YEFSI

4.6
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1080 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
YEFSI Estiatorio is a Taste of Greece in the Upper East Side.
Greek dining is as social an experience as it is culinary. Mezedes are the centerpiece of Christos’ menu, influenced by his travels throughout the Greek Isles to gain inspiration.
YEFSI features the traditional and contemporary Greek specialties, such as grilled whole fish, prime chops, meats and an eclectic selection of contemporary appetizers.

YEFSI Estiatorio, lead by Executive Chef/Owner, Christos Christou is a stand-alone restaurant. It is not affiliated with any other locations within Manhattan.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced-- Just an upscale Greek Diner in nicer surroundings.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated immediately and the service was great. Our server was very friendly, quick and had even provided a free dessert for my girlfriend’s birthday.

It was notably hot inside the restaurant during December and I’d suggest turning the heat down a bit.

Overall great experience though.

O
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meeting old friends

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Initially we were thrilled to be seated in the rear of the restaurant. The cozy back room was a lovely treat and much more quiet than the main dining room. Unfortunately, just as our meal was served, a large party of 20 was seated and the noise level went up. We could barely hold a conversation over theirs.
The food was good and the ambience would have been perfect. I'll call ahead next time to assure this doesn't happen again.

JW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what I wanted that evening for my wife and two kids. Very well greeted by the manager, waitress, and staff. The Italian feel, except greek!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow I always manage to get a reservation easily even though they are always packed. Consistently good food, beautiful ambience, great waitstaff, healthful Mediterranean cuisine. Great neighborhood restaurant.

EH
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

CR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was wonderful, service was great.....but the noise level was intolerable!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Spanakopita and Lavraki grilled fish. Mama Joe at my breakfast coffee cart on 47th street knows them and says they are good people. Going once a week for dinner!

JE
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very excellent, except the Tzatziki has been better the many times that I have been at this restaurant. I still will recommend this place to many people and the location was great for myself living by thee river.

w
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an authentic Greek restaurant, and for those who want Mediterranean cuisine, there’s much to choose from in their extensive menu. The food is consistently delicious.The service is attentive and the waitstaff is ready to please. I have been here a number of times and have never been disappointed.

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful home style Greek- no pretensions; excellent service!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed no/low salt, spray oil rather than olive oil - very accommodating!! And food was delicious as well!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food etc. got very noisy!

E
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a favorite for us to go alone, or to bring friends and family. Delicious, and lovely atmosphere.

KS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We are exploring restaurants in our new neighborhood and were recommended to try Yefsi. We were pleased with the service, the food and the casual atmosphere. We were told it was noisy but our accommodating host found us a lovely table in the garden room. We will be glad to dine there again.

LW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Horribly noisy. Could barely hear my date speak. Waiter was not attentive. While the food was good, it was a terrible social experience. Lots of Greek restaurants in NYC that are more quiet.

n
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our main courses were very good, and service was fine. But, restaurant loses points for skimpy portion on the spreads and over-priced drinks.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine food and service.

E
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood Greek restaurant. Great food, comfortable and warm.
we've been there many times and still a favorite for us.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special evening when we dine at Yefsi Greek Restaurant. The food is superb, the ambience wonderful and the service is excellent. It’s our favorite place when meeting our daughters or friends for dinner where no one has ever left feeling less than thrilled with the evening.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and for tatted even better! Will visit again soon.

KJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visitors from out of town and needed a place for a quick family catchup. YEFSI popped up. We didn't know what to expect but it was everything and more for the evening. Great food (tons of shareable plates) and the dessert hit the spot.

WB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was greek and super nice and attentive. Loved the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yefsi is a great place for an evening meal or special occasion. The food is delicious (especially the “yefsi chips”) and the service is great.

f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

enjoy the food very much. sat in the rear garden area which was very nice.
we had an excellent waiter (don't know his name)

AL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, a little pricey, but we enjoy every bite. The staff is warm and welcoming.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food. Nice wait staff. A bit cramped and definitely loud. Something to absorb the sound a bit would make it even better.

DJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu of nice dishes that we found easy to choose for ourselves, as well as the kids.

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food and the people! Wonderful neighborhood feel.

A
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

excellent service and very, very good Greek food. a bit pricey (particularly the wine list and a $17 martini!), so don't go as often as I would like, but when looking to treat ourselves, always a great experience.

OD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to Yefsi. No matter where you sit, the noise level is somewhat loud. Service and food is excellent!

w
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We like this restaurant and the apps were great, but the entrees were disappointing this time. Overcooked fish and soggy green beans...not up to par. We will go back again because usually the food is much better but something was off this night and it took too long to get our check.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service and while the food was good (average) it is way overpriced. There are better Greek spots in the city for this price range.

v
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had the haloumi cheese and yefsi chips to start and grilled salmon. Both were delicious. The service is quick and responsive. The restaurant was full and the noise levels a bit too high. I would certainly recommend restaurant but suggest sitting toward the back where it is quieter.

r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food but noisy

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice, cozyy restaurant with good food and caring manager and its best feuture is that there is NO TV anywhere in the restaurant which is so annoying at other places. Restaurants are for eating and talking and NOT watching insipid TV shows.

t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. A bit noisy. Great service. Server should replace dirty utensils in between meals instead of just putting them back on the table.