized ones at Psilakis’s other two restaurants—have persuaded the chef to move Kefi into a bigger space this summer.
We loved: Sheep’s-milk dumplings with tomato, feta and spicy lamb sausage; mussels with gigante beans and feta.