Estia - Philadelphia

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The stunning restaurant, which is first of its kind in Philadelphia, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home & a menu of authentic specialties, simply prepared, that represent the best of Greek cuisine. The restaurant specializes in whole grilled fish which are flown in from the Greek Islands, the shores of Morocco, Tunisia, & Portugal. Guests are able to choose from Estia’s expansive display & watch chefs cook their fish to perfection over a charcoal grill in the sparkling open kitchen.
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Join us New Year's Eve for a special dinner menu with complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Party favors, live DJ & Dancing until 2am. $125 per person Excluding Tax & Gratuity. We will be opening 5pm for dinner with an A la Carte menu available for all seating before 7pm.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! We had such a great experience, both the food and service were wonderful. We came in for a late lunch/early dinner and despite in being that in-between time, our server was just lovely and made us feel so welcome. Awesome job, We will definitely be back!

m
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Perfect post Hamilton meal🍷

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

Outrageous pricing.

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not happy this review isn’t better. Nice people working there. Sat us down and then another large table next to us even though restaurant was empty. Guess it’s easier for waitress but made it difficult to hear my party talking.

Food came out late. My food was good but others in my party complained. Beautiful inside but we will try other places.

AW
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us and this was the first time for two of our family members. They lived it. We always love the food by and the restaurant. We had the same waiter that we had before and he was great. He's very knowledgeable.

MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as usual and both the appetizers and entree was good as always.

s
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always tasty. Delicious halibut soup to start followed by yummy fish of the day.

l
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are going to Estia for the last 20+ years. Always a pleasure. Thank you very much for an outstanding service and delicious food!

Best Regards,
Boris and Olga Kanevsky

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pretheater meal!

A
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

a favorite place for us to eat. Food and service always exceptional

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estia is always fabulous with great food, drink and ambiance. The pre-theatre menu is ideal. Can't wait to return!

OT
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Great food!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing!! 💕 Will definitely be going back!

p
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

mediterranean food at its finest. The waitstaff were amazing... the food generous and flavorful, and the buzz was delightful... They really took care of our taste buds and experience..

SO
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very over-priced

CB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, Estia was a fantastic dining experience! We were a table of eight, with a variety of dining/food limitations, and without exception there was something for everyone, and every single dish was outstanding. From the crusty, warm bread to the salted caramel baklava (!) and lemon sorbet, from the excellent and attentive table service to the daily special, our entire family is already looking for another special occasion to celebrate here.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. Everything was incredibly fresh. The whole fish was SPECTACULAR!

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. The food was delicious the service was on point and the total value for our pre ballet dinner was perfect. Lamb chops were the highlight, but everything was great.

VG
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Oh my gosh, the service was sooooooo bad, it’s hard to believe really. The food we eventually got was great but we had to wait soooo long for everything and thus were even late to our show. Wanna know how bad it was, 2 tables near us both left before they got their food! That says it all right there! Sucks cause I really had a good feeling for this place! Guess we have to find a new pre-show place to dine!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service !

g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in center city. The food is always delicious. The service was exceptional.

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Estia!! never had a bad meal there!! The service is always very good and I try to go every time I have tickets for the Academy or the Kimmel.

JE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an AMAZING dining experience. My out-of-town guests just raved about Estia and it being the best meal they’ve ever had at a restaurant. That’s saying something as my guests are very well traveled. I dine at Estia often and would agree, it’s quite wonderful. Socki, our server, is quintessentially Estia. Enjoyed and loved it all.

C
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there on a Saturday night prior to attending an orchestra concert. Our reservation was for 5:30 and we were seated promptly. It was very crowded and noisy. Our food arrived promptly but we got the feeling we were being rushed even though there were no people standing waiting for tables. Perhaps it was because we ordered from the Theater Menu.
Still a fabulous restaurant and a fabulous eating experience.

RF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was our server...he was very attentive. Great evening.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, fresh fish!

k
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

grilled octopus, vegetable tower with taziki is a must! Cheesecake with greek yogurt, smooth, a must. Consistent, great food, a lot of seating, long time restaurant, traditional decor. Long time, old world, good restaurant.

FT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were able to have comfortable conversation without excessive noise. The food was served hot and everyone enjoyed their fish. The service was friendly if a little bit casual. The server worked to make sure that we received and enjoyed our meal with time to make it to our 7:30 curtain. It was a fancy meal, not cheap, but felt special.

CS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Annie was excellent! Food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful! Would highly recommend to everyone!

AM
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and great recommendations for what to order. We loved everything.

DP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect business lunch. The reservation was picked up and we were placed at the correct table with a window, the food was great and the service was excellent!

MB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Limited choices on price fixe lunch menu. Major up charge for the lobster entree ($24). Convenient location for pre theater events at the Kimmel Center.

h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant, excellent service.

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As someone who asked for a quiet table due to hearing issue I was disappointed this couldn’t be accommodated. Otherwise dinner was delicious and service was excellent

EK
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Service is what makes a meal and sadly our server was not what you expect from this restaurant. I had to ask twice for my wine. the others received theirs promptly. She never apologized for this. Wrong food was brought to table, again no apology. It was not busy when she took our order so there is not excuse for her mistakes.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, I have no complaints about it but it just was not remarkable like other places I’ve been in Philadelphia. Again, if you like greek food, you won’t be disappointed at all!

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were fantastic! We came for restaurant week & the prefixed dessert menu all contained nuts but when we mentioned a nut allergy they were very accommodating with switching a dessert out for us so we did not miss out! We will definitely be back!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estia was a wonderful experience! The entire restuarant is very captivating and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, hot and perfect in every way possible. Could not have loved it anymore!

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We sat for 20 minutes on Friday night before we were greeted!
We weren’t able to get dessert because we would have missed our orchestra and the waiter did it even apologize! It was a terrible experience and i was trying to make a nice experience since it was the place i used to go with mom before theater

SS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the prices are on the high side, the food and service was outstanding. We were also able to get to our play at the Forrest Theater in time, without being rushed.

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