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Loi Estiatorio

4.8
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971 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
With the International Ambassador of Greek Gastronomy, Chef Maria Loi, at the helm, Loi Estiatorio is a Mediterranean oasis in the heart of Manhattan, celebrating the flavors and hospitality of Greece, like the Greeks. Loi Estiatorio is an upscale take on Chef Loi's homeland cuisine, an ode to her roots with a unique and innovative twist. The menu is 100% butter free.

At Loi Estiatorio, nothing is more important than your health and safety – we are taking multiple steps to minimize health risks to our customers. We would like to continue providing you with delicious, nutritious cuisine to enjoy in the comfort of your own home by offering delivery and takeout/pickup services with an updated delivery/take-out menu with amended pricing to help in any way we can. Call us at 212-713-0015 to order, visit our website, or via Seamless, Grubhub, DoorDash. Thank you for your continued support, we wish you all good health and good tidings – stay home and safe, and enjoy real, healthy food!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 971 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second to none!

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vipMarlaPilates
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had seen Chef Loi on television so was very excited to experience her food in person. It did not disappoint! We came for a birthday lunch and were greeted very warmly. You start with warm toasted pita and delicious feta spread all complimentary. We shared two appetizers for a light lunch, both with generous portions. The first was artichoke hearts with peas in dill, very flavorful and healthy also quite filling. Then we had the light, airy stuffed grape leaves served warm. The Greek chardonnay was a perfect pairing as suggested by our server Alex. We finished with a chocolate cake and Greek yogurt with rich, dark honey. I would return in a heartbeat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a “cant go wrong” choice. Excelente!

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AmitaiC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a true 5 stars!
The food is absolutely delicious, and the service is great! Don’t forget to try the yogurt for desert :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish was so good as were all of the sides we shared. Her knew white bean salad is perfect for summer and is delicious ! This place never disappoints and the outdoor seating is the best I’ve seen!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner at Loi! They have done a beautiful job with their outdoor space! The food is better than ever and Chef Maria has added new dishes to the menu. Loi is a special place ❤️ that I highly recommend!

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taram
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chef Maria Loi was there and was so sweet. Also the gentleman in the front was so hospitable. Everything was delicious! I have been to Greece and it brought me back! Loved it! Can not wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, everyone treated us so well like one of their own, great dining experience, definitely coming back again. And food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super delicious food. Cauliflower is the star. Shrimp pasta and fish are also wonderful. Really nice chef/owner, who even greeted us herself.

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vipAshishR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maria Loi is an excellent host and we absolutely enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. The food is superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Greek restaurant in NYC

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RandallS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

superb service; superb food; charming dining room; lovely street entrance

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best restaurant in NYC serving food from Greece. It is also one of the best restaurants in the city, period. If you've ever been to Greece and loved the food, go here; if you haven't here's the place to come to love it. Everything is as fresh and flavorful as we get at the seaside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely combination of delicious Greek cuisine, ambiance, service and coziness! Highly recommended!!

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lifeISgood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with fresh food and great service!

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vipRobertK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall

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vipCRAIGJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good range of menu options . Food is top notch and service is extremely attentive, but not intrusive. This is our new go-to restaurant for Greek/Mediterranean!!

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vipFenv
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my Birthday and the wonderful owners and staff sang me happy birthday with wonderful array of desserts! The food was fresh and outstanding! Especially want to rave about the fresh Branzino, and octopus salad! Everything from the freshest ingredients to the amazing service, was excellent!
I recommend the restaurant and their fabulous olive oil, pasta and Greek honey!

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Veron
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maria is an incredible chef, human being and force of nature. She makes you feel like you are part of family and serves you outstanding and memorable Greek cuisine. I cannot recommend Loi more as The signature Greek restaurant in Manhattan!

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vipAnitaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Dessert was ok. Brazini was fresh & amazing

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JohnG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining room, food and hospitality was superb! The branzino was so fresh. Enjoyed every bite of the pre-fixe lunch. Will go back again and again.

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vipMichelleH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful fixed price lunch on our last day. The chef stopped by twice to check and make sure everything was wonderful. Lots of vegetarian and healthy options.

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vipjefflg54
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fagri for two was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipMichael
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lobster orzo dish was overcooked - orzo was mushy, lobster rubbery. Could be because it was Valentines Day. Service was very good.

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vipFoodiefromMaine
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We try to have dinner T Loi Estiatorio whenever we are in Manhattan. This time we were there on Valentines Day. For such a busy night we had our usual fabulous experience. The Valentines Day menu was more limited than the usual menu, but it had something for everyone. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive and were not rushed. Maria Loi went from table to table greeting guests and being her usual upbeat and fun self. We had a lovely evening!

I also just received an email from Loi that they are willing to deliver given the COVID-19 issue. Bravo Loi Estiatorio!

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vipMomaru
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting NYC and by luck found this restaurant. It was outstanding, fresh, clean and defined flavors. Services was beyond outstanding, and the food was top notch. The chef and owner came by and introduce herself, charming, elegant and artsy looking lady. She was welcoming and that top the experience. I met my sister there that lives in NYC and this was one of the many highlights on this trip. I recommended 100% it won't disappoint! ahhh and the warm little corn biscuits with fresh olive oil! Just charming and delicious!

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MoMo
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Went for dinner before a show so we were a bit limited on time and were unable to get the full experience. Certainly looking forward to visiting again with an open evening ahead.

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vipSylviaH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love dining here. The entire staff is very attentive and Loi, herself, is very available and hospitable! What a treat! Our pre-fixe lunch was most delightful and lovely wine to accompany the meal. We North Carolinians are thrilled to stay just a block away from this fabulous restaurant! We will be back soon!

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vipEnviroqueen
Oklahoma City
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Was intrigued by Greek menu but all the food was very bland. Because of the location, was overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food!Love that the chef came out and talk to us at the table. Made you feel like you were in a small quaint town rather than lost in the shuffle of New York