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élan

4.2
322 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(646) 682-7105
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Cross street: Park Avenue South
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnnk (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on March 12, 2016

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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MinetteG (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on March 12, 2016

Loved everything at Elan...sorry it has closed. Hope to be notified if the chef opens another place.

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vipBonnie (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on March 9, 2016

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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Lame (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

Too bad it's closing soon. Go while you can. Excellent prix fixe menu for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2016

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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Anon (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on March 1, 2016

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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vipthaiflip92 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on February 29, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on February 28, 2016

Elan is set to close in mid-March. I'll be very sorry to see it go.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

this place is great go while you still have the chance chefs like this are rare.

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vipmickymouse (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on February 26, 2016

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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Contemporary American
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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
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Cross street
Park Avenue South
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(646) 682-7105
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Parking details
Street parking after 7PM Daily and Weekends
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Public transit
N and R trains at Broadway and 23rd Street
6 trains at Park Avenue South and 23rd Street
4 5 6 and Q trains at Union Square
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