The classic Greek salad was
The 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.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Elia, 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!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are members of the clean
We are members of the clean plate club. No doggie bags here. Perfect fish every time. Wait Staff are all great.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is through the roof
The food is through the roof and very authentic. We had the whole Branzino and it was amazing. We definitely plan on going back
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
aBay 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!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delectable food every time! Amazing, authentic Greek food worth the money!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and staff were amazing! I will definitely go back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought the grandkids on Saturday..
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.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner at Elia
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.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Food and Service
Unusual high end Greek cuisine in a lovely restaurant.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Greek food I have ever
Best Greek food I have ever had. Been here several times and each time better then the previous.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elia's - gets our Do-Over rating
Elia's is a very good Greek restaurant in Bay Ridge that we would return to and recommend to our friends
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. Will definitely
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.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like being in Greece...
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...
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I all like the food. It's a really good experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Bay Ridge
Superb food at this neighbourhood gem. My favourite restaurant.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
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 .
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
City Service in Bay Ridge Brooklyn
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.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for Nice Occassion
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
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food is consistently excellent.
the food is consistently excellent. the grilled fish and all the greek specialities are well prepared.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of NYC's better Greek places
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.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
yummy Greek food
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREECE IN BAY RIDGE
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.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, as always
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!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM