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Estia - Philadelphia

4.8
4.8
7451 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 735-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Visit our website for Catering Options.

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting. Please email events@estiarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Anastasia Pashalis & Amanda Grasso: (215) 735-7700

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    On Locust between 15th and Broad

  • 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)

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,451 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. G

    Gate

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food (super fresh) with great service. And we appreciated the quiet music so we could have a conversation. It’s old world decor though and could probably use a refresh. .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE go to Estia pretty regularly and always find the service and food to be excellent. My favorite is the Estia chips - just delicious ...
  4. j

    joelm

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent perfectly prepared. Our server Tzachi was very knowledgeable and made very good suggestions.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Greek food and amazing service
  6. DG

    DanielG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. One of the best restaurants in Philly. Service was a little disjointed when it came to the checks at the end of the night. We were a party of 12 and I guess they were either unwilling or unable to provide separate checks or at least 6 or 7 checks. This was very disappointing and was a poor ending to an otherwise fabulous evening.
  7. JW

    JamesW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic- went back a second night Wonderful food and service !!
  8. l

    lobster101

    Philadelphia

    397 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    397 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Happy Hour and it's the BEST anywhere. We had octopus, salad and your famous chips!!! We also the fabulous pomegranate margaritas. Outstanding everything. We come about once a month. Thank you!!!
  9. N

    Nick

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, we loved everything!
  10. VB

    ValerieB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, good food! Expensive though. 🤷🏽‍♀️
  11. SS

    StephenS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was exceptional!!!! We loved the food and they accommodated our needs because my husband is hard of hearing and we needed a double booth that usually for 4.
  12. L

    Lovefoodnj

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Phenomenal food. A bit over priced for the portion sizes but the taste was so good!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great recommendations from the staff from the menu.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant!
  15. G

    Gatorjosh

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gavin was a sensational server - experienced, thoughtful, and one step ahead. Food was delicious.
  16. GF

    GoodFood

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We requested a quiet table for a special occasion. Had a great booth tucked into a corner. Service was not rushed and food was excellent.
  17. C

    Citydweller

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Over the years, Estia has produced delicious and consistently excellent food. It has, like every other restaurant, become more expensive in recent months.
  18. S

    Sybil

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is delicious. There was a very loud table near us, and the rest of the restaurant was busy. It was too noisy to be relaxing. The low stone ceilings and lack of sound absorbent materials make it very loud and hard to have a conversation. More rugs and curtains needed.
  19. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great night for our party of 3. Our server Lina was attentive, personable, and professional. The wine and food were great. The walnut cake and the baklava are both winners for dessert. Looking forward to a return visit!! Thanks!!
  20. j

    josen

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious- we ordered sword fish, Tuna tartare, whole fresh fish. Delicious Baklava for dessert very thin and crispy filo. Excellent.
  21. AM

    AnthonyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Everyone. Food was amazing. Best octopus I ever had
  22. MS

    MegS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The first question our server asked us were whether we attending the show at the Academy of Music, we were. He made sure we were on time, but not rushed. Perfect meal, the food was delicious.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  24. JD

    JanethefrequentDiner

    Philadelphia

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were late getting to the restaurant because the play was longer than we thought. The staff held our reservation at least 45 minutes past the original time! So gracious. The small dining area in the front of the restaurant is usually great for stowing my husband’s medical scooter. We were fortunate to have Javier as our waiter once again. He and his assistant were expert at moving the table so we could get comfortable. This room is usually quiet but last night, perhaps because we were later, the room was filled with big parties. Several Young children were included. The noise level was louder than ever, but the food was as good as always. The catch of the day was mild, tasty, and beautifully sautéed! The spanakopita was a little overdone, but my salad and oysters were great. Drinks were ample. My husband loved his gin martini. Thank you all!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We tried the plecki and it was fabulous. I make this at home and this is at a whole different level.
  26. AG

    AndorraGirl

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come to Estia before a performance at the Academy of Music. Not only is it close to the theater, the restaurant is always welcoming and the food is lovely. Everyone at the restaurant is friendly and excels in their positions. Drinks are great too.
  27. NN

    NoName

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This was our first return visit to Estia since pre-COVID days. It had always been our preferred pre-theater dinner spot, and until now, never disappointed. Service was attentive and excellent. But the quality of food was not up to our expectations. My chicken was very dry and flavorless. Given the 20% increase in prices (which we understand in this time of inflation) we'd have hoped the restaurant was able to maintain its previous very high quality of ingredients and preparation, but were sadly disappointed.
  28. J

    Jeff1

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Fish is really good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Would never step foot in this establishment again. Absolutely the worst service in Philly area. Expect to be treated like trash if you don’t wear suit and tie or dress. I mean no one greets you at the entrance. Our waiter was talking over us, wouldn’t allow us to order telling us to drink up and walks away. Don’t get me wrong, food is 8/10 but the atmosphere was garbage. Our waiter would not talk to nor answer my fiancées questions. He would only talk to me or look at me. We noticed he was doing the same thing with different tables. He made a quick smirk after we decided not to get a side dish. Horrific experience. I would highly advise going somewhere else. Ohh and don’t expect to spend less than $150 for two people.
  30. LO

    LauraO

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my second time eating there and the food and ambiance were incredible. The Estia chips were the table fave, but everything was delicious!
  31. CG

    CaseyGregory

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond amazing service and food !!! Octopus appetizer was phenomenal!
  32. BR

    BethR

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wine, lovely atmosphere and perhaps the nicest restroom I’ve ever visited!
  33. RW

    RWW2

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delicious conclusion to an evening out or a great meal prior to an evening of entertainment.
  34. N

    Nyacker

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding Greek food. Excellent cocktails and wine. Server was excellent, but not familiar with details of the food.
  35. YE

    YumE

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theatre dining. Our server was wonderful! She made great recommendations including not over ordering as we had ordered more than enough and she was correct! We got out in time for the show. Food was fabulous as always!!
  36. G

    Gaki

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It is very noisy! Estia is very convenient to Kimmel Center Events. The food is ok.
  37. DM

    DavidM

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for a special occasion. The grilled octopus appetizer is spectacular. Service was outstanding and the rest of the meal was superb
  38. l

    laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the Prix Theatre Dinner Special. All three courses were delicious. The grilled octopus appetizer was a favorite as well as the fish of the day. It was a lovely place to eat after a matinee at the Kimmel Center.
  39. RL

    RonL

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very Warm in this Restaurant Yesterday or Ambiance would have been better.
  40. U

    Umberto

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice ambient cause there are different table for most of the occasion. Noticed business dinner as well as private couple… How the interior is organized allows to accommodate different party types and always keeping then noise level that you can hear the conversations. Food is tasty, and well presented and served Definitely recommended!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Estia - Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Estia - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-7700.

Estia - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 7451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Estia - Philadelphia

1405 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Locust between 15th and Broad

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 735-7700

  • Catering

    Visit our website for Catering Options.

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting. Please email events@estiarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Anastasia Pashalis & Amanda Grasso: (215) 735-7700

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