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About Estia - Philadelphia

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.

1405 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
On Locust between 15th and Broad

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 735-7700

Website:
http://www.estiarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.

Catering:
Visit our website for Catering Options.

Parking Details:
The closest parking is available at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue for a daily/hourly fee based on their fee schedule. The least expensive parking is available at Latimer Garage at 1510 Latimer St.

Public Transit:
SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Estia has multiple private rooms to host your event! From 6-180 guests.
Visit our website for additional information.

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Private Dining

Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting.

Estia - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (170)
Special Occasion (135)
Good for a Date (122)
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Authentic (100)
Good for Anniversaries (97)
Fit for Foodies (93)
Romantic (92)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Good for Groups (74)
Business Meals (64)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Great for Lunch (56)
Healthy (53)
Cozy (53)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Worth the Drive (38)
Casual (35)
Bar Seating (34)
Fun (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Tapas (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Seasonal (14)
People Watching (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Vegan (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Amazing food and and atmosphere.... it gave us flashbacks of our gastronomic experiences in Greece...
Saki was a great waiter...
Every part of our experience was a positive one.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Absolutely the best place in Philadelphia to get salmon! It was perfectly cooked and was a generous portion. Estia has so many special touches - incredible lemony hummus that comes with the bread, amazing almond cookies and a deliciously prepared arugula salad to name a few

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The server was very attentive and friendly. Great experience all around. Food was very well prepared.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Great lunch specials!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The pre-theatre menu is very good and at an attractive price. The food was good but the lamb shank was much too salty for my taste.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

I had the lambchops, my girlfriend had the chillean sea bass. My lambchops were amazing but oh my god the bass was one of the best dishes ive ever tasted. We had CJ taking care of us, and he brought 5 star service to our 5 star meal. Id recommend Estia to any one of my friends and will certainly be back myself.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent food and atmosphere. Will
Keep coming back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

This is not my first trip to Estia and it will not be my last. The service is terrific and the menu is varied with delicious food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

A beautiful restaurant with very good food. We were there on a Monday night and it was blissfully quiet. The pre-theatre menu is an excellent deal!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had great food and drinks thanks to recommendation by a fantastic waiter.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Have often enjoyed the fish preconcert dinner special but not this time. The portion while tasty was extremely small and even with a small trio of appetizer salads (pikilia) and baklava, not worth the “special” price.
My companions did like other choices on that special menu, but it is disappointing that the fish special at a fish restaurant would leave a reasonable person hungry.

I would have ordered off the menu had I realized this. Please offer more a la Carte fish ( not by the pound)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding place for a Date Night with the love one. I really enjoyed it tremendously.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, outstanding cuisine and a cool spot to people watch

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Estia is always great. If you pine for a clean, uncomplicated grilled fish, you can't do better. Their pre-theater menu is a good price. It's my go-to in the neighborhood and I never tire of it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food, wine, and cocktails all delicious. Pricey, but fair given the high quality of ingredients and exceptional execution, just like dining at a great restaurant in Greece. Location is perfect for pre-theater dining. Also, reservation staff went out of their way to accommodate a last-minute increase in the size of our group, so that was a huge plus too. Estia is under the radar of hip places to dine, but the food and experience is on par with anything else in center city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service. The staff was outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love Esta. Great theater menu. We g tere reularly pre or post concert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Preconcert special lunch is a good value. 1st course soup needed more fish and less potatoes. It wasn’t as good as usual. Pan fried fish perfectly cooked, good portion. Yum! Potatoes were flavorful with a nice taste of lemon. Good bread and humus. This is one of the best lunches for the price. Keep up the quality!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always good fish. Great service. Generous drinks. The quietest table we’ve had since we have Ben coming here. The prix fixe lunch is always tasty and good value for the money

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was horrendous, food was good. The restaurant had about 10% of its tables filled when we came in and our server somehow still found things to do other than serve us. A couple times we'd see him standing in the corner talking with the other servers, doing absolutely nothing. Snobby attitudes and not worth the money. Food was good but when you spend $200 you expect good service, especially for the meager ration sizes. For one of Philly's premier restaurants, I'm pretty upset I gave up reservations at Del Frisco's for this place.

The ouzo was good though hehe.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very comfortable setting, with authentic Greek food and attentive, polite service.
The Pinot Grigio was chilled to perfection, we'll be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

food was amazing!!!! server was especially helpful in that it was our first time dining at Estia. definitely going back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Dined 2/3/18, night before Super Bowl. Had reservations for 7:45 and we arrived 7:40. Table was ready upon arrival but asked if we could have a drink at the bar before dinner. They obliged and said take your time as they’d hold our table! Nice gesture! Had couple drinks at bar but annoying that neither of our drinks were served with a napkin? Had to ask AGAIN, when we received our second drinks. Annoying x2. There weren’t any napkins on the bar either. Annoying x3.

Had 3 appetizers, the stuffed calamari (to die for), the grilled sardines ( very good), and the dolmades (to die for) along with warmed crusty bread served with smooth and simple hummus. All the apps were amazing.

She requested the Chilean sea bass w/o the tomato purée and they accommodated! Hers was perfectly grilled and buttery and flaky. I had lamb shank and although it had good flavor, I found it to be somewhat dry and barely room temperature. Not a big deal although had the bar tender been more attentive and the lamb shank been perfect, I would have given 5 stars all around.

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city and we’ll undoubtedly be back.

Ps—they did away with the live Greek music. Bad decision on behalf of management!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great as Always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The menu was somewhat updated and improved
We had a nice quiet table and dinner was enjoyed by all

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Estia is a large, but well laid out restaurant that was really hopping when we got there. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable and accessible, despite the frenzy around us. The octopus was fabulous, as were the lamb chops. I was disappointed in my White Snapper, but that was the problem of the fish, not the restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The variety of fish on the menu and the quality of preparation are the hallmarks of Estia for us although this trip we indulged in lamb chops and lamb shanks, both of which were perfectly cooked as sauced. The tables are close together and the lighting dim so score 'meh' for ambience. Despite a crowd on Saturday evening our server was prompt, friendly and helpful. It is not inexpensive compared to other Center City options, but they staff works hard to make it worth the cost.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We all chose dishes from the pre-theater menu. Everything was delicious. I had the mousska as my main course and it was yummy, would definitely order again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service were fabulous. Attention to special needs could be better 9those who cannot eat seeds or nuts, for example0 and entree portions, ofte 1 pound each, could be smaller, especially for theater-goers who cannot take fishy doggie bag to their next stop.

Still my go-to restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our second time at Estia. I order the exact same thing each time--Estia chips and octopus for appetizers; then the fresh snapper, spinach rice and greens for dinner. My husband had the fish with me this time (we had picked out a 3 lb snapper), but he had the lamb the last time we were here. We both agreed, this is one of the best meals we have eaten since living in Philly (for three years now). Absolutely love this place! Pricey--$278 (with tip) for the two of us, but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My first time and I’m wowed. So were my friends from New York.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Atmosphere and location very good and service was just fine. But we expected more for the price. Fish definitely fresh but nothing special, and few trimmings. Disappointed with the wilted greens we ordered since there were so few vegs with our fish. Chocolate dessert fabulous.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding restaurant! Estia is without a doubt a place you have to try. The food quality and presentation is was exquisite. The menu is diverse with many authentic Greek dishes which were prepared perfectly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We have dined at Estia many times. . It is one of our favorite restaurants to visit, when we’re in Philly. . This last time, however, while the food and the ambiance were excellent, the service left a great deal to be desired. . We told our waitress that we were on a time clock, but, to no avail. . The timing of the service didn’t allow us to finish our meal, and we had to rush out the door to make a Philly Pops concert. . We allowed an hour and forty five minutes to have dinner. . We’ll return, however. .

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants!! The food is delicious. It is on the upscale side but worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. I really enjoyed the meal. But unless you do the theater price-fixed dinner, which is a great value, the rest of the menu is quite pricey. The appetizers, salads and side dishes are fully priced with no lower priced options and you want to order a side dish if you order the whole fish entrees which are not served with any accompaniments

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food as always. Service and atmosphere wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Estia has become a favorite for we ladies who like to lunch before the matinee at Kimmel. It's excellent food and not too noisy which is so important to us.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Another good visit. Noise level was too high. Loud conversation at nearby table. All else good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Octopus was excellent as were the zucchini and eggplant chips
The dorado dish was very good and the side of peas with tomatoes was a nice change. The fruit and yogurt desert was refreshing
All in all it was a very satisfactory dining experience

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