Ella Kitchen & Bar

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570 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)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 15, 2018

Ends: November 16, 2117

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-8:00PM

What 570 People Are Saying
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HH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great find in the Upoer West Side. The food was excellent.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered three Tapas. Guacamole, sliders and meatballs. The first two were just Ok and the meatballs were cold and very bland. Drinks were small.

Overall it was very meh.

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a
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Other reviews seem to suggest service is inconsistent and our experience there was on the poor end. We came in as a group of 7 for lunch and it was just alarmingly slow for what seemed like basic orders with not so many tables dining at the same time. Table after table that was seated after our group were served their meals before us and it just felt like we didn’t matter (probably because they charged us a set gratuity). Food’s ok.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Too loud inside. Cannot have a conversation

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GD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite places in the upper west side. Octopus and steak skewers were especially good,

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Comfortable ambiance, conveniently located close to subway, nice sidewalk patio seating, many options on the menu. Perfect for brunch.

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CA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Difficult to have a conversation: noise level high.

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T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food, fine service, but WHY TOO LOUD!!!!!!!!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious and great brunch menu. A little tricky if you’re lactose intolerant but a great spot overall. A little loud though and for Sunday brunch the music had kind of a saturday night club/party vibe that I wasn’t quite feeling. Staff are gracious and attentive.

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AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While location matters, if the food and service aren't good, it doesn't matter where the restaurant is. Ella Kitchen & Bar doesn't have a 10 page menu, but it does have excellent choices from tapas to salads to creative burgers to fine main courses. The service is attentive without it being intrusive. And the prices are quite reasonable for the delicious and well portioned dishes.

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CN
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is AMAZING. A total jewel. Everything in the menu is absolutely tasty, original and fantastic. Great spot

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

It was poor to average . Terribly noisy . Veggie-burger not good at all .

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was fine but service was disappointing. Our server was extremely slow and there were a couple of tapas plates that we ordered that either came out VERY late or didn't come out at all. Her service certainly did not warrant the 20% autogratuity the restaurant added. It was a special occasion and the experience at the restaurant left more of a sour taste in our mouths, as opposed to a night of great memories.

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g
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We went with a group of 6 people for Sunday brunch. Most of the food was okey but we had to return a salmon burger because we had requested rear and it was overcooked. The sangria was very good though. It took a long time to get our food after we ordered.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location for dinner before a show at the Beacon. Atmosphere was fun and casual. Tapas were good, but not outstanding. Mushroom croquettes were the best. Wine list was adequate. Staff was attentive and friendly.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood place. From the chicken soup to the paella, every flavor takes me home. I can combine the tapas to make a meal. The avocado and octopus dishes are my husband's favorite choices. We've never left disappointed in the meal, service or drinks.

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c
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised. I had salmon with a quinoa stir fry. Salmon was excellent and the stir fry blew me away. It was delicious but I needed lemons and it took a long time for them to bring me lemons.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive place. Sangria is excellent as well as the tapas menu. We had the Brussels sprouts, sausage, spicy shrimp, and Kobe sliders to share and they were all 💥😋🍴
Anddd we had the bread pudding which was delicious... did I mention the sangria? Def get the sangria.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

The high noise level made conversation difficult, and left me with a headache. I would only return during off hours. A shame because the food and service were good.

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KT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and service ! And some great vegan options ! A great dinner before a show at the Beacon theater .. highly recommend !

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious, if not a little expensive. Service was slower than would be expected for dinner and not too crowded.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was even better! Highly recommend!

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Came to Ella Kitchen and Bar for dinner yesterday with 3 of my friends. While the service was pretty quick and the wait staff ready to help, there were a few mishaps throughout the night.

The ambiance and feel of the restaurant is elegant and fits right into the area without having over-the-top prices.

For tapas, which the restaurant is known for, we ordered Shrimp Ajillo and Empanadas Saltenas. Both were incredibly tasty! We had ~10 shrimp which tasted fantastic with the toasted bread. The empanadas were very tasty as well. However, my friend ate one of the two empanadas and ended pulling a hair out from it. It expectedly ruined her appetite!

The rest of the night went fairly well. I had the Drunken Mushroom Burger which was overall very good. It didn't have much flavor and could have been seasoned better. The fries and small salad that came with it were delicious.

My friends ordered the Seafood Paella and the Salmon Asada. The paella was tasty but the mussels tasted like they weren't cleaned very thoroughly. Salmon was cooked well.

While the overall experience was okay, I don't know if I'd be back very soon.

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MT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little spot near Lincoln Center. Great food, great service!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place though I don’t come as often as I’d like for brunch because it tends to be too loud.

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A
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good food service was fair. Didn’t pay attention to our order. Brought wrong items

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good selection of tapas with nice staff and friendly atmosphere

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M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the food here. It's consistent and the place is also a neighborhood gem. Staff is consistently attentive yet not a pain; they're pleasant, know what's good and the food is always fresh. The stuff they make well is awesome. (Try the mushrooms)!
I love coming back here time after time and will return again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Always love this place it’s my go to but man is it loud in there. An investment in some sound baffles would do wonders to keep the sound from bouncing around.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

The service wa

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EN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoying my experience here. Met a friend for tapas and drinks at the bar ... perfect!

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AC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was okay. It didn’t blow us away, but it was fun to have a selection of different tapas for our table to share. I wouldn’t say this place is a great place for kids, so maybe look elsewhere if you are looking for a family setting.

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NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and there was very friendly and attentive service.

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I
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mediocre food friendly staff and good service

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LS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Though I made a reservation weeks before, I still waited 15 minutes with a available table sitting empty for the same amount of time. It seemed I had to convince the host to seat me at that empty table. Very strange and unnecessary frustration.

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e
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very good food and friendly service. The tables are literally on top of each other and it is impossible to carry on a conversation with the noise level. If they could address the noise level issues, I would go back, but would not go and be crammed in like that again at a table for 2. The table for 4 is a bit more civilized. Otherwise it is a great place and several of the dishes were delicious! Friendly servers.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

where do i start ? the appetizers were soooo bomb we ordered the tomato toast (the calamari wasn’t special but the sauce it comes with is superb)
i had the skirt steak it was cooked to perfection and the flourless cake was everything you think it would be haha loved it here !

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with awesome food. We arrived a little late for our reservation but they still seated us even though it was packed. Highly recommend.

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