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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: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

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:

Public Transit:
Septa & Patco

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (172)
Special Occasion (131)
Good for a Date (123)
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Authentic (105)
Fit for Foodies (98)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Romantic (90)
Good for Birthdays (79)
Good for Groups (79)
Business Meals (66)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Healthy (51)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Cozy (48)
Great for Lunch (48)
Worth the Drive (45)
Casual (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Fun (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
People Watching (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Disabled Access (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Tapas (14)
Seasonal (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vegan (7)
Organic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Nashville)·Dined a day ago

We went for restaurant week and had a delicious meal! One of the people in our party said the lamb chop was the best he had ever had. Everyone enjoyed their meal, would also recommend the grilled octopus.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Estia for a Restaurant week, my husband got a Restaurant Week menu and I got a regular appetizer. Our food delicious and great service. I recommend this place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant! Especially for restaurant week prices. Loved the grilled calamari and octopus. The lamb and shrimp entree were fabulous too!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We were here for restaurant week and was simply the best experience I’ve had it a long time! The octopodi was a delicious starter and the lamb chops were cooked and seasoned beautifully! Our server was charming, fun, and made our experience even better!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Estia is my go-to spot whenever I have theater tickets. The food and service is always exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Very large, nice decor, however there was a TV playing what looked like scenery of Greece - kind of tacky IMO.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Met family here for restaurant week, as we love eating here and the price was right. Our favorites are the lamb chops and the grilled fish. Great vibe, good happy hour 1/2 price drinks and apps. Take a table by the window and watch the pedestrians flow by. Located right next to the Academy of Music.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Just have to love this place. It never disappoints. Everything about it is top shelf. Can't say enough good things to do it justice.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food! The service was excellent . The restaurant has a great bar and overall is very very beautiful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good and enjoyed. What was disappointing was the hard sell the waiter gave us for the wine bottle special, especially after saying that we were not ordering wine.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We have never been dissappointed eating at Estiia. This time we all had the Octopus appetizer and lamb chops. Everything was properly prepared and was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent. I got the whole fish! It taste like butter! Need I say more? That’s how smooth and succulent it was.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Tremendous food, great wine selection. Service could have been better. I had to ask twice to get the drink menu back and then they forgot to bring the drink I ordered.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We went for restaurant week lunch. It was a great deal - worked out to be about $25 per person for a table of four. The waitress was great, a lady took our coats at the door and made us feel at home. Had some nice bread and hummus in addition to the set menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Went there on the restaurant week as we saw glowing reviews earlier. They didn’t disappoint. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection, though a little low on salt to my palette. But nevertheless I liked it. The side of tzatziki were great. My wife’s boiled chicken was nicely done. We went for an additional order of grilled jumbo shrimp, which was really good. The dessert of baklava was one of the best I had, not too sweet, where most goes wrong. Overall a great night out for us.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an early dinner before a show at the Academy of Music during Restaurant Week. While it was crowded, the service was excellent. Attentive but you did not feel rushed. We ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu and the octopus appetizer was close to, if not the best octopus I had ever had. We ordered this and the Greek Salad at the suggestion of our waiter and he did not steer us wrong. He also suggested the sea bass and lamb chops for our entrees and both were also delicious. I had not been to Estia for several years but found both the food and service superior to what I had remembered.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Our food was fresh and plated beautifullyt. Our waiter was stupendous!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Estia is always great for a shared food dining experience! There is always something for everyone from, vegetarian to fish to meat dishes. A go-to for after work meals with friends with a pleasant atmosphere and very good service.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Great spanikopita -- would love the recipe!
Very convenient to Academy of Music, works great for pre or post theater.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal before the theatre. Our server was terrific - as was the entire staff we spoke with. We highly recommend Estia!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Frankly this is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The service is great, (especially Branna) as is the food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service sparse for popular pre theater time.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

I do not normally do reviews for restaurants but Estia was so good I had to leave positive feedback

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Got lamb chops and they were very tasty. The calamari was also great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is predictably terrific and service is exceptional. Great option when headed to the theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Went for pre-theater menu, service was incredible and there was a great selection of food on the pre fixe menu.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Located in the Avenue of the Arts area, Estia serves a very good Pre-Theater menu which is very reasonably priced. Their regular menu is very extensive with something for everyone's palate.
Service is very good. Convenient to the Academy of Music and other theaters.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Basically good. A selection of appetizers - greens, potatoes, beet salad - would have been really good except that it was served at a frigid temperature. Octopus was excellent, as was a special of Arctic char. Service was fine.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent all around, great food, perfect location, would recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

the food was really great and the atmosphere nice for a quiet conversation

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Estia. Warm and cozy inside, delightful and attentive service, and fantastic food. We enjoyed the theater menu - apps, main course, and dessert were all awesome. The "fish of the day" was excellent! Definitely will go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

excellent visit in every way except nearby customer talking loudly on his cell phone.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia and certainly the BEST GREEK restaurant. One goes there for the food but the surroundings and service are exceptional. Have taken there many friends FROM Greece and they can’t believe we have such a great dining place with such authentic food here in Philadelphia. They all say “it feels and tastes like home”. I have been going to Estia ever since it opened over a decade ago and I cannot believe it has never been listed as one of the top Philadelphia restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always outstanding! We have been dining here for several years. Good and service is perfect every time. Highly recommend !

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great ambiance, good service, good food, good menu choices. I always get the express lunch and whatever the fish of the day is. Estia is particularly good if you are going to the Academy of Music. They always get you out on time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve is always a tough call for dining. I’ve had some wonderful meals at Estia in the past and have enjoyed the relaxed,warm atmosphere. Expecting the same I booked a table for 9:15 on New Year’s Eve. The food was up to standard but the place was basically turned into a super loud night club with thumping bass and shouting DJ. Most of the guests were loving it and expected it. Our server sensed our mood and comped us a nice round of prosecco.

I will definitely go back to Estia and continue to recommend it highly, but not on New Year’s Eve.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my first time at the restaurant and it was NYE. Portions were nice size and waiter was attentive. We were not rushed even tho there was other seating after us.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

When we were being seated the waiter put his hand on my arm and patted my back and arm throughout the meal.
Portions were generous except for my husband's very pricey European bass which was supposedly a pound and came with no garnish.
The meal for 4 came to $275 before the tip with no alcohol. Definitely not worth it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really nice waiter food was great it was New Year’s Eve and we did not feel rushed

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First of all, if you accept reservations when you first open at 11am, it would be nice to take into account that some people may arrive a few minutes before and at least open the first set of doors to the foyer so your patrons do not have to stand outside in the cold. The restaurant is beautiful and our server was nice. $5 mimosas and bloody Marys were a special treat and were very tasty. We were the first ones in the restaurant yet several tables received their food before we did. It took nearly 40 minutes us to receive our food. My husband ordered steak and eggs (medium and sunny side up) The steak was beyond well done, no pink at all. The eggs were also overcooked with the yolk completely solid. My bacon was delicious and I enjoyed my dish but we won't be returning back anytime soon.

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