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8611 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Elia Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Private events can be held at the restaurant for 30 to 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Pete (718) 748-9891
Between 86th & 87th Streets
R train to 86th Street.
Pull up in front of restaurant and wait for valet.
A word from Elia Restaurant
Elia opened in 1998 to owners Pete & Christina Lekkas. There goal was to introduce modern Greek cooking to the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn area.They have done so to rave reviews from the local papers as well as zagat reviewers
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I dined here recently with some
old HS friends. The room is lovely and the food is truly fantastic. Who ever is in that kitchen know quality and balance. The only glitch was the reservation. I made it on Open Table and the night of the reservation I was running late. I called the restaurant and first they didin't have the reservation, then they gave away our reservation! Needless to say, I was a bit miffed at this point but, the very lovely woman I was speaking with immediately said, "of course we'll have a table for your party." It all worked out quite well."
Dined on 2/28/2014
If you are looking for an
excellent night out and a terrific dinner, go to Elia. The food is excellent!"
Dined on 2/27/2014
Food and service were both
excellent...... Recommended highly.........."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This was my first dining
experience at Elia and I will not be returning. The owner was loudly speaking to a group of his friends who were sitting in the back. He was using profanity and standing directly behind my chair speaking in an outdoor voice to his buddy. I was unable to focus on my meal or conversation and since the restaurant was empty, it was impossible not to hear the entire conversation. We tried to get his attention but he was so engrossed in his conversation nothing could interrupt. I'd never return after that experience."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Love this place. Always get the
special fish of the day. Have never been disappointed..the owner and his staff are very welcoming..always a great food experience."
Dined on 2/7/2014
Just got home from eating at Elia.
Had a lovely time and meal. Wait staff were nice, food delish. Will be going back again."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Elia is one of our favortite
restaurants in Bay Ridge. It is family owned and you always feel like you are eating at a good friend's home. The food is a cut above your typical Greek fare. Their pikilia or Greek spreads is wonderful as is the tomato salad for appetizers. Any of their grilled fish entrees are delicious. Definitely make a reservation because it is small and can really fill up, especially on weekends."
Dined on 1/31/2014
consistently excellent, the fish
dishes are outstanding as well as your standard greek specialties, no need to drive into manhattan for excellent greek cuisine"
Dined on 1/11/2014
Food very good. Arni Youvestsi
(braised lamb shank) was exceellent. Avgolemono soup was also a big hit. We were a party of five and everyone enjoyed their meal with no complaints. We had the Veal, lamb, chicken, steak and seafood. Would highly recommend."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We took our cousin to Elia for her
birthday. It was the perfect place. The food was excellent, and our server couldn't have been sweeter. We'll be coming back many times. We have to try all the entrees!"
Dined on 12/19/2013
Elia’s is always splendid. The
food never disappoints, it is consistently delicious. The bread and olive oil are wonderful. We have tried the lamb, beef, chicken, fish and shrimp dishes and all have been very tasty and enjoyable. The Horyiatiki salad is best salad we have ever had.The service is superb, very professional, helpful and knowledgeable."
Dined on 12/18/2013
The menu is limited and many
traditional Greek dishes are not on it. Much of it involves fish and shellfish, which is fine. But the limited selection of mezedes was very disappointing. The grilled octopus was excellent and the roasted beets very good. But special entree of braised rabbit was good and quite expensive. It would be a fine place the dine if you lived nearby, but is not worth the major trip from Manhattan I made to try it."
Dined on 12/7/2013
It amazes me how this place is
always on the mark. Just great food all the time."
Dined on 12/3/2013
My choice for the best restaurant
in Bay Ridge. Visited again with friends to celebrate a birthday. We had cod, salmon, shrimp and lamb shank at our table and all were superb. Appetizers and desert were fab as well. Do not pass this one up!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
The food was delicious and the
service was congenial and professional. The ONLY complaint is that we were seated near a wall and there must have been a pipe there. It was REALLY hot!"
Dined on 11/16/2013
You can not tell from the outside,
but this hidden gem in Brooklyn is a wonderful dining expierence. With Zorba playing in the background, you are treated to excellent service and very good food. The lamb shank was plentiful and one of the best that I have had. The traditional Greek food was ordered by others with nothing but raves. Give this restaurant a try if you are from Brooklyn, or if you need to travel, you will find out it was worth coming to."
Dined on 11/19/2013
We had a delicious time! All our
food was well prepared. The specials were interesting and very well presented. We really enjoyed the flavor combinations."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Elia's kitchen isn't much to look
at as you pass by to enter it's back garden patio. But wait until you eat what comes out of it. Everything from fresh salads and tasty appetizers to their grilled items that include chicken, shrimp (a bit overcooked, however) and succulent lamb chops. Drinks are needlessly pricey but I guess they need the money."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Food and Service were great-
ambiance also very nice. It was a bit pricier than expected so I'd say its a really great choice for a special nicer occassion"
Dined on 10/27/2013
the food is consistently
excellent. the grilled fish and all the greek specialities are well prepared."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Took a friend out for a birthday ,
I have been eaten here before and every time it's amazing. But what I like the most it's the service the staff is amazing and helpful.They helped in making this night one if the best nights."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Elia is one of our favorite
restaurants in the area. We meet friends here and always enjoy the meals. Fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation and delicious ."
Dined on 10/17/2013
Superb food at this neighbourhood
gem. My favourite restaurant."
Dined on 9/30/2013
I've been to this restaurant many
times for dinner and it has been wonderful. The last two visits have been very disappointing. They seem to be having problems in the kitchen and the food has not been up the their usual standards. I had the Pan Fried Cod and it was not good at all. I hope they can get back on track but I don't plan to go back anytime soon."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Elia does what it does very well:
Greek food expertly and attractively prepared. Spiced well, wonderful food comes out of the kitchen promptly even on busy nights. Appetizers were succulent from the octopus to the various Greek spreads on pita. Salads were vey flavorful. Portions were ample. Our only complaint was that two rounds of drinks came to.....drumroll....$70....(yes, we're including tax and a 15% tip even though we probably left 18%-20% on the entire bill). We're not talking about a bottle of wine, just two plum vodka cocktails apiece. Now, that's just unneighborly and ridiculous to charge Madison Avenue or Park Avenue prices for cocktails in Bay Ridge. $70? So enjoy the food and watch your bill. It all adds up quickly."
Dined on 9/21/2013
My friends and I all like the
food. It's a really good experience."
Dined on 9/12/2013
This is my second time at Elia.
The first time was an afternoon baby shower and it was such an intimate and family like experience that we decided to return for a small family gathering. They do not rush you,and the waiters are not on top of you, but they seem to be there when you need something. Great balance! Food was good, they do change they way they prepare their dishes a bit, so you may not get the same exact thing if you return, so always ask. Love the spanakopita!! The fried calamari, good!. I had the chicken dish and it was very good too. Overall, we did enjoy our experience and I will return for dinner again. Parking is a bit hard , but I do believe they have valet : ) We were lucky to find parking right away."
Dined on 9/9/2013
It's a little touch of Greece in
Bay Ridge....Food is outstanding....My favorite is Thalasino Yuvetsi which is similar to a seafood stew, full of clams, mussels,shrimp,and huge scallops with saffron....Simply out of this world...The service is impeccable...The ambiance is very warm and cozy..."
Dined on 8/30/2013
Food was amazing. Will definitely
go back and recommend this restaurant to all. Service was great. My favorites are the Mussels, Tomato Salad and Lamb Chops."
Dined on 8/28/2013
Elia's is a very good Greek
restaurant in Bay Ridge that we would return to and recommend to our friends"
Dined on 8/21/2013
Best Greek food I have ever had.
Been here several times and each time better then the previous."
Dined on 8/18/2013
The food was delicious, the fish
was fresh. Great salads and dips! Service was ok, not super friendly but not bad. Very romantic spot. We were there twice, and we will definitely go back!"
Dined on 8/9/2013
Unusual high end Greek cuisine in
a lovely restaurant."
Dined on 8/7/2013
My favorite restaurant in Bay
Ridge. The food is superb and the service very good. A very good ambience with traditionally modern Greek feeling. I would thoroughly recommend Elia."
Dined on 8/5/2013
Brought the grandkids on
Saturday...8 and 6 year olds.They are great eaters. They tried the big red clay pot of seafood. Ate like champs. I knew they would like it. Whats not to like. Foods great. So is the wait staff."
Dined on 8/4/2013
The food and staff were amazing! I
will definitely go back."
Dined on 7/22/2013
the entire meal was top shelf.
fresh food prepared as it should be. I will be adding elia to my best bay ridge dinner restaurants. desert was incredible!!!"
Dined on 6/6/2013
Very overpriced for a local
restaurant, have been there many times. Will not go back again. Their food is not worth the price. It is out of line, for that type of restaurant."
Dined on 6/1/2013
Delectable food every time!
Amazing, authentic Greek food worth the money!!"
Dined on 5/12/2013
Elia is a really, really good
neighborhood Greek restaurant. When we arrived, they knew we had asked for a quiet table, and tried to accommodate our request, even though they had a big party (at least 20 people) that night. The menu was very appealing, and the food was delicious. The service was excellent. Driving down 3rd Ave. was a real Bay Ridge experience for our friends who hadn't been there before. On a Thursday night, the street was very lively, every little restaurant had a "Valet Parking" sign out front and the crowd definitely had a Bay Ridge (old Brooklyn) vibe. The mystery is - where do they put all those cars? When we finished eating, our car was right in front of the restaurant!"
Dined on 5/9/2013
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