ELA Taverna

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$30 and under
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Greek
Greek old style tavern
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4.3
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good not great. Service was good. Nice place to sit.But my real issue that they include a “convenience charge” on credit card of 4% Without letting me know first. I will not be going back to this restaurant. In addition, I will call restaurants prior to going to see if they also apply this charge.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and delicious food. Definitely going back!!

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, only surpassed by the service. Great time by all

z
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Greek salad was delicious as was my husband’s roast chicken and potatoes. The hummus was bland and the shrimp dish I ordered was overcooked.

MA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time and fun atmosphere!! All the food was great and the dish to split for two was more than enough!

RM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants not only in Brooklyn but all of NYC. The food and the service are always great! You won't be disappointed!

RM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn--- well, really the entire city! Petros and his staff are always professional and accommodating. The food is excellent and the selection of Greek wines is awesome! I have eaten here numerous times and have had a wonderful experience each time. Frankly, there is nothing I can think of that would have made any of my experiences better. Excellent atmosphere! Excellent Service! And Excellent food!

AD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited ELA Taverna after being recommended by a friend. It was excellent and I would not hesitate to pass on the recommendation. The hosts were extremely friendly and the wait staff (Costas) went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable, and offered us excellent food choice suggestions. The food was delicious, the atmosphere buzzing and the decor great! A lovely experience, well worth the visit!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food is overpriced. There is better Greek food that is cheaper elsewhere. Service was okay but we were the only people dining at the time and we still had to wave/ signal the waiter to come over. I struggle to imagine what the place would be like full.

ZC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really good and fish portions were huge! Service was a little slow but overall a good experience with a big group

JR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was as advertised, with some dishes being even better. They're pretty light on the seasoning, which is par the course. They were out of quite a few of their drink options, though, which certainly impacted the experience.

AA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Waiter recommendations were spot on. Noise level went way up as the restaurant filled up. Only critique is the size of the octopus appetizer. Although yummy, small for the price.

KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. My mom has a cast on her leg and staff went out of their way to make sure she was comfy,and able to get around the restaurant.The food was yummy and portions were great.They surprised us with some yummy Greek desserts as well. Get the grilled shrimp with marinara!!Sadly,my father passed away this same night. I'm so grateful to the staff for providing me with a moment of happiness.

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time in ELA.
Food was amazing, and really great service.
It was beyond our expectations!
We will surely come back.

KS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Haven’t been here since last year, food was better before.. maybe was just an off night. Gracious service and homey atmosphere. Bread is always excellent

CP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice Greek salad, good taramasalata, lamb chips were tasty. Els fries far to oily. .

F
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced food and mediocre experience. Place could be cleaner. Staff was friendly but not very adept at managing service. Food was long delayed and all we were offered was a boring baklava. Will skip next time unless management turns place around.

i
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time. Staff took excellent care of us and the food was great. I recommend going family style as it was a great way to taste a lot of different dishes.

L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was a nice meal, but for the price it's not what I expected. The folks there are lovely. Our waitress was very sweet. The glassware for wine was silly.

AA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good AUTHENTIC Greek food. It felt like I was home in my parents house. Octopus was great, ELA french fries were good, excellent feta cheese, tasty meat, great wine. Only one recommendation -- the Moussaka had too much cinnamon! Everything else was ON POINT!

N
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and fresh! Service was spot on. Can’t wait to return!!

KM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. They need better coffee and must get Half & Half.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Greek restaurant! Its quality food, the traditional tastes, the good music, its welcoming staff and the overall ambiance make you feel as if you are indeed in a taverna in Greece. I would certainly recommend the place!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, still waiting on the alcohol license

S
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was weird and unattentive.
Food was average. My fish was buttery and just not that great. For $30 in brooklyn I would have expected more. It was so loud and half full. We couldn't hear each other talk, not sure why it was so loud.

The manager was very nice and accommodating for our adjusted group size.

If you have a large group, this place is very accomdating, so wouldn't hesitate to go back with a group.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The back room is beautiful and the food is always excellent.

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Greek food. Nice staff that makes you feel comfortable. You don’t have to be Greek because all the food is explained so no guessing.

M
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food but not worth a second trip. Have had better Greek food in Astoria. Wine in a small juice glass for 15.00 also not acceptable. Will not return

JG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ELA Taverna was amazing! They were so inviting, attentive, and appreciative of our business. We felt welcomed and had a great evening. The food was fantastic and everything came as ordered without any concerns or issues. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to a friend and visit again myself if I ever return to the area.

EH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and portions were big! Very authentic and the decor is so cute. Staff was very nice.

JK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cool restaurant. Service was fantastic. Food was a mixed bag for me. I had steamed vegetables and avgolemono chicken soup which were delicious, but the swordfish I got for the main course was pretty average. My wife liked everything she ordered though. Very nice chill environment, good place to have a dinner conversation

RK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food quality was average. Unusual to have French fries served with Greek food, rather than rice pilaf. Better to have the option of fries or rice. Wait staff is very friendly, but inexperienced. They serve coffee but neglect to provide spoons. Prices are rather high, relative to food quality and service. No plan to hurry back.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and value ! The staff was very accommodating for our 10-guest party and the food was delicious!

KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & interesting wine list. Server was very knowledgeable about Greek wine and provided good recommendations about food & wine.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We had a traditional Greek salad, the shrimp appetizer, and the chicken with Greek herbs entree. Everything was so good - would highly recommend! The menu on OpenTable is not the full menu, check their website!

J
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great affordable option for a large party. We had a great time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Super loud

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DJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun time with great service and authentic Greek food.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our party was seated promptly at our reservation time but then waited for 40 minutes before menus were brought and and almost an hour before our drink order was taken. Food came almost an hour later and was served on plastic plates and the portion size comically bad for the price. As a resident of the area this is our second time trying this tourist trap and sadly we will not be back. If we desire Greek again we’ll just go to Queens.

AP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, good value!