Estia

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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.

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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Please note, we are serving a prix fixe menu this evening. All reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the booking time will be subject to a $25/person cancellation fee.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 411 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
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BA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food ! Both the host and the server were great as they were professional, helpful and personable. The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance was just right. I highly recommend this restaurant for a beautiful meal.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely! Pricey

EB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome attentive service with wonderfully presented food.
We had an early reservation at 5, arriving 10 minutes before opening and they provided us with complimentary cocktails because they weren’t ready for us!
Kelly was an amazing server. Loved our experience!

MG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

NYE dinner with prix fixe menu - food was good but portions small, left hungry.

AK
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

The restaurant is lovely. They gave us a quiet table as we had requested. The welcome was professional. The meal was delicious. Our only constructive suggestion to enhance the outstanding dining experience is that the kitchen enhance the main course dishes in their visual appeal.
Estia is a splendid restaurant, one we have visited before and will return to soon.

NP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New year’s eve

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints here. Inventive and so flavourful. The service is attentive and discreet. It has been one of our favourites in the City since it opened. Being the Holiday Season, large parties were in abundance and added to the overall noise but this was atypical and well controlled by the staff. We had a fabulous experience as always.

b
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

we have eaten at Estia several times, but this time the service wasn't good and the food wasn't great.
the prices are extremely high, so the food are service should both be excellent.

EM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 29, 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 November 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Music way too loud to have a quiet evening..............................................................................
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MA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 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
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

EC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

LM
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

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

S
1 review
Dined on October 18, 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 October 9, 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 October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is amazing, you will not be disappointed.

FS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 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 October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Waiter was a bit of a dick

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 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
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service

RC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 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 September 21, 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 September 18, 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
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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 September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience all around! Will definitely return!

RC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great evening to end our girls day out!

TH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 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 September 7, 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 September 3, 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 September 1, 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
50 reviews
Dined on August 27, 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 August 27, 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
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pricey. Great service.

DP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 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 August 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Try the fish wow

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