Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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MattM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner and a definite night life vibe

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vipFineDiner3
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

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!

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BrianE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Just chose the restaurant at random and we had a great evening with our friends.

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JodieB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soft lighting, beautiful interior, great menu with something for everyone, wonderful salads, reasonable prices, good service.

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RobN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great overall

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vipDebraR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and the food were very good. The space was nicely done. The only issue was that the noise level was high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, reasonable prices, good service and it was a very welcoming place. I really liked it, definitely would return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for kids

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Pugeon
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bday celebration lunch.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TaniaS
Monterrey
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elmo nos encanta, comida deliciosa en un lugar bonito y un servicio amigable. Visita obligada en NY!

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terryd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night with friends and family. The staff, drinks, and food were 💯 as always!

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vipDennisG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, festive atmosphere, but very loud

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Danny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf was delicious. Really a nice place for a date for two adult gay men.

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vipNCarv
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipgoodyarn
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

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BBBB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always love it here with me favorite bartenders! Friendly crowd.

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vipGGOP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

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DavidU
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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RandiK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and yummy appetizers - definitely will return!

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HowardC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elmo is a great place to meet for a relaxing lunch.

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Ronny
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Professional and attentive service. Quality food good presentation. Music too loud

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BklynScott
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAlexM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJohn
Fort Lauderdale
42 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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viprobyns
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love elmo so much... Wish they had other locations thruout the city!

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GeoffreyR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StanleyGW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and excellent, friendly service. Perfect for a Sunday night dinner!

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Jamesey
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to eat . One word best describes Elmo ………….energy .

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vipJackie
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Partners birthday. We had an amazing dinner!

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vipAlanL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience server Gabriel was amazing and attentive. The food is always on point and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place and very welcoming team.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, great ambiance and food. Amazing drinks.

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DanielD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and a good meal here. Great people watching.

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NinaK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJerry3
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Traveling with friend & wanted to ck out a gay friendly restaurant.

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vipJasonS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The clientele is changing. The service was ok. Food and drinks were great.

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RichardP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall outstanding fare & service However, if you dine outside, your conversation will be in competition with the NYC subway system

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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.