The Ellington

4.4
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Casual and relaxing, country kitchen style meets shabby chic spot. Chef Jordan Brill has created a “modern gastropub menu” heavy on American and European flavors
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 222-4050
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jordan Brill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
106th
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Parking details
Meter parking on Amsterdam.
1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West
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Public transit
1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West
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Entertainment
Live Music Thursday Night in December
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Special events & promotions
Open for Thanksgiving & New Years Eve
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Stay away from the Hustle and bustle of Midtown and Enjoy a Fun filled evening on the Upper Westside with us @ The Ellington

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 221 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our thanksgiving meal was excellent! Attentive service, wonderful food, and a great atmosphere. Just what we were looking for.

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t
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We signed on for the full Thanksgiving menu, without any prior knowledge of The Ellington. It's a pub with sports on big tv's and has a very casual atmosphere. The regular menu is what you'd expect from a pub, but I can only review the meal we had - Thanksgiving. We started with crab cakes, nicely seasoned and with a spicy sauce. The main course was The Works - turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, gravy. And YUM! Everything was well-prepared and delicious. (And enough leftovers to have another meal the following night. Just like Mom's!) For dessert, there was tiramisu or pumpkin pie, both okay. Service was friendly. A good time was had by all.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation but when I arrived on time they seated us at a cramped table looking straight at the Men’s Room Door. The MGR was very apologetic and they took good care of us.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This place is great for lunch but dinner was so bland and in interesting

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s
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for brunch as it's right in my neighborhood, their brunch was one of the most affordable options in the area. Everything was delicious, ingredients seemed high quality, and the dining room was comfortable but thoughtfully decorated. Would definitely go again!

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We like The Ellington a lot as an easy neighborhood go to place that is very reasonable with good, reliable food. While it can get moderately noisy, the tables are far apart so that you have plenty of privacy.

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JH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fun environment and fantastic service!

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OT
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint place for a brunch or a tete a tete. The menu and food quality are solid. Nice also that the place has a bar to serve drinks as good complements to the brunch offerings.

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service.
We had a good time and will return!

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m
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. A decent and solid brunch menu.
Try the spicy margarita .

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UW
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had been for brunch (and really enjoyed) and wanted to try it for dinner - glad we did! We had some great food (tried several of the appetizers including the grilled cheese bites and dumplings), salads and all were good. Also had the salmon entree, which was delicious. It is a casual setting with friendly service; outdoor tables too if the weather cooperates.

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We found The Ellington to be very accommodating to our needs as a large group. They were able to provide us with individual checks and a comfortable table.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, but mighty! Everything was just right for a mini birthday celebration.I especially enjoyed the Turkey burger with sweet potato fries. Salads were all delightful. Enjoy!

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AT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Cobb salad ever! Great service and nice atmosphere.

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very kind and the food was delicious! Each meal was presented in a way that made it a feast for the eyes as well. We were all very happy!

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S
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our time there. Felt a little guilty getting a table just for drinks. Felt that the waitress was disappointed that we did not have dinner and the bill was not larger. But maybe just my imagination. She was pleasant inn the beginning, though.

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AK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very solid dining experience every time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The Ellington was a wonderful place to catch the game- decent bar food & wine, big tv’s, and great table service. If you’d like to be warm and comfortable while you eat, however, you may run into the manager who keeps the AC on full blast and the door wide open, to seem “more inviting,” despite multiple complaints from patrons already inside.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was... okay.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The shepherds pie and toasted Brussels sprouts were fabulous!

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not our first visit and won't be our last.
Food is good, portions generous, help is outstanding!

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

much prefer dinner here. went for a birthday brunch on Sunday. None of us (7 ppl) were loving the food, but service and atmosphere were great. I still would recommend. People are super nice here and its a great neighborhood spot

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m
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place,great food, great neighborhood restaurant.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! They have amazing food and the aesthetic is awesome.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible, the table was sticky, the whole thing was bad. It wasn't crowded, and we ordered two brunch dishes which took a very long time to arrive. When did they, they were both incorrect and had to be re-made, which took another very long while. There are a million better places for a casual family brunch on the Upper West Side that I would recommend above the Ellington. It wasn't good.

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B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun neighborhood bar and grill with a friendly and professional staff. Draft beer selection is good and priced right. We had burgers, which were fine. I ordered mine rare and it was medium so I sent it back and they were very accommodating. I think the real problem with doneness comes from the meat being more like a meatloaf so it doesn’t cook to rare very well. I really wish their burgers were loosely packed and unseasoned like a good burger should be. Fries were excellent and the bun was warm, which it wasn’t the last time. I may need to change my order next time unless they address the burger composition. The goat cheese, prosciutto and arugula salad is fabulous!

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s
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Convenient corner pub--service is caring and efficient, food and drinks just okay.

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MO
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

clean and airy, well trained happy staff....good food and good vibes...

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This place is just ok. I picked it for the location and the reviews. The service was very good but my huevos rancheros had overdone eggs and tortilla and not enough flavor.

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FE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun and yummy! Great service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!

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JF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect neighborhood brunch place. Service and atmosphere friendly. French toast and eggs Benedict were terrific! Loved the coffee! The orange juice isn’t fresh squeezed....otherwise a 5 out if 5!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for families!! So friendly and accommodating.

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LS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu complimented by an interesting cocktail menu. Dave, the bartender, was so terrific that we decided to eat at the bar and forego a table. Definitely will return!

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a bunch of people from all over the US visiting and wanted something new and unique.
The place was clean, not too noisy, busy but not crazy. The server was very sweet and everything we ordered was fantastic.
Try the strawberry mule. It was sweet but not overly and just the right amount of ginger beer and the bloody Mary with bacon vodka was insanely delicious.
The braised pork toast was AWESOME! Spicy, but not overly and very flavorful.
My friend had the quinoa and it was very tasty
One of us had the blueberry and ricotta pancakes and said they were her new favorite food.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! The food is unbelievable!!! Always coming back!

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Ellington is better than ever, having not eaten there for a few months until recently. When I say that, I refer to the food, which was more sophisticated and better prepared (although it was always good) than I could remember. A great value and always a pleasant meal.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Second list - even better this time.
A very pleasant meal and the food was super.

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RK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the Ellington. Great food, good prices and awesome service. Such a pleasure to have something so tasty and affordable, not to mention fun, right around the corner!

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