Elea

4.7
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515 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

Complimentary specials

Sunset Menu

$42 three course prix fixe dinner served every day from 5pm to 6:15pm.

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vipUWSder
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for sometime and enjoyed our time welcomed by friendly wait staffs.

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vipAlinaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. As always.

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vipBobby
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We’ve been here several times and i am a regular at Kyma. Shortly after this visit, I had bad stomach issues (which is VERY unusual for me). My wife also found the waiter to be very abrupt

We certainly will go back but I did want to provide requested feedback

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vipJohn
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with beautiful decor and delicious food. Elea is a real gem on the Upper West Side.

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vipjudyb
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overpriced. I had a mushroom pasticio (pasta dish) for $27. NOTHIING with it. It was quite delicious however. Very limited menu.

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vipRonaldD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As regulars at Elea, we always leave happier than when we walked in the door. Ron D.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’ve been to dinner at Elea many times and always loved it. Lunch was an unfortunate disappointment. The food was nothing like I’ve had in the past.

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OlgaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ran out of two best brunch dishes and fresh juices claiming a larger party before us used all their supplies. Seemed unfair and unprepared

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vipIm4theater
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food is delicious. Noise in the room was more than "energetic". I couldn't even hear my dinner partner on the other side of the table, and we were sitting in a corner table, which might not even have been as noisy as other spots in the room. Too bad. With such good food this could have been a real find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday dinner. The waitress was good but the bell boy was lousy. He wanted to pull out the plates before one of us finished eating. The foo was goo and ambience nice. However by the time we left 7:30 it was so packed that was hard to even get out of the restaurant. The bar area was noisy and twice as many people that it can handle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date or friend date spot

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vipwacky24
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have yet top be disappointed with the food, there's not a bad choice to be had!

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vipEricS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent from the Greek salad (Horiatiki) to the cauliflower vegan dish through to the excellent fish.

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vipLindaSueFoodie26
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the room was inviting, service courteous and helpful and the food, amazing! Elea never fails to impress.

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vipSusieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!! So happy to have this cool delicious restaurant in the neighborhood

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vipLalouBize
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I regularly stop by for the prix fixe lunch. It is a good value--lots of food for $26, for a regular-size appetizer and main course. Of course, it's easy to double that if you add a glass of wine and dessert. :-)

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vipamy41
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Each time I bring someone there for the first time they rave and return.

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Happy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Atmosphere is lovely. Place is lovely. Staff was lovey
Food was bland and boring and overpriced for the quality
Had the shrimp main course. Boring. Salad nothin g special. And the tuna special appetizer. Very bland. Maybe we ordered the wrong things cause the pace was packed on a Thursday night. But we were very disappointed.

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vipYumm
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since I’ve returned from Crete, I had yet to find a restaurant with the equivalent of that island’s amazing cuisine...until I found Elea! So many delicious offerings, each never fails to transport me back to Crete. The ambiance is lovely and fresh. The staff is professional with a casual and friendly spirit. It’s all about transporting experiences, isn’t it? Elea has the magic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar
Service was fantastic

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Jeannsie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We 2 couples shared the day's special-black sea bass. It was perfectly grilled, and we all found it delicious! The food was all excellent, from the appetizers-fried thin slices of zucchini and eggplant, to the dips, and the side dishes.
Wonderful meal at a quiet, roomy table downstairs.

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vipRlkm
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to enjoy a fresh, Greek meal with lovely wine in an atmosphere with professional service throughout.

We can’t wait to return and we will bring our friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing! Best restaurant on the UWS!

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vipChristopherH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I use to love this place but went 2 Fridays in a row and the service was terrible. Food is great. Maybe sit at the bar.

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vipRobinMediocre
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Signed up on OpenTable to have dinner on February 14. We had no idea that the only meal offered was a fixed price for $85. We decided to stay and have dinner. Food was fair. Presentation of the food was fair. Waiter was just fair. Disappointing.

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vipCitymom
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always good. enjoyed Fava and shallot spread...fish was excellent...Monday night the wine was 50% off!
Enjoy.

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vipNana
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, we had 3 grandchildren with us, aged 10 and 12 and they had a great time. The only problem was a language issue with the busboy who didn’t understand any English and we found that rather annoying.

I am also wondering if I was given the open table points since there was no email saying so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a nice meal. The portion sizes were smaller than expected but the sangria was great

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Emily
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to restaurant week wirh my parents for brunch. Very delicious, super cute place. Would recommend to anyone who were to ask

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vipShari
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food and terrific client care.

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vipwestendgirl
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We love Elea and the food is amazing. However the service on this particular evening was awful. Our waiter was friendly but seemed like he forgot about us the whole meal. Our wine arrived ten minutes after the food and they didn’t refill our glasses. We were finished for a while and they didn’t clear our food. They forgot one of the teas at the end of the night. Seemed strange bc there were a ton of busy looking service people but no one was focused.

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vipLisa
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! A really nice meal with great service

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Pramon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attractive setting and inviting atmosphere; service was prompt and friendly. Appetizers inventive and flavorful but main course ( fish ) was soggy and bland.

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vipMedscribe
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ask for the downstairs room if you prefer a more formal setting. Upstairs has a large bar for a social drink, casual dining and also tables if you like a lively atmosphere.

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vipmck25
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite go to on the upper west side. Highly recommend!

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vipthepamrusso
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot for upscale Greek food.

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GraduationLunch
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nicely prepared and fresh fish dishes. Service was attentive but overly rehearsed. Seating is sardine-like in upstairs dining room and not terribly pleasant. Staff can barely slide in-between tables to serve and clear plates. A few less tables would make for a far more inviting and pleasant experience. Overall, decent food for the neighborhood but overpriced for the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful. Accommodating and good menu. Food was fresh and elegantly presented

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RichT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Outstanding!!! From the hostess, bartender, servers and great good, it was all outstanding. I’ll be back here again and again. Can highly recommend Elea.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Greek food!

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