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Elia, East Rutherford, NJ

Elia

4.8
4.8
2179 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 33 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 2,179 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Mediterranean

  • New Jersey - North

    Most Booked

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  1. HK

    HelenK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The service could be more attentive. The bus boy was great! The waiter was not. I ordered the whole dorado which was dry. One of my dining partners ordered Chilean Sea Bass and the portion was a bit meager. The appetizers and dessert were good. Although the crab cakes were really crab balls. We sat outside and kudos to Elia for investing in a beautiful outdoor space.
  2. r

    rocanton

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elia is a must go to in NJ. Great food, great service, fun atmosphere! 1,000,000% recommend !
  3. F

    Fdente19

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Elia about four times now and it just keeps getting better and better. The raw bar is always a go to even though I felt the oysters were a bit small..they still were fantastic..and I had the halibut special and ny husband had the whole fish..amazing
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch!! Made us feel like we are on vacation
  5. 2

    2foodies

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was amazing! I can’t wait to come back.
  6. DD

    DonD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Dined at Elia many times. Great restaurant. As usual food and service were great. However the night was spoiled due to the “background “ music being way too loud and the choice or type of music played just not right for such a great restaurant. It was so loud that we had to shout at each other to be heard. Turn down the volume. Elia is a fine restaurant not a disco.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Disappointed with the quality of the food. Tried to substitute the sides and was told there are no substitutions. Not what I would expect for this caliber of restaurant. Salmon was mediocre at best and I asked for pink and it was rare.
  8. RE

    RENE

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be returning. Had a wonderful experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there for brunch with my friend. We had eggs Benedict . The portion size it’s pretty big and taste good.I liked the ambience there. They have a dj playing music inside it’s not super loud so it’s easy to have conversation.
  10. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had appetizers, main course & dessert and they were all delicious. The music inside, close to the bar, was so loud that it was extremely difficult to have a conversation. We actually moved to outside.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, service was outstanding, music was awesome, just wish the drinks were better!
  12. NM

    NicholasM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Atmosphere was even better
  13. C

    Casm

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, everything we ordered was outstanding. Service started out with a bit of an attitude (I think because we didn’t order drinks) but got better. Sat outdoors, very nicely decorated open tent, very loud with music blasting, clubby vibe which we didn’t care for. A bit pricey.
  14. HB

    HeatherB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, good is always fresh and delicious. Sounds like a club while you’re trying to eat so hard to converse…they should clear away tables at some point and have dancing.
  15. NR

    NewspaperReader

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table Great, friendly, polished service Delicious food & desserts Love the promptly refilled chilled water We’ll definitely be back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not the first time here and every time is great . The service, food and atmosphere amazing
  17. P

    Phil

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service. The food was fresh and innovative. Atmosphere was warm and stylish.
  18. g

    gotti

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is outstanding and it is pretty, however a bit noisy. I asked for a quiet table for our anniversary, but I guess it’s hard to do…very crowded and tables are very close together. Overall, excellent food and service!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!! Best food and ambiance in Bergen county.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is excellent. Food is perfect and service as well
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So beautiful!
  22. h

    hatecheapfood

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Experience was ok music and atmosphere was nice though we expected more for the price on the menus. Wait was too long for bread and appetizers considering it wasn't very busy last night at 830p. Octopus was nicely grilled and delicious. The $100 market price red snapper that said would be charcoal grilled in writing and the waiter PROMISED us i will see the charcoal grill mark lines on the fish was disappointing that it was presented to us more looking steamed then anything else. No grill marks or grill taste by any means. By time he came to ask us the fish was half eaten he offered to cook it more.... Bit disappointing at these prices I may as well keep going to the city where they promise GRILL and you get GRILL!
  23. SP

    SimeonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Greek restaurant in the neighborhood with a modern flare to the classic Greek meals
  24. AM

    AmitM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Father’s Day lunch
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my family for my favorite lunch spot and they where amazed what a great brunch menu they had. The ambiance makes you feel like you are on vacation.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Father’s Day brunch outside and it was beautiful! The atmosphere was outstanding, service great, and food wonderful! Great experience and I can’t wait to go again!
  27. LA

    LisaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh, delicious, and inventive. Menu choices are excellent
  28. M

    Momika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dinning at its best. David our server was very helpful and we never felt rushed. leftovers were discreetly whisked away and returned in containers inside brown paper bags. The eggs Benedict over salmon was delicious. The house hummus and warm pita triangles a lovely treat. And don't skip the cold tomato & vegetable salad which tasted as gorgeous as it looked. We skipped dessert at our Saturday noon lunch.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahmed is great server and the food was amazing as usual specially the lobster pasta also the egg rolls
  30. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is Emazing at Elia!!!
  31. H

    Hungryh

    New York Area

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. They will not seat you until entire party present and no place to wait unless you sit at bar. Valet parking need improvement with too long a line and wait time to retrieve car. Will go back but on a week night. Also when something says MP the price should be told to guest. Service was very good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best of the best here
  33. MD

    MeganD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED LOVED LOVED. We randomly picked this placed based on the proximity to Metlife. We went before a concert. They were first so accommodating on time I cant be more thankful, but the food was AMAZING. Everything we ordered just got better and better. Will def ne making a trip back, I would HIGHLY recommend, this is a gem of a place.
  34. TG

    TGCcc

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real gem, especially before MetLife center events. A lovely setting, with great food and service.
  35. e

    enjoy

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and wonderful choices.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch under the tent was just perfect.
  37. EZ

    EnricoZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Other than appetizers, the menu choices were terrible. If you were not in the mood for some type of eggs, there was almost nothing to choose from. There wasn't even a chicken choice for example and teh fish option was a bagel with salmon. I was disappointed.
  38. MU

    MariaUB1

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice time sitting outside under the beautiful atmosphere of the tent. Impeccable, kind, & smiling service. Definitely want to go back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor and GET THE TUNA TARTARE
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Food- fantastic Wait staff- very polite , restaurant was a bit busy so we waited quite some time for our entrees but we didn’t mind Noise level- ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL. There was a DJ we will never go back on a weekend at 9pm again we had a small table and still could not hear each other speak.

FAQs

Elia is rated 4.8 stars by 2179 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 33 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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