Elea

4.7
615 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
What 615 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 13 year old daughter out - never been there before- saw the restaurant featured in an article about nee UWS great eats- and they were right!
Great food, great vibe, great service!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is always hospitable and caters to the needs of the party I’m with. First time I went we had a reservation for two inside and they could tell we were nervous about indoor dining so they put us right near the open door. Second time I had a baby and stroller and they helped pick an outdoor table where everything fit nicely and helped us with a high chair when the baby was being finicky.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinner! It was super yummy food and good service. Even like the drinks too:) went on a triple date with friends and got a cozy circle table for the 6 of us next to the winery. Recommend this spot a lot.

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vipHowardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Honestly the food quality is not great. It’s overpriced but even if the food was cheaper it still wouldn’t be worth it. Great service though. This is the third review I’ve ever written bc I wanted to highlight how terrible the food was.

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vipJohnL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The only dish that was good was the beet salad. The appetizers were not very good, and the overpriced fish dishes were mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is lovely and has incredible amount of space upstairs downstairs and outdoors. Geek salad was a big hit, and so was the grilled fish. Wine selection is mostly Greek, and if you are not too savvy on those wines the waiters are pretty helpful. All in all a very pleasant experience. Recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Amazing service. Good for kids but also for date night.

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Steff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really nice place with great food and ambience.

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vipPattyE
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The restaurant is very expensive but the food is average! I would not eat there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest fish around starters and cocktails. Great and always consistent .Helpful gracious team from start to finish greetings at the door and Beyond . Always special night !

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vipLounus
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! Only caveat is the Greek wine is on the expensive side.

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vipmoonmoney77
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining setup is very good. Came for brunch, adhered to the 90 minute time limit, would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First courses were excellent
Main courses were ok

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love elea - I cannot say enough good things about the food, ambiance and impeccable service. Always have such a wonderful evening and cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service. Waitstaff recognized us from
Before. Super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to see a friend for dinner. Waitress friendly, food great.

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vipJohn
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner in the early evening on Sunday. Tables were widely spaced and we felt very safe. The food was very good. And I enjoyed a glass of Xinomavro (the Barolo of Greece). They brought my wife a surprise gratis dessert with sparkler for her birthday. It was sweet of them. This was the last restaurant we chose to eat at prior to Covid and the first one we ate at after getting vaccinated. It is a gem for the Upper West Side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant meal after a year of quarantine. Excellent experience.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice locale. Only minor 'quibble', the prices are a bit too high. Could be 10-20% cheaper. Food is good but not exceptional.

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vipHyde
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were amazing! Would 100% recommend and will go back.

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MarieH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff, and service were superb! It was my first time to the restaurant and I will now be a regular!

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vipMyriamF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. There were five of us in my party. We tasted a few things on the menu and all were fantastic. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and overall experience. Very good outdoor dining setup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lamb chops and decent vibe

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LaurenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Huge indoor seating makes spacing out easy. Food never disappoints.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
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
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Amazing.

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JohnA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
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 on March 3, 2021
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
6 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
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 615 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.