Estia

4.3
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403 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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.

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with good friends and Mediterranean fare at Estia! Seatings before 7pm - $90 set menu with complimentary bubbles. Seatings past 7pm - $125 set menu with complimentary bubbles.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 403 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was top notch ! Would go back again soon.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. We went for the fish which was excellent, but it came at a price and a few in the party went too Bucca for pizza immediately after they walked out given what we ordered wasn't sufficient to feed our group of 6 people, but for $100 person (approx $200 a couple w/ 2 drinks), no one should've left hungry!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very slow service. Took 20 mins each drink order and to get the bill. Frustrating especially at their high prices.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience here, the service was impeccable as with the food. Would definitely return and recommend others.

a
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Music way too loud to have a quiet evening..............................................................................
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Please keep it quiet---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I come to your restaurant for the food ...not your taste in music..................................----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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MA
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were at Estia on the evening of Nov 16- celebrating 3 birthdays . This evening was by far one of the worst experiences in terms of service we have encountered in the city. The server was completely inattentive/ inexperienced and we had to continually ask for our food orders and drinks. The main course came out for everyone at different times and no side dishes were served. We mentioned this and waited another 20 minutes & still did not receive our side dishes. Reviewed this with the server who seemed indifferent and then followed up the manager.
We sent back our main courses (Which were cold at that point ) and this was the only item that was removed from our bill . There was zero effort to improve our negative dining experience. The manager noted he would reach out to us afterwards and to this day we have still not heard back from anyone from management.

GC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice change for a meal. Fresh tasting with healthy alternatives. Staff are amazingly friendly and helpful.

EC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best spot in town for fresh seafood; amazing selection of foods and extremely delicious.

LM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I heard a lot about this restaurant and expected a lot more given location and the buzz and vibe about it, so booked it for my sons’ birthday celebration. but was disappointed. The food wasn’t good or anything special and in my opinion way overpriced. I have been and continue to go to expensive places but this one was not worth it and I certainly wouldn’t go back. Additionally on a Saturday night early booking, they didn’t have 3 of their daily specials and two of their wines from the limited wine offerings!

RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Unbalanced dishes. Food was too rich and over seasoned/spiced. Grilled fish was just ok.

S
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Way overpriced! Place is popular, but can’t be for the food! There are 3 things I wanted from the menu online. None was available! Not the tartare appetizer, not the lamb shoulder and not the green lentil side! Food quality was ok, but it wasn’t fine dining. I could have done as well in Greektown for a third of the price! Wine was good. Such an alluring concept of Ottoman cuisine. Not even Turkish tea available! Big letdown!

VC
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is amazing, you will not be disappointed.

FS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

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
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waiter was a bit of a dick

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

RC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Will definitely return!

RC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening to end our girls day out!

TH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
37 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey. Great service.

DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the fish wow

M
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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