Estia

4.5
216 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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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 Village
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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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 216 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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3.8
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Server was incredible, so helpful and informative. Food was out of this world. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Dining experience was good. The food was outstanding. I thought the service was a little too fast when there were not so many people in the restaurant. Reservations were at 6:30 so it was pretty early and the restaurant was pretty empty. There was no reason why we should have felt rushed. I would have liked to have been sitting next to others in the restaurant but when I asked if we could have a closer seat, the hostess insisted that it would fill up quickly. The waiter thought it would be a good idea to order everything at once when I only wanted to order the appetizers first. The food was brought out really fast to fully enjoy a sit down dinner and we were out of there before other guests arrived at the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2018

The food is varied and good. Middle eastern ,Turkish,Greek.
The service is very slow. 20 minutes to get a glass of wine. Food that was to be grilled came ungrilled.
The outdoor dining is nice. Not sure if we’d go back.

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2.0Dined on August 14, 2018

The feta mushroom was too salty and kebob wasn't that good either. I liked the previous menu with pasta, etc. and the new version was not up to my taste. Staffs were friendly and always love the interior

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Incredible dinner. great food, served at the right temps, with the right time between courses. Loved it.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Second dinner at Estia, food was not as good as our first time, apparently it was a different chef . Was very disappointed!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

If you like glitzy restaurants with a hotel lounge feel then you’ll like Estia. I was expecting something that had more character and soul. The circular booths were very comfortable although if you have older guests they have to climb up to be seated. The menu was imaginative and our server was lovely. Unfailingly polite and attentive. I think he had been trained to talk about the food at length which wasn’t a hit with our guests who were very familiar with Mediterranean food and simply wanted to order. Not his fault but something the restaurant should think about. The music was super loud which made conversation very difficult and though we asked for it to be toned down a bit we didn’t notice a difference. Food was delicious but it took a long time to come out of the kitchen. We were also told that if we wanted something from the wood burning oven we should put in our order quickly as there was”limited real estate”. At those prices, they should have put in two ovens rather than pressuring guests to get their dibs in early. This is probably a place for people who don’t mind spending a wad of money in a slick, slightly gaudy resto with good food, in a noisy atmosphere that is not conducive to conversation. It wasn’t our cup of tea but I guess that’s what makes a market!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We were absolutely delighted with the service and the food was scrumptious!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was great but a bit higer priced and small portions. They recommend sharing but I would like to see slightly larger portions.
Wine list is a bit pricy. Cost $29.00 for a 9 oz glass of Cab. Could get a great bottle at LCBO for that price.
Looks to me like they at least triple the LCBO prices. A bit much!.
Was our second time there and would go back again.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Fantastic meal.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Most amazing dinner I've had in awhile! Wagu tartar was mind blowing, could eat it all day, everyday! We had the Madai fish which was cooked to perfection and who knew potatoes could be that good! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Very nice patio which is hidden from the loud Avenue road. Good fish dishes and appetizers, great wine list. We had a great time there.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Wonderful service and food. Accommodated celiac and paleo needs graciously. Great vibe. Nice patio and indoor space. Love it!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food at Estia is AMAZING. The grilled octopus is to die for. Only criticism is that removed the dill sauce from the food menu, which was disappointing because I am obsessed with this sauce.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Very expensive for this food. Nothing special.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent cuisine and overall experience!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

we were a table of four and sat on the outside patio-exceptional food, service and surroundings

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Waited over 30 mins between appetizers and mains. No communication from waiter. Tried to get his attention but he walked quickly and avoided eye contact. Finally got his attention and he said the kitchen was slammed. Offered nothing. While paying, the manager asked about the meal. When told about the wait he kindly offered complimentary drinks or dessert, but we didn't want to stay longer.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all of our dietary restrictions. The service was really fantastic. Gluten free friendly. The food was delicious and very fresh. We sat on the patio and it was a beautiful setting for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing staff. Very personable!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Lovely night. The only thing that was weird was the spinach side dish. For $10 it was impossibly small.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Made reservations for 8:30 to celebrate a friend’s birthday, but had to wait over 40 minutes for our table. Asked for them to bring out a dessert with a candle to celebrate and they forgot. Disappointing experience.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

mediocre in every term, order two appetizers one came wrong and had to change it, overall not the best service

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We ate outside and it was delicious

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great drinks. Great food. Great service! The patio is beautiful.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

A superb meal. We were guided through our culinary experience by Victoria, a knowledgeable, attentive member of the wait staff. Too many pluses to name; we can hardly wait to return.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

f you need or want assistance with choosing a wine, the sommeliers are excellent I believe our sommelier name was Hayley she choose a lovely Spanish wine for us, an amazing wine and great value.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Quality going downhill.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The main course (fish) was not that tasty nor plated attractively.
Salad was delicious. And they didn’t bring us the sorbet. Ambience made up for what was lacking.

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Service was very slow. over an hour between apps and mains. We made our displeasure known to the server and not even a token gesture.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent patio that matched the excellence in the service provided.

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The chicken I ordered was so awfully undercooked....raw in the centre....they took it away,asked if I wanted another (no thank you) and then just charged full cost for everything else. It is a lovely spot marred by the traffic noise and now sadly, the poorly cooked food

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Food was fantastic and cocktails were delicious. Definitely recommend the lamb chops, house made halloumi, and octopus. Side veggie portions are overpriced for the serving size, but the bell peppers were super yummy. Service was a little slow, though it was a moderately busy night. The patio is absolutely beautiful - ask for a seat outdoors if possible.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Bad experience overall. Would not recommend to others

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a terrible experience at Estia on Saturday night. Our reservation was at 8:00 and our food was not served at all. We left at 10:30 without eating. It ruined our night out! The manager did not handle the situation properly. We were extremely disappointed.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was a great experience but was very warm at the beginning and only got cool at the end so that was not a good thing. Kelly our server was fantastic and we will definitely share it with our other friends.
THe food was very good and the atmosphere was lovely .

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent dinner, the service and food was excellent, we will definitely go back even though a little pricy but well worth it

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