City Pulse

By Jamie Grill

If “tasty and affordable” excites you then we think Kefi’s spacious new digs are bound to guide you in like a beacon. This past December, Owners Michael Psilakis and Donatella Arpaia moved Kefi from West 79th Street to a much bigger space on Columbus Avenue.

The larger version of the Greek restaurant still has high-quality food at startling prices. The Greek salad is a great starter and features the softest feta that just melts in your mouth. There are plenty of great glasses of wine and ouzo and beautifully plated entrees like the sheep milk ravioli with brown butter and sage and the shrimp and orzo dish with spinach, tomato, and feta will have you planning your next visit during the first.

The new two-story space is divided into a few smaller dining rooms, so whichever room you’re in feels more cozy and intimate than the size should allow. The tables in the front are packed in tight, but the back is a bit more free. Make sure to make a reservation as the process of getting seated is a bit chaotic, since you aren’t the only one who wants to eat great food at low, low prices.

Kefi
505 Columbus Ave at West 84th Street
212-873-0200

Originally published January 2009
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