Ella Kitchen & Bar
Sunday Funday Happy Hour!
Happy hour on our draft, house wine, sangria and select Tapas! (only at the bar)
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: November 15, 2018
Ends: November 16, 2117
Availability: Sun 4:00PM-8:00PM
Good food at reasonable prices!!
An ideal place for a salad and drinks and perhaps dessert. Peaceful ambience.
This is quite a find. A neighborhood, charming little restaurant with great, healthy food. Delicious is a better word. My friend and I each had their “power bow”—I think that’s what they call it- where you pick a protein, and two other things. Really good with great service and a nice atmosphere. I will be going back many times.
Had to choose a spot for a dinner meeting on the Upper West Side, and Ella Kitchen came up as something which can be suitable for a conversation... but not on a Friday night! Boy, was the place jumping. But we were still able to have a conversation, even though I think my voice was a bit tired after the evening. The food was amazing. Just the right portions to share, so much variety! The mushroom croquette was scrumptious as well as the sliders. Don't forget to leave room for dessert. Definitely will choose this spot again although I might try for an early weekday.
Terrific restaurant. Server was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections. Water glasses were constantly refilled. We shared 4 tapas plates-all delicious. Definitely recommend making reservations. Cozy, elegant atmosphere.
1st time dinners and for the most part dinner was amazing. Brussel sprouts to die for, there was a lemon taste to it that was fantastic. Octopus was delicious, just wished we had a bit of salt to add to it. Skirt steak and romanescos sauce amazing, but then again very hard to screw up. Seafood paella was outstanding and the best dish of the night. My only issue was the chorizo, sorry but that was not real chorizo. Not good at all, spices missing and there was not taste to it. If not that it would have been a 5 star review.
The baked eggs were out of this world, the ambiance was relaxed and easy to hear (even during brunch rush!), and the service staff was friendly and helpful! A lovely option for brunch before an afternoon movie.
Ella has such a cute neighborhood vibe. And the people are so nice! We were a table of 7 for dinner after a football game and tapas was just what we needed after chowing down on stadium food. Shareable and the option to have more if necessary. Good approachable wine list too.
On the basis of a Yelp review I selected this place for a pre-theatre dinner on Dec 26. Increasingly the traditional three course dinner has less and less appeal. The key to small plate fare is to make each one as tasty as possible,, and Ella does not disappoint here. There is a deft hand in the kitchen turning out food that leaves one feeling sated but not stuffed. We shared five dishes between two people, and might well have done with four. Excellent cauliflower with charred edges and a slightly smoky taste; lamb kofta that resembles "sliders" but is much more distinguished with even the toasted mini-buns of superb quality; a generous portion of spicy shrimp that continued sizzling at the table for at least another 90 seconds (note to chef: shorter cooking will leave these more tender) and the masterstroke: mushroom croquettes with finely chopped and well seasoned funghi in crispy balls that are a delight to the palette. When I go back I plan to double up on these, even for two people. Two orders is a no brainer for 3 people, as they are five boulettes to an order and clearly a signature dish here. If you haven't had a taste-bud-ectomy, you will not fail to devour these delightful creations with relish. Okay, no relish, please...only gusto!
Great food. Drinks were tasty but pricey. We were five people and our table was on the small side and very close to the tables next to us. Overall, the food wins out, and we will return.
Excellent as always!
Ella was absolutely wonderful for our small group holiday celebration!
The staff was delightfully welcoming and the service warm and lovely. Everyone from vegetarian to carnivore was happy with their dish, and unanimously found the food to be delicious.
The service and food was very good. We had the charred octupus , a salad both were very tasty.
My dining partner enjoyed the salmon, remarked it had lots of flavor. I had the chicken paella it was delicious.
Everything was absolutely fantastic- however, it was EXTREMELY hot in the restaurant. I was sweating (which rarely happens) and everyone at the table agreed it was borderline unbearable, making it difficult to enjoy everything else.
Fantastic food and great service good value for city, with a great relaxed atmosphere.
We have been to Ella many times, and always have had a great experience.. the paella 🥘 is great .. and the tapas is delicious
Outstanding variety of tapas- all well prepared with great flavor! Nice ambiance! You have to go here. Gem!
I really loved everything, great tapas and drinks! Get BOTH sangrias
We like the food at Ella and have eaten here a lot. But the wine pour is absolutely ridiculous. It is comical how little is in the glass, especially since prices are $15 a glass. Our party of four all did a double-take when the glasses were served. While I'm not complaining about the price - many restaurants we frequent have similar prices - they should be pouring a reasonable amount of wine in the glass.
Nice little neighborhood place with a variety of food choices that were well prepared.
The salmon burgers were tasty. Server was attentive and price was appropriate for UWS.
This was our first time and -- since our granddaughter is named ELLA -- was a sweet experience.
Ella Kitchen is a very nice blend of Spanish bistro, american brunch and cozy space. Loved the breadth in the brunch menu, the quality of the food, the speed of the waiters. Most of all, loved the music, with Mariah Carey Chrismas songs making us fly high in the sky.
Excellent, delicious, creative dining experience. MUST order the bacon wrapped dates and empanadas. Truly exquisite. The volume of the music could be toned down a bit; it made it a tad difficult to hear each other talking. They did turn it down some when I asked; it was still a bit loud. Other than that...definitely would recommend and will return!
The food was quite good! However, when I ordered my bottomless brunch, I was given a glass that clearly had soap residue on it and tasted of soap. Upon examining my friends' glasses, a few others also had soap residue on their glasses. While the Ella's staff quickly retired the glasses and re-washed them, there was no offer to extend our hour-only bottomless brunch while we waited for the glasses to be cleaned (since they cleaned all of the flutes, it took a while), and we were charged full price. This left a literal and figurative bad taste in my mouth. While the service was pretty good and so was the food, I will not be back to Ella's based on this experience.
Such an awesome place to grab dinner and drinks with a friend! The food was fantastic and the restaurant was beautifully decorated. I went to share tapas with my sister and we both had a wonderful time. Would absolutely recommend!
I keep coming back to Ella and, regardless of the time of day/type of meal, I am never disappointed. Great food at a reasonable price (by Manhattan standards)!
We went to Ella's after reading reviews on Yelp. Ella's did not disappoint. We ordered 4 tapas for 2 of us which was ample for us
We particularly liked the avocado tartar with feta and kofte sliders. Wait staff were pleasant and efficient. Prices were reasonable. Noise level was a little high but we were still able to have good conversation. We will definitely be going back.
First time visit, but would definitely go back. The food was interesting and really good. One member of our trio is a vegetarian, and there were plenty of choices for her. The only downside was the noise level (from a large table), but that wasn't Ella's fault!
The Drunken Mushroom Burger is my favorite burger in NYC!
Went during happy hour, they had great small plates and drink specials. Get the bacon wrapped dates and mushroom croquettes, skip the pan tomaca.
Cute and cozy neighborhood restaurant. Food is pretty good but portion for some dishes is way too small for the price compared to other tapas place. Also drinks (both cocktail and wine) need to be little more generous with pour.
We had a lovely dinner before the theatre. I am not sure what was best; the food, the service or the atmosphere. We had Tapas, 5 was perfect for the two if us. They where all tasty, spices well balanced. We had fish, meat and mushroom. With a nice glass if Cava. Would definitely come back and recommend for others.
Neighborhood Gem ...always love a visit to Ell'a's...never disappoints
I thought it was lovely but rather expensive, particularly the mushroom croquettes were too teeny a portion. Enjoyed all the food, the avocado, the empanadas and the wine recommendation was excellent.
The food was a wonderful collection of small plates. Truly a caring and attentive staff just minutes from the Beacon. Would definitely return.
Great atmosphere and food was very good! The Spinach salad was delicious!
Looked for a place close to the Beacon theatre. Cute place went early so not many people there. But filled up quickly by 7pm. Get the the Tapas. And plates were not that small. Shrimp was good - my wife had the octopus - was good but very large portion, and pretty rich. Must have gotten a left over it was hard to finish. I made the mistake by looking at reviews how good the mushroom burger was. It’s a Tapas place. Don’t get a standard $18 burger and fries. Also note we were seated at 6pm to enjoy our time before the show. The bar has happy hour - only at the bar. Very small bar. But the drinks are below half price. I’d go back and do the happy hour. I hear the Tapa is limited at happy hour, but did not check that menu. The dinner tapas menu looked good, I’d try some of the other dishes. Sangria red. Was decent but a small glass for what it cost. So I’d go happy hour for drinks. 5-7 however.
This place is a staple - always great vibe, tasty food, awesome drinking scene and casual meet ups. This is one of those places that since you arrive you get in a good mood.