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Estia Taverna - New Jersey
Estia Taverna - New Jersey

Estia Taverna - New Jersey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.estiataverna.com
  • Phone: (856) 596-5500
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour is everyday at the bar from 8:30pm - close

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Marlton Pike and Route 70
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Estia Taverna - New Jersey
The stunning restaurant, which is the first of its kind in South Jersey, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home, and 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 and Portugal, and procured from independent North American fishermen. We have created a welcoming restaurant designed with the comforts of a typical Greek home. We used materials such as hand-chiseled Jerusalem limestone floors, hand woven rugs, vaulted ceilings, antiqued stucco walls, wood plank floors and exposed wood beams to evoke the traditional atmosphere. A series of dining areas feature rustic farm tables, dark wood chairs with beige cushions and dining nooks with upholstered banquettes. The homelike ambience is accentuated with whitewashed walls.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant was very noisy even though it wasn't full. The menu is limited and although we waited over half an hour for our entrees mine was cold when it was served. The waitress made several excuses about the restaurant being very busy, which it clearly was not. This is our second visit and we had only gone back thinking the problems with our first visit were due to being new. Sadly that doesn't seem to be the case so we won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. Food quality as good as Philly location."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A very enjoyable evening, we were treated well, the food was excellent, and we will return soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the NJ location. Did a very nice job with the decor and menu. I had the sardines and dorado & both were delicious. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had heard a lot about Estia and were lucky enough to snag a reservation. We opted for small plates which were wonderful. The Greek Tomato salad oozed freshness. The Greek meatballs were good as was the grilled octopus. We had the seafood special as our entree which combined a variety of seafood in a blush dressing. We can't wait to come back to taste the lamb. We felt the cost was fair. We enjoyed three glasses of wine expertly described by our server Alexander. The place is beautiful and the service outstanding."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Started with classic great salad which was good except for the small portion of Feta. estia in Philly has a better Greek salad. Red snapper was good and so was the chicken."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Limited brunch selection, variable quality. Omelet dry and tasteless. Fish of the day quite good; appetizers good and plentiful."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The grilled octopus was out of this world - so tender and delicious! Must have! We split that and the spinach pie for appetizers. The pie was also very good - traditional spanakopita and large enough for two to share. We split the lamb chops for dinner which were also well done and delicious. Good wine by the glass - the waitress let me try a couple Greek whites before I picked one. For dessert we tried the baklava - it was also very good, not as sweet as some which was a good thing to me! It was served with a small scoop of icecream. It wasn't a cheap meal, but I would go back for sure! I wish we had a group so we could have tried a few more appetizers!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A huge improvement over their other multiple location restaurant that was located in same spot. Food is good, service is friendly but a bit off. Missed our side dish and by the time it came we were all but done eating, had to ask for replacement silverware. Estia chips are addictive and worth a trip to the bar just to get them."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Ate here for the first time, this week. They have a great menu and rotating line of specials. The dining area is beautiful, the food was wonderful and service was attentive. Would definitely return when craving Mediterranean fare"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I can't say enough good about the wait staff!!! From the buss persons to the waitresses to the hostesses they were just top notch, they helped each other, the knew the menu and were very personable!!! The appetizers were good and though flavorful, the fried calamari was tough (easy to overcook). The salads were very good and the entrees (lamb for her and halibut for me) were very good!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our lunch was great. mussels and fish gyro were yummy. Richard our server was on the ball. Peace, Dave and Voula"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was good, service was just ok. They ran out of bread that evening and the appetizer order was not what we ordered. Was a bit disappointed after reading so many rave reviews. Did think the ambiance was really nice."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food but I think expensive for what we ate/drank. I would go back but not very often because of the prices"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is a cut down version of the Center City Estia. The menu is comprehensive but does not give the choices available at the other location. The preparations are similar but the choice of fish is limited. The service was poor. We had to remind the server that one party had ordered an appetizer which order was never placed. The other diner ordered soup and a main course and was asked if she wanted them at the same time. When escorted to the table, there were two paths which could have been selected. The hostess walked us through the one that had a large box of silverware on the floor making the trip more precarious than necessary. I will go to Center City for my Estia fix rather than to the pale imitation."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "the vegetable salad with haloumi cheese was delicious, as were the vegetarian entrees we ordered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Looking forward to Estia; however, disappointed in the blandness of the food. Service was fabulous. Terrific looking restaurant. It just didn't wow me, especially for the prices. I had the halibut which was very dry even though it was in a red broth. Everything was just okay. I would go back to give it one more try before discounting completely. I have to say that the restaurant is absolutely beautiful and has a great vibe."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My birthday dinner was a delicious experience. I had already dined in Estia in Philadelphia and now have another chance to enjoy this restaurant in my area. I would recommend dining here to my friends and family."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I waited until the second visit to file a review because our first experience showed the place to be rather disorganized. I am glad we decided to return for another try. This time the staff seemed poised, eager to be of assistance, and capable. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu items, and, worked hard to make us extremely comfortable. This is not easy to do when it's so loud you can't even begin to hear your dinner partner. The food, however, was extremely good. It was creative, tasty, and delicious. We will return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our dinner at Estia was absolutely wonderful! It was the perfect meal for a warm summer night. The appetizers, salad and entrees were divine! We have dined many times at Estia in Philadelphia and they are a welcome addition to the Marlton area. Our service was wonderful and I can not even say enough about the food. As a vegetarian I have quite a few options and they are always delicious. It is one of my favorite places to go!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Estia, in town, is one of our favorite restaurants, so we were excited they are now in our neighborhood. We were not disappointed. They turned a pizza eatery into a beautifully appointed taverna. As others commented, the only downside is the extreme noise. We had to yell to have a conversation. The food, on the other hand, is wonderful. The octopus app and greek salad are perfect starters. Dinner comes with bread and hummus so I would skip the spread app and ask for pita to substitute the bread. The dorado and lavraki were prepared perfectly with olive oil and capers. The servers were so efficient that we had to ask them to slow down between courses."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The dinner menu is excellent, the service (especially our server) was very good...including the changing of silverware between courses. Two issues though. The acoustics are not good. It was so loud that while I could hear the conversations from across the room I found it hard to hear my wife or our server. More important is that while we were asked how we wanted our lamb and our salmon, the cook obviously was not in the game, not paying attention to how we had asked for the food to be cooked. The salmon was raw in the middle had to be send back and my lamb was raw in the middle."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having loved Estia in Philly for years we were excited to try the new location in Marlton. First impression was that the ambience of the center city restaurant wasn't replicated here. Nice for a group but not very romantic. We were seated immediately and greeted by our server promptly. The food was as wonderful as what we've come to expect. Fish was perfectly cooked and extremely fresh. Our favorite dessert- the Greek yogurt with almonds and honey was as fabulous as always. Unfortunately the noise level in the restaurant was extremely loud on the Friday night we were there as the restaurant was nearly filled to capacity. I'd definitely go back but probably only for lunch. For dinner it's still worth the extra effort to drive into the city."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was DELICIOUS! Service was great! The grilled octopus was superb! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the server was very, very friendly and attentive. The two most important things. The down side of the restaurant, which we all discussed, was that it was too noisy to be able to talk. The only other thing I could say was that while sitting in the beautiful room (right by the bar) I kept having eye contact with the Do Not Enter sign outside in the parking lot. The ambience should have gotten a higher rating for how the restaurant looked but it was too noisy. By the way, I don't believe it was because we were near the bar that it was noisy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food and service are always the highest quality. So glad you are now in Jersey."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ambiance was top notch, stuffed calamari was amazing. Grand Dorado fish was excellent. Greek Red wine- very earthy and perfect match with the food. Lamb chop was very tender and flavorful Rigatoni was full of fresh flavors and perfectly cooked. Beautiful Mediterranean style bar. Would return in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved this new eating place in south jersey. We live to try new restaurants and having been to Estia in Phila., we were looking forward to trying out this spot. Our reservation was ready on time and the hostess was very friendly and professional. We were escorted to our table past a lovely fresh seafood display. The occasion was my fathers 85th birthday and I wanted to be sure he had a memorable and delicious time...he was not disappointed. His salmon was cooked perfectly and presented well. My husband had fresh oysters which he raved about. I had traditional moussaka which was delicious...even better than their Phila. Restaurant. Deserts were all excellent! It was a perfect evening and dad still raves about it! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was great and so was the service. Their Greek Salad was wonderful and big enough to be shared. We went on a Friday night and it was a bit crowded and noisy. I will definitely go back, but may try a different night."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent food Real neighborhood find Chips wonderful Dessert great"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "always impeccable service and food! I dont quite enjoy eating out so much bc the food is usually mediocre but this is the 2nd time i have been hear and i enjoyed every bite!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Very nicely decorated restaurant. Service very friendly.A little noisy, carpeting would help. Food is very tasty,well presented and nice to see portions that do not cry out for a doggie bag!However the only complaint would be that although the portions are European, the prices are in line with an American size portion! A $2 or $3 reduction across the entrée list would be good!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Estia Sat about 7. It was so noisy we could not even talk to the other couple with us. My husband ordered the lamb chops. He asked the waiter if they we're a double cut and he said yes. When they arrived they we're more like a lollipop/appetizer size for 32.00. We asked to speak to the manager. He was very aloof and he said they are not the same size that they offer at the location in Philadelphia and that if we wanted another chop it would be extra. He was not compassionate or did he offer any compensation for a dissatisfied customer. He kind of smirked and said he would tell the owner what we said. So neither I nor the other couple with us would return. It is a shame. Excuse we loved the Philadelphia location."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "it was really loud and a bit of sun glare, options seemed limited"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed a team member's 10th anniversary celebration at Estia with a table of ten co-workers. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the attentive waitstaff to the tasty craft cocktails to the delicious food including the best grilled octopus salad served over a Fava purée, the Briam (roasted vegetable dish) is an amazing or or main dish especially for a vegetarian. Also of note were the pan seared dorado, fish gyro and crisp calamari. The interior fit out and decor are a welcome change to the area's restaurant scene, I am told the Marlton location is a scaled down version of the center city spot. Aces. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Our first time at the new offshoot of the downtown Philadelphia parent restaurant and it lives up to its reputation as a fine Greek style sea food restaurant. While not quite as an extensive menu, there is plenty of fresh fish entrees to choose from. Starting with the spinach pie appetizer , then the Greek salad, we were already quite pleased with the quality of the food. My wife then had the grilled red snapper and I the swordfish shish kabob. Both dishes were tasty, delicate and quite enjoyable. We finished with the traditional Greek baklava which was light and full of honey and walnuts. Definitely a place to visit often."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Found Estia a great experience. Lived up and surpassed all our expectations."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "After hearing many great things about Estia, my boyfriend and I were very excited to give it a try. We made a reservation and I received a call that morning confirming my reservation for the time and the location. That night, we did arrive about ten minutes later than expected because of some heavy traffic. The manager greeted us at the door and made it very clear that he didn't have the reservation on file and did not have a table available. I have worked in the dining industry myself and if something like this had occurred I would have at the very least, offered an apology. Not only was he unapologetic but he was extremely rude. After we did get our table and sat down, we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service at Estia."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoy our meal. The interior and exterior are beautiful. The food was fresh and delicious, and the presentation was very nice. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "That was our first time at the taverns with another couple that has a kid. It was a casual Friday night, with no particular occasion.. The food was good overall. The lamb chops were the best I had! The downside it was way to loud and we were sitting in the far corner, and it was slightly pricier then we had expected but not exaggeratly "
    Dined on 5/30/2014