Ammos Estiatorio
Ammos Estiatorio

Ammos Estiatorio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ammosnewyork.com/
  • Phone: (212) 922-9999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 11:30 pm , Sunday available only for private events.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Bruno Marino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ammos Restaurant now delivers. We cater and set up your entire event. Ammos Special Event Coordinator will be very happy to create a unique menu for your event. We also can accommodate up to 125 persons to our restaurant and up to 25 persons to our private “ Mezzanine” Wine Room
  • Entertainment: Live Greek music every last Friday of the month from 10pm until Late...
  • Special Events: Happy hour * 2:30-5:30 @ the bar & Lounge area - 50% All Drinks




    Happy hour: All house liquor and house wine $6 from 3pm to closing.



    No Corkcage fee on Mondays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th & Madison
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6,7 and Metro North to Grand Central Station
    S or 7 from Times Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking, street parking on 45th street and Madison avenue
A word from Ammos Estiatorio
***** SEAFOOD GREEK RESTAURANT ***** Located in the Heart of Midtown, steps away from Grand Central Terminal. Ammos provides upscale, authentic cuisine from various regions of Greece. The menu features a wide array of mezedes and pristinely fresh seafood as well as whole grilled fish. Ammos is the Greek word for "sand" and the restaurant’s airy, open design, light woods and weathered stones conjure the sun-drenched atmosphere of the Greek islands.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Ammos Estiatorio reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (56)good for groups (55)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (43)special occasion (36)romantic (31)hot spot (30)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (24)great for brunch (10)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • OK Restaurant
    LarrydermVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The evening had great potential, but it was slow starting with a hat check oblivious to us and then a waiter who took forever to present himself. The menu is fine, and the food is adequately prepared. Portions are on the small side with prices on the large side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthy of multiple visits....
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    ...and with all the options in NYC, this one is worth a visit, or two, or three, etc. The service was attentive and friendly -- and the food was delicious. Their Grilled Octopus Salad is a must -- plenty to share -- and could also be a meal by itself. The octopus was prepared to perfection. We will return to this great find.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night birthday dinner
    Monica
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a lovely dinner for 10 people here last Saturday night. What they failed to tell us in advance was that the space was booked for a private party and that we'd have to leave about 90 minutes after our reservation (which would be fine if half our table didn't arrive late!) Though we were told this, we did not feel rushed until the private party guests started to show up - until then, the food, service, and ambiance were exactly what I was looking for for my birthday! I highly recommend the octopus appetizer, as well as the grape leaves. My risotto was heavenly and cooked to perfection. One of the major plusses is it's proximity to Grand Central Station, making the commute a breeze from Westchester (where most of us were coming from)! I will definitely go back :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    ScottStamfordVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I love this place. The bar area is a little small but the whole place is very cozy and warm. The staff are wonderful and the menu is quite varied. The food was amazing and the wine. It was a great night and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood!
    KiKi0410
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I took a colleague for lunch. I ordered the Prix Fixe lunch and my colleague ordered a la carte. I had the grilled calamari to start and it was wonderful - perfectly done and seasoned. It was also quite a healthy portion so I was able to share. My colleague had the octopus arugula salad for her entrée and it was very yummy - again octopus cooked perfectly. I had the "fish of the day" which was a "greek dover sole" fish stuffed with spinach in a light white wine sauce. Really yummy - and again a healthy portion. Sadly as I was getting full, I left some on my plate. The wait staff was very attentive! My colleague ordered a zesty lemonade and at first they apologized and said the juice bar had closed - then within a minute the manager came over and said they had re-opened the juice bar and here was her lemonade. Greatly appreciated. The whole lovely lunch was done in roughly 70 minutes - without feeling rushed and it was unnecessary to say we had limited time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VincentVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I've taken clients here since they opened. The foods very good as is the service. It' vibrant but you can have a nice conversation without screaming, It's elegant but you won't break the bank. It's also right next to Grand Central so it's a great location for your guests who need to catch a train.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing place..
    alex90ccm
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    is a very delicious food very good restaurant great service recommend this place to have a good time .. !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a great experience at Ammos!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Ammos estiatorio it's a beautiful restaurant with wonderful and romantic atmosphere.The service was phenomenal and the food was delicious.My fried and I we had an amazing experience!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Place
    lovelyplace
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Not only is nice and quiet the food and service are also very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Greek seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Incredible ambience with romantic atmosphere,delicious traditional plates and fresh fish.. Really good service kindly and friendly with you and good food is all that you need to have a great time when you go out..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood In Town
    Guto
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food and service. I always have great time coming for Dinner or Lunch at Ammos. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow!what a nice place to visit!
    Saminamusa
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It was amazing, food was delicious, service was friendly, place was charming,DrinK was classic,music was melodious and everything Was fantastic overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new MNF spott
    JloveVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I love Monday nights at Ammos,great spot to watch MNF,there special of a bucket of beer and a free app for $36 is unbeatable !!!! Me and my friends found our new Monday game spot.keep it up Ammos
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We came to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We were seated right away. We loved the Atmosphere. The place is spacious and warm at the same time . The service was friendly and professional. We love greek food so we ordered a lot .. All was delicious!! Definitely coming back! Thank you Ammos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Love Greek Food!
    Foodies4
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I always thoroughy enjoy eating at Ammos, which I have done 4-5 times over the last year. It is undoubtedly one of the best Greek restaurants in the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous wine list
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Perfectly served and cooked seafood along with a very unique wine list!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small Tables/Treacherous stairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Too many diners, including my group, were squeezed into tables that were much too small. Ascending the stairs to the upstairs room (Siberia of sorts) could be tricky for some.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Preferred Prior Menu
    CNF60
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    the sautéed chicken with vegetables, and the sautéed lamb with vegetables (both served on pita bread) were extremely disappointing, unless you love onions, which was the "vegetable" with each dish.
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  • Food was great. Service attentive
    RonpVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great lunch spot. Prixe fixe was good deal. Fish was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Blj2
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been there twice- great place to meet friends with attentive staff and excellent food! Best place we've found near GC, love pre-theatre menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous meal
    iLovedIt
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was one of the greatest meals I've had in New York City. First the ambiance - wow. This restaurant is not your typical NYC spot. It's actually quite large. It's one of the most beautiful restaurants in New York - there are wine bottles lining the wall - and a very distinct Mediterranean vibe can be felt no matter where you are. We sat an a secluded table by the window with plenty of room to spread out. The food was - of course - amazing. We ate horiatiki salad, Lavraki fish, moussaka, and a side of mushrooms. The Lavraki was amazing - perfectly cooked - moist and flakey. The vegetables were also fresh and flavorful. Make sure you save room for dessert - we had baklava - it's not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough
    JloveVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This will be the million times that I go to Ammos for happy hour and i am never desapointed ,from the first minute you walk in they make you feel like family , love the new changes on the cocktail list, the Godiva espresso martini is amazing, guilty pleasure is just delicious, I will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Seafood
    AnnaSmith09
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is an absolutely 5 star seafood restaurant with wonderful fish menu and wine list. The setting is trendy, stunning and the ambiance is lively! This was matched with excellent and attentive service. The servers are very knowledgeable about their menu. They even recommend an incredible food and wine pairing. Highly impressed. Inside is a bustling trendy atmosphere. Their Chilean Sea Bass, slow roasted piglet and organic Scottish Salmon are all excellent. On Monday nights, no corking fees!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It's a really delicious traditional Greek seafood restaurant with amazing ambience and very good service.. And also I recommend yiu to try the delicious moussaka which is one of my favorite traditional Greek food..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No more chicken
    TomH
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great ambience but how can you run out of chicken on A Saturday night at 7.30 with only about 25 people in the restaurant. ( not even a quater full)
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special lunch
    vadik
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went to Ammos for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. Why lunch? Because we couldn't celebrate that night. Chose it because it was very close to my wife's office and we like Greek food. When making a reservation on opentable.com, I included a note to be seated at the most remote table. I didn't think anybody would even pay attention, but I was wrong. Not only did we get the most private table there, but we also got congratulated on our anniversary, which was nice (no free desert though :)). We shared horiatiki salad and both got a whole lavraki, which was very good. It was a little pricey and next time we will do a pre-fix menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Greek paradise
    ammosfan
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    that was my first time eating in a Greek upscale restaurant. The food was phenomenon, far away from what I have experienced before. Octopus, spreads, salad, lamb rack...all great flavors..beautifully represented. Place was rocking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We are big fans of Ammos Estiatorio. Always consistent in food and service. Phenomenon seafood, always fresh and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food lover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was here about two nights ago with my family I can not describe my satisfaction to you about every detail starting from the food it was out off this world everything was cooked to perfection and the service exceeded my expectation we just love Ammos and I will bring all my family member to try this haven
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't get enough
    JloveVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I ve been to Ammos many times , always exceed expectations, service, food and atmosphere.i will be back for my Octopus and Arni again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminiscing
    Andrew
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met with college roommate from 30 years ago and his wife with my wife. We ordered up and down the menu with excellent wine choices and had a fantastic evening. We really appreciated the special attention from the maitre d' and the waitstaff were first class. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DdMmVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was lacking. The food was mediocre. We had to beg for a waiter to come over and give us a menu.
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  • Perfect business lunch
    BusinessLunch
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Let me say that food and service far exceeded expectations. I regard myself as a foodie and more critical then accepting. I almost always discount reviews like this one that praise, today I want you all to listen and please read. I will return to Ammos Estiatorio because for what it is, it is prefect. One note, it is not a "wine cellar" for those that have a sophisticated wine palate. On arrival there was concern that the construction directly outside the doors facing the street would interfere with our meeting. It turns out the room is amazingly quite despite the jack hammers. If it can hold off that noise this place must be stellar when their not raising the street!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santorini in Manhattan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you want ottentic Greek cuisine in Manhattan, then Ammos is the place to go!!!! Great food,and make your pick from the variety of Greek wines they offer, excellent service , I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hi, Ammos
    AnaAna
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My name is Ana and I was there last night for a dinner, and it was entirely amazing food and restourant atmosphere. I had a specific dish with the specific taste of octopus and the doversole fish, and it was served perfectly perfect, thanks to chef and to all who are involved to that, the restourant it's so specious and high ceiling with the romantic view. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was to the point. Food was very good as it was the ambiance, but service was a little slow. I guess because the place was crazy busy it is very hard to please everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best Seafood in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Ammos offers the best octopus in NYC. We shared a Greek Salad, and the 5 spreads, all great. My wife had the Tuna, cooked perfectly and I had the roasted piglet, to die for. We will return with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    katy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Ammos has a beautiful ambiance, delicious menu, and most importantly, a friendly and attentive service staff. From the moment we were greeted at the door, we felt very welcome and at-home. Everyone raves about their Octopodi and King Shrimp, and now I know why! Our waiter showed us their fresh fish selection and explained all of the fish to us. I will definitely be returning. Also, it's located right next to Grand Central so who can beat that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Never disappointing from food and service. If you are visiting Midtown - Ammos is a must
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    RJBLADE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Highly recommend for anyone that knows great food. Fish was fresh and cooked to prefection,appetizers were great but most of all the grilled octopus was above all. It was prepared like no other way we have ever had. Ambience was beautiful, comfortable and service was on top of there game. Be sure not to miss this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet