Loi Estiatorio

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$31 to $50
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Greek
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 Valentine's Day at Loi Estiatorio! On Friday, 2-14-2020, we will be offering a Valentine's Dinner Prix Fixe menu - please note we will not be offering our a la carte menu on Friday evening! On Saturday, 2-15-2020, we will be offering Valentine's Day Weekend Specials alongside our a la carte menu!*

*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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria is an incredible chef, human being and force of nature. She makes you feel like you are part of family and serves you outstanding and memorable Greek cuisine. I cannot recommend Loi more as The signature Greek restaurant in Manhattan!

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dessert was ok. Brazini was fresh & amazing

JG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room, food and hospitality was superb! The branzino was so fresh. Enjoyed every bite of the pre-fixe lunch. Will go back again and again.

MH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fixed price lunch on our last day. The chef stopped by twice to check and make sure everything was wonderful. Lots of vegetarian and healthy options.

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fagri for two was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lobster orzo dish was overcooked - orzo was mushy, lobster rubbery. Could be because it was Valentines Day. Service was very good.

M
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting NYC and by luck found this restaurant. It was outstanding, fresh, clean and defined flavors. Services was beyond outstanding, and the food was top notch. The chef and owner came by and introduce herself, charming, elegant and artsy looking lady. She was welcoming and that top the experience. I met my sister there that lives in NYC and this was one of the many highlights on this trip. I recommended 100% it won't disappoint! ahhh and the warm little corn biscuits with fresh olive oil! Just charming and delicious!

MM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Went for dinner before a show so we were a bit limited on time and were unable to get the full experience. Certainly looking forward to visiting again with an open evening ahead.

SH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here. The entire staff is very attentive and Loi, herself, is very available and hospitable! What a treat! Our pre-fixe lunch was most delightful and lovely wine to accompany the meal. We North Carolinians are thrilled to stay just a block away from this fabulous restaurant! We will be back soon!

E
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was intrigued by Greek menu but all the food was very bland. Because of the location, was overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!Love that the chef came out and talk to us at the table. Made you feel like you were in a small quaint town rather than lost in the shuffle of New York

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful delicious meal. Maria was so nice to send over a dessert. :).

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale Greek dining with the expected Greek hospitality. Food and service were both amazing. Will go again next time we are in the area.

PB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find. Love this place. Wonderful experience.

d
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and, in Mediterranean diet fashion, very healthy. Our fish was super fresh and tasty. You could make a whole meal out of the appetizers alone. Our waitress was lovely and friendly and attentive without being overbearing. By the way, you should try the Greek wines that they serve! They were excellent. I look forward to returning in the near future! That being said, this is not a restaurant for those on on tight budget.

YM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is great. I usually do not like branzino or lamb but they are fantastic here.
My favorites besides the branzino and Lamb are: Calamari, Cod, lemon potato and the dessert yogurt.

お勧めのお料理:ブランジーノ、ラムシャック、コッドの包み焼。カラマリ(アペタイザー)、レモンポテト(アペタイザー)&ヨーグルト(デザート)。
ラムは普段、ラムの独特の臭いがきらいな人でも楽しめます。是非、一度試してみて下さい。

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a native New Yorker, I can truly say that Loi is not just a restaurant, it is an experience that is unmatched by any of its competitors. Chef Maria is absolutely fabulous, her staff are extremely accommodating and professional, the menu is so exquisitely curated that you can taste the love and passion in every dish.

BG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bronzino for 2 ever.....Alex was excellent as was the wait staff....Bravo!!

S
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your typical “Chicago” Greek food, Loi raises the bar! Everything is top quality, beautifully prepared and presented. We had the best octopus over a fava bean purée. It melted in the mouth and beats any I have had in Italy, California, or elsewhere. The host and chef greet everyone warmly, making sure their clients are well cared for. Service was perfect, and no detail missed. I have already recommended to a friend and highly recommend to all.

TJ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food, all organic. Fresh fish flown in daily from Greece! Amazing. They make their own olive oil and yogurt, bot to die for.
Terrific service. Friendly and engaging. Great place for a family/friends gathering.

KC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Unique dishes, not a thing we tried was even average. Outstanding food and service!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my engagement and we were treated like royalty. The food was outstanding, as was the service. The owner continuously checked in on us. Overall a great meal and a great experience! Thank you thank you thank you!! Can’t wait to return!

s
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, wonderful service, and a wonderful chef! A memorable experience.

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu selections. Had Greek salad as a starter (very nice), followed by a dish for 2 (shared!) of the daily fish ($120.00 seemed a bit on the steep side though). Finished with Greek yoghurt (with walnuts and syrup) - excellent. Attentive service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

EC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Delicious!!!! Every thing was very good. The best yogurt.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Maria really makes the difference
Greeting people, coming to tables and a lively person!
But my Musaka ..... I ‘ ve already eaten better Musakas ...

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood ever in NY!

l
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch had their set price menu. The beef orzo was amazing. Great baklava and the yogurt was one of the best thing I have ever eaten. On top of an extraordinary meal the owner/chef Mari Loi spent a lot of time chatting with us about food and wellness in the most caring and informative way possible.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La comida muy buena.

El servicio, los meseros bien, a secas.

La dueña es un encanto. Siempre está ahí, haciendo más agradable cualquier momento y pendiente de todo.

Un gran rincón de comida griega que vale la pena por mucho conocer en NY.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here on Christmas Eve was an overall lovely experience . Came to NYC with a friend and looked for somewhere close to where we were staying to dine. A lot of places were booked and offered pre fixe menu’s that seemed either unappetizing or overpriced. We were so happy to have found Loi. We met owner Maria and Alex who were so kind and hospitable. Our waiter Noor was great. The food was delicious. My friend had the Branzino and I ordered the Greek Lasagna - both delicious. And don’t skip out on their village salad and grilled Haloumi for appetizers. Highly recommend!

l
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Greek restaurant! The speads are a great beginning - excellent! We had Mussels and Salmon. Highly recommended! And desserts - wow!

NI
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes of course. It’s an excellent place with tasty foods and an exceptional knowledge on human chemistry against food ingredients. Don’t miss it!

OT
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Für Europäer ist das Niveau des Essens im Verhältnis zum Hype, der darum stattfindet, nicht stimmig. Es ist gut. Die Beleuchtung ist extrem dunkel. Chefin und Personal sehr nett. Saßen gegenüber der Klimaanlage da hat es sehr gezogen, mussten den Mantel anlassen. Toll ist das kostenlose Wasser von dem reichlich ausgeschenkt wird.

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LP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular !
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates fine Greek fare

d
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious authentic Greek food!

LV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. And the executive chef is a fabulous person. Very personable. Great food and service

CJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was elegant and simple. Chef Loi greeted every guest personally and went around the room ensuring a perfect meal. The food was amazing, beautifully prepared and fresh. The menu is extensive but the branzino and lamb shank were perfect. Service was flawless and save room for dessert, they are all great.

F
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were outstanding! Grilled calamari and tuna tartar with bits of crispy phyllo dough was incredible taste wise and texture wise. Entrees (lamb shank orzo and grilled lamb chops) were good but on the dry side unfortunately. Taste was a little bland for me - maybe in their effort to keep it healthy they’d trimmed off a little too much fat. Desserts were also very good - baklava was very good but a little too sweet, walnut cake was cold but I expected it to be warm and not as sweet, my favorite was the Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts. Staff are as sweet and friendly as can be.

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