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Dafni Greek Taverna

325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
+1 212-315-1010
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“moussaka” (41 reviews)
“baklava” (24 reviews)
“pita bread” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Greek restaurants in town and you know when you go to a good greek restaurant when all the waiters and the owners are actually Greek. Great food, great ambiance and good value for money.

1  Thank Peter7098
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dafni is pretty far west on 42nd street, at the fringe of the theater district. It's a friendly, cheerful place with excellent Greek food. Most of us are non meat eaters and there were many choices of vegetable mains or cold salad appetizers. Spicing is...More

Thank rcatesby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in about 2 hours before show time without a reservation. We were seated, but I could see that we threw them a curveball. If you want to go before seeing a show, make a reservation. The menu is good. I had a moussaka...More

Thank Stu B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Whenever we go to New York City, we enjoy eating lunch or dinner at this fabulous Greek restaurant. The first time we went there, we were concerned as we aooriached this restaurant, as it is right in front of the bus terminal on 42nd street,...More

Thank 15Eagles50
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Having been highly touted by our friends, we were quite disappointed. The Gyro meet was overcooked and very dry. We've had better off the street vendors. The lamb shish-ka-bob was served nicely off the skewers, but it was extremely tough and I could not finish...More

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Good food. Prices very afordable. The pastitsio was great. Would definitely come back

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We popped in here for dinner after seeing a show and before getting on our bus home. It was a convenient location right across from the bus terminal. We arrived at 4:30 and was immediately asked if we had a reservation which we did not....More

Thank Mary-Jo R
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

So much better than most theater district restaurants. Really great and authentic Greek food. Friendly and casual and quick enough.

Thank Doby47
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I grew up with Greek friends cooking great food. This food reminded me of their cooking. The tastes were amazing and the portions were good. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. It is close to Times Square but was quiet and intimate. We would...More

Thank ttpurplern
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food was delicious and plentiful -- and the walnut "cake" dessert with honey drizzled yogurt was scrumptious. Dafni is definitely a good choice for lunch before heading to the theater.

Thank Elle42002
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W 42nd St, between 8th Ave & 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6930
    (8th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Times Square NQRW, 123, S, close to Port Authority ACE.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-315-1010
  • E-mail
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