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Elia, East Rutherford, NJ

Elia

4.8
4.8
2347 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
A unique dining experience in an authentic atmosphere. Step through our doors and feel as if you have been transported to a Mediterranean island.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 939-9292

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Luis Falcon

  • Neighborhood

    East Rutherford

  • Cross street

    Orchard Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ transit train in Rutherford is less than 2 blocks from restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,347 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - North

    Mediterranean

  • New Jersey - North

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  1. S

    Sara

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Fabulous outdoor space! Loved the eggplant zucchini chips, octopus was outstanding! If I had to say anything negative service was great but too rushed. All 4 of us loved everything!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my fiancé was great! Cocktails were yummy, aaps and main were delicious! We didn’t save room for dessert but will definitely be back next time with a group! Highly recommend
  3. VK

    VincentK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, a great dining experience!
  4. D

    Dimitri

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Slow service. Unfortunate to have been attended by a moody, rude and nasty waiter. It was unpleasant experience. Management should be picky when it comes to waiters.
  5. LF

    LaurenF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Music was a little loud for 6:00-8:00 on a Thursday night but maybe I’m just getting old
  6. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Marcelo was Excellent the food was Awesome we will definitely be back
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience would definitely return more if I didn’t live an hour away
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was phenomenal!!!!!
  9. JE

    JeanElie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pretty amazing! It was my first date with my girl… We really enjoyed the night. We will be back for sure.
  10. SB

    SteveB

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Tudor dining venue, hip, elegant but still warm and welcoming
  11. KA

    KnAC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night or a night out with a bunch of friends.
  12. F

    Fshfwd17

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I love the decor and atmosphere at Elia. Each time I leave I always say the same thing, I feel like they are short staffed- especially for a weekend. Our waiter said we had to order all our food together.. okay no problem. But then he took a good 15 mins to come back. I also asked for a highchair and he never brought it. My husband ended up taking it from a table nearby that left. Food is always consistently good. Calamari & shrimp for appetizer were delish & the spreads with pita were okay, Nothing special. For dinner we got the Greek salad 1 with salmon 1 with steak, pan roasted chicken & skirt steak. All which were very good. Will I be back, yes but just know you will be there for awhile.
  13. C

    Csteff

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal at Elia last night to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was excellent and I had no worries about my gluten and dairy intolerances. Thanks for a great evening.
  14. SN

    SavannahNative

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance, service, and food were great except the menu is a little misleading related to it being gluten free unless noted. The Benedict dishes include regular (not GF) English muffins and the calamari is fried in the same oil as gluten items but they didn’t indicate that on the menu. I have no issue whatsoever with the items having gluten if they are noted as such. It was a little disappointing as my brunch companion has gluten sensitivities and we probably would have ordered differently had the menu been appropriately noted. That said, we did enjoy brunch…but maybe not as much as we would have.
  15. DF

    DinnerwithFriends

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was delicious especially the tuna tartar and scallops.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to bring your clients for lunch
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal, the best we’ve had in a while. Just a little pricey!
  18. B

    Bellaskywest

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's my favorite Greek restaurant in East Rutherford the food is amazing so is the service and the decor.. will be going back very soon
  19. LR

    LissaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A complete gem. Beautiful ambiance, great food, amazing service. Went for dinner with some clients from NY, and they loved the food. I hope they never change the chef!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch with clients.
  21. JM

    JenniferM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We went to celebrate my fathers 60th birthday last night and everyone that was working there was overall rude and condescending. Me and my family have gone to this restaurant on numerous occasions and have always had a wonderful experience but last night made me not want to ever go back to that restaurant let alone recommend the restaurant to anyone else. The only nice employees/contractors were the valet guys they were super sweet.
  22. DV

    DanielleV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food it always good. We had the pre-fixed lunch - great value and terrific food. Sat outside - so beautiful.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I went there for my birthday yesterday the food was very very bad it had no taste the desert was crazy nasty appetizer no at all but the servers they were very good other than that
  25. RR

    RayRay

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went on a Monday in September, not crowded, had low key vibe, though music was a little loud considering the amount of people in the restaurant. The food was amazing, so expect a high end meal, very much worth the price. Really exceeded our expectations. All hosts/servers were attentive and recognized why we were there to celebrate. Would definitely return again for future special occasions.
  26. SS

    SchlomoS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was not great - servers did not seem to understand our requests; but food really good
  27. LL

    LizL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Cocktails and wine were delicious and our waiter was so helpful guiding us through our order and experience!
  28. TG

    TonyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DJ music was nice, and people were dancing in the aisles, making it a fun night with my girlfriend and friends. We had two bottles of wine, oysters and steaks for dinner. We followed up dinner with dessert, chocolate ice cream, and cappuccino drinks. I would highly recommend Elia's to anyone.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Door it’s fenomenal. Tuna tartare, octopus and chips my fav! Service it’s very attentive and profesional. They know what they doing!
  30. I

    Isabel

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the ambiance and food at Elia. The staff is so attentive and lovely. 10/10 would recommend for any occasion or non-occasion.
  31. DF

    DeeF

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, delicious food, awesome DJ, and super friendly staff. Highly recommend!
  32. C

    Carmelo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service definitely go again !!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    I felt taken advantage of with value for money. One example: The special (Haddock filet) sounded good and so I ordered it. Turned out to be $60 and it was dry. Cocktails and water are well over priced too. Disappointed with the “hidden” fees. Cocktails were also over priced. I won’t be going back.
  34. SW

    ShannonW

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were terrific. The menu had a broad selection. Cocktails and wine options were great. Food quality was truly special—in particular the sea bass with risotto was memorable. Attentive, efficienct service.
  35. SP

    StacyP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food and ambiance!!
  36. MM

    MargaritaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great!! Food ambiance was perfect. Will visit again
  37. JG

    JanetG

    Atlantic City

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    This has always been a favorite for us, but last night was not very pleasant. We were asked to place our entire order all at the once. The cocktails were great and the appetizers were delicious, however, we weren’t done with our appetizers when the main course was delivered to our table. There was no room for the dishes so we had to stop eating our appetizers and ask for the dishes to be removed so we could make room for the main course. Service apologized “sorry about that!” The food was delicious however, I was asked three times if I was done yet. They really seemed like they wanted us out of there in an hour. We just wanted a pleasant dinner for two but it wasn’t happening. Finally, we were asked if we wanted anything else. My husband ordered an espresso because the rush was causing anxiety and by this time we just wanted to leave. The espresso tasted watered down and when brought to our server’s attention again his response was, “sorry about that!” This was the worst night we have ever spent at Elia since their opening years ago. We have had family get togethers and large group parties there and have never experienced anything like this before. Hoping it was just an off night and we can enjoy the delicious dinners again soon.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great and they even had a dj it was such a vibe. Made our experience very memorable thank you elia staff
  39. MI

    MinaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elia is hands down the best restaurant in New Jersey! The staff are awesome and also, the food is the best I ever had especially their deserts!
  40. JK

    JenniferK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as usual but my “special” was halibut which was very dry so I did t eat it but the coconut rice with shrimp was delicious and the grilled octopus was grilled to perfection!

FAQs

Elia is rated 4.8 stars by 2347 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 56 times today
Google Map for Elia

240 Hackensack St, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orchard Street

  • Neighborhood

    East Rutherford

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ transit train in Rutherford is less than 2 blocks from restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Luis Falcon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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