Estia Taverna – Radnor

4.6
1393 reviews
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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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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was attentive. Food was prepared perfectly. Fish was fresh

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CI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lamb chips were fabulous!

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

My wife and I enjoyed a Valentine's Day lunch at Estia Taverna this year. As it was lunch the restaurant was never very crowded and the noise level was low enough that we could actually have a pleasant conversation. All of the food was very good and the portions were quite large. We shared a very nice Greek salad that the restaurant kindly split for us and then, for entrees, we had the tuna and the swordfish. We loved everything that we had. Our waiter (unfortunately I failed to get his name) was very pleasant and professional. Nicely done all around!

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OT
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A venue that offers tasteful variety to satisfy most palates. Combines great preparation that can be fun, healthful, and aesthetically pleasing paired with a terrific bar. Overall, something different from the usual steak and starches that will continue to bring you back.

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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Estia. While our food was good, we felt that the restaurant is overpriced. The fish entrees by the pound seemed particularly pricy. I had lamp chops which were excellent. My husband felt that his lamb shank dish was unexeptional. The wine list is limited and also seemed high priced. We enjoyed the atmosphere and decor and the service was very good. We had an enjoyable time, but would not visit again soon.

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R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. The octopus appetizer is the best I’ve ever had. Our table ordered prawns, sautéed calamari, and oysters as apps. Entrees included the Tuna, orzo, and they were very tasty. The waiter offered us to come see the fish before we ordered.. Some people at the table took him up on the offer. For desserts, we had the cheesecake, gelato and sorbet. Again, everything was delicious And the service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, highly recommended.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food. The waiter took his time and was very thorough in explaining the items on the menu. We'll definitely be back

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AL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Server was courteous and nice but missed the mark on a few items. We were served our first course before the complimentary bread and hummus. We ordered a take home meal that was ordered in very late causing us some delay in getting to an appointment afterwards. One item was also left out. Al-in-all, food is excellent especially if you like Mediterranean style fish. Wine list is nice but prices are a tad overly inflated , which is why I knocked the value down a touch. Will definitely go again!

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D
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The one thing I can say is that this is my absolute favorite restaurant! Everything about it is perfect! Five stars!!!!

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AN
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual, great time at Estia!

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

over priced for what it is very few gluten free options

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T
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. As always.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was amazing! From appetizers to dessert! The special of the night, pasta in white wine with seafood was spectacular. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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d
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night out. Food was great. Our guest asked for gluten free and was handed a menu as long as the regular menu. Service was perfect

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Asked for a table of 10 in a quiet space. We were next to a table with babies for a while. Lots of noise. Also right against a glass wall which was very cold as temperatures were in the teens that night. The room to the right looks more cafeteria-like with no ambiance. Had we been in the room to the left it may have been a totally different experience. Service was fine. But we dropped a lot of money there and for the prices I would go to a more refined restaurant with a better atmosphere

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R
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think the restaurant is very overpriced .

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L
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Everything is a tad pricy, particularly wine. A great visit and the price won’t keep us from coming again.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

As always, Estia food was excellent. We had a very nice night out. However, we had the worst waitress I can remember having in a very long time. She was never there. She was basically MIA the entire dinner. She took away our menus without asking (we ordered apps, salads, and entrees separately). She took away our mussels that were not even half gone while we were eating them. She promised that new mussels were on their way, but forgot to bring them. She brought the wrong bill at the end of the night! The bill was $462.02 for the four of us, which is fine. The mussels (which she removed when most were still on the table) were not on the bill. I explained that we would be getting more drinks at the bar after dinner, and if she wanted to bring the “forgotten” mussels to the bar, that would be great. She explained that she could not bring the mussels because they were removed from the tab. Really? You are that concerned with $12 mussels when you were pathetic all night, brought the wrong tab, took the mussels away prematurely; and we spent over $600 between pre-dinner drinks, dinner, and after dinner drinks at your restaurant?! We go to Estia bi-weekly. Excellent food. Will still return. But this is pathetic!

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R
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was outstanding, as always. Bar makes an excellent Old-Fashioned. Our server had a tough night. Forgot our octopus starter(one of the reasons for choosing the restaurant). It finally arrived after dinner had been served. After dinner, we were presented with the wrong bill. Not soul-crushing mistakes, but at these prices, a little disappointing. Should I feel disappointed that the late-arriving starter was not removed from the bill? Again, food was great, but....

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and excellent service!

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Way too noisy. Very expensive. And a little rushed.

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The double seating tables are too close together. You really can’t have a private conversation. The food was good but the fish is definitely over priced compared to Rutherford restaurants in the area and certainly downtown. Dover Sole should not cost $58!
Waitress was nice!

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KC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Not thrilled with food. Pricey.

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g
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. The service was friendly and attentive.

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JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the food. Always excellent, tasty well prepared. The noise level is high especially near the bar. The draft from the door was uncomfortable last time we were there. I will request sitting deeper into the restaurant on either side next time. We go at least 2 times a month. Really excellent food.

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JA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic dinner! Anybody who goes to Estia should automatically tour the “fish table” and see the freshest fish imaginable. Don’t just open the menu - look at and, if you want to, pick out the fish. Best things on the menu? Greek white wines are always tropical, mineral and lemon/lime. Great with fish. The fresh fish is fantastic - most of it was swimming the day before in the Mediterranean. We love the Livraki (Bronzino), Fagri (white snapper) and, for a special treat, the Karavides (an unusually pink langoustine with very sweet meat). Always have the octopus! Service is terrific and the crowd is great

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service...very noisy though.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delicious meal! Eight friends gather regularly for lunch and to catch up. This was the perfect spot. Everyone raved about Estia. The food, delicious. The atmosphere, beautiful. Our server, Paige, was so helpful and had the perfect demeanor. I highly recommend the fried zucchini and eggplant chips, even if you don’t live the veggies, these were a real treat. The lemon chicken soup and Greek salad stood out, as well. I’m planning a return trip to check out dinner and the entrees since we only tried salads and appetizers.

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DB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent - knowledgeable staff, good atmosphere, and solid menu. Honestly not much more to ask.

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GB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good lamb gyro! The 3 dip appetizer tasted great but could use more pita bread for the dips

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n
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was helpful in make recommendations as to wine and food. The restaurant was very loud (although noise level dropped later in the evening). Food was very good (including fish of the day, octopus appetizer).

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neil the sommelier and Josh the server were outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere too.

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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Estia..... food and service were outstanding. We liked the open bar concept. Will definitely be back!

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BM
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a very good meal that we enjoyed greatly.

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m
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in for a quick lunch and were so glad we did. Our server, Paige was so accommodating and sweet. I had the grilled octopus appetizer and it was phenomenal, just sooooo good!!! Best ever.... entire meal was fabulous!

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WF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten several times at the Estia in Center City (near the Academy of Music). Glad to know that the excellent quality of food and service continues at Radnor. The wonderful octopus was as tender as can be and the rest of the menu was most enjoyable.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh food in A beautiful environment

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