Estia - Philadelphia
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Excellent from beginning to end! Great bar, excellent menu and we couldn’t have had a better server.
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.
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
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.
Great meal. The octopus is amazing!
Delicious grilled calamari and greek salad and eggplant salad.
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
Excellent lunch specials, attentive service, lovely place. I have dined there many times and will return and recommend it to friends.
Wonderful dining experience
Totally enjoyed the food the server and the ambiance we will definitely be back!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
Great food and great service! Estia chips are a must try!
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
Enjoyed our evening love the tomato salad most of all
This was our first time visiting Estia. The food was good and I loved the ambiance. Very pretty restaurant. We really enjoyed ourselves!
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.
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!
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.
We went for the pre theater menu and already want to go back. Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic.
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!
Spaces course servings well and asks if you have theater tickets.
Amazing food. I love the lamb and the salads. Grilled calamari was excellent as well.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great as usual.
Really good food and nice ambiance. Had a business dinner here and all were very happy with the meat.
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!
Estia is one of our favorites because they always get it right from start to finish.