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The Elgin, New York, NY

The Elgin

4.5
4.5
182 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 11:00 am–8:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 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

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 182 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DB

    DaleB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor seating Good service with nice waitstaff Food was delish
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for lunch before a Broadway show. The food was good so was the service.
  3. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome bourbon selection. Fair prices. Excellent salads.
  4. TA

    TomA

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very loud, even outside. Food was excellent. A little pricey, but probably typical for midtown.
  5. K

    Karalew2u

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friend’s wedding.
  6. m

    mart

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time having lunch at The Elgin before a Broadway show. Nice outdoor seating that was covered so we were well protected from the downpour. The service was perfect (same server as the last time). Not too noisy or crowded. We got our orders quickly and everything was delicious. Server was attentive but not annoying - checked on us for water refills and to be sure we didn't need anything. On the menu - the fries are awesome!!!!! Hint of rosemary - delicious! Even though there are lots of other places to eat near the theater, I will go back to the Elgin for my next show.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Will be back.
  8. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was pleasantly surprised that this pub served way better than your average pub fare. Our group had a few of the salads the cheeseburger egg rolls and the chicken sandwich— all excellent! A pleasant clean and amiable vibe Totally unexpected! Will definitely be back!! Thank you for a wonderful time!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my date here it was a vibe the service was amazing felt taken care of the drinks were great . Get the lamb burger 🍔 very tasty with so much flavor my date has the steak she enjoyed it. 10 out of 10
  10. NC

    NancyC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great bar scene near Broadway. Service was excellent and food was great bar food.
  11. TY

    TYLERH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great find in midtown. I needed a good place to have a design meeting over lunch--which can sometimes be a nightmare to find in NYC...especially in midtown. This place had everything: large table space, quiet to moderate noise, great food and service. Will definitely come back here!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The Elgin balls were amazing, but the spinach dip was mainly artichokes, and the side salad dressing tasted like wasabi.
  13. R

    Ritzbits

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed a good lunch spot before a matinee show so thought we would give The Elgin a try. Not trendy, not a chain, not expensive, not too crowded. We ate outdoors but under cover in case it rained. The food was top notch! Good selection - easy to find something for everyone. The french fries were amazing as well and the sandwiches we ordered. Great service, great atmosphere. Close to Broadway theaters but far enough that the crowds weren't an issue. Hope to keep this place a little bit of a secret. Planning to return on the 28th.
  14. KS

    KelseyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a really nice place - classy vibes! The drinks were strong, food was delicious and service was outstanding! Will definitely be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time with family for Mother’s Day all our dining options choices were delicious; the bar, restaurant & tv’s were perfect for the event! Will be going back to watch future Formula-1 Races.
  16. WH

    WilliamH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good variety of food: catering to the drinking crowd
  17. WH

    WilliamH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sandwiches and Salmon dinner were excellent. Meals arrived hot. Service staff was attentive. Noise level was high due to bar scene and a soccer match on the TV screens.
  18. AS

    AtlStew

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good service. A bit crowded and noisy, but it was Cinco de Mayo
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Love the atmosphere!
  20. DB

    DanielB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    server was excellent
  21. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good place to grab food & drinks before a show! The appetizers were delicious.
  22. D

    Door

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, waitress was very nice and we were not rushed. It was a little loud.
  23. A

    Adriennev

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Unfortunately, every aspect of our experience was disappointing. Somehow 2/3 of our order was forgotten (by the server or the kitchen was unclear) and when it came it was dry and bland. The food that did arrive took forever and then of course dinner was extended while we waiting for the forgotten items. Our server was pleasant but unapologetic and inattentive. Waters only refilled on request, etc. The dining room was also incredibly loud, which made communicating with our server and with each other basically impossible. It wasn't just the number of people in the restaurant, but the music was cranked up and all terrible pop/dance tracks that just made the whole experience feel stressful. The dinks were good. That's the only good thing I can say about our dinner at The Elgin.
  24. JB

    JBNashville

    Nashville

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good considering it’s in a very touristy area. We had the kale salad + grilled chicken and the fried chicken sandwich and calamari for the app. The review on the calamari is mixed. The flavor was good but the texture was a bit spongy. Yes, I know it’s calamari and should be a bit rubbery/spongy however this seemed a bit much. The salad’s lemon tahini dressing was delish! The chicken sandwich was good but nothing spectacular. Service was great oh and the tequila cocktail with the cucumber water was the best!!
  25. A

    Arlyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This is a beautiful location, and it has great food! I will definitely go back.
  26. LL

    LouLou

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Great food, but don't go here for a business dinner in the evening, it's TOO loud!
  27. JM

    JenniferM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was delicious and the service was top-notch, especially during a very busy after work, pre-theater rush.
  28. RU

    RayUWS

    New York Area

    198 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Why charge $.50 for mustard with a $19 hamburger??? Service was great, food was good, wine was good. Not cheap but I understand that food costs need to increase.
  29. HH

    HughH

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Well located pub with excellent draft beer selection and appropriate pub food.
  30. KS

    KimS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Loud on weeknights during happy hour, but otherwise very good.
  31. RB

    RBRB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selection of food and drinks. Close enough to Radio City without spending a small fortune!
  32. B

    Bbob

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bustling, high end pub with excellent food and service.
  33. S

    Ssg76

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome and super delicious!!
  34. MW

    MorganW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I really enjoyed The Elgin! I would recommend it to anyone and I would absolutely go back.
  35. MG

    MaureenG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and served quickly. Wait staff was properly attentive, not hovering, there when you needed them. Though crowded everything moved quickly and needs were consistently met. There is a decent draft beer list and a good size upscale pub menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will visit again.
  36. AS

    AliciaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome place! Really fun and lovely outdoor seating with heat lamps and flowers - great spot. Fabulous drinks too!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good service, but just average food. Chicken sliders came out room temperature at best and they were out of avocado for the salad with “avocado” in the title so they used guacamole instead.
  38. S

    Stephanie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really elevated menu and great salads and soup. Loved it!
  39. n

    nono

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Not a lot of solid food in this area, great pre-show option
  40. JW

    JaymeW

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were amazing. The service was also wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 182 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 13 times today
Google Map for The Elgin

64 W 48th St New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 11:00 am–8:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 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, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, 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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