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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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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
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Susanraebelle (Miami)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Service was very good. Our pasta Norma and pasta con sarde were fresh and tasty but skimpy on the eggplant and sardines, respectively. Panacota consistency like velveta.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

We ordered from the restaurant week menu. We all enjoyed our appetizers and Entrees very much, but the desserts were not that great.

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vipLetseat (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

A lovely hostess up front and fresh environment made this first visit a good one. Restaurant Week menu offered a generous number of choices compared to other participating restaurants. Portions were acceptable - not abundant, and quality was good but not exceptional. Although the pasta sauces were tasty and nicely prepared, notably the texture of the pasta itself was strange and disappointing. We suspect they pre-cook and finish off the pasta before serving which would never ever ever happen in any Sicilian kitchen.
We were a group of 6 and they added a 20% tip to the bill, which we understand is customary but was much more than we ever would have given the wait staff for the level of service we received. Might return

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FeliciaD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Last-minute reservation, before going to a show at the Joyce... they had scrumptious food!!!!

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JudithM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

We visited this restaurant during Restaurant Week so we had a fixed price deal for $42. Normally, food is more expensive so we can't comment on value, but the food was truly delicious and the service was wonderful. I had a beef ragu pasta which was excellent and plentiful. I tasted my cousin's branzino - also terrific, and her desert which was a ricotta doughnut with a deep chocolate sauce was incredible!

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Notoohardtoplease (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

The wait staff were very attentive and pleasant. We had two terrific pasta dishes and the rest of the dishes were good. It was a quiet Sunday evening when they offer half-price bottles of wine so everyone was happy.

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vipKutie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

I was in Sicily and loved food there, so I wanted to try this restaurant. We had Restaurant Week menu, the selection was OK, portion was kind of small as any typical Restaurant Week menu. The food didn't meet my expectation though, I could only gave 3 stars. The cannoli was my favorite dessert at Sicily, but Eolo didn't make a good one, I was very disappointed, surprisingly, the Pana Cotta was good. After I told manager my disappointment on cannoli, he offered free Limoncello, thank you!

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vipEatmorehalvah (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

Good Sicilian in a casual setting. The caponata and the pasta con sarde was also excellent.

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vipMimi (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

Excellent intense Sicilian flavors and wonderful, welcoming staff!

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MaryV (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

Dinner was very good, the generous arugula salad and entree squid ink pasta with shrimp was a perfect mid summer meal. The small zucchini cubes added to the pasta gave it a fresh taste. A refreshing glass, good pour, of rose completed our per Joyce Theater dinner. Happy to recommend Eolo to others! Only complaint was the street noise on 7th Avenue at dinner time. The outdoor seating on 7th is open to the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

The food was bland. Service, though well-intentioned, was slow. Lastly, the live music on Sunday night was unnecessarily loud.

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vipFoodguy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 22, 2016

Food was excellant . Best Italian I've eaten in a long time. Wait was unusually long. Ok if you have lots of extra time.

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KarenO (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

Food was fantastic. Fennel salad to start was really delicious- and different- and the tagliatelle limone was superb. The pasta itself was delicious and the taste was just wonderful. all of the other entrees at the table - and the appetizer we shared- were also delicious. The only downside was that, on a warm night with windows open, there was a lot of street noise - not enough to take away enjoyment of the food, though.

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vipSaxxynyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

The food here is amazing! So much flavor! We've eaten alot of Italian food in little Italy, Manhattan, Staten island and mainland Italy (many places both big and small) and other places in the US, Eolo is one of the best. Our waiter was from Milan and we love that the ambiance and wait staff are also authentic. We had the appetizer plate w/3 items the butternut squash and eggplant campanata was the best ever. We tried the three different rice balls, recommended by our waiter, which were also delicious and light (believe it or not). There were 3 of us and we each had a different pasta dish, nothing we've ever seen on any other menu and they were totally amazing. For dessert we shared the cannoli and Tiramisu, also a little different and amazing! We came to try out a fairly new neighborhood restaurant (there are so many in Chelsea) that was written up in a very small neighborhood newspaper and to do research and get psyched for our trip to Sicily this summer. It was totally worth it. If you are looking for a great meal, come here. Thank you for the complimentary limoncello at the bar after our meal! Gracie!

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vipnyorker (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2016

The restaurant was great with one exception the NYC subway runs directly under it and is extremely load.

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vipSAVANNAHGILL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

As from the beginning, Eolo's food is strikingly interesting and truly deserves a better venue. We had grilled polpo, a fresh lemon pasta and a rabbit parpadella, all considerably above average. Wine choices by the glass were both interesting and varied. The service was helpful without being intrusive. If only the ambiance were up to chef.

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naknak (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

Great job on the melanzana

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vipJeffster (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

We had a party of four. All of us enjoyed our appetizers. We each had different entrees and appetizers so we had a decent glimpse with the food. Only one of us felt that their pasta dish was too salty. I am chalking that up to personal preference.
The restaurant was not terribly busy and it was a Saturday night. It took about 10 - 15 minutes to have our drink order taken. Early on our water glasses were constantly filled. As the dinner progressed we found ourselves having to request more water. It didn't make sense since during the entire meal the restaurant was serving the same amount of people.

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vipChelsea (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

This is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is delicious and service is attentive. That's why we keep coming back with friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

My girlfriend and I had another incredible dinner at Bar Eolo. The waitstaff was extremely attentive and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back again in the near future. Thank you for making this a memorable Valentine's Day!

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