Loi Estiatorio

4.9
1015 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Celebrate at Loi Estiatorio on Valentine's Day from 12pm-10pm for indoor and outdoor dining with our special Prix Fixe Menu! We'll also be serving Valentine's specials on Saturday, 2/13, and offering a special Valentine's To-Go package for takeout and delivery! Feel the safe and socially distant love at Loi Estiatorio!

With the International Ambassador of Greek Gastronomy, Chef Maria Loi, at the helm, Loi Estiatorio is a Mediterranean oasis in the heart of Manhattan, celebrating the flavors and hospitality of Greece, like the Greeks. Loi Estiatorio is an upscale take on Chef Loi's homeland cuisine, an ode to her roots with a unique and innovative twist. The menu is 100% butter free.

Support Loi Estiatorio during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1015 people are saying
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vipChelsea
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from the service to the food! Can’t wait to go back..
FYI. No zucchini/ Eggplant chips ... chef doesn’t fry! Not a bad thing ... everything was delish!!

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vipFranT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria is the most wonderful owner and chef of this amazing restaurant. We love to come and try her suggestions for wine, appetizers and entrees. She takes special care of every guest as if you were in her home.
I would highly recommend for any occasion but beware, you will be hooked on the good and Maria!!

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vipGraceC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Our favorite restaurant in Manhattan by far.

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vipHappy
London
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always dependable. Food quality is exceptional. Staff is most accommodating

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vipFoodMaven
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Loi went above and beyond—cannot recommend them enough! They were so friendly and attentive, it felt like we were dining in someone’s house, not a restaurant. The food was phenomenal and not overly contrived. You could really taste the flavors of each dish. Highly recommend the romaine feta salad, branzino and salmon tartare. Great wine selection as well. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second to none!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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CarolL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mari Loi is the best of the best, generous and glamorous , as well as a great, innovative chef. The stuff is even healthy. I am so lucky that the restaurant is one half block from my home.
Kudos.

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vipHappy
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very accommodating service. Always a very pleasant dining experience.

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vipNickB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in service and best in Greek authentic healthy food.

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PatrickB
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was a joy from start to finish. Not only do the staff make you feel like part of the family, but the food itself is absolutely incredible. It's completely unpretentious, a place where you can expect to see Chef Loi engaging her customers with a beatific smile and limitless warmth. I would live here if I could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Fantastic food, service and ambience. Kent Whitaker

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BevB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They did a terrific job dealing with outside and Covid.. Would love to go back when this is all over.

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vipnormap
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wonderful service make this a go to choice.

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vipMarM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its outstanding - every time we eat there. The food, the drinks, and the servers are the best!

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vipJane
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Moussaka ever. Celebrated a marriage. Staff brought cake with a candle. Safe outdoor seating. Great experience all around.

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ChristosK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria and her staff are amazing. the food was delicious and "authentic" Greek.

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vipGraceC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here. We are so lucky to live right across the street from this wonderful restaurant. Can't recommend highly enough, the service, the atmosphere, the staff, and of course the food, are perfect every time. A home from home for us.

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viplocaldiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner at Loi last night. The service was incredible, the food was delicious, and their outside dining area has a nice ambience. Highly recommend for a date night or group dining experience.

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vipGraceC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is absolutely amazing, but what makes it is the owner and her team, they make you feel like a member of a big beautiful family. And special mention of Nicole, such a fantastic character, kept us entertained :)

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viptrkdesign
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very attentive. The Chef makes sure to say hello. The food was fresh, flavorful and incredibly satisfying.

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vipJimD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Greek restaurant in the city. Bar none.

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vipJane
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was professional and really nice. Best Moussaka. We ever had. Spacing felt safe. Highly recommend.

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vipRSDGNYC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The joy of Greek cuisine is alive and well at Loi Estiatorio. I am cautious about where I dine during this COVID19 period and Maria Loi's team exceeded my expectations in every way. The service, the food, the presentation and the outdoor seating was extraordinary. I have been to Loi pre-covid and they have maintained their excellence across the board. I cannot wait to return!

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Lezzz
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my husband this past Saturday at Loi. We couldn’t have had a better night out! The food and service was outstanding! Plenty of outdoor seating and although not needed, outdoor heaters were visible. Paper menus and hand sanitizer on each cozy table. Highly recommend for a special night out:)

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vipDocinphila
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a terrific meal, and the setting was fine. We ate outside. The service was excellent. Highly recommend it for great Greek food.

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StevenG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service particularly during this pandemic

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vipMarlaPilates
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are transported to Greece with a wide variety of interesting twists on traditional dishes. Everything is top quality. Service is outstanding and very friendly. They use several of their own products such as olive oil and honey to complement the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here. The food is the best I’ve had outside of Greece (and I lived in Chicago’s Greektown for two years). The service is incredible. Invisible and attentive when you’re engaged in conversation w your table...lively and fun when you have a question. Perfect experience.

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LouiseK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Tables set far apart in a very pleasant outdoor setting. A true midtown find for food lovers. The gigantes beans with spinach were so good w the branzino cooked just right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Nicole. Food exquisite! Octopus delicate and flavorful, mousaka different and good! All the desserts great! We try them all. In brief. I’ll definitely be back.

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vipPeterfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic greek cuisne in quiet setting - only table dining inside inside since it was allowed. Octopus and calamari appetizer were original and very good. Branzino was grilled and deboned to perfection. Walnut cake was fresh and served with yogurt mixture that added to flavor. Perfect for senior or mature patrons looking to have quiet conversation. Service was helpful and joined in conversation.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loi Estiatorio is a wonderful restaurant. Owner Maria and chef Dara accommodate their patrons’ desires in the kindest and thoughtful manner. Five stars for this gem of a restaurant!

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MargaretM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, especially the fish, however even something as simple as the salad appetizer was good. Great service, and it felt safe. The tables were actually appropriately distanced from one another. A little dark, especially given the earlier hour the sun sets, but still very nice!

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vipMarvinS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best inside or outside!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Only disappointment was the speed of service. We were one of three tables and the food took over 30 min to arrive. Our waitress also seemed uninterested in her job.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never eaten here before but my visit confirmed what other reviewers have said that Loi is possibly the best Greek food you can find in NYC. We went for a romantic birthday dinner and the service, food and hospitality did not disappoint. Go and see for yourself!

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AlexandraR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The branzino was amazing! The orzo dish just ok but overall delicious and very good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt as we were back in Greece

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vipJenniferS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and they have such a cute little outdoor area. It is a pricy restaurant but that’s typical of the area. My friend is a vegetarian and they brought her the wrong eggplant dinner (this one came with beef) but thankfully she noticed. They gave us a free dessert to make up for it. That made the service great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Loi Estiatorio using the Order Online button. Loi Estiatorio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 713-0015.

Loi Estiatorio is rated 4.9 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

Loi Estiatorio does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.loiestiatorio.com/store/gift-cards/.

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.

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