Elia

4.8
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557 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
A unique dining experience in an authentic atmosphere. Step through our doors and feel as if you have been transported to a Mediterranean island.
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4.7
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4.8
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VG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

At times the kitchen seemed overwhelmed by the full restaurant. Food took a very long time and two of the four entrees where cold and lacked taste . Having eaten at Elia many times before , I will chalk this one up to the crowd and try again.

R
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Elia was a must do. We thought the food , drinks and wine list were fantastic . The salads were out of this world and the fact I could eat gluten free fried calamari had me elated .

The service was sketchy . Firstly I had to wait a half hour for my friend. I had my son sat in the lounge next to a gentleman with his daughter . The waitress waited on them ha d and foot and never once tried to serve us . I had to get up and get my own drinks.

Then the waiter was pressuring us to order all at once , wasn't checking on us . 3 x we had to ask for things ( I've , lemons etc ) but they kept trying to take our plates before we were done . It was really odd.

I would return because I loved the food so much and hope it was really just an off night.

AC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Our favorite spot to splurge a little, knowing we have never had a dish we didn't love. Their wine list is priced well for some of the higher end selections and their cocktails are perfectly made every time.

The wait staff is professional and attentive without being overbearing. We are always greated with a smile by the owners and made to feel welcome every time we come in.

A++

d
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

delicious fresh seafood, great menu. attentive service and nice wine list

h
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great !!! I left us in total awe. The service was excellent, the ambiance was beautiful. Again., the food was a amazing I couldn't stop talking about our experience with all our friends, coworkers and family. Definitely returning and recommending it to anyone I see. It's truly a hidden gem. The appetizer were big that we were able to share without feeling like one ate more then the other, the presentation of the food was so artistic and it tasted amazing, flavorful and truly made me feel like I was in Greece or somewhere in the Mediterranean sea.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful overall! Great food, great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Atmosphere, food and drinks were perfect!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here is the real taste of the fish its awesome, it's my third time here and I'll be back for sure
Food always on point the service is perfect and the decor made us feel like we in the middle of one of the island in Greece
So happy to have such an amazing restaurant like Elia in Jersey

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent as always never have had a bad experience there.

MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The level of service and attention does not match the quality of the food ,high prices and lovely atmosphere

AP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! Everything tasted so fresh! The place is so pretty, loved everything about the decor

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The energetic vibe at this restaurant makes for a very special fun dinner. Food was excellent, inventive, fresh and very interesting. Service skipped a beat, we waited a very long time for serving utensils, wine. Ambiance was one of the best in Northern, NJ. I would definitely go back.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! So fresh. Service is always great. Love the atmosphere and the vibe.

h
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first meal here we had a business lunch. Everyone enjoyed their food, service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back for dinner.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food if you have the time. Service was very slow. We were there for more than 2 hours for lunch.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE

GREAT FOOD. VERY FRESH. BEST SERVICE AWESOME VIBE

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening at Elia! The food was delish , beautiful atmosphere and the kindest staff! Looking forward to going back!

P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Everything from appetizer to dessert was fresh and elegantly prepared and served. Our waiter was friendly and not to intrusive. You feel as though you’ve stepped into a Greek marketplace. It was a wonderful dinner and the only reason it is a 4 and not 5 is because of the DJ. He was pumping out tunes the whole night. There’s no dance floor and many people were screaming above the music. There really isn’t a need for it ...quiet background music would have been sufficient. It’s an elegant Greek marketplace; not a disco. This however, would not prevent me from going back... it was that good!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!! Great find. Will definitely be a regular.

T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My lunch too go spot!! Excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration

MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

They were out of one of the apps we wanted to order and out of 2 of the dinners we wanted to order

Elia
Responded on 15 September 2019

Hello Jessica, we understand that you were disappointed. We strive to have the freshest ingredients and the day to day freshest fish. With that said it was a busy night and some of the house specialties tend to run out. Therefore, that's the reason we display our fish on open ice in a market style setting emphasizing our restaurants goal, of always serving the freshest ingredients. I extend my invitation for you to dine again with us and have a better experience. Management

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DI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as isual

JS
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Elia and now I can say it is consistently special. Great bar with creative cocktail lis...freshest ingredients lovingly prepared...will recommend and go back again.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service, beautiful place, but it was freezing. Also, despite me informing the manager that it was our anniversary, he didn’t waive the price of our $10 dessert on a two hundred check. It would have been much appreciated. Left a little bad taste in my mouth (pun intended) .

BP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals—all four of Us had fish—were outstanding
Beautiful place with very attentive and helpful staff.
We’ll definitely be back. Only negative was noise level picked up when DJ started playing, but we were still able to talk.

TC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience. Went to Elia with family for a 79 birthday / 59 year anniversary along with a 50 year birthday. Food and service was excellent.

CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Server was so attentive and polite! Definitely a repeat place!

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is great. Pricey but worth every penny. The one thing that really distracted from the great experience was the Dj that blasted music. Way too loud.

v
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where has this restaurant been the whole time I lived in NJ.? I can't believe that my husband and I just found this place.. what a hidden gem. I can't wait to bring more friends and family to eat here. And once again we had Adam as our host and server and he was amazing.

ME
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food n service, We loved it!
Will definitely be back again!

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and atmosphere is nice for special occasions or date night. Valet was easy, host was welcoming and accommodating to our additional guest, DJ played great beats to accompany the atmosphere without drowning out the ability to have a conversation, server was attentive, food came out hot and well seasoned, and overall a wonderful experience. The food is good but not at the quality level that one would expect for the price. Entrees were just ok.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful evening at Elia as we celebrated my mom’s birthday! The cuisine is elegant and tasteful, each dish carefully constructed to perfection! The staff is welcoming and hospitable and we cannot wait to return to “Greece!”

MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous foods, excellent service... everything you want an upscale restaurant to be!!!

NA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a lovely restaurant for any occasion

LW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful meal!

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were impressed with the atmosphere at this restaurant. The food was very good especially the fresh pita bread, the zucchini and eggplant chips and the mousakka balls. Very attentive service as well. We ordered the lemon potatoes was looking forward to trying them but they forgot to bring them out. They offered to bring them but we were full anyway so told them to take them off the check. We dined on a Sunday evening and the music playing was not too loud and we were able to enjoy family conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service!

AG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been here 4 times in the past year. We have yet to have a bad meal/ appetizer
Love this place