I went to a graduation party this weekend at Estia. It was the first time I was ever there although I have heard great things about it. The party was held in the banquet room which I was totally impressed by, the exposed wood ceiling beams and limestone bar where breath taking and gave it that antique effect. My sister is getting married soon and my mother and I have been talking about a place for her bridal shower, after trying the food at Estia I was completely sold and actually booked the party this morning! The woman I spoke with was so helpful and provided me with all the information I needed and offered a variety of options, at the end of the phone call I was blown away by the price for everything that I asked for it. All my future parties and get-togethers are going to be at Estia, I recommend them to everyone!
I love this place! Authentic greek food! BYOB! A total philly experiance, little cramped, but comfortable homey feeling...great for any occassions, a night with friends, a date, family visiting from out of town, really a place to go if you plan to spend some quality time! However plan to walk- parking is simply not good in that area! But worth the stroll! p.s. They have a dish with bacon, pasta and spinach! oh my word! You will never be able to finish the dish, but you will certainly want to try! DELICIOUS!
Mercato is one of my default place to go to when guest are in town or i just want a good meal. I had have everything on their menu before, and I must honestly say that I haven't come across something I don't like. Yes, the service can sometime be hit or miss, so is the hostess. But the food is what keep me from coming back. Seriously, give it a try, you will not be disappoint!