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Ela

4.7
923 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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In November of 2011, chef Jason Cichonski opened Ela, an inventive new American bar and restaurant in Philadelphia’s Queen Village neighborhood. Ela showcases 27-year-old Cichonski, who Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan called “one of our most exciting young chefs,” is combining an approachable menu of innovative dishes with an extensive wine and craft beer program and inspired cocktail list in a rustic-modern setting.
“Creatively, it’s wonderfully freeing to prepare food that doesn’t fit into any one genre or style; this is seasonal food, using exceptional ingredients, prepared perfectly,” says Chef Cichonski. Ela is a serious-yet-comfortable restaurant with a menu that that changes frequently throughout the year, to reflect the latest offerings.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Phone number
(267) 687-8512
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Cross street: Bainbridge Street
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Neighborhood

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

4 course prix fixe menu for $65 OR 6 course prix fixe menu for $100 (bottle of champagne included with 6 course) Wine pairings 4 course -$30 & 6 course - $45

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 923 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Consistently creative and delicious. Great casual bar style ambience. Tom Petty on Pandora was great. Big fans!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

My fiancé and I enjoyed the food and the drinks were great

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

the food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful! Besides it being a little chilly inside we had a great experience! We went for brunch and everything looked so good it was hard to choose! The cornbread waffles were perfect and the caramel sauce on top was unreal. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes good food!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waiter at brunch was attentive and very funny. I will definitely be back at night!

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JenniferT (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great from the bar appetizers to the small and large bites on the menu. Beautiful presentation. Friendly staff.

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Jenn (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Chef Jason always creates the most creative combination of ingredients. It is always a pleasure dining at Ela. I would highly recommend!!!

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vipJSR235 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

you must get their signature dish, the scallop pasta. the Apple salad was also very good, as was the salmon tartare (more like a poke), the cauliflower, the octopus, and the foie gras. but the scallop pasta is to dream about.

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vipDiner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

We choose Ela's 3 course Monday night pre-fixe dinner because "3 bites" is just the right size for us. Each course was delicious and the service attentive. The half price bottle of French chardonnay we ordered topped it off, it was very good. Highly recommend!

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vipJnPAdventures (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

It was ok. Portions are definitely smaller than expected and for the value. Cauliflower dish is overpriced for sure! Would also be nice to have more vegan friendly options than 1 dish on the entire menu. Server was weird about pushing us to purchase desserts even after we shared that we had a birthday cake at home waiting for us to continue our celebration and enjoy. So, prolly wouldn't go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a beautiful armosphere

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Cross street
Bainbridge Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(267) 687-8512
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Catering
available upon request
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Parking details
Private lot on the lower corner of 3rd and Bainbridge;
Private Lot located between 4th and 5th street on Bainbridge street. Parking Garage on 3rd street just north of south street.
On-street parking where available.
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Executive chef
Jason Cichonski
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Ela can accommodate all your special event needs. Prix fixe menus with 3 options per course or buffet style dining, cocktail & hors d' oeuvres parties. Customizable Food & Drink Packages for any group
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Private party contact
Stacey Lyons: (844) 296-0084
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Private parties and dinners
For more info email: info@elaphilly.com

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