ELA'S On the Water
We were visiting for spring break and had six adults. Everyone loved their appetizers and entrees. The atmosphere was perfect for an adult night out with lovely water views, live music in the bar and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!
Ela's is A MUST if you're at Hilton Head. Really fine dining but without the stuffy atmosphere. Wonderful service by David. Everything was delicious! What we ordered: Oysters from Maine, Filet Mignon, Seafood Scampi, chocolate pie, blueberry sorbet
Celebrated my birthday- overall Ela’s is a wonderful place for fine dining however we felt rushed by the wait staff.
Had beet appetizer—was good, but not delish—-same with husbands oysters rockafellow. Our entrees though were excellent! Scallops with risotto and ravioli Osso buco. Key lime pie was to die for. Good view, comfortable, Will definitely return.
Good menu, food well prepared, nice view, nice music. Lovely evening.
I had the flounder; the glaze on it was wonderful, but it was overcooked and very dry. My husband had the gumbo which was excellent and the fried oysters which were nothing special. Overall we were disappointed because friends had raved about this restaurant.
Great food and service. Beautiful views from outside table.
The food was excellent! Everything we had was delicious!
We have always liked Ela's and it has a great location/ambiance. It is quite pricey but the food has always been very good. The only complaint this time was that the piece of grouper served to me was terrible. I could hardly cut it or chew it. But they made me a new plate and it was fine. That is the first time this has happened and I don't think it is a trend. The manager said it was a "bad cut" of fish.
Food was good but did not reflect it's price. Desert was magnificent!
Favorite place on island.
Delicious food, loud acoustics. Only problem was ordering tuna cooked through and getting it rare. Server brought back over cooked tiny pieces of tuna. Otherwise great
We were disappointed with the food overall and the service we experienced. Prices suggest both should be much better. Will not return.
Great ambience, service and food. Best view on the harbor.
Awesome food and beverages. The lemon basil martini was probably one of the best martinis I ever had. The menu was outstanding. My husband and I couldn’t decide on what to eat so we shared 4 different appetizers and they did not disappoint. The crab stack and tuna were delicious and fresh. Can’t wait to go back and try other items on menu. Highly recommend
Our experience was perfect! We hope to return next year!
Such a nice view with marina/boats in the background. Also has nice, romantic lights strung up outside. The food was incredible. The Crispy Diamond Scored Flounder was one of the best meals I've ever eaten in my life.
As always Ela's was the best! As for booking with Open Table the service was below par, and I would never use them again. I had to call the restaurant to reserve a table as I had NOT received a reply until 5:25pm for a 6:00 pm reservation.
Most relaxing restaurant on the island and offering some of the best food along with great views. Soft sounds from live entertainment. What's not to like?
This place is a hidden gem for out of towners. Food was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this place!
Good food good service, a little high on the price side.
One of the best views on Hilton Head Island. Their tuna was excellent. Only problem we encountered was coffee cream that had soured. Otherwise, a great experience and will return in the future.
Had David as a waiter and he was absolutely amazing. Gave us a fantastic wine recommendation and was just generally so pleasant. Will be back again!
Great menu. Food was prepared with style.
Sat us right away even though we were early. Food excellent. Staff very professional and friendly. Live music sounded good.
Excellent, very special place
It was fabulous! The porchini crusted grouper was crispy, perfectly seasoned and possibly the best grouper I have ever eaten! We will be back in August, 2019!
Waiter was very informative on wine and meal pairing. Steak was cooked to perfection and was truly a great experience overall. If you’re planning a date night, this is a must!
Lovely to sit outside on the water at sunset. Food is very good, but maybe not worth the high prices.
Food and service was great! First time here and really enjoyed our meal.
Everything was amazing from the ambiance.. to the food .. to our very accommodating server.. to the rose that was given to each woman after she dinned. Just a overall wonderful unforgettable experience!!!
We requested a table along the windows for the glorious water view and we got that even on Valentine’s Day. The service was superb. My Short Ribs meal was outstanding. My wife’s Filet was a little underdone but tasty. Highly recommended particularly for special occasions. In warm season request tables outside.
Excellent service and food was delicious! Made our Valentine dinner extra special.
Good service. Great views of the waterway. Food was just okay. Limited lunch time menu.
Great meal. Good menu selection Overall nice experience
Excellent place for dinner. We took guests from NJ who thoroughly enjoyed the the food, wine and ambiance. Great place, Highly recommend.
Worth the walk. Bring your taste buds and your significant other for an evening of enjoyment away from the tourist crush.
The meal was excellent and worth the cost. The seafood selection was also excellent and the crab cake is outstanding.
We went for restaurant week and received more food than we could possibly eat.. an awesome value for what we paid! The food was excellent. We have eaten there many times before and will go again