Estia - Philadelphia

4.6
5431 reviews
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$50 and over
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Greek
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
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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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

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 5431 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent from beginning to end! Great bar, excellent menu and we couldn’t have had a better server.

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AP
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Theater menu is great for an early meal after a matinee performance. Good place to try Greek and mediterranean cuisine. table by the windows great for people watching along Locust Tree.

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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely fantastic —the only drawback was sitting near a table of 8 women who were screeching to be heard and made for unpleasant noiise level

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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent. Service was fantastic. The shrimp cocktail was the best I'd ever had and the black cod was divine. We will dine there again and soon.

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EG
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. The octopus is amazing!

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DP
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious grilled calamari and greek salad and eggplant salad.

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n
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Tye ambience, decor and large gorgeous space is definitely impressive. Some of the food did not sit right with me afterward hence the slightly reduced rating but otherwise visually everything looked great

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SQ
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent lunch specials, attentive service, lovely place. I have dined there many times and will return and recommend it to friends.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Wonderful dining experience

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A
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Totally enjoyed the food the server and the ambiance we will definitely be back!!

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e
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Our waiter Jason was great and was so helpful. We had not eaten octopus but the grilled appetizer we tried was outstanding. A must try.

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GB
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

started with a really great martini - a Greek gimlet. fabulous!
We had the Estia chips which were delicious and the tuna tartare - also fabulous - for appetizers. We realized we really weren't hungry enough for a main course and ordered only the grilled shrimp appetizer. Again, just wonderful. Wish we lived in Philly to be able to try out some other dishes!

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NS
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had reservations for dinner prior to theater. Our server was helpful and attentive. We expressed that we did not want very heavy meals since we were attending the show. I also must be gluten free. Our server made extra effort to insure that my selection was indeed gluten free.
Estia has been a favorite spot for several years.

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BL
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

From the moment we walked in it was clear this is a special place to be.
We had made one small mention of a food allergy and our server Brandon was totally aware.
We had a large party (9) people and all the orders came out together. One was not 100%, but Brandon made sure it was corrected in as little time as possible. Brandon's professionalism was a plus to a wonderful night. I would give more than 5 stars for him if it was available.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was good. Let me start by saying I am a vegetarian, The only reason I gave 4 stars is the the vegetarian pasta was nothing but a penne type pasta with red sauce and some spinach.
Apps were great. All the carnivores loved the food.

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RS
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We came for a pre-show dinner on our anniversary and service was quick, personable, and professional. We had to request some changes to my wifes' dinner and it was done without complaint from the staff. The branzino (fish) was outstanding!

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S
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great experience, my second time there and will definitely be back. Also the second time our server, Betty, helped with recommendations - she is awesome, ask for her!!!

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AU
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food and great service! Estia chips are a must try!

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GM
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We had the theater menu, quick meal and went to show at Academy of Music. Food was excellent! I love the romaine salad and chicken dinner. We had excellent service too

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m
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Enjoyed our evening love the tomato salad most of all

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SF
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This was our first time visiting Estia. The food was good and I loved the ambiance. Very pretty restaurant. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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l
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We had Mariano as our server - he was fab! Food was delicious too :) their menu could be a little more varied. Not too many seafood choices. Also, I love it when the windows to the outside are open but they weren't this night. That would have been the cherry on the top! The place is a bit loud and the windows open also controls that a bit.

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YY
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Location,location, location!
Close to Kimmel and Academy of Music, this is often my go to. Service varies but generally excellent. Enjoyed nice fish dish and dining partners stayed with the traditional Greek offerings. Some variations on the menu would be a plus. A dependable pleasant dining experience!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

My wife and I found Estia when we met years ago, and find our way in a few times a year. It's an absolute gem in Philly. Food is authentic and great, as is the atmosphere! Our favorite waiter Sakis doesn't even ask for my order anymore he knows I came for the lamb chops and a nice Greek red.

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AH
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We went for the pre theater menu and already want to go back. Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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LE
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Best service ever!! Our waiter, Brandon, was amazing. We were dining before going to them Academy of Music and he was so helpful with explanations and recommendations. The calamari sppetizer was the best we’ve ever had. The octopus was excellent and the Estia chips (zucchini and eggplant). were addictive! The lamb chops were fabulous!

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EZ
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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

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CD
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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JE
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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q
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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S
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Good food
Pricey

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JD
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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 on June 16, 2018

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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J
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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J
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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OT
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great as usual.

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L
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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ET
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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OT
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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