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Celebrate Christmas with Loi Estiatorio! Tis the season for merriment, and the team at Loi Estiatorio is excited to share the holidays with all of you! We will be open from 12pm to 9pm on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th serving our amazing Christmas Specials alongside our a la carte menu, for indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout and delivery! Make your reservations today, we look forward to sharing our holiday with you! 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
PRICE RANGE
$27 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a family trip with our younger kids and it was more formal than we expected, but they treated us very well and we loved it! They had amazing service and great food.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 13, 2021 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, excellent service and sublime food. Seriously impressive food. Whole family blown away by the food here, from home made breads, to desserts, each course was a delight. Chef introduced herself and imports fish daily. We will send all our friends here.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2021 via mobile

We looked forward to returning to this restaurant we visited on our last trip to NYC as the food and service is superb. We were not disappointed! A small restaurant with Greek cuisine - Chef Maria came by our table and our server Victor was...attentive We plan to order some of the Loi olive oil - it is velvet smoothMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

Every time we’re in NY and stay on Central Park we visit this place. The food is always well prepared and you feel as if you’ve walked into your best friend’s kitchen. The whole fish and grilled vegetables are our favorite! A must visit for...delicious and authentic Greek food.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 15, 2021

We were seated in the most delightful outdoor space - our own cabana. From start to finish the meal , service and environment was excellent. Headed back again with out of town guests as it is certainly not to be missed !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021

What to say about Loi Estiatorio ?? Is the best!!!!!! , best food , quality, best service , best people!! And Maria and Alex is a blessed !!! Make everybody feel so welcome and happy, best wine, best fish, everything so delicious!!! Oh God I...come home and I dream about the amazing dinner I have and I come back over and over again!! Also Loi Estiatorio help many people, the support a lot of project, is a really blessed place. I want thank you guys a lot for amazing time with my friends there, and the people who worked there, the waiters, is so Nice, feel home!!! I will back next week, and week after !! Maria also she author like me, writer amazing book, I can’t wait to read !!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Visited for dinner and was cordially escorted to our table by the owner, Loi. She was very pleasant and gracious. We started with the Village Salad. Enough for two. Delicious with fine EVO, and outstanding FETA. I-raved about the cheese. She over heard me and...came over to tell me about it. We the had the octopus which was tender, and Bronzino for two cooked in a salt covering. It was excellent. I told her we were marching in the Columbus Day parade on 5th. Avenue on Monday. So she offered to give me some of the FETA if we passed by on Monday. Well we did, looking exhausted after marching for over 3 miles, and she immediately recognized us. First thing was to give us a couple of bottles of water. Thoughtful. Then proceeded to give me an enclosed tub of her delicious FETA. SO a few days later we stopped by for an early dinner, and recommended the “Porto house” pieces of tender delicious lamp. The complimentary warm yogurt and feta with pita arrives when you sit and a delicious creamy yogurt with honey and nuts for dessert This is now our go to place for outstanding Greek food in NYC. They have a beautiful outdoor area which is extremely comfortable and very clean. Go have a great meal and enjoy the family’s hospitality.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

I don't know of many restaurants that are able to combine tasty and healthy food at the same time. We were at Loi Estiatorio for a business lunch and the whole experience was such a pleasant surprise! We shared some of the dishes, and I'm...honestly not sure which one was my favorite: I had the most delicious and light pastitsio I've ever tasted, the branzino was out of this world, the octopus done "comme il faut", the desserts were soooo luscious! Our server was spot on when it came to suggesting the right wines, I'm glad we trusted her, but why wouldn't we, her service was impeccable from start to finish. Overall we felt not just welcome but at home. Best part was that aside from the mouthwatering bevy of dishes we tried, we continued working afterwards without feeling in need of a nap - we felt satisfied and ready to continue our day.... I can tell when a restaurant goes beyond and above to offer their customers the best food, and what a bonus that it's healthy too. Thank you Loi staff for such a great experience!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

A new friend and I met for a late weekday lunch at Loi Estiatario and were treated to a tasty, healthy meal. The marinated octopus with fava bean puree was tender and flavorful. The pretty beet salad was elevated by the addition of manouri, and...the spanakopita with dill, mint and feta tasted as though the ingredients had been bought at the farmers market that morning. We felt so virtuous after our healthy lunch that we splurged on dessert, sharing delicate portions of baklava and flourless chocolate cake, and a perfect dollop of Loi’s authentic greek yoghurt. I feel so lucky to have been introduced to Chef Loi and the staff at Loi Estiatorio and look forward to coming back with my husband and friends (including those who are vegan, pescatarian and gluten free) so that we can drink Greek wine and taste our way through the rest of the menu. Final plus. The dishes were served mediterranean style with Loi’s imported greek olive oil instead of butter. Much better for the heart, and the belly, too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

Step into Loi Estiatorio and you will feel like you have stepped into the heart of Greece. The staff is lovely and the food exquisite! We ordered more than we could possibly eat and loved it so much, we went back two days later :)...Worth the trip to midtown. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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This is a smaller establishment and provides a very intimate setting. The noise level is low.
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Loi Estiatorio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5