Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines
Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines

Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eolonewyork.com/
  • Phone: 6462256606x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Thursday 11am-11pm
    Friday & Saturday 11am-12am
    Sunday 11am-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Melissa Muller Daka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our catering services range from business lunches to barbeques and picnics to buffet-style feasts and multi-course celebrations. No gathering is too small, nor too big for Eolo.

    We also have a private chef service, which allows you to enjoy a restaurant style experience in the comfort on your home. Chef Melissa and/or another skilled chef from her team will prepare a feast to fit your needs. For those intimate dinners for two to gatherings of friends for brunch, we will prepare a meal from start to finish.
  • Special Events: We offer a wide array of pre-fixe menus from a family style menu to a 10 course tasting menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 21st Street
  • Public Transit: Take the 1 train to 23rd and 7th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines
Enjoy a meal at Bar Eolo and experience our chef Melissa's love letter to the region of Sicily.

At Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines, food is thought to be a source of great pleasure as well as an insight into the culture and history of Sicily. In a warm & relaxed setting, we offer innovative Sicilian-inspired dishes and an award-winning selection of Sicilian wines.

Our menus change seasonally and we are committed to using both traditional Sicilian and local/organic ingredients. Breads, sausages, desserts, pasta, ricotta and more are all prepared in-house. We are vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free friendly.

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Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (25)notable wine list (13)special occasion (13)romantic (11)great for lunch (11)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Food; Slightly Rocky Service
    BetsyKMVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We loved our dinner as well as the unusual Sicilian-focused wine list. Service was very friendly, but a little off their game: we got the wrong appetizers...then the right appetizers...then had a lengthy wait for our entrees (which was ok, since we had to digest two rounds of appetizers!). Overall, food and friendliness won us over: we would ABSOLUTELY return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Italian Dining Spot
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a laidback spot in Chelsea with solid Italian fare and good service. It has a very nice feel and ambience. The prosciutto panini and meatballs were especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best in nyc
    OldtimenewyorkerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Creative incredible Italian food at a reasonable price. What a find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Miss in Chelsea
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We always look forward to the newest specials form Bar Eolo. Aside from choosing regular menu items that are always outstanding, we enjoy to sampling the next latest specials menu and savoring every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Sicilian Delight
    RonaldVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    No matter how many times I have gone here each one surpasses the others. The flavors are extraordinary, the presentations are terrific and the faithfulness to the Sicilian heritage is incredible. I love it here and recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fantastic
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been dining at Bar Eolo for some time now and we have never had anything but good experiences. Wednesday night's dinner was amazing. Chef Melissa & Chef Mario created and presented the most beautiful, delicious dishes I can remember eating. Services, surroundings and atmosphere make us feel welcome and we thoroughly enjoy every time we eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    jjstarheart
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I were excited to get lunch here for restaurant week. After arriving, we were slightly hesitant to go in when we saw the B rating in the window and noticed only one group of people sitting inside (there were people sitting outside). We decided to take a chance since the menu caught our eye. I most likely would not return to this restaurant for a few reasons: 1- the service was slow. I don't fully understand the wait time given that there were 2 staff and about 6 tables of people. 2- the food was bland. I was surprised by the lack of flavor given the kind of cuisine. 3- I'm not entirely sure about the cleanliness of the restaurant. Bread crumbs were on the plate where we were seated.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week. Food was excellent and wait staff extremely helpful. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sicilian Specialities
    claypigeon
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Dined here with a friend for Restaurant Week. Ate outdoors on a lovely summer night. Food was delicious and a lot to choose from, but portions a little small -- maybe due to Rest Wk specials? Wines pretty expensive. Am planning to try for lunch before weather gets too cold for outdoor table. Service was excellent - attentive without being obtrusive, and the waiter appeared to actually be Sicilian, so very knowledgeable about the dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Noise Level Ridiculous
    diner101
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was delicious, creative, well prepared. The combinations and use of ingredients were unusual. The wait staff were great but the kitchen could not keep up with the orders and the wait between courses was interminable. Would have been fine if we could have heard each other and if the chairs were comfortable - maybe it is better when it is not restaurant week
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Restaurant Week" aka "kids menu"
    Imnotababy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    If you like rice balls check this place out. I hope your not hungry though cause you're only getting one tiny measly ball. The pasta was good but the portion was suitable for a child. Dessert was just ok. Out waiter was non existent after taking our order. Probably cause we had a party of 6 and 20 percent was already added in. During dessert we weren't even offered coffee or after dinner drinks. I felt like we were treated like children. FYI our party was all 30 and older. NOT going back.
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  • xyz1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good menu, poorly executed. They missed on every dish—too much red onion and capers on the carpaccio, under seasoned on the second course, low quality fishy sardines, skimpy "cannolo" (barely four bites), and store-bought squeeze bottle chocolate sauce with the sfinci. During restaurant week you'd think they would make an extra effort to get you to come back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu looked good, but disappointed.
    SHU3
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was actually pretty good. But the service was disappointing. Wait staffs show no enthusiastism and forgetful. Manager seems like she could care less. Overall everybody just looked like they don't want to work. How much can we enjoy surrounded by negative energy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Sicilian
    criticVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Right down to the homemade bread. If you're looking for homemade pasta with sardines and raisins, just like in Palermo, this is your place. Donuts are life altering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really enjoyed the prix-fixe lunch. Excellent choices and wonderful flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable
    RiaGio
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    If u know real Italian food , specifically Sicilian style . this is the Stuff!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • restaurant week
    alicemom
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    75 or more percent of the menu was an added cost, it kind of defeats the purpose and fun of restaurant week
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian(Sicilian) in Chelsea
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bar Eolo continues to impress with never miss dishes and great specials. the staff is friendly, welcoming and professional; the crowd is smart and informed. Bar Eolo MUST endure for years and years to come. We have not had a menu miss yet. Rich Flavors, great textures and beautiful presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went here for restaurant week and was disappointed most of the menu items you had to pay extra for on top of the $38 dinner. Staying with the non-extra items, the meal was just OK. Did not make me want to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unmemorable...
    Stephurnee
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As soon as I finished the meal I couldn't remember what I had eaten, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either, especially considering the price tag.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JMR
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place to try for Restaurant Week, lots of options were offered!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gluten free friendly
    gffoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I could not believe the amount of gluten free options they had that were all so delicious. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pipeline
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The noise level was a problem as it was difficult to have even a simple conversation. The food was mixed. The tuna tartare was very good, the octopus was good, the pastas and the wine were not particularly good.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice surprise
    Marc
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was really great. The staff was very attentive. The ambiance needs help. It is a little "diner" like. The decorations are a bit cheap, plastic poinsettias draping the bar etc.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as usual
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    normally love Eolo and have been there several times as it is very close to our apartment - this time however the food wasn't quite up to par - we requested our normal table in the corner and had made a reservation in advance - when we checked in, i asked the hostess for the table, which was unoccupied - she initially said yes, then spoke to a man in front of us in hushed tones and she walked us to a different table without an explanation - if it had been reserved for someone else, all they had to do was explain that - but they said nothing to us, which was disappointing - as while maybe not a "regular," we have gone now a half dozen times and it had turned into one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    RonaldVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Truly delicious Sicilian food. Beautiful presentations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood gem unnoticed
    NYCDude
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Eolo serves delicious Sicilian dishes with very create twists. You find all sorts of delightful surprises in appetizers, antipastos, pastas, main courses and to desserts. The wine list is comprehensive but still reasonably priced. Service is very friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sicilian
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Falling in love with Bar Eolo. We have become fans of the food, the fresh, inventive pasta dishes, the warm service and the atmosphere. A big step above other local italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melissa's BEST food. EXCELLENT cook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food at this restaurant is amazing, from appetizer , through main course ,and deserts. We go there often also because of the good service and kindness of the stuff. Wine is very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A notch above
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Bar Eolo has great food, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere. The specials are knockouts and the pasta dishes in particular are terrific. So glad we live a short walk from Bar Eolo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood place
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Friendly realaxed service, inventive food. Great pasta dishes. You feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 265 reviews are from the Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines reviews archive.
  • Ouch
    EsquireVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had had good experiences so we took six out of town guests for lunch. The server was less than helpful. The dishes were skimpy and bland. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, outstanding wine list
    MarkKFVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had a lovely meal with some very special dishes: ricotta with honey and pistachios, Seared cheese and the duck. All terrific. Highly recommended. The Wine list is broad and interesting. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sicilian Gem
    FussyEaters
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent pasta and okay wine list by the glass. Service needs to be improved. Menu is varied and interesting and we hope to try it again when we return to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendsWhobrunchVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The service was poor. Our waiter was rude and rolled his eyes multiple times. After about an hour, he suddenly decided to shoot us a smile. They did have decent gluten free food though, which my friend appreciated a lot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tfmc
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Nice out door area when the weather is nice. Service bit be slow.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food but very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The Sicilian dishes are outstanding and remind one of trips to Sicily. Pasta con sarde is in season and fantastic as is the pasta con ceppoli. The noise level cane unbearable if you are bothered by noise. This was a Saturday at dinner, so maybe it is quieter at other times
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent and Authentic
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Bar Eolo serves authentic Sicilian cuisine, not the over sauced over cheesy variety that the average Italian restaurant claims as Sicilian. I have traveled to Sicily many times and other than the fact that obtaining fresh picked lemons, peppers, olives, etc, is not as easily achieved in NYC as in Sicily, this restaurant comes very, very close to imitating the flavors and freshness of Sicilian food. The wines available by the glass complement the dishes so well and the waiters are all knowledgeable. It is a gem.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daniel
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Read a little blurb in Saveur magazine about a dish the chef cooked and took a look at the menu. Menu looked great with a lot of great possibilities My wife and I went Sunday night and were just underwhelmed
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  • Pasta was a best
    MW1957
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We dined with four people. Those who had pasta were very happy. Those who ordered fish on day of many fish specials for Good Friday, were disappointed with soggy sardines and tasteless other fish preparations, including Halibut and Branzinno. When we asked for assistance in selecting a wine to match the food, the server had no knowledge to share but tried anyway. We (politely) ask her for assistance from someone on the staff who knew the list better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic