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élan - Permanently Closed, New York, NY

élan - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
319 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Élan is a contemporary American restaurant located in Manhattan that serves refined yet casual international cuisine. Chef David Watluck has created an exciting, whimsical menu that draws inspiration from all corners of the globe. From the Chinese-inspired General Tso's sweetbreads to the classic French terrines, guests can find something delicious that suits their mood. To further illustrate the diversity of Élan, a typical three-course meal might look something like this: sea urchin guacamole with taro root chips to start, grilled shrimp lo mein for dinner, and a southern style maple cream pie for dessert. There is also an a lá carté menu available for both the dining room and bar area, which Élan has decorated with art installations from both established and local up-and-coming artists.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3.00pm Credit Card information is required for parties of 5 or more
  • Phone number
    (646) 682-7105
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, élan can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (646) 682-7105
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Cross street
    Park Avenue South
  • Parking details
    Street parking after 7PM Daily and Weekends
  • Public transit
    N and R trains at Broadway and 23rd Street<br />6 trains at Park Avenue South and 23rd Street<br />4 5 6 and Q trains at Union Square<br />M and F trains at 23rd and 6th Avenue
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseModerate

319 Reviews
  1. Annk

    New York City

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food scene doesn't get any better than a Chanterelle and Elan. None else can fill these shoes. Sorely, sorely will miss!

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  2. MinetteG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything at Elan...sorry it has closed. Hope to be notified if the chef opens another place.

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  3. Bonnie

    New York City

    855 reviews

    4.0

    855 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It matters not what my review is: Elan closes tonight. It would be to the benefit of all New York diners to hope that David and George find/make another opportunity to use their talents for the benefit of us all.

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  4. Lame

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Too bad it's closing soon. Go while you can. Excellent prix fixe menu for the price.

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  5. PaulG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The 3-course prix fix menu was perfect and it was a fabulous deal in NYC dining. The dinning room filled up nicely at 8:00ish. I've seen mixed reviews and that the restaurant is closing. That's too bad. It really should do well. I'd certainly return.

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  6. JennytheCat

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It's closing soon which is too bad. The food was good, maybe not good enough and the service was close to but not quite surly. But the guys about to be out of a job....

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  7. thaiflip92

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I finally made the effort to explore this restaurant on what I thought was the last day. The restaurant was only serving a prix fixe menu - 3 course meal for $40. I had the privilege of meeting one of the owners - George. George informed me that they are extending business. Meg, my server for that evening was good, but she could be better. She neglected to inform me of the other specials that was off the menu that evening. However, her accommodation and hospitality towards was good. Meg provided a great sales pitch on the popular dishes to try and her recommendations were on point. Overall this was one of best prix fixe meals I have had in a while because every dish tasted better and better. The food experience left a lasting impression and I am sad that this place was closing. I told three of my friends and convinced them to come to this restaurant. Therefore, I will definitely be returning. Hopefully, they will extend their business until the end of the month. For pictures and dishes check out my blog: Tablespoons and Teaspoons http://tablespoonsandteaspoons.com/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpoonsTt Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tablespoonsandteaspoons/?ref=hl

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  8. HWeil

    New York City

    992 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    992 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Elan is set to close in mid-March. I'll be very sorry to see it go.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    this place is great go while you still have the chance chefs like this are rare.

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  10. mickymouse

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately it does not matter how much I can rave about the food, décor, service, etc since the restaurant is closing.....a great gastronomic loss as far as I am concerned.

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Google Map for élan - Permanently Closed

43 East 20th St., New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Park Avenue South
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3.00pm Credit Card information is required for parties of 5 or more
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking after 7PM Daily and Weekends
  • Public transit
    N and R trains at Broadway and 23rd Street6 trains at Park Avenue South and 23rd Street4 5 6 and Q trains at Union SquareM and F trains at 23rd and 6th Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 682-7105
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, élan can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (646) 682-7105
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