Estia Taverna – Radnor

4.7
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1670 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
The stunning restaurant, which is the first of its kind in Radnor, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home, and 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 and Portugal, and procured from independent North American fishermen. We have created a welcoming restaurant designed with the comforts of a typical Greek home. We used materials such as hand-chiseled Jerusalem limestone floors, hand woven rugs, vaulted ceilings, antiqued stucco walls, wood plank floors and exposed wood beams to evoke the traditional atmosphere. A series of dining areas feature rustic farm tables, dark wood chairs with beige cushions and dining nooks with upholstered banquettes. The homelike ambiance is accentuated with whitewashed walls.
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KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, but bad service. And OVERPRICED !!!!!!

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Akropolis means high-place and I would say, after a recent visit to Estia Radnor with a party of eight, that the restaurant has earned a "high place" among my dining choices. . . The table shared five or six appetizers and salads - the portions were ample; everyone had a chance to try everything. My favorite is the saganaki - haloumi cheese, flambe with ouzo, with a squeeze of lemon. Perfection. We had a bottle of santorini wine; the black lava sandy soil of the island produces great dry whites that go perfectly with fish.

Speaking of the fish, we tried several - the fagri, the lavraki, the barbouna - one of them encrusted in salt. . . Moist, and grilled to perfection. We ordered a few sides to share; horta of course as well as grilled and fried potatoes. The fried potatoes were just room temperature; I sent them back and in a minute - voila! - fresh, hot, crispy fried potatoes.

The service was attentive without being overbearing. Estia Radnor is well managed, both in the front of the house and the back. Yes, it is expensive. BUT, the quality justified the price, from my perspective. .

MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was delicious!

L
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Estia is expensive and definitely overpriced.

f
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best for Mediterranean dining. That is why I keep returning.

v
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not disappointed for the first time at this location.

JH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our only glitch - we ordered a bottle of white wine which was delivered to the table warm. We asked the waiter to take it back and chill it. When the wine came back to the table it was only slightly colder. We again asked for the bottle to be placed in ice cubes and water - a rapid chill.
Again, bottle returned in a chilled wine container - the container was nice and cold - the wine was not. I took two ice cubes out of my table water to chill my glass of wine.
The waiter replied, “oh, you want ice - I’ll get more.”
No, we didn’t want ice in our wine,but at that point we were tired of trying to get our point across! So we ended up with two tall glasses of ice! Thank goodness the food was tasty - we would have left otherwise.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were 5 minutes late and they deliberately gave us a different table to the one we requested even though the preferred table was free! We were celebrating a birthday as well and are a relative regular visitor to this restaurant. Very disappointing.

k
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Two problems. First, one entree with lobster and pasta was VERY disappointing. Where was the lobster for $40!? Second, we arrived 45 minutes early for a 6 pm reservation and we were told that it was our table till 7:10! Not good to be told you're expected to leave soon shortly after arriving. That is anti-hospitality. We don't go out to eat; we go out to "dine." When dessert arrived, we were told we had 9 minutes remaining.

P
Orlando
48 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit to Estia for our anniversary and we’d definitely return. Service was outstanding, I must say, as was our flaming salted fish.

DL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Estia (Center City and Radnor), and as always, the food was excellent in terms of preparation, taste, and presentation. Our group of 8 enjoyed calamari, Greek Meatballs, Mediterranean Spreads (try the Htipiti) for appetizers, and for main courses we enjoyed Papoutsakia, salmon, and other fish dishes. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had a great time!

AS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Estia is always wonderful. Our waiter was top notch and attended to our every request. The food is delicious, perfectly seasoned. The waiter also knows the menu and how the food is prepared so he could answer any questions that we had. All in all, a Fabulous lunch!!!

Keep it up.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and the food fantastic! Both diners shared the roasted beet appetizer which could have been a lunch meal. Each had the mediterranean salad which was very large. Everything was delicious and we look forward to a return visit.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Noisy and expensive. Stick with the pretty-fix menu

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience. Thank you.

JK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is of high quality and so fresh tasting. Delicious! Can get noisy at peak times. Pricey but always great food and service. One of my favorite spots to dine.

KM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! So delicious and fresh and healthy. The service was absolutely perfect! Every detail. My favorite restaurant!

CA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All good but service mediocre - not professional. Too loud. Food very good.

PA
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent server and excellent food!

JD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice table, good initial service, tasty food ... perfect for a suburban business lunch.

SL
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Estia Radnor it is our favorite restaurant in the area. Loved the addition of the saxophone player last night! Was great!!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the Radnor and the downtown Estia restaurants are superb First, the food is fresh and well prepared, and the menu has a good variety of interesting choices. The wines are well chosen, and the service is attentive without being overbearing.

D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled octopus app was excellent. Along with the orzo seafood and moussaka entree’s. Paige was our waitress. She was fabulous. I will request her for our next visit.

F
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with fun bar and very good happy hour selection. Especially good for fish lovers. Free parking available. I was disappointed that in spite of my reservation I was offered the worst table in a completely empty room. Though they allowed me to move I did not have a choice of table. I was given the next one over with a banquette. I originally sat in the banquette but the seat was so much lower that the table I had to change places with my partner. Only later did I see another woman with the same difficulty and I guess she complained because she was offered a pillow. I have not encountered this situation in the past so will eat there again but may opt for eating at the bar.

DW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner - the meal was well prepared and the atmosphere lively!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint was that we ordered a fish dish that was a special and were very surprised at the price when received the bill. Waiters should inform guests before they order. Other than that, a very good meal.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great meal everyone in our group was really happy with the food! Our service was a little sporty but improved as the meal went on.

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It was VERY noisy! Very hard to have a conversation with four!

h
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious favorites include Estia "chips", any fish, lamb chops. Unfortunately. French fries were cold and seafood orzo was mostly octopus--very little shrimp or clams. Also our table enjoyed the spanikopita appetizer and grilled veggies. Service was efficient if brusque.

t
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place for our anniversary dinner!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with the ladies!

JC
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely a popular place. The restaurant was crowded, yet controlled. The servers were attentive and polite and the food was delicious! All in all a wonderful experience. I highly recommend!

Y
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful place. Good food. Some rather expensive.

CO
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Certain foods were excellent, but the fish price fix platter contained a very small piece of fish and orzo that was soaked with a sweet marinara that overpowered the orzo. The moussaka was good, but it was a bit greasy and not the best I’ve had in Phila. The Greek salad and spanakopita were excellent.

KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great octopus!
Seafood always top notch.
Sister to Philly Estia- both equally terrific

AD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Staff was rude

MB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

SL
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience start to finish. Greeted by friendly cheerful hostesses and manager and great service from Ryan. Salad dressing is out of this world!

JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the waitstaff, to the food, to the location was excellent. I would highly recommend this dining experience to anyone who enjoy Greek food or would like to venture into it for the first time.

OO
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. I love the octopus and Estia chips. Had the Chilean sea bass and it was perfectly prepared. Our server, George, was very attentive and a great host.

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