Loi Estiatorio

4.7
792 reviews
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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.

*Celebrate Father’s Day at Loi Estiatorio! Treat the most important men in your life to an amazing Father’s Day experience – we’ll be open from 12pm-8pm on Sunday, June 16th serving Father’s Day Specials along side our a la carte menu – celebrate with us! http://www.loiestiatorio.com/fathersdayspecials/

*Loi Estiatorio's Lunch Prix Fixe is available Monday-Friday until 3pm!*

*No-Shows or cancellation of reservations less than 24 hours in advance, for parties of 6 or more will result in a charge of $15 per person.*

*Loi Estiatorio is closed on Sundays - we look forward to seeing you during the week!*
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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best - say no more

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h
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good fresh Greek food using the freshest ingredients served in a relaxed atmosphere. Maria Loi the chef/owner greets everyone personally and makes sure all is as it should be.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing fresh fish, olive oil and all the food. Delicious! The restaurant could use better lighting and decor. Overall a great experience.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great greek experiêncie

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best Greek in the country. I am an ardent fan of this restaurant. I’ve been here 10 times in the past 3 years and feel comfortable enough bringing out of town business guests. The food is exceptional and the ambiance is inviting and comfortable. Maria Loi is always there overseeing her pride and joy. The chicken soup is wonderful as are any of the appetizers. Fish selections are fresh and wonderful grilled and filleted. Her homemade Greek yogurt is a dream. I can’t say enough... so try it!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loi Estiatrio is one of my favorite spots for dinner near Carnegie Hall or City Center. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the staff extremely helpful, and the food is fresh and delicious.

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New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The daily fish "en papillote" has converted my lamb lover husband to an enthusiastic consumer of fresh fish. The parchment wrapped boneless filet of delicious cod is irresistible and utterly satisfying. I highly recommend. Loi is the perfect restaurant for dining with friends. It's comfortable yet elegant and the food and service can't beat. It's also a thrill for lovers of great Greek wines which if you're anything like me you are likely to become over regular visits.

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Maria Loi makes the restaurant feel like a home where you have a wonderful cooked meal. My mother was a great cook and Maria’s is probably better.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! And Chef Maria Loi always has a smile! Love her, love the food, love the staff!!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful dinner here. The food was delicious, especially the spreads we ordered as an appetizer. The owner/chef came over to chat and she was lovely

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with the prix fixed lunch. Both the chicken soup and Greek spreads we chose as appetizers were delicious. The eggplant spread had a wonderful smoky taste we both enjoyed. Our entrees, salmon with mashed potatoes and the crab cake were perfect. For dessert we chose baklava and chocolate cake. We were also treated with excellent Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts. The owner visited our table at the end of our meal to enquire about our food. We assured her it was first rate and invited her to try some of the great new restaurants in Lancaster City, PA.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful charming delicious. The owner makes the experience

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SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is exemplary, as is the food. Ignore the streets chaotic construction, and escape into this paradise.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria Loi is an incredible chef, who takes Greek foods to new heights and makes every guest feel like family when they walk into her beautiful restaurant.

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JE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific authentic Greek meal that leaves you wanting to try everything on menu!

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AT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed dining here last month. Menu was varied and service was excellent. Chef Maria came to each table to insure that her customers were happy.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was ok- small portions, tomatoes were mealy, favs beans had no flavor, octopus was dry. . Waiter very pushy and charged for things we didn’t order.

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GZ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there with friends. I ordered salmon. and had it cooked median rare. It was perfect, so soft, melted in mouth. I went that early, 5:45. half of the room full. We enjoyed it. Will go there again for sure. highly suggested!

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding-superb-comfortable-no nonsense service I have never been disappointed at this restaurant

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L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood treasure! Can’t wait for the construction to be finished on west 58th street so people can discover this gem!

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JP
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm welcome from la patronne, waitresses were great and food and wine top notch. Would definitely recommend to anybody.

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AL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Greek food outside of Greece. Truly incredible and a great experience

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dining at Loi Estiatorio is an authentic experience of Greek food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Welcome party

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The restaurant offers a tasty and rich menu of greek food.

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MS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOI is always great from the food ... O, the food!

And the great service!

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J
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly crisp calamari on a bed of arugula
Delicious branzino expertly done
Surprise visit from the chef at the table-happy to give many complements
Highly recommend for lunch with a Greek twist

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RW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Pleasant. Friendly greeting and attentive staff with food average.

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CL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - getting better all the time! And the staff is wonderful.

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NO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One in our party needed gluten-free food and Loi Estiatorio was very accommodating, even to including a GF dessert and an alternative to bread. Although portions are small, they were delicious. The fish en papillote was cooked to perfection but the grilled feta cheese appetizer was the most delicious of the portions. Because the restaurant is small is was delightfully quiet. I noticed that many of the customers knew the chef and obviously were repeat customers. The Greek wine from Santorini was bubbly and delightful. Our experience was overall-a delight!

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v
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous authentic Greek food with an equally fabulous owner! The dips, lamb shank, mousakka, breads, Greek wines were all excellent and authentic! Highly recommended!

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best Greek meal I’ve ever had. The chef Maria is a character and so personable. Makes you feel very welcome. She even gave my family and I a free cup of her homemade yogurt with honey that beats any yogurt I’ve had anywhere else. I will be going back there for sure. I had the shrimp pasta and would highly recommend it.

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e
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service gracious and attentive. Perfect.

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O
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While we have a few go-to midtown Manhattan Greek spots, this one is now our favorite. Top on our return list.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was okay, nothing special. Very expensive relative to the food. Was recommended as one of the best Greek restaurants in NY. Hard to believe this.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food is very simple. Not elaborated. Very much disappointed.
I am French and Paris-based, and I do not understand how this restaurant can have such high rankings. Very surprising to me.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the fresh ingredients and great service at Loi Estiatorio. Delicious Greek salad which we were able to share. Pita bread and Greek yogurt with feta cheese dipping sauce was scrumptious. Chef Loi came by our table and said hello which was such a nice touch. Heavenly dessert.

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S
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food prepared from the finest seasonal ingredients. Maria is a gracious proprietor.

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FT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

If you want authentic greek food with a personal touch, and excellent flavor, this is the place. The wines are also great. This was my third time, and I will keep coming back every time I have a business trip to New York.

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