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About Estia - Philadelphia

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.

1405 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
On Locust between 15th and Broad

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 735-7700

Website:
http://www.estiarestaurant.com/

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

Catering:
Visit our website for Catering Options.

Parking Details:

Public Transit:
Septa & Patco

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Estia has multiple private rooms to host your event! From 6-180 guests.
Visit our website for additional information.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open for Brunch and Dinner. Join us!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed for Christmas.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for New Year's Eve! Our a la carte menu will be available for all seating’s before 7pm. Later seating at 9 p.m. Four course $125 pre fix menu with complimentary champagne toast at midnight, party favors, live DJ and dancing until 2am.

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Private Dining

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

Estia - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (152)
Good for a Date (123)
Special Occasion (121)
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Authentic (94)
Fit for Foodies (94)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
Good for Groups (82)
Romantic (82)
Good for Birthdays (80)
Business Meals (60)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Worth the Drive (54)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Healthy (48)
Great for Lunch (36)
Casual (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Cozy (28)
Fun (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Hot Spot (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
People Watching (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tapas (6)
Vegan (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Our server was excellent, and although it was very busy, she was extremely attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and ambience were great, but what made it a stellar experience was our friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable waiter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The meal was excellent

Service was the same.

My wife and I throughly enjoyed it

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Dimly lit dining that requires a flashlight to read the menu or bill. Fast hurried service by waitstaff that provided no service after taking the order. Food was ok.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Estia did not disappoint! Everything... from our first drink through dessert was delicious!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Totally amazing meal!
Our server Kyle was knowledgeable and attentive. Wine choice was crisp and dry. Fish was ‘to die for’!
Dessert was over the top!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

An excellent restaurant . Great menu, food and staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Asked to make sure we would be served so we would have enough time to get to the theater. And the waiter did an excellent job.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had dinner prior to the Nutcracker and our server timed everything perfectly. The romaine salad alone is reason to return but everything we ordered was delicious. The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy. I had forgotten how much I love this place - we will be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Easy choice for orchestra night dinner.
Good location. Good, fresh fish. Efficient service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Booked a table last minute for a 9 person business dinner. Everyone was very pleased with their meal and our waiter provided the best service I’ve seen in years.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

First class venue in all respects. I’m a “frequent flyer”

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was outstanding. We had the lamb shank (fantastic, hint of anise in the marinade?), the lamb chops grilled over open fire and the crab cake...best I’ve had in years. So food was top-notch. The service although friendly was not so attentive and food arrived slowly. For ex, we were asked about dessert while our plates were still full, asked about drinks after we were asked to order...but whatever, it was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our third visit to Estia both prior visits were with larger parties and the food was excellent. We decided to celebrate my wife’s birthday after the Philly POP Christmas show. We started with the fried cheese and grilled Octopus appetizers they were excellent the Octopus is my favorite. We both had the branzino for the main course. I know this can be a challenging fish to fillet but there were many small bones left in the fish especially my wife’s. Just a poor job filleting the fish, unfortunate as flavor of the fish was excellent.
Our server chose out a nice white wine for us, we enjoyed it so much we purchased a bottle to bring home. The problem was he gave us a Red Bordeaux which we did not realize until we were home. The visit this time was a bit disappointing , It was an off night for sure.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overpriced for food that was good but not nearly worth the cost. Nothing wowed me and for the price I would expect that.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent brunch. Love the Mimosa and Greek toast. Table in quiet corner for good conversation. I will return and recommend it to friends.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was the first time we had slower service. The dinner was outstanding. If you like swordfish this was about the best we've ever had.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We especially like the 3-course concert/show meal, always with wonderful choices of appetizer, entree & dessert. Food preparation & presentation are excellent. We had difficulty paying with combination of cash and credit cards (probably our arithmetic issues). We will request separate checks next time which I hope our waitperson is willing to do.

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent as always. My favorite restaurant in Center City. Love the Lavraki!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a fabulous time dining here before our show. Our server was amazing as well and helped us decide when we will be taking our trip to Greece!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The ambiance is warm, and the food is superb. I've taken a friend there who grew up on the Greek island, Crete, and she said her meal was delicious and authentic. The restaurant is close to the Kimmel Center as well as many other theaters, so this spot is a smart choice when you have a show to get to. The servers ask if you're going to a show to be sure you get there on time. Estia has a wonderful theater prix fixe menu with many options to choose from.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The menu offers a little bit of everything and mostly fish. My dinner companion is allergic to all fish and seafood so that was a bit of an issue. I had the crab cake which was very good as was the arugula salad. I loved the atmosphere and the service was great. I thought it was more expensive than the quality of the food warranted.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Estia’s pre theater menu is outstanding. Delicious and a real value. Our favorite appetizers are the grilled octopus ($5 extra but so worth it!) and the salad with a lamb and feta meatball.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Another fantastic meal after the theatre. We all enjoyed the theatre menu offering 3 course meal for $35. We all decided to order 3 unique appetizers, entrees , and desserts and shared them all. It was a wonderful experience! Especially enjoyed the Greek casserole and the fish of the day which is always prepared nicely. Love coming here before or after the play! Service is also top notch!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My family ( two adult children , husband and myself) went to Estia for a pre- theater dinner this past Saturday night. The restaurant is lovely and though it was full, the noise level was very low and we could talk comfortably through tour the entire meal. The table service was excellent. We all had the pre theater three course meal. Each of us had something different and all of us loved our food and desserts. The country salad was very fresh. My husband loved the boneless lamb and my daughter enjoyed the lamb chops. I had the fish of the day which was very good. My favorite was my son’s shrimp skewers with tomatoes and onions. We always take notes and vote on the best dish of the night and three out of four voted for their own.( l voted for the shrimp instead of the fish. Mine was good but Little plain). The absolute highlight of my night was manager. I didn’t get a cookie on the way in and went to take one on my way out. Unfortunately, they were gone. The lovely man went to the back to check if their were any cookies left. He was gone for a while and we had to leave for the show, so we left. He cane running after us on the street with a little bag of three cookies for my family and myself. Yes, there are still good people left in the world. Thank you for reminding me of that Estia. Kisses to that lovely, kind gentleman.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great Experience at Estia!! We love it!! WE sat at the bar and you can get served any food on the menu. The bar is one of the best in Philadelphia!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Probably my favorite restaurant. The fish is always fresh. Octopus and other appetizers are outstanding.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our first visit in many years. We didn't come back because they didn't know how to make Saginaki and it seemed over-priced. We are glad that we did because the Saginaki, along with the 3 sauce appetizer was excellent; the Hendricks Martini was made well and the entrees were very good. ( European Sea Bass and Lamb Chops) It is still pricey but well worth it. The service and seating could not have been better. A great prelude to a Philly Orchestra concert!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ambience and service was great. Food was pretty decent but wasn’t really worth the price. $21 for a small crab cake? A small piece of crab cake $21? The crab cake was extremely good though. The grilled stuffed calamari was fair and so were the lamb chops. Service was great was really impressed by the service. Meal wasn’t filling at all but overall it was a pretty good dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food is delicious, and the theater special is a great value! We’ll be back.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Love this place, right across street from theater, excellent food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a treat to eat at Estia. Staff is friendly and very efficient! Food is delicious!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a pre-theatre dinner for my husband’s birthday. The restaurant is beautiful, and quite elegant but not fussy. We had the prix fixe menu, and even my teenaged daughter found an entree to her liking. She had the roast chicken and we had fish-all delicious. Service was great. Literally across the street from the Academy. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The service was exceptional. The three-course pre-theater menu was an excellent value with a wide variety of choices. Our selections were delicious which included the calamari, octopus, fish and lamb. Would definitely recommend and return to sample the other entrees.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Once again, Estia's food selections were good, portions perfect and taste wonderful. Estia was perfect in meeting our time restrictions for a show afterwards and we would highly recommend Estia for pre-theater at Academy or Kimmel events.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food here is well done, but by no means spectacular. It's good Greek Style food that is presented well. While I think the seafood is very overpriced for what you get it was very tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have had multiple great meals at this restaurant, which is why it's such a shame that this meal on my wife's birthday was so bad. We ordered a 2.5 lbs whole fish in salt crust and a larger order of their lamb chops medium rare. The fish which is usually shown to you and fillet'd in front of the table was just brought out plated and it was dry! I have no idea how a salt crust could possibly create a dry fish, so I assume that we never got the salt crusted fish and were given some other fish, done poorly. The lamb was on the well side of medium. The appetizers were all great, including the whole grilled fresh sardines. They were nice enough to remove the entrees from the bill, but I'm still disappointed with the experience given that it was my wifes bday.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. Great service. One of our favorite restaurants!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and service. Food was fresh and delicious, octopus and calamari are a must!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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