Elea

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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.

Specials

Sunset Menu

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 16, 2019

Ends: August 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:15PM

What 362 People Are Saying
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New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I ate lunch here and it was good food and excellent service. 4 of us went for brunch when it was not crowded at all. Food was not good, particularly, except the salmon eggs benedict. Service was very slow and it took quite a while to get ourms.

LW
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very good food. We were a group of 6 and we all enjoyed it. We shared appetizers/tapas - the zucchini chips were excellent, as was the calamari. The hummus and other spreads were good. The Dorado was really good. Everyone else liked their main course too but I don't recall what they had.

EM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice time. That said, it was very loud and we didn’t have a great table. Food and service were excellent.

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! We will definitely return and recommend Elea. Thank you

h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

always a hit with the guests I bring. haven't had an off night yet. terrific food, great space and solid service. if you haven't been - go!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delish! Need those Elea chips for lunch.

LJ
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner- excellent service- look forward to returning. Out server helped us order.... perfect recommendations.

g
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place Elea is! I almost want to shade the truth so it won’t get so popular reservations are hard to get! But there is no getting around the fact that Elea is great. The food is excellent and the service superb. We had a young woman who told us such interesting facts about her Greek grandmother’s preparation of some of the riches. Everything is done right...if you go back and can’t remember the wine you enjoyed, they have a record, for instance. It is easy to talk at Elea, adding to the pleasure of eating there. What a welcome addition to New York dining Elea is and it is especially wonderful to have it on the west side.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, best on upper west side by far. Food is fresh and reasonably priced.

RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Serenely gorgeous restaurant tucked away on a side street. Food was outstanding: meltingly perfect warm feta cheese, superbly seasoned vegetables, excellent fish. Vegan- and vegetarian-friendly menu. Elegant clientele, no cell phones on the tables -- what a pleasure! The only thing I'd change was the house computer facing the room, which clashed with the soft lighting and Mediterranean decor. (I requested they face it the other way, or get a privacy screen for it.)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Best restaurant in NYC.

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FG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We've eaten at Elea many times, but tonight they were just off. The waiter was inattentive, when he was there, and couldn't seem to keep track of our requests (or those of nearby tables). The food was good, but not up to their usual standards.

DC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elea is the best Greek restaurant in the city. The staff is the most attentive, knowledgable and nicest people I have ever had at a restaurant from the bartenders, to the wait staff to the GM. The food is amazing and they have the absolute best wine list.

D
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always superb food. A little noisy but manageable. Everyone enjoyed the evening. They don’t rush you out!

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

the food here is so good..service was excellent would recommend it highly

ME
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, innovative Greek food - highly recommend the Shrimp Saganaki. Excellent service, although the room was a bit loud. The hostess was very accommodating when I arrived with a cane and a broken foot, and promptly changed our reservation from a table on the lower floor to one on the main floor. It’s deservedly a very popular place - 6:15 on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was hopping. Highly recommended.

MN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great people working who are always ready to honor the time of your reservation. Imagine that!

TH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal before a show at The Beacon. Ordered a bunch of small plates and appetizers, then split a couple of entrees and it was a great way to have a tasting menu. Everything was excellent. Would definitely come back when on the UWS

LD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food here is beautifully prepared and served. It was fresh and wonderful for a lunch with a friend.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t happy with my initial table but they could not have been nicer and moved me immediately to a great one!

GS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, fresh, beautifully prepared food in a lovely setting.

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional service and incredible food. This is one of our favorite neighborhood spots.

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and great food with an excellent, attentive server. We are definitely going back.

LS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is such a good addition to the UWS. The food is the delicious and the restaurant so pretty. Personally, I don't like to sit downstairs (basement level) when upstairs is bright and airy.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience! Food was spectacular and so was the service!

CD
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice evening on the porch wheee you can now get a drink

UW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the 3 appetizers to share and I got the octopus. It was wonderful. I just wish I wasn't talking so much I let it get cold. Ate it anyway. I'm going back .

N
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. We tried the price fixed and there was so much food! The salmon tartar, hummus spread, sea bass and vegetables were perfect! The server was warm and attentive. Downstairs is less noisy. Best to order with sharing in mind.

f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment, wonderful food, and fabulous service. A great addition to the UWS.

DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elea is the absolute best Greek restaurant in all of your NYC. They have the most attentive wonderful staff with the best wine lust and delicious food. Run dont walk to elea on the uws.

DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our fourth time. Food and wines continue to capture Greek cuisine.
Noise level was borderline for conversation in normal voices. Moderate price and good value.

RN
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As terrific as always. Try the quail, the tuna, the octopus, the roasted beets, the chips, the stuffed peppers, the chocolate cake (dazzling). Try anything on the menu. There’s no need for superlatives here. They all apply.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was great. Very consistent and fresh. But tables are super close together. Staff had a hard time getting around. Got bumped multiple times. restaurant seemed understaffed everyone around us including us were flagging down the server.

SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always recommend Elea. Great food, great ambience, great service and great location.

J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s all good, very good, make that excellent
If you want real Greek food, make that fish, this is the top place.
I’ve been to most of the other well know Greek restaurants, they are all good to very good, Elena is a step above.
Hint, be sure to ask for a table downstairs, the ground floor with the bar is high energy but intrudes a bit if the food and wine experience

E
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled upon Elea as we just moved to the neighborhood and it was a great find! Turns out the same people own Kyma in Roslyn, which we also love.
From the moment we walked in, we felt like we were welcomed as regulars. The wait staff, food and ambiance are everything we could have hoped for. Bonus: best baklava I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to go back.

u
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a pleasant experience. The food, especially the dips and the octopus appetizer were excellent. Service is acceptable. You are not hurried. Have found myself returning for both brunch and dinner

w
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I came here for the sunset menu which was delicious! Overall I think it's a little pricey for the UWS but I will most likely be returning for the Elea Chips, they are AMAZING!

BR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

A warm welcome was followed by sparse service. As two older women, perhaps seen as not big spenders. My Brussels sprout salad was tasteless and I had to signal another waiter to get salt and pepper.
The zucchini small plate was also oil-soaked and not enchanting.
The wine recommendation was quite good. Out first meal at Elea was outstanding. This was disappointing.

JJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food!

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