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Elia, East Rutherford, NJ

Elia

4.8
4.8
2517 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 64 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 2,517 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - North

    Mediterranean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

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    5.0

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    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service from Marcello as usual.
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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t wait to come back. For lunch or dinner it’s the place to go. Beautiful restaurant and on point service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch. Food comes quickly, and everything is delicious. Service was very attentive and loved our servers recommendations. Octopus and saganki were great appetizers as well as the short rib cavetelli. Highly recommend to anyone who hasn't been here yet.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Every thing was perfect and delicious Friendly staff and great ambience Definitely coming back :)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on point. Price fix lunch is perfect ti have meetings there with my co workers.
  6. DT

    DateforTwo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Booked a table for two for my husband's birthday. As soon as we were seated, the waiter told us we had 90 mins. We ordered a bottle of wine and when the waiter poured our wine, he filled the glass nearly two-thirds full, which is amateurish or a path to rushing us out the door. We ordered two appetizers which were lovely... the bread salad special and the moussaka rolls. Halfway through our appetizer our main courses were brought to the table. We sent the entrees back to the kitchen and finished our appetizer. The wait staff apologized but again we felt rushed. Our main course arrived again after our appetiizer plates were cleared. Wine glasses were empty and we looked for someone to.pour the wine which was sitting in a bucket 3 tables away against the wall. About 10 minutes later, someone came to pour the wine. The fish was high quality but swimming in butter that overwhelmed the fish which was also cold because it had been prepared and served earlier.. The pasta seafood dish was delicious. We passed on dessert and coffee. I understand service is challenged these days, but at this price point, I expected more professionalism. This gaffe really impacted how we see this restaurant.
  7. KR

    KimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The portions were good but the entrees could have come with a little more. The food was amazing and we will definitely be back one day. Our waiter Teddy, was an wonderful young man who gave the men at the table a hearty handshake at the end, which really impressed them.
  8. C

    Chak

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Be prepared to eat on a timetable if you go Friday or Saturday night. 90 minutes is all you get. Food was delicious. Service was great, although due to the aforementioned timetable, felt a little rushed. Pretty pricey too, but that's every place it seems.
  9. L

    Lionel

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining room
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always! Elia doesn't skip a beat. Service was very friendly and very fast ( we did have a two hour time limit) but was still a great dining experience. We had ordered the specials for our entrees, and they did not disappoint each dish was perfectly balanced and nothing was left over. Will definitely be back our favorite Mediterranean restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great specials every weekend
  12. CW

    CarressaW

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    A bit racist so won’t go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service4ambience3
    The DJ blasting music at 8pm in the dining room was obnoxious and created for an overall fair experience. Unable to talk to friends with us. All in for a DJ but let’s start the party a little later.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    When it come to seafood place, the taste has to fresh, we had the octopus mostly we like to have at high end restaurants. The favor was over done and salty. And Chile sea bass has no taste add. The lobster paste is too heavy creamy. However we did have the good serving waiter.
  15. JK

    JamesK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed our meal. The presentation was wonderful. Nice experience..
  16. KO

    KathleenO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Elia & everything about it was wonderful! The decor, the food and the service was amazing! Our server, David, was the best!! So attentive, nice & happy to take pictures for us, too. We can’t wait to go back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything from start to finish. Everything was amazing food,service, and ambiance. The place was packed, so reservations are needed. Thank you for a great night out!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place it’s outstanding. Loved the espresso martini as my dessert drink of choice suggested by our server. Thank you I enjoyed everything!!!!
  19. RD

    RosannaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great service, food was good (great crab cakes).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food it’s top of the top. Staff very friendly. Music makes you feel in a other world. HOT SPOT! Well done!!!! Coming back asap w coworkers. Sure thing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole vibe and experience! Food was amazing and had a great time. Hoping to sit in the main room next time to be in on more of the action, other than that I loved the entire dinner!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service but way too loud. Close to impossible to hear over the table.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun atmosphere
  24. DD

    DrDom80

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Food, ambiance, service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  25. N

    Njeats

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very trendy spot but wasn’t expecting a dj. Very loud. Food was very good but way too expensive for what you got. Waiter was good. If you’re into being at the hot spot in town I guess you’ll love it there.
  26. HT

    HarryT71

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, as always. Keep up the great work. Really enjoy the dj.
  27. LC

    LauraC

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food here is always solid, just delicious. Great bar and wine list as well. My reason for 4 not 5 stars is the mandatory valet parking. It’s cold out and waiting in a queue for 10 min when you leave, for 1 valet to go back and forth getting cars is not a convenience- just the opposite, it’s annoying! Other than that a lovely experience!
  28. GG

    GrumpyGourmand

    Richmond

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection as usual. Food was decadent as always. Service impeccable.
  29. KR

    KevinR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Apps & dinner had to be put in all at once. We weren’t even done with Apps when dinner came out! Did not like being rushed. Shared my displeasure w/ waiter & he said the kitchen Times the app/dinner, plus theirs a time limit on the table. We weren’t even at the table 30 min when our entree came! Food was just OK, nothing special & pricey. Basically paying for nice (not amazing) ambiance. Signature drinks are between $14-$16 each
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  31. MS

    MSavi

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Overall the experience was great. We were disappointed with the Halibut special that was $60. Had we known the price of the special, we would've sent it back. The dish awful but didn't want to make a big deal of it because everything else was great.
  32. f

    freqtrvlr

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    At 7:30 the music gets turned up and the thumping begins turning it into a nightclub that they truly want to be. It’s a shame because the food and service are excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elia was the perfect place for lunch with coworkers. The server mentioned they needed the full order unexpected, but we decided quickly. The food didn't disappoint all the apps were very delicious and nothing was left over. As my entree, I had the filet of lavraki cooked perfectly. Service was very attentive and for dessert we shared their dessert board. Which showcased all their best dessert on the menu. Can't wait to come back to try dinner. I'm sure the food will exceed my expectations. I'll definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family. Check it out if you haven't already.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food it’s delicious, also their cocktails. Special place for any date of special occasion. Love it!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is an absolute must! I make it a monthly visit from CT, for the amazing food, ambiance, and service at Elias. The atmosphere is lively from staff, food is fresh, and the restaurant is clean! This place gets very popular so I completely understand their allotted reservation time. It only reflects on the customers who have a problem with this, definitely not the restaurant or the staff. The server I had was amazing, I wish I remembered his name but can only think of the hospitality that was shown to us. I would recommend for all occasions!
  36. m

    mimi

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No occasion, just wanted to start off the new year in a beautiful place with delicious and healthy food. Elia never disappoints! Had the halibut special and it was outstanding. This is one of the few places that gets the fish right!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great service was prompt
  38. ES

    EsmereldaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was cute, food was amazing. Highly recommend
  39. C

    Christina

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can never go wrong with Elia. Food is delicious, large portions, and service is excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Year’s Day brunch to start the year at my favorite place

FAQs

Elia is rated 4.8 stars by 2517 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 64 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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