Our Serbian family! Always welcome us with warm greeting and awesome food (and drinks)!
GEEAT, as always!!!!
Hidden gem with excellent authentic food. Live music as well.
Outstanding wine list from region of cuisine. Food is lusty and decent value. Mixed grill for 2 is interesting and capable. Some noise reduction would help. Agreeable folks at work there.
The finest experience of non pretentious dinning while enjoying extraordinary food
Burger was undercooked. It's also cash only, and that's not clear until you pay.
I live in the neighborhood and have been coming here for years but not so often. I want to like KAFANA more but the staff almost always acts as if they are being put out. Food is very good and excellent value which is what brings there on occasion.
Place is nice and food is amazing.
However tables are small and very close to each other, which makes it noisy and the back of your chair is touching the one behind you.
Service was ok (if you don't mind waiting 20 min for someone to take your order) but no one told us that we had to pay cash (no sign, note or a verbal notification), so we had to waste time going to a near by ATM, then break the money...
The experience was excellent! The food was delicious and the entire experience made me feel fonder of my Serbian girlfriend. It all was wonderful!
Only negative is cash only which is u acceptable.
We were NOT informed that our reservation has hour and a half limitation, since there was new reservations after and we were instructed to leave the place after one hour od being there, so we were basically kicked out on New Years eve. For half an hour waitresses were sitting next to our table, arguing, folding table cloths and preparing for celebration, like the staff were alone and it was really unpleasant for us.
only take cash which is suspect. Bread was good , but that is all.
the best lamb shank in town... but remember to bring cash $
Wonderful food, very good wine selection and great service - best of all, it smells like my grandmother’s kitchen!
friends celebrating work promotions
Great authentic little spot. Delicious food and great service. My fav: Karadjordjeva steak!
Delicious food but service is poor. On Firday night they were literally trying to kick us out saying that next reservation is here and we don’t have time for dessert ( and it was my birthday).
Authentic Serbians with the best flavors since my South Chicago family Popovich.. needs tumburiza music
Delicious and lovely as usual! CEVAPI! Hvala lepo!
We gathered at this beautiful restaurant for a family gathering. Do not miss this lovely place. The ambiance and food are outstanding!
Kafana was a great introduction to Serbian food. The Prebranac was delicious, and we tried some orange wine which was also very good.
Delicious hearty food and great ambiance. Service can be a bit slow though...
Delicious food, great selection of wines from Balkans and professional staff
Outstanding food and ambiance
I would take my Serbian family members here whenever they are in town.
Always welcome us as part of the family! Truly appreciate every experience at Kafana! Thank you
Excellent service and even better food! Highly recommend
They kick you out at 10 pm , we got the dinner at 9 and have to be out by 10 pm on Friday night , not really the best setup.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is consistently amazing, the service good and on Friday night, if you manage to get a table around 10pm, the music will take you straight to the Balkans.
The food, the wine, the service, the ambiance - always perfect, authentic and warm. Thank you!
Overall experience was great.
The only inconvenience is that they don’t accept credit cards. We had to use the atm next door and pay a fee...
If you want to try some authentic Balkan food and try out some of the finest balkan wine you have to go there !!!
My son had been looking forward to a revisit to Kafana for three years. He is adopted from Serbia and loves your food. Me too. Already looking forward to our next New York visit.
Always fantastic food and hospitality. A frequent recommendation to friends.
Always delish and unique, Kafana is a YES for any occasion; even for none.
As always, amazing.
Kafana is a superb restaurant that features all the best dishes from former Yugoslavia. I went there with my family to enjoy some of my favorite childhood dishes like Šopska, Cevapi, and Karadjordjeva. We had some delicious Croatian wine to accompany our meal, in addition to fresh bread with a delicious Red Pepper Spread. Following our meal we indulged in the Kesten pire sa šlagom (chestnut spread with whipped) cream, which I had never had and was won over by immediately. We also tried the walnut sponge cake and sour cherry pie. It was all very affordable, authentic and delicious. I can't wait to go back.
Best food, service and ambiance! They do such a great job here and the wine list is outstanding. Well-curated and focused on the Balkans and Eastern Europe, which pairs perfectly with their delicious food. This place has been consistently wonderful for years.
Serbian food hadn't really been on my radar, so it was a treat to discover it at Kafana. The Serbian salad was amazing (those tomatoes seemed fresh-picked), and both the bean stew with smoked ribs and the lamb & spinach stew were stellar. The wait staff were friendly but not in-your-face friendly. Not fancy, but a lovely neighborhood restaurant.
Great meal, was so good I went back the next night.
Try the pleskavica (Serb burger)!
Kafana offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 353-8000.
Kafana is rated 4.7 stars by 406 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.