Elia Restaurant

4.5
300 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek

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About

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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 748-9891
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private events can be held at the restaurant for 30 to 50 guests.
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Private party contact
Pete: (718) 748-9891
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 86th & 87th Streets
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Parking details
Pull up in front of restaurant and wait for valet.
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Public transit
R train to 86th Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.4
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4.1
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JD
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great meal and great service as usual. Consistently excellent.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice venue for Greek easter

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BH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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KC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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HP
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food had fun.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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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f
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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MK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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FT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a nice, romantic ambience.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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PP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is fantastic

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OT
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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u
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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FT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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o
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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