Estia

4.5
309 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. We shall certainly go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic ambience. Very good for a fancy date night or special occasion

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Worst service I have experienced in quite some time — waitress was completely overwhelmed in every dimension and all aspects of the service were slow

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j
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

food took a while on prefix menu idk how because pre fix is less than main menu?

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely loved everything!! Great service and amazing food!

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Estia is a great restaurant in the Yorkville area. The service is great and the food was good. We had a Prix Fixe menu for Valentine's. The inside of the restaurant was very nice, the grand ceiling and decor contributed to the ambiance. Great for a date night or a nice evening out.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine’s day

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JI
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very classy and elegant restaurant. Unique dishes with very different tastes. Our waiter ensured my dairy allergy would not be a problem and that all meals could be made custom-to-order. However, me and my partner went on Valentine's Day when there was a prefixed menu. I did not like how we were forced to decide on everything we wanted from the moment we got there. I felt like I was kind of being pushed out quickly so that the next couple could be seated. Overall, the service was great and the food was good but not worth the $300 value we paid. Would recommend if you want to try something unique.

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I
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Overpriced for food quality. Presentation was excellent, but taste and uniqueness is quite mediocre

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Estia is awesome Great food, and interesting flavors. The staff are awesome too. Great wine selection!

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AK
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a splendid evening at Estia. The hospitality , service , food, presentation is consistently outstanding. The table they offered us was perfect for our purpose and as per our request when we made our reservation. While it is costly , restaurants offering this quality in this neighbourhood need ask a substantial price. It is certainly honest value for great quality in the area.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service, absolutely delicious food and wine and a great ambiance, beautiful restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Emanule has been very helpful!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is underrated. The food and ambience were spectacular.
Our server Kelly was amazing.

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TF
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Greek restaurant. Fresh fish and well prepared. Service was just as good. Highly recommend this place. Will be back again and again!

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EK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing and delicious mains, starters and sides. Great ambiance. Great wine selection. Perfect to celebrate a special occasion

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service and fresh seafood.

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L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went here for adult family birthday celebration. We had a fabulous roomy booth. The restaurant is beautiful, but it was very quiet, which created a little lack lustre ambiance. The food was good. Very heavy and a little too much. The service and wine selection was excellent. The signature Estia Spritz was delicious! I enjoyed my experience at Estia.

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b
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the whole experience. Food was beyond good. Restaurant is stylish yet comfortable and service was stellar. Was a little disappointed in the portion size of two of the delicious appetizers we ordered. Sharing menu suggests that waitstaff let you know when you are not ordering enough. Advice would have been welcome. Nevertheless, we loved our evening.

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LN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an outstanding dinning experience overall! The service, food and bar were just simply top notch.

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s
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

This was our second visit to Estia. While we enjoyed a couple of dishes (salad and moussaka), we were disappointed with the other starters and mains. The portion sizes for the starters, especially the octopus, are too small for the price. The adana kebab, only one, was completely over priced too. I understand that we are paying for Estia’s prime real estate location on Avenue Road, but it’s ridiculous. The food is tasty, but there is little value. We likely won’t return.

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DP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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R
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect. Every dish was a tasting treat. Service, quality & ambience was outstanding & that was New Years Eve. Manager Jonathan, went out of his way to have a fabulous single malt scotch selection. A treat in every way.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot! In love with the menu and in love with the atmosphere.
I find service may sometimes need improvement but its a definitly a place I keep coming back to!

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place won our hearts the moment we walked in. The service, atmosphere and general vibe of the place was outstanding. Our server was helpful and knew when to come back and ask or to simply make eye contact and carry on. Loved the experience and would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there and each occasion has been a special experience. Definitely going back

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service and food. The octopus was amazing and the fish was just perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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JC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

what an amazing experience! great food, service & atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Intimate, quiet, and good service. A little less check-ups would be great though I appreciate the attentiveness.

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JN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time coming to this restaurant. I was amazed about the freshness and creativity in their food choice. The fusion between European and Mediterranean style is exceptional. Their daily fish are super fresh and don't need any extra seasons. The local Wagyu beef that they use from a certified London Ontario farm are super delicious and worth the try. Our bartender/waiter is extremely knowledgeable about the wine we and food that we eat. He paid a lot of details in attending our table and make us feel so welcome here and recommended the best wine to pair with our meals. They have a beautiful patio that is surrounded with trees make it feel so private and unique. You would forget that you are dining in the central of busy downtown Toronto because the atmosphere is just so different.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very good service and dinner. It’s was amazing.

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AK
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The personnel were welcoming, professional, knowledgeable about their menu, excellent in there service offering a delicious meal in a lovely environment.

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place! Great service and comfortable seating for a large group. If you are a large group--book an early seating--it gets noisy as the restaurant fills. We shared everything and left it to our server to plate the choices. Knowledgeable and helpful. Expensive, but well worth it for the great tastes and brilliant service. Would love to go there again!

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s
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not having been to Estia before we were uncertain about the menu but our waiter Boris was extremely helpful - and accurate in predicting both what we would enjoy and how much of it to order.
The food was truly outstanding and three of us had a delightful evening. It really couldn’t have been better!

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing mains that are suitable for sharing. I’d suggest going straight to mains.

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JP
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

A bit overpriced, but expected since we were in yorkville

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Delicious and inventive food. Great ambience for a night out.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Estia was incredibly charming with a contemporary aesthetic and a modern menu. While the salad that i had was a bit too doused in vinaigrette, it was still quite delicious. The seasonal fish my date and i had grabbed was spectacularly presented and tasted amazing! Unfortunately though, the roasted white chocolate dessert that i had ordered was not too my liking and tasted odd. Definitely wouldn’t recommend that.

Aside from that, it was very relaxing, well lit, the service was absolutely phenomenal, and it was very romantic ;)
Would definitely recommend!

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LE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service and a great atmosphere.

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