Estia

(215) 735-7700

1407 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19102

39.948288 -75.165087

 
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Neighborhoods: Center City, Rittenhouse Square

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From The Owners of Estia

Ample and airy, this modern Greek showplace specializes in exotic whole fish, upscale tzatziki and fire-brewed coffee.

Reviews for Estia

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Lovely food & service, but front management can use some sha – It has pretty much all already been said about this fine restaurant. The food's great and occasionally verges on the exquisite, and table service was perfect, even on a very busy pre-theater Saturday night.

My one gripe is that it was pouring cats & dogs on the night we arrived and we waited, and waited, for the valet to show up and park our car, went twice into the restaurant to inquire about it only to be told by the reception folks that he was there--somewhere. Finally, after nearly 15 minutes, one of our guests already present in the restaurant left the bar and parked the car herself. This might not be such a big deal, I suppose, but one of our party in the car was a Senior using a cane-- and she was the one who made the inquiries at the desk about the missing valet! Nobody showed any particular concern for her situation. At a restaurant of this caliber, I would have expected one of the front desk people to volunteer to deal with it --hence one less star here than I would normally have given it.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

suoer duper – Can't say enough about this jewel of a restaurant. It is unmatched as far as quality greek dining is concerned.

Love u guys

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Ok food, horrible service, worse management – Went for a romantic dinner Saturday night and was horribly disappointed. We were put next to a rowdy, drunk table who ruined the dinner of all nearby diners, oblivous to management. There appeared to be 2 managers, but they just hung out in front of the kitchen all night, and in ear shot of this table, but did nothing.

I order the calamari app. and when I received it it was completely different from the description in the menu. I asked the waitress and she said they were 2 calamaris, and that I should have been specific. I told her I wasn't aware of that, but I wanted the other, she brought it and charged for BOTH!

My husband's $40 fish was burnt.

It took 25 minutes to get the check.

The entire time we could not have a conversation because of the obnoxious table next to us.

Horrible experience! Don't go!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent food – So impressed! We had a very attentive server who took time to explain things on the menu if we had questions. She also overheard us saying the salads were large and asked us if we wanted to remove one of the sides from the dinner. That was considerate. I ordered the hailbut which was very tasty and melted in my mouth. Portion sizes were adequate! I also ordered the roasted potatoes based on recommendation and they were to die for! I never knew roasted potatoes so could be light and tasty. My friend ordered the 3 day marinated Lamb Chops which he kept raving about. The salads we had were both excellent, the saganaki cheese was great and the tzatziki sauce was excellent as well. We will definitely go back! It is located in downtown Philly so in the middle of all the action.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Superb! – My sister is getting married in the beginning of August. Because I am the maid of honor and since my parents are taking care of everything else, I have volunteered to take responsibility for finding and planning the perfect rehearsal dinner. I’ve used this as an excuse to go out to dinner at least two times a week. This weekend I went to Estia after a friend of mine said she attended a bridal shower luncheon there and said it was great. Before I was seated I requested a brief tour of the banquet room. I must say, I was so impressed; the entire design of the room gave it such an antique effect, perfect for the rehearsal diner. After my tour I sat down to eat and had a difficult time picking from all of them delicious items on the menu. My server was so helpful and helped me narrow my decision after giving me her opinion and describing the dishes. I booked my sister’s rehearsal diner this morning, and cannot wait! However, I don’t think I can wait until August to go again!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

MY GREEK FAVE – This is definately the best Greek food in the city. Mostly focuses on seafood. They have excellent whole greek fish done with varying sauces. You will enjoy!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome every time - a hidden gem? – First off, the restaurant is beautiful. The staff is always extremely friendly, and most importantly, the food is fantastic! Try the Estia Chips and also the eggplant spread. I am so impressed with the place that I'm planning a rehearsal dinner here, and the coordinator has been awesome at accomodating us. I'll post a review afterward to let you know how it went. Meanwhile, check this place out!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent, I can't say anymore, very fresh food, wonderful flavors via what I can only call perfect seasoning and preparation. The presentation was excellent and the decedent deserts topped off a wonderful meal. I must also mention that the outstanding service and knowledge of the waiter only added to an already wonderful evening.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great food, but lukewarm service. – I just attended a dinner party here that was held in the main dining room. The food was excellent, but the hostesses were stuck up and rather cold and although I appreciated their effort, the busboys were always appearing to do something. Other than that, it was good.

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