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Great place for dinner and a definite night life vibe
I met my friend at Elmos which is her favorite restaurant. The decor is beautiful but we were disappointed with the outcome of the food. We ordered the Elmo burgers. My friend asked for medium rare and I asked for medium well. They both came back well done! The funny part is NO ONE was dining there for lunch when we arrived and the chef STILL got it wrong. The waitress offered to have the chef redo my friend's order but I told her that would put us off kilter in terms of finishing at the same time. There was no excuse for this to happen!
Pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Just chose the restaurant at random and we had a great evening with our friends.
Soft lighting, beautiful interior, great menu with something for everyone, wonderful salads, reasonable prices, good service.
The service and the food were very good. The space was nicely done. The only issue was that the noise level was high.
Food was really good, reasonable prices, good service and it was a very welcoming place. I really liked it, definitely would return
Great for kids
Bday celebration lunch.
Elmo was wonderful! The food is without a doubt some of the most delicious food my partner and I have had - and the portions are wonderful. The servers were also very kind and courteous. We opted to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather but be warned, it gets NOISY. The subway and street contribute to that - but it didn't really phase us as noise is part of the city. Just something to consider if you want to be outdoors. Overall, such a lovely experience and we will be back!
Elmo nos encanta, comida deliciosa en un lugar bonito y un servicio amigable. Visita obligada en NY!
First of all, all the service staff were friendly, professional, helpful, and fun. Second of all, the food was terrific! I had salmon and it was cooked perfectly; my fellow diners had the fish tacos (big and tasty) and a burger (juicy and tasty). Third, the decor was modern with mid-century touches (Saarinen-type chairs) and muted colors. Overall, I would highly recommend this place, and plan to return again myself.
Fantastic night with friends and family. The staff, drinks, and food were 💯 as always!
Good food, festive atmosphere, but very loud
The meatloaf was delicious. Really a nice place for a date for two adult gay men.
Great food, and great atmosphere. Our server was really friendly and knowledgeable, and pointed us in the right direction on what to order. Very sexy crowd too. Place is energetic and lively music playing. We'll definitely return.
Food is very good, with plentiful portions and lots of choice. Service is as attentive and needed and both pleasant and efficient.
The entire experience, though, is wrecked by a noise level so high that having a conversation, even shouted, is nearly impossible. Perhaps a booth at the back would be helpful, but even a table in a corner behind a wall didn't do much to make the noise level tolerable.
Always love it here with me favorite bartenders! Friendly crowd.
Good food. The Elmo bites is a great choice as a starter.
The problem is management/ service. In the middle of our dinner the waitress announced the she was off and another waiter would take over. No problem of course. The problem was that the new waiter never came to our table. We had to get up from our table to ask for more water. No one asked if we wanted desert etc.
It was definitely not a busy night but the remaining waiters were more interested in chatting amongst themselves than doing their job.
When we left we told the manager who said they just discussed it.
?????what about doing something about it instead. Come to our table and apologize. Obviously the manager was really not up to his job
We love Elmo. Friendly comfortable and openly gay. The food is always good and consistent. The wait staff is always friendly. Halloween was odd because they all had masks on 'tis the season. and a must on Halloween night. We will be back again and again.
Amazing drinks and yummy appetizers - definitely will return!
Elmo is a great place to meet for a relaxing lunch.
Professional and attentive service. Quality food good presentation. Music too loud
Great experience. The food was good. The service was great... great drinks. We were pleased all around. Love that this is a LGBTQ+ friendly place, too.
It was truly the best food we have had in nyc in a long time. So good. The service was great. Everyone was so nice. Thank you for a great night!
I have been to Elmo’s many times. The food and drinks are always good and it’s a good atmosphere. I suggested Elmo’s for a lunch reunion with a friend I hadn’t seen in 2 years due to the pandemic. She had never been there.
We started with a bottle of Prosecco and then shared the appetizer sampler. We chose the chicken wings, roasted Brussel sprouts and the friend calamari. Each was tasty and it was a generous serving of each. We then shared the chocolate fudge brownie with ice cream.
Our server was friendly. We had a leisurely lunch with time to catch up. It was a perfect place to have our reunion.
You need to show ID and proof of COVID vaccination.
I will be going back with a larger group fir Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, they don’t take reservations for Sunday brunch.
were getting together after almost 2 years
Love elmo so much... Wish they had other locations thruout the city!
Elmo is a lovely restaurant. I pretty much enjoy it every time I go. The salmon BLT is great. Likewise the cobb salad. The tomato soup is wonderful, although I preferred it back in the day when they garnished it with a quarter of a grilled cheese sandwich. But that's a minor quibble.
Good food and excellent, friendly service. Perfect for a Sunday night dinner!
This is the place to eat . One word best describes Elmo ………….energy .
It was basically good, except the waitress lost interest once we got our food. I would have liked to be asked about desert, or perhaps another drink.
My Partners birthday. We had an amazing dinner!
Our experience server Gabriel was amazing and attentive. The food is always on point and delicious.
Nice place and very welcoming team.
One of my favorite restaurants, great ambiance and food. Amazing drinks.
Always a good time and a good meal here. Great people watching.
Simply the best. The menu has something for everyone. The pace of the night was perfect. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful with suggestions. Our drinks were festive, our food was delish, and it was a perfect night.
Traveling with friend & wanted to ck out a gay friendly restaurant.
The clientele is changing. The service was ok. Food and drinks were great.
Overall outstanding fare & service However, if you dine outside, your conversation will be in competition with the NYC subway system
You can order delivery directly from elmo using the Order Online button. elmo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 337-8000.
elmo is rated 4.6 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.