The Elgin

4.3
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$30 and under
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The Elgin is a bar & restaurant serving upscale fare situated just south of Rockefeller Center & steps from Broadway and Times Square. Our goal is to provide sophisticated cocktails, a carefully curated craft & seasonal beer list and 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, before going their separate ways after college. Although each pursued careers in different fields, they 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 street and Peter & Christine lived on 24th street. They are joined by Patrick Callaghan who has been working with Peter for many years.
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vipRuby
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

If you're looking for a place to have brunch, I would not recommend this place.
They have a small menu with very little flexibility. On a Sunday for brunch they
had to ask the chef if he would make fried eggs. It came with no potatoes. They had one kind of toast, no jelly, etc. They didn't offer refills on coffee. It was less than accommodating. It's more of a burger and drinks kind of place. They shouldn't
even advertise as a brunch place. I will not be returning!

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theternalone
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful spot for a quiet and delicious brunch

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vipKelbelsmile1
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The only thing I can say about our experience at the Elgin, is that we had the worst, absolute worst waitress that I’ve ever had in my many years of dining out to all kinds of restaurants. She was completely miserable, never smiled, didn’t ask us our names, didn’t bring us our drinks, and therefore was not tipped. The gentleman filling our water and food runner was 100 times more helpful and pleasant. I’m not sure if she think her long blonde hair means she doesn’t need to do her job right, but that’s sure how it comes across. I really wish I would have gotten her name or brought it to the attention of a manager because she is definitely a thorn in your business.

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vipMariaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
Food is great

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vipJohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual reasonably priced restaurant in Rockefeller Center.

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Gwennie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An after work pub feel, with very animated conversations at a very high noise level! Thank goodness our server steered us to a small room where we could at least hear each other speak!

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KULWINDERJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Comfort food and pub atmosphere, good drinks selection

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vipDanimal
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Hosted post work drinks. They have a great private room as well.

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vipKarenH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was Going to see a show at radio city.
Location was perfect
Food was good
A bit noisy in first seats but hostess changed our seats to a quieter spot without us even asking !!
So thoughtful !!
Waitress was wonderful : friendly , efficient , really sweet.
Would definitely come back here when in the area !

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vipCoolrun84
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good service and good drinks. Food was pretty bad though. Crab dip was so watery and liquidly. It was like dipping bread into water. The egg rolls were “ok” and the pizza was just ok too. It was pepperoni pizza but with only 1 dime sized pepperoni on each slice. The crust also tasted like that frozen kind...like really hard and stale tasting. Would come back for drinks and that’s it.

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PaigeS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great find! Food and service great. Nice sized tables. Would definitely go back!

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Suzyq
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for burgers, sandwiches,salads. Friendly staff! Good burgers. Location is 2 blocks from Rock Center. While it is not a quiet, fancy place the food was good, reasonably priced, the service was exceptional. I would say this would be a good choice for families. Nice bar!

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MarkG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. A typical gastropub with plenty of choices reasonably priced. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Très bel endroit pour le réveillon du jour de l’an !!
Service irréprochable, assiettes soignées et variées,
Le prix est justifié par la qualité et l’originalité des plats.
Nous recommandons ce lieu hors des habituels chaînes touristiques mais très proche de l’hypercentre.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Un bel pub nel centro di New York dove mangiare e scegliere tra una grande varietà di birre. Prezzi nella media americana

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LindaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried it for the first time, was nothing special...food was good but not exceptional. However it is close to Radio City, Rockefeller Center and Broadway ~ good location and easy to get to.

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vipEmilyG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST sliders and wings we have ever had!! Excellent service!!! Will definitely be going back!

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kikino
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything we had was delicious and sitting upstairs (though a tiny chore for my senior aged parents) was a bit of a bonus as it was away from the crowd coming off the street from the Christmas tree viewing. We arrived around 4PM, a little early for our reservation, but were still able to be seated, which was greatly appreciated as we'd been on our feet for most of the day. The only downside was three of the items we tried to order on the appetizer menu were already sold out (the waiter did compensate us for that and again greatly appreciated). The French Onion Soup Burger is a must. We all enjoyed our specialty cocktails. I had Riina's Cure-All and am looking forward to return to have another!

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LHAC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but they are limited in beverages. Bar has limited choices and no cappuccino or cream available.

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vipWendy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive, upbeat, cozy nooks, happening bar. Enjoyed onion soup burger, pan cookie, nice glass of wine. Nice to be able to get very good food at fair prices in a buzzy warm atmosphere in midtown. Will be good for future pre or post theater outings. Cool second floor which overlooks the bar - went up there to peek. Really enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for brunch and everything was amazing. The steak and eggs tacos were delicious and perfectly cooked. The avocado toast was sublime and the truffle Mac and cheese was decadent! Service was amazing (thank you, Katie) and the Bloody Mary was the perfect amount of spicy! We had a great time and can’t wait to be back!

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JodiW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was everything we expected. Drinks were unusual and tasty, food very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great location for excellent food and good atmosphere for those uptown/further east theater dinners.

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TamaraC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but service wasn’t great. The turkey was good

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Kirstys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely thanksgiving meal. Great service and great food. Definitely worth a visit

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Chester
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

NYC pub ambiance and very good food overall, with exception of the pizza. Service was a bit slow, specially when our party had 2 very hungry children. Would highly recommend the burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Indifferent service and just alright food

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vipmnbnyc
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is primarily a bar with a restaurant attached and it can get VERY loud. The food and service are good but it is not a place to go for quiet conversation!!. It is convenient for Rockefeller Center and has a good range of drinks and a pleasant standard-type of menu.

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AbbyB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed dinner here after seeing the rockettes - it’s very close. Good cocktail list, food was great and although they were showing the football, the sound wasn’t on and we didn’t find it too noisy. Would def go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Elgin was delicious! Went before a show, and got incredible service! It is a busy restaurant, but the service is very prompt and thorough. Food + drinks were great as well!!!

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CharlesJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service is top notch, the bartenders make very good drinks make the place is lively and fun. The food was ok. My girlfriend got a salad w chicken and it was amazing. I didn't like my burger that much. It was very greasy and the bun was soggy
. The meat was high quality but the huge amount of grease was gross. The fries were tasty yet like warm. I will try the chicken sandwich next time !

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vipfredr
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good value!!

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vipTurdFerguson
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Really underwhelming cocktails, especially for the price. I have no problem paying $18 for a cocktail, but it better be memorable. Very disappointing.

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vipBruceS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding

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PeggyH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic!! Ambience great!

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vipWesleyM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. A little loud, but not offensively and the service was prompt and attentive. Had the avocado toast and calamari appetizers. Generous portions and tasty. Can’t really say anything bad about the evening but nothing really stood out as outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Was good hope to go back soon

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vipLucretiaS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very young crowd. Noisy and busy. Sat in back booth and the food wasn’t bad. My friend had the Elgin salad that she enjoyed. I had the chicken sandwich and it was good. Great for young single type after work. The bar looked like the better place to sit even though the noise level was extremely loud.

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vipBruceS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service attentive, nice decor

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, food far above average with tasty cocktails. I wasn’t expecting much more than a midtown bar but it exceeded my expectations. Good food, good drink. I’ll be back. Soon.

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The Elgin is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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