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Estia - Philadelphia

4.8
4.8
7615 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 735-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Visit our website for Catering Options.

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting. Please email events@estiarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Anastasia Pashalis & Amanda Grasso: (215) 735-7700

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    On Locust between 15th and Broad

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)

  • Entertainment

    Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • NYE Menu 9:00 p.m. and Later

    $150.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    We require a Prix-Fixe menu for reservations after 9:00 p.m. Menu is located under Promotions on our website. There will be a Live DJ and Dancing until 2:00 a.m. Thank you!

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What 7,615 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BC

    BrianC

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience thanks to server Miguel!! We had a time frame and he got everything done exactly right and exactly when needed. Truly excellent service! Of course, the kitchen came through as always. The food is really good. Cocktails, appetizers, bottle of wine and four dinners. All perfect. Thank you so much!!!
  2. P

    Pereira

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place , great food , amazing experience!!!
  3. EP

    ErnieP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Terrific food. Attentive, courteous service. Beautiful dining room. Highly recommended.
  4. AT

    ATV315

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best grilled octopus anywhere. Lamb chops are always excellent. My wife and I love this place.
  5. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from the promptness of getting our table to the service. The food is always great. We get the Estia chips which were light & delicious appetizer. We enjoyed salads & cocktails. The lamb shank is awesome.
  6. A

    Anon

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Our waiter was very pushy about certain (more expensive) menu items and we were rushed in and out in an hour even though there was no reason fo this/we didn’t indicate we were in a rush.
  7. TW

    ThoWS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our waiter (an older Greek gentleman - can’t recall his name) was superb.
  8. k

    kazc

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food is always good! Service on this visit was slow and not attentive. Just may be bad luck on the server that we had this time. Disappointed in the lack of Greek wines that were available on the wine list. Less selections of Greek wines than in the past.
  9. LP

    LornaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining at Estia, Philadelphia! The menu is wonderful and the food is delicious! We also love the elegant, but relaxed, old country farm house style of the dining room. We will definitely return!
  10. EI

    EmmaIsHungry

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect in every way! Every facet of the experience and every bite exceeded expectations.
  11. CW

    CWMAZ

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had the Saganaki and octopus as appetizers and dover sole for dinner . It was excellent. Best octopus anywhere on the East Coast. Noisy though and quite busy.
  12. FG

    FredG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I expected better service as our servers just did the bare minimum and weren't friendly. The food and ambiance were good and the hostess was great.
  13. RL

    ReneeLiss

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance…..prawns, veggie chips, swordfish, branzino and desserts
  14. JD

    JeanetteD

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traffic was gridlocked on Saturday, and many reservations were an hour late, as were we. The hostess and several wait staff helped expedite our meal so that we were not late to our theater performance. That was greatly appreciated. The lobby was decorated very nicely for the holidays and the restaurant was hopping. The only value that was less for the money was the $21 glasses of cabernet. I think we got house red, and that is very expensive for cab. Next time, we will be able to verify the price.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family get together at Estia and they gave us a wonderful table in a separate area, which was really nice since we had a baby with us. The food was amazing, their zucchini chips are the best. Our waiter was excellent. The food was a little pricey but overall great experience!
  16. GX

    GailX

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is THE place to go before theater. Our waitress immediately asked if we had tickets and assured us the dinner would be served in time. She was true to her word. Attentive, gracious service. She helped us withe the perfect wine selection to accomodate all tastes. The dinner theater menu is perfect with lots of choices and generous portions. Good value for $40!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gavin was an exceptional waiter
  18. CJ

    CharlieJ

    Detroit

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was most helpful and attentive. I usually comment on food first, and food at Estia was great, but our Server was truly outstanding.
  19. j

    jcpanderson

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best lamb chops ever! We visit Philly once a year, and always include a trip to Estia - its worth waiting for all year! The three course theater menu is a great value, and is available all the time. Wonderful service and wine selection.
  20. KH

    KimH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great for pre-theatre, very good set menu, nice wine list, esp Greek wines
  21. H

    Hopeful

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Dinner for four. One person’s food brought out after 60 minutes then even part of order was forgotten and had to be requested. Waiter knew we had 7:30 curtain but dining room virtually empty when our check arrived.
  22. ML

    MLRP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Estia is always a delight. The food is very good, the service is outstanding and no one does it better if you're going to the theater.
  23. R

    Roger

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the pre-theater menu. Excellent choices and excellent, quality food. Octopus appetizer is a go-to and the meat appetizer was also flavorful. Branzino fish special and lamb shank main course dishes were equally tasty and filling. Well-made Burnt Manhattan for me and a good chardonnay for my wife. Estia is a regular go-to for our pre-theater meals.
  24. s

    susannel

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday celebration, and since we were going to the theater after it all ordered from the pre-theater menu. Everything was delicious, and our waiters were very attentive and friendly.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb table service and delicious food, cocktails and wine.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the total experience was wonderful
  27. MS

    MarianS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The choices are plentiful - all my favorites. The service is friendly and efficient. Always a treat to have dinner with a friend at Estia.
  28. F

    Fred

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My had a wonderful dinner! The service was perfect, the food was delicious making for a wonderful date night!
  29. j

    jong

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived late....they accommodated us and still got us to our show on time! This location is perfect for performances at the Academy of Music. The food and service was excellent as always!
  30. PA

    PatriceA

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Per usual a delish meal for the 5 of us pre the theater! Betty was a fabulous and attentive server … easy to duck back across the street to the Academy ! Octopus Greek Salad and Shrimp and Swordish Souvlaki were perfect !
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love
  32. d

    dinnerintheneighborhood

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another excellent meal at Estia before seeing a show across the street at The Academy of Music. This is our "go to" pre-theatre restaurant. Always terrific.
  33. a

    autum

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Post theatre dinner. Food, service and ambiance were excellent as always.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious! Service was great. Plan to return very soon.
  35. DD

    DinerDan

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The theater menu is terrific for dinner before a show. Disappointed in the significantly reduced wine list, especially Greek wines. What’s left is quite overpriced.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food. Generous portions. Expensive, but worth it. I was our wedding anniversary.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday and pre-show dinner at Estia! Excellent service and incredibly convenient
  38. MC

    MarissaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, my whole family loved it. Win vegetarian and that was amazing, but apparently the lamb and the octopus are phenomenal!
  39. J

    Joedds

    Philadelphia

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food accompanied by great service. What else can you ask for.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    206 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect choice for pre-symphony ... great food quickly and efficiently served.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Estia - Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Estia - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-7700.

Estia - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 7615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Estia - Philadelphia

1405 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Locust between 15th and Broad

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 735-7700

  • Catering

    Visit our website for Catering Options.

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting. Please email events@estiarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Anastasia Pashalis & Amanda Grasso: (215) 735-7700

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