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The Ellington

4.3
4.3
274 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 222-4050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Brill

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    106th

  • Parking details

    Meter parking on Amsterdam. <br />1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West

  • Public transit

    1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursday Night in December

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Egg Dishes

  • Potato Waffle Eggs Benedict or Florentine$13.00

    • Classic Eggs Benedict$13.00

      Two poached eggs, Canadian bacon, English muffin, w/ house made hollandaise sauce

      • Eggs Florentine$13.00

        Poached Eggs on toasted English muffin, spinach & a creamy hollandaise sauce

        • Steak & Eggs$16.00

          Two eggs any style with home fries

          • Amsterdam Eggs$12.00

            Two eggs any style, sausage, grilled tomatoes & home fries

            • Huevos Rancheros$13.00

              Two eggs over corn tortillas with salsa, beans, cheese & sour cream

              • The Duke Omelet$13.00

                Choice of 3 fillings: Cheddar, pepper jack, mozzarella, American, provolone, feta, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, tomato, bacon

                • Big Fat Alice's Omelet$13.00

                  Smoked salmon, chives & goat cheese-yogurt, toast, and home fries

                  • Braised Pork Toast$14.00

                    Toasted sour dough, shredded pork shoulder, fried egg, spicy hollandaise sauce & home fries

                    Griddle

                    • French Toast$11.00

                      • Buttermilk Pancakes$11.00

                        • Blueberry, Lemon, Ricotta Pancakes$12.00

                          • Banana & Walnut Pancakes$12.00

                            Kids

                            • French Toast$7.00

                              • Buttermilk Pancakes$7.00

                                • Scrambled Eggs & Bacon$7.00

                                  • Chicken Tenders$7.00

                                    Burgers & Salads

                                    • Cobb Salad$15.00

                                      Chicken, cucumber, egg, bacon, avocado, gorgonzola, cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce & ranch dressing

                                      • Warm Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Salad$12.00

                                        Arugula, roasted walnuts, balsamic reduction

                                        • Riverside Quinoa$13.00

                                          Quinoa, arugula, artichoke, hearts of palms, avocado, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, toasted almonds, feta & honey pepper vinaigrette

                                          • House Salad$11.00

                                            Feta, peppers, corn, cucumber, red onion, & walnuts

                                            • Green Toast with Black Bean Salad$11.00

                                              Whole wheat toast with avocado, lemon & black bean salad in a tortilla cup

                                              • 8oz Ellington Burger$14.00

                                                Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle

                                                • Chicken Sandwich$13.00

                                                  Grilled chicken, avocado, lettuce, vanilla caramelized onions, cheddar & chipotle mayo

                                                  • A.B.L.T$12.00

                                                    Avocado, bacon, Mayonnaise, arugula & cherry tomatoes on 7 Grain toast w/ poached egg

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Parmesan Truffle Fries$8.00

                                                      With garlic & rosemary (grated parmesan)

                                                      • Sweet Potato / Regular Fries$7.00

                                                        • Sausage$4.00

                                                          Pork or Chicken Apple

                                                          • Canadian Bacon$4.00

                                                            • Fried Egg$3.00

                                                              • Fruit$7.00

                                                                Brunch Cocktails

                                                                • The Ellington Bloody Mary$12.00

                                                                  • Mimosa$10.00

                                                                    • Bellini$10.00

                                                                      • Bubble & Berry$10.00

                                                                        • Gin 'N Juice$10.00

                                                                          • Spicy Ginger Margarita$12.00

                                                                            • Morning Mule$12.00

                                                                              Last updated: August 13, 2020

                                                                              What 274 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                              4.3
                                                                              4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                              • 4.1Food
                                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                                              • 4.2Ambience
                                                                              • 4.3Value

                                                                              NoiseModerate

                                                                              93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                ValarieN

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                It may be a small and quaint establishment but the food and service was good. The noise wasn’t troublesome as some other places. I was able to hold a conversation with my friend. The ambience was nice and subdue. This is my second visit and the service has not once been disappointing. I will definite come again.

                                                                              2. C

                                                                                Carm

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The food was delicious and the music playlist was terrific.

                                                                              3. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                Incredibly poor service for an 8 top. Somehow took an hour for food to come out.

                                                                              4. CP

                                                                                CynthiaP

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                We had a delightful dinner at the Ellington the other night. We each had a delicious turky burger with amazing sweet potatoe fries. What we love about the Ellington is how familyt friendly it is and yet an excellent bar as well. I frequently meet friends her for lunch or dinner.

                                                                              5. B

                                                                                Barbara

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                26 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                26 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                We are a large group of friends coming and going at different times, so our drinks, appetizers and main meals are a bit of a jumble. The staff are wonderfully accommodating. Some terrific appetizers, good for sharing, like the brussels sprouts (believe it or not) and the mac and cheese. A couple of the entrees are a bit pricey, but good. It can get a little too noisy, but that's to be expected on a Friday night.

                                                                              6. B

                                                                                Buriedlovely

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Love this place. So good and super accommodating.

                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great place

                                                                              8. RH

                                                                                RickH

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                A great Upper West Side bistro! Bar food to be sure, but the BEST kind. The Ellington Burger was delicious and cooked to perfection. Also, some of the best fish and chips I have ever tasted. The truffle Mac and cheese is not to be missed, by the way. We ordered one and split it four ways as an appetizer. Yum! Very attentive and entertaining wait staff (in a good way). And all without the Midtown prices!

                                                                              9. LC

                                                                                LenC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Birthday celebration

                                                                              10. TZ

                                                                                TZollo

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 2, 2020

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                We were in town for a few days and looking for a casual, low-key place for comfort food on the Upper West Side. This place fit the bill perfectly. We were there on a weeknight, and had a satisfying, relaxed family meal.

                                                                              11. AD

                                                                                ADBrowne59

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Amazing place we walked all the way from 58th Street through the Park we were not disappointed. Fantastic Bloody Mary's and the best burger I had in a very long time.

                                                                              12. p

                                                                                philosophe31

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Such a great place. Friendly staff and good food. Best lamb burger in Manhattan.

                                                                              13. GH

                                                                                GraceH

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                What a wonderful place to eat! Food was great and we had a lovely, friendly waitress. Price is a good value. I highly recommend!

                                                                              14. SN

                                                                                SteveN

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Warm and friendly service. Cold beer and good grub.

                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              16. LC

                                                                                LenC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 19, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              17. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 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.

                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Good drinks, excellent portions

                                                                              19. MD

                                                                                MikeD

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                67 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                67 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

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

                                                                              20. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              21. GA

                                                                                GraceA

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                Dined on September 29, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              22. SW

                                                                                SherW

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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!

                                                                              23. e

                                                                                elanas

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                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

                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              25. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 13, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Nice and quiet for a pleasurable business lunch.

                                                                              26. DC

                                                                                DebraC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              27. ER

                                                                                EboniR

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 24, 2019

                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience5

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

                                                                              28. JC

                                                                                JuanaC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              29. G

                                                                                Gerard

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 13, 2019

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

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

                                                                              30. EC

                                                                                EdwardC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                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

                                                                              31. EO

                                                                                EllenO

                                                                                Salt Lake City

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                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!

                                                                              32. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                This was great

                                                                              33. SR

                                                                                SandroR

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on April 28, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                              34. J

                                                                                Jill

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                17 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.

                                                                              35. C

                                                                                Cookitbettermyself

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              36. RA

                                                                                RichardA

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              37. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on April 14, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Very good food and nice service

                                                                              38. J

                                                                                Jerry

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 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.

                                                                              39. SF

                                                                                ShaneF

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                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.

                                                                              40. JW

                                                                                JessW

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on March 17, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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                                                                              The Ellington is rated 4.3 stars by 274 OpenTable diners

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                                                                              Google Map for The Ellington

                                                                              936 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10025

                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                106th

                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                Upper West Side

                                                                              • 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

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                Meter parking on Amsterdam. <br />1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West

                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                1 Train to 103rd or 110th stop Broadway. B & C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West

                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                Jordan Brill

                                                                              • Entertainment

                                                                                Live Music Thursday Night in December

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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