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 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
93 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.

N
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Greek restaurant in NYC. The quality of the food is beyond exceptional. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Chef Maria has an incredible talent that she shares. Highly recommend this restaurant!

BC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this little gem a few years ago when visiting the city and now I have to go each and every time I’m in NYC! Fabulous food and Maria is the perfect hostess and always visits your table. Always a delicious experience!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, some of the best Greek food I have ever had. The Lamb Shank is to die for.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Loi and her staff treat you like a member of the family! Food was fresh and delicious. Special attention was given to the birthday we were celebrating, making our day that much better.

DP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Been there before , quite a while ago.
Always excellent and i have been a fan of the chef.
Tonight fell apart for some reason. Lots of confusion.
While they were very polite and accommodating, a restaurant
of this class should not have these many issues on any night.

I will however try it again.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for my mom’s surprise bday. Loved the lamb shank, right up there with the best meal of all time!

LL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek food with an amazing chef who makes you feel truly welcome at her establishment! The branzino literally melted in my mouth.

GC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is generally good and healthy but preparation has been uneven recently
We have gone to this restaurant many times since it opened but recently some of the food
is undercooked or excessively dry or cold.
The proprietor needs to pay more attention to the sous chef

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Need better seats-booth seats are very uncomfortable.

SU
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first-rate!

M
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends. Menu is perfect, something for everyone. Service was awesome and Ms Loi was very accommodating. One of the most authentic Greek cuisine I have tried in US! We will be back definitely !

e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and a very nice environment. Device was great as was the decor. We will certainly return.

k
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is special. Chef Maria Loi provides such a warm and welcoming environment in addition to the fantastic meals she prepares. A must place to dine in NYC.

PB
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding modern take on traditional Greek dishes. Services fantastic. Delicious !

SG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. It is authentic Greek food which I have on good authority since the last time we ate here it was with a friend who is Greek. The service is also excellent and the chef/owner came to the table which is a nice touch. The decor is basic but we came for the food more than the ambiance

P
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to visit a favorite food place!

K
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular Greek restaurant, heavy on seafood which was excellent. They are also generous with alcohol. Would love to come back one day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria Loi is a treasure! Her food is incredible, and she genuinely cares about all her customers. This was a perfect dinner.

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, interesting wine list, nice ambiance. Owner is the chief.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, everything was wonderful

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen restaurante en New york. Recomiendo la musaka

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s
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fourth visit and never fails and will always recommend if on NYC

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