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Jul 11, 2008 03:40 PM

When is Kefi moving?

Does anyone know when Kefi (upper West 70's) is supposed to move into their new space?

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  1. keeps gettin gpushed back... now i am hearing august (hopefully)

    1. where is the new location and are they still serving at their location on 79th Street. I was planning to go in two weekends, now I guess I better check before hand.

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      1. re: G3B

        Yes they are still serving at 79th...not sure where they are moving to exactly, but they will be taking credit cards...

          1. re: G3B

            The new space will take reservations...just there last space is expected to open late August early Sept

            1. re: fennelfiend

              thanks for the info. how was the food? what are some must haves and avoids? kefi has been on my to try list but never got around to it due to location.

              1. re: G3B

                The food is great and really affordable...try the meatballs, pork medallions, sheep's milk ravioli and greek salad...remember to bring cash...

                1. re: fennelfiend

                  thanks for the info, will defintely post if we end up going, do they have enough good non meat dishes? One friend does not eat red meat, only chicken, no beef, lamb or veal.

                  1. re: G3B

                    it will be where Loft was, Columbus and 84/85th on the East side of the street. Should make everything better with that move...building permits have Kefi LLC on them in the window...a subtle hint....

                    1. re: G3B

                      The sheep milk ravioli w/ brown butter and sage is delicious!

                  2. re: fennelfiend

                    Went last Thursday, ordered 5 different appetizers, given that it was cash only and we weren't sure how much the bill would come out to be. We were stuffed as they were pretty large appetizers. The sheep's milk dumplings and grilled octopus salad were terrific.

            2. They are now estimating a mid-September move. After they move Kefi to Columbus, management will be keeping the space and changing it to an American Bistro style restaraunt.

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              1. re: justinb914

                Yup, the hostess confirmed this for me last night. they will be on columbus between 84th and 85th. the old location will be an american bistro.

                And BTW, i haven't been there in 6 months and everything is STILL amazing. love this place.

                1. re: kelea

                  Is Kefi still open for regular business until the move in mid September? I have a friend visiting NYC next week, and I wanted to confirm whether it would still be open on west 79th next weekend.

                  1. re: phoenikia

                    It was still open at regular hours as of yesterday. You should just call ahead just to make sure though.

                      1. re: phoenikia

                        BTW, I live across trhe street from where the new Kefi will be, I think a late Sept will not happen. BY the looks of it they have not done any constructions since the pizza place left....unlike UWS shake shack which is always full of workers...

              2. Any word on when they're actually moving?

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                1. re: sardinefan

                  I walked by the old 79th location tonight and it looked to be in full swing. Last I heard they were having what they described as nit-picky issues with building/health inspectors. I must admit they are loosing business from some loyal fans in the meanwhile as we're never sure if they'll be there...

                  1. re: JiSLi

                    This is the week. Wednesday I believe is the opening at the new joint.

                  1. re: kelea

                    they just opened on 84/85 st and Columbus--I plan to go--

                    1. re: marlie202

                      the new Kefi accepts credit cards-