Ellen's on Front

4.7
34 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Outstanding and creative food and drink that combines global flavors with local ingredients.

Please visit our website to review our Covid policies.

we do not accept reservations with out credit cards.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.4
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vip287fh
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brother and sister team that own and operate Ellen’s make for a wonderful experience. Anthony in front of the house is a delight and a natural.

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ChloeI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food! Would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best meals I've had in recent memory.

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vipPeggy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing!! The sweet tea chicken is amazing as was the duck wings. The cocktails are so good!!! The service was also great! I highly recommend you try this restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I take points away for ambience (or complete lack of). We sat indoors with covid measures. The decor is purely unpleasant. The dining hall while having great distancing for covid measures is dark and dingy and unkempt looking. Really sad Bec the menu itself and food is amazing. The value for $$ is on par with other greenport restaurants so the price range for tapas in 15-19$ range is comparable to other places. I had the shrimp tacos, my friends got BLT, duck confit, warm mushroom salad and Korean fried rice. Food is great and value is high mid range (as per greenport standards) but they really gotta do something about the complete lack of ambience. Place has a dead feel to it.

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vipdianemd
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best fried rice I've ever had and the duck wings are delicious

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FrankP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. The staff was nice and knowledgeable of the menu. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellen’s on Front is the best restaurant on the north fork. Don’t miss the fried chicken, ribs or the green beans. Service is excellent and food is spectacular.

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AllisonD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love the food, drinks, and atmosphere at Ellen's

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kasturib
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place to celebrate our friend’s birthday. Definitely try their Korean fried rice, it’s delicious.

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LadyBratham88
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delish. I ordered the pea leaves with crispy quinoa salad and shared a short rib grilled cheese sandwich with the hubby. We started with the dip duo and it was delicious!
What was the best was it was a quiet restaurant night , we were the only diners . They honored our 7 o'clock reservation and Bunny treated us like royalty. She did not rush us and allowed us to enjoy our cocktails and apps. Plus she bought a round for us since we are repeat customers. Looking forward to returning !

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Trent
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend Ellen’s on Front. Jenny—the co-owner and head chef—came out and chatted with our group and made the whole experience. We even got to meet Ellen herself the next day on the street.

The food and drinks were both delicious and it was so cozy and fun. 10/10.

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vipTheQuietMan
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We felt very safe dining in.

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TraceyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved our time at Ellen's. The owner was gracious enough to sit with us and tell us about their experience in Greenport as well as give us some local recs. It was so kind of him to make us feel like locals!

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vipTheQuietMan
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the age of Civid, we felt very safe dining at Ellen's. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. We had a nice conversation with Ellen. The local wines were very good. We had the steak frittes and duck fred rice which were both outstanding. We will definately be back.

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vipcolleenm
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very nice family run business

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vipGlimmerTwin
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Ellen's gets great reviews and no wonder. Both the drinks and the food are stellar, and the entire staff is friendly and professional. On the downside, the ambiance of the interior is nil. It's a bare-bones affair with chairs and cartons stacked in plain sight from where we sat in a corner beside a front window. I imagine a table outside would be more pleasant, but as it was drizzling when we arrived that was not possible. I did appreciate the restaurant calling to tell me they could not honor my outdoor reservation due to the inclement weather, though.

All in all, I would go back now that I know what to expect vis a vis the interior.

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vipGreat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Greenport! Food is amazing. Never disappoints.

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bernieos
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed every morsel of food that we ordered. We were a little wary of what to expect as surroundings could have been a little cozier. Just plain walls and wooden tables, but the food and service made up for that! We ordered the clam flatbread... divine! Fish and chips, were fresh and crispy, as well as hand cut.
One person ordered the Korean fried rice with duck, he is still raving about how good it was! I don’t want to forget the cocktails. They made the best gin and tonic and margarita for me and my friend
Thank you serving us such amazing food! We will definitely be back again!!

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vipseafordiner
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ellen’s on front is

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vipNYCdiner10010
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We had a lovely meal, and the service was perfect. The fried chicken was amazing!

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ZacharyH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, excellent service, covid-friendly and accommodating. highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

i had reserved an "outdoor dining" table on a saturday, only to be confronted by the hostess that outdoor tables "cannot be guaranteed" when making the reservation. mind you i was able to literally choose "outdoor dining" as opposed to indoor dining. this makes 0 sense. why have that option if it's not guaranteed? other restaurants who have the same policy are upfront about it, mentioning that you can indicate preference for outdoor seating, but that it isn't guaranteed. this was a huge turn off because it seemed purposefully deceptive.

we toughed it out and opted to eat inside, as there were only 2 other parties inside and i knew we would have a hard time finding somewhere else to eat last minute on a saturday night. the food ended up being great, notably the duck wings and fried chicken. i loved the asian flare. the service was fairly slow - despite there only being 9 tables in the entire restaurant (indoor and outdoor combined), it took us 10 min to get water for the table. super weird. the staff here kind of seemed like they were simply interested in doing their job, but didn't care much about putting the customers first or going above and beyond to make the experience memorable.

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vipKnotForProfit
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved Ellen's! In fact, went twice in three weeks. Outside dining was enjoyable but the restaurant was very comfortable as well. Menu is eclectic. The Chicken Fried Rice was wonderful. Great regional wines and VERY good service. The family touch was also really nice. Don't miss this great evening in Greenport!!!!!!!!!

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vipJosefK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside experience during COVID. Food was excellent and server was great.

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall, not very good. Sweet tea-brined fried chicken was tasteless. Mahi fish tacos had a laughable amount of fish in them. Beer list looked very promising, but they only had 2 of 12 beers on the list. Both local wines we had were undrinkable. No need to stop here.

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MichaelO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, incredibly attentive staff, wonderful owner and a fun story behind the name. Really enjoyed the meal as well as the conversation.

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LadyBratham88
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all !!
The roasted quinoa salad was delish !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single plate was extraordinary!

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vipjoonberry
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent salad with watermelon radish and crispy quinoa! Husband loved the duck fried rice, and I felt similarly about the fried chicken. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the town has made some outdoor eating areas along the road, and restaurants have done their best to make them attractive. We quickly got used to the one-lane traffic going by and enjoyed our meal. Only detraction was the one dessert selection. Would definitely return :)

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LBurno
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place! Can’t wait to go there again.

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vipCraigC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding this restaurant in Greenport for outdoor dinning was a treat. The food was very tasty and our server (Kendal) very pleasant. We surely will return.

Lynne & Craig Clausen

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vipKris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job with making us feel comfortable and safe dining with them. The service was awesome, everyone was sweet and attentive. And the food... unbelievable! I got a salad to start, which was simple perfection and my husband got the duck wings which he loved! Then I got the burger and he got chicken fried rice. Both were insanely good. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a great meal and a nice relaxing experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and portions great for sharing. The wait staff were very enthusiastic and nice.

FAQs

Ellen's on Front offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 333-2743.

Ellen's on Front is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.