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Elia Restaurant

4.5
4.5
272 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 748-9891

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be held at the restaurant for 30 to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Pete: (718) 748-9891

  • Neighborhood

    New York

  • Cross street

    Between 86th & 87th Streets

  • Parking details

    Pull up in front of restaurant and wait for valet.

  • Public transit

    R train to 86th Street.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    grilled octopus, grilled calamari, mussels in a mustard sauce, were all excellent. The paella was cooked perfectly!
  2. s

    steveng

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  3. JD

    JayDee

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal and great service as usual. Consistently excellent.
  4. c

    coleenc

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.
  5. S

    Spartanyc4

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A nice venue for Greek easter
  6. BH

    BH2EH2BH

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  7. KC

    KimC

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 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
  8. MS

    MichaelS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  9. HP

    HemaleeP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food and attentive staff in a warm, inviting setting.
  10. M

    Maryann

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  11. T

    Travelbuff127

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 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.
  12. AP

    APD33

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service at a reasonable price. Comfortable atmosphere where you can hear without a struggle.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food had fun.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its Greek to me...and by far the best!!!! Amazing greek dishes and excellent wines!
  15. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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.
  16. CS

    CaroleeS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  17. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    206 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    206 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.
  18. MK

    MorrisK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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
  20. FT

    FirstTimer

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a nice, romantic ambience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 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.
  22. PP

    PizzaPete3

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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
  23. N

    Nonnaheaven

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is fantastic
  24. J

    Jeffrey

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 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.
  25. j

    joanieorganized51

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Elia has fantastic food and atmosphere. It is a great place to enjoy a wonderful meal.
  26. BG

    BrianG

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 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.
  27. u

    urbanphil

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    you always get a good meal here. service is great as is the food
  28. FT

    FeliciaT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  29. N

    Newyorker

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional as well as dinner! Wonderful night out with friends.
  31. AB

    AlbertB

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food as usual, my new go-to place in Bay Ridge
  32. N

    Nonnaheaven

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dining experience! Staff is friendly! Food is always fantastic!
  33. RM

    RosemaryM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoy this restaurant. Food is great and so is the ambiance.
  34. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  35. NY

    NewYorkPHIL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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.
  36. JL

    JanL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  37. SR

    SteleneR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we go to Elia our food is delicious and the service is great!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!!!!!!
  40. d

    danm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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 272 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 86th & 87th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    New York

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pull up in front of restaurant and wait for valet.

  • Public transit

    R train to 86th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 748-9891

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be held at the restaurant for 30 to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Pete: (718) 748-9891

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