Estia - Philadelphia

4.8
7030 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek
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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7030 people are saying
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OmarF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been here multiple times as a family. The service was excellent. The ambiance was classy as always. The food was tasty, but not quite as tasty as pre-pandemic. However we did enjoy our experience and understand restaurants are recovering. We shall return.

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Mammolina3
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estia is a wonderful Greek restaurant. The Moussaka was light and flavorful, the grilled octopus was perfection, and the lamb chops were worth nibbling every last bite off the bone. Authentic, excellently prepared food every time.

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JohnA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.‘Superb service.

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vipLibbyS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We consistently come back to Estia because the food is exceptional and unique. The service is wonderful; perfectly attentive and inconspicuous. We love their Pre theatre dinner menu. We have always loved Greek food and Estia is simply the bery best. All of the produce is very fresh all year round.

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LindaB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s Birthday

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vipJuans
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Estia from our table placement, to our server, to our food. Our server (I believe it was Javier) was there for all we needed without being overbearing…just the right amount of attention! We shared the Estia chips, which were crisp & light, the Horiatiki Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, feta cheese with a light dressing…both were scrumptious! We then shared Fagri, a white fish with a light sauce, topped with capers. This is one of our favorites here. The fish is mild tasting, but with substance. Another excellent meal shared at one of our favorite restaurants!

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Ally2014
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Portlandia
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and they gave us a private room. So great!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lamb chops were excellent the baby eggplant was alittle overcooked overall a very good experience

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vipMarksgold
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great evening at Estia; sidewalk outside seating. We both got the pre-theatre menu. Salads were garden fresh. Lamb shank delicious. Don’t skip the baklava. Funny helpful waiter.

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vipSitaM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Everything was amazing. The food was delicious, Daniel was very attentive and fun. And the atmosphere was elegant. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipBOB4FOOD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service
Outside street noise wAs very loud

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vipPointeTox
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We used to love this place. We get that you can't get certain things like Barbounia, but Taramasalata? And while the Dover Sole was great the Dorade was not. We ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list which, after delivery, was never again poured by our waiter, although the table next to us had wine service all night. We have been to this restaurant many times; too bad we were told that management said certain food items were no longer considered important. That's dissapointing. Oh, well. It was a favorite of ours when in Philly.

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Took my older sons who had not been to Estia. A very enjoyable evening.

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vipBrianR
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Can be a bit pricey but well worth it. I keep going nack

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vipBrianC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estia is such an elegant restaurant! Caitlyn was our server and did a great job. New for this dinner was the Lamb Shank. Wow, really good!! Also the octopus appetizer rocked. Looking forward to next time!

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yzoldman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went there for dinner. Overall it was really great. The only drawback is the noise level. They do not have any carpet so the noise level can be a little bit intrusive. The food and the service are outstanding. Highly recommend for dinner. Currently they are not open for lunch.

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MarkG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks were well made and the food was outstanding. Known for their fish.... I had the lamb and it was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

A bad oyster, which happens, was not offered to be replaced. My lamb chops were cooked well instead of medium rare and our waiter was nowhere to be found while I and my date sat waiting to have the order corrected, causing her fish to become tough and dry as a shoe.
When I worked in the business, her dish would have been replaced as well or at least kept warm and replated.
Quite dissapointing.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service &food.
Highly recommended!

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vipHerme
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious however the service wasn’t great. Our waiter took our order and didn’t come back until it was time for the check. He walked pass us a bunch of times but never asked if we wanted another drink or to check in. I had to ask another person to bring us more water.

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vipEffie
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We waited 20 mins to be asked for drinks or anything. The halibut was over grilled and tasted more like chicken. The cheesecake was a gelatin dessert, not worth the price and underwhelming. The lamb chops were very good however. The ambiance is very nice. Wish the fish and the service were better. We love this restaurant and we hope it improves. It’s an expensive restaurant and we expect a little higher than this. We want to come back hopefully.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my anniversary dinner and we had such a nice time and meal. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, service was great, and food was great.

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Sally
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We are huge fans of Estia.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beverage and service

Highly recommended

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Dorothy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even the simplest things on the menu are a treat. We went for a very early dinner at 4:00 to avoid the crowd since we wanted to sit inside. Noise levels were very low at that time.

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vipBrianC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estia is such an elegant restaurant ambiance! Miguel and Betty teamed up as excellent servers. New for this visit I had the lamb chops. 4 really nice lamb chops. Do not hesitate, these are worth the money. And yet again, they have the best crab cake appetizer in the city! Thanks so much!!

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ElisaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida exquisita, excelente ambiente y decoración, buenisima atención

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vipUsed2LikeBENIHANA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always!!

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vipMaya
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I was looking forward to go to Estia after reading so many great reviews about this restaurant, its food quality, and especially since Greek cuisine is one of my favorite. The food menu is extensive and covers most Greek specialties and some of my favorite. We ordered cold meze ( Tzatziki,Htipiti, and Melitzanosalata) which were okay but far from
exciting which shouldn’t be too hard to achieve with these simple dishes. Grilled shrimp was okay but covered with too much butter, and spanakopita was too salty and fairly disappointing. The main course, lamb shank, was disappointing as well. Overall the food quality was mediocre at best, with high prices. The wine list is limited and when they brought the wrong vintage and when this was pointed out to the waiter he didn’t think this was an issue.

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vipjohnb
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside and it was hot and loud. Food was very tasty.
Next time, we eat there in the summer we will make reservations inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Estia because of its ratings for celebrations and we were not disappointed. Our overseas guests were very pleased with the food and the setting. Service was excellent - one person looking out for the table and others helping out when the food came. A great system.

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Margaret
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our server was awesome, food delicious highly recommed estia chips with tzatziki sauce and the halibut. some of the tables are very close together which is definitely a negative but overall a great night and worth the money.

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viprrosas1008
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is so fresh the service is second to none and the restaurant is very clean

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vipDavidB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Greek salad, Louvraki and halibut. Service was outstanding also. very nice atmosphere, all staff friendly and courteous. A memorable experience i would recommend to others

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vipJimmydelSol1
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable outside, fresh salads and great menu

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vipDargan
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent rib chops and dolmades. The octopus preparation was one of the best I've ever had. Smart and attentive service. It was a nice evening.

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vipTimW
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was exceptional. Staff seemed rushed to have us leave despite many tables open. Served our main courses before finished our appetizers.

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vipDrRon
Philadelphia
273 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful in every aspect. Our server was tremendous. Food was, as usual, outstanding.

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You can order delivery directly from Estia - Philadelphia using the Order Online button. Estia - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-7700.

Estia - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 7030 OpenTable diners.

Estia - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://estia.securetree.com/.

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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