Ella Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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Spanish

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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 627 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

KH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service good value for city, with a great relaxed atmosphere.

R
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have been to Ella many times, and always have had a great experience.. the paella 🥘 is great .. and the tapas is delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding variety of tapas- all well prepared with great flavor! Nice ambiance! You have to go here. Gem!

CA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved everything, great tapas and drinks! Get BOTH sangrias

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

VB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little neighborhood place with a variety of food choices that were well prepared.

CK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

RR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

R
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

VP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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)!

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

JS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Drunken Mushroom Burger is my favorite burger in NYC!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went during happy hour, they had great small plates and drink specials. Get the bacon wrapped dates and mushroom croquettes, skip the pan tomaca.

HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

IB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

w
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood Gem ...always love a visit to Ell'a's...never disappoints

s
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was a wonderful collection of small plates. Truly a caring and attentive staff just minutes from the Beacon. Would definitely return.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was very good! The Spinach salad was delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

CN
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had lunch at Ella Kitchen & Bar before a Saturday 2pm matinee at Lincoln center. We had not realized that they only serve a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, but there were still good options for those more inclined to a lunch offering.

The food was very good. We were impressed that the service staff were very on top of things, and as they knew we needed to leave on-time to get to Lincoln Center, they made sure our food came out quickly and we were served expeditiously.

It was our fault that we were a few minutes late arriving, and our table had indeed been given away, so we were seated outside by the sidewalk - which turned out to be quieter than inside (good) and was fine as the weather that day was really great.

Obviously this is a popular venue. Suggest early reservations and prompt arrival.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Main problem we had was the breakfast potatoes, which definitely tasted of pork. My partner and I are both vegetarians and grew up not eating pork, so we immediately set the potatoes aside. When we explained this to the server, he was overly-adamant there was no meat. As if the universe herself heard us, a customer from the neighboring table chimed in and explained she was also raised not eating meat and always orders something in place of the breakfast potatoes here because they have a pork residue. We weren’t upset, just annoyed at the initial pushback. Plus, breakfast potato are our favorite part of brunch. Warning to all vegetarians hoping to order breakfast potatoes, this may not be the place for you!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely little place with good ambience, nice staff, sweet location -- some of the dishes are very good, but some use canned substitutes for fresh ingredients, which is a disappointment (my "roasted red peppers and tomatoes" were directly from a can or a jar, and made the bread underneath it soggy).

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good experience— great food

p
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious — everything we ordered. Brussel sprouts. Salmon burger. Greek salad.

L
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Much too loud indoors for elderly like us, but pleasant outdoors. Four tapas were about the right amount for two of us. The ones we chose were tasty.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the neighborhood. Perfect in every way. Five stars for all

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Neighborhood staple

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great food, great service! I highly recommend this restaurant. One of my favorites in New York.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. The service could have been faster but it was great experience overall. The food made up for everything.

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of different foods to share, all very good! It was very loud inside, so expect to shout to whomever you’re with if the restaurant is busy (we ate around 9PM on a Friday).

LI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was good but the service was bad. We had to call waitress over every time to get service vice.

N
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this place!!!! I've been here for work, for play, or to relax. It never lets me down.

LM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is just incredible, we were almost licking the plates. The drinks are also terrific. My only hesitation is the acoustics are not great so the noise level is high. Otherwise, love everything about this place!

RL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Tasty tapas and friendly, attentive service

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