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Estia - Philadelphia

4.6
5404 reviews
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$50 and over
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Greek
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(215) 735-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Visit our website for Catering Options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On Locust between 15th and Broad
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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.
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Public transit
SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)
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Entertainment
Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.
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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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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

Private Dining

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

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What 5404 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Spaces course servings well and asks if you have theater tickets.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food. I love the lamb and the salads. Grilled calamari was excellent as well.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We often go to Estia prior to the theatre: food is always good, friendly service, and generally not too noisey (so that we can hear ourselves talk to each other!) The prix fixe pre-theatre menu is definitely attractive. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We have been to Estia several times for pre-theater dinner, but what made this occasion special is the great service we received from our waiter. he was very attentive, and when we told him that we had theater tickets, he brought our food out course, by course and we didn't feel rushed like we have been during previous pre-theater dinners. The food was hot, tasty and presented well.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Theatre Menu was perfect. Window seat overlooking the Academy of Music was fun to watch people getting ready for that evening's show. Food and service were excellent.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food
Pricey

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We made a last minute reservation on the way back to the garage from St Marks. We have dined with you many times but never at the last minute. It was like being in an Oasis , so cool, so quiet, and as usual, the prix fixe lunch was reasonably priced and so good. The Avgolemno was a great start. The Fish was sautéed to perfection Loved the yellow squash and potato mix. Bloody Mary’s just right. Finish with Ouzo gelato, Devine. Our waitress was cordial, speedy, great service. Another lovely meal.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Always come here before the theater. Great menu with plenty of healthy options. This visit were were celebrating a birthday. Left a message on OPEN Table and confirmed it with the host upon my arrival. He assured me the server was well aware of my request. However, when dessert came, no birthday celebration was included. I was very disappointed.

This wont prevent me from returning . Just wanted to state my disappointment.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Because it is Greek, it is easy to forget what an outstanding restaurant this is. The Greek food is very good, but it isn't just an ethnic specialty. Near the Academy of Music, Kimmel and other theatres, the pre-theater menu is a great value. Usually one course or another isn't excellent - not the case of Estia, all three courses are top notch. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Lunch before a performance at the Academy of Music at Estia was perfect. The lunch express was a great value. Two courses for $18.00. I had spanokopita and chicken kebobs . There were lots of options on the express menu. My two dining partners had four other dishes, all of which were delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great as usual.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Really good food and nice ambiance. Had a business dinner here and all were very happy with the meat.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

This was my second time dining at Estia - Philadelphia. Always delicious and a good time. I love the warm atmosphere and kind waiters/waitresses. The food is exceptional, and it's a cozy, vibrant spot to get away from the bustling, loud city. Could be great for a nice date night or business outing. The offering of a private room is also available and set in a pretty wine cellar. It's a great spot!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Estia is one of our favorites because they always get it right from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My husband and I had a delicious Greek meal served by an attentive waiter. The pre-theater menu was just right. There was an extra cost for my lamb chops which were extraordinary. Well worth the additional $12. We would definitely return and I will have the lamb chops again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The service was great. The food was outstanding. I will definitely be going back. Great location if doing anything on Broad street

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant that's so close to the Academy of Music and Kimmel Center. I was actually stunned at how BIG the restaurant is! However, they sat our party of 6 in a nice intimate space that was grotto like, and I noticed they also had a private room for 8.

The food is outstanding from apps to dessert. The grilled calamari is unbelievable--highly recommend. Also had the grilled shrimp, (be warned--only 4 served, so if you're sharing, be prepared.), and the stunning octopus. Fish lovers--this is your dream---so fresh and so well prepared. Dover Sole, Lavrikas, and chilean sea bass were our meals---incredibly fresh and tasty. Lamb chops were cooked to perfection.

The service was polite, pleasant, unobtrusive, helpful with the menu. I feel badly when I read reviews that their server was the opposite of what I experienced, and certainly, this was not the case. I even told them ahead of time booking through Open Table, that I wanted to be out by 715pm for our 8pm show, and they were literally handing me the check at 715pm!! Now that's service!

add 6 desserts, a $70 bottle of wine, 3 cappucinos, and one mixed drink, and it came to $100/pp so throw another $120 for tip (20%). Cheap--no, but worth it for a restaurant of this caliber. I highly recommend, esp if you want a place close to the theater and have people with you that are not as fast on foot or can't handle a walk to Rittenhouse for dinner. Greek food is great!!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We went to Estia before a show in town. I was running a little late at our waiter was amazing in making sure we got out in time. Food was delicious and the pre-theater price fix Can’t be beat!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Prices very expensive for portions

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Best salad and most beautiful tomatoes! Great fish! Chocolate ice cream was the fudgiest!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Just a great dining experience. Courteous and attentive staff, delicious food, and reasonably priced drink. We look forward tinthe next time there.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I went ther for the first time with my son & friends for pre theatre dinner. As soon as I read Greek in the description I was definitely eager to try it. I went with sea food and baklava & all was great. The wine was very good even though it wasn't my favorite but it had a very rich flavor.
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Our waiter was an older Asian guy & he was terrific. An excellent host. I'd love to go there again.
It's a. Little more pricy than a usual restaurant so I can't go there as much as I wish!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our server was superior in every way!
The food was "top notch"
We will be back

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The meal and service were fantastic. Brandon recommended some fantastic dishes (octopus, lamb, walnut cake), and a great wine to go with it ( Black Stallion). We will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Had lunch with my girl on a Sunday. Octopus and the Romaine salad were outstanding. Cocktails and wine selection first rate. Romantic setting with great service. Will be back for dinner!!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Good food and service. The lunch special (appetizer and main course) is a good value - $19. But the other additional items are rather expensive - wine, cappuccinos, chips, etc.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My family and I came here after a graduation and had a perfect night. Service was impeccable, food was amazing. Definitely recommend it for a memorable night.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food and service are amazing

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The seafood is always fresh and delicious! My favorite place for dinner before the ballet!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We were a party of 8 and Brandon took SUPERB care of us. We had early reservations (5 pm)and had to be out by 6:15. We are still talking about the amazing experience. There is a happy hour menu and drinks. It was perfect. The tomato and feta salad was so good. We have never seen tomatoes that red. The tuna tartare was spectacular and my son's shrimp cocktail was enormous. The shrimp were massive. You MUST go to Estia when you are in Philadelphia. We are already planning our next time!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We expected a wonderful experience at Estia, and we got it.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

First time eating at estia for our wedding anniversary. From our apps to dessert the food was terrific. The manager and wait staff were on point.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

First time back in a couple of years since we no longer live in the area. Wonderful meal. Incredibly fresh flavors and seasonings. Service was solid but a side order of asparagus got to our table long after the entrees were served and only after we reminded the server. But we will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I love Estia. It simply never disappoints.

Service - A+
Food - A+

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had an amazing delicious dinner for a graduation celebration

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Lovely setting! Great food! Perfect for pre- show dining!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The five of us loved every dish we got. Our server was friendly and very accomodating. The ambiance is very mediterranian and charming. We will definitely return. Yum!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We very much enjoyed our meal and the server was lovely. However, it took quite a bit longer than we expected and we had a show to catch. Still, we will probably return. It was overall a nice experience and the food is quite good.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The theatre menu was perfectly sized and with excellent choices. Just enough to feel comfortable sitting for 2 hours later. The seafood was cooked perfectly and the sauces were outstanding. We come here every time with have something at the Kimmel Center - so convenient and always has room. Great seating by the windows to watch people go by.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

They’ve discontinued brunch and the quality of food has gone way down from the last time we were there, maybe a year ago

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