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Elea

4.7
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538 reviews
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$50 and over
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Greek
We are bringing "True Greek" to the Upper West Side. At eléa, we only use the finest quality ingredients (Grade 1 Yellow Fin Tuna, Loche Duarte Scottish Salmon) to create traditional "True Greek" fare. Now Open, on the heels of the successful summer opening of Kyma Flatiron, sister restaurant eléa on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation while also evoking an intimate, softly lit aesthetic perfectly suited for the uptown neighborhood. Meaning “olive” in ancient Greek, eléa offers guests a menu of soulful and modern Greek dishes that encompass flavors across the region’s many islands and terrains.

Safety precautions

Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 538 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely ambience!

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vipMimi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great addition to UWS dining. Quite a lot of tables for outdoor dining; not all 6-ft apart. Very busy when we went for dinner over the Labour Day long weekend. The seating experience could be improved. We were a party of three and got squeezed onto a table for two. There was not a lot table space for our food.

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JennaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here for dinner with a friend on a Friday night. We has reservations and were seated shortly thereafter. The service was prompt and hostess and waitress were friendly. I ordered the salmon which was cooked to perfection. It came with mash potatoes that had a smokey BBQ flavor. The consistency was nice however, the flavor wasnt my favorite given the salmon. My friend has the ribs with the orzo. The rib was great but the orzo was drenched in sauce and cheese. The dishes would have worked better alone, as the flavors were separately good but somewhat clashed.

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vipUWSer
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night at Elea almost made us forget the trying times. The food and service are as great as always. We will be back soon.

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vipSnowy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest people, best food on UWS.
Maybe have a wider wine selection?
No matter - I will return!

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vipWillardB
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating in a restaurant since mid March and ELEA was the perfect choice! It was great to be back there again with such lovely food, service and staff.

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cgdines
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In this Covid 19 era, they have made a great effort to distance partrons and are conscientious about cleanliness - serving utensils in wrapped cellophane (other than the table settings which re pre-wrapped in cloth napkins. Yet they are able to do it with such panache creating a very inviting outdoor space to dine. Did I mention the food is delicious.

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Rarafitness
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Went here for brunch on Saturday. They had love music and food was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely birthday celebration...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome people and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Great outdoor space

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vipTgsm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Great hospitality! We’ll be back.

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vipmck25
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing dining experience. Our favorite restaurant. They really were very good with the sanitation and social distancing! Can't wait to go back!

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vipShannon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing modern Greek food with delicious cocktails and wine/beer selection. A must try!

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vipJonathanF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing live music

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious, innovative Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting (given the current circumstances). Service was a little disorganized, but the wait staff was super friendly.

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vipheartbeat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Recommend lamb or seafood. Good wine selection.

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vipSteve
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining at its BEST!! Niko as usual took EXCELLENT CARE of us!
Food was outstanding - true GREEK food!
Beautiful night!!

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viplinda
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were above and beyond to accommodate us during a rain storm when we were seated outside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elea was absolutely excellent. The food was perfect. We didn’t drink, but ordered a number off appetizers and enjoy each one more than the next! We will be back many many times to eat this brilliant food again soon!

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vipLois
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent Greek food. Outdoor dining only in nyc these days, and they did everything they could to make it enjoyable and keep us safe.

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Dani
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the circumstances of Covid, this restaurant was the perfect place to spend my first night out. We splurged and ordered the $17 glass of whispering angel, but it was well worth it. The ambiance was lovely, they really are making the most out of this situation and provided us with very tasty food as well. Truly such a pleasure dining outside and was able to also meet the owner, very nice guy.

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vipUWSder
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for sometime and enjoyed our time welcomed by friendly wait staffs.

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vipAlinaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. As always.

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vipBobby
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We’ve been here several times and i am a regular at Kyma. Shortly after this visit, I had bad stomach issues (which is VERY unusual for me). My wife also found the waiter to be very abrupt

We certainly will go back but I did want to provide requested feedback

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vipJohn
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with beautiful decor and delicious food. Elea is a real gem on the Upper West Side.

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vipjudyb
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overpriced. I had a mushroom pasticio (pasta dish) for $27. NOTHIING with it. It was quite delicious however. Very limited menu.

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vipRonaldD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As regulars at Elea, we always leave happier than when we walked in the door. Ron D.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I’ve been to dinner at Elea many times and always loved it. Lunch was an unfortunate disappointment. The food was nothing like I’ve had in the past.

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OlgaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ran out of two best brunch dishes and fresh juices claiming a larger party before us used all their supplies. Seemed unfair and unprepared

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vipIm4theater
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food is delicious. Noise in the room was more than "energetic". I couldn't even hear my dinner partner on the other side of the table, and we were sitting in a corner table, which might not even have been as noisy as other spots in the room. Too bad. With such good food this could have been a real find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday dinner. The waitress was good but the bell boy was lousy. He wanted to pull out the plates before one of us finished eating. The foo was goo and ambience nice. However by the time we left 7:30 it was so packed that was hard to even get out of the restaurant. The bar area was noisy and twice as many people that it can handle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome date or friend date spot

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vipwacky24
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have yet top be disappointed with the food, there's not a bad choice to be had!

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vipEricS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent from the Greek salad (Horiatiki) to the cauliflower vegan dish through to the excellent fish.

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vipLindaSueFoodie26
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the room was inviting, service courteous and helpful and the food, amazing! Elea never fails to impress.

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vipSusieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!! So happy to have this cool delicious restaurant in the neighborhood

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vipLalouBize
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I regularly stop by for the prix fixe lunch. It is a good value--lots of food for $26, for a regular-size appetizer and main course. Of course, it's easy to double that if you add a glass of wine and dessert. :-)

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vipamy41
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Each time I bring someone there for the first time they rave and return.

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Happy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Atmosphere is lovely. Place is lovely. Staff was lovey
Food was bland and boring and overpriced for the quality
Had the shrimp main course. Boring. Salad nothin g special. And the tuna special appetizer. Very bland. Maybe we ordered the wrong things cause the pace was packed on a Thursday night. But we were very disappointed.

FAQs

Elea offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 369-9800.

Elea is rated 4.7 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

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