Estia Taverna – Radnor

4.6
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1718 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
The stunning restaurant, which is the first of its kind in Radnor, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home, and 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 and Portugal, and procured from independent North American fishermen. We have created a welcoming restaurant designed with the comforts of a typical Greek home. We used materials such as hand-chiseled Jerusalem limestone floors, hand woven rugs, vaulted ceilings, antiqued stucco walls, wood plank floors and exposed wood beams to evoke the traditional atmosphere. A series of dining areas feature rustic farm tables, dark wood chairs with beige cushions and dining nooks with upholstered banquettes. The homelike ambiance is accentuated with whitewashed walls.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Estia will offer a special Valentine's menu along with our ala carte menu. Please note reservations require a credit card. Any cancellation less than 24 hours will be charged $20 per person. A no show reservation will be charged $40 per person.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1718 People Are Saying
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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 straggled in but all were promptly seated! The menu is diverse, something for everyone and was prepared prepared and served beautifully!

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! Found Estia on open table and was so pleasantly surprised. Great everything!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was great. Wait staff was very helpful identifying food options for my friend who has a restricted diet.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is nice and open. Very clean! Greeted right away and taken to our table. Waiter came quickly to take our drink order. Food was excellent! It's a bit pricey but worth it!

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

spent a snowy sat nite at ester during restaurant week. It was def a price performer and the selection was very good. All the food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by whole party

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the restaurant week menu. $35 for three courses. Highly recommend the lamb chops

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat at ESTIA.... great food, excellent service and friendly people. Never disappointed!!

W
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently great. Best Greek salad outside of Greece. Estia chips are amazing.

MP
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best octopus ever. Also excellent crab cake. Entrees are large

NS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We have eaten here several times and the food is always amazing. My only complaint this one time is that we ordered two fish dishes that were $31/lb and $30/lb. Our food arrived and both fish dishes looked identical and were absolutely delicious. Then the bill arrived and one of the fish dishes was $60! What??? The fish in that serving was 2 lbs??? Do you ever expect to eat 2 lbs of fish in one serving? Of course we paid the bill without any fuss. Like I said the dish was excellent, but not worth $60. Furthermore, it would have been appreciated if the waiter had informed us that 1 serving of that particular fish dish was 2 lbs and up. Would I go here again? Absolutely, but I'll be asking the weight of the fish in each dish.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It remains consistently great food and service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to get a last minute reservation. Hadn’t been in awhile. Absolutely delicious!

CK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I like Estia, but I feel the value is not there. Entrees are over priced for the service, etc. They seem to never change their menu. I would rather go to Lourdas in Bryn Mawr.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are coming back in 10 days for the restaurant week menu !!

J
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waiter was extremely reluctant to present the lunch menu and showed us the all day menu till one of us remembered to ask. The price difference is incredible. I find it disingenuous to offer a wide variety of lunch menu yet hold back till requested.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience! Would definitely go back!! Zucchini chips were amazing!! Worth the wait!!

C
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and as usual, the food was excellent

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time we go. Highly recommend the Grilled Octopus, and Swordfish Soulvaki. Estia Chips are amazing!

MP
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The best octopus in Philly area. Been to Greece twice and the food here takes me back to those wonderful memories of Greece.

HN
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happiest New Year's Eve dinner we've ever had! So much fun, with great music and wonderful service from our sweet waitress, Brittany. We enjoyed a seafood tower (amazing!) for three, plus delicious prawns, wonderful grilled salmon, terrific gelato desserts and of course those great Estia chips. Plus, nice to have a bartender who knows how to make a great Tanqueray martini.

NP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

as usual, food and service were excellent.
noisy New Year's eve atmosphere appropriately so!

Y
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The hummus is delicious! I recommend the Dover sole fish and Mediterranean salad. Absolutely love the lamb ribs. We love the food here!

c
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We come here every Christmas Eve for dinner with our family.
It's a very festive atmosphere. Our waiter was great!
The dirty martini's are very good, our waiter bringing extra olive juice was a thoughtful bonus.
Food was just ok. We all got the swordfish which came on a skewer with a tomato and fennel, would have been nicer with peppers. Swordfish was oily but was a generous serving.

SL
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh food with great friendly service. Christmas Eve dinner and the saxophone player was an excellent addition! While it is usually loud in the restaurant, the live jazz in the background made it seem much less so. Another great night at Estia Radnor!

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas Eve

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve!! Wonderful time 😊

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We were seated then waited -30 mins before our drink orders were taken The waiter seemed overwhelmed. He returned awhile later and told us our drink order was lost.
We ordered starters and entrees, then our entrees came before our starters.
We saw little of our waiter and had to constantly remind him of missing items. One of us ordered a second drink, which never came.
We finally gave up and had our food boxed up. We have had many wonderful experiences at Estia- this was not.
I mentioned this to the manager on the way out and he did not offer anything by way of apology or to comp part of the bill. Very disappointing on Christmas Eve.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sad to write this review - this is a restaurant I have been to many times and have always had a great experience. This review is not based on the food or table service. We never had the chance to experience that!

Made a 5:30pm reservation on Christmas Eve. The restaurant clearly states that they allow a 15 minute grace period and to call if you are running more than 15 minutes late. At 10 minutes late and about 5 minutes away, I figured best to call. I was told on the phone they would not honor the reservation if we did not make the 15 minute window. We would have to sit at the bar area. We made it there at 5:47 and indeed were told we would not be given a table. Did not matter I had called, they could not save the table an extra two minutes past the grace period.

I have never heard of such a thing! To be told we would have to wait a little longer or they would need the table back at a certain time I would understand completely. I worked as a restaurant server for 10+ years in high end establishments and have dined at 100s of restaurants, never have I heard of giving a table way and in NO way trying to accommodate the patrons.

The young woman who called herself the “front desk manager” would not let us speak to a higher level manager and kept repeating the same thing over and over. She did not care how upset we were or that we were regular customers. She was incredibly condescending.

Will not return barring an apology from the restaurant, none has been given thus far. Unfortunate holiday experience.

D
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not given a booth as requested. Food and drinks served too quickly. Charged a dollar for a pita.

e
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious, freshly prepared, cooked to perfection and exquisitely presented. Service was impeccable...looking forward to our next meal there!1

S
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. Out of the wine we wanted but server suggested another that was very good. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

JF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estia in Radnor is out go to favorite. We eat there every chance we get !

JL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had high hopes for Estia Taverna. We were looking for some more interesting Greek style seafood, and most of the choices were rather run-of-the-mill. If you simply wanted whole fish, there were some reasonable choices there. Other than that, there are too many "Greek Diner" choices like Moussaka and Spanakopita on the menu beside the $ 35- $40 seafood plates. We both had the grilled sardines which were delicious. My halibut, nicely cooked, was served with the ubiquitous ladlemono sauce (lemon butter), an olive tapenade, and garnished with an overcooked grilled tomato and potato wedge, and charred but nearly raw pieces of red onion, and bell pepper. My dining partner's lobster linguini was plated beautifully, but no different from an Italian restaurant. Not bad, but uneven and uninspired. And not as good as what I've had in Greece.

CR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Estia. Great food, great atmosphere and top notch service. Great lunch specials too.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great having an evening with live music as well!

H
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a holiday dinner with friends. Food was excellent
And the service as well!

GP
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great dining experience. Staff was attentive but not overly so to be a bother. Food was great and the wine was superb. While there are two locations, Estia Taverna is a must for a comparison. Both are outstanding, but Taverna leads by a nose! Thanks again.

ET
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food incredibly delicious! Service by a knowledgeable, personable and efficient server was excellent!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects

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