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About Elaine's Asian Bistro & Grill

Located in the heart of Great Neck, Elaine’s brings the New York City ambiance to the Long Island area. Elaine’s offers a distinct and vibrant atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends, dinner for two and large dinner parties. Our eclectic menu ranges from traditional Chinese entrees, Korean and Thai inspired noodles and soups to our signature and flavor packed sushi rolls.
When you’re looking for a spot to kick back after work or to watch the game, our full bar and lounge features a variety of brews, exotic Japanese sakes and weekly drink specials to meet those needs. Our private party room, located in the lower area of the restaurant, is equipped with a full bar, projector and karaoke system available for private events. We also offer takeout and delivery for times that you would like to eat at home or at the office as well as event catering services.
Whichever way, you’re in for a great time with Elaine’s.

8 Bond Street
Great Neck, NY 11021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Grace Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 829-8883

Website:
http://www.elainesbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Every New Year we feature a pre-fixe dinner menu and an open bar celebration with a DJ for music and entertainment. Call us to reserve your seat and bring in the New Year with us, bring all your friends and make some new ones!

Catering:
You don't have to be AT Elaine's in order to enjoy Elaine's eclectic tastes. Our catering team makes every event a soiree! From business parties and cocktail gatherings to weddings and birthday festivities, we offer customized catering packages to fit your taste, budget and group size. We offer delivery and service to set up and serve your food on site. Just give us a call and you'll be on your way to your own private Elaine's experience. *We also offer our private party rooms for in house events.

Parking Details:
Great Neck Plaza Parking Lot on the corner of Grace Ave and Bond Street.

Public Transit:
LIRR-Great Neck Station;
N20-21 (Bus) Great Neck LIRR Station.

Private Party Facilities:
Elaine's offers a unique and exciting setting for all special events. Our private dining caters to parties of 10-150 people ranging from simple yet elegant dinner parties, private business meetings, corporate celebrations to festive birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and bridal shower luncheons.

Private Party Contact:
Abbey Dawn: (516) 829-8883

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Elaine's Asian Bistro & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Under new ownership, so they said. The staff was accommodating , Not very cheap even with a groupon.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

very delicious!!

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

We are Chinese!! Food salty and soup is cold, No need write too much!! Not back again!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Nice place for a casual date

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The restaurant lost its liquor license two days before. The decor, which used to be cool and interesting, is gone. I don't know what happened to the restaurant . Food is still good but no ambiance and you have to byob.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I have been there before and it was good ,but this time they had no beef and anything I wanted with crab they did not have they only had powerderd crab ?????????????

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

After going there for many years, this will be our last visit. Ownership has changed, and transformed it into just another Chinese restaurant without a compelling reason to dine there. We will miss the old Elaine's.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We ordered a few exotic dishes i.e. Seacumber, dong boa meat, pine nut fish, they all horrible. Seacumber was cold and tasteless. Dong boa meat was dry and hard as rock. Pine nut fish was greasy and not crispy at all.

Peiking duck is superb as it's known for. Problem is that's the only thing is worth going for but others is worse than other places.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Finally used gift certificate and glad we dined there on Friday night. Pleasantly surprised for the happy hour was a bonus. Friendly attentive staff and manager/owners. Edamas were not that fresh. Overall, good food and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

What a disappointment.

Since the change of ownership, the once fairly decent "Asian Fusion" restaurant is now a full-blown Chinese restaurant (with an emphasis on Peking Duck) with extraordinarily mediocre sushi bar (the fish did not taste fresh) and a limited number of traditional Japanese dishes..

Food was marginal

Service was dreadful - they were so inattentive that I could (should) have walked out without paying the check and no one would have even noticed..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Nice decoration & interior. As for food & value, not worth going at all. They used old frozen fish for sushi and sashimi. Other Chinese dishes were very salty and greasy. Overpriced for everything!! Don't waste your time, Go somewhere else !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Went for friends birthday and found it under new management. So disappointing. Service lacking. Menu, still good food but has changed. The night we went it was not at all crowded yet they were out of a lot. Like chicken for satay. Yet there was chicken for every other dish so didn't quite understand. Also out of a few dessert items. Don't think we will be returning. Used to love this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Apparently Elaine's has a new chef. The food is not as good as it used to be. Additionally, two of the items that we intended to order and that were on the menu were no longer available because of the chef change. Very disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

it was just OK - apps were reasonable - mains were a challenge - Service just OK - price is relatively high for what you get

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Recently redid interior and changed menu. Perhaps under new ownership. Used to be excellent. Not any more. Wonton and hot & sour soups perfectly fine, but nothing great. Fried dumplings were very good. Sesame chicken a little on the mushy side, not crispy. Also more of an orange sauce, not really sesame. Chicken itself had a spongy consistency, not great. Shrimp chow fun was pretty bad. Noodles just a sticky gooey mess and the shrimp were absolutely gross, totally mushy. Perhaps frozen then recooked? Most desserts on menu were not available, only ice cream and some kind of cake, I think. And this was New Year's Eve! Very disappointing meal. We were there a few weeks before and had an equally disappointing meal. Used to love Elaine's. Scratching it off our list now.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Always good food and service. Will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2016

This is my third time to Elaine's and by far the worst experience I've ever had. My wife and I were having a celebratory dinner and made reservations but had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though the restaurant was half empty. Then we ordered our usual meals that we normally order and the meal was not up to its usual standard. Needless to say they must have had a rough night because this is not what they are like usually.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We went with another couple of never ate there before. Food was god, but the service was horrible. We were embarrassed. We have been there many times before, but this was the worst.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

The place is under new ownership with a new chef. The food has taken a hit. There are many nearby Asian and Asian fusion restaurants in Great Neck, and this one used to be superior in both its food and decor. It is now average at best with no qualities that make it stand out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The service was terrible and the other table was very loud and annoying

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Elaine no longer owns or runs Elaine's. There has been a complete change over in staff. The servers are new, the hostesses are new and the sushi chefs are new. Service quality is down, food quality is down and presentation is way down.

Sadly, I don't think we'll be coming back after many ears of enjoyable dining here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2016

The service was off from previous experiences and the flavor of the food has gone down. I was then informed that they have a new chef and he is preparing the dishes differently.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2016

it's a line from an old marx brothers film, but if you don't get it (the reference), at least get it (the made to order peking duck). sliced tableside, you will be in for quite a treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Elaine's was referred to me by a neighbor who has been several times.
I brought one of my girlfriends and we went for dinner at about 6 pm on a Saturday night. We were very pleased. The food was delicious and fresh. Prices are reasonable.
The decor is very nice and relaxing and there is very soft music playing in the background.
There were two families in the room we were in. Both had children with them. One family had 2 kids, not so quiet, but because of the decor and spacing of the tables it was ok.
The other family was next to us and had a party of about 10, 4 of which were kids. They were very well behaved and a pleasure.
My only slight, very slight, complaint is the table staff could have been more attentive. They had 2 or 3 people come to the table as usual in the beginning, drinks, appetizers etc. But once the food was on the table it was quite a while before anyone came near the table again. Each time we need something we had to flag someone down. My friend had to ask for water twice. They were apologetic and maybe they were short staffed that night.
All in all we are happy we went, and we will be going back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2016

It was my fiance & I 's first time there. While they got our table ready, we sat at the bar. We tried complimentary duck rolls (1st time) which were pretty good. Then we got to our table, the food was pretty good also. Our bartender/ waiter (Bonito) was great at making sure we were doing well & happy. He was multi-tasking that night but provided excellent customer service. Although the ambiance was romantic, kids were there with their families. And it is a small establishment.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2016

My husband and I enjoy dine at this restaurant. Food and service are good but one problem for me is the noise. Some customers talks really loud....we have been there twice in this month and both days, there were people talks extremely loud. Well, I know that the restaurant cannot do anything about it but actually really annoying. oh, one thing, they seems forgot about our reservation for my husbands birthday so there is no "happy birthday" from the wait persons and they did not recognized our reservation either or didn't seems to care because there are many open seats. I still like their food though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Very poor service. No water refills or even asked if we wanted another drink. lukewarm appetizer. Waitress forgot table had to ask three times for main course which took over 40 minutes while others that came in much later were already served. Unpleasant experience. Will not be back. Too many other restaurants in town including same block. Too bad

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious, that said, when 4 people order appetizers you expect them to come out mostly at the same time. Entrees must be served to everyone at the table at the same time-this did not happen. Two entries were brought out and 10 minutes later the other 2 were brought out even when we told the waiter that we were not sharing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Elaine's is a Great Neck gem offering a wide variety of Asian Fusion cuisine. In a Great Neck dining scene devoid of established, trendy eateries, this restaurant stands out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We all enjoyed our meal and we were able to sit and talk afterwards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2015

We all ordered different things from the menu, some people had only appetizers, two shared a main dish, someone else had the price fixed dinner. Although the food was good, everything was coming out of the kitchen at the same time, consequently we felt rushed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2015

Sketchy service that required a visit with the manager after 10 minute wait and a Waiter that was uninformed about the menu and the food. Very loosely run, seems unprofessional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2015

We took our family to Elaine's Sunday for a family dinner. While we normally enjoy Elaine's, nothing went right. Twice I had to try to find someone to take order, and then we waited a long time to be served our order. After soup and appetizers, no one bussed the table prior to them trying to serve our entrees.

Food was relatively tasteless, the portions were small, and I cannot find one reason to ever return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

We waited over 45 minutes to get out food while others that ordered after us received their food. As we were getting up to leave, half of our order was home brought to the table and we were offered the food for free for the inconvenience. The food was very good and we appreciated the gesture.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2015

took my husband here for his birthday to try the peking duck. it was delicious! the waiter was very nice, however service was slow. the place was packed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2015

We were 6 people, every drink, appetizer, entree, was prepared and presented beautifully, the waitstaff was exceptionally attentive, even though the restaurant was filled to capacity, additionally the restaurant is very nicely appointed. It was a most enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Elaine's is a great spot for drinks or dining. It has a room with couches and music which is perfect for first dates. It has a room for large parties. The ambiance in all the rooms is great. It's a lovely restaurant. The wait staff is very accommodating and the food is superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2015

Great food, very accommodating, friendly service. A wonderful local restaurant that knows how to treat its customers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2015

The waitstaff were all charming and very courteous. The menu is both classic and flexible, with vegetarian and gluten - free options specifically made available. I shared several dishes with a friend, and each tasted wonderful: clean, clear flavors, crafted with care and tradition. The sake list is similarly well thought-out, and drinks were served graciously in an ingenious style. It's a lovely place to dine with friends, a romantic partner, or a social group, a great ambiance, the dining areas are very beautiful and comfortable. I haven't found a Chinese restaurant this fine and fun since I was a young girl, down in Chinatown NYC in the late 1970's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

We had a great meal with good food and attentive service in a great atmosphere/decor. One of our guests, however, came in asking for a gluten-free menu (which they provided) and when she placed the order for a salad from that menu they brought out a salad with some crunchy noodles on top which were not gluten-free. They immediately replaced it with a new one when we questioned them but be careful! Ask for Alex, he seems to be the only one knowledgeable about celiac and gluten-free. Apart from this incident, the service was very good and we were served a nice ice-cream with a sparkler on top (free of charge) because it was one of our guest's birthday.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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