Elli’s Backyard

4.8
69 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A undeniably great and inviting atmosphere; with a staff that makes you feel at home. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu created by the owner Patrick and renowned Chef Calderon, there is a dish for everyone. Just opened and welcoming everyone! See you soon! :)
You must call the restaurant directly and request outdoor seating if preferred. 732-268-8902
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vipAdrian
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant is very attractive and engaging. Food needs some work. I had the shrimp scampi and the shrimp were over cooked and sauce was soupy. My husband had the pineapple bowl with a steak substitution which we paid an extra $12 for. We felt that was a bit much since the listed price was for chicken or shrimp. Understand there should be a surcharge for steak, but $12 is a bit high. The steak was fatty, and not
much pineapple in the pineapple bowl.
There is too much going on with the table setting. Two tops are small and there isn’t enough room to eat your meal. I was afraid if I didn’t balance my plate properly on the wooden charger my meal would end up in my lap.
Service was very personable and attentive at the start, but mid meal feel as though we were forgotten about.
Overall, great ambiance, friendly service, food was a bit high based on the lackluster quality and flavor. Seems more of a focus on presentation and not flavor.
Looking forward to giving it another try in the future once they have worked through some of the issues.

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Foodlvr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really makes you feel like part of the family and is clearly proud to welcome you to their restaurant. The food was spot on and huge portions. Love the specials and “secret” menu. The menu has something for everyone which is great when dining with a mix of ages and preferences. So nice to have a restaurant with great food and a fun atmosphere that is so welcoming to kids.

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DawnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience. Food is delicious and staff on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was super fun. Decor details are spot on. Food was yummy and plentiful.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

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vipTheresa
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service

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vipDanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining and we would definitely return! The food was delicious and the service was even better.

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Louie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new place. I want to try everything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a nice anniversary sign on the table for us. They were so kind! The food was great! Nice waitress and staff! Cute cost atmosphere! Will be going back for my bday with friends!

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Donna
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the vibe! Noisy but exciting. Great variety menu. Price point a little high. But worth the trip.

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Rick
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not very often a place EXCEEDS expectations, but Elli's Backyard certainly did! I had read a few great reviews of this new place and we decided to try it. From the minute we walked in, to the time we walked out (stuffed and very satisfied) we dealt with a warm, knowledgeable and extremely personable staff. Our server, Rob, was fantastic! The dinner menu has something for everyone's tastes. Bring an appetite! If it were possible to give a startup place 6 stars, I would! Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great! We had a large party and I loved that we had one large square table instead of a long one. It’s much easier to have conversations where all of us could be involved. Thumbs up! 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first trip to Elli’s. Beautiful atmosphere with great food and great service! The perfect combo! We cannot wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must says that this place is a hidden gem. Everything from the appetizers to the meal to dessert were made fresh to order. Menu has a great selection of appetizers,entrees, and drinks to choose from. There is something for everyone on the menu. For dinner we had the Broccoli and Cavatelli in garlic and Oil, Shrimp Scampi, Penne Vodka and Lamb Chops. Everything was very tasty, cooked to perfection and delicious. Our server Annie was so attentive to our every need and I really enjoyed that we were not sitting on top of each other. Definitely will return. For full disclosure, I will note the restaurant theme is like you are eating in Elli’s backyard and so some of the tables are picnic tables. We had a regular table which I prefer.

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vipTheresa
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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BobB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Poke bowls were ample and delicious. Creme brûlée cheesecake was good but the sugar crust could have been crispier. Service was excellent and a nice ambiance seated by the street window. Will retun soon for breakfast or lunch.

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vipTheresa
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as well as the service - thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff was so friendly and helpful! I can’t wait to go back and try other things on the menu!

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NicoleD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. So glad we tried it. Food was excellent. Service was quick and the waitress was sweet. The kids loved their meals, Mac n cheese and chicken nuggets. Loved the special burger I ate. Decor was really cute. Will return.

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DawnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent, and the staff always attentive and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cool spot. Food was good and atmosphere was perfect! Staff was so kind and attentive. Great place!

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JosephS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, inside is nicely done BYOB is always nice

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Traci
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Dinner was fantastic and wait staff was super nice. We had the mussels marinara which were so flavorful and not sandy at all. Then we had the spaghetti and meatballs and shrimp scampi. Holy cow! The flavor was amazing. The pasta, seafood and meatballs were all cooked perfectly and everything had such great flavor. I would highly recommend coming here! I’m excited to try out breakfast there next! We will definitely be telling others and coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with plenty of options on the menu. Friendly and attentive service with a great atmosphere. BYOB is a plus

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were great!! The smokehouse burger was amazing and I will definitely go back for the chocolate chip bomb desert!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the atmosphere was great. Service was great!

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vipPoozie
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful new restaurant in downtown Red Bank. Sweetly decorated to look like the outdoors. Varied menu with quality food. Wait staff very accommodating. Love it! Happy to give this young owner my business.

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vipKathyW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance you can tell they paid attention to detail. Our server Corrine was sweet and professional. Owner/Chef Pat checked to make sure everything was to our liking. Food was very good we'll definitely be back. Good Luck Pat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cute spot to bring your kids. Great pizza and fries on kids menu. S’more board lots of fun!

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vipluvgoodfood
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at Elli’s was fantastic. The food was delicious and plentiful plus the added bonus was an amazing coffee flight! The decor is adorable and service was very attentive.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was perfect! The ambiance is so chill

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vipRobin
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a fun new place! the staff is amazing! will be back

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VeronicaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t normally do these BUT felt compelled to come on and talk about our first experience here! Absolutely loved this place ! Went for a girlfriends get together and we cannot wait to go back ! The food was fantastic, service was on point , and the ambience was just so perfect ! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was good but lights were quite bright and we were definitely rushed. I think this would have been better for brunch than dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eli’s backyard provided great dining experience. The staff is super nice and friendly. They even went out of their way to surprise my friend with a flourless chocolate cake for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had dinner here last night. The food was delicious. Beautiful atmosphere, and super clean. The staff was so friendly and made you feel like you were at home. Definitely will be coming back again! 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, great service & delicious food. Will definitely be returning!

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You can order delivery directly from Elli’s Backyard using the Order Online button. Elli’s Backyard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 268-8902.

Elli’s Backyard is rated 4.8 stars by 69 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.