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Estia

4.5
163 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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Inspired by the coastal regions of Greece, Southern Italy and Spain, Estia is a bountiful celebration of fresh, local ingredients and the Mediterranean philosophy of cooking, where delicious food is made from scratch and dishes encourage family-style sharing around the hearth.
Imagined and designed by Executive Chef Ben Heaton, the Estia menu features fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and markets, prepared with skill and simplicity to make the most of fresh ingredients prepared simply over charcoal or wood burning oven to lend smoky earthiness to each dish, complemented by touches of tangy citrus and spices.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(416) 367-4141
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Heaton
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Yorkville Ave
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Public transit
Estia is conveniently located at 90 Avenue Road, it is within walking distance from both Bay St. and St. George subway stations.
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Special events & promotions
Contact our reservations team (reservations@estiatoronto.com) to inquire about hosting an event at Estia!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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What 163 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

When traveling I always look for restaurants serving whole grilled fish. Estia definitely fits the bill in that regard offering branzino, my favorite, and an impressive selection otherwise. Salads were interesting (fig/arugula) and (fennel/radicchio) and perfectly dressed. Was less pleased with the fava beans which were served in a tomato concoction. Im unable to get fava beans fresh in my home area so when I eat them I prefer them simply presented. Wide selection of spirits and impressive selection of scotch. Had to dock the ambiance for the music—“everybody’s working for the weekend” is still playing in my head—ugh—

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

First time at Estia and was really impressed. Was a date night with my wife and was the perfect place for this - good atmosphere, great food, and fantastic service. Would definitely go back to try other items.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very expensive and food was completely unmemorable. Their flat bread was very good as was the baby gem lettuce salad. Fish was ok, short rib was pretty good, rib eye nothing amazing. Potato side with salsa verde very disappointing. Orzo side ok at best. Both sides should be removed from the menu. Overall, dinner for 4 w tax and tip was $920. Great location and very nice restaurant but food totally not worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The ambience and service are outstanding and the food is quite good with a creative twist to traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The dessert menu is unusual and outstanding. The restaurant does get noisy but not excessively so .

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food and service

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Overall wonderful experience with very good food and service. Only drawback was the high table, which was not a problem for those in our party who sat on the banquette but was a bit daunting for those who sat on the high chairs!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The meal was delicious... had the beef tartar, crudo,short rib and Greek Branzino...also ordered the grilled octopus which was a disappointment but the host was quick to apologize and remove it. Overall a nice restaurant for a special night.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The experience was exceptional. Excellent, unique quality food with beautiful presentation. The service outstanding. Beautiful, romantic ambiance and decor. I would highly recommend Estia.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a really good dinner. Lacking a bit on the service of the initial cocktails but the food was outstanding. We really like this place and recommend it. Also, conveniently close to Yorkville for bars and pubs for after dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Overall a Nice Place. The server was really helpful in accommodating our dietary restrictions, but we ended up ordering way too much food because the food was served family style and I really feel that the server could have helped us since I asked her directly what she recommended portion wise. Maybe the way the menu was structured made it difficult to know what the appropriate amount of food would be. It was not nice to have to leave so much food untouched. We couldn’t take it with us since we were going out.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was very good but very expensive for what it was. Good but not sure it was worth the amount they were charging

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

When came in, asked for a booth. Explained that this was a second time in one week at the same restaurant, planning to be regulars. The manager and the hostess explained that all tables were reserved and put us by the service door at a regular table. The booth behind us remained vacant throughout our dinner. Poor management. Good food. Excellent service. Great ambiance. I will go somewhere else though, somewhere I am made feel special for my $300+ dinner check.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Service was great, atmosphere also

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Much too expensive for value

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Really outstanding meal, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend trying one of their flatbreads along wish a fish of ththe day. Our waitress was patient with us as we were trying to choose from the menu, and did a great job explaining the options and making recommendations.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great service, very knowledgeable staff. I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Three of us enjoyed a lengthy dinner evening and the essential aspects of a great experience fit together: We were greeted warmly and the table was ready. Estia’s atmosphere is elegant and inviting with well-chosen background music at a level that feels just right. A variety of appetizers was enjoyed by us – I particularly recommend the simple looking cheese flatbread which offers an amazing confluence of unexpected flavours. Next we shared one large brazzino with delectable side dishes. Great desserts (rhubarb) and after dinner drinks rounded out the evening. Estia offers wines that are selected with greater knowledge than found at most good restaurants. Our server was Sarah who blends charming personality, knowledge and skill to a point that would be tough to top by her peers – well done Sarah! I have been to Estia several times and the experience has been consistently to my full satisfaction. Thank you to all!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful restaurant, excellent food quality and exceptional service. Definitely one of the best in Toronto. Second floor space is perfect for special occasions. Thank you for a memorable rehearsal dinner and the customized menu card. All of our guests are impressed and enjoyed the meal thoroughly.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Restaurant looks great, and service is very good. Appetizers and desert were good. Unfortunately the two pasta dishes were poor. In particular, the seafood linguine should be removed from the menu.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The ambiance and decor in the restaurant were quite nice, however the food was disappointing. We got the fresh calamari (not the appetizer) with dill and capers and it was extremely salty, although cooked properly. The chicken was dry and the rest of the food was quite bland. The standout dish was the lamb meatballs.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Branzino was fabulous! The whole meal was delicious. Great decor and ambiance. The booths are fun for a night out with friends.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Second visit
Just as great as last
Had Turbot this time.. fabulous!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dinner. Only frustration was that the host could not find my reservation and treated us a little like we were trying to scam our way into the restaurant.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Poor inattentive service - appetizers came long before our drinks etc. Ordered 1 pound of shrimp - they served a plate with 3 medium sized shrimp that could not have weighed more than an ounce each. Poor quality food and bad service. How did they get such a good rating from Toronto Life? Either a lucky night or someone fixed the results.
Lots of great restaurants in Toronto - I’d suggest you pass on this one.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Outstanding food and service as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

from the moment we stepped in, we loved the place.
The Jackson 5 were playing, at a discreet level. Followed by Dianna Ross.
Set a wonderful vibe for the whole evening.
The restaurant was mostly full , despite it being a Tuesday evening. We assumed it was because of the rave review in Toronto Life the weekend before.
Waiter.. friendly, very helpful always available.
the food was FANTASTIC
would highly recommend Hallumi, and the Octopus for starters. and the amazing flatbreads.
The 'piece de resistance' was the fish... sold by the lb. cooked to perfection.
We had our Spigola served with olive oil and salt.
As we were finishing, the manager came to say hello and explained that a lot of the fish originate in New Zealand. It was interesting to learn about this process.
will be back soon ...so delicious....

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was good, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was great.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Lovely interior, but I found the food to be a touch overpowered by salt on all counts.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good food and service

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Lovely meal! Fresh fish was excellent, wine suggestion was great, service was outstanding and overall we had a great time.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We really enjoy our dinner. All the staff take our all request into consideration and they were really attentiave . Service & ambience really wonderful for our birthday dinner. We will plan an other dinner a in upcoming days. Foods were very delicious too. Totally we LOVE here!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We were. Treated beautifully

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

What a great spot for fresh fish!
Good service, great fish (can be pricey so watch out), and interesting menu. The extensive wine list was pretentious but I guess that's the trend.
The decor looked great but my table was horrible, squeezed beside the entrance of the kitchen, I felt like I needed to duck my head when someone whizzing by me with plates. I did not complain so that's partly my fault.
2 cocktails, 1/2L wine, 1 app, 2 whole fish, 1 side, 2 coffees = $300ish

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal. Great service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

it was great food and atmosphere. we have enjoyed very much.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

First visit. Lovely atmosphere. Very chic and comfortable Excellent trout and sides.great service.
We’ll be back

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I can tell you that this experience was an amazing one. Service was attentive yet not too invasive. Food was wonderful and whole fish was fresh and wonderfully prepared. I may have had better Manhattans but this one was decent (I am spoiled by bar chefs who use special cherries). I will say that there are not enough restaurants like this in the city which care about food and service like this group. Thank you for a memorable night. I have already booked my next dinner with you!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Day after Day, Week after Week, Month after Month. Always consistent in an excellent way.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic place! Always a pleasure dining here.
Food was delicious as usual. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was very good...as were the cocktails! Our waitress was fabulous! Will definitely go again.

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