Highly Recommend!!!FRESH and delicious!!! Doesn't get better than this, try and sit outside the views are the best on the island!!! Highly recommend ELA's!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMANOTHER FINE DINING EXPERIENCEFriendly atmosphere, excellent food & service, picturesque waterfront dining. ELA'S has never disappointed.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience Great!Only problem was price was too high for quantity of food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at Ela'sVery good meal and service. Reasonable wine list. Try to get a seat outside for the harbor view.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful EveningOur group truly enjoyed our meal, The service was great and we were relaxed and truly dined over an almost three hour period. We enjoyed the music and the time just flew by. We would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Truly a gem on the island.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodMy wife need gluten free. A gluten free menu was available.
I had a rib eye which was awesome! Menu was diverse. Will return for sure5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been there twice - GoodHave been there twice - Good food - good abience - sunset is a real good time to go there - we like it at the top of HH places to dine and there are lots of choices on HH - the openness to the harbor gives it a feeling that the places with inside areas only cannot match4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, what a great experience!Wow, what a great experience! Great view of marina, excellent seafood choices and quality! We went for dinner for our first time and liked so well we changed our reservations that we had at another Resturant two nights later and went back. The second time we brought another couple with us.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience!
We just wish we could take it back to San Diego with us!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant atmosphere.Very pleasant atmosphere. Maybe the best crabcakes I've had - minimal filler and tasty sauce.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place fr dining withGreat place fr dining with the exception of the live music. Very very loud and noisy. Either ave a bar scene with love music or a quiet dining place. You cannot combine the two4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly ejoyed our meal.We thoroughly ejoyed our meal. The fish was fresh, the Ceviche was perfectly cured and delicious. The atmosphere was energetic and lively,but not loud. Our group will definitely be back when we are in Hilton Head again this Summer.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster bisque is outstanding.Lobster bisque is outstanding. Other preparations done well.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMShelter Cove gemWe ate out on the deck, overlooking shelter cove harbor, with the yachts and night lighting. Food, service, and wine were all excellent. Wine was reasonably priced. Great place, quiet4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTim from PAEla's was a pleasant surprise. The food was very good, well prepared and sufficient portions. The staff worked well together and were very attentive. The only very minor issue was the voice noise when filled. This was not a real issue, but noticeable. The filet mignon was outstanding.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had asked for an outdoorWe had asked for an outdoor table (it rained) or a scenic indoor one as it was a birthday celebration. We were very pleased to be accommodated at a second floor window table with a great view. Food was, as usual, excellent as was the service. Only small drawback was a very loud table near us in a relatively small space. They too were celebrating and it did not significantly influence a very nice experience. Have never been disappointed there.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely view, interesting menuWe were seated at an outside table as per request. It's lovely. Temps cooled off as the evening progressed, but a torch / heater helped a lot. I ordered Lobster Ceviche Martini, Beef Carpaccio with arugula and shaved parmesan, and wild mushroom risotto. My spouse ordered the Pear - Gorgonzola - arugula sald with horseradish dressing, and the catch of the day - a pan-fried Grouper steak (is that what you call it?) with vegetables. They served me the shrimp ceviche (a special) vs. the lobster, but the shrimp ceviche was zesty and delicious, so I ate it anyway. The pear-gorgonzola-arugula salad had no pears. Beef carpaccio great. Risotto too rich for me (too much butter), but good mushroom flavor. Excellent grouper.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place.Went to have wine and mixed appetizers with a friend. Great wine selection. The appetizers were imaginative and tasted very good. The harbor view is excellent. Service was truly outstanding ... friendly, accommodating and professional. The entrees looked excellent but we stopped with wine, appetizers and desert. I do not doubt that if we had a main course the rating would have been five stars ...4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the atmosphereThe food and the atmosphere was simply outstanding. I sent another couple there the following night and they came back with the same review.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable Easter LunchWe booked Ela's at the last minute because it was listed on OpenTable and we didn't have a plan for Easter. We had a great time and the food for fantastic. The restaurant's location on the water and on the second floor gives almost all the tables a good view of Shelter Cove. Sam, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and friendly, as was the rest of the staff. We will come back, probably during the evening to see the cove at night. In warmer weather, I'd recommend an outside table.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGo!The staff was completely accommodating to my guest and myself. A wonderful experience, and Tim Malchak is the perfect singer for their live entertainment. Would definitely go again!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was excellent.The food and service was excellent. Will recommed. My family and I were very pleased with our experience from beginning to end. We never felt rushed during the dinner service and the wait staff were very attentive.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant, excellentGreat restaurant, excellent food and presentation, good service and nice view.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our visit to Ela's.Loved our visit to Ela's. Took our two teenagers and they enjoyed it too. Live music. Delicious food--a bit pricey I will warn you and not a lot of it. But very tasty. Lovely desserts!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM3/22 was the first time for3/22 was the first time for us at Ela's Grille. The ambiance was outstanding. The resturant has a great view over the water. The food and service were very good. We will definately eat there again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, great food!Although the entrees were a little pricey, the food was great and there were a lot of appetizers, sides and starters that were affordable and substantially portioned. Good variety on the menu made all 7 of us happy.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem !!!Every thing was top notch. Crab cakes an Arugula salad were excellent !3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive for averageVery expensive for average food. Limited menu. Nothing special.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful meal!Always a wonderful meal! A table next to the windows gives a great view of the harbor.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner for these "snowBest dinner for these "snow birds" during 3 months on Island. Unique dishes & best fried green tomatoes of all the best restaurants.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second trip toThis was our second trip to ELA's. Again, the food was great and presented well. My 6 year old granddaughter was with us and they have a short but very adequate children's menu. Now that the time has changed, we had the opportunity to look over the harbor at Shelter Cover. I will try it again when it is warmer so that we can sit outside on the balcony.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Christmas Eve dinnerWe had Christmas Eve dinner here and it was very special. Steak was very good as was the lobster & steak Wellington. Salads & desserts were YUMMY ! The service was outstanding.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AMBest on Hilton HeadHighly recommend, always consistent and always amazing! Views and ambiance are the absolute best on the island7/17/2012 12:00:00 AM