Ella Kitchen & Bar

4.5
487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
A Free Spirit Cuisine & Bar inspired by the Mediterranean and Latin vibes. A Social Dinning Sharing Experience. A Tribute to joy!

Specials

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

Weekly 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: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-7:00PM

What 487 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and experience. Red sangria is delicious. Waiters can slow down a bit on how quickly they are clearing everything off the table. Felt slightly rushed in that sense, but great experience. That's feedback for the restaurant essentially.

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OS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ella is a great local cafe, perfect for a drink, a date, or a meeting with a friend or colleague. I had the Ella salad with salmon. It was fresh, delicious, and beautiful. I've passed this restaurant so many times before but never noticed it...definitely a great place to catch up with a friend. I highly recommend and will return!

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CF
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful experience at Ella Kitchen + Bar. My SO and I were celebrating our 2nd anniversary together, and the staff were able to accommodate a special request, and patiently worked with us when we missed our initial RSVP time and needed to find a later time in the evening. The food/drink was spectacular as usual, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or attentive. 10/10, will certainly visit again soon!

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LP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best tapas around! Great atmosphere -- creative decor, cozy without everyone on top of each other.

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SK
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good, healthy options in a causal setting. great choice for lunch

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UW
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went with a couple of friends. The food is good but nothing was outstanding. Skirt steak was very good. As were the mushroom croquettes, the octopus and the smoky Brussels sprouts. Did not enjoy the chorizo since it was Italian sausage and it was only okay. Paella was pretty bland. Relaxed, casual atmosphere. Good service. A little pricey for what you get but they gotta pay their rent. I'd go back if I was looking for a place in the neighborhood but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there.

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OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a guarenteed great time out and delicious food!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here so many times and it never disappoints.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had friends visiting and chose to take them to Ella to get Tapas. Food was excellent! Ordered Bravas, French Fries (garlic and parsley), steak skewers, Beef Empanadas, Shrimp, and Mushroom Croquettes. The croquettes were the best!! So delicious. The bravas also impressed us. Service was fine but nothing impressive. The location is easy to get to especially after a nice walk in the park. Will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! We loved it

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HG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went on New Year's Eve and the menu of tapas was limited compared to the regular menu we were told - so maybe we did not get a fair impression of the kitchen's abilities. We ordered 3 tapas a glass of sangria and a glass of wine which were reasonably priced but not exceptional.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A multiple time repeat visitor! It's a wonderful neighborhood gem with high quality ingredients used in all its dishes, not to mention great value (I've paid a lot more for much lesser quality food at higher end places). Always a great atmosphere with very friendly staff who remember you from past visits. On this last occasion, a friend in our party showed up at the door and the maitre d' showed her to our table without her even having to say a word. He already knew even though he'd never met her before! Will probably be back again this month!

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q
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The octopus is outstanding, mushroom croquettes delightful & banana bread pudding not to be missed

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

SO LOUD! Cute casual place, good food (we had brunch) but we really couldn’t hear eachother :( we won’t be returning because of this.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Went for bottomless brunch. Found out it’s $21 for just drinks which would have been fine if it was advertised as such. Settled for just having regular brunch. Food was fine but if you want a sandwich, burger or salad you can get the same quality for half the price elsewhere. Not worth $17 for a small bit of steak and an onion in bread and fries. Or for a run of the mill burger and fries. Definitely not Spanish or Mediterranean food as advertised. To top it off our server was disinterested and even weirdly judgemental. Not coming back.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service !

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RN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and unique filled with flavor. Started with tapas and had the most amazing veggie burgers. Will definitely come back.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great choice of wine selection and great to dine alone or with someone, acoustics are loud but overall great spot.

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JB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food here was very good. The only drawbacks were the atmosphere...the temperature (on the thermostat) was 78 degrees, so it was VERY HOT when we arrived. The server said she would change it, and it did improve gradually. The service was great. However, when we left, we both smelled like we had been at a greasy spoon diner! They need to improve their exhaust system! Would recommend, with these caveats.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came in pre opera for a cozy and intimate meal with tons of vegetarian options. We had the sizzling mushrooms that was pan fried, spinach empenada, cauliflower with marcona almonds and parmesan, and a salad. All the food was very tasty and flavorful. The only thing, and maybe this is a personal preference is to cut back on the salt a bit. Otherwise, great neighborhood gem that is quiet and delivers quality all the time.

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HL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was ok about average. I wouldn’t make a trip just for the restaurant but if you’re in town near the neighborhood it would be a safe choice. Staffs are very nice.

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B
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and served hot

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MB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambience - quaint little space

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WN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice UWS brunch and lunch fare. Lots of healthy options and quiet environs.

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Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove 2.5 hours from P.A. for a. show at the Beacon - met family at Ella's - we were a bit late - our servers got us out in plenty of time without rushing us.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared the shrimp al ajillo, roasted Brussel sprouts, salmon burger, and bread pudding dessert. All was delicious !

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e
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I only got the yogurt parfait, which was fine. One of my friends got a steak panini, which he loved, but my other friend got the burger and said it was really dry. The biggest issue was the service. I think they forgot about us at least 5 times, and I had to constantly be looking for them to get their attention for more water, to order, and to get the check.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had Saturday brunch with a friend. The food was tasty but could have been warmer. Serving staff was pleasant and attentive.

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Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. The restaurant was so hot when we entered I
found it stifling. I said something to waiter and he agreed. Eventually they turned on the air and it significantly improved. Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful. All around excellent experience minus the first 30 minutes of an unexpected sauna.

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WS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed lunch at Ella. Being from outside "the city," NYC prices always induce a bit of sticker shock. I got an omelet (which was excellent), and my associate ordered a small plate off the appetizer menu. We both had soft drinks, and we both had coffee. With tip, the bill was over $50. Still, a great experience. Staff was attentive but not over-bearing. Food excellent. Great vibe.

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LF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the menu, so many good things to choose from. We finished with the chocolate cake-excellent

We enjoyed the shrimp ajillo, great for dipping. The steak on the skewers were tender and tasty as were the Brussels sprouts.

We had a lovely seat on the back banquette and watched the restaurant fill with happy people

We ate in under an hour so made it in plenty of time to Lincoln Center.

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at Ella. The service was very great. However the noise level is very difficult to navigate conversations with. The food was very good and they took very good care because I have food allergies…

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F
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times. Food and service are consistently good! The atmosphere is lively without being loud and annoying.

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ED
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. We were looking for somewhere that wasn't the standard tourist restaurant and found this gem. We will definitely return!

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DB
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

First of all...we had an 11:45 reservation for Dec. 1, and we were there precisely on time. They told Open Table that we were a no-show. A lie. I have the MasterCard receipt to prove it.
Brunch was o.k, nothing special. Dry eggs, watered-down tasteless Bloody Mary. The server was sweet but not bright. When we asked for toast, we were told they only had one kind. Odd.
After 75 minutes we were told that we had to leave because there were others waiting for the table. Seriously!? They wanted us out after an hour and a quarter. I can't recall being treated so rudely in a restaurant in New York.
P.S.: The place has a "B" rating--not exactly appetizing or inviting these days.
Bottom line, I can't recall ever having been asked to leave a restaurant after 75 minutes. AVOID THIS PLACE!

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d
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great tapas, our server was delightful!!! Noisy but lively. Only negative was that high top seating in back was super uncomfortable!! Would go again and recommend

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LN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good happy hour drinks. The food was outstanding. Had the octopus and it was so tender and delicious. All our other choices were great. Highly recommend

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i
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the small plates and wonderful salads. We’ll be back!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious baked eggs. The servers were fine. Not outstanding. The price was reasonable.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were looking for something different and Ella fit the bill. Good food, different flavors and attentive staff. Ella’s I’m going into our restaurant rotation.

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