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Elea

4.7
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552 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.

Safety precautions

Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience2

They were pushing their limits regarding covid-19 regulations. Tables too close together and the restaurant packed inside and outside.

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LaurieB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was just good. $36 for grilled fish (no sides)! Additional 10 for a side of spinach. Service was not very good. They brought out 2 of our cocktails and forgot about the other 2 until we asked.

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Gillian
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, service was great, outside dining was warm and separated by dividers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and wonderful! I highly recommend and I will definitely be back soon!

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vipherjak
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful restaurant doing its best and beyond in these difficult times

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viparctk2011tj
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The seating felt like they were pushing the limits of COVID-19 protocol/seating a little TOO tightly - not every table had plexi barriers between them when they should have being less than 6ft apart.

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vipSophiaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Eléa since the Covid shutdown. A friend and I were celebrating our birthdays. The staff were so warmly welcoming! Eléa has brought the elegance of the interior to the outside sidewalk, which was filled to capacity; a few indoor tables were filled as well. The food was wonderful, as always. Thank you, Eléa, for an exquisite dining experience during this challenging time.

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vipmck25
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

love Elea! Thank you for the heat warmers this past Saturday night!

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DimitraK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our experience at Elea was not good overall. The food was too salty and uninteresting. I had a schrimp orzo and my husband the veg moussaka., Definitely not authentic Greek (I should know as I was born and raised in Greece). The spreads were not freshly made and what they called “tyrokafteri” was not what one would have in Greece. The favs was tasteless. In terms of service, we asked for extra pita bread three times and ended up never getting it. In terms of space, the tables are too close to one another. There was barely any space to sit comfortably and definitely not 6 feet away from other tables. I would not go back to this restaurant.

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vipTommyD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dishes, fun wine list, wonderful ambiance with its terrace pouring into the streetside, well shielded from the traffic. Love it, my new go-to in the UWS.

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viplinda
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and social distinction outside

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious authentic Greek food! We were working our way through a bunch of appetizers, since they all looked really tasty, and got stuffed! The staff gave amazing service for our anniversary date. Thank you! We will definitely be back for the rest of the menu in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup with heating lamps as it cooled down. Great cocktail menu. Reasonably priced, delicious apps and entrees. Loved the baklava.

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vipJoanS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely ambience!

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vipMimi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great addition to UWS dining. Quite a lot of tables for outdoor dining; not all 6-ft apart. Very busy when we went for dinner over the Labour Day long weekend. The seating experience could be improved. We were a party of three and got squeezed onto a table for two. There was not a lot table space for our food.

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JennaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here for dinner with a friend on a Friday night. We has reservations and were seated shortly thereafter. The service was prompt and hostess and waitress were friendly. I ordered the salmon which was cooked to perfection. It came with mash potatoes that had a smokey BBQ flavor. The consistency was nice however, the flavor wasnt my favorite given the salmon. My friend has the ribs with the orzo. The rib was great but the orzo was drenched in sauce and cheese. The dishes would have worked better alone, as the flavors were separately good but somewhat clashed.

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vipUWSer
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night at Elea almost made us forget the trying times. The food and service are as great as always. We will be back soon.

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vipSnowy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest people, best food on UWS.
Maybe have a wider wine selection?
No matter - I will return!

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vipWillardB
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating in a restaurant since mid March and ELEA was the perfect choice! It was great to be back there again with such lovely food, service and staff.

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cgdines
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In this Covid 19 era, they have made a great effort to distance partrons and are conscientious about cleanliness - serving utensils in wrapped cellophane (other than the table settings which re pre-wrapped in cloth napkins. Yet they are able to do it with such panache creating a very inviting outdoor space to dine. Did I mention the food is delicious.

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Rarafitness
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Went here for brunch on Saturday. They had love music and food was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely birthday celebration...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome people and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Great outdoor space

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vipTGCcc
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Great hospitality! We’ll be back.

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vipmck25
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing dining experience. Our favorite restaurant. They really were very good with the sanitation and social distancing! Can't wait to go back!

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vipShannon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing modern Greek food with delicious cocktails and wine/beer selection. A must try!

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vipJonathanF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing live music

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious, innovative Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting (given the current circumstances). Service was a little disorganized, but the wait staff was super friendly.

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vipheartbeat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Recommend lamb or seafood. Good wine selection.

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vipSteve
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at its BEST!! Niko as usual took EXCELLENT CARE of us!
Food was outstanding - true GREEK food!
Beautiful night!!

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viplinda
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were above and beyond to accommodate us during a rain storm when we were seated outside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elea was absolutely excellent. The food was perfect. We didn’t drink, but ordered a number off appetizers and enjoy each one more than the next! We will be back many many times to eat this brilliant food again soon!

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vipLois
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent Greek food. Outdoor dining only in nyc these days, and they did everything they could to make it enjoyable and keep us safe.

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Dani
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the circumstances of Covid, this restaurant was the perfect place to spend my first night out. We splurged and ordered the $17 glass of whispering angel, but it was well worth it. The ambiance was lovely, they really are making the most out of this situation and provided us with very tasty food as well. Truly such a pleasure dining outside and was able to also meet the owner, very nice guy.

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vipUWSder
New York Area
92 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

FAQs

Elea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 369-9800.

Elea is rated 4.7 stars by 552 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.