Elia

4.6
1666 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.
What 1666 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
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Paul
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific experience. Service outstanding, food even better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. My business meeting clients loved it

TM
vipTonyM
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is good. Liquor is way overpriced. Music is a bit to loud; can’t hear each other talking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a vibe backed with great food this place is becoming my favorite!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Service on point! I had so much fun!

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vipcarmelac
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Amazing food & atmosphere but having to ask repeatedly for water or a drink is unacceptable when your spending over 1K.

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CraigR
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Appetizers of Horiatiki, Spanikopita Empanadas, Eggplant & Zucchini Chips, and 'free' bread with hummus were all delicious. Where it fell short was their whole fish entrees. 3 Tsipoura and 1 Lavraki, all very small and all had absolutely no flavor at all. Side of Brussels sprouts were also dry and flavorless. Dessert of honey beignets were delicious, cappuccinos were good, frappe was not. Overall, this place is a one and done.

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Stephanie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out…from the service to the food to the ambience we really enjoyed our time at Elia…plus the DJ was fantastic…amazing music all night long!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My wife and I were very excited about our night together. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. We ordered the octopus appetizer, it was amazing. For entrees my wife ordered a whole fish and I the lamb chops. The fish was good but unfortunately the lamb chops were way over cooked so we asked to send it back. We requested med-rare and they were received med-well. By the time the server told us they would make me another order, my wife was just about done. We then just asked them to cancel it.

At this point no one came to our table to apologize for the inconvenience. Our server was more concerned with who made the mistake but at this point it is what it is.

We then ordered a tart for dessert (I was hungry) waited 35-40 minutes. No one came to check on us or even let us know what was talking so long. I think we were just forgotten. Very disappointed…

This had been our second time at Elia, not sure what happened. Our first experience was wonderful.

Perhaps they are short staffed in the front and back of the house.

Honestly they weren’t even that busy…

Good luck…

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best price fix lunch. The ambiance is even better

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KellyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance, drinks, appetizers and service very good!! Dinner was just ok and menu is limited and for the price that was disappointing.

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Mark
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is good but it took over an hour after ordering to get our first course. Management didn’t do much to make it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot !!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Just might be my new brunch/ dinner spot! Super cute & I love the Dj who plays a mix of Arabic/ Greek & Mediterranean music 🙏🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as usual

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vipLorraineM
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots for brunch and dinner. The food is fantastic and the ambiance on point.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Simply amazing!!! Will definitely be going back again.

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Wally
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an absolutely amazing time! The food was amazing and service staff was super attentive. The ambience is breathtaking once you arrive! Beautiful restaurant, I highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice heated outdoor seating, stay under the tent for ambiance. Extremely fresh fish and seafood. The specials are SPECIAL!

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ElizabethB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, we knew Elia was special. From the attention to detail on their decor (both inside and outside) to the carefully crafted cocktails, delicious meal and great vibe created by the DJ, it was a standout night. Will absolutely return.

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RichardM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A happening place. Delicious top quality food. Outdoor dining noisy

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vipJustynaT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They need to lower the music a little bit way to loud but other than that everything amazing

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theatrefan
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Elia. It was our first time there (a neighbor told us about it) and we will definitely go back. We loved the outdoor patio atmosphere-so pretty!- and the food was delicious. We highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was perfect as always.

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Tino
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Drinks and Staff! We never leave disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here with different friends on both weeknights and on weekends and the food and service have been fantastic! I have this restaurant on my very short list of go-to venues for an evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep coming here for the food. Also, Service it’s on point. The vibe takes you to Europe in seconds! Hot place !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance is excellent. Felt like we where in Europe

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Angelica13
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food the environment was excellent as well, loved the fact that they had valet parking and overall was a very pleasant experience, highly recommended.

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WendyF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch options.
Would welcome a mimosa pitcher in addition to the rose water sangria.

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Love
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance is great. The food is just ok honestly, I was not wowed by anything, my waiter was quite standoffish and acted like he was being bothered when my party and I first arrived (the attendant who poured us water was excellent and payed great attention to us the whole evening, I wish I could have tipped him instead of my waiter). Overall, it’s a great last minute option, but it’s definitely not a top option, maybe I’ll try it again for lunch.

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vipMrPorterhouse
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience. My wife and I came for brunch. Our server Ahmed was excellent- on top of things without being intrusive. Food was excellent. We started with the octopus and keftedes which were outstanding. Then we had pancakes and steak sandwich which were delicious as well. We loved the outdoor tent- great attention to detail. We look forward to coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!! The vibe is amazing

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MichaelF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Beware of the bait-and-switch when ordering wine. I ordered a bottle of Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages. It took 20 minutes to arrive, and the server quickly showed me the label before opening and pouring. I stopped him when I noticed it was a white wine. It was the same producer but a Chardonnay. I again pointed out on the wine list the wine I wanted. He took the bottle and glasses away and came back 10 minutes later with a Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais-Villages. As I was by now impatient, I let him open and pour, but I told him this was not the bottle I ordered and asked him to tell me the price, as I did not see this wine on the list and I was not going to pay $80, which was the price of the wine I wanted. He came back later to say that the distributor charges them the same price for the Beaujolais-Villages (retail price $16-18) as the Cote de Beaune Villages (retail $26-35), and that his manager said they would have to charge me $80.
I didn't want to ruin my birthday dinner by having an argument with the manager so I didn't pursue it any further that night but I am writing this review to warn diners to carefully check the bottle brought to your table to make sure you're not being baited-and-switched. PS: the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved in the area for work and this place its by far my favorite! I loved the food the decor the ambience, the service it’s amazing. BEST PLACE.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great place! We had the zucchini and eggplant chips ,grilled lobster and langoustines for appetizer and then for our main course cowboy-steak and Chilean sea bass the food was amazing thumps up 👍 for the chef and thanks to our waiter for the great service and making sure everything was ok in our table , Elia restaurant is the perfect place to go out for a spectacular night . I highly recommend Elia restaurant .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch setting. My clients loved it

MC
vipMariaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I have never been more disappointed. The service was terrible from the start but to make matters worse, I ordered their sea bass and the fish was so spoiled I had to spit it out into my napkin (something I have never in my life done). The manager wasn’t even apologetic. I will never give them my business again.

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vipvicseven
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place. Our host and server Boris was amazing, attentive and accommodating. This is a family favorite in my household and I bring new friends in, whenever I can. I look forward to my next visit. Exemplary food and top notch service.

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Elia is rated 4.6 stars by 1666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.