Loi Estiatorio: The Next Best Thing to Dining in Greece (Maybe Even Better)

You may not be sailing a yacht near Santorini in the Aegean Sea this summer, but you can still dine like a Greek billionaire at Loi Estiatorio. Chef Loi and her lauded team at Loi Estiatorio present delectable Greek and Mediterranean delicacies with traditional ingredients in an inviting setting very close to Central Park and the theater district. Choose between indoor or outdoor seating, or if you prefer, you can even order cuisine for takeout or delivery. There is also a Pre-Theatre Pre-fixe option (now that Broadway is re-opening this Fall).

Loi Estiatorio is so authentically delicious that it even has its own Greek extra virgin olive oil brand, Loi Ladi, as well as Loi Meli Organic Greek Honeys, Loi Pasta, Loi Dips, and other traditional items, which can be found at Whole Foods and other upscale retailers. Chef Loi’s product lines follow her 3-pronged mission in life: tasty, healthy, easy. The charismatic Chef Loi wants to change the world one healthy Greek bite at a time.

It’s impossible to list everything on Loi Estiatorio’s extensive menu, including daily specials, but here are some of the dishes we recommend when they’re available. The salads are so fresh that it seems the ingredients are immediately picked from a garden in back of the restaurant, the lamb is perfectly seasoned and not too heavy, the fish is super fresh, and the chicken is wildly flavorful.

APPETIZERS
VILLAGE SALAD – Tomato, Red Onion, Green Pepper, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Feta, Olive Oil
CALAMARI – Grilled with Arugula, Lemon, Olive Oil
BEET SALAD – Beets, Arugula, Walnuts, Manouri, Red-Wine Vinaigrette
GRILLED HALLOUMI – Halloumi Cheese, Lemon, Olive Oil, Greek Oregano
SPREADS – Tzatziki, Tyrokafteri, Melitzanosalata, Hummus


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VILLAGE SPECIALTIES
Spinach Pie – Spinach, Dill, Mint, Feta, Phyllo
Stuffed Eggplant – Baby Eggplant, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Onion, Tomato, Anthotyro
Eggplant Casserole – Eggplant, Slow-Cooked Beef, Tomato, Onion, Olive Oil Béchamel

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ENTREES
FISH en Papillote – Chef’s Fish Selection, Seasonal Vegetables, Loi Garlic-Potato Dip, Lemon, Olive Oil
SEAFOOD ORZO – Chef’s Seafood Selection, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Feta, Loi Orzo
SHRIMP PASTA – Wild Shrimp, White Wine, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Feta, Loi Macaroni
TIGER PRAWN – Tiger Prawns, Arugula, Cauliflower, Lemon, Olive Oil
MUSSELS – Mussels, White Wine, Lemon, Olive Oil, Green Pepper, Greek Oregano
LAMB CHOPS – Lamb Chops, Red Bliss Potato, Arugula, Loi Yogurt
GREEK LASAGNA – Slow-Cooked Beef, Tomato, Loi Macaroni, Kefalotyri, Kasseri, Myzithra
There are other entrees, including those centered on Branzino, Salt-Baked Fish, and Salmon, and numerous inventive side dishes from Greek recipes.

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DESSERTS
BAKLAVA – a heavenly mix of honey, walnuts, phyllo dough, cinnamon, olive oil
WALNUT CAKE – Walnuts, Cinnamon, Orange
CUSTARD – Phyllo, Semolina Custard, Cinnamon
YOGURT – a creamy, gelato-like Loi Greek Yogurt, Cretan Honey, Walnuts
CHOCOLATE CAKE – Chef Loi’s Flourless Chocolate Cake with Olive Oil
EKMEK KADAIFI – Shredded Phyllo, Custard, Cinnamon, Whipped Cream, Almonds
RICE PUDDING – Rice, Milk, Cinnamon

The organic Cretan wine is incredible, as are many of the other Greek wines & spirits on the restaurant’s extensive list.

Make your reservations today for a taste of Greece at https://www.opentable.com/loi-estiatorio. Or call 212-713-0015 to place an order, or order via Seamless, Grubhub, UberEats, Postmates, or Doordash. You can also order through the restaurant’s website and read more about Chef Maria at https://www.loiestiatorio.com/. This is an ideal place to take visitors, meet friends, celebrate life’s milestones, and to meet for a romantic date. You can even purchase a digital gift card as a special gift (bonus: the gift cards have no expiration date).

ADDRESS
Loi Estiatorio
132 West 58th Street,
NY, NY 10019
(212) 713-0015
info@loiestiatorio.com

Dining + Take Out/Delivery Hours
Monday – Friday = 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday = 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday = Closed

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