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Rafina Restaurant - CLOSED

630 First Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-532-2234
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
27 Oct 2015
“Greek Cuisine”
14 Sep 2015
“Unexpected pleasure ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
630 First Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Décor is beautiful. Very spacious restaurant. Food is delicious. One of the best steaks that we had. Salad was great. Amibiance was great. Great view of the East River and boats. Right near the UN so it is easy to get to. It is a...More

Thank SaraJets
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at this restaurant, but it won't be my last. We were invited for a surprise birthday party, 15 of us. While we waited for the guest of honor, we all had drinks. I had the white sangria, delicious. The staff...More

Thank JandJMiller
Reviewed 11 July 2015

My experience with Rafina happend last summer. Posting a review slipped my mind when I got back to reality/work. My fiancee and I spent 4 days in NYC. Our night at Rafina was the best and most memorable part of our trip. We never had...More

Thank Panos10er
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This Murray Hill restaurant is worth any effort it takes to get there! Having tried many Greek restaurants in Manhattan and a few in Astoria, this is among the very best. Its traditional Greek offerings are superb... upscale decor without attitude and with reasonable prices...More

4  Thank ABS40
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This restaurant was a great discovery. The seating outdoors was very comfortable and the service very friendly and professional. The dishes we tried were authentic and delicious. I particularly liked the grilled octopus, the stewed spinach, and the grilled swordfish. At the end, we were...More

1  Thank Antigoniesq
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The food was good, but the ambiance was lacking. Next time, I will have dinner after 10 pm to enjoy the food and music when there are more people.

Thank smartiq
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Went here for dinner with a friend on a Tuesday. When we first walked in we were very impress by the place. It was huge, which is rare in the city. Not only that but it was clean, looked new, and overall just perfect for...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Rafina is that slightly out of the way secondary port for Athens, when you want to go to the islands and not put up with Piraeus. Rafina, the Restaurant, is also a little out of the way, way over on 1st Avenue and 37th Street....More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I love this place, I'm not greek but I really like the music, they have great band and two great singers at night and people just dance so happy that is impossible to stay on your seat, usually we have the fried calamari...delicious and the...More

1  Thank Lluvia C
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I love to dine at Rafina, I love the atmosphere and the location the view of the water fountain is so relaxing. Our dining experience at Rafina was excellent, We started with a selection of apps; gigantes, octapodi, and a variety of cold spreads all...More

Thank Anna P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 First Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
    (37th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take 4, 5, 6, N, R, and 7 to Grand Central and the M42, M15, M34 bus.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-532-2234
  • E-mail
We are serving refined Mediterranean cuisine with Greek influences in an elegant and comfortable setting with additional patio seating in the Murray Hill area.
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