Loi Estiatorio

4.8
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902 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.

Celebrate Christmas @ Loi Estiatorio! On Xmas Eve, we'll be open from 12pm-10pm; on Xmas Day, we'll be open from 11:30am-9:30pm! Loi Estiatorio will serve our Christmas Specials alongside our a la carte menu both days! We look forward to sharing the holidays with you! http://www.loiestiatorio.com/christmas2019/

*Loi Estiatorio's Lunch Prix Fixe is available Monday-Friday until 3pm!*

*No-Shows or cancellation of reservations less than 24 hours in advance, for parties of 6 or more will result in a charge of $15 per person.*

*Loi Estiatorio is closed on Sundays - we look forward to seeing you during the week!*

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas at Loi Estiatorio! On Christmas Eve, 12/24, we will be open from 12pm-10pm; on Christmas Day, 12/25, we will be open from 11:30am-9:30pm! Loi Estiatorio will serve our Christmas Specials alongside our a la carte menu both days! We look forward to sharing the holidays with you!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas at Loi Estiatorio! On Christmas Eve, 12/24, we will be open from 12pm-10pm; on Christmas Day, 12/25, we will be open from 11:30am-9:30pm! Loi Estiatorio will serve our Christmas Specials alongside our a la carte menu both days! We look forward to sharing the holidays with you!

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

What 902 People Are Saying
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DP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Been there before , quite a while ago.
Always excellent and i have been a fan of the chef.
Tonight fell apart for some reason. Lots of confusion.
While they were very polite and accommodating, a restaurant
of this class should not have these many issues on any night.

I will however try it again.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for my mom’s surprise bday. Loved the lamb shank, right up there with the best meal of all time!

LL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Greek food with an amazing chef who makes you feel truly welcome at her establishment! The branzino literally melted in my mouth.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Need better seats-booth seats are very uncomfortable.

SU
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always first-rate!

M
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner with friends. Menu is perfect, something for everyone. Service was awesome and Ms Loi was very accommodating. One of the most authentic Greek cuisine I have tried in US! We will be back definitely !

e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and a very nice environment. Device was great as was the decor. We will certainly return.

k
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is special. Chef Maria Loi provides such a warm and welcoming environment in addition to the fantastic meals she prepares. A must place to dine in NYC.

PB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding modern take on traditional Greek dishes. Services fantastic. Delicious !

SG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is excellent. It is authentic Greek food which I have on good authority since the last time we ate here it was with a friend who is Greek. The service is also excellent and the chef/owner came to the table which is a nice touch. The decor is basic but we came for the food more than the ambiance

P
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Back to visit a favorite food place!

K
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular Greek restaurant, heavy on seafood which was excellent. They are also generous with alcohol. Would love to come back one day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maria Loi is a treasure! Her food is incredible, and she genuinely cares about all her customers. This was a perfect dinner.

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food, interesting wine list, nice ambiance. Owner is the chief.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, everything was wonderful

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Muy buen restaurante en New york. Recomiendo la musaka

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s
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our fourth visit and never fails and will always recommend if on NYC

JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Branzino fish entree was delicious and came with some greens, but more sides, a starch, was $8-12 and high considering that you're paying $32-49/entree. The were out of the tiger prawns by 7:30 pm on a Saturday nite....wine was expensive by the glass, $20/...but I gues that's mid-town. Service was good. We sat in a corner which made the noise level tolerable...don't sit near the bar...loud.

N
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

In today's restaurant world, it is difficult to find a place where one (or two) can have a conversation. Especially, if you also want good food. Loi Estiatorio is the place to go!

CW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my all time favorite place for friendly atmosphere and healthy, delicious food served beautifully but without retention and always with warmth.

OG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i come from out of town & I always enjoy my experience at Loi.

AV
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT GREAT RESTAURANT IN EVERY WAY

BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful restaurant with great food in a cozy setting.
Close to Carnegie Hall, which suited us well on this occasion.
We will return !

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience and Branzino was an epicurean delight. Totally welcoming and for sure we will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening and the Cod was terrific.

JV
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Part of our annual NYC celebration of life!!!

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Way to pricey for the quality. I don’t mind pricey meals but no WOW factor here. Very disappointed

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely dinner with friends. Delicious food, pricey. Warm atmosphere. Chef greeted our table and made us feel so welcome.

VT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing team

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EP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Diners are greeted with warmth; Marina Loi is herself there and greets and chats with customers, making everyone feel welcome. The staff is professional and friendly and the food is unusual, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and personable chef who checked on us after our delicious meal!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We were greeted by name and table was ready. Staff were attentive and service very good. Overall experience was delightful. Atmosphere was not special.

TG
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Maria Loi is a treasure--much rather choose Loi's for a lunch meeting than the other Greek options in town.

TY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!

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BP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding! Love going there with my family!

PB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Disappointing. Expected so much more.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delicious and wonderful dinner with a charming atmosphere.

t
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the BEST meal with the most delicious food and wonderful service. Thank you to Maria and her kind and courteous staff - we absolutely loved our food and so appreciated the attentive service. My daughters, ages 10, 12 and 12 felt so special and asked when we could come back. Next time we are in New York City, we will be sure to return!

HM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This was my second time eating at LOI. The food did not match up to my memory of my first experience. The traditional dips remain as good as they get but everything else pales in comparison. The ravioli was watery and dough tasteless. The branzino over salted and the lamb shank was tough and chewy.

The service was mediocre - we told them we needed to be out in 2 hours and felt we constantly needed to remind them to bring the next course. We ordered a dessert that never came.

We were there at 5:30 before a show at Carnegie Hall and this these issues were. It caused by being too busy.

I will not go back a third time.

H
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food beautifully prepared. The warm grilled calamari on arugula with half a grilled lemon and its own dish of olive oil was delicious. Rice pudding for dessert—divine. If you can’t be in Greece, this has to be the next best place.

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