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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4.5
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I felt on resturant week, the Sea Bass should have come with a little side of something.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful.

MM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and the bus person were personable and excellent and kind

MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was fantastic, the ambiance was great, our waiter was professional. A fantastic experience all around.

AM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was delicious. Portions were smaller than expected.

OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent as always
Went for Philadelphia restaurant week with friends, had my favorite grilled octopus and sea bass, really delicious

BL
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Especially the octopus and lamb chops.

BD
Greece
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Try the grilled octopus appetizer

MP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was the perfect spot to meet friends for dinner after theatre on a snowy day. The whole Mediterranean Sea bass was perfectly cooked, deboned and delicious. The tomatoe salad appetizer was fresh and flavorful with generous chunks of good feta. The custard in phyllo dessert was just the right ending with a good espresso. Oh, and the warm hearth baked bread with fresh homemade hummus to start was a lovely surprise. For $35 I doubt you will find a better, more comfortable meal in the city. Highly recommend.

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

7:30 reservation, wasn’t seated till a little after 8 pm. Every time I asked for status it was always “ a few minutes longer”. The waitress was not attentive , probably came by the table once to check on us and we had to flag her down to order a second round of drinks. It could be due to restaurant week for the huge influx of people and lack of attention from the wait staff.
Probably won’t be coming back anytime soon.

M
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant week menu was excellent and so were the cocktails. The only complaint we had, was that the appetizers were served before our drinks. This is the second time this has happened at the restaurant. I asked them to take them back and the waiter was accommodating. A different staff member delivered the premature appetizers, and the drinks took a long time. We did eventually enjoy the meal, however.

RH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great! Half hour wait even with a reservation. Great food and service

NS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Everything was cold and salty, this used to be my favorite restaurant but it has changed, I won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Grilled octopus wasn’t up to the regular standard, lacking vinaigrette.
Table was in an awkward location and prevented attentive service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant week

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous meal with wonderful, Efficient, lovely service!!! First visit will definitely b back soon!!
Thank u 4 a truly delicious experience!!

LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always. Restaurant week is a bonus. XXX

MD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great food, service and experience!

M
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and the food is consistent terrific. Their restaurant week menu does not skimp on choices. My 3 lamb chops were bigger than I expected and the seasoning oh so good! Service with a smile too.

AK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time doing restaurant week and going to Estia, our server made the whole experience really really enjoyable! the food was really good, I would definitely come back, but the regular prices are pricer than expected. Overall, very happy with our experience

JH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service were all extraordinary! (Only suggestion would be to add some kind of garnish or vegetable to the entrees...they both looked - and felt - and little empty!)

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went to Estia in the late afternoon after seeing a musical at the Academy of Music. It was my partner’s birthday and she received several birthday wishes from the staff along with an offer for a free cappuccino. This week is restaurant week and we took advantage if the special menu. From appetizers to desserts all was tasty and cooked to perfection. We would definitely visit again.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to a late lunch after seeing a matinee at the Academy. It was Restaurant Week and we had a terrific 3 course meal for only $20. The fed was terrific and our waiter,Joe, was terrific. We highly recommend this restaurant!

MW
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This visit was restaurant week lunch. Spouse had gyro which was just average. I had shrimp & pasta. Pasta was lukewarm at best & same for shrimp. Place was not crowded, so no excuse for poor meal. Plenty of other places to patronize.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and a dear friend (our college age daughters are friends 12 years) were missing our girls and Estia was the perfect solution. The food: exquisite; The service: Andres and wait Support were wonderful; Ambiance: accommodating and lovely! I recommend and will return!!

r
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were excited to try Estia during Restaurant Week. Our food choices were varied, and a nice representation of their full menu. The food and service were both wonderful. The light was a little dim where we were, so it was challenging to read. And the noise level was a bit high, but certainly did not make conversation difficult. We will come back!

BJ
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Restaurant Week menu; the lamb was outstanding! Nicely priced wine

TH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was very nice. Mario was a spectacular waiter. He was very courteous and professional. The dining was exceptional great food and was an excellent experience.

L
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Restaurant week choices were good. Service was great. Your bill adds up quickly even during restaurant week.

d
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to go into town. Fortunately, it was restaurant week.
Had a delicious meal at Estia. A gorgeous restaurant on Broad street . Had a Salad, entree and dessert
And the dessert couldn’t have been more delicious!
Our server was excellent. Pleasant and attentive.
We had a great meal . Highly recommended .

BL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Greek food, but at a price. If you're willing to pay the price it's a very good restaurant in all ways.

It is noisy; that's the one drawback.

SC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Maybe it was because of the Restaurant Week event, it was pretty noisy and the service was also slow. We spent more time waiting than eating.

MR
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant week menu. Great selection!
Always great food.

F
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent theater menu dinners! We each chose from the $35 3 course theater menu and we were not disappointed! My wife enjoyed the calamari (nicely prepared without any breading), lamb chops and salted caramel baklava while I chose the spread pikilia, papoutsakia and sorbets. All were excellent! We also enjoyed a delicious wine (Black Stallion Winery Cab 2016) which I later ordered more of on-line for the cellar at home.

SB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, we did the theatre menu. We all enjoyed the romaine salad that was just right size and taste. I had the seasoned chicken, as did my two friends. My husband enjoyed the moussaka. And the dessert walnut cake which I just love.

SQ
Philadelphia
554 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Very good wine. Servers were pleasant and helpful. 3 menus - very confusing. The portion sizes were different depending on which menu you ordered from but the server did not explain that.

FJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Grilled octopus was fantastic

PO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner with a friend after attending a Bway musical.
Great food & close proximity + it was Restaurant Wk

GA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Philadelphia. Great service.
Highly recommended.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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