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Loi Estiatorio

4.6
552 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Open M-F 12pm-10pm, Saturday 5pm-10pm

*Loi Estiatorio's Lunch Prix Fixe is available until 3pm M-F*

*Loi Estiatorio is closed on Sundays - we look forward to seeing you during the week!*

*Cancellation of reservations less than 24 hours in advance, for parties of 6 or more will result in a charge of $15 per person.*
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Phone number
(212) 713-0015
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Maria Loi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
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Public transit
F, N, Q, R & W trains to 57th Street.
1, A, B, D, D trains to Columbus Circle
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 552 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful meal before a concert. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The grilled octopus was divine as was my moussaka . My friends had crab cakes and they were delicious. We all shared warm rice pudding for dessert. It was a wonderful meal and we will go back. The chef said hello to each table and the waitstaff were very friendly and conscientious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Maria Loi is the best

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

3rd time we’ve visited. Every time we talk about where to meet for dinner this place is at the top of the list! We are working our way through the menu and have loved every dish.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very pleasant dinner with wife and 11 y/o son. Great food and nice wine.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Tasteful surroundings, blessedly quiet, good service and an attentive chef/owner. The Greek specialties are delicious and the fish is fresh and prepared simply (grilled with lemon and olive oil). Perfect for pre-concert meals -- well-timed and not heavy. We've discovered Loi only recently but have returned and introduced friends because it is a gem.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful in every way always.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very good as always

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food, and warm, friendly wait staff. Will definitely go back when I visit New York again.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

What an amazing dinner! Owner Maria and the Chef made our first night in NY so memorable! The food was Devine and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Loi's is the best - great food, great people, great service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful meal. Great chef. Food was so fresh and flavorful. Wonderful wine recommendations as well.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent fish - simply prepared which lets the high quality of the fish stand out. The food is healthy and tasty. We always enjoy our dinners there. We both had the branzino and started with the calamari. All were perfectly prepared.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Alex and Peter treat us like family ....
the food and service was spectacular

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Occasion: Goodbye dinner for a work colleague who announced that he was leaving our firm

Because I wanted the occasion to be memorable, I chose Estiatorio Loi. I had been there four times before (including a birthday dinner for my wife) and had been impressed by each time. As an indicator of my fondness for the food, character and ambience, I would have had us both travel there for dinner even if it hadn’t been near our offices.

The menu by celebrity chef Maria Loi (personable and endearing) is a novel and delectable reinterpretation of traditional Greek cuisine.

Example: Yes, Greeks love grilled octopus. It is typically served either in whole tentacle form or in cylindrical chunks. Loi goes one better by slicing it thinly and serving atop a small hill of fava purée. Delicious!

The traditional kataifi dessert is turned on its head (literally) by Loi, who uses honey-soaked shredded fillo as a base for a custard topping of her own design. (It was amazing.)

The wine selection includes a number of undervalued Greek whites and reds, and dessert wine options include the fabled Mavrodafni, a sweet fortified wine which stands tall as a worthy alternative to sherry or port to round out a great meal, as low-volume bouzouki music suffuses the experience without intruding.

Estiatorio Loi has it all, including warmth. Maria is accessible to diners, and Aleko manages the floor with warmth, knowledge, and Greek hospitality (filoxenia).

This establishment has my unqualified commendation, and I recommend that anyone interested in a great all-around experience at least dine their once.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Wonderful, fresh flavorful food. Met the Chef and owner Maria Loi. Wonderful lady. Terrific lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Always enjoy eating at Loi’s and Branzino was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. Very friendly people w excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great family feel amongst the staff and authentic greek food. Yammas!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Will be a regular!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I was able to make a reservation because a friend from Spain recomended, I live in CA and was in NY for business. Great ambiance food is delicious and healthy!. I went for a dinner, and it was fantastic, quiet, I will absolutely go back .

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Fantastic experience!!! The charm, the quality, the hospitality all make this place uniquely satisfying!!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This was my second visit, I met friends from out of town and we were not disappointed. Wonderful meal, excellent service.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We reserved at Loi (first time customers) because it was near Carnegie Hall where we had tickets. Reception is warm and seats are comfortable but the food was lackluster. Grilled bronzino lacked crisp skin and fresh flavor, spanakopita was a spinach strudel, spreads were sub-par. Service was friendly but a request for more bread went unfulfilled. At ~$90 for dinner it was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Excellent place, the chef is amazing and very friendly!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Chef LOI came out to meet us and ask for our opinions. She was lovely and very accommodating as was her staff. Food was good. Nice portions and great taste.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

LOI never disappoints. From the entrance to the exit and everything in between the meal is always a treat.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Phenomenal Food and Service.....Maria and her team are as good as it gets in NYC!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Thank you Alex and Loi for a wonderful experience at your restaurant and making our anniversary celebration special. We look forward to our return in the summer with both our sons (the double bassists). Your dishes are forever embedded in our memories.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Love this restaurant!! Met Maria Loi. Wonderful chef
and personable lady. Would eat here every day if lived in area. Healthy ingredients.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loi has been at this spot for 3 wonderful years. She is the best

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I don't mind spending $100 a person for food and I'm know I'm paying for Manhattan atmosphere. The portions could have been somewhat larger. I left the restaurant hungry within 30 minutes.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous!! Great ambiance, food delicious. I am not a fan of Greek Wine...use to the California stuff but they found a match.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The cuisine is exceptional and the owner, Maria Loi, goes out of her way to insure that every guest is treated beautifully. As I have a number of dietary restrictions, Maria and the kitchen painstakingly create delicious menus for me and those that are dining directly off the menu. The food is fresh and superior. I can't recommend this place highly enough!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

An amazing restaurant in midtown west that elevates Greek food to amazing heights. Greek food is delicious to start with and Chef Maria Loi takes it to the next level. The Asyrtiko white grape from Santorini makes an amazing white wine. My favorite dishes are the Octopus and the Lamb Shank. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Best octopus and Brandi o ever!! The Dips are incredible and so thrilling to know you can get them at WholeFoods now!!!!
Maria is a talented chef who clearly loves what she does. Everything was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic Greek food with very friendly staff. Would highly recommend

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

spectacular food, great hostess, warm and inviting atmosphere - a lovely place to dine

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The owner is extremely friendly and has an interesting background. The meal was delicious from beginning to end.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Loi is a wonderful Greek restaurant - a hidden neighborhood gem with outstanding food, great service, and Maria, the owner is a great chef, wonderful conversationalist and runs a terrific restaurant

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Maria is the best!

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