Estia Taverna – Radnor

4.6
1484 reviews
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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.
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TB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Octopus was great this time. I’ve gone here and it’s hit or miss w octopus. I was so disappointed in the spanakopita-all crust no filling. Fish special was really good but they brought out different side then what we were told. Fixed it for us.
Greek salad so good! I’ll go back but they need some consistency -as I said it’s hit or miss w some of the options.

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DL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

I felt cheated when the waitress up sold us a simple fish that turned out to be 90$.

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E
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us enjoyed HHr & it was all good....we loved the menu, food & drink choices!!

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M
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent but VERY expensive

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A good place for fresh fish nicely prepared. Somewhat overpriced for both food and wine. High noise level.

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GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back. The grilled salmon was better than we have had in a long time

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CG
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day.

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VB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for Mother’s Day. Service was great, food delicious, beautiful place and everyone was friendly and accommodating

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G
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Greek cuisine. Octopus was delicious large portion good to share. Saganaki was also very generous. Had a nice Robolla with dinner. Busy but never rushed.

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LP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Always loved Estia! We took my friend out for her bday and everything was great until our waiter asked us to leave the table . We could not believe it!! I have dined many places and have NEVER been asked to leave the table . We understand tables need to be turned but the waiter was persistent for the check to be paid and then asked us to leave table. We were not hanging at the table that long, we weren't even done our dessert!! It ruined the nice experience we were having up to that point.
I would recommend the food but I feel the rushing of tables is not professional. I own a business in Wayne that deals with people and would never rush anyone out ...

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EJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I don’t usually write reviews. My wife and I were excited to go there for her birthday. We knew it would be expensive, it was, and we were fine with knowing that. I’d really like to go again, we both felt that way at least midway through our meal. We didn’t love our entree choices, but they were also risks for us outside of what we usually eat. The appetizers were good, we had the keftedes and the fried cheese. The feeling we had was that it was good to try them bc they were unique, but wouldn’t order again. It wasn’t anything spectacular and again the cost was high so maybe I was expecting more/better. For dinner my wife got the lobster, which we were told would be about a pound, but ended up being almost 2 lbs after we ordered so we felt we could not reorder. My wife was concerned about the price but I really didn’t have a problem with spending on this night. The biggest problem we had was that bc the lobster was large we decided to take it home but our server only packed half of it. We were missing a full claw which was at least a 1/4 lb if not 1/2. We felt cheated, especially bc of how fancy the place was and spending over $200. I should have packed it myself but when your in a place of this caliber that offers to pack you expect it to be done properly. Our server was otherwise fine. I’d describe her as fake friendly, but really she was informative about the menu and things came out timely so that’s all I care about. I ordered the prawn looking fish, I can’t rememeber the name but it was a greek specialty so I wanted to try it. It was very small for the price but tasted really good. I wouldn’t order it again. Our dessert was the salted caramel baklava, it was really good also but I would try for the cheesecake if there is a next time. The ambiance was maybe the best thing about the place. We didn’t drink bc wife pregnant. My side of orzo was amazing, sadly the best food we had there. The food we saw other ppl get looked very good. Oh wel

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JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

For someone who yearns for the authentic Greek food that my wife and I experienced during almost 3 years living in Athens, Estia is the place that we have found that comes closest to the "real thing". The Greek salad is so fresh - and almost enough to fill you up on its own; but, missing the chicken souvlaki would have deprived us of the wonderful experience of dipping our pita and chicken kabobs in the indescribably good tzatziki - all reminders of dining in Glyfada Square. (Even the bread and hummus are superior).
Of course, the prices for great food in Greece were a fraction of what you will pay at Estia Taverna - but it is located in Radnor. What's with the pushy service, though? Nice waitress, but she seemed to be unable to hold back the macho crew in the kitchen; they couldn't wait - even after we asked them to slow down. So, maybe you should expect a little bit of "attitude", though at the prices that Estia charges, they should allow their guests to relax and enjoy - like in a real Taverna!

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SG
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good Sunday night spot

Food excellent
Nice atmosphere

Will be back soon!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, ambiance and interior is amazing, the food was totally amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and atmosphere were great at Estia. I will definitely go back. My complaint however, is why does open table ask if you’re going to be there for a special occasion, ask what it is and then the restaurant does nothing about it? We were there for 3 birthdays the host nor the waiter ever asked about it and some of the party had dessert and there were no candles. Just took what was supposed to be a special evening and made it slightly less than by not doing anything to celebrate the occasion.

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TW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie was great. Great personality and great at explaining the menu. The food was great. It took us back to Greece. Overall experience was great. We will be back again

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CJ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Estia Radnor. We planned a lite dinner and sat outside. Perfect day and even more perfect food. Octopus app as always is the best ever anywhere. Brought some friends here a week ago and they agreed. Dolmadas still excellent filled with pine nuts and goodness. Tuna tartare was fresh with ripe avocados and crispy housemade pita chips...irresistible!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional and authentic Greek cuisine from someone who has lived in Greece and knows what it should be like. The quality of the food is unsurpassed, the servers are attentive and accommodating, and the ambiance is lovely. All in all, it is one of the best restaurants that I have been to and can compete successfully with any restaurant in Center City. Kudos to Estia Taverna!

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GJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine as always and great service.

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NC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at the restaurant, food was incredible the service was great. Restaurant however was a little noisy. But we will definitely be back again!

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

service was less than in previous occasions.
did not enjoy our seating arrangement.
stopped for a quick lunch and made it quick.
my take out did not include my complete meal, dissapointed.
will return,however will be more direct with service.

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B
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here all the time. Minh is the best waiter!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

And tonight we had our second best server experience with Elis. He too is very attentive and ensured that we were enjoying our dinner.

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EK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Greek food and this is a great place to get it.

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EF
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem in Radnor, PA within walking distance of the Radnor Hotel with a very diverse and extensive menu and wine list. They specialize in seafood from the Mediterranean and our appetizers and dinner entrees were perfectly prepared. We definitely will be going back again next time we're in town.

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D
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time eating in this wonderful gem of a restaurant. There were so many awesome items on the menu that it was so tough to narrow down our choices. The Salmon & Lamb Chops were to die for. Juliano our server was so nice, very helpful in telling us how each menu item was prepared and just extremely attentive to our needs during our dinner ! Can’t wait to return & try our other appetizers & entrees on their awesome menu.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter and Anniversay meal
Could not have been better

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Estia Taverna twice - one of the better restaurants on the Main Line (East or West). Fresh ingredients, nice preparation and presentation with attentive service. The dining room is comfortable, acoustics and noise levels are well muted unlike some comparable restaurants that seem more frenetic and not as accommodating.

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d
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I love Greek restaurants but this one just doesn't make it. There were two of us for a 8:15 pm reservation. Despite numerous available tables, we were put between two other tables for two rather than in a vacant booth or a table with more room. We ordered an appetizer for one of the entrees along with an appetizer and a regular entree. The appetizer was delivered with the regular entree with the appetizer ordered as an entree delivered 5-10 minutes later. Overall it was noisy, not very inviting, we were rushed when there was no need to rush, the service was wrong and the bill was much too much for all those things. it was more like being in a busy diner where they just run you through.

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L
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We had Octopus and shrimp for appetizer and then Branzino and African prawns for main meal along with asparagus. The prawns, octopus and shrimp were amazing and fish was very good. The asparagus was just so so. The Baklava was also a average and a bit tough. However, the food is somewhat expensive so for value I have it a 3 star. Otherwise excellent.

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was excellent! The food was awesome! The price high for every week eating! Our party felt we’d come again!

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was with a group for lunch and was very short on time. Our server got us in and out in record time. We each ordered different meals and all 4 dishes were AMAZING! Food was excellent!! I will be back!

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L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always consistent. I love the ambiance

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j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lamb chops, probably the best in philly. Grilled shrimp app and Greek salad were also excellent. Our server was from Greece and he was highly attentive and fun. Great evening. Highly recommend!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food very much and will definitely return.

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JM
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service like always!

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very professional and personal experience, once again!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Super loud, rude waiter, rude valet. For that price point, I expected a lot more

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IL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent. Great meal.

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