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“An Excellent Choice”
Review of Effie's

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Ranked #380 of 5,104 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: City Centre East
Cross street: 11th
Transit: Get off at 11th & Walnut
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Small, intimate Greek restaurant on beautiful Pine Street in Philly. The service was wonderful and all dishes we ordered were excellent: Mousaka, Spanakopita, Chicken Souvlaki and Effie's chicken. Capped it off with a delicious dessert: galatoboriko. The menu prices were also not outrageous. Very much recommended.

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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Visited Effie's for dinner on a Friday evening. We were seated at a nice table and service was quick to open our wine and get the night started. The restaurant was filled with groups of lively diners and wait staff. We started with Saganaki and Thessaloniki platter. Both were delicious. Our entrees were Effie's chicken, Moussaka, Lamb Chops and Whole Fish. There were no doggie bags. We all loved the casualness of the restaurant, never once feeling rushed. Will definitely return.

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had a great lunch here on a COLD Sunday... warmed up by the wonderful "like family" welcome of the staff AND the great food.

We were thrilled to be able to order from the regular menu, even though they were technically serving brunch. I am not a brunch person, so this was a dream to me... to be able to choose from their regular menu.

And the dream continued as we enjoyed small plates like stuffed grape leaves and hummus. My husband LOVED his large Greek salad. I would suggest this spot for a date, and, there is even room for larger groups.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation for four of us and were quite surprised with how few tables were inside. The hostess/waitress brought us to another building behind the front restaurant and that was where we sat. In order to get there we walked through a small courtyard with tables set up (that would be beautiful to sit at in the summer!). Our greatest problem was that the doors of this small building were open the entire time and the heat was not very strong. Although it hit 60 degrees that afternoon, once the sun went down it got much cooler. Most of our party kept their coats on the entire time. So, we didn't get started on the best foot.

However, once the food starting coming, it totally made up for the cold atmosphere. We shared the zucchini chips, beet salad and seafood appetizer as starters and everything was prepared perfectly. I ordered the Effie's chicken for dinner and it was delicious. The portions were large so I even brought some home. For dessert, oddly enough, there wasn't a choice- we said we were interested in dessert and shortly after, we were served a plate came out with four servings of a pastry. Not sure what it was called but it was absolutely delicious. Also, two of us ordered sweet Greek coffees and they were also perfectly made and absolutely delicious.

Overall, I would come back to Effie's for the amazing food but I would wait until it the temperature outside was nicer!

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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

6 of us went for dinner, we called ahead to make sure they had room as it's a fairly small place. From beginning to end they were more than accommodating!! We had so much fun, the food was authentic and So delicious and the waiter was top notch! It is a BYO (bring your own alcohol) establishment so don't forget to pack along your favorite bottle!

Thank kathivan
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