Elea

4.8
667 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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  • 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
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ElizabethS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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UWSMama
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!

MI
vipMattI
New York Area
60 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
7 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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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
265 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.

ML
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Lovely evening dining outdoors with great food! Only downside is that they’ve jammed WAY too many tables in the outdoor space. Really ruins the vibe and makes it tough to eat comfortably (can’t even push chair back at all).

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vipKnitfiction
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy at Eléa

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though a little pricey, the food is absolutely delicious and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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vipUWSMama
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I seem to keep finding myself here lately, I just cant stay away! Everything is delicious and I love the outdoor dining options. See you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service for a large party of 7

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VrDe
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food at Elea. You can lways count on the horiatiki salad being fresh and delicious. Tzaziki is out of this world as well. It's a great place to have a small celebration or just a nice dinner with your friend or a spouse. I miss the familiar faces since their staff seems to have changed a lot but I guess that's what's going on everywhere nowadays.

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vipNYStateOfMind
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They do get a crowd because the food is reliable and delicious! They have a lot of outdoor seating and are a bit understaffed.
We waited quite some time for someone to take our drink order. The we asked for a few minutes to enjoy them and our dishes were brought all at once in short order. But I do love this place!

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vipFinleyH
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food here is delicious!

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lawrences
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting, creative menu. Very friendly service Great choice

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NYGrasshopper
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Perfect service. Very comfortable environment. Delicious food and drinks. We will be back soon

JA
JimA
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal at Elea and will make it a point to go back when we’re in NYC again. The food and drinks were was excellent - probably the best lamb chops I’ve had. The inside seating is cozier than the pictures make it seem, in a good way (not so intensely bright). My partner has to eat gluten free and the waitstaff was very helpful in recommending dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious. Service great. Loud for brunch on Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very yummy and fresh! The only thing... it’s expensive when I see the appetizer and entree portions. Maybe just around $3 less could be very great for the quality/price. Waiter was super nice! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow, given that the restaurant was not that busy. Food was delicious.

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Floriana
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with great food and service!

FAQs

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

Elea is rated 4.8 stars by 667 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.