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elmo, New York, NY

elmo

4.5
4.5
799 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 337-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Fabian Pauta

  • Private party contact

    Elmo Lounge: (212) 337-8000

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Seventh Avenue between 19th and 20th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 to 18th Street1, 2, 3 to 23rd StreetC, E to 23rd Street A to 14th Street

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    6yrs (minus last yrs COVID clusterf**k) a row for NYE and my BF’s Birthday. Always fun, good cocktails, and always shockingly good food delivered fast.
  2. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner and a definite night life vibe
  3. FD

    FineDiner3

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 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!
  4. BE

    BrianE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  5. JB

    JodieB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soft lighting, beautiful interior, great menu with something for everyone, wonderful salads, reasonable prices, good service.
  6. RN

    RobN

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great overall
  7. DR

    DebraR

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good, reasonable prices, good service and it was a very welcoming place. I really liked it, definitely would return
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great for kids
  10. P

    Pugeon

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Bday celebration lunch.
  11. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 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!
  12. TS

    TaniaS

    Monterrey

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elmo nos encanta, comida deliciosa en un lugar bonito y un servicio amigable. Visita obligada en NY!
  13. t

    terryd

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night with friends and family. The staff, drinks, and food were 💯 as always!
  15. DG

    DennisG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, festive atmosphere, but very loud
  16. D

    Danny

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatloaf was delicious. Really a nice place for a date for two adult gay men.
  17. NC

    NCarv

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 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.
  18. g

    goodyarn

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 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.
  19. BB

    BBBB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always love it here with me favorite bartenders! Friendly crowd.
  20. GG

    GGOP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 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
  21. DU

    DavidU

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  22. RK

    RandiK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks and yummy appetizers - definitely will return!
  23. HC

    HowardC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elmo is a great place to meet for a relaxing lunch.
  24. R

    Ronny

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Professional and attentive service. Quality food good presentation. Music too loud
  25. BS

    BklynScott

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 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.
  26. AM

    AlexM

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 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!
  27. J

    John

    Fort Lauderdale

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 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
  28. r

    robyns

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love elmo so much... Wish they had other locations thruout the city!
  29. GR

    GeoffreyR

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  30. SG

    StanleyGW

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent, friendly service. Perfect for a Sunday night dinner!
  31. t

    tjsim

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elmo is a great place to gather with friends. The food is great and the servers a delight. Always on our must-go list when in NYC.
  32. J

    Jamesey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to eat . One word best describes Elmo ………….energy .
  33. J

    Jackie

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Partners birthday. We had an amazing dinner!
  35. AL

    AlanL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience server Gabriel was amazing and attentive. The food is always on point and delicious.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice place and very welcoming team.
  37. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants, great ambiance and food. Amazing drinks.
  38. DD

    DanielD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time and a good meal here. Great people watching.
  39. NK

    NinaK

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  40. J

    Jerry3

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Traveling with friend & wanted to ck out a gay friendly restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Seventh Avenue between 19th and 20th

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 to 18th Street1, 2, 3 to 23rd StreetC, E to 23rd Street A to 14th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fabian Pauta

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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