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Permanently Closed - EOLO: Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen

3.9
459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Enjoy a meal at Eolo and experience our chef Melissa's love letter to the region of Sicily.

At Eolo: Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen, food is thought to be a source of great pleasure as well as an insight into the culture and history of Sicily. In a warm & relaxed setting, we offer innovative Sicilian-inspired dishes and an award-winning selection of Sicilian wines.

Our menus change seasonally and we are committed to using both traditional Sicilian and local/organic ingredients. Breads, sausages, desserts, pasta, ricotta and more are all prepared in-house. We are vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free friendly.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday to Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-12am
Sunday 11am-10pm
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Phone number
(646) 225-6606
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Melissa Muller
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Private party facilities
At Eolo, private events are tailored to your needs, desires & budget. Menus are devised based on your culinary ideals & are structured on a 1-to-1 basis with Chef Melissa. We consider our cuisine to be a source of great pleasure as well as an insight into the culture and history of Sicily.
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Private party contact
Melissa Muller Daka: (855) 821-0813
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Catering
Our catering services range from business lunches to barbeques and picnics to buffet-style feasts and multi-course celebrations. No gathering is too small, nor too big for Eolo.

We also have a private chef service, which allows you to enjoy a restaurant style experience in the comfort on your home. Chef Melissa and/or another skilled chef from her team will prepare a feast to fit your needs. For those intimate dinners for two to gatherings of friends for brunch, we will prepare a meal from start to finish.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W 21st Street
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Public transit
Take the 1 train to 23rd and 7th Avenue
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Special events & promotions
We offer a wide array of pre-fixe menus from a family style menu to a 10 course tasting menu.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2016

Excellent meal and top notch, laid back service. We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2016

Authentic Sicilian food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment. Don't miss the fried stuffed olives or the pasta with cauliflower.

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Joely (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2016

Really interesting pastas. Very tasty

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Fooddoc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

Food here is the focal point. Really excellent. Could have a little better price point, but I won't complain.
Service was ok but not enough servers.
Ambiance was eh.

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WholeDiner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2016

Food was good but nothing special in prep or presentation. The service was bipolar. The manager played the sommelier. Eolo is a Sicilian restaurant so he knew the sun and the sea and the volcanic rock rap about Sicilian wine. He was cordial and feigned at formality. The waiter was patient and efficient. The bussing and secondary servers were more lax. Where the waiter served the plates from the proper side of each diner the servers who bussed and poured water and delivered small plates for dessert annoyingly reached across diners and the table. The nearby bar was populated by profane drunks with the obligatory shouting of their conversation. All in all, the Eolo experience wasn't regrettable but it doesn't earn a repeat visit.

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Avonfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

Wonderful little find in Chelsea. Food was excellent , service was great and the prices were reasonable.

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vipAnnie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2016

Love this restaurant!!!
Great food. Great service. Reasonably priced wines. The meal is well paced and the restaurant staff very attentive without being overbearing. Our new favorite place!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Food was delicious- not just average Italian food but true taste of Sicily.

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vipreginnor (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Online menue does not haven't do anything whatbis offered when visiting, worst Italian food we ever had

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LINDAR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

My first visit to Eolo was wonderful. What a lovely restaurant, beautifully decorated, friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere. The brunch menu is filled with so many choices and at a reasonable price. Will be going back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

The menu sounded so good, but unfortunately we were very disappointed by the experience. Overall I felt like it had its heyday 20 years ago and hasn't done anything to stay current. The decor was tired, the preparations were bland, and the pastas (which sounded terrific) were bland and poorly cooked. The service was decent, and was attentive without being overbearing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Fantastic very authentic Sicilian fare with top top notch ingredients. I was referred to this place by one of the organic farms which supply them and I was thrilled to now have this as a go to regular.

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vipCarolyn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 14, 2016

We have gone several times after theater at Atlantic. Very interesting food and very fresh plus interesting wine selections

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2016

EOLO sits in a pocket of a number of good restaurants. After theatre at the Irish Rep, we had great bowls of pasta, sticking to the specials of the evening. And our wonderful waiter recommended Sicilian white wines as accompaniments. Fresh cannolis for dessert. We sat outside under a scaffolding and above the subway right below us, very NYC romantic. We had a great time.

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rh24 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Because we travel to Sicily our expectations tend to be rather high -- the three-star rating reflects that.
However, the restaurant certainly serves food that seems based on family recipes -- the arancini were quite unique -- much less risotto and more filling. The eggplant caponata and our entrees (wild rabbit, squid ink pasta etc) were all right but not exceptional on the taste buds -- nothing on offer was particularly "seasonal" either.(The "seasonal" suffix to the name of the restaurant does raise expectations also.)
We did appreciate the happy hour drink prices.

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vipdakota (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Wine, food, service all were perfect--what a lovely restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Very disappointed. Looking for something authentic- like couscous. They served Israeli couscous! Waiter listen to my concerns but initially thought I was talking about risotto. I asked to speak to chef but he did not come out. He did send dessert .
Very pricey.Outside seating cramped and very noisy. Wanted to like this place but will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Loved it, plain and simple

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wilmasmiley (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2016

Some interesting and unusual food, carefully prepared.

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Pretheater (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

Chicken was very tender although over-priced. A pet peeve of mine is the difficulty getting iced water in some restaurants. Although I specifically requested it, I got water with no ice poured from a pitcher with no ice. I did then request a glass of ice which I received. Unavailability of ice is one of the things I hate about European travel. It seems to be making it's way here and is not a welcome trend. Especially on a day with high humidity and temperatures in the 90s, I want ice water; not chilled water that quickly becomes room temperature.

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