$42 three course prix fixe dinner served every day from 5pm to 6:15pm.
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: 16 August 2019
Ends: 17 August 2118
Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-18:15
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
At Elea, you can experience a Greek Island Valentine's day at the Upper West Side. Come celebrate love with a 3 course prix fixe menu, which includes as options filet mignon, lobster pasta and other delicious Greek specialties for the price of 85$ per person.
Friday, 14 February, 2020
Perfection on UWS
Prefer to be upstairs next time. Good food and fun environment
Consistently excellent food and service and a fabulous lychee martini.
We went for lunch and it was restaurant week so there was a special. I ordered the chicken souflaki which came on pita and with fries and tzatsiki sauce on the side. Unfortunately there was hardly any chicken,very tiny pieces, on the 2 brochettes I received so the main serving was of pita and fries. Tasted good but if I wanted a carb meal I would have ordered a carb main dish! Have been to this restaurant a fair amount since it opened, live in the ‘hood and this makes me wary of going back though I love the ambience. Hope they will rectify this issue!
The appetizers and mains we had were delicious, but the desserts just OK. The staff is very pleasant. They even have a coat check, which deserves a bonus star.
Elea is now my favorite restaurant in Manhattan ! Tonight was my third visit in 5 weeks. I love everything about Elea ! The food is so delicious and the menu choices are unusual and creative and always perfectly prepared and seasoned. My favorites are the cauliflower fritters which I have never had but are one of the best dishes I have ever had, the tavern style lamb chops and for dessert the creamy, pistachio seasoned ekmek. I have introduced Elea to 3 friends all of whom enjoyed it as much as I do !
We love the freshness of the food. The service is exceptional. We have eaten here many times. It never disappoints!
We've come 4x now and noticed a few constants: 1) energy always high and buzz great, 2) food - especially zucchini chips, fried cheese and all the white fish - is top-notch, 3) interesting (all Greek) wines with nice pours, and 4) even with a reservation, you inevitably wait for at least 20 minutes. So before going every time, my wife and I have to decide whether 1, 2 & 3 are good enough to have to put up with 4.
Elea is a very good, not brilliant, neighborhood Greek restaurant. We are very lucky to have them on the UWS. The ingredients do not overwhelm, as they do, say at Milos, but Milos costs twice what Elea does. The food is solid. My one complaint is that the servers should stop UpSelling us. If we want more to eat, we will order more. Their UpSelling is very annoying and makes me pause when I think to reserve.
In every way, dining at Elea is wonderful. We are SO lucky that it has made its home on the Upper west Side.
Dishes were prepared to perfection! Our servers allowed us the time we needed to make our decisions. Each dish was delicious! I would highly recommend Elea!
Great food, lovely service.
Excellent service delicious food. We will be back!
Truthfully, I haven’t invested enough time towards reviewing my dining experiences. But Elea was so good — so good that I was inspired to write a review.
What was good? The location is super cool: a bar situated in one quadrant of the main dining area, small but cozy tables fill the remaining floor space, candles and some dim lighting paint the white wood backdrop, and there’s also overflow seating in a basement level.
Also, we visited Elea on a Monday night when the restaurant offers 50% off wine. Unheard of given the beautiful selection they offer. The salad and the dip selection we had were both fresh and clean, and at this point the table was packed when you account for the warm loaf of bread and extra pita that arrived. For our mains we had the octopus and lamb chops, respectively, which were unsurprisingly great.
The only oddity here was the number of glasses / dishes that broke during our few hours dining. The staff is super responsive when it comes to clean-ups, but the frequency has to be tied to either the size of the tables or to the stoppers on the bottom of the chairs (super strong, I pushed my seat out while leaning on the table, nothing moved). This isn’t a problem at all, just comical.
Great food, great experience, highly recommend
We've been here several times and the food seems to get better and better. The service is very friendly and helpful, although not always super efficient. The only meaningful minus is that it can get blisteringly hot in the downstairs dining room. They desperately need better HVAC.
Appetizers are wonderful, service very good menu great. Our main courses were flavorless. Very disappointed
They surprised us with a birthday dessert which was very nice
I really like the place and would come back for lunch snd appetizers
The food is always terrific and as well as the service
The restaurant was empty at six and got quite full later. Our table in the back was warm, tables near the stairs were cooler, most of the seats are downstairs. Food was good but I was disappointed in the feta appetizer which I've had better prepared elsewhere.
Love the fish and salad and yogurt dessert!
Felt like I was on vacation
Never dissapoints! Great night, great food, great service!
New Year's Eve is not the best time to evaluate a restaurant. The lighting was poor and it was very dark at our table. The food was okay. The service was not very attentive. They didnt bring a knife when they served a loaf of bread and we had to take some olive oil from another table.
Amazing every time!!
Wonderful UWS find. Great fish and oh the lamb chops too. Helpful courteous staff. The upstairs room is a bit crowded and noisy for me with a large bar as well as restaurant seating, so I always ask for a table in the large downstairs room where it is quieter. Make you preference known with your reservation.
Elea is THE finest Greek restaurant I have been to in New York City ! The menu from cocktails to dessert is the most untypical Greek cuisine and our dinners were superb ! I started with cauliflower fritters finished with wonderful spices and a generous topping of pine nuts. With this I tried the bread brought to the table with assorted olives. I am not sure what type of bread it was but it was perfect ! For my main course I chose the baby lamb chops. They came with tangy delicious Greek fries. The chops were superb. My friend had the mushroom pastiscio which she said was excellent. We will both definitely be back to Elea soon and if you are craving fine Greek cuisine and you are in Manhattan you couldn’t possibly choose a better place than Elea !!!!!
Consistently great. Excellent food and service.
Good food and service in the neighborhood.
Love the fish.
Christmas Eve dinner here was spectacular! They had a regular menu which I appreciated. I am not a fan of the overpriced prix fixed Christmas menu. I like to have choices. We started with oysters and vegetable chips. Both excellent. We shared a whole fish which was plenty for 3 people. I enjoyed my Greek rose and my husband had a version of a Moscow mule. Service was great
A lovely restaurant. Light, airy, greek island ambience, delicious food. Casual enough for a neighborhood meal but nice enough for a celebration too. In addition to the usual mezze, some interesting appetizers, e.g. cauliflower fritters with pine nuts (basically a very imaginative latke). This was my first visit, and I was seated upstairs. Not sure how the downstairs feels.
Lamb chops are amazing - perfectly seasoned and cooked to a true medium rare. The zucchini chips are also standouts.
I usually enjoy Elea. This visit was awful - noisy crowded hot poor service
Great, relaxed evening
Can’t wait to go back. Best place in UWS!
It was great
Food was awful but service was great.
Elea is always a crowd pleaser. Food and service are excellent..ambience is very nice and there is a great vibe especially at the bar. Can’t wait for our next visit!
A delightful lunch venue, where the food is delicious and authentic. The service couldn't have been better. A wonderful lunch special, though it was so much that we had to take half of it home.
My favorite restaurant on the upper west side
Love the food!