Estia Taverna – Radnor

4.6
1580 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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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. George our waiter is exceptional

JB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The wait staff and the bus people were not properly trained. One dish took a long time and we needed to ask our waitress about it. The bus staff and waitress rushed to clear the table before everyone was done. I mentioned it to the manager and I had the feeling he was going to deal with it appropriately . I could the staff looking at us after my speaking to the manager.

GB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my all-time favorite restaurants. High quality food, although the fish is pricey.

F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy celebrating my husband birthday with our grown kids. Loved sitting outside and enjoyed the food, the wine was perfect and the service was impeccable.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A very authentic Greek Taverna, loved the food. The lamb was perfect and the Moussaka was the best i have had outside of Greece.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow. Meal took two hours

v
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service from Minh! The tomatoes were beautiful in the Greek salad, Estia chips crispy and the fish was fresh and deliciously cooked

WA
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice. Never a bad experience in 3 years.

S
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome. Every item on the menu is sure to be good.

JS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have eaten here before and usually enjoyed the experience. This time was different: wait staff took forever to take order (said they did not want to interrupt our conversations to tell us specials or take order - 25 minutes), 3 members of the party ordered Dover Sole (menu notes pricing as $/pound) but it was never disclosed that the portion size was 1.3 lbs (nearly triple a typical 6-8 oz serving) so each plate was nearly $60!, it was noted that the Dover Sole was the only fish they could guarantee had no bones left in it (WRONG), ordered molten chocolate cake for desert (1st was very overlooked - DRY, the replacement has a light gooey center but by no means molten). Dinner for 4 people (only 1 gimlet ordered from the bar - no other alcohol, 2 salads, 3 Dover Sole, 1 octopus appetizer and the bill was nearly $350. Food was mediocre compared to previous and the bill was outrageously high. NEVER AGAIN.

C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food! Miss the frose this year.

JA
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for special occasions. The food is excellent. The service is extraordinary.. menu diversity is very good. Something for everyone.

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you Jimmy! We hope to see you again soon!

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D
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at Estia regularly for the past few years. I have been to Greece several times and enjoy Greek cuisine; I have always thought that Estia provided authentic Greek food and enjoyed it. I was confirmed in my belief this past weekend when I took friends of mine from Greece for dinner here; they loved it and assured me that not only was it authentic Greek food but it was among the best Greek food they have ever had! One friend commented that the lamb chops she had were the tastiest she has ever had; that's saying a lot since the Greeks are known for their lamb dishes. I'll be back - with or without Greek friends!

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate customer feedback and love that you took the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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WT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent! Our server, George explained the different fish choices to us and showed us the fresh whole fish on ice. We tried one called Tsipoura and it was delicious and so fresh! We also had the halibut entree and the lobster pasta dish. Everything was excellent! The fried potatoes are also terrific! I also recommend the octopus appetizer and the three spread appetizer! Our server George was really nice and helped us with our decisions also! We can’t wait to come back! Thank you!

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you kindly for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My mother just moved to the area and we tried this restaurant because my husband I spent 2 years in Greece. It was wonderful. Andre our waiter was exceptional, pleasant, patient and professional. Our food was fresh and delicious. We weren't rushed and really enjoyed the whole experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you Kathi! We are so glad you and your mother enjoyed. We hope to see you both again soon!

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m
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best on the main line

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you, Mike! We hope to see you again soon!

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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Estia! Great food and friendly service. Our waiter balanced attentiveness with leaving us alone to talk perfectly!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was wonderful. Kitchen forgot estia chips?? Food was good and I will definitely go again

MF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service efficient and friendly-food good, as always-large portion-will return

b
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated quickly. Service was great

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Met friends at Estia, all seniors. My wife is Greek American. We love the food at Estia but I am always disappointed that avgolemono soup is not served. How could the special soup of Greece not be served?
Estia could introduce this delicious soup to non-Greek customers if the food servers were taught to explain what is special about the egg & lemon mixture of this soup.
Please consider serving Avgolemono soup & my wife and I will mention this to our friends
To come to Estia to enjoy this great Greek soup!

Y
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with helpful and attentive service. The Estia chips are a must and the Greek salad is fresh and delicious. My wife enjoyed the Dover sole. The lamb ribs are exceptional. A popular/ busy place. Make reservations in advance. Not cheap, but the food is great and a very nice place for special occasions. Nice cocktail menu too.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the experience. Halibut was excellent and well prepared but portion was small. Prices were a bit too high.

F
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for a business lunch. Food was high quality and served timely. Staff understands business lunch and timing.

l
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Foodwasfair and over priced for the amount and quality of food.

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on July 19, 2019

Hi Louis, Appreciate the constructive criticism. We are very fanatical and proud of our ingredients to the point where we display them. Our promise is to always source the best and a lot of times the best is also the most expensive. Kind Regards, Gus Pashalis

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LM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back. Octopus was awesome. Lamb chops were delicious, swordfish kebab was fantastic!

KD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. The Octopodi was outstanding and a must-have appetizer. The tuna tartare was delicious. The lamb chops were perfect. We added some of the Karavides as an appetizer and they were also great. Our only complaint was the service. George was less than attentive. At one point, we had to have someone from the front desk track him down to come to our table. Finally his knowledge on the wine menu was not great and the Sparkling Rose he recommended was ok but came out lukewarm with no real plan for bringing the temperature down.

WD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my wife's favorite restaurant. On this occasion were hosting for lunch, California relatives whom we had not seen in years. It met our expectations as always. We occupied the booth longer than we should have. Our reservations at 1:00pm so I kept watch and don't think we caused a seating problem for anyone else. We were not hustled out or otherwise signaled that we were taking too much time. Overall, an enjoyable outing.

G
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was flawless. Warm and welcoming atmosphere with excellently prepared, fresh food.
One of the best restaurants in the area!

LD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful.
Food was perfectly prepared. Ambiance was spectacular.

AM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and a great atmosphere. We drove from the jersey shore to go to this restaurant. Have been here several times and will be back again.

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you for making the trip, Anthony! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely. The food is always fresh. The menu is broad with something for everyone.

D
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Order a $40+ fish entree from the menu, which we were told was not available, sometime after we placed our order. Our waiter recommended a second entree When we asked the price, our waiter responded that it was similar to the first entree we had ordered. Not true, the entree was $97. It was similar in price "only" a per pound basis and they served us over 2 pounds of fish. This is certainly not what we expected! Our waiter did not specify that we were ordering an entree by the pound and he retreated as soon as we questioned our bill. Very deceptive! Will never return. Customers beware!!

Estia Taverna – Radnor
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi Donna, Apologies for the misunderstanding. Fish are priced by the pound as is indicated on the menu. The fish you originally ordered was also to share and would've been similar in price, $5 less exactly. The price of what you ordered, $97, is ~ $45 per person, the median price of our fish entrees. We source the best seafood from the Mediterranean; the price is reflective of the quality. We appreciate your feedback & look forward to providing you with an exceptional experience in the future.

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M
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish , meze, we enjoyed the wine. The desserts need more work and creativity and freshness. But definitely loved the food!

m
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great food, service and ambiance...very pricey.....that's all

AS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All food was superb, service extraordinary and attentive. Price fixe lunch menu was a great value, but order the Estia chips in addition.

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the food at Estia, the menu has something for everyone!

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent greek style seafood. Highly recommend the fresh sardines. Also enjoyed the Halibut.
Service was excellent and attentive. Highly recommend the GALACTOBOURECO for dessert!

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside surrounded by lots of plants and beyond that the occasional traffic somehow transported me back to the Mediterranean. The fish of the day was much simple, as Greek food is supposed to be, light in flavor and yet delicious. Frequently, I opt for the Roka salad with tuna - light and delicious, just perfect for lunch or dinner. There is a nice selection of wine and cocktails on offer. I have enjoyed every wine and cocktail I have tried, but especially the Dionysus. The servers are welcoming, made helpful suggestions when asked, and timed their entrances and exits to perfection, even sparing us the common unwelcome intrusion to clear some plates before everyone in the party has finished (my pet peeve).

I recommend this restaurant for its ambiance, the consistent high quality of the food, and good service. It is not the cheapest place to eat, but anyone intrigued enough should check their menu to see if the price range of dishes works for them. Love this place and can't wait for an opportunity to have a party there.

RK
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, food is always fresh and imaginative here at Estia. Service was terrific. We had a wonderful time

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