Kefi at Yorgos

4.3
70 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome to Kefi at Yorgos, a Mediterranean Taverna located in the heart of Lancaster City. Kefi, meaning “good humor,” takes traditional Greek dishes and adds a modern flare. Come join us in our beautiful Mediterranean Blue Room for a dining experience like no other. Whether for date night, family dinner, or a corporate dining event, Kefi will provide the perfect atmosphere for a memorable and elevated dining experience.
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Virginia
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Delicious food, attentive service, great atmosphere (but noisy). Reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible, long wait for our food and it came out cold.

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PolinaV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food took a while to come out. The entrees were ok. The apps were good and the traditional entrees were really good. Our waitress Nicole was really the best part of our time there. If it wasn’t for her, our experience would have been much worse. Overall would go back and give it another try. Big thanks to Nicole!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasurable first visit.

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JohnB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We like to try new places and we have been missing out on this place for many years. We are glad we finally gave it a try, we will certainly be back again soon.

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vipRandiJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was very good. The waitress was excellent, but the service was very slow for a Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM. There were only 5 tables occupied, but they put us right next to another table with no space between us at all. It would have been uncomfortable in regular times, but especially during a pandemic. I regret not bringing this to their attention.

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vipTaranichelson
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish. Everything we ordered was delicious and we very much enjoyed our dinner.

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vipJaneFranklin
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very relaxing, upscale atmosphere. Terrific grilled Greek Salad with addition of salmon. Salmon was a very generous portion. Visit Yorgo's at least once a month, and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was authentic Greek and traditional fare. Staff was excellent and owner checked on our experience and offered us a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary.
Superb night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was cooked to perfection! The wait staff was kind and accommodating. They allowed for an enjoyable evening while catering to our every need. Job well done by all! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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vipBklyn55Foodie
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food from some really nice staff. All selections on menu are tasty. Highly recommend.

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ArthurA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food. Great place for dinner or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and value

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KimS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Quality food always!

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vipLoveroffood
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the owners make it special. Their creativity mixed with fantastic food makes it a special place. They actually set up individual tent bubbles over each table with heaters which made it magical outside on the deck. Again, thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

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vipRobinN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It took a very long time for a server to come to our table. Even though there were only 4 tables and two servers in our area the service was very slow.

Our appetizer was great, but my entree was overly salty.

The servers and one of the cooks and a manager seemed to know some of the other patrons and spent lots of time talking loudly with them, while paying less attention to other customers.

The servers had ill fitting masks and patrons were not wearing them away from their tables.

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MichaelG
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kefi at Yorgos is a great place. Great food, good price, nice atmosphere ... It's one of our favorite places in Lancaster.

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Kyle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took a trip to Lancaster and I made a reservation for Kefi at Yorgos after exploring the menu. I ordered a full Bronzino fish and my wife ordered the salmon. We also had the mussels appetizer. The food was dynamite and very reasonable. The drinks were made well and the service was excellent. Looking forward to going back next time we’re in town!

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timatbelmont
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first experience at Yorgo's. Having been an icon in the city for decades, I'm embarrassed to have not tried it previously.....but Saturday was the day. I booked a table for 2 at Kefi.....we showed up and was taken upstairs to a lavishly decorated facility. Freshly, tastefully decorated mid-to-high end setting. as they dropped the menu off, I was surprised as it was not what I expected. I (we) wanted a more "bar-food" menu. I told the waitress my dilemma and she quickly headed downstairs to save us a table. we were greeted with the same pleasant host and escorted to a great table....this is what I was looking for....at this time! the beer selection is very good and diverse, the food portions wee very satisfying and the prices were in line with the the Lancaster market. My overall rating is high, so get in early, as they only have seating for 30, and about 14 at the bar!

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Gloria
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience here, and the atmosphere and the food were great! We enjoyed having table conversation without having to raise our voices over music or other noise, which was a big plus also. We’ll be back!

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luv2eat
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends for the first time there and we loved it we will definitely be back food was amazing and very clean place service was great and very nice owners.

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nsmnsm
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! We had the valentines special of duck with wild grain rice, asparagus and a raspberry sauce. The duck was cooked perfectly! Drinks are amazing and the Cesar salad was very good. Great restaurant for a special occasion and I cannot speak highly enough for the young mad that plays the saxophone, creates a great ambiance you cannot find at other restaurants in the area. We will certainly be coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentines dinner. Unfortunately there was a special menu for the holiday, was looking forward to try other things on their actual menu. The margarita was horrible, was pretty much tequila and lime juice, might has well got a couple shots of tequila. The music on the saxophone was great, he was taking requests, we asked him to to play our wedding song, it wasn’t on him music reader thing so he played the actual song on the portable speaker. Everything else was great. Food was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We loved the live music !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was excellent. Food and service were exceptional.

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SeanD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. First visit and we will be going back!!

JM
JanM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very attractive setting. Food was good. Service was excellent. Quiet.

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DavidD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we enjoyed everything about it. Planning a return.

RB
RobertB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Pleasant surprise.

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jodim
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a swim meet and we asked for a good local restaurant and Yorgos was recommended. Arrived early and they still accommodated us and then apologized for the wait which was only a few minutes. Absolutely loved it.

LK
vipLynnaK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service for our group of 10.

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m3driver
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A trip to Lancaster should include dinner at Kefi ... great food, drinks and service!

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KevinK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were in a situation where we had 1 and a half hours before are next event and needed somewhere to eat. Kefi was the restaurant we decided upon. Are expectations were exceeded! We booked a table for two on OpenTable. We were greeted by the Maitre d' who identified that we booked a table for two at Kefi, which was upstairs. We were seated promptly. Drink orders were taken quickly. The atmosphere was perfect for our conversation. Our food was very good. Will definitely be back!

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vipmelissar
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kefi at Yorgo’s is consistently great! We are never disappointed!!

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JuliaD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely decor. Friendly service. Very good food, for reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a reservation and were asked if we’d like to sit on rooftop restaurant, to which we said yes. When we got up there, it was very noisy due to a music festival being held 1/2 block away. So we chose to sit indoors on the 2nd floor. We were the only patrons on that level for the entire meal. There were many people at the first floor bar and the rooftop. So although it was odd that it was so empty , we loved our food: a shared appetizer of breaded and fried eggplant which was delicious, not greasy. I had Chilean sea bass , Mediterranean style which was cooked In wine and olive oil with plenty of capers to add to the flavor. My partner had salmon baked in paper (can’t remember the French name) he had Caesar salad and I had a garden salad . Both the entrees were delicious. The salad was average. We ended with a shared baklava, which was wonderful, with perhaps more of the sweet honeyed sauce than I am used to. Overall , we thought the food was great, the service was attentive , we would have preferred Greek music over the Motown and other rock to add to the ambience. Although their menu on the website showed no prices, leading us to believe it would be very expensive, we thought it was reasonable for a good meal, with our entrees $21 and $26. Perhaps not advertising prices is scaring people away.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We waited 1 1/2 hrs for our food!! They gave a lame excuse that they were busy. There were 3 tables occupied on the third floor where we sat outside, no one on the second and three people at the bar on the first floor. I ordered tuna it was ok but my wife had lamb chops severely over cooked.
I will never be back.

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vipmelissar
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at Kefi recently with another couple. It was a sunny and warm late spring evening and we were able to sit out on the deck overlooking Orange Street in Lancaster City. The service could not have been any better and both the food and cocktails were absolutely delectable! We enjoyed talking to another group of guests who traveled from Reading, Pa to dine at Kefi and they were as equally pleased as us. In addition, the owners come around to each table say hello which adds to the experience!

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Kefi at Yorgos is rated 4.3 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.