It had been a couple of years since we visited Elliott's (despite living 3 minutes away), and this visit reminded us why. Despite the restaurant knowing it was a special occasion (anniversary) there was no acknowledgement (so why ask?). My pre-dinner champagne cocktail was served warm. My husband ordered Absolut and tonic and the bar had no Absolut vodka.
The $12 "chopped salad" advertised blue cheese and bacon but I was nearly done with my pile of pale romaine before I found one kernel of blue cheese and a couple of tiny chips of bacon (literally smaller than my fingernail). My husband's chopped salad was the same. I ordered a scallop appetizer as my entrée and it was okay. My husband's filet was equally okay. The apple dessert we ordered tasted like Stouffer's baked apples with a dry oatmeal crust appended to it. We shared it but didn't finish it. Unheard of for us.
We have no complaints about the attentive service, although at these prices one could at least expect servers to follow the protocol of serving from the right, removing from the left. We also noticed that, despite a light crowd, nearby tables were not fully bussed/cleaned or reset the bulk of the time we were there.
I doubt we'll be back, and wouldn't recommend Elliott's to others. Too many other wonderful restaurants in the Pinehurst area who really do get it right.
Food was great. Service was great. Food is overpriced.
Were there for their Mother's Day Prix Fixe meal. Excellent set of choices, all of which were outstanding.
I think that we will want to revisit on the next special occasion.
Thanks to Elliot and his staff.
We tried EOL for the first time on Mothers day. There was a fixed menu which was a little disappointing because there were items on the current menu we would have preferred. The food was very well prepared and delicious. The live dessert bar was very good as well. Our waitress, while attentive, friendly and courteous was a little hard of hearing and didn't really have a sense of humor but otherwise she was fine. I would like to try EOL again when there is a regular menu.
fantastic meal, the food was great. The presentation was first class. A big table arrived at similar time to ourselves so we expected a short wait for food. Our server Lilly was great and couldn't be more apologetic about the wait. She did everything to keep us pleased.
We had a wonderful evening! Everything was perfect! I look forward to going back soon.
A delicious dinner in an elegant setting with a dear friend.
Elliott’s is a gem! What a great restaurant! Food was exceptional! My clients were very impressed. We sat in the “coop”. Service was very good. My client said it was the best salmon she had ever had! Thank you! What a find in Pinehurst!
Unique menu options. Exceptional service. Classy yet cozy ambiance.
Went to Elliots with friends on a golf trip. The food was creative and very good. But our service was very slow; we waited almost two hours before our main course arrived. Other tables, who arrived after we did were finishing their deserts as we were served.
Food was very good although a bit pricey. Very nice atmosphere and the server was informative about the history of the restaurant and chef. We were visitors from out of town and pleased to find such a unique place to visit.
Food always very good and menu in the top 2 in the area for interesting offerings. Never have had a bad meal, service has been uneven in the past but much better now. Very good wine list and more offering by the glass than is typical in So Pines/Pinehurst. Colton is a great bartender - fun to eat at the bar if available.
Awesome place! Top shelf.
Took hour and a half for main entree to get to our table 🙄
Joan was a great server and very attentive! Food was great!
What a delightful find. We r new to the Pinehurst area and are thrilled to have such a high quality dining venue. The cedar plank salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly. Chicken and waffles, yummy!
Delicious dinner! Attentive service and pleasant ambiance.
I have been to Elliot’s 3 times now and 2 of the 3 have been below average. This is one of those times. The food is usually fantastic and was again today but the service leaves much to be desired. They were clearly understaffed and the amount of excuses dropped to explain the “frazzled” nature of the staff was tiresome. The staff needs a strong manager and that is clearly lacking in Elliot’s. I’d recommended sitting at the bar there as they seem to be on the ball there.
Elliot's on Linden is a really nice place for great food and unique wines. Service is always good too. Christopher waited on us and was excellent!
Second time here and I had another fabulous meal. It was St Patty’s day so it was a little loud but people were hanving fun and everyone seemed to be in a great mood. The menu had quite a few options to choose from and there were many specials as well. I had the salmon and it was amazing. If you have never dined at Elliott’s, please do yourself a favor and go. You won’t be disappointed.
There were four of us in our group and we all felt the experience was outstanding. When in Pinehurst or Southern Pines this is the place to go. The salmon, elk, filet, and pork were all excellent. The service was great too at both the bar and table. Our only disappointment was that there were out of the black bass but the other entrees more than made up for it. I highly recommend Elliott's.
Food was great
Wonderful dining experience. The flavors in the food were some of the best we’ve ever had. Amazing!
Professional staff and food excellent.
I live in southern pines which in my opinion, is not far at all from Elliotts, but apparently some people feel that is a little bit of a drive, It was well worth the drive. It truly was a dining experience. From the atmosphere, the waiter, the appetizer, the entre and of course the drinks, it really was a great, great meal.
I am new to this area and I’m always looking for someplace new to dine. I drove by your restaurant about a week ago and it just looked so inviting. So I made a reservation through open table.
My family is coming to visit me next weekend and I am definitely making a reservation at Elliotts.
Awesome food and service. Always consistent in their delivery. Definitely recommend.
My husband and I were in Pinehurst celebrating out 29th wedding anniversary and decided to try Elliotts on Lindin for dinner. We both had excellent meals..including appetizer, salad and main course. They gave us a nice table for our occasion and our waitress was a sweet delight!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
We like to go to here when we are in town, every 3 months or so, for a nice quiet dinner. Never disappointed , always something interesting and new to try. Great service, can’t wait to come back in May!
A perfect evening for a family dinner at Elliott’s. The food was delicious, wonderful presentation and there was a gluten free option. Everything was just wonderful! A special evening made even better with the fantastic dining experience. Jackson was a great server. He made good recommendations, was patient and very attentive. Again, a perfect evening!!!
I think we hit them on an off night. There were only a few tables filled, but despite that, it took so long to get our drinks that the appetizer arrived before the cocktails. And then dinner came out as soon as we finished the appetizer. We were seated and fed within 45 minutes. A whirlwind for a nicer dining experience. The food was great though. I would try it again!
I’ll start with areas to improve. Parking is extremely tight. Beware if you drive a large truck as you’ll find it extremely hard to maneuver. Service needs improvement too. Our waiter was extremely forgetful. Started off by bringing me the wrong beer, then failing to bring me the tea I ordered as well. Forgot to order one of our desserts, and forgot to bring a to-go coffee to one of our party members. He also forgot to come and get our payment after he dropped the check off. Unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber.
The good: the food was absolutely amazing. I originally ordered the elk steak only to find out the were out of it. I opted for the lamb instead. It was wonderfully tender and flavorful. All our party enjoyed their meals. Dessert was also well done. I had the goat cheese cheesecake...awesome.
The seating was a bit cramped, but not to the point of being uncomfortable. They also had a nice fire going out front if you wanted to hang out afterwards. Despite the poor service, I’d definitely eat here again simply because the food made up for it.
Fantastic restaurant! Great food, wine, and atmosphere!!
We had a reservation for 745 pm on Valentines day. The hostess was completely overwhelmed and was not keeping track of the online reservations with the patrons that walked in. We waited over 30 minutes to be seated while watching empty tables sit idle. Once seated at the table, we noticed that it wasn't prepared with napkins and silverware. Our waiter was inexperienced and it showed with his lack knowledge of the menu and setting the table and uncorking the wine bottle. The food was great as always. Truly disappointed as we have always enjoyed our overall experience at Elliot's. We will return and recommend Elliots' but it has lost some points with a loyal customer.
Waited over an hour to get seated even though I had reservations
Lovely service, excellent food, really welcoming and relaxed but elegant surroundings.
Excellent food and service. This was a birthday dinner. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable of menu.
My fiancé and I wanted a nice location to catch up with some friends who were driving in from out of town. I thought it was important that the meal be worth the drive. The restaurant was packed when we got there. But it was a fun bustling environment. Once we got seated, we started with some wonderful calamari and gnocchi appetizers and it only got better from there. . . I had the filet, my fiancé had the salmon and my friend trieds the taco special. All of us loved every bite! The food here is just top notch! You can't go wrong!
We had a wonderful evening, great food in a charming and lovely restaurant. We have eaten at Elliotts before and have never been disappointed. Everything was excellent.
The food was excellent as always. The staff was friendly and inviting. A pleasant dining experience.
Greeters could not sort out our table. They made a big deal about water choice and napkin choice That service was good. Rest of service ok but very unorganized. Food was good.