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Estia thoughts? (plus other ideas for NYC hounds)

Simon | May 21, 201502:00 PM

hi...did a search for Estia and reviews here seem positive, but not too much recent...my gf and i are coming to Philly from NYC for a few days soon...we love the city (and the suggestions we've gotten here in the past -- 3 trips in last year)...to give a sense of whether Estia suits us:

Places We've Liked: Kanella (but would rather try a new place than be there for the tail end of the old space), Pub&Kitchen (one visit only, and we liked most of the dishes and the vibe), Il Pittore (some wonderful dishes and service, though slightly fussier than we need), and The Dandelion (yummy fish&chips and insanely good chicken soup).

We Disliked: Barbuzzo (like an imitation of a trendy/glib table-churning Batali place) and Oyster House (didn't hate it, just felt a bit corporate and soulless -- would give it another try one day just oysters if there wasn't a better option)

For this trip, we are definitely going to Dandelion again...considering Estia and open to other ideas too given our previous favs...thanks in advance :)

Estia Restaurant,
Estia Taverna,
The Dandelion,
Barbuzzo,
Oyster House
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