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.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Αρνάκι γιουβέτσι / Lamb Shank
Lamb Shank, Tomato, Onion, Red Wine, Lamb Jus, Loi Orzo
Λαβράκι / Branzino
Branzino, Seasonal Greens, Lemon, Olive Oil
Lavraki / Branzino
Branzino, Seasonal Greens, Lemon, Olive Oil
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!!
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!!
Fabulous as always. Our favorite restaurant in Manhattan by far.
Always dependable. Food quality is exceptional. Staff is most accommodating
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.
Second to none!
It was amazing
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.
Excellent food. Very accommodating service. Always a very pleasant dining experience.
Best in service and best in Greek authentic healthy food.
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.
Always a wonderful experience! Fantastic food, service and ambience. Kent Whitaker
They did a terrific job dealing with outside and Covid.. Would love to go back when this is all over.
Good food and wonderful service make this a go to choice.
Its outstanding - every time we eat there. The food, the drinks, and the servers are the best!
Best Moussaka ever. Celebrated a marriage. Staff brought cake with a candle. Safe outdoor seating. Great experience all around.
Maria and her staff are amazing. the food was delicious and "authentic" Greek.
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.
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.
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 :)
The staff is very attentive. The Chef makes sure to say hello. The food was fresh, flavorful and incredibly satisfying.
The best Greek restaurant in the city. Bar none.
Our server was professional and really nice. Best Moussaka. We ever had. Spacing felt safe. Highly recommend.
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!
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:)
We had a terrific meal, and the setting was fine. We ate outside. The service was excellent. Highly recommend it for great Greek food.
Excellent food and service particularly during this pandemic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Always the best inside or outside!
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.
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!
The branzino was amazing! The orzo dish just ok but overall delicious and very good
It felt as we were back in Greece
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.
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.