Enjoyed a delicious 2-courseEnjoyed a delicious 2-course lunch for $17. Several selections were offered for each course. For the first course chose the spanakopita, a traditional Greek spinach pie with melted leeks, scallions, spinach, dill, parsley, and feta cheese baked in phyllo. The second course chosen was the moussaka, a traditional Greek casserole layered with seasoned ground beef, sliced
eggplant, potatoes and topped with a Kefalograviera béchamel. Both dishes were nicely prepared and very tasty. Delicious Greek bread served with a dip preceded the meal. Efficient service was provided by Brenna and her assistants.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThird Time's A CharmerIt was a wonderful Mother's Day service. It's the third time we were there. Food is always fresh, even for a vegan.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great mealKids love it, we stop in every time we are in town for a show. Fresh fish. Lamb chops are great too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day and Anniversary DinnerCan't say enough about this restaurant. Excellent in all respects. Highly recommended!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat Diner, Consistent ExperienceI am a return diner. This time I enjoyed an early dinner on Mother's Day with my wife, kids, and in-laws. Consistent with other visits, the food was outstanding! We all enjoyed seafood selections. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly, service oriented, and prompt. Great model for restaurants.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FISH AND A WHOLE LOT MORENo one cooks seafood like Estia. Emphasis is on fresh and simply prepared. We have been there many times. The service is as good or better than any restaurant in town. The $30 pre-theater special is a great deal--three courses, generous portions, diverse choices, and is even available later in the evening. Whole fish entrees are expensive and priced by the pound, but the quality and freshness is consistent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre-theaterHad dinner here the other night before the Philly Pops. Traffic made us late, but they held our table for us. Had the $30 prix fixe, and it's really a good value. Had lamb shank - outstanding! Our friendly and knowledgeable waiter paced the meal very well, and we arrived well in time for the concert.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesI LOVE Estia . . . the food is fresh and delicious. Our server was charming and the ambiance is a perfect fit. Do not go to Philly without visiting Estia.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!I was introduced to Estia by a Greek friend of mine a few years ago, and now make it a point to dine here whenever I am in Philly (I live in Virginia). The food is wonderful, lots of seafood options. Very fresh and cooked to please. Wine list is solid but not extensive, focus is definitely on authentic food with some modern updates. I highly recommend Estia for small parties as well as larger ones. 5 stars!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMediterranean delightSince Mediterranean diets are all the rage, Estia is the place to go. The diet conscious can choose from the extensive fresh fish selections. Personally, the lamb is to die for. An added treat is the grilled pita served with hummus.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was so fresh and deliciousThis Greek restaurant surpassed our expectations. The only negative was a waiter who didn't smile until we asked him to (he explained he had sinus issues). But the food was incredible!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at EstiaThe food and service at Estia are very good and the $30 pre-theatre, 3-course menu is hard to beat. Consistently very good and convenient to everything in Center City.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEstia has an extensive menu-Estia has an extensive menu- and both the tuna and the soft shell crab we had were excellent. A little more light would help.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service with delicious foodOur waiter was amazing. I love this restaurant and have been there often but this time especially enjoyed served. Felt like we were in Greece5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious GreekWe love Greek food so it's not so hard to please, however it is always great to find fresh seafood prepared simply and perfectly.
We will recommend Estia.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEstia is always a wonderful experieWe have eaten at Estia 3 or 4 times, before Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. Service is excellent as well as the food. There is a lovely decor. The conversation levels do get a bit loud when the restaurant is full. We ate up on the balcony this visit and it really helped keep the noise level down. They so have sidewalk tables, although that would never be our preference.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful...TheThe food was wonderful...The service excellent....4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good lunch valueGreat atmosphere and an exceptional value for lunch. The $30, 3 course menu was outstanding. Both the octopus and calamari were delicious and perfectly cooked. The lamb shank was very good as was the whole fish. No complaints, we will return soon.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, cozy booths,outstanding!I love the cozy feel of the individual booths. I would definitely return to this place. The food was great and the service outstanding.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best Greek foodThis is the best Greek food in the city. My wife and I have dined here many, many times over the years, and the "Greek" ambiance has always been excellent. Tonight was no exception..from the live Greek music, to the best selection of Greek island wines, to the pick your own authentic Greek fish, this place never disappoints. Sometimes a bit noisy and pricey, but absolutely worth the experience...4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMmy favorite restaurant inmy favorite restaurant in philly. was there for 5 days, and took customers to dinner 3 of the 4 nights. the food is always fantastic, and the service is as well. the fish is always fresh, and the preparation is fantastic. try the lamb chops.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought friends who wereWe brought friends who were visiting on business from NYC?
Food was great.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great service andAlways great service and good food. Fresh and flavorful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for before or afterGreat for before or after theater, opera, concert, but make a reservation. Very attentive service. Food is terrific.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove average food, ExcellentAbove average food, Excellent service, poor wine list, nice ambience, priced fairly....would return4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBeing adjacent to the AcademyBeing adjacent to the Academy of Music and in walking distance from multiple theater venues, Estia is the perfect spot for pre- and post-theater drinking and dining. The $30 prix fixe theater menu is a real plus. Wait staff was well-versed in the wines and entrees. The vegetarian in our party found numerous choices. The food of Greece, beautifully prepared and presented, like dining along the Mediterranean.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Estia, and I am once again blown away by the food. I could eat Estia chips and the tuna tartar every day and not get tired of them.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great meal at EstiaHad a great meal at Estia before our Phila. Orch. concert. They have a knack for servising promptly, but not rushing you, so that people can get to their events on time. The pre-theatre menu of 3 courses for $30 is a bargain and their fish dishes are excellent.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it for second visitLoved it for second visit on this 3-day trip to Philly - first for romantic dinner - second for lunch with daughter's in-laws. Excellent on both occasions!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Chanmpagne Brunch is alwaysThe Chanmpagne Brunch is always a treat. Good selection and good value4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very delicious andWe had a very delicious and enjoyable brunch. The mimosas, Greek toast, and eggs were delicious. The decor is warm and inviting, the service is attentive and courteous, and overall it's a wonderful brunch experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food, but for theLove the food, but for the price they could give you a vegetable. Everything was excellent!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is one ofThis restaurant is one of the best in the area! The food is off the charts, the service is excellent, and it has become our celebration destination. Even the decor and design is special. I have been here a dozen times and it always hits the mark!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMONLY GAVE 4 STARS AS THE NOISEONLY GAVE 4 STARS AS THE NOISE WAS TOO LOUD TO HEAR OUR TABLE....OTHERWISE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT DECOR... CAN BE TIGHT SEATING QUARTERS.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive. Loved the grilledExpensive. Loved the grilled octopus. Save room for dessert.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and reasonablyVery good food and reasonably priced, especially for lunch. Lots of healthy options. Food is very fresh.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGo Here. Don't HesitateSuperb food. As a party of six, and big eaters we ordered a full variety of food. Everything was excellent except the Octopus. That was beyond excellent. It was incredible. Fresh fish beautiful. Moussaka as good as anything I had ever in Greece. The Lamb was sublime. Someone ordered chicken on Orzo and even that was flawless.
Dessert - we tried two - were ok. I'm a pastry chef so not the best one to render a completely objective judgment. I would say - GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant theI love this restaurant the food is great have been there
many times and will continue to go there.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEstia was more than one couldEstia was more than one could imagine. We were the recipients of a gift card from our daughter and son-in-law who had dined at Estia prior to our visit. Everything was exceptional. The grilled octopus, crab cakes and sword fish were delicious as well as the marinated lamb chops. Wine was reasonably priced and the variety of wines were suited to everyone's palate. Compliments to the staff, chef and owners for making our night of dining one to remember.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good pre-theater menu,Very good pre-theater menu, nice choices, appropriate serving size, well prepared and presented.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggie, our waitress was especiallyMaggie, our waitress was especially attentive. Three Course Pre-Fix Pre Theater Menu was filling and youhad a variety of choices. We had the fish of the day and the lamb shank. Both were delicious and plentiful.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEstia is my restuarant ofEstia is my restuarant of choice whenever I am scheduled to see a play or have a lunch appointment. I have never been disappointed. The food, service, and attention to detail are top notch.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very delicious specialWe had a very delicious special 2-course lunch of a Greek lemon soup and branzino fish. Our server was exceptionally attentive and courteous. The place is bright, cheerful, cozy, and attractive. I would definitely return to this restaurant and would recommend it to friends.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best!This was our second lunch at Estia and it was just as good as the first one. There is a $17 special that can't be beat. I had fresh tomatoes with olive oil and feta cheese, and sea bass with mixed eggplant, potatoes and zucchini. The bread and humus is out of this world, and the service is always professional and friendly. I can't say enough about this place; I've lived in Philly all my life and am happy to finally have found Estia.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was excellent.The wait staff was excellent. All were very aware of theater obligations. Food was very good. I'd go again3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNo other place before a performanceThe pre theater menu is a terrific bargain at $30 for three courses. Wine list has nice, reasonably priced Greek and other wines. This restaurant is terrific with fish, in particular.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious FoodThe food was absolutely delicious. I believe they had the best Greek salad (they called it a "country salad") that I have ever had in my life. I could have just eaten this and the bread for dinner. I also had the lamb shank which was incredible. The meat just fell off the bone. The only issue was that the service was a little slow, and there were hardly any diners present that evening. Not sure I would want to go there is I was in a rush or had to catch a show. Also, if you have difficulty seeing in the dark, you may want to bring a flashlight to read the menu.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food quality & serviceThe food quality & service here are unbeatable! We love going here for office lunches & dinners.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. WaiterFood was very good. Waiter was great with suggestions and service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service. BestExceptional service. Best we have had in past year in this area. Food was good not exceptional. Price point about 10% higher than food and drinks value.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM