Elia Restaurant

4.5
300 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Elia opened in 1998 to owners Pete & Christina Lekkas. There goal was to introduce modern Greek cooking to the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn area.They have done so to rave reviews from the local papers as well as zagat reviewers
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
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vipMichelleM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

grilled octopus, grilled calamari, mussels in a mustard sauce, were all excellent. The paella was cooked perfectly!

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steveng
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elia's is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is great. The service is great. I've there dozens of time and am never disappointed.

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vipJayDee
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal and great service as usual. Consistently excellent.

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vipcoleenc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined there on Friday, April 13, 218. We had the greek dips served with warm pita bread(very tasty) I had a snapper special my husband had the salmon wrapped in filo dough. Both entrees were delicious.

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Spartanyc4
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice venue for Greek easter

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BH2EH2BH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a local neighborhood place, very "old Brooklyn", (as am I) and very expert in its food preparation, its wine list (mostly Greek) and the longevity and food knowledge of its staff. When you add its easily accessibility from the Belt Parkway and its valet parking (not a small bonus in this crowded corner of Bay Ridge) you wind up with a wonderful dining experience.

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vipKimC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Live in the neighborhood, live tho solace but don't come often , probably because it's quite expensive. Definitely recommend the appetizer w/hummus. My daughter and I devoured it. I could of had this with a salad and would have been full but instead ordered the moussaka which was awesome but so filling. The fried calamari has s different spin with amazing fried veggies included, definitely a nice change from the ordinary. Try the rice pudding or Greek yogurt with honey & walnuts for dessert, you'll ask yourself why don't I eat this everyday since yogurt is so good for you. We frequent many nice Bay Ridge restaurants, this one is definitely on the higher priced side, would definitely be there more if prices were a little cheaper

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great neighborhood spot for Mediterranean food. The seafood is among the best I've ever had.

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HemaleeP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and attentive staff in a warm, inviting setting.

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Maryann
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elia is probably one of the best restaurants in Bay Ridge. The food is always outstanding, no matter what you order. The service is also wonderful. However, is is very expensive and the portions are very small. We tend to save this restaurant for special occasions.

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vipTravelbuff127
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were impeccable. I chose a wonderful sea bass for my entree and it was perfectly cooked and served without bones. Amazing food.

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APD33
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service at a reasonable price. Comfortable atmosphere where you can hear without a struggle.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food had fun.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its Greek to me...and by far the best!!!! Amazing greek dishes and excellent wines!

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vipMichelle
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Elias restaurant for the first time on Valentine's Day and loved it! The spanakopita, lamb chops, and salmon were amazing. Definitely recommend.

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CaroleeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We enjoyed the food and had a nice selection from which to choose. Our waiter, however, seemed annoyed in having to wait on us, as if he had other things to do. When he finally left the bill, he literally dropped it on the table as he rushed by without even looking at us or thanking us for dining there. We felt as if no one cared if we dined there or not.

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vipfrieswiththat
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious roasted chicken, braised lamb shank and lemon potatoes. Food was top notch. Service was slow, not very friendly and one side dish was not remembered. But the food was excellent.

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vipMorrisK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Been here before, good environment drinks were okay.
When you sit down you get this little bowl of olives. They were delicious so my wife and I asked for some more, had no idea it would cost us an extra

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

With the exception of the out-of-place brightly fluorescent menus (literally) this restaurant boasts a traditional, clean and romantic ambiance. The food is beautiful and delectable every time we dine. Mussels, octopudi, and market fishes of the day are prepared well, perfectly seasoned/paired with a delicate hand over oil. Never leave feeling unhealthily stuffed but light, healthy and filling Mediterranean

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vipFirstTimer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a nice, romantic ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always fantastic. Every time I go there, I leave wondering why I don't go there more often.

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vipPizzaPete3
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Stars on every level. the food, service, atmosphere and the FOOD are right on the money. Set up for all ocassions

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Nonnaheaven
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is fantastic

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vipJeffrey
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The lamb chops were some of the best I've ever had. Their grilled shrimp main dish was lovely, especially paired with the pomegranate. I really enjoyed their rice pudding. However, they need to work on their other desserts. The baklava was bland, as was the chocolate cake.

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vipjoanieorganized51
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Elia has fantastic food and atmosphere. It is a great place to enjoy a wonderful meal.

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BrianG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always great, it’s fresh, tasty and never over seasoned, I try and take my clients there as often as possible. The owner is a sweetheart, and his staff members have been with him a long time. I recommend getting every single appetizer.

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vipurbanphil
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

you always get a good meal here. service is great as is the food

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FeliciaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years. Always a great meal and a good time. One of a kind experience. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and always excellent service. Not much more to say except this place is always on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional as well as dinner!
Wonderful night out with friends.

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AlbertB
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as usual, my new go-to place in Bay Ridge

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Nonnaheaven
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience! Staff is friendly! Food is always fantastic!

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RosemaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoy this restaurant. Food is great and so is the ambiance.

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vipJohnH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Elia and we will be back for sure. The quality of all of our dinners was excellent ( Greek Salad, Lamb Shank, Shrimp, Salmon) as was the rice pudding. The service was first rate and the ambiance was relaxing as the noise level was low, a rarity these days. Pete the owner was very gracious as well. can't wait to return.

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olderandwiser
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is consistently good. Fresh read and olives to start. House white wine is even good.
Reliable and cozy too.

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JanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my second dinner at Elia. As always, great dinner selection and my roasted chicken with lemon sauce was succulent, tender, and delicious. I can't stop thinking about it! Will be back soon.

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vipSteleneR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Elia our food is delicious and the service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening eating outside on their patio! The food was exceptional! An absolutely perfect experience!!! We've been here before and we are always satisfied and delighted with food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fresh food. Never a wait for a table. Bronzini is outstanding !
The saganaki was amazing and too good, my dinner guests made me share!!!!!!

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danm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Fresh plenty to eat and the service is friendly and prompt

FAQs

Elia Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 748-9891.

Elia Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.