Elea

4.7
594 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek
We are bringing "True Greek" to the Upper West Side. At eléa, we only use the finest quality ingredients (Grade 1 Yellow Fin Tuna, Loche Duarte Scottish Salmon) to create traditional "True Greek" fare. Now Open, on the heels of the successful summer opening of Kyma Flatiron, sister restaurant eléa on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation while also evoking an intimate, softly lit aesthetic perfectly suited for the uptown neighborhood. Meaning “olive” in ancient Greek, eléa offers guests a menu of soulful and modern Greek dishes that encompass flavors across the region’s many islands and terrains.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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Matthew
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service, beautiful ambiance and an all around great time! Would go back in a heartbeat!

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vipFrancisCiel
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Amazing.

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JohnA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great selection, great drinks and advice, excellent service. I’m glad we have a superb Greek restaurant in the neighborhood

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vipAmitaK
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent meal, ambience, delicious food. Very busy, service was a bit slower than expected - look forward to our next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipHappy2eatout
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing fresh healthy! ❤️

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vipDoubleLL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Elea has mastered the outdoor dining experience. The seating, although tight, is separated with plastic barriers and is open with fresh air circulating. The heaters are very effective and they have made a real effort to make the surroundings cheerful and attractive. Service during this hybrid indoor/outdoor situation has not missed a beat and the food is as good as ever. The appetetizers and spreads in particular are standout.

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vipWendyP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by live music but would have preferred Greek music to Jazz. All in all it was a perfect meal.

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UWSneighbor
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came here for Valentines day. Hostess', bussers, and server were friendly, extremely competent and very attentive without being overly attentive. Courses were brought out at appropriate times. Food was delicious. Intimate atmosphere.

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DarcyR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here for Valentines Day. Tables were nicely spaced. Food was super good and it’s a nice restaurant. First time here and will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent during these difficult times.

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GP325213
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and the freezing cold and the staff was so accommodating! The food is delicious, light and a great mix-up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid. Service here is much improved and in point now. The host took the time to check on our meal multiple times. Food excellent as usual.

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vipuwswoman
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and excellent food ! It’s a tad expensive but the food is great !

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viplisag
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy!!!

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BigAl86
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great NYE experience. The Maitre D was very accommodating to create seating for us which required basically rebuilding a whole area. The staff was genuinely concerned with making sure we were well taken care of. Food was overall very delicious, cod fish entree could have had a little more flavor though but otherwise very great experience and I’ll definitely be back!

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vipKristinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was great and the service was friendly!

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amberh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space set up with heaters and plastic screens for covid protection from other diners. Execellent service & food is amazing!

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MaxR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner celebration at Elea and we were BLOWN AWAY by how great everything was. The food: Outstandingly fresh seafood (grilled fish, seafood risotto), plus sautéed spinach and a delicious cocktail. The ambience: Wonderful, GORGEOUS space. The service: Very friendly and attentive. (Took a little while to get a refill of the bread - but who cares.) WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!

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vipMiaS
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. They’re making the best of the outdoor dining situation

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my faves!!! Love them and love the manager... highly recommend for brunch!

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vipamyr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We mentioned a birthday THREE times but we were ignored. Then they celebrated another table right in front of us. Their response, “you should of added it to the reservation. It’s not our responsibility.”
Well, it was added to the Open Table reservation twice and it was mentioned to our server. It’s just really rude especially when you celebrate another table’s birthday right in front of us. The food is great at Elea but the service is rude/slow.

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Massimo
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Best greek food I've had in the US.
Octopus and veggie chips were phenomenal.
Will be back

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vipthepamrusso
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my birthday and the staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Their outdoor seating is lovely and the food fresh and delicious.

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vipuwseats
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had lunch on a beautiful Saturday. Their outside space is adequate, though crowded and tables are not six feet apart. Food was excellent and bloody Mary very spicy. Service was good and they did not rush us to finish. A bonus was the Jazz Music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a beautiful space, excellent ambiance, within the restaurant and out on the patio. We ordered small plates, and the food quality and presentation was on par.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was very upset when my request to sit outside when making the reservation, was ignored. They only had a table for us inside which made us all very uncomfortable. There was not enough fresh air flowing inside (only a small front door could be left open). I booked this restaurant specifically because of it’s outdoor seating. During these Covid days, it should be made clear upon confirmation of every reservation, whether the table will be inside or outside

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FinleyH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed eating here for my friend’s seventieth birthday party. The staff is exceptionally nice and the food was wonderful. Five stars

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vipHeavenlyeater
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch with live jazz music in the background was even better.

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vipMarkG441
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great environment. They've done a terrific job to accommodate outdoor dining even into chilly nights. The quality of the food is ok but is the weakest link of an otherwise great place with excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

At the time of our arrival (on time) we were told by the hostess that our dinner was limited to just 90 minutes. Which was, I must say, quite a surprise.
Please note, that the staff made sure we felt it, even though we ordered plenty of food and drinks.
Everything was rush-rush-rush.

If you have certain time limitations at your restaurant, please make sure you have it posted everywhere, so your potential clientele could CLEARLY see it and make a decision to spend their money at your place or don’t even bother beforehand.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Love the music on the weekends, heat lamps kept me toasty, and the food was very good! My issue was with the drinks. I had a sangria that was beyond sweet and a Bloody Mary that did not taste great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is super fresh and staff very friendly. Great atmosphere.

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vipSnowy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Much better for dinner ( much) than for Sunday brunch

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Alippolito
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and the brunch menu was perfectly priced. Unfortunately, when we sat down for our reservation at 2:45, the wait staff was less than accommodating and we had to push to have brunch, even though they allowed reservations at that time and they gave us the brunch menu when we sat down. The food and atmosphere was amazing, but they weren't clear on what they offered.

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vipCarolG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elea has excellent food. The service is friendly and efficient. The outside seating is attractive and well spaced. It’s expensive but worth it. Really a neighborhood gem. We had live music at lunch which was delightful.

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JeffreyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Proper social distancing inside with the plexiglass barriers. If you are dining outside you might be closer to other guests than you prefer, however there are still barriers keeping you safe.

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vipFlaca7
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding in helping with selections and friendliness of staff.

The grilled octopus was out of this world.

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vipAndrewH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were ignored for 20 minutes after seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great, and the restaurant is lovely with a nice ambience. The food is ok, but not really worth the price point.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elea using the Order Online button. Elea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 369-9800.

Elea is rated 4.7 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.