Elea

4.7
640 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 640 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKnitfiction
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy at Eléa

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

Delicious food and great service

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UWSMama
New York Area
4 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
15 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
21 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
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
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!

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vipBarbara
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very pleased with our entire experience at Elea. We felt welcomed and cared for.

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vipHeleneB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cauliflower and fish

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GeorgeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Greek cuisine served in a very friendly atmosphere.

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RyanD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as always. Horiatiki Salad, Grilled Octopus, Elea Chips, Lamp Chops, Lavraki

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dianal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was very good, high quality, and well prepared. Delicious. Our servers were professional, yet quite hurried. The music was abysmal! Horrible! It was like a cheap nightclub. If you look at the UWS clients you serve, none of them are looking for that type of music, and especially not at 5:45 when we ate. Please consider playing different music that is less frenetic, less trendy. It cheapened the whole vibe and made the scene look amateur. Take a look at your patrons and adapt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 13 year old daughter out - never been there before- saw the restaurant featured in an article about nee UWS great eats- and they were right!
Great food, great vibe, great service!

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Jennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is always hospitable and caters to the needs of the party I’m with. First time I went we had a reservation for two inside and they could tell we were nervous about indoor dining so they put us right near the open door. Second time I had a baby and stroller and they helped pick an outdoor table where everything fit nicely and helped us with a high chair when the baby was being finicky.

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

Really great dinner! It was super yummy food and good service. Even like the drinks too:) went on a triple date with friends and got a cozy circle table for the 6 of us next to the winery. Recommend this spot a lot.

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vipHowardH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Honestly the food quality is not great. It’s overpriced but even if the food was cheaper it still wouldn’t be worth it. Great service though. This is the third review I’ve ever written bc I wanted to highlight how terrible the food was.

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vipJohnL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The only dish that was good was the beet salad. The appetizers were not very good, and the overpriced fish dishes were mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is lovely and has incredible amount of space upstairs downstairs and outdoors. Geek salad was a big hit, and so was the grilled fish. Wine selection is mostly Greek, and if you are not too savvy on those wines the waiters are pretty helpful. All in all a very pleasant experience. Recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Amazing service. Good for kids but also for date night.

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Steff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really nice place with great food and ambience.

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vipPattyE
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The restaurant is very expensive but the food is average! I would not eat there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest fish around starters and cocktails. Great and always consistent .Helpful gracious team from start to finish greetings at the door and Beyond . Always special night !

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vipLounus
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! Only caveat is the Greek wine is on the expensive side.

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vipmoonmoney77
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining setup is very good. Came for brunch, adhered to the 90 minute time limit, would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First courses were excellent
Main courses were ok

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love elea - I cannot say enough good things about the food, ambiance and impeccable service. Always have such a wonderful evening and cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service. Waitstaff recognized us from
Before. Super friendly

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to see a friend for dinner. Waitress friendly, food great.

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vipJohn
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner in the early evening on Sunday. Tables were widely spaced and we felt very safe. The food was very good. And I enjoyed a glass of Xinomavro (the Barolo of Greece). They brought my wife a surprise gratis dessert with sparkler for her birthday. It was sweet of them. This was the last restaurant we chose to eat at prior to Covid and the first one we ate at after getting vaccinated. It is a gem for the Upper West Side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant meal after a year of quarantine. Excellent experience.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice locale. Only minor 'quibble', the prices are a bit too high. Could be 10-20% cheaper. Food is good but not exceptional.

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vipHyde
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were amazing! Would 100% recommend and will go back.

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MarieH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff, and service were superb! It was my first time to the restaurant and I will now be a regular!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Elea using the Order Online button. Elea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 369-9800.

Elea is rated 4.7 stars by 640 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.