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Elea, New York, NY

Elea

4.8
4.8
872 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 35 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–10:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 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 872 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Greek

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let me just start off my saying you will NOT be disappointed here. We thought we were going for restaurant week and didn't realize they don't do that menu on the weekend. However the host was so kind and super apologetic, and even threw in dessert wine for me and my date at the end of the night. We got full off apps but the main meal looked good too, will have to come back to try it. We got the zucchini chips and a trio of spreads!
  2. GP

    GrahamP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    For $70 a person, without desert, I would expect better quality.
  3. SL

    SLDC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cute date spot! The drinks were absolutely delicious!
  4. NM

    NarM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent experience. The food and service was fantastic
  5. a

    apinnyc

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great stuff, upstairs more energy, beautiful bar and outdoor space, downstair is more quiet and intim. Amazing food and service.
  6. I

    Impressions

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This will be a new go to place for me. Food was so good, the waitress really pleasant and attentive and its nearby. Can't ask for more than that.
  7. JO

    JustOk

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so helpful, professional, kind, and accommodating of my husband’s friends who were inexplicably and exorbitantly late for the reservation. Thank you so much!
  8. NN

    NNNN

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good, the food was fantastic, and the layout/decor were interesting as well. On the pricier side
  9. NY

    NYStateOfMind

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve written several reviews over time and still love Elea as much as I did the first time I went. The food is always great. It never disappoints. The service is always personal and delightful. It’s a go to for me. And I live in the 60’s on 2nd!
  10. MM

    MMcg

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very much enjoyed our meal. We shared small plates the cauliflower fritters, skordalia dip, the Brussels sprouts salad and two desserts. Everything was delicious. Services was very good.
  11. JW

    JosephW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the keftedes, peppered tuna, and the chocolate cake on the Restaurant Week special. All were perfectly prepared and delicious.
  12. M

    Miasamber

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at Elea and I went for my birthday dinner. I had an amazing experience from the service to the decor to the food to the drinks. Absolutely fantastic! Couldn’t have been better. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. The ambiance was great! The food was definitely one of the best culinary experiences I have had. And take it from me a true foodie. I can’t wait to go back. We had the zucchini and eggplant chips, the watermelon salad, calamari, grilled octopus, lamb chops, organic chicken, and Tsipoura (grilled white fish), cheesecake, chocolate cake, and baklava. Thank you for making my birthday extra special. Special shout out to Savas and Hanz.
  13. e

    enjoysdiningout

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courteos and professional staff. Excellent food. Went there to celebrate a birthday and it was acknowledged and recognized!
  14. A

    Adri

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed: food quality not how I expected. If you book a table, ask for those located in the first floor (the basement lacks light and ambiance).
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Have been a few other times either early or late for dinner but this time went at 7 when it was busy. Food wasn’t as strong as it normally is and service was quite slow. Great value for restaurant week though, maybe the best around.
  16. PB

    PBluv2dine

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elea is a gem, with consistently excellent food and great service. There is ample outdoor seating, which is very pleasant. The food is always freshly prepared and delicious. I highly recommend.
  17. P

    Penny

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Can be a bit noisy, but definitely worth it!
  18. l

    larryk

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. A little noisy for conversation but not impossible. Veggie chips were a great starter and lamb chops were big, juicy and delicious.
  19. NS

    NicoleS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and manager tops off the experience!
  20. UW

    UWSider

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always
  21. n

    nina

    New York Area

    282 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    282 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    So good! Delicious food - super fresh. Good service and atmosphere.
  22. GH

    GeraldineH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood place where they always deliver with quality of food, service, and ambiance.
  23. M

    Monique

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Fantastic waitress! Absolutely love this restaurant! Adjusted reservation with no issue!
  24. RP

    RobertP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

    SA26

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    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.
  26. K

    Kris

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Greek food on the UWS/UES
  27. 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!
  28. L

    Loulou

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent bday dinner
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    father’s day
  34. 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
  35. A

    Asgl

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 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.
  36. 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent- highly recommend for any occasion!

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 872 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 35 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–10:30 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 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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