I enjoyed my dinner out, the food was good and service was ok because it was Saturday night at 7 pm, peak time.
Perfect dining experience
Outstanding, as always...one of our favorite places in Center City.
Great food, atmosphere, and service! Feels like a hidden gem, not touristy at all.
A wonderful, homey atmosphere to enjoy authentic & delicious Greek dishes. Make reservations b/c it's small. Food was expensive but very good. Attentive service, overall great 1st experience!
It never fails to live up to my great expectations. The mussels in mustard sauce is killer. The fresh Bronzino is always excellent . The service is always on time . Thank you for being one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood, night in and night out.
We ate outdoors at a quiet table in the adjacent alley. Authentic family-run place with delicious traditional Greek specialties. Recommend for a low key evening.
I love the character of this place. Tucked away in a cute neighbourhood - family owned and operated. Delicious food!
I was here years ago and remember the food being excellent. Fast forward to about a year ago I moved into the neighborhood. I would order some take out from there time to time - gyro/fries special, greek salad, spanakopita. All delicious. I finally got around to a full dinner the other night and OMG one of the best dinners I've had out in the city in a long time. It was a nice night so we sat outside in the little garden area which set the mood. We were quite hungry and I've had a hankering for Greek food for a while so we splurged. Spanakopita, Saganaki and the Mussels to start. Everything hit the spot. And the MUSSELS! It was a bowl filled with de-shelled mussels in a marvelous sauce. I've never in my life been served mussels like that and couldn't have been more ecstatic. You could eat them by the spoon full! Next was our entrees. I got the Moussaka and my boyfriend got the Lamb Shank. The Moussaka was flavorful and authentic and the Lamb melted in your mouth. It was served over Orzo which was sooo tasty. We were stuffed to the gills and in a state of euphoria when the waiter came out with complementary dessert. I don't remember what it's called but it was a creme/custard wrapped in phyllo drizzled with lemon/honey/powdered sugar. It was soooo good and we licked the plate clean despite our bellies being maxed out. I can't wait to go back. If you're into Greek food, it doesn't get much better and more authentic than Effie's.
We ate outside on a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the service friendly!
Super cute local Greek place.
Amazing and caring staff.
Might be my absolute fav spot in philly. Food and service is excellent and best eggplant parmesean i have ever had.
Thank god we finished up our dinner just as a group of cackling 20 something girls showed up and were saying "literally" every other word. Makes me realize eating out is a nightmare unless you go to a high end quiet restaurant
Food and service was outstanding. highly recommend but make Res early
Amazing experience. Parking was easy to find and free a couple blocks from the restaurant, staff was friendly, food was amazing, and atmosphere was very homey. We were seated upstairs and it was quiet and exclusive. Overall great experience. Highly recommend.
Good good, hygiene looked poor. Stuck in an out of the way part of the restaurant. Wouldn’t recommend
Pre-theater. Delicious. We ate in the front room. Very quiet and pleasant. Wonderful staff.
Very good experience, will go there again. Good variety, excellent specials. The octopus salad was superb. The staff was very friendly.
Wonderful Greek good - just like what I would imagine it’s like being in Grandma’s kitchen. And love the different rooms and variety is seating. Service is always really good too!
Really good, neighborhood restaurant. Food was excellent, ambience was casual and friendly, prices were modest -- a good value. Dessert pasty is made in-house and was incredibly good! Alas, no liquor license, so no Greek wine was available, but BYOB is welcome. This will be a go-to choice for me when I'm in Center City.
Delicious food, attentive server - one of my favorite restaurants.
Effie's was a great choice for a girls night out! Very reasonably priced food and BYOB makes it a great option for everyone!
Nice cozy neighborhood place
LOVED this place. Such a good authentic atmosphere. We stumbled onto this place last minute because we wanted to have something different than the usual. Definitely try the hummus trio, and the moussaka!!!
Loud table next to us and server was curt.
Effie's is a great spot for a date or a friends meet-up.
So fun! But beware that parties of 6+ need to pay in cash.
Effie’s has delicious food but the ambience was not what I expected. There were two large parties sat near us and I couldn’t hear myself speaking to the person next to me because of the loud and rambunctious parties. These parties were clearly belligerent (ie has brought hard liquor to a BYO) and when asked if they could turn their volume down, threatened us and called us inappropriate names. I would recommend this restaurant for its food, but not the environment.
Wonderful family and neighborhood feel
Food always good
Exceedingly popular especially on the weekends
Authentic home cook Greek meal with a simple, quaint and comfortable ambiance, one of our most favorite places in the city! The food is so tasty and flavorful. It’s one of the places I always recommend people to go to dinner, plus it’s byob! we will definitely continue to come back again and again!
This place is my favorite Greek resturant in Philly.
Food was excellent. Waitstaff service was slightly slow, but the restaurant was very crowded on the evening of 2/23/19. (I've been to Effie's before when it was not so crowded the dog occasionally barked; not sure what L&I would say about having a dog in or near the kitchen area.
Some of the food had gone bad. The taste was poor and the prices exorbitant. In a foodie city like Philadelphia, this restaurant has no place.
A very good representation of how fmGreek food should be with a decent series of specials, and a friendly staff.
Consistently excellent. Mussels are outstanding. Fish is always a 10. Love this place
Great meal & venue for a Valentine’s day dinner with my wife.
Love the food and ambiance! Parking is rough but worth the trouble. Plan on going back soon!
Food was outstanding and very tasty. Service was prompt and straight out of the kitchen. Enjoyed the homey atmosphere. Will be back!!