The Ellington

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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

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was Thanksgiving day so our expectations were not that of a typical night out. There was a holiday Prix fixe but the normal menu was available. The waitress was great and very accommodating of everyone's needs. The special stuffed burger and fries were quite good and everything seemed perfectly cooked but there was a lack of flavoring on the vegetables and salmon. I enjoyed but I don't think I'd return.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was polite and personable. The food was outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family brunch. Great service and yummy food. As the place filled in the noise went up but it was a cold day so no where for the sound to go.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good drinks, excellent portions

MD
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice brunch,food very good,service OK seating was late even with reservation

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Place was Ok, we got there exactly when it n opened. I ordered a salad (looked better than it tasted) my daughter ordered a fried chicken sandwich which turned out to be really be very tasty. They don’t have much of a brunch menu.

GA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was really friendly and food came out in a timely manner.

SW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there many times. Will absolutely be back and have absolutely recommended to my friends!

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and prices. Had an omelette that was tasteless, no flavor. Bread was very good

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Beautiful location. Great evening. Been here many times.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and quiet for a pleasurable business lunch.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food at Ellington is quite good. I had the cobb salad and it was terrific. We shared the calamari and an order of truffle oil and parmesan french fries...also very good and clearly freshly made, not frozen. However, the service was not good. All of the food came at once, including the appetizers. Shortly after we were served, my daughter unexpectantly joined us for dinner. They were very quick at accommodating her with a chair at our 4 person table, but she never received her order of cobb salad, although we waited well over 35 minutes longer after the rest of us had eaten our food, and despite the fact that we reminded them several times. Finally, we asked for the check, and the 2nd cobb salad had been added to the bill. My husband asked that it be removed, and the manager came over to me (not my husband) and asked if we hadn't ordered 2 cobb salads. When I told him that my daughter never received her order, the salad showed up as a "to go" order for her. Rather than be apologetic, and even offering a comp of the 2nd salad or a reduction on the bill, my husband was presented with a bill with both salads on it. Food is good....management NOT SO MUCH.

ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very cute and cozy! Nice wine, food was not the best

JC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. We were a party of 7 and our table was ready and our food was delicious.

G
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, reasonably priced, good service. Definitely will recommend to friends and family

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice place for the family to eat especially if you have young children and the staff is very polite. Appetizers are excellent

EO
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fine. Had a few different egg choices on the menu. I got the smoked salmon florentine, which was supposed to be with the waffle potato, but they served me it with english muffins and a cold serving of breakfast potatoes. I didn't realize until later that they served me the wrong thing. The eggs and spinach with the smoked salmon were tasty. The restaurant wasn't too loud, which made it easy to have a nice conversation. Wouldn't rush back. A decent meal at a fairly decent price!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was great

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a really nice brunch thinking about the Duke!
And the Bloody Mary was super!!!

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Had the avocado, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes with poached egg. Delicious!!!
Highly recommend this place after a visit to St John the Divine.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It is a nice family restaurant. Very cozy and convenient. The staff make it! Such a neighborhood vibe. Wait staff get to know you and are lovely. Make it worth it. Mac and cheese was excellent. Mini burgers one should specify desired doneness. My kid ordered them and it was assumed well done. They were inedible, really. And it is not cheap for what it is. I still say go. Lots of excellent options. Fish and chips if you don’t mind fried.

RA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful option for sunday brunch, though we noticed too late that the brunch specials were not advertised on our table.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and nice service

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I wrote a review a few months ago because I was so disappointed with the service and Ellington had really lost it’s personal touch. Well it seems like they got their groove back. The waiter that served us in the past 3 times was not there, TG! The young waitress and gentleman who have been there for years were awesome. Didn’t miss a beat.

SF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experkence. So glad I made a reservation, as we just missed a rush. It was the first nice day of the year so we got to sit outside, and the staff didn’t mind when we asked to move because the sun was bright. Our waiter, Matt, was friendly, professional and accommodating. I will definitely visit again as it is close to school and where friends live.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, tasty food! Brunch menu had a good combination of both brunch and lunch options.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They did not have my name or open table reservation. I would like to make sure I get credit for it.

SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and great for groups or dates. The food was so delish! This is a new favorite for my list.

HG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quiet restaurant ideal for a friendly get together. Very good food.

EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ellington was a very pleasant surprise. My cousin and I have now decided it will be our go to meeting place especially for an early brunch. The staff was very attentive and the food good. Nothing elaborate but well done. My cousin commented on how nice and clean the Ladies Room was.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Horrific service, mold in the water bottle, mediocre food

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Could have been a bit cleaner

AM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The happy hour oysters were great, but both the fish and chips in the Fish and Chips were undercooked. Our waitress was pretty helpful with coming up with a tasty mocktail.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I’ve been coming to Ellington since it opened. It’s a “go to”for my family but in the past 4 or 5 months the service has gone from slow to bad. For example we have ordered appetizers the last three times we were there. They have forgotten them each time and then they charged us for it. If they actually do remember them they will serve it with the entrees. Not to mention there has been an extensive wait in getting our food. It would be great while we were waiting to be offered another drink, but they failed to do that as well. Unfortunately, we have had the same waiter each time. He’s really bad. He has screwed up our bill multiple times. I hate to stop coming here but were getting better options in the neighborhood all the time. Bring back the old waiters please!

JR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Nice relaxing atmosphere inside the place as well.

H
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love The Ellington. Our Go-to pub. The mac and cheese is outstanding, due to the creaminess and the truffle oil. Friendly helpful staff, and good homey food choices.

So glad we live close by.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nous avions choisis cet établissement pour fêter le nouvel en dernière minute étant donné qu’il pleuvait énormément sur New York . Et quelle surprise ! Chouette endroit , repas de qualité , personnel au petit soin ! Un rapport qualité qui défie toute concurrence encore plus pour ce genre d’événement !

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

G
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How nice to find a friendly, affordable neighborhood place! Simple “pub” menu offered great options and happy hour drink prices. Very comfortable and welcoming with attentive service from staff. If you are in the St John the Divine/Columbia hood, go grab a bite.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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