Estia - Philadelphia

4.6
5664 reviews
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$50 and over
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Greek
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(215) 735-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Visit our website for Catering Options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On Locust between 15th and Broad
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Parking details
The closest parking is available at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue for a daily/hourly fee based on their fee schedule. The least expensive parking is available at Latimer Garage at 1510 Latimer St.
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Public transit
SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)
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Entertainment
Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.
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Special events & promotions
Estia has multiple private rooms to host your event! From 6-180 guests.
Visit our website for additional information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Our first seating will be featuring an A La Carte menu from 5-7pm. Also join us for our second seating featuring a $125 per person(before tax & gratuity) Prix Fixe Menu from 9-11pm. Complimentary champagne toast, Live DJ, Dancing until 2am.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 5664 People Are Saying
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RL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul the new waiter was excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Estia many times for both personal and business dinners - it is always great. Their fixed price pre-theatre menu is a super value. Service is always perfect.

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and welcoming, convenient to the Kimmel Center, and delicious food. We're not
Greek, but we enjoy the Greek menu items.

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j
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good and service excellent! The salmon was perfectly cooked and the tuna tartare appetizer was fabulous!

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BL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Geeat food but really overpriced.
85 dollars for not much on a shellfish tower.

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch before a theatre matinee. Our servers were attentive, professional and efficient. The food was authentic and quite superb. The ambience was lovely. Though the restaurant was full, it did not feel either busy or noisy. We had a relaxed and very pleasant dining experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Anniversary and the restaurant provided us with a dessert to celebrate!!

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W
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both superb!

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LP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are outstanding. It is pricey but worth it !

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C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dinner. Servers were very attentive. Well taken care of.

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s
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the experience but Saturday's lunch was exceptionally good (shrimp and swordfish souvlaki). Cooked perfectly!

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ES
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was amazing. But...how can a Greek restaurant NOT have traditional Baklava?!? So disappointed

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DB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was professional but not stuffy... great experience.

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AO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place!

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SB
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

another good experience.

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KT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our large group enjoyed their dinner! Portions were large and deliciously prepared. We ate several of the seafood options, vegetables, lamb, and appetizers.

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Witnessed a restaurant employee leave restroom without washing hands.

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T
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Greek Restaurant! We went before a show because it is so convenient. It is across the street from the Academy of Music. A new cocktail on the menu was Khloris Passion - sweet and goes down like water. Always get the flaming Saganaki - melted cheese on fire. It is salty and warm. We also had Calamari very tasty. I had an appetizer for dinner, it was baby lamb chops with pistachio's. We also had roasted chicken. Prices are reasonable. Our server was perfect and they sat us in a booth on the platform which is much less noisy than on the main dining floor. Great time and will return soon.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice atmosphere and good food. Service was good as well.

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BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great. It was a little loud but the restaurant was pretty busy when we got there (around 8:45 pm on a Saturday).

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Estia. Friendly staff, excellent food and service. The server surprised us with a complementary desert to share. We had tickets for a show at the Academy of Music just across the street from the restaurant. We will definitely return to Estia.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place. always a good choice. Delicious food. Staff always a pleasure. You are never rushed. just a well run establishment

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S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is consistently good and one of our favorite local restaurants.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not great and it was severely overpriced. I won't be returning.

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VE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek Restaurant in Philadelphia...Greek taken to the next level

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KT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch of 2 courses,a Las and very fresh fish. Price was reasonable. Service excellent.

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l
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nine of us lunched at Estia before a concert on Friday. The pre-concert menu is wonderful. The seafood for the day is always hit with our group. The service was superb getting us served and on our way to the concert in good time. Our bus group actually had two other tables of customers for a grand total of 16 patrons eating lunch there. Everyone was pleased and ready to return the next time we go to PHilly for a concert.

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M
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their theater menu. Fish of the day was great as always. Lamb was incredible. Great value. Our favoritre pre/post cncert dinner.

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OT
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Estia several times. As always, good food, great service. Very good fresh fish selection, prepared as one prefers.

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we decided to have a second glass of wine the server gladly brought us more hummus and bread to go with it. And then more bread at the end of eating our shared salad to soak up the delicious and light vinaigrette!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. The offer of a menu for folks going to a show was very special. They made sure we were done efficiently. The food was very good. Worth the trip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal. I’ve already recommended it to a bunch of my friends!

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l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was more than great .

Thank you
Laial

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J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When people say the server makes the meal they are not kidding. Our last visit in the spring was less than stellar. We were there again this past Sunday after a show at the Academy of Music. My husband ordered off the theater menu, I did not. Both of us enjoyed our meals but mine was fabulous. I ordered grilled shrimp and got 4 of the largest shrimp I have seen in quite a while. The lemon-olive oil sauce was amazing as were the shrimp. Then I ordered their special HORIATIKI salad. Again a great dish. Summer tomatoes always ripened exactly as they should be. Next I ordered for dessert the yogurt with honey and toasted almonds. That too was wonderful. Best part was the honey. We had a great meal and the young lady who was our server this time was superb.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service!

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch and great service. I would recommend Estia for a lovely meal, lunch or dinner. And great location in center Philadelphia.

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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was solid. Wine prices are ridiculous (and we live in NYC) so accustomed to high pricing. Restaurant is lively and loud - good for families.

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PH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time to ESTIA and we will return asap. The food was exceptional and the service, especially from out server SONALI. was excellent. Great atmosphere, buzzing spot - excellent.

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BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and service. We brought two kids (9 & 7) after the theater for dinner and the staff were fantastic with them.

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d
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Estia several times, and by several I mean at least 10. It is our go to spot pretheatre and posttheatre. The theatre menu is a bargain and my wife and I have ordered from the selections many times. I am particularly fond of the boneless lamb shank with tiny Greek pasta. No matter what the fish of the day is,my wife always orders it. She has never been disappointed by the fish. The octopus appetizer is outstanding according to my wife, who fancies herself an octopus aficionado. The bread and hummus that are served prior to the meal are a treat in themselves. The theatre menu offers two desserts, honey cake and baklava. Although both are delicious baklava has always been a personal favorite. The wait staff is always professional and congenial. The ambience is warm and welcoming, although the noise level does rise substantial as the dinner hour approaches, due to the low ceiling. We have never been disappointed by a meal at Estia which is located, literally, across the street from the Academy of Music.

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