Elea

4.7
683 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek

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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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 683 people are saying
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AdamA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a non-meat eating party we found many options on the menu. Fish was very fresh service was great and the prices very good. Did not expect this quality in the upper west side. Very excited, this is our new spot.

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vipPalherz
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic Greek restaurant with delicious food, attentive service and a great vibe, We ate outdoors and had a lovely meal. Thank you Elea!

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LindsayN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing and so was the service. We sat outside and the seating was great and we were well taken care of.

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CeciliaL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful innovative Greek cuisine! Service was very attentive to two of our guests’ dietary concerns !!

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vipMomofZoedog
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time for us and you did NOT disappoint. It was great! We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Elea for years and am always amazed at the quality of the food, and the care that the management provides with for the customers, even on very busy nights. One of my favorite restaurants on the UWS!

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vipMeganM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Our waiter was so attentive and we were not rushed at all! The octopus was the best I have ever had.

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vipGinger
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoors eating very satisfactory.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The outdoor space was really nice, and the staff were super nice. I was just there this week, and already planning to return next week.

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vipElizabethD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Will
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Most of the food was pretty good, but it certainly didn’t wow. Skip the octopus

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RoyZ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Very expensive food for basic dishes and poor service

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vipToby
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Bartender was only interested in clearing the dishes, food was not hot, fish was meager, drunk older man at the bar, terrible atmosphere.

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vipMRSotos
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Greek restaurant in Manhattan! The food, service, and ambiance are always great!

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I didn’t realize how much I liked Greek food and wines until I ate at this restaurant! And lucky us that it is right around the corner. Great service and pleasant environment.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok and it was cold when it arrived at our table which was disappointing. The service was not good, nobody came to clear the plates etc...

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UWSMama
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!

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vipMattI
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The lamb chops were excellent as always. However, the French fries, which are usually very good were soft and Luke warm. That was disappointing.

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vipFoodwoman
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Elea has majorly improved as has the service. Staff came by several times to see how we were. A pleasure to have a quality good restaurant in our neighborhood.

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ebrider
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With maybe a couple more menu options for a couple of dollars less per item this would be great. But there are great options, and always nice staff. So I keep going back!

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CarolC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I like this testaurant very much and have been twice recently. Service very slow the second time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always consistently great quality food and ambience. Steve T is the man.

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vipGinger
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely service by polite and omnipresent wait staff. Food really good. Fresh, nicely presented. A neighborhood Jewell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipJohn
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and the service is good. They have good outdoor options on a side street so noise is not too bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best food, service and ambiance.

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vipnina
New York Area
268 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We've had better experiences and food at this restaurant in the past. Maybe this was an "off" night? Octopus as chewy as old shoes. Lamb chops just okay. Very packed in crowded - too much so. Popular place as not too many "upscale" restaurants in this neighborhood. Will wait awhile before we go back.

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vipPatriciaL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous friendly and professional service. Attentive, accommodating manager. And as always, consistently best dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend the chicken souvlaki which was so tender and seasoned perfectly (still talking about it with my friends). Elea chips and the Skordalia spread were delish! Ambience was perfect, so much seating indoor and out. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipMaddog
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood Mediterranean. Good service. Food consistently yummy. Staff is always nice and accommodating

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vipShariS
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, large portions. Hospitable staff. I'll surely be back!

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tybbons
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They went the extra mile to make my friend’s birthday special. Thank you.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal very much. We didn’t like being in the main dining room, which was downstairs and had no windows. The upstairs room is far more appealing.

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chuck250
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Four old friends getting together for a very good meal in an upscale venue. Best Greek food on UWS. A bit pricey but worth it.

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vipMargauxLisa24
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav local restaurant at the moment - exquisite food - fresh and delicious and different. Love the courgette fries, the calamari, the octopus, the lamb chops, all the fish and the spicy margaritas! Yum!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Elea. Doesn’t get any better. Food, service, vibe completes the evening

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vipJohnL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait service and amazing truffle fries

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Long waits and overcooked food

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vipdineout
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Always consistent

DB
vipDanaB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Very good service and atmosphere. We will certainly return to this restaurant!

FAQs

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

Elea is rated 4.7 stars by 683 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.