Elea

4.6
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397 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.

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 397 People Are Saying
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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ordered many appetizers-the five dip sampler, cauliflower fritters, salmon crude, Elea chips, Brussels sprout salad, and the lavroki main- all to share among 4 people. I would say the quality was good but not imaginative. I have had as good Greek food in my little corner of New Jersey for a LOT less money. We were seated in the basement, which was not so pretty. There were only 3 single stall bathrooms for the whole restaurant so consequently there was a long line right in front of a main entry/exit point for the servers, who seemed clearly annoyed that we were in their way. Alcohol was typical NYC prices, which is ridiculous. On the whole I was a little disappointed, mostly because of all the great reviews.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall a good experience but quite overpriced For a neighborhood restaurant

d
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time there....excellent food and very attentive service. However....it is very pricey and extremely loud, even for a weekday.

UW
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the prix fixe lunch. Tried the assorted dips and the grilled octopus (well worth the $5 supplement) to start. Then the salmon and the mussels for our main dishes. All were delicious. Included dessert which was also excellent. Service was attentive despite them being slammed due to the holiday. Highly recommend. Bring a large appetite!

G
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

At last a beautiful and scrumptious place for special lunches that are consistently well prepared and thoughtfully served. Oh that grilled octopus and yoghurt with honey and walnuts. Delicious salads too.

e
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and the service, attentive and friendly. So happy to have a great new restaurant on the UWS.

BR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very pleasant and extremely courteous! Prices seem a bit high for value. Charge for everything. I had mussels. Very bland. Branzino was excellent. Small plate called tower of fried zucchini also quite tasty. But long waits encourage more wine.
Lovely atmosphere and some very good dining choices. Would not return though.

m
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My local go to....food is delicious every time. We sat at the bar this time and the scene was very lively.

RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was Great!!! Will be back

LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our first time at the restaurant...seated over 30 minutes after the reservation time. The server was very friendly and the food was good. Not sure if we will return though

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific great meal

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner seating is downstairs in the basement in a lovely room that is light and bright. Service is outstanding and the food was delicious: tzatziki, Greek salad and grilled fish.

MF
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was looking forward to grilled octopus at first time in restaurant. Unfortunately, not offered at brunch. Disappointed. However, I will go back. Food, service and ambiance was lovely.

RM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I am coming for dinner next week. I will see if I recommend it for a friend or not. I really didn’t like your brunch menu. The food was very heavy and we were not impressed. Also, Waiter was not attentive. Too bad.

n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizers were great but entree was mediocre, especially for that price point. Waiters need to have better execution, and stop standing in between two tables when taking orders. Who wants to see someone’s backside constantly or have a waitresses long hair falling into our open wine bottle.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Would have been 5 stars except for noise and erratic service. Friendly, informative waiter, but he forgot salads that were ordered as first course. Offered to bring them after serving entree, but we refused. A guest went to him quietly and asked for some token compensation for confused ordered. Server very unhappy, brought forks and large knife befor other diners knew why. One serving of pie was put on table. Whole thing strange and offputting after attn from manager and server earlier. Would recommend for lunch where it was quiet and attentive service other days.

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food and the look!

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It is really nice and good food
But overpriced and small portions

l
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Happy with the food but think the staff could use some more training. For an evening when the restaurant was not extremely busy, we eat early had 5:45 reservations, the staff was not attentive. We had to ask for water refills, bread and additional silverware. Since we did enjoy the food , we will be back but hope there will be an improvement in service

WE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Nothing more to say

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Only issue was attentiveness of waiter and long wait for the meal. Food was exceptional.

DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. The staff was wonderful and treated us to a sweet dessert!

T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Our server George was very informative about the food and always willing to answer questions and try to fulfill special requests.

JS
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, but noise level really loud! I thought the waitress and waiter were very nice and friendly!

Y
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Today’s Dutch Style mussels were a revelation!

WI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience2

The food was nice, but its entirely too expensive not to be more special. And its noisier than even most New York restaurants. The waiter was hard to understand. I don't speak Greek.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service. Food delicious. Only problem
screaming kids next to us also table under stairway.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Elea, the upper west side loves you. I love you. You have a very good thing going. But you have to speed up your service.

Hire more servers. Hire more runners. Whatever you have to do. It’s the only thing working against you right now.

JF
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have been here several times now, and it just keeps getting better and better. Warm and friendly, in a neighborhood where that's always the case.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

7:30 Reservatiion...wait person said his shift had ended. 1 hour and 15 minutes later we were served our cold dips.....salads came 20 minutes later

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lamb chops tough and dry. Lamb that you use from Australia is not as good as Colorado lamb , which is used by the best restaurants.
Beet salad very good

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is impeccable, the ambiance is fantastic, the food is pretty good.

EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening

S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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
152 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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 on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish! Need those Elea chips for lunch.