freshthe 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!!!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth it!Delectable food every time! Amazing, authentic Greek food worth the money!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMaBay Ridge exprience...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!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is through the roofThe food is through the roof and very authentic. We had the whole Branzino and it was amazing. We definitely plan on going back5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!We mentioned upon arrival that we were celebrating our friend's birthday and the restaurant had the nice touch of bringing our desserts with candles! We also got complimentary liqueur after dinner. The meals were phenomenal, both for our vegetarian friends and the carnivores. The appetizers (flamed cheese, and grilled octopus) were to die for - well prepared and with beautiful sauces. We also had the spectacular lamb chops, cooked to medium rare with a crisp, delicious spanakopita. Great experience! Will definitely go back.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very, very good.The food was very, very good. I had the chef's fish special of the day. Absolutely delicious.
The service was outstanding. Our waitress didn't rush us. A wonderful experience all around.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are members of the cleanWe are members of the clean plate club. No doggie bags here. Perfect fish every time. Wait Staff are all great.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMElia, time and time again,Elia, time and time again, is consistently excellent! The grilled fish in particular is always fresh and cooked to perfection. The chef's creative dishes make the most out of the healthy foods and the Mediterranean flavors. Highly recommended!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe classic Greek salad wasThe classic Greek salad was fantastic-the tomatoes tasted like sunshine! Grilled octopus and grilled carch of the day (branzino) was outstanding. Desserts to die for were rice pudding with cherries and phyllo nest with orange custard. The crisp white Santorini wine was just perfect. This is a gem of Bay Ridge. Highly recommend for special occasions.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM