Estia

4.5
238 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Outdoor Eating
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Sunday - Wednesday
5:00pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday - Saturday
5:00pm - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 367-4141
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ben Heaton
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Yorkville Village
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Public Transit
Estia is conveniently located at 90 Avenue Road, it is within walking distance from both Bay St. and St. George subway stations.
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Special Events & Promotions
Contact our reservations team (reservations@estiatoronto.com) to inquire about hosting an event at Estia!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Gather & feast at Estia! Travel to the coast of the Mediterranean without leaving the city when you host your event in one of Toronto’s most inviting and customizable spaces. Our family-style menu features fresh fish & seafood and an assortment of house made pastas, cheeses, breads and cured meats.

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1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 238 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Delicious food in a nice atmosphere. Only didn't give full stars because service was slow (but it was pleasant and helpful). I'll go back and recommend.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food
Service was great

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r
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was great, very helpful and friendly. Delicious food.Great ambiance.

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RA
Toronto
68 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have to say that the dining experience here has never disappointed. Been here half a dozen times. Brought some friends and they thought the food was great!

I’ll be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overpriced

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Estia is a lovely oasis in a busy vibrant part of Toronto. It has a Mediterranean feel with a leafy courtyard in the front and a spacious indoor dining area.
The service was very attentive and staff knowledgeable about the food and wine.
Much of the food is cooked in a charcoal oven giving it a delicious flavour. We shared 3 starters; halloumi, octopus and eggplant with feta, all we're very good. For mains we all had different kebabs again all were cooked beautifully. The desserts are worth leaving room for too!
I would recommend Estia for a special occasion or if you want to treat yourself to something different. It was by far the best meal we had in our 3 week trip to North America.

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g
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was my fifth or sixth time here, but first time on the patio. The food was fabulous, as usual, but th patio just raised it to that next level ov wonderfulness!!

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DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous experience, on every level! Superb food served by great, knowledgeable staff, in stunning surroundings. Wine list excellent and accessible, despite the Ontario taxes. I am only in Toronto for 3 nights and will be returning to Estia tonight (so 2 out of 3 dinners).

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T
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and atmosphere! Food was delicious and our server was such a delight

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was on point. We had guests arrive late and young children the kitchen was very quick and very accommodating

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OT
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, warm ambiance, comfortable patio, very flavorful food. Will definitely go back.

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AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambiance and delicious food! Planned a Greek Girl's Night Out and was impressed with service, food, Decor and ambiance.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had one of the best meals in Toronto ! Great service and atmosphere! Large front patio! Definitely is on my top three Resturant list in Toronto right now.

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RG
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top tier food and service. I consider Estia to be one of the best restaurants that Toronto has to offer.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and beautiful outdoor setting. Our primary server was very nice, but we had too many servers try to assist, which did not help since we had to keep repeating our requests and it disrupted our conversation a lot and we felt a bit swarmed.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! Will definitely be going back.

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d
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great food though the wines are greatly over priced

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KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. Delicious food, incredible service

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JE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Food, ambiance service. All of it was great. Thanks.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Super good experience

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s
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Headed there for a late dinner as we just landed. Food was great, ordered the fish on skewers, potatoes, started with Haloumi. White sangria was excellent. We sat at the large round table in the bar area ad we had a stroller so I'm not sure how it looked upstairs. It was cold though as AC was cranked, we should have brought sweaters.

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ambiance outside on a beautiful summer evening was great.
Food and service were good but not outstanding.
Quite expensive.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server was incredible, so helpful and informative. Food was out of this world. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Dining experience was good. The food was outstanding. I thought the service was a little too fast when there were not so many people in the restaurant. Reservations were at 6:30 so it was pretty early and the restaurant was pretty empty. There was no reason why we should have felt rushed. I would have liked to have been sitting next to others in the restaurant but when I asked if we could have a closer seat, the hostess insisted that it would fill up quickly. The waiter thought it would be a good idea to order everything at once when I only wanted to order the appetizers first. The food was brought out really fast to fully enjoy a sit down dinner and we were out of there before other guests arrived at the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is varied and good. Middle eastern ,Turkish,Greek.
The service is very slow. 20 minutes to get a glass of wine. Food that was to be grilled came ungrilled.
The outdoor dining is nice. Not sure if we’d go back.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

The feta mushroom was too salty and kebob wasn't that good either. I liked the previous menu with pasta, etc. and the new version was not up to my taste. Staffs were friendly and always love the interior

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dinner. great food, served at the right temps, with the right time between courses. Loved it.

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P
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Second dinner at Estia, food was not as good as our first time, apparently it was a different chef . Was very disappointed!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

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f
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

If you like glitzy restaurants with a hotel lounge feel then you’ll like Estia. I was expecting something that had more character and soul. The circular booths were very comfortable although if you have older guests they have to climb up to be seated. The menu was imaginative and our server was lovely. Unfailingly polite and attentive. I think he had been trained to talk about the food at length which wasn’t a hit with our guests who were very familiar with Mediterranean food and simply wanted to order. Not his fault but something the restaurant should think about. The music was super loud which made conversation very difficult and though we asked for it to be toned down a bit we didn’t notice a difference. Food was delicious but it took a long time to come out of the kitchen. We were also told that if we wanted something from the wood burning oven we should put in our order quickly as there was”limited real estate”. At those prices, they should have put in two ovens rather than pressuring guests to get their dibs in early. This is probably a place for people who don’t mind spending a wad of money in a slick, slightly gaudy resto with good food, in a noisy atmosphere that is not conducive to conversation. It wasn’t our cup of tea but I guess that’s what makes a market!

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were absolutely delighted with the service and the food was scrumptious!

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NO
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great but a bit higer priced and small portions. They recommend sharing but I would like to see slightly larger portions.
Wine list is a bit pricy. Cost $29.00 for a 9 oz glass of Cab. Could get a great bottle at LCBO for that price.
Looks to me like they at least triple the LCBO prices. A bit much!.
Was our second time there and would go back again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal.

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LP
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most amazing dinner I've had in awhile! Wagu tartar was mind blowing, could eat it all day, everyday! We had the Madai fish which was cooked to perfection and who knew potatoes could be that good! Highly recommend

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VV
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice patio which is hidden from the loud Avenue road. Good fish dishes and appetizers, great wine list. We had a great time there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Anniversary

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AF
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Accommodated celiac and paleo needs graciously. Great vibe. Nice patio and indoor space. Love it!

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Estia is AMAZING. The grilled octopus is to die for. Only criticism is that removed the dill sauce from the food menu, which was disappointing because I am obsessed with this sauce.

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I
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Very expensive for this food. Nothing special.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cuisine and overall experience!

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