Estia

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Mediterranean
Travel to the coastal regions of the Mediterranean without leaving the city. Enjoy a selection of the freshest fish and seafood available in market and bountiful dishes inspired by the regions of Greece, southern Italy and Spain. Celebrate the Mediterranean philosophy of cooking where simple yet flavourful dishes are made in house from scratch and encourage family style sharing around the hearth.
Imagined and designed by Executive Chef Ben Heaton, the Estia menu features fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and markets, prepared with skill and simplicity to make the most of fresh ingredients prepared simply over charcoal or wood burning oven to lend smoky earthiness to each dish, complemented by touches of tangy citrus and spices.

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VC
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and service even better. Booked this restaurant for my husbands birthday and highly recommend

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is amazing, you will not be disappointed.

FS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

This is not my first time at Estia, unfortunately my experience this time was not good. The food was not delicious at all. the prawn were dry, the kebbet was tough and over salted ...the biggest laugh was the Fish on a squewer. every thing was salty over engineered and lack good taste

JC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter was a bit of a dick

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was really good! But my side came out 30 mins after I finished my food. The air conditioner was way to high it was freezing.

Our wait was awesome and he made everything flow and just very friendly.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

RC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was very disappointed with our dining experience. Food wasn’t anything special and the service was poor. For a restaurant that wants to compete in Toronto’s vast dining scene they need to step it up big.

DF
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything... it’s definitely a special occasion restaurant as it would be too expensive to dine there regularly. Portions are tasty but small.

SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Estia has great food and nice ambiance. However, this time I was very disappointed that they forgot to bring candles with the dessert as I've called them before to add a note to my reservation that we were coming to celebrate my partner's birthday. It's really unfortunate that they didn't pay attention to this and it ended up being a regular night for us. I won't go there again for a special occasion.

g
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service was good as well with the exception that it took a while to get food. Great menu and tasty dishes. I would recommend.

V
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around! Will definitely return!

RC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening to end our girls day out!

TH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Estia is a treat! The menu has something for everyone and is thoughtfully structured. It's one of those restaurants that you should explore with at least one friend and work your way through a selection of items. The apps are very small and delightful, so you can easily try 3 to 6 and still do one or two mains. The sides are interesting but hardly necessary since pita is served with many items. I tried seven things with a friend and would highly recommend the lamb shoulder, kanpachi crudo, octopus and wood oven chicken. I usually skip chicken on menus but ordered it here because I heard good things. It exceeded my expectations! The service and ambiance are wonderful.

JL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location/ambience and the food quite good with friendly staff.
For some reason though service always seems to be a bit slow every time I have eaten there.
Not sure why they just can’t figure it out.....
Considering their menu $$$$ they should really try to get this right.
I think that Byblos is a better option for Mediterranean food and quality of service all things considered.

SG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Patio seating is beautiful and our server was excellent. Will definitely be back

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second outstanding meal at Estia. And I will return again. Expensive, though. And some of the apps in particular, though delicious, are definitely overpriced for the portion size.

A
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The place was lovely, and the food was excellent, however extremely pricey. The service for such an expensive place was good but lacked staff for sure. They had one waitress for the entire back of this restaurant. The wine expert was excellent and very knowledgable and took his time with our questions etc.
I would go again and reccomend regardless of the expense as there are so many restaurants in Toronto that charge less but the food is not great.

JG
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal in every way. Staff was pretty knowledgeable about the menu. One of the most impressive wine lists I have ever seen in Toronto. The food well exceeded my highest expectation.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pricey. Great service.

DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Hello,
This is our 5th or 6th time to Estia. The food is fantastic. The atmosphere is great. This time however the service was not good at all. It started mediocre and went down hill from there.
Hoping that this was a one time thing as we would hate to have to remove this restaurant from our list of favorites.

b
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Try the fish wow

M
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have the Terrance table, but around 7:30, the rain drops start coming down, we have move to inside dining room. It was slight a bit dark, but the light still good. The the rain coming down, everyone has to
move to the dining room. The waiters was very busy to move the people from outside to inside, so it took
a bit longer to serve for the order. Any way, the food came in is hot and tasty, that was what we want, we really enjoy to the dinner there.

WA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the experience. When our server found out we were celebrating our anniversary he comped is a delicious dessert and some champagne. Highly recommend Estia.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Was busy on the patio of a lovely evening so service at end of meal was a bit sporadic. Knowledgable staff. Pricy for sure.

MM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was super disappointed in the service. It started with them seating us crammed in a crowded corner when there were plenty of other open tables. We settled on the third table they suggested that was beside a service area. The service area had open jugs of cleaning supplied on it. The owner and host took turns turning the lights up and down all dinner long. My app was served 15 minutes before my dates app. The server didn’t acknowledge it, or apologize for it. So must happen a lot. In general, it was not up to my expectations of how a restaurant service should perform.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We thought the food was over priced. The waiter was not helpful with giving us options. The atmosphere was spectacular on a beautiful night on the terrace

WS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We had a Branzino and the chicken with various side dish. We loved the patio, should have a cover to protect from the rain, as we had to move inside when a small shower happened.
We will be back.

TP
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine was spectacular. We ordered the following:
- Lamb shoulder (extremely tender)
- Moussaka (the fav amongst everyone)
- Short rob kabob (least favourite but still good)
- Roasted chicken (the most succulent chicken we've ever had)
- Turkish Spoon salad (no idea what to expect but was pleasantly surprised and will be a staple)
- Mushroom pite (amazing!)
- Oysters (can't go wrong)
- chocolate dessert thing with raspberry sorbet (was so good, too bad we were too full to eat more of it)

Price point was very reasonable for the high quality food you receive.

Service was spectacular, food was extremely well made along with the presentation, we were seated on the patio which was beautifully decorated with lots of greenery and hanging lights. A very classy place without the snobbery you'd expect from the Yorkville area. It's very private on the patio and you feel like you're not in the city.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from NYC.
Food was delicious and service was great!!!

EC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not always easy to get the attention of the wait staff.

RM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food service ambience. Tak the GM is superb!

LP
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Estia many times and it never disappoints!

E
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the patio area. Food tasted amazinh but portion sizes could be bigger.

R
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Estia has a beautiful patio and the dining rooms have a cozy modern feel to them. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu and wine list. We had a lovely Sauv Blanc. However, the food left much to be desired. Everything we tried was mediocre. Even simple dishes like the calamari were poorly prepared. The kebabs looked heavenly but the lamb was drowned in tomato paste for some strange reason. The food was just not good.

ML
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night
Great food
Great service
Great Atmosphere

MR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Estia! Delicious food. Excellent service. Really exceptional.

H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I must admit, I mainly chose this restaurant for the aesthetic appearance as I was passing by on an afternoon jog in the city. And it definitely nailed it with the layout (both inside and the patio), decor, looking modern and Instagram-worthy. The service was excellent, and staff was very attentive and helpful with the menu. While the food was tasteful, be prepared to spend a little more than your typical Mediterranean restaurant. The proteins do not come with any sides, so you will need to order a salad or a side to have a proper meal. I came here for my parents anniversary with my family, but I would rather recommend Estia for a nice date or with friends.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

DB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Patio is nicely done. Branzino was amazing. Will definitely go back.

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