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Elea, New York, NY

Elea

4.8
4.8
848 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 369-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Moschos Akis Tzanakakis

  • Private party facilities

    With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Marin: (833) 431-2111

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    Metered Street Parking Until 7pm

  • Public transit

    86th street 1 train

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 848 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Greek

  • Manhattan

    Greek

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  1. RP

    RobertP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. A bit pricey. Great service. Lucky to have in our neighborhood.
  2. SA

    SA26

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We had an OK experience at Elea. I had heard so many good things so booked brunch for my mom's birthday. Good things - Octopus and Baklava are delicious!! Prasini salad is a joke, its just lettuce with cheese, I added shrimp and it was 4 shrimps diced into small pieces. Not work the $30. Service was really slow, we had to wait a long time to get our food out. Ambiance is great, live music is an excellent addition.
  3. VL

    VanaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Elea with the family. Compliments to the chef, food was great! Our waitress Dimitra was outstanding and kudos to the mangers that came by several times to make sure that we were okay. Great ambiance and overall experience. We will definitely be coming back!
  4. L

    Loulou

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We ate outside where tables were pretty close together but at least you were outdoors. We didn’t even go indoors. The food was a mixed bag — my octopus was fabulous but my husbands spanakopita was disappointing. We shared dips as a starter which were all wonderful. Service was outstanding even tho the restaurant was very busy. They seated us on time but mentioned there was a 90 minute limit on our table. I would recommend Elea.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent bday dinner
  6. GM

    GMohta

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience but that left me feeling as though it could be better. The space is beautiful though - the food just needs to match up!
  7. w

    wizardofroz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant-somewhat pricey-can only afford to go there for special occasions. Totally worth it, though.
  8. SZ

    SashaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed the nicely decorated outdoor area. Great place for Fathers' Day!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    father’s day
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with very delicate food and nice ambiance
  11. A

    Asgl

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Food, service, ambiance all excellent. Very friendly and accommodating too. Always service with a smile! Love this restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, an ambiance to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. Desert came with a sparkler which was awesome!
  13. C

    Cholt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I came for dinner. We both stated that this was by far the best food we had while visiting Manhatten. The staff was very attentful and the ambience of the restaurant made our experience. We will be returning.
  14. KM

    KathyM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Salads were amazing! Risotto was also outstanding!
  15. A

    Annon

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Moussaka was shockingly super bland but the apps, filet and lamb chops were delicious
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent- highly recommend for any occasion!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the service was amazing
  18. SA

    SusA

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant- staff was very kind and provided us a wonderful experience! Enjoyed a few drinks. Highlights: Fluffy complimentary bread Juicy Chicken Skewers! Wow wow wow. Low lights: Very expensive for the amount of food (ie: Octopus was good, but the plate was made up of other “fillers” vs actual octopus) Overall very tasty and memorial experience!
  19. P

    Pleasedpatron

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent - the food, service, surroundings- as always. There is a reason why it is always packed.
  20. L

    Lin1234

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. I had the lamb chops and they were cooked perfectly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding !!!
  22. DD

    DexterD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience. It’s very nice place for a date. The food was excellent in the service was the same. I will be going back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our very favorite Manhatten restaurant
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and service
  25. HS

    HeidiS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and good service
  26. ST

    ScottT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place. I'll definitely be back, hopefully soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Greek food! Probably the best we have had in New York! Can’t wait to go back soon
  28. DG

    DonnaG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good, and looking forward to returning.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience perfect, service perfect, food delicious!!!!!
  30. h

    helenek

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, gracious hosts, beautiful outdoor setting. Perfect experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it so much
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Elea is always fresh and delicious. Fantastic Greek food from the best ingredients, simply but beautifully prepared. Highly recommended.
  33. MH

    MonicaH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my mother here for Mother’s Day. The food was phenomenal, and the service was impeccable, wonderful ambiance. I highly recommend if you seek authentic Greek cuisine, friendly and warm staff
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    beer salad had items on it not included in description ( cilantro) which I dislike intensely also the apples and beets were in big chunks which was very unappealing for a salad
  35. D

    Danny

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great, service at the bar was friendly and good but the main course took forever to come out. We almost left without waiting as it took almost an hour after the first courses.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The UWS has desperately needed a nice, refined, relaxing and oh-so-good seafood restaurant that doesn’t happen to be subject to the Lincoln Center rush. That place is Elea. I honestly have a hard time picking a more enjoyable date night spot than this.
  37. SS

    SaraS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner. I ordered a cocktail but did not like it. The restaurant promptly replaced it. Great service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Noisy Service a little slow
  39. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Many of the dishes that we ordered were excellent, but two of us had mussels. The mussels were very small and chewy—actually awful— and that sort of ruined the meal. Others in our party were happier.
  40. NC

    NCMama

    Greensboro

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughter’s 20th birthday. They brought out a fun sparkler with dessert. The food was terrific as was the service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Elea is rated 4.8 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Elea

217 W 85th St New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered Street Parking Until 7pm

  • Public transit

    86th street 1 train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Moschos Akis Tzanakakis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 369-9800

  • Private party facilities

    With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Marin: (833) 431-2111

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