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About Elia Restaurant

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

8611 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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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

Cross Street:
Between 86th & 87th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 748-9891

Website:
http://eliarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Pull up in front of restaurant and wait for valet.

Public Transit:
R train to 86th Street.

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

Private Party Contact:
Pete: (718) 748-9891

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

Elia Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Authentic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Cozy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Romantic (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fun (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

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!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Still the best restaurant in Bay Ridge. Amazing food from the freshest ingredients. The Saganaki and Branzino are not to be missed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 10, 2017

A lovely dining experience, from the greeting at the door and the gracious, attentive wait staff to truly outstanding food. The back courtyard us exceptionally charming, with a water feature and stone walls. I recommend the lamb dish in the clay pot. And the dirty (vodka) martini, which is one of the better I've had. A kind of perfect evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Always outstanding place to go for excellent, creative menu. I took my friends there who were visiting from Italy and they loved it. Believe me, the are food snobs and very hard to please.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Consistently excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Never disappointed! Fabulous specials plus fantastic selection on menu! Very hard decisions to make!! Roasted chicken is absolutely fantastic! Always my go to! Celebrated my 50th there, my grandsons baptism and many other wonderful occasions! Staff is wonderful! Proprietor s Peter and Christine are always on hand for recommendations!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great food- especially the whole fish, which was very well prepared. While the service was a bit abrupt at times, the overall experience was well worth the trip from mid town.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I've eaten here many times and never had anything but great food and service from valet to the owner . A can't miss restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We meet and eat here once or twice a year. This place is GREAT‼️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This restaurant is consistently excellent. Terrific food and great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

As always, Elia never disappoints.

I had a glass of their Greek white wine which I enjoyed with my meal. We started off with the Horyiatiki -- Beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta, kalamata olives, caper berries -- wonderfully refreshing and bright with acidity. Their bread with olive oil -- I couldn't get enough of it! We shared the Xtapodi Skaras -- Grilled octopus, fennel puree, chickpea confit, roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes & capers which was awesome. I had the special Bronzino -- cooked to perfection along with the side of delicious lemon potatoes, and my husband ordered the chicken dish -- Kotopoulo Sto Fourno,
Oven roasted chicken, gigantes stew, fresh tomatoes, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic & watercress.

All was outstanding.

There was a family celebration in the room we were seated in which was deafening -- my husband was a bit frustrated by this as he couldn't hear me (a first : )

The next time I'll request the table for two up front at the bar or we'll make our reservation for earlier than 7PM before the locals arrive for their family gatherings.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Been to multiple Greek restaurants in city which I love and love to go to, was feeling lazy one night and found this place close to my apartment, and I don't plan on going back to city to spend double the value that I could get at this place! Food is unbelievable, price is great, overall great, check it out and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was delicious. We ordered the Greek salad, fried zucchini and meatballs for appetizers. All fresh and delicious. I got the Greek paella which was amazing. My daughter got the steak and my husband ordered the moussaka. All good. The Iris cocktail was tasty. The service could be slow at times but I definitely would go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

this is our go to place in bay ridge. The service is friendly and attentive, the food is the best! everything always prepared so perfectly and delicious! the grilled fish of the day is sooooo good and the mavrouli salad is a favorite. Can't find a better restaurant In the city than Elia, they are consistent perfection!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Decent food but overpriced. Bay Ridge is not Manhattan.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Very delicious food. The whole grilled sea bass was excellent as well as the pork chops.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Been going to Elia's for some time. This was the worse ever. we were seated for over 25 minutes before I was able to get someone to come to the table to ask for bread and water. Other people who came in afterwards, had bread and water on the table immediately and their orders taken promptly. It was another 20 minutes before they came back to tell us about the specials and then take our orders. We were ready to walk out. While waiting for our main course, we overheard the waiter telling the table next to ours of other specials that were not mentioned to us. One of the specials, my girlfriend would have taken without hesitation. We like Elia's very much, but after this last experience, it might be some time before we come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A wonderful meal yet again. Our fish & appetizers were cooked to perfection. The staff was attentive, service was excellent. This is my go to place for authentic greek fare & outstanding fish.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Elia is the go to place where you know the food and ambiance will not disappoint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

I have been at Elia several times, the seafood and steak was excellent. Very authentic Mediterranean food. The staff are very friendly and the service was excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food as always 100% off the chart excellent.
Soft shell crab dinner was amazing. My wife and dine here at least once a week- food service always the best

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Always amazing. My favorite restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the staff is professional and personable. I feel like I am sitting in a taverna in Greece.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This place is amazing... the food was fresh and delicious, service was on point and it was just an overall great experience!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Excellent everything!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My girlfriend and I have been to Elia's probably half a dozen times so far and this is lazy me, finally getting around to give it a review ...
Obviously, one of the first things you'll notice is since I already said that we've been here at least 6 times is that we really like this place, the interior is cozy and the food is amazing.
The last time we went we shared two appetizers. The first was grilled baby octopus which was prepared with fennel puree, pickled red onions, cabbage, black olive foam ... We had this one the first time we went to Elia's and we have it every time we go ... It's that good!
The second appetizer was a variety of spreads, which consisted of manouri kafteri,‏ meltzanosalata, taramosalata hummus & tzatziki, which were served with pieces of fresh and warm pita bread ... all of them were delicious.
For the main course, we both chose the Lamb Chops, which were served with lemon roasted fingerling potatoes and what can only be described as a puréed mint & yogurt sauce, which was on the side of the lamb. I never tasted anything of that kind of flavor and texture before and it was wonderful ... the lamb chops were cooked to perfection.
Elia's Restaurant is everything you could want when it comes to quality Greek food and fine dining and I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

great food. i was here a while ago and was impressed and i still am. not your average greek with a higher end twist

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2017

My husband and I enjoy a good meal and it's hard to find that in bayridge but this place is so good and worth every penny!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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