Elli’s Backyard

4.7
98 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

Offers

  • Toy Story Night

    Jan 25, 2022 only

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Tue - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM

    The entire staff will be dressed as characters from toy story!
  • Toy Story

    Feb 1, 2022 only

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Tue - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM

    The entire staffed will be dressed as characters from toy story!
What 98 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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VickiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good delicious and service was great. Loved the decor

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AimEis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Cannot wait to go back and try breakfast

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vipBobS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Loved it. W great food. GREAT service. Highly recommend. Amazing addition to Red Bank.

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vipDoone
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with extended family- Service, atmosphere, food were all wonderful!! We can’t wait to return and try more of their offerings…

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MikeAnderson
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the earthy, relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable backyard patio in a friends home. We definitely will return to try more dishes. Everyone loved the appetizers. Service was great, friendly and well-timed. Prices are very reasonable for the serving size and quality of food.

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DawnE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal of experience at this establishment. Love the food, service and ambiance of the place

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Donna
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere at Elli's. The food is always great. Make this a regular stop for a quick lunch or dinner. You'll be glad you did!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and addition to the red bank area. Wonderful service, very friendly, and great variety of food options

MG
vipMikeG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time there and had a great meal. Would definitely go back.

JO
JOHNB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner and server was excellent . Kids welcome and love a BYOB

HJ
HJozijsa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & the servers were genuine and always making sure to meet your needs

RB
RichB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall awesome experience. Delicious food. Service was outstanding. Kids loved it. Great place for kids as well.

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steve
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent and our waiter Rob took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New Years Eve. Staff was friendly and food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great value, had the smoke house burger and creme bule cheese cake. Perfect date night.

JW
JonW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening, good service a tasty cooking

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BillChill
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My party and I really wanted to like Elli’s but unfortunately the dishes that sounded great on paper, came up severly short of expectations. Tried their famous burger (ordered med rare, came well done), dry aged NY strip (ordered med rare, came out very well done), margarita pizza, cauliflower bites, mac n cheese, and fries. The steak was the biggest disappointment given the very low quality cut, cook temp and flavor. Pizza was also a huge bummer tasting similar to a “make your own” flatbread crust from costco. Mac n cheese was ok. Server was pretty good!

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Amanda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning

LJ
vipLJW03
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place always happy servers and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Red Bank to enjoy a meal, absolutely cannot be beat for the price and what you get.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and experience, and great value

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George
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had gone out for breakfast on a day when they were repairing the street in front of Eli’s but trust me neither the sound or the cold made it inside The food service and personality of the staff were all great.

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vipPoozie
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. The menu is diverse and everything is fresh and delicious. Great service. A real gem!

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GinaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. We had the burger and the salmon and both were so good!! Will definitely be heading back for more meals.

LJ
vipLJW03
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eli's is a great comfortable place to go on a date night or bring the entire family. Great service, great food.

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vipMmmmmmmm
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little place. Excellent waiter, food really good. Cute decorated casual restaurant. Glad I tried something new.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Super cute
Food is comfort not fine cuisine
Fun and sweet
Ok for everyday dining

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vipAdrian
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
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 on November 30, 2021
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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vipDawnE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTheresa
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good service

DD
vipDanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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
3 reviews
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
12 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! 👍

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 98 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.