Estia - Philadelphia

4.8
6960 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 6960 people are saying
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LovePhilly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had a 5:00 pm reservation at Estia. I made the reservation a week in advance. We were seated at 4:55 pm which was great. We were served water and given menus. At 5:45 pm, I walked out! No one came to our table nor asked us if we needed anything. Two tables were seated 20 minutes after us! They were immediately given bread and their orders were taken! I left and made a reservation Fogo de Chao! It’s was amazing!!! I have never walked out of a restaurant before but the service at Estia was absolutely terrible and I will never go back or even try it in the future!

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Sabrina
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was good but the only thing is that the waitress put in my order wrong, then to took 30mins for my food to come out. Also we fried potatoes and it 45min for those and the waitress told us the manger was going to talk to us and no one came to talk to us

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Jazz7
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipKarenH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Very poor service. Only one server for the entire restaurant. He was a very nice guy , but overwhelmed.

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coreyob
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Our waiter was so nice and really helped us out with the menu. Food was excellent..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every restaurant in the city of Philadelphia should ask about the service standards in play here.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipUncleBuck
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Waiter’s recommendations were spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sami the waiter was outstanding

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vipChubbyBubby
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The octopus was sensational as always. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay that was supposed to be a 2017 but it was a young 2019 and it was a poor example of Chardonnay. In addition my halibut was very dried out I brought it home thinking I would make a fish salad out of it and found it also smelled fishy.

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kelleyj
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to see them open! Our waiter was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Ives
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, great wait staff. Highly recommend it!

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Marty
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here - delicious food, great service, really enjoyed the atmosphere (sat inside). Some items were a bit pricey but it felt worth it given the overall experience. And the octopus appetizer was the best I’ve ever had!

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vipNancyH
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Every single item we had was delicious. We had the theatre menu, huge bargain!! The lamb chops melted in my mouth. The service was excellent. The food was amazing.

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StephenL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus done right. Possibly best calamari in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date there and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the place. Super happy with the food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and a very pretty restaurant. The fix-price menu offers excellent value. The food was between good and great, I especially enjoyed the Spinakopita and baklava for dessert. Service was good, with very mild nuances: couldn't prepare a cocktail from the menu and would forget to bring us water. I would definitely come back.

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Kyriakos
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pre-fix Easter Menu was apropos for the occasion. The soup, salad, roasted lamb and potatoes were as if we were enjoying it in Greece. The service and the wonderful ambience certainly added to experience. Very professional and authentic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ordered was delicious. Staff were very honest about portion sizes and helped us from over ordering which is not always the case. Will definitely be coming back!!

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vipLarissaC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date or special occasion spot.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and especially enjoyed the spanakopita! Our waiter was very attentive and seemed like he really loved the dishes as he described them to us. We both would definitely recommend this place to others.

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viproadwarrior
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, the very best restaurant in the city for Mediterranean food. The greek salad and Estia chips are a must. Service is outstanding; always a fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect ! Saki was the best ! Definitely would recommend this !

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JerryR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my !!! If you don't mind paying a little bit more for really good Greek food, then try Estia. We went for our 30th Anniversary and everything was excellent. Betty our server was great. We ordered several appetizers, my wife ordered the chicken and I ordered the halibut. Both were excellent. And so were the deserts!! If we end up in Philly again, we will be back.

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NinaW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great! Loved the food and the service was friendly and perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so delicious! We started with the Estia chips, so thin and crispy....zucchini and eggplant never tasted so good!!!! Next we ordered the lamp chops and halibut...so perfectly prepared. Estia has the best atmosphere...quiet relaxed but also a romantic venue.
The service was excellent. We also had requested a booth and they made sure we were seated there. Best of Philly!

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viplivethelivecom
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Greek food we’ve had in a very long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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vipMelissaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing especially the zucchini chips and filet

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vipVictorV
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to visit in the city. I’m glad they are getting busier. Always seem to order the same stuff. Octopus, shrimp, lamb chops, and the sea bass. Vera is an absolute dollAlways nice to see her.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!

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vipJustinR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Grilled octopus is amazing. Two people got four orders :-)

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ElizabethE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with 3 friend and had a wonderful experience. Grilled octopus was amaaaaaaaazing! Spanakopita was really good as well. We also ordered the sautéed calamari which was tasty and tender, not at all overcooked. I had the shrimp souvlaki for dinner and have been thinking about it ever since. I highly recommend for tasty food.

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ElizabethP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband loves Greek food, so for his birthday we chose to celebrate at Estia. We were so satisfied with the food - we shared everything! It was the perfect amount of food to have an app, salad and entree shared. We were both completely full, but still ordered the Greek cheesecake which was phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best Meals I have had in a while! Delish! I will be returning many time in the up coming years.

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alyssar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance were all amazing. Can’t recommend this place enough

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vipKevinS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Old grumpy server

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You can order delivery directly from Estia - Philadelphia using the Order Online button. 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 6960 OpenTable diners.

Estia - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://estia.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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