BORDERING an alley in the middle of Antique Row in Philadelphia, is Effie’s Greek Restaurant, 1127 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA (215) 592-8333, right in Center City and its narrow dining rooms are simple and crowded easily, seating is limited and reservations are mostly a pretty good idea for someone with the intention of going there for dinner, particularly if it happens to be a weekend.
“Greeks have a deep respect for hospitality” articulates the literature on Effie’s Greek Restaurant, because sharing is one of the most common social activities and great pleasures of Greek life. The atmosphere resembles that of a Taverna on a Greek isle, painted blue like the Aegean Sea it is framed by, and yellowish like the sand that fills its pristine beaches.
Across the courtyard, the centerpiece of spring and summer dining, a brick and stucco hide-away is heated by a cheery wood stove.
Effie has recently converted the second floor into a cozy dining environment for large parties and special events. Good food, drink and conversation are the essence of Greek hospitality and Effie’s offers the gathering spot to experience this social ritual and bring family and friends together. Why not introduce yourselves to the Greek way of having a good time and living the good life? The restaurant features a BYOB policy on liquors, it is kid and group friendly, it has colorful outdoor areas with tables for gracious and romantic dining and its dinner hours are Monday to Thursday from 5 to 10 and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11.