The Ellington
The Ellington

The Ellington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theellingtonny.com/
  • Phone: 2122224050x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 2:00am; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 4:00am

    Brunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jordan Brill
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Background music
  • Special Events: Open for Thanksgiving & New Years Eve

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 106th
  • Public Transit: 1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking on Amsterdam.
    1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West
A word from The Ellington
Casual and relaxing, country kitchen style meets shabby chic spot. Chef Jordan Brill has created a “modern gastropub menu” heavy on American and European flavors
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The Ellington reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (23)neighborhood gem (23)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (12)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)fit for foodies (5)hot spot (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everyone was happy with food, but with 4 people we had to speak loudly and repeat ourselves.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • upper wesr side gem
    Laralev
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very pleasant open air restaurant with friendly wait staff. Lunch menu was perfect with great selections. Specialty hamburger was spicy and delicious. Other choices at our table were chicken sandwich and a great salad choice. Will definitely return when visiting NYC next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with friends
    LondonLad
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We sat on the terrace and had a fun night as a group of five. The food was good and reasonably priced, cocktails were quality, service was efficient and cheerful - we had a good night and I would definitely head back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted to like it more....
    eatswellVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Second time there. Friendly and good staff. Salads and salmon very good. Steak was a big disappointment - tough and full of grizzle. Next time I'll go back to the burger if I want beef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid, but not special
    AKKatVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We tried The Ellington for the first time the other night and enjoyed the experience. The Grilled Cheese Bites were the highlight (though the description is a bit misleading, it is just a grilled cheese sandwich cut into pieces). They were delicious in the tomato-soup dipping sauce. The veggie burger was okay, but was missing something and the Manhattans were fine, but not great. That said, it's great to have another restaurant in the area. I will go back and try some different options at some point.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood place
    DuckFatVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love this place for casual food. They have very creative menu items and the space is open and airy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    EllieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food here is good and the service is wonderful. Feels like home when you are there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nice atmosphere, good food, and delicious cocktails. I recommend The Ellington for a leisurely dinner in the neighborhood or for cocktails al fresco. Definitely try the grilled cheese bites!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun!
    Nana
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We watched the World Cup Finals at the Ellington and had a blast! Fun atmosphere....great beer list...great appetizers and new american fare. Highly recommend for bar dinner or fun brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, affordable brunch!
    FoodinHarlem
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I was looking for a cheap place to take a visiting friend for brunch and found this. Our reservation was for 4 originally but we had a couple of friends that jumped in at the last minute and we showed up with 7. The restaurant was gracious and accommodating, giving us a picnic table that would fit our entire party. OH, and this was during the World Cup final so they were pretty busy. Good brunch food (my boyfriend is not a fan of brunch -I know, travesty- and he was happy that they served burgers and beer. He still talks about how good the burger was...), it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great food. Amazing service! This is a great neighborhood joint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Agreeable setting, reasonable prices, and OK food -- good to have in the neighborhood!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    19490localVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great service and bar scene. Had a wonderful time without being rushed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very loud - multiple video screens
    tomedison7
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I went for Sunday brunch. My companions and I could hardly hear each other because the video screens were so loud. If you eat outside, shade is minimal. If you eat inside, noise is high. At least that's the way it was on a Sunday in June.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place To Hang Out
    EllieVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is a great neighborhood bar. OK food (could be better), but beautiful space with large Television screens...great for watching sports. There is a friendly pleasant outdoor space that is great to enjoy a weekend brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Neighborhood Find
    RadioPeriVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My daughter is living on the Upper West Side this summer, and we were looking for a spot in her neighborhood for dinner, when we decided to check out The Ellington, which looks friendly and inviting from the street. So glad we did. The happy hour drink prices are great ($4 for a glass of house wine!), the service was terrific, the food was quite good, and the prices are reasonable. While this may have been our first time at the restaurant, it definitely won't be our last!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uked
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A pleasing and comfortable dining social experience. Cool for the neighborhood. Fine but not special burger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the The Ellington reviews archive.
  • Beautiful and reliably tasty
    Tastydelights99VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food is very good and reliable, waitstaff lovely and the ambiance is fabulous, ESP for brunch where you can be outdoor, indoor or semi outdoor. Beautiful bar although only ever been there for brunch with child and they are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute Place
    ExploringNYC
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I loved the atmosphere and the service was great but the food was just alright. We got a few appetizers and entrees and everything seemed to be a little bland. I'll probably go back to meet up with friends for a drink and sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Times
    Montpassion1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My Husband & I took our moms, kids & siblings here for Mother's Day. Service was great! The lattes & burgers are awesome & so are all the desserts especially the bread pudding. I would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie's Paradise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I was in NYC for the weekend visiting from Chicago with 4 friends. Saw The Ellington reviewed in a magazine - so glad we came! Interesting (& delicious!) twists on basic brunch fare! The lemon ricotta pancakes were the best ever! Great drink menu too - loved the spicy strawberry margarita with jalapeño infused vodka! I'm part of a culinary group in Chicago & I can't wait to return to the Ellington on my next NYC visit...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and lovely service!
    nathalieparker
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I went with my sweetheart -- we had the squash salad, the spinach fritters (YOW - delicious), the veggie burger and shared a bottle of their pinot noir. It was wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was lovely. We will be certainly going back soon! :)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Easter brunch
    Slugger
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Came here after Easter brunch at St John the Divine. We had a 1:45 reservation, showed up at 1:30, and were seated immediately. Nice! The brunch menu was perfect - just the right number of options. Well, too many options - it all looked amazing! The server (and all of the staff) was very friendly, but she did what way too many servers do and dropped us once we were finishing our meal. Had to wait too long for the check, and when we asked about dessert, were given a flippant response, and then she never came back to ask if we actually WANTED dessert! So overall, aaaalmost four stars. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like it, a few brunch issues
    AndyNYC
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I went with a friend for brunch on a recent Sunday. The only other times I have been here were to have drinks at the bar, late at night, or dinner once. The dinner experience was good. For the brunch experience, the restaurant was very short-handed. The waitress was stressed, which was understandable. Many tables seemed unhappy, and there were lots of people waiting at the door to be seated while the hostess seemed MIA. Anyway, there should have been two people waiting tables that day, and the hostess concentrating on the door. I felt bad for the one waitress, who was doing the best she could. The food was great, though the wait for everything was a bit too long. I was not in a rush though and didn't mind, but clearly some tables did.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food But Uncomfortably Loud
    BillVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    On weeknights when it's not so crowded, this is a fine UWS burger joint. But on weekends, way too loud for comfort.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A big recommend for The Ellington
    JenniferRVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The northern part of the UWS that The Ellington inhabits is a veritable food desert. There are few good restaurants in the area -- there is one other we frequent -- and The Ellington provides a welcome oasis. My friend and I had a delicious and inexpensive lunch al fresco yesterday -- the lunch special is only $12. It was a beautiful day that was improved by our experience at this restaurant. It is terrific for lunch, and we intend to try it soon for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Jackp
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The restaurant is nice and the people to. The foot is well presented and good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Every Restaurant Should Be
    Bonnie
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Came here with a party of 14 on a Sunday for brunch. The staff was so friendly and the food was amazing! Very reasonably priced and really delicious. The waitresses were very accomodating. The Ellington has a super laid back feel and the decor is really coastal, meets rustic. I want to go back in better weather to see if they have the windows open. It's a really airy feel because the restaurant is on a street corner so there are 2 walls of full size window panels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ellington = neighborhood fav!
    savagiVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I love the cocktails, I love brunch. I love eating on the big benches in the summertime. This is why I live on the UWS! Love The Ellington!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • English pub on Upper West Side
    musiclover
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The Ellington has a great pub-atmosphere. The food was surprisingly good. Burgers, salads, fish and chips on the menu. The staff was very friendly. It was too noisy for much of a conversation, but it would be fun for groups. Two huge TVs were at the bar, which had a lively scene. A great find on the Upper West Side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice!
    Jim23
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    First visit was really nice. Very friendly, low key, tasty food. I four-starred it only in comparison to fancy joints. Five stars for what it is, a good neighborhood place with a warm atmosphere, nice folks and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virginia
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Pleasant neighborhood find. We enjoyed our lunch after visiting St. John's Cathedral. There were a couple of what appeared to be regulars at the bar; otherwise the place was empty with the exception a couple who came in after us. There was a feeling that they were just starting the day and not really expecting customers. The service was casual but friendly enough.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UWS Family Friendly American Spot
    FI44VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The Ellington is a very pleasant spot, with music many nights. It is very family friendly especially during brunch at which it seemed nearly every table had a baby or child or two. Noise level is moderate. The staff very pleasant and efficient. Wehad delicious burgers and lovely omlettes( their spelling). Will definitely try for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST PORK SHANKS EVER!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything on the menu is amazing, if you go you have to try the pork shank appetizer it is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pran
    Pranayama
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    One of the few places you can get a great fish and chips! And awesome cocktails. My favorite: the new fashioned. Finally, I love that they are named after one of the greatest jazz musicians Of all time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's becoming our standby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This place has come on strong since opening fairly recently. The menu is interesting and the food is excellent. The service is very good, too. It can be a little noisy, but the place has a nice energy to it, and it's fun to go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a cozy, friendly neighborho
    UWSdiner
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This is a cozy, friendly neighborhood spot. I've only been there twice so haven't tried many things on the menu, but I can say that the potatoes were excellent - both the home fries at brunch and the french fries for dinner. Other than that, my eggs were good, and the bison burger was OK. I will be back to try other options. Unfortunately I don't remember our server's name, but she was super nice and did a great job. My only complaint is that it can get quite noisy, so best to avoid the peak times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Vibe / Good Food
    Awesome
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The Food is fantastic, the ambiance is great and when there is live music it makes it a great find in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I got the herb half-roasted chicken which was ok. The chicken was well cooked, but bland. The carrots were delicious. Lots of mashed potatoes. It was supposed to come with gravy, but it didn't. I'd forgotten till someone in my party asked me. Gravy would have helped, but the food was good and the service very friendly. Little chilly inside, temperature-wise, and as the bar people consumed more beer, it got a little loud but acceptably so. We had been looking forward more to a restaurant experience. But if you need a pub with great burgers (according to one in our party), this is a great place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back.
    LD88
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I made reservations for my birthday. I planned on a large number of people attending and they had no problems accommodating us. The service was very prompt and friendly. Food was AMAZING and the drinks were great!!! Can't wait to come here for brunch. It definitely made for an enjoyable birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.