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Loi Estiatorio

4.8
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995 Reviews
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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.

At Loi Estiatorio, nothing is more important than your health and safety – we are taking multiple steps to minimize health risks to our customers. We would like to continue providing you with delicious, nutritious cuisine to enjoy in the comfort of your own home by offering delivery and takeout/pickup services with an updated delivery/take-out menu with amended pricing to help in any way we can. Call us at 212-713-0015 to order, visit our website, or via Seamless, Grubhub, DoorDash. Thank you for your continued support, we wish you all good health and good tidings – stay home and safe, and enjoy real, healthy food!

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 995 people are saying
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vipGraceC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Greek restaurant in the city. Bar none.

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vipJane
New York Area
34 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
10 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
6 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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MargaretM
New York Area
19 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
2 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
24 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.

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vipFranz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent! Branzino and cod cooked to perfection. Pita bread is the best I've ever had. Service is warm and friendly.

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vipMarina
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food a service. Outdoor dining feels like being in Greece

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arnieb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Estiatorio Loi because the food is excellent and the waitstaff are very attentive. We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second to none!

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

I had seen Chef Loi on television so was very excited to experience her food in person. It did not disappoint! We came for a birthday lunch and were greeted very warmly. You start with warm toasted pita and delicious feta spread all complimentary. We shared two appetizers for a light lunch, both with generous portions. The first was artichoke hearts with peas in dill, very flavorful and healthy also quite filling. Then we had the light, airy stuffed grape leaves served warm. The Greek chardonnay was a perfect pairing as suggested by our server Alex. We finished with a chocolate cake and Greek yogurt with rich, dark honey. I would return in a heartbeat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a “cant go wrong” choice. Excelente!

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AmitaiC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a true 5 stars!
The food is absolutely delicious, and the service is great! Don’t forget to try the yogurt for desert :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was so good as were all of the sides we shared. Her knew white bean salad is perfect for summer and is delicious ! This place never disappoints and the outdoor seating is the best I’ve seen!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner at Loi! They have done a beautiful job with their outdoor space! The food is better than ever and Chef Maria has added new dishes to the menu. Loi is a special place ❤️ that I highly recommend!

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taram
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef Maria Loi was there and was so sweet. Also the gentleman in the front was so hospitable. Everything was delicious! I have been to Greece and it brought me back! Loved it! Can not wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, everyone treated us so well like one of their own, great dining experience, definitely coming back again. And food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food. Cauliflower is the star. Shrimp pasta and fish are also wonderful. Really nice chef/owner, who even greeted us herself.

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vipAshishR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria Loi is an excellent host and we absolutely enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. The food is superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Greek restaurant in NYC

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RandallS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb service; superb food; charming dining room; lovely street entrance

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in NYC serving food from Greece. It is also one of the best restaurants in the city, period. If you've ever been to Greece and loved the food, go here; if you haven't here's the place to come to love it. Everything is as fresh and flavorful as we get at the seaside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely combination of delicious Greek cuisine, ambiance, service and coziness! Highly recommended!!

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lifeISgood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with fresh food and great service!

FAQs

Loi Estiatorio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 713-0015.

Loi Estiatorio is rated 4.8 stars by 995 OpenTable diners.

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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