Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5pm-10pm; Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm
B, C at 86th St.
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70th St. to 96th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.
After two years of turning away practically pitch-fork-wielding mobs of souvlaki-starved customers they didn’t have room for, Kefi’s Michael Psilakis and Donatella Arpaia have traded up to a bigger space. Aside from 130 more seats, the new Kefi has much to offer that the old Kefi did not: namely a credit-card machine, a reservationist, brunch, lunch, and some kind of ouzo-dispensing contraption. The rustic Greek dinner menu remains intact, with the addition of several new items including a Kefi burger. And the prices remain shockingly low, with appetizers ranging from $5.95 to $9.95, and pastas and entrées from $9.95 to $17.50. There’s even a new three-course prix fixe for $16.95. Now, that’s a recession special.Note
As good as the pastas and main courses are, it’s fun to make a meal out of several meze and sample the ouzo selection along the way.Ideal Meal
R.P.: Spreads to share, meatball soup, pasta with braised rabbit, or pork souvlaki. R.R.: Warm Feta, crispy cod, walnut cake with walnut ice cream.