Estia - Philadelphia
Estia - Philadelphia

Estia - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.estiarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2157357700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Entertainment: Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On Locust btwn 15th and Broad
  • Public Transit: Septa & Patco
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Discounted rates for guests who park in the Bellevue parking lot, located adjacent to Estia
A word from Estia - Philadelphia
The stunning restaurant, which is first of its kind in Philadelphia, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home & a menu of authentic specialties, simply prepared, that represent the best of Greek cuisine. The restaurant specializes in whole grilled fish which are flown in from the Greek Islands, the shores of Morocco, Tunisia, & Portugal. Guests are able to choose from Estia’s expansive display & watch chefs cook their fish to perfection over a charcoal grill in the sparkling open kitchen.
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Estia - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
259 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (159)fit for foodies (127)good for groups (113)romantic (97)neighborhood gem (79)great for lunch (52)notable wine list (48)great for brunch (36)hot spot (25)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (16)scenic view (12)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a party of 8 and it was perfect. They gave us a round table tuccked away in a corner. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Most of all everyone loved what they ordered. Definitely we all said we would return to Estia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experiences
    Meathead
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Friend recommended this to us, as we were looking for a place within walking distance of the theaters. They have a theater menu, a great wine list, fabulous food, and amazing service. The staff wAs pleasant and friendly, we barely had to wait for anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food and Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Probably one of the best restaurants that I have been to! I loved the food, ambiance, and service! Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the quality of food and drinks is consistently exceptional. We're never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    vidaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fantastic food, beautiful place. We love it here. The staff is great and very accommodating. The theatre menu is always a great option, but the lamb chops are out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful dinner....really dark though...couldn't read the bill without help
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The group had all positive feedback. From the food to the ambience to the service. I would like to book more events there, possibly in the private dining areas. I will definately be looking into that around the Holiday season. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Estia
    Mike
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food, wine, and service were excellent. My only quibble was with the lighting. It was too dark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BObbiVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Not near as good as Estia used to be. MUCH smaller portions and more expensive. The salad, for example, was twice the size and now is the same price and much, much smaller. We used to share the salad but now that is not possible. Likewise with every single thing we order for many times. The tuna was 4 small pieces for approximately $30. Very overpriced. We now only go for business occasions, never for personal dining. The atmosphere is nice for a business dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Always Delighful Experience!
    Angelica
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Estis is one of my favorite restaurants....and we are never disappointed! I love their calamari and the Halibut dressed with veggies was superb! Service is always notably great and so is the atmosphere. Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek Food !!
    MiniPax
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am a Greek and have had my share of the cuisine . I must say i was really impressed with the quality of the food. First, the octopus was so tender and delicious. Best i have had in the states, canada and Greece !! The lamb fell off the bone, very tender. The service was attentative and friendly. I am from out of town and couldnt be happier to find such a fantastic place to eat with my non-Greek friends. Bravo paidia , delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch place
    kcl2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A group of five of us went for lunch. The server was attentive and the food was delicious. They space the tables, so diners don't have to feel like they are crowded into one area. We all loved our meals. It was perfect - not much else to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect pre-theater
    love2dine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great choices, attentive service and plenty of food to start an evening of entertainment - highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre theater
    Michael
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and I live in the suburbs, but we enjoy coming to the Kimmel Center periodically and we traditionally dine pre-theater at Estia. It is a bustling restaurant with a creative cocktail list and very attentive service. The pre-theater pre-fixe menu is terrific; we always gravitate to the moussaka and always enjoy it. We will be back next time we are in town for a show.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The tuna tartare appetizer is a top 5 ever in my book, and I eat out very frequently. For the main course, we had the haddock and chicken and both were tasty. Ambiance is great. Terrific choice for a pre-show dinner or a special occasion dinner with a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuperLB
    SuperLBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great restaurant with a wonderful menu. Love those Estia chips & the vast selection of fish entrees.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unforgettable
    Patience123
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Took my boyfriend there for his birthday. We had a great experience, good food, great server, and Gregory was knowledgeable on the preparation of the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Space!
    realtor4life
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fabulous space and atmosphere, nice bar area, good vibe. Server, Brandon, was excellent! Meal was very good overall. One of our diners had Halibut and said it was dry. Zucchini chips were forgotten with the appetizer order but waiter did serve with our meal anyway and took it off our bill. I would go back again. Very pleasant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad I went a second time!
    FrodosMom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful food - light, succulent tastes from the quality of the olive oil and wine vinegar in the salad dressing to the orzo side dish. Sorry to say my shrimp was over done - the fish entree would have been a better choice. Excellent wait staff - smart, knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Dining room was cozy and amazingly quiet for being next to the bar. Enjoyed another glass of a white Santorini wine recommended on my first visit. The dessert fruit plate with a dollop of yogurt and honey was a perfect finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1234
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food and service very good. The price fixe lunch is a great deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for anniversary
    Mike
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife and I had a great time at Estia, great service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Both the food and the service was excellent. Wasn't over crowded and didn't feel rushed through the meal. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best
    Rich
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a first class dining experience. Not only is this the best Greek restaurant in Philly, it is one of the best restaurants of any kind. The decor is lovely, the service is excellent, the menu is interesting with many specials augmenting the standard fare, and of course the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Impressive 50th Birthday
    BenMannix
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My step mother turned fifty this weekend and my dad wanted to find the perfect place to take her and the extended family-a place with charm and delicious food. He wanted to create an event that we would always remember. The food alone left a lasting memory- the fifteen of us split some of the best appetizers of my life- smoky octopus medallions, cheese filled calamari- I was nearly full before the entres even came out. I am not a fish guy, but on Friday I could not get enough. I had the lobster but couldn't help but steal some of my girlfriends catch of the day. It was so fresh that it didn't even taste fishy. The food wasn't even the best part of the experience. The attention our party received phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar service and noise
    yuck
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went when the restaurant had many, many theatre goers. It was noise and the service was slow. Busy should not impact service so much. Although we got a round of free drinks for four of us, we could not hear each other speak. Also, the blonde at the bar was dismissive and borderline rude to me, but very attentive to the other patrons around me. I won't go back for a long time. The food is great but not worth the hassle.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A good friend of ours recommend Estia for my husband and I first year anniversary, and I am so happy they did because the experience was wonderful. We cannot wait to go back. The food was great, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was superb!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek Food
    RAL1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food and ambiance were excellent. Especially good ere appetizers and a luscious salad. A little over priced, especially since our server was pretty inexperienced (seemingly) and bordered on unprofessional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is our second time there. We travel over an hour to eat there. It is a fantastic restaurant . Their lamb chops are the best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak out
    vermont24VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is terrific except for the steaks. We had to send it back twice. Even then it wasn't what was ordered but everyone was tired of sitting around. I realize this isn't a steakhouse, but if the kitchen doesn't have someone who knows how to do steaks, they should take them off the menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    kennymac
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was wonderful, and service was perfect. The menu offers some very unique options, all was quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner
    RASz
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, attentive service, but it was quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place takes pride in their food, and it shows. Very simple preparations of amazing ingredients. Just stunning food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu!
    mgf1020VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Estia offers a very nice menu of diverse Greek foods. My first time there and I enjoyed everything I had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AK11
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have seen commercials/ads abt Estia and wondered if it would llive up to its marketing...it was just terrific. beautiful restaurant and spectacular food. staff was friendly and efficient from the monent we walked in. I had a party of five and all were delighted with their meals, the service and the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very satisfying.
    Roger
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had recently eaten at a major Greek restaurant in NYC and loved it. So we were hoping Estia would compare well. It was very much the equal! Food was exciting, delicious, our waiter was super-competent, and we even enjoyed the bouzouki music! We'll definitely return for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • two thumbs up, 5 stars, congrats!
    rainbowfoodiefrenzy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took my girlfriend here Saturday for her birthday. We ordered off the Theatre menu and the portions were perfect. Greek food is one of my favorite cuisines and everything about the restauraunt shouted Greece. The food was absolutely divine from start to finish. I will definitely be returning to Estia and recommend it to everyone! The waitress even added a birthday candle on my girlfriend's fruit plate. Thank you for helping me make her day special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trencher
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love this place. They'll willingly oblige, whether it's a window seat or a special drink request, service is friendly, food superb, setting beautiful. And once we went there spontaneously, still in gym clothes at dinnertime, and were greeted and seated as if we looked respecdtable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant for couples or groups
    Lizardo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have eaten at Estia's many times, although I am an out of towner. I enjoy the feeling of a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Truthfully, my mom (in her 80s) enjoyed this more than my kids (in their teens), but it works for all ages. As my daughter said, the portions are just right - not too small to leave you hungry and not so huge that it's overwhelming. My favorites include the grilled calamari and the fish daily special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We enjoyed everything about Estia. We went there to celebrate our first anniversary & it was a great choice. friendly staff, great food & service & the ambiance was perfect. The fish dishes are their specialties & we weren't disappointed. We had the Halibut & Chilean Sea Bass, both were excellent. And the Ekmek dessert was one of the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great theater menu
    manytimediner
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My husband, son, and I enjoyed the theater menu. We all chose something different and shared our appetizers and entrees. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our servers were friendly and efficient. Thanks again Estia.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.