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Midtown
0.4 km from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loi Estiatorio is such a unique place in the bustling urban environment of Midtown Manhattan. You get a warm greeting by Nicole and Alex from the moment you walk in--they were both so incredibly courteous and helpful. The menu features Greek traditional and modern dishes...curated with healthy ingredients. We had the most fresh branzino that we have had on this side of the Atlantic. No dish disappoints! Definitely a must-visit restaurant!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The six of us had a great experience last night at Loi's. Per their suggestion we ordered different dishes and shared family style. There was not a single disappointing dish there. The desserts were all excellent, especially the cheescake, which was not as heavy as...other cheesecake I have had at other places.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

April 6, 2024 What a FABULOUS find!!!! We were 10 women there for a surprise birthday party. Managers Nicole and Alex could NOT have done anything more to make this a more enjoyable and memorable occasion. Chef Maria Loi hit it out of the park!!!!!...The food was so DELICIOUS!!! It is difficult to please your entire group, but these 10 ladies will be talking about this day for some time to come. Everyone one of the wait staff were exceptional as well. The vibe is cozy and you were made to feel like a VIP!!! I will be making this restaurant a definite destination to take family and friends. THANK YOU LOI ESTIATORIO!! ❣️❣️❣️❣️More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

The service was excellent and the food very good! The lady serving us arranged a dish combination for me to support my Keto/gluten free diet. My husband had the lentil soup and the lamb dish which were both great. They have a nice selection of...greek wines. The ambiance was not what we expected. It was very quiet. Oksana was our server and we truly appreciated her. I would recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

The most authentic Greek food in NYC...all prepared without butter! In a city with so many culinary delights, finding a restaurant that consistently delivers both delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere can be quite special. Almost 10 years for me! The staff goes above and...beyond to create a memorable experience and make you feel like family. And then there's the incomparable and indefatigable Chef Maria Loi, the "Julia Child of Greece", who greets all patrons with her signature smile! Loi will capture your palate and heart!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely spot for lunch with lots if soups including a bone broth mushroom that was excellent. I chose plastic hip snd my wife chose spanikopitka which was quite good. The desserts however was not. The walnut cookies weee not and that day the rice pudding...was not ready. Still Services’s was fine and the glasses of wine were a nice complement to the meal. I would return happily.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

We loved the octopus and the bronzino. Top notch. Our first order of grilled calamari was burned, and bitter. When we said so, it was quickly replaced by the delectable octopus . The service was excellent. The only reason it is 4 and not 5,...is because the grilled calamari was inedible. Other than that, we loved this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious Greek cuisine! We just split a bunch of appetizers and desert, but all were flavorful and delicious! Wait staff was friendly

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Dined at Loi Estiatorio with friends during a NYC visit. Fabulous dining with choices of branzino and traditional Greek dishes of eggplant and greek lasagna with a bottle of Greek Sauvignon Blanc. Warm welcome from Chef Maria Loi and efficient professional staffing. Quiet environment conducive...to conversation. Would love to return when in NYC again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

The food was delicious, with nice portions and reasonably priced for this high quality restaurant. The wine list was extensive with wines priced in all categories. The staff was very attentive and the service was excellent. My wife and I would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

I had the pleasure of dining at the best Greek restaurant, and it exceeded all my expectations. Every dish we ordered was not only delicious but also incredibly authentic, offering a true taste of Greece. The service was exceptional, and the gesture of providing honey...and a complimentary dessert was a delightful surprise that added to the overall positive experience. This restaurant is, without a doubt, a hidden gem that's absolutely worth a visit. An amazing culinary journey with authentic Greek flavors and outstanding service.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

A group of seven of us for dinner and it was great. Service, drinks, dinner and deserts could not have been better. We get to the city 4 or 5 times a year and always find a Greek restaurant to try but now we have...found the best and do not need to keep looking. The Octopus starter was the best I have ever had. I could go on about all the dishes all which were great.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

We went here for dinner because the rating was so high. It’s a cute little place, but the food was very mixed at best. I had the lamb osso buco, which was very nice. My adult son had the chicken which was overcooked and mushy...and my wife’s shrimp pasta was very average. My brother-in-law and his partner weren’t particularly excited about their food either. The hummus appetizer is excellent, but otherwise, this place is highly overrated and the food doesn’t compare to the hundreds of extraordinary restaurants in the city. They also don’t particularly accommodate the non-drinking community as the only had one non-alcoholic beer left (the waiter didn’t even know if they had it, but was able to scrounge one bottle) and don’t have any other mocktails. This is certainly not something to go out of your way for.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

This is the perfect spot for a wonderful Greek meal. The chef and owner Maria Loi is a warm and excellent chef. She greets everyone. The food is farm to table and Maria uses no butter or fried foods. You feel as if you are...family. There is a very nice cocktail menu and excellent wine list. The server was so helpful in giving us suggestions. The branzino was so well prepared. The service was super attentive but not fussy. Make a reservation and go.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

This afternoon we have been blessed in our research for a quick dinner after coming from Europe. Very close to our hotel, we walked to this restaurant without reservation and from that moment we enjoyed a memorable genuine greek food experience. Three salad plates (greek,...halloumi and spinach pie) very tasty and a seafood orzo stew well blended made our mouths watering. Manager, maitre and waiter did the rest: friendly and professional service. Looking forward to be back next trip in NY.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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LOI ESTIATORIO, New York City - Midtown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Loi Estiatorio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5