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Estia - long

Sylvia G | Oct 26, 2005 05:17 PM

We had a delightful dinner at Estia last Saturday evening. It was expensive, and, in our opinion, worth it.

The place is beautiful. It must have cost a fortune to redo the old Toto's - it's been completely renovated, and looks wonderful.

The menu is almost completely fish and seafood. The fish is splendidly displayed in its own area, and your choice is brought out and shown to you before it is cooked.

We shared the fresh sardine appetizer, and thought it was great. All the selections at Estia are grilled (and not overdone) with a little oil and lemon juice; no fancy sauces. I shared an entree of dorade with my friend. Since most entrees are priced by the pound, the waiter suggested that we order a lb and a half fish for sharing. We had plenty, and I loved it. I cannot remember what my husband ordered - bass? - but he thought it was the best ever.

All sides are extra. One side of potatoes for the four of us was sufficient.

We ordered one dessert, the baklava, which was excellent.

Cocktails (martinis) were $9, many appetizers were in the $12 range, many fish entrees were in the mid- twenties for a pound (which is a standard order) but some were mid-thirties.

Service was exceptional - warm, welcoming, attentive but not overbearing.

If you are looking for an inexpensive Greek restaurant, this is not for you. It is also more costly here than the BYOB's we usually frequent.
But for once in a while, when you want delicious, top-quality, simply grilled fish in a pleasurable atmosphere (quiet enough to talk), I don't think you'll be disappointed. We will definitely be back.

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