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The Ellington, New York, NY

The Ellington

4.3
4.3
270 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • 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) 281-3011

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef John Loughran

  • Private party facilities

    The Ellington is available for small parties of 20 to large parties of 100. We cater for each party on an individual basis. We would love to plan your next party for you. We host Birthday parties, Rehearsal Dinner's, Bridal Showers ,Baby showers and more.

  • Private party contact

    Glenda Sansone: (212) 222-4050

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    105th & 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 &amp; C to 103rd and 110th Central Park West.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursday Night in December

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. VN

    ValarieN

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the music playlist was terrific.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 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

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 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

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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

    vip
    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

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 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

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 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

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 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

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 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.

FAQs

The Ellington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 281-3011.

The Ellington is rated 4.3 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    105th &amp; 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, Contemporary American

  • 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

    Chef John Loughran

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursday Night in December

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 281-3011

  • Private party facilities

    The Ellington is available for small parties of 20 to large parties of 100. We cater for each party on an individual basis. We would love to plan your next party for you. We host Birthday parties, Rehearsal Dinner's, Bridal Showers ,Baby showers and more.

  • Private party contact

    Glenda Sansone: (212) 222-4050

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