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Elia, East Rutherford, NJ

Elia

4.8
4.8
3245 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 65 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Spaces available, please call to inquire more details
  • 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.<br />Valet Available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Burlesque Night

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Thursday night for our Burlesque Night! Limited Indoor seating only. First come first serve. Live Show begins at 8:30 pm and last seating is 10:30pm. Ladies first cocktail is complimentary. Music by DJ Sava
    Burlesque Night Photo

What 3,245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Mediterranean

  • Bergen

    Best Ambiance

  • Bergen

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Bergen

    Most Booked

3,245 Reviews
  1. LeslieP224

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food & drinks were great as always but this time we felt EXTREMELY rushed. Our server was hovering over us the entire time, asking how the food was before we even took a bite. We were seated right next to a table of extremely loud ladies while there were 6 empty tables next to us, where we could’ve sat and enjoyed the conversation we tried to have without screaming to hear each other Not the best experience at Elia this time.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love everything here. Food is always exceeding expectations the Dover Sole special is my new favorite the lobster sauce it comes with is absolutely perfect.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Graduation lunch celebration a happy day for us and no place better to celebrate it then Elia’s .

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  4. Chick

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First blush walking in to the tent at the entrance area you immediately feel like yore in a special place ! Tables chairs and the tent at all white and the lighting was perfect.. We chose to eat inside and there too you are swallowed up in the ambience and artificial plantings & art work. The service was fantastic. The food offerings were all just perfect in presentation in plating, flavors of the creative dishes were all quite good too. Yes .. it’s not cheap but … it is definitely worth it to put this place on your dinning out list .. we are !!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch at Elia’s a much needed after Mothers Day . Thanks Marcelo!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner at Elia like always! Can’t wait to be back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elia has a great Mediterranean feel and vibe to it. From the food to the ambiance everything is presented beautifully. Staff was very attentive and quick. Will return!

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  8. G333

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their prefix lunch is a very good deal. I will definitely be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and specials , also service was spectacular as usual , thank you Elia for a great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to celebrate Mother's Day on Monday to avoid the big crowds, and everything was perfection.Amazing professional service, and all the food was delicious, coming out at a good pace. Drinks were very tasty and strong at the same time. Dessert was my favorite. The chocolate cake was rich and very flavorful, and the ice cream was the best I've had yet. All in all definitely worth every penny can't wait to come back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the first time at Elia but last night was nothing like previous visits! The food quality has decreased! First time in a restaurant where I got charged credit fees! I own few restaurants but don't charge my clients credit fees! Just added it to the food price. Never going back again!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very average for price. Service wasn’t great and $75 steak was burnt.

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  13. KishmaG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. The service was great! I highly recommend

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing. Waiter was courteous and polite. Food came out at a decent pace. Unfortunately there was a mess of food on the floor near my seat when I was sat (I used my foot to kick it to the side out of my way) and the waiter at the table near us dropped someones drink and its splashed all over my foot. They were very apologetic.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was delicious, octopus, seafood pasta and scallops. Drinks were amazing and so was the dessert.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall Amazing … so beautiful.. amazing staff and food

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and food was fantastic. Great ambiance as well. We went for a packed Mother’s Day brunch and they did not disappoint.

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  18. MNNJ

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time celebrating my bday at Elias!!! Food was delicious, decor was unique and captivating, and the entertainment (DJ, violinist, drum player) were phenomenal!

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  19. michaelm

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unhappy about waiter telling us as we were just seated we have 90 minutes to dine . Ruins the mood for the evening. We made a 6:30 pm reservation hoping not to be rushed. Service was excellent. Our edited Red was attentive. My wife’s sea bass was excellent. My lamp chops had no taste.

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  20. Hobokenlou

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here a few times, both quiet early Sundays and packed weekends. Service has been great at all times. Food is consistently on point regardless of the volume of customers. (It was packed Saturday night, before Mother's Day). The only thing we could have found better, was the volume of music played during the earlier Saturday dinning time when we there, (6:30). Made it very difficult for conversation during dinner. Music was really for a later time and crowd.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place outdoors. Food was so flavorful. Definitely be back

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  22. KimV

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, good food, good drinks, a bit expensive.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place.. Food and service was excellent definitely be back soon

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this restaurant perfect place for a good quick lunch. Service is attentive, and the staff is very welcoming the food second to none what else could you want.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch & pre-fix menu. Smoked Old Fashioned is amazing!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday lunch great time food is impeccable and service is amazing. Thank you again for making it a great day.

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  27. unofficialfoodiemama

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent efficient service, classy vibe, and phenomenal food and hand crafted libations! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. If you have not been to Elia’s YOU are missing out.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful atmosphere with a gorgeous interior. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences in NJ yet! This was a treat for my mom on Mother's Day and she loved it! The food was delicious and had large portion sizes. Be sure to try one of the cheese dishes. The servers were very attentive and answered our questions about the menu. Would definitely bring more of my family and friends here! They also host events and have large party rooms that you can book out to celebrate special occasions.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW, the Greek Easter at Elia surpassed my expectations in every way possible. I absolutely loved the lamb entree, Greek sausage, and the soup they had for the Greek Easter feast 10/10 best lamb I have ever had succulent, tender, flavorful and the right amount of charcoal smokeyness. Service was great even though they were packed inside and out( no surprise there). I can't wait to come back for next years Greek feast. I will never forget how great everything was this year.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, can wait to come back! The food was amazing and the staff were incredible!

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  32. marreandlou0512

    New York City

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is GORGEOUS!! Service was impeccable. Apps and cocktails were top notch. Main course was average. I would go back and just do apps and drinks tbh. I had the scallops which had that “about to turn” ammonia flavor, so…

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was amazing! Our waiter was very nice, and the staff was great! I didn't care for the entree that I ordered; however, I enjoyed the appetizers, and the ambience was great! Make sure you make a reservation.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is amazing we had a beautiful lunch in the outdoor tent good and service was on point.

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  35. JaclynL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!!!!! Our first time visiting and everything was amazing!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good except getting a cocktail when I ordered a virgin drink (mocktail) beyond that the food and service was good. Food was delicious. Loved my Lamb!

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  37. avides

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Marcello was very attentive and there was always someone filling the water and asking how things were. Food portions were large and presentation and taste were excellent. Prices are average to slightly above average for today's economy but I felt it was well worth it. Specials were a bit pricey but they did make sure to tell you how much they were in case it was a deciding factor for you. Many different choices of types of food. Seafood bar is awesome. Decor is very elegant and a huge upgrade from the Park & Orchard and outdoor seating is super nice as well. I will definately be back - it was my first time there. It was my wife's birthday and they brought out our dessert order with a big sparkler and there was a happy birthday note card on the table. Noise level was fine - I have seen other reviews about the noise but on a Wednesday night it wasnot an issue.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely! I celebrated my bf’s birthday and we had the best time. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is exceptional. Everyone was very cordial and friendly. They knew it was his birthday and everyone wished him happy birthday. I’m planning on coming back soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating our achievements at work and no other better place to do it but at Elia’s . Thank you all!!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch experience. Service and food exceptional as always.

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FAQs

Elia is rated 4.8 stars by 3245 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 65 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    NJ transit train in Rutherford is less than 2 blocks from restaurant.Valet Available
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (201) 939-9292
  • Private party facilities
    Private Event Spaces available, please call to inquire more details
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