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The Elgin, New York, NY

The Elgin

4.4
4.4
248 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please call for parties over 4 guests. You table will be held for 15 minutes.
The Elgin is a bar & restaurant serving upscale fare situated just south of Rockefeller Center & steps from Broadway & Times Square. Our goal is to provide sophisticated cocktails, a carefully curated craft & seasonal beer list, amazing food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Please join us!
The Elgin’s 4 main principals, Peter Pernicone, Darwin Conner, Paul Baum & Christine Trauben, have known each other for 30 years. They all grew up on the lower west side of NYC in Chelsea & had a goal of owning a bar together & could not be more excited about opening The Elgin. As an acknowledgment of their collective history, they named a signature cocktail—the Chelsea 1724—after their neighborhood. Darwin & Paul grew up in Chelsea on 17th St and Peter & Christine lived on 24th St. They are joined by Patrick Callaghan who has been working with Peter for many years.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 221-2100 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Olnowich

  • Private party facilities

    We are available to host private events for up to 250 people. Please inquire at events@elginnyc.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    48th Street Between 5th and 6th Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and the vibe was great. Perfect pre-show dinner.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food.
  3. WS

    WadeS

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Drinks not very good. Short rib was severely overdone, and service slow and not very helpful. Also, bartender was a jerk.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theater lunch before a matinee and it was perfect. Food and service was great. We had a table in the corner so not too noisy. The food portions are generous.
  5. JK

    JenniferK

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fun, loud, energetic place in a great location. Food was delicious, drinks were too.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was honestly an awesome dinner with great food and good vibes. Lots of people in finance go there for after work dinner and drinks. Recommend the squash soup and the rock shrimp. The salmon tartare tacos were also great. Good service even though they were booked up that night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, came quickly, and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The bar was hopping, for a Tuesday night at 6:00! Very loud so you have to yell a bit to be heard across the table.
  8. AP

    AnthonyPepe

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Not sure if it was the just the night or the chef was off -- but after seeing the reviews, we decided to come here for our pre-show dinner. Food was subpar, at best. Super hot and fresh, good service --however, simply lacking the flavor and direction I would come to expect after seeing all the positive reviews. Disappointed. A decent meal. Nothing special. Good for preshow, but nothing to write home about.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were excited to try this place…Service to take order was slow, food was decent not worth the money.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual atmosphere, delicious food.
  11. GI

    GeorgeI

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Elgin is a great find. Perfect Manhattans!
  12. ME

    MargaretE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at the Elgin. Food was excellent we ordered The burgers and the mezze platter. Party of 7 with drinks and entrees no wait great service. The restaurant was clean with plenty of space. We ate upstairs. 5 Stars
  13. MP

    MPDV

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect pub-like venue for a cozy, winter meal during the festive season. Well situated between Rockefeller center, where we went to see the tree, and Bryant Park, where walked around the Winter Village and ice skated.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ☺️ lunch with my son
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!! Awesome good , and service
  16. J

    Jack101

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Made a reservation showed up 20 minutes early asked me if I would take a high table it was miserable about 10 Minutes into sitting down a large group came in about 15 and stood behind us hugging pushing etc when I asked the host to move them or us he said he couldn’t no tables even though 2 other high tops were empty then he told me there was nothing he could do as we were in the bar area 😳 I made the reservation 3 weeks prior should have just asked us to wait the 20 minutes and given us a table. The manager after I asked to speak to him told me it was in a dining area it was awful. The table was in front of the men’s room and the bar was 4 feet from the table really bad experience.
  17. JN

    JenniferN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff. Would definitely come back again
  18. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was terrific!
  19. JM

    JaclynM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere - so clean and the food was delicious! Staff was amazing too!
  20. B

    Benjamin

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect spot for a pre-show meal and drinks. Warm, service was excellent, food was great and drinks were creative and delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This place is was definitely a live and learn experience. While our burgers were overall decent, the fries were cold. Our server was nice but don’t ask for anything like a side of sauce or you’ll be waiting forever for it. Waiting for the check was even worse. It was 25 minutes before having to ask another server for it.
  22. m

    mary

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating Christmas lunch wi family . Nice and festive but just a little noisy- hard to hear everyone in the group while talking
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Food was horrible, could have gotten a similar chicken sandwich at a fast food restaurant
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was even better!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends visiting from out of town.
  26. C

    Chrissy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lively atmosphere,attentive staff,quick service, enjoyed the lamb burger
  27. b

    bookworm

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My club and I ate at the Elgin by way of reading the book American Eden - it totally exceeded our expectations, and we will return!
  28. J

    Jwub

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Amazing cocktails. Fabulous server and overall service. Delicious food. Don’t miss the ahi tuna nachos. Close to Radio City hall.
  29. JH

    JoshH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food drinks. The place has great atmosphere.
  30. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and will go again
  31. MJ

    MicheleJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Made a reservation for a late lunch (2pm) before the 4pm Christmas spectacular. They were able to seat us a little early and quickly but we weren’t able to get the menu from the QR code so we had to wait for the waiter to bring print menus but it didn’t have the cocktails on it. We ordered drinks(espresso martini) and an appetizer (cheeseburger egg rolls) and that was fine but then we ordered entrees and they came out a few minutes after the app and that’s the last time we saw our waiter for about 30 mins. We got the rigatoni and the spicy chicken sandwich - they were both ok. Nothing special, edible certainly but just not great especially for the price. We wanted another round of drinks but by the time we could flag down the waiter we also needed the check so we could get going. They also have a lot of truffle things on the menu, I’m not a huge fan, and that’s all I could smell from the tables around us. That’s just me. I would maybe try again if I could sit at the bar but idk about table service.
  32. H

    Hungry

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance is excellent. While the server was very nice, the service was slow, especially with getting cocktails. All the food was very good minus the salmon tacos that were bland and lacked salt. The tuna nachos were our favorite. We would go back.
  33. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    225 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a really good lunch at Elgin. Three of us ordered 5 appetizers to share for lunch and we each had a cocktail. The drinks were large and generous pours. Four of the five app's were terrific. We had an issue with one (we thought the texture and smell were "off") and when our waiter, Jason (who was terrific!) checked in on us, we shared our concerns. He took the item off the bill. The other 4 appetizers were the veal meatballs, chips & caviar, tuna ceviche nachos, and Saigon street wings. I recommend all 4 of them!
  34. JF

    JanannF

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    When I made my reservation in October they advertised a set price for Thanksgiving, however upon arrival the set price menu was increased by $20. They would not honor the price. Drinks were extremely expensive for the same drink down the street. Portions were small
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I where in the city to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. We made reservations a month ago. We arrived at the Elign at 1:00. We were treated so friendly The food was delicious. We would go back.
  36. r

    radpkim

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything enjoyable but the noise. Uncomfortably loud.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food quality was very tasty and fresh. Menu was inventive while including the usual suspects(burgers, pizza, etc). It was very loud. Maybe that’s what they were going for.?
  38. S

    Shippanee

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    This is essentially a bar with a small dining room. It was raucous and loud beyond belief. We did have a good salad and burger and our server was efficient and warm. But unless you don't want to speak to your dining partner, this is not the place for quiet conversation over a fine dinner.
  39. ES

    EduardoS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty average. Outrageous $500+ tab for 4 people cocktails and appetizers (no entrées)
  40. DA

    DebiA

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great place to hang. Both indoor and outdoor options. Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow so make sure you have time to chill. Ambience was perfect for NYC. Would definitely return

FAQs

The Elgin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 221-2100 ext. 1.

The Elgin is rated 4.4 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for The Elgin

64 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    48th Street Between 5th and 6th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Olnowich

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 221-2100 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    We are available to host private events for up to 250 people. Please inquire at events@elginnyc.com.

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