The Elgin

4.5
119 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please call for parties over 4 guests.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 119 people are saying
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ThomasF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Dirty plates, fragmented service staff. Always noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Got the veggie burger which was amazing and then the lava cake at the end! Would for sure come back here.

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hello246
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I've dined here twice prior to seeing shows at Radio City. Each time, the atmosphere has been cozy, the drinks were fantastic, and the food was very good. (The guacamole is fantastic!) Delicious food and very convenient.

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mixing up our holiday traditions after losing our mom two weeks ago. Thank you for great food, service and atmosphere. We will be back!

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Ralo
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Decent food but the service was a little slow. They charge for refills of sodas and my fries were cold. Good selection of beer and liqour!

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PatrickL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

They lost our reservation. From that point on, each server interaction got worse.

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vipAnna
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Specialty cocktails were tasty!

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MaiPear
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came here for lunch, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere was comfortable, all of the staff were extremely friendly and attentive, and the food and drinks were delicious. We shared the fried cauliflower, Elgin chopped salad, Elgin burger, and skillet cookie w/ ice cream. Two thumbs up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Menu had great variety.

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vipNubiaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the team at the Elgin was very attentive and helpful. My mom and I had a great time celebrating her belated bday! It was also nice that they sat us in a corner, it was my mom's first time sitting indoors since the pandemic started and as she is elderly, she was a little nervous, but because they check vaccine status we felt more comfortable. THANK YOU!

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vipHobokid
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipFormerUWSider
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm mostly vegetarian and the homemade veggie burger was one of the best I have ever had. Will definitely come back! It was a great choice for pre-theatre.

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CBwell
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We made a reservation for 9pm. The place was pretty dead upon arrival. The hostess was the highlight here, very pleasant and energetic.

We were seated and when the server came to take our order she was ready to take our food and beverage order.

We ordered a drink and shared that we still needed to review the food menu.

About 5 minutes after the server walked away, around 9:15pm, a man cam to our table and said it was last call for food from the kitchen (they closed at 10 but again still had reservation time slots open for 9 and 9:15pm).

At this point it’s obvious they’re ready to close down so I choose a Caesar salad with chicken for a price tag of $20. The salad came out quick, maybe 10 minutes…the chicken must have been partially pre-cooked because it was barely warm and it lacked flavor (including salt). The Cesar salad had a shredded parm on it, seemed like Kraft shredded parm from a bag. They said the dressing was house made but it was odd. Instead of a nice anchovy taste Cesar normally has it reminded me more of fish sauce.

Overall, we were so disappointed. We had hoped for some good food and cocktails on our evening out in New York but instead we made reservations for poor customer service, sub par food, and an extremely rushed experience. If you decide to try this place, don’t let reservation options fool you, last call for food is 45 mins before they close.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Not good at all. Food was cold. Drinks were good but nothing special.

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Jennifer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was a few minutes late for my reservation and the hostess said she canceled my reservation and would try to find me a table. She ended up putting us in a two seater, we were a party of 3. It was a bit frustrating especially when I passed several open tables that we could comfortably sit at. Other than that, the service was great! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious.

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RichardK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Drinks were really good. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not great with accommodating allergies

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

Easy to get outside dining at lunch, with a reservation.

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viptink
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Th burgers were excellent and the service very good, but it is so noisy you can hardly hear yourselves think. I had a headache when we left. But it was close to the theater where we were going so that was a plus.

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MrEastwood
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I went for a casual date night. The food was good but the service was better. The prices are good also. I wouldn't definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice place for drinks and snacks! It was a little on the loud side, but not loud enough where my party was unable to hear each other. The service for drinks was a little slow, but boy are they worth the wait!! Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great lunch here. I’d say it is upscale/creative bar food done quite well with service to match.

I’d be happy to go back.

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BJCH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 ~ a bit of a family/friend reunion. Our server (Jas) was terrific at keeping us in food & beverage and the bartender made a fantastic boulevardier!

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chris
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drink menu and food. Great music. Did a great job for my wife's birthday 🎂

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janetf
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar area so nice . We sat at a table

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NYC Whiskey Bar with delicious outside-the-box comfort food! Definitely order the Cheeseburger Egg Roll to start - you won't regret it - and follow it up with the French Onion Soup Burger!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were having great drinks recommended by Gladis, food was delicious but kinda pricey! Great location

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JenB
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating and food was fabulous! Love the drink menu and for a family of 6, we felt it was a good deal! We will definitely go back!

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Brewster
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails, above average tavern food, great service

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Amycuev
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and the playlist that was playing was top notch. very much enjoyed.

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ThomasB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for lunch. Must be more of a happy hour place as there were only two other tables in the place. Food was good and service was as well. Just needed to be more energy. Too early for lunch I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice location and relatively quiet. Our server was great.

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MarieLove
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Ate outside, clean, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The chef stayed a late to make dessert for my Family !!! Great customer service

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vipJohn
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Old school tavern atmosphere. The food was great. Something on the menu for everyone. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was busy. If they were short staffed you couldn't tell. Server, food runners, bartenders and the manager were all doing whatever they can do to make our dinner an enjoyable experience Great midtown spot.

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StuartS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a light bite and cocktails with a colleague. Fast and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service great food

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1bignight
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we were happy to discover this neighborhood gem for lunch. Great food, friendly and excellent service.

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Whitney
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Went in on Sunday night and the waiter seemed really uninterested in being there or serving us. We were sat in a corner where we couldn't see the bar or even be around anyone else. The whole point of us choosing this place was because of the vibe it gave off in the photos. Pretty disappointing.

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vipChrisP
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome stuff!

FAQs

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

The Elgin is rated 4.5 stars by 119 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.