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Eli’s Table

4.4
4.4
262 Reviews
$50 and over
American

Eli’s Table is a casually elegant restaurant, a neighborhood favorite, and a destination for wine lovers, where local and seasonal—both hallmarks of Eli Zabar’s philosophy—come together beautifully.

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Menu

First Course

  • Onion Soup

    Poached Marrow & Gruyere Crouton

    • Handmade Buckwheat Taglioni

      Oxtail, Kuri Squash & Pecorino

      • Eli's Rooftop Greens

        with Banyuls Vinaigrette

        • Glidden Point Oysters From Maine

          with Jalapeno Mignonette

          • Grilled Mediterranean Sardine Crostini

            Piquillo Pepper Hummus & Basil

            • Hubbard Squash Risotto

              Sage & Pecorino Pepato

              Entree

              • Grilled Coho Salmon

                Swiss Chard, Barley & Cider Glazed Rutabaga

                • Olive Oil Poached Halibut

                  Mousserons, Artichokes & Brussel Sprouts

                  • Nantucket Bay Scallops

                    Duo of Cauliflower, Blood Orange & Walnuts

                    • Wild Striped Bass

                      Parsnip Puree, Artichokes & Local Beans

                      • Dover Sole

                        Romanesco Cauliflower & Walnut Grenobloise

                        • Wild Scottish Partridge

                          Savoy Cabbage, Chestnuts & Quince

                          • North Carolina Chicken

                            Horseradish Yukons & Savoy Cabbage

                            • Lamb Shank

                              with Polenta & Fall Root Vegetables

                              • Charred Prime Shell Steak

                                with Pommes Frites

                                Dessert

                                • Eli's Cheese Selection

                                  • Red Wine Poached Pears

                                    with Fromage Blanc Ice Cream

                                    • Lemon Meringue Cake

                                      • "Hot Chocolate" Cake

                                        with Kahlua Cream

                                        • Wood Oven Roasted Fig Tart

                                          with Toasted Almonds & Vanilla Ice Cream

                                          • Panna Cotta

                                            with Plum Coulis

                                            • Stewed Stone Fruit

                                              with Mascarpone

                                              For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                              What 262 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.4
                                              4.4 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.1Ambience
                                              • 3.9Value

                                              NoiseQuiet

                                              93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                              1. GR

                                                GregoryR

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on January 23, 2019

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                The food is very good. The available wines and soft drinks are off the beaten path. For example, there was no Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre offered. The “Diet Coke” was a brand I never heard of before. Too exotic for me.

                                              2. NG

                                                NancyeGiorgio

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 5, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is a truly NYC food landmark. Located in the Upper East Side. Eli's Table has been serving food for many years and we have been clients since they started. You enter the restaurant between the florists shop and the wine cellar. Very welcoming and unique way to enter a restaurant. The wine list has a selection of Burgundy and Italian Wines from small producers rarely seen in any restaurant in New York. The food is fantastic and the bread "legendary". The homey atmosphere, friendly welcome and friendly service with a smile makes our evening very "special" every time we go. The bill is just right. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have real food served by real people. We shared the evening with our friends Marcia and Bill and they both went home smiling. We had nothing short then perfect!! Thank You to Eli's and to his wonderful team. Nancy and Giorgio longtime residents of the Upper East Side

                                              3. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Los Angeles

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 16, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Attentive Service and food was amazing!

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on December 14, 2018

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                Don’t come to the UES as often and needed a place for a larger party for a business dinner last minute. Food was nothing more than ok. Service was ok. Nothing memorable about it.

                                              5. H

                                                Henrik1964

                                                New York Area

                                                63 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                63 reviews

                                                Dined on December 14, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                You can come for the food, for sure - but you must come for the wine. You’re not likely to find a deeper wine list at a better price quality ratio North of 14th. Service is knowledgeable and very friendly

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                Great wine. Great sommelier. Food was ok.

                                              7. S

                                                Snowy

                                                New York Area

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on November 22, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really nice people and wonderful food

                                              8. LB

                                                LindaB

                                                Los Angeles

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on November 14, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Besides the great service and food, I happened to lose a bracelet there. The staff found it and were extremely honest and careful in taking care of it until it’s owner claimed it. I have very high regards for the professionalism and honesty of all the staff—-a bonus to the quality restaurant

                                              9. B

                                                Barbara

                                                New York Area

                                                66 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                66 reviews

                                                Dined on November 4, 2018

                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                The food was fantastic as was the service. The only issue was the very loud music. We arrived at 5:45 and the loud music lasted til after 7:00. Don’t arrive for dinner before 7:00.

                                              10. NY

                                                NYNY

                                                New York Area

                                                39 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                39 reviews

                                                Dined on November 4, 2018

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Outstanding food in a warm environment. A true farm to table food experience and a notable wine list, including great choices by the glass.

                                              11. s

                                                sandyconcrete

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 3, 2018

                                                overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                Service was lack luster and the food was "OK". Even though there was only a handful of tables full in the restaurant, it took nearly one hour to produce a table full of pancakes and french toast. The pancakes were dry and the french toast was underwhelming and tiny. The coffee was bitter and we had to beg and plead for a server to come over to offer a refill of coffee or water.

                                              12. MA

                                                MartineA

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 28, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Bon dîner accompagné d'un délicieux Moulin à Vent...

                                              13. D

                                                Denby

                                                New York Area

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on October 27, 2018

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                This restaurant has an old-fashioned, cozy atmosphere although very current in every other way. The menu is varied with excellent quality dishes. The wine list is extensive. Eli Zabar is an expert in providing exceptional neighborhood restaurants. It’s a pleasure dining there. Kk

                                              14. a

                                                allan

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on October 22, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                So Eli's Table keeps getting better. For a restaurant that is unusual enough. This is a place for grown-ups to enjoy dinner. That may say it all. The food is quite good with a changing and interesting menu. An exceptional, pricey wine list. The lower end keeps getting higher. Somehow, at these prices, Eli's should feel more generous. Portions are fine. Service is fine. A little more, "Happy To See You" would work.

                                              15. DF

                                                DFGH

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on September 28, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful wine list, great service, excellent food.

                                              16. L

                                                Lillybelle

                                                New York Area

                                                58 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                58 reviews

                                                Dined on August 30, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We are regulars at Eli’s. We love the fresh simply prepared food. Always delicious with the best & freshest ingredients . Nothing fried, breaded or sitting in olive oil. Not huge unappetizing portions, but rather healthy portions. Great wine list, good service and ambiance pleasant and quiet . One can have a conversation and be heard without a neighboring table listening. All this delightfulness isn’t cheap, but worth it.

                                              17. F

                                                Fabrizio

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on August 24, 2018

                                                overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                I’ve been here for dinner with the family (party of four). Very nice and cozy ambience and location. The wine list is amazing in terms of assortment but wines are overpriced. The menu choices are very limited and in addition to that they were “out of stock” with one of the main dish and the restaurant was not full at all. In conclusion considering all the aspects I might be back but not one of my favorite spot in the UES.

                                              18. A

                                                Albert

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on August 9, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous food; attentive, professional & personable service; perfect environment for conversation. Delightful evening!

                                              19. DA

                                                DianneA

                                                New York Area

                                                190 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                190 reviews

                                                Dined on July 27, 2018

                                                overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                The food was good but the prices were too high for a restaurant without table cloths. The fried zucchini was not crisp enough and came without a dip. Zucchero does that much better and cheaper. There are better restaurants in the 'hood for lots less money. No wonder there were only three tables filled on a Friday night.

                                              20. S

                                                Snowy

                                                New York Area

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on July 13, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The nicest bartender!

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                52 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                52 reviews

                                                Dined on June 27, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                wonderful room, service excellent, gracious, caring, delicious fresh food, good menu. excellent wine list and cocktails.

                                              22. h

                                                hamptoneater

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on June 27, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Another great meal. Food is always on point and service is attentive. The wine list is amazing and has fantastic value.

                                              23. JM

                                                JamieM

                                                Los Angeles

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on June 15, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Recommend highly. Quality ingredients prepared artfully. Somewhat pricey. Great ambiance, personable, warm service.

                                              24. E

                                                Eater

                                                New York Area

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on June 11, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful Burgundy and Piedmont wine list!

                                              25. E

                                                Eddie

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on June 5, 2018

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                Food is always wonderful. Seating is ample and provides lots of room between tables so privacy is excellent. The one problem we have had twice is organizational. Our list trip was the second time our guests came before us and were seated before us and we were told the guests had not arrived and were seated at a different table. This time it took only a few minutes to get it sorted; last time it took more than 20. I think it's time to put in a new system.

                                              26. RB

                                                RobiB

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, as usual. By-the-glass wine pairings were excellent.

                                              27. a

                                                adams

                                                New York Area

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on June 1, 2018

                                                overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                Ok cool little nook to hang out , but way overpriced and the service was absolutely terrible had to keep asking the bus boy to help me find the waitress.. food was good but from Eli’s you expect amazing and not such a off looking place

                                              28. a

                                                angeldelafuente

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on May 31, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great wine list and somm

                                              29. H

                                                Henrik1964

                                                New York Area

                                                63 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                63 reviews

                                                Dined on May 29, 2018

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Eli's is back when it comes to wine service. Sal recommended 3 spot on wines. Food was very good, desserts this time at little less.

                                              30. AS

                                                AlanS

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 21, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always fabulous food and wine Exception bread and, when at the bar, home made potato chips!

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                Food was very good but after the meal I was starving. Portions are way too small.

                                              32. f

                                                faithe

                                                New York Area

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The most wonderful food and service!! Delicious Great to take everyone here!!

                                              33. GM

                                                GaryM

                                                Los Angeles

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great wine list and high quality ingredients

                                              34. SS

                                                SamSam

                                                New York Area

                                                18 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a very solid dining experience: very fresh food, traditional recipes well executed with, at times, a twist, friendly service and outstanding wine list at a rather reasonable price

                                              35. JU

                                                JUDITHS

                                                New York Area

                                                17 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                17 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                Food wonderful. Service terrible

                                              36. L

                                                Lillybelle

                                                New York Area

                                                58 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                58 reviews

                                                Dined on May 3, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Eli’s is our “neighborhood gem”. Good food that isn’t fussy, just good fresh ingredients. Great wines, great service and very nice ambiance. It’s a place where the tables are not jammed together and where you can actually hear what your dinner partner is speaking.

                                              37. ED

                                                EveningDiner

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on May 2, 2018

                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                The food and wine list are both excellent. The service was very attentive. They've made a point of not over-pricing their rather extensive wine collection and especially the choices from Burgundy.

                                              38. D

                                                Denby

                                                New York Area

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Casual, very pleasant place for lunch. Light cuisine terrific with lots of selections. Cozy environment with roomy tables in front.

                                              39. E

                                                Edward

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                My family and I have been regular diners at Eli's for 2-3 years (every other week routinely.) During our last visit, at about the one hour mark, we were told to give up the table because people were waiting. Shocking, considering there were only several people at the door and other empty tables. They won't have to worry about that in the future, we will not be back...

                                              40. a

                                                allan

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on April 10, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Can a restaurant get better? In the case of Eli's table it really has. First the dining space has a more intimate feel to it. The staff, as always, is terrific. The wine list is exceptional. The food is well prepared, well presented, interesting and flavorful. Still, this is a pricey place that should be better at least more generous.

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