- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Effie’s is a relaxed, casual BYOB with authentic Greek food. Servers are friendly and laid-back, the patio is an escape from the hustle of the city and the food never disappoints.
The Greek salad had no dressing. Don’t remember it that way. Everything was flavorful but entres cane out during the appetizers. Staff seemed kind but inattentive. Did pull awning out before rain. We were asked to leave at 10:00 because they had to close. Food was ok. Have had better there.
My husband had the veggie pasta which was delicious. I had the veggie stuffed peppers which were okay, too much oregano for my taste. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening. Chair cushions for the metal chairs would be helpful.
Everything was perfect. The food delicious as always. The service was prompt snd courteous. The ambience was also great despite the heat
The fact that Effie's is BYOB should appear noticeably on their website. The ingredients of the small Greek salad were excellent, but each ingredient is all by itself in a small bowl that cannot be mixed together and there is no dressing of any kind. The moussaka my wife ordered came to the table lukewarm and had to be reheated. My salmon was well flavored but overdone.
Very good food at a fair price.
Outdoor seating was nice and quaint. Would be interested to dine outside again. The food honestly was not great and not very "greek". Our entrees were bland, dry, and very simple. Not much flavor at all. Loved the outdoor seating, service was good, but unfortunately was disappointed with the food
Everything was perfect. Food was delicious, service was extremely kind, and ambiance is so quaint.
Lovely meal in their back patio area which is cozy and romantic. Impressed with how fresh their ingredients tasted. Always love their muscles.
Ease to reserve a table, food, service, pricing -- all excellent. A great place for a relaxing dinner out.
Exceptional evening at a wonderful restaurant!
We will be back!
Cute hideway restaurant. I felt like I was in Greece. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were generous.
Excellent food and ambience - they were pretty busy and seemed understaffed but it was obvious they were doing their best and making sure everyone was taken care of in the end. Will definitely be back!
Food is always very good and very tasty. Outdoor patio was nice and cozy and quiet. Will be back.
The outdoor dining was on a charming side street, so no foot traffic from pedestrians during our meal. The food was outstanding. Best spanakopita I have had in a very long time.
We sat in the garden and it was lovely. The food was excellent!
Open Table confirmed reservation but when we got there, restaurant was closed Another party also got there same time we did and they also were surprised that reservation was accepted but restaurant was closed!!!!
Food was delicious, ambience was idyllic and unpretentious, service was prompt and friendly. We would definitely eat here again.
Another neighborhood gem in the Wash/West section of Philly. We discovered Effies taking a walk and so glad we did. Friendly staff and the food was awesome, we definitely will be returning on our next trip to Philly.
We have always had a good experience at Effies! The staff is very nice and the food is very good.
Reserved an outside table for two. We arrived a bit early but were seated anyway. The calamari appetizer was one of the best we ever had. The batter was light the oil used to fry must have been very fresh.
Our entrees were very good. The braised lamb was tender and flavorful and went well with the firm rice and tender pears. Our server was busy, but attentive and pleasant. A great time overall.
Food and service was excellent! I wild rec to anyone who lives Greek food!
Love this little neighborhood restaurant. They really make you feel like you’re family and you’re over at their house. Service is fantastic along with the food. Love that it’s byob too!
Horrible experience. We are cool people and also ones who have or are currently working in service. We love to party too and have fun w our coworkers. However try servicing the calamari wo a 45 minute wait and sub par Greek salad. We literally found the waiter twice and asked for check and went back after waiting another 20 mins to pay him.
It’s quite funny actually, we could have dined and ditched just from the anti climactic service, and food however couldn’t do it. Lol
It’s byob and they continuously slammed the table on their beautiful mosaic tables.
Had a heater they never bothered to turn on and we sat outside.
Lmfao won’t be back. Ever.
Awesome people..awesome food..just like mama used to make!! OPA!
Been coming here for years. Perfect neighborhood restaurant with option indoor/outdoor. The outdoor area is so adorable. The service is great and always friendly. The food is consistently delicious. And I love that I can bring my own wine. Highly recommend.
Great little BYOB spot! Food and service were fantastic!
They were out of just about everything on the menu- octopus, hummus, lamb chops. Chicken was over cooked. Service was very slow.
I love the simple and reliable cuisine here. We took our kids for a very early dinner slot and enjoyed the courtyard. I haven’t been here in ages and am so glad it is still around. Great service. We got a bunch of things to share and enjoyed. Courtyard is not large so I’m glad we finished up and cleared out (mostly) before the non-toddler parties arrived for their own lovely dinners.
Food was OK, Service was very slow. Best thing we ate was the Greek Salad and the Pita bread. The rest of the food was just OK.
Hadn't been to this restaurant in 15+ years, but when we saw it was still around thought we'd give it a try. We've been living in Center City 25+ years and love small, BYOB places. While the food was ok, the prices were not in line with other restaurants of similar menus. I ordered the Branzino which again was ok and cost $36.50 ! I could have had the lamb chops at the Capital Grille for less than that. The hummus was bland although there were 3 different types. The octopus salad was good but again not special for $16.50.
There are too many choices in CC for the price that are much better. Also, we did not experience a great level of service either. Not trying to knock the restaurant, just saying our experience of it.
The environment was gorgeous and the food was delicious. I didn’t know what to expect from this small, charming restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised by their courteous staff and impressive menu. Their courtyard space is small but eloquent and a perfect environment for any occasion.
Outstanding service, delicious fresh food, a neighborhood staple! Will return!
I picked it before I realized it was BYOB and I almost changed reservations but I'm glad I didn't because there was a wine shop located on the walk to the restaurant. We picked a great wine and had an amazing meal. I couldn't even eat it all. A very friendly place that gave us great memories of our vacation to Greece pre-COVID. Highly recommend.
Loved the food, staff was great, overall a wonderful experience. Planning on eating here again
Food was superb. Service was outstanding. Will definitely return.
Hidden gem! Fantastic authentic Greek food!
I really loved Effieys. I would recommend and I will be going back soon.
Effie's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Effie's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 592-8333.
Effie's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.