A Closer Look at the New Kefi and Its Expanded Menu

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This week, Donatella Arpaia and Michael Psilakis finally reopened Kefi for dinner service (brunch and lunch will soon follow). As the magazine pointed out, “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 $16.95. There’s even a new three-course prix fixe for $16.95.” Here now, a look inside as well as a glimpse at the newly expanded dinner menu (we’ll add the lunch and brunch menus momentarily).

Meze
Greek Salad - $6.50
Selection of Spreads: Yogurt, “Caviar”, Eggplant, Chickpea (for two) - $9.95
Warm Fingerling Potato, Haricot Verts, Feta, Olives - $6.95
Warm Feta, Tomatoes, Capers, Anchovy, Peppers, Olives, Pita Bread - $6.95
Stuffed Cabbage, Rice, Zucchini, Cauliflower - $5.95
Crispy Calamari - $7.50
Grilled Octopus, Bean Salad - $9.95
Crispy Cod, Garlic Potatoes, Tomato - $7.50
Mussels, Gigante Beans, Feta - $6.95
Grilled Sardines, Chopped “Greek Salad,” Garlic Sauce - $8.95
Crispy Sweetbreads - $7.95
House-made Cypriot Sausage, cucumber, radish, olives, tzatztiki - $7.50
Meatballs, Roasted Garlic, Olives, Tomato - $6.25

Sandwich (served with Greek fries)
Chicken Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $11.95
Pork Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $13.95
Chickpea, Eggplant & Bulgur Fritter, Tahini, Pita Bread - $10.9
Shaved Roasted Pork, Gyro Spices, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $12.95
House-made Lamb Gyro, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $12.95
Kefi burger - $9.95

Macaronia (Sheep Milk Ravioli, Brown Butter and Sage) - $9.95
Flat Pasta, Pulled Braised Rabbit, Graviera Cheese - $11.95
Shrimp, Orzo, Spinach, Tomato, Feta - $13.95
Kefi Mac & Cheese $9.95
Sheep’s Milk Dumplings, Tomato, Pine Nuts, Spicy Lamb Sausage - $13.95
Tubular Pasta, Greek Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Tomato, Feta - $11.95
Poultry, Fish & Meat (Grilled Swordfish, Tomato, Cauliflower, Olives - $16.50
Grilled Branzino, Potato, Olive, Tomato - $16.95
Pan Seared Striped Bass, Green Beans, Potato, Capers, Olives - $15.95
Roasted Lemon Chicken, Potato, Garlic, Dill - $13.95
Pork Medallions, Spicy Peppers, Capers, Lemon - $14.95
Hanger Steak, Sausage, Brocolli Rabe, Manouri, Sun-Dried Tomatoes - $15.50
Braised Lamb Shank, Orzo - $15.95
Broken Mousaka - $11.95

Sides
Fresh Cut Greek Fries - $4.50
Lemon Roasted Potatoes - $4.75
Broccoli Rabe - $5.50
Stringbeans - $5.00
Stewed Cauliflower - $5.00
Kefi Creamed Spinach - $5.50

Prix Fixe - $16.95
Choice of Appetizer, Entrée & Dessert

Appetizer
Greek Salad
Mussels, Gigante Beans, Feta
Meatballs, Roasted Garlic, Olives, Tomato

Entrée
Sheep Milk Ravioli, Brown Butter and Sage
Rigatoni, Greek Sausage, Peppers, Tomato, Feta
Any Sandwich
Roasted Lemon Chicken, Potato, Garlic, Dill
Pork Medallions, Spicy Peppers, Capers, Lemon
Grilled Branzino, Potato, Olive, Tomato ($5.00 Supp.)

Dessert
Rice Pudding, Candied Apple Marmalade, Walnuts
Walnut Cake


Brunch Menu

Breakfast (served with Greek home fries)
Scrambled Eggs - $7.95
Fried Eggs - $7.95
Tomato, Onion & Feta Frittata - $9.95
Spinach Pie Frittata - $9.95
Greek Eggs Benedict (creamed spinach, graviera, crispy pita) - $9.95
Kefi Egg Pita Wrap (scrambled egg, greek sausage, fried potato, spicy & sweet peppers) - $8.95
Sautéed Vegetable Omelet - $9.95
BFT (bacon, feta & tomato) - $8.95
Lemon Pistachio Pancakes - $8.95
French Toast, Candied Apples & Walnuts - $9.95
Greek Yogurt, Preserved Fruit, Granola - $8.95

Meze
Greek Salad - $6.50
Greek Spreads: Yogurt, “Caviar”, Eggplant, Chickpea (for two) - $9.95
Warm Feta, Tomato, Caper, Anchovy, Pepper, Olive, Pita Bread - $6.95
Crispy Calamari - $6.95
Mussels, Gigantes Beans, Feta - $6.95
Grilled Octopus, Bean Salad - $9.95
Homemade Cypriot Sausage, Cucumber, Radish, Olives - $6.95
Meatballs, Roasted Garlic, Olives, Tomato - $5.95

Salad
Greek Salad - $8.95
Arugula & Chicory, Dried Cherry, Apricots & Dates, Walnuts, Manouri, Raspberry-Cretan-Thyme-Honey Vinaigrette - $8.95
Bitter Greens, Orange Segments, Green Olives, Shaved Fennel, Graviera, Red Onion, Orange Blossom-Coriander Vinaigrette - $8.95
Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato, Lountza, Hard Boiled Egg, Graviera, Crispy Shallots, Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette - $8.95

Above Salads Served With Choice of Grilled…
Chicken - $10.95
Shrimp & Crab - $12.95
Hanger Steak & Greek Sausage - $13.95

Chopped Greek Cobb: Chicken, Roast Pork, Feta, Onion, Peppers, Hard Boiled Egg, Sun-Dried Tomato & Yogurt Vinaigrette -$12.95

Sandwich (served with Greek fries)
Chicken Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $10.95
Pork Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $11.95
Chick Pea, Eggplant & Bulgur Fritter, Tahini, Pita Bread - $9.95
Shaved Roasted Pork, Gyro Spices, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $11.95
House-made Lamb Gyro - $11.95
Kefi Burger - $9.95

Pasta
Sheep Milk Ravioli, Brown Butter and Sage - $9.95
Shrimp, Orzo, Spinach, Tomato, Feta - $12.95
Mac & Cheese - $8.95
Sheep’s Milk Dumplings, Tomato, Pine Nuts, Spicy Lamb Sausage - $11.95
Tubular Pasta, Greek Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Tomato, Feta - $11.95


Lunch Menu

Meze
Greek Salad - $6.50
Greek Spreads: Yogurt, “Caviar”, Eggplant, Chickpea (for two) - $9.95
Warm Feta, Tomato, Caper, Anchovy, Pepper, Olive, Pita Bread - $6.95
Crispy Calamari - $6.95
Mussels, Gigante Beans, Feta - $6.95
Grilled Octopus, Bean Salad - $9.95
Homemade Cypriot Sausage, Cucumber, Radish, Olives - $6.95
Meatballs, Roasted Garlic, Olives, Tomato - $5.95

Salad
Greek Salad - $8.95
Arugula & Chicory, Dried Cherry, Apricots & Dates,Walnuts, Manouri, Raspberry-Cretan-Thyme-Honey Vinagrette - $8.95
Bitter Greens, Orange Segments, Green Olives, Shaved Fennel, Graviera, Red Onion, Orange Blossom-Corriander Vinagrette - $8.95
Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato, Lountza, Hard Boiled Egg, Graviera, Crispy Shallots, Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette - $8.95

Above Salads Served With Choice Of
...Grilled Chicken - $10.95
...Grilled Shrimp & Crab - $12.95
...Grilled Hanger Steak & Dried Greek Sausage - $13.95

Chopped Greek Cobb: Chicken, Roast Pork, Feta, Onion,Peppers, Hard Boiled egg, Sun-Dried Tomato & Yogurt Vinaigrette - $12.95

Sandwich (served with Greek fries)
Chicken Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $10.95
Pork Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $11.95
Chick Pea, Eggplant & Bulgur Fritter, Tahini, Pita Bread - $9.95
Shaved Roasted Pork, Gyro Spices, Tzatziki, Pita Bread - $11.95
House-made Lamb Gyro - $11.95
Kefi Burger - $9.95

Pasta, Fish & Lamb
Sheep Milk Ravioli, Brown Butter and Sage - $9.95
Shrimp, Orzo, Spinach, Tomato, Feta - $12.95
Mac & Cheese - $8.95
Sheep’s Milk Dumplings, Tomato, Pine Nuts, Spicy Lamb Sausage - $11.95
Tubular Pasta, Greek Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Tomato, Feta - $10.95
Grilled Branzino, Potato, Olive, Tomato - $16.95
Grilled Swordfish, Tomato, Cauliflower, Olives - $16.50
Braised Lamb Shank, Orzo - $15.95

Kefi Lunch Combo
Soup & Half Sandwich - $9.95
Soup & Half Greek Cobb Salad - $11.95
Soup & Half Salad (no supplemental proteins available) - $9.95


Dessert Menu

Walnut Cake, Walnut Ice Cream - $5.95
Galaktobouriko, Orange Spoon Fruit - $5.95
Yogurt, Kataifi, Almonds, Quince, Honey, Mint - $4.95
Chocolate & Sesame Cake, Sesame Sorbet - $7.95
Rice Pudding, Candied Apple Marmalade, Walnuts - $5.95
Ice Cream (Chocolate, Vanilla, Maple Walnut) - $3.95
Sorbet (Sesame, Pomegranate) - 3.95

Coffee

Coffee - $2.50
Espresso - $3.50
Café Latte - $3.50
Cappuccino - $4.00
Greek Coffee - $4.50
Frappe - $3.00

Tea

Earl Grey - $2.50
English Breakfast - $2.50
Chamomile - $2.50
Peppermint - $2.50


Kefi, 505 Columbus Ave., nr. 84th St.; 212-873-0200

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