Loi Estiatorio

4.7
1078 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
**Chef Maria Loi and the team at Loi Estiatorio want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!
At Loi Estiatorio we work hard every day, so on Labor Day, we don't work!
Loi Estiatorio will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2021; we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 7th! Have a wonderful Labor Day!**

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.

Reservations for parties of 6 or more require a credit card to confirm the reservation; cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will result in a $15 per person charge.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1078 people are saying
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KPet
Houston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dining experience - wonderful food, ambience and the staff was tremendous. Can’t wait to go back!

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EllenK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistently excellent. Very fresh, healthy and inventive food. Delightful flavors. Amazing chef/owner, so friendly and helpful. Enjoy going here several times a month.

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JoannaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious with great service and recommendations.

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vipNYCvisitor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding authentic Greek food!

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GlennA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and Greek food. Excellent service. Greeted by the chef/owner. And sang to in Italian by one of the staff on the patio. Great experience.!

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vipMarvinS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loi is always amazing food and Chef Loi is in a class by herself!

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MSC1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic, healthy and delicious. We visit Loi every time we visit NYC and are never disappointed. This restaurant is a hidden gem one block south of Central Park and an easy walk from MOMA.

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vipjocko1945
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb chops and the branzino was excellent, as was the dolmades & the Santorini Asayrtiko.

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TXAg
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek food and outstanding service. This place is great for a date, evening out, or even a nice business dinner.

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deniser
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. And I love that the chef always comes out to introduce herself. The complimentary dessert was divine.

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Wanderinginfromfrance
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place to go if you love food and love people who love the food they make and share. Oh, and if you have a thing for olive oil, fresh fish, beets and/or spinach pie, run, do not walk, to Loi. Wow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered came out perfectly cooked and delicious.

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LeoV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Strongly recommend if what you are looking for is a quiet, unpretentious, good Greek food place. Service was outstanding - Victor and Maria Loi herself made us feel welcome and special guests. Dessert on the house? Yes, please!
The décor is modest - better to avoid if a very formal occasion. But the tab reflects it - it was very good value.

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RichP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loi never disappoints! The food is unique (the calamari so tender, unlike most rubbery versions other restaurants offer). I never imagined yogurt would be my favorite dessert, but now it is. The chef, Maria Loi, is always on-site when we're there, adding to the ambience. The service is attentive but never intrusive.

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ChristianW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We bring family and special friends to Loi when we want to show visiting guests the best of NYC. The food is organic, fresh, healthy and delicious and the service is outstanding with Chef Loi personally making sure everyone feels welcome and happy.

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JoannaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the most fresh, perfectly prepared seafood imported from the Mediterranean daily, I particularly love how Maria comes to your table welcoming you like family! The level of hospitality her whole team has is amazing. Alex helped us choose the perfect wine and my guests were so impressed with such a fabulous lunch. Thank you Maria and Loi team! Definitely be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine recommendations and food! Owner was lovely and thanked us for coming. Was a wonderful menu for me, as I have a dairy allergy. They were very accommodating to my dietary needs

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LindaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our last dinner with friends before our move to another apartment. Loi is right around the corner from our old apartment and is our go to local restaurant. We consistently got take out from there during the worst of the pandemic. I have never had anything less than an excellent meal there. Maria is a friendly, attentive host who makes everyone welcome and then serves them delicious food. We will willingly travel back from our new apartment to eat there.
Must tries : Appetizers: the Spreads , the Octopus, Grilled Halloumi, Calamari , Grilled Talagani. Entrees:Stuffing Eggplant, Mussels, any fish dish.

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vipDaniel
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, great seafood dishes, we ordered branzino and lamb shank as entrees, both were delicious. The starters were octopus and grape leaves, interesting! Lovely owner/head chef, she was very friendly.

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KimG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was excited to come here based on the reviews. We were sat outside which was nice. However, after we ordered dinner, my daughter was startled by several cockroaches on the wall next to her. When we asked the waitress if we could move inside because of this problem she laughed at us. I asked if this was a common problem and she laughed again and said what do you expect when eating outdoors. I have eaten outdoors many places and not had this problem. We did move inside and it was nice. Other than this waitress the staff was quite nice. The food was okay and nothing special. It was a bit bland. The pita and sauce was delicious. At the end we ordered a chocolate cake and baklava that were below expectations but we were brought homemade Greek yogurt courtesy of the chef that was the highlight of the mean. For 4 people the bill was over $300 with only 2 glasses of wine. Sadly we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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vipTim1952
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Loi Estiatorio is like taking a mini vacation to Athens! The food is simple, elegantly presented, authentic and memorable. And Chef Loi came by to make sure we were happy. Her infectious enthusiasm makes the street noise disappear. There are multiple outdoor tents, each separated be a screen. The service is efficient and very friendly.

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vipCarolP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Dined there last night. Portion size was extremely small. Overpriced. I don’t recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!!

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vipIsh55
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic well prepared Greek food! We went for lunch and shared a number of mezze. Very healthy and tasty. Definitely going back!

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GustavoS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Greek restaurant in NYC. Maria Loi is wonderful as well as all of her staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The ambience and service were excellent. Food is average.

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Michellemybell
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful! Will go again

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vipDavidT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Greek food, seafood is off the charts! Highly recommend for lunch or dinner - also great to be able to eat such amazing food and it's quite healthy!

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viprichardD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great cocktails. Happy staff and above all wonderful food. Lamb chops were to die for

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RobertI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Predictably first rate. Great food. Friendly attention from the chef / owner. Our out of town guests were very happy to be with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this restaurant on a traveler’s recommendation and were so happy we did. It was delicious with excellent service which made us feel right at home. The salmon tartare was delicious and I love their spread. I would have not ordered the spread platter as my favorite tasted just like the one they gave us for free. We had the grilled branzino and the kids had the lamb chops. They were both perfectly cooked. I didn’t care for the bean side dish. The baclava was great as well as the yogurt. The chef herself came over to say hello. Definitely will be back

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VickyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would absolutely recommend. healthy greek cuisine. the best baklava I have ever had and I am GREEK

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vipSCS40
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Loi is incredible, and consistent. You can tell that the ingredients are fresh, the fish is exceptional. The service is great too. I highly recommend Loi's.

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vipmrbubbles2
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday, could not make the drink I ordered, vesper, disappointing. The salmon tartare was delicious, the spinach pastry over cooked, my main was shrimp pasta, the sauce was sweet, didn’t care for it, the baklava was bitter

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GloriaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were very happy to be back at Loi after over a year away from New York. Loi has taken over a wide swath of the street for outside dining that is pleasant and private because they have made the equivalent of booths with good air flow. Even though the street can be noisy with cars and trucks rumbling by, the ambiance is happy. The branzino is the best prepared anywhere--fresh, simple, and served with olive oil and lemon for you to dress as you wish. The spinach rice was a first for me and it will be a staple from now on. Chef owner Maria Loi checks in on the guests, adding a nice neighborhood-y touch to a sophisticated restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a joyful celebration we had at Loi’s, the food never disappoints, the service is top notch and the ambiance incredible.
Maria has poured her heart and soul into her restaurant and you will leave a better person just having dined at her restaurant. Cross your fingers that you’re lucky enough to get to meet her, what a gem!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel from Miami just to have dinner at Loi’s! The food is amazing and the welcoming attitude of Chef Loi and her staff makes the trip well worth it.

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SharonV
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are no words to describe how welcome and at home I am made to feel by Chef Maria and her staff. It is always my pleasure to introduce friends to the Loi experience.

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LizaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and these people

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 4.7 stars by 1078 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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