The Elgin

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$30 and under
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American

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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
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3.9
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TF
Tampa
12 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.

BS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding

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

The food was fantastic!! Ambience great!

WM
New York Area
10 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.

OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Was good hope to go back soon

LS
New York Area
12 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.

BS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service attentive, nice decor

OT
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.

h
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Crazy loud, guys screaming for no reason at tables nearby....poor service, whipped ricotta that was just flat melted mush on board. Mushy brussel sprouts. Good sirloin sliders though.
Couldn't make any drink we wanted (missing juices).
Yeah, not going back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as usual. Food was great, had the double burger. Highly recommend it!

f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Seated in back dining area, very cramped tables, dark and loud. I think our waiter forgot about us. Food was average, had to ask for water refills and wanted a cup of decaf coffee after meal, waiter snapped “no, we don’t have that.”

DM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Didn’t feel welcome after the waitress found out we only wanted apps and beers.

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, good food & our group had a private corner to enjoy conversation, I would definitely go back.