The Elgin

4.8
76 reviews
$30 and under
American
Outdoor tables will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. If you request outdoor dining, we will our best to accommodate you.
The Elgin is a bar & restaurant serving upscale fare situated just south of Rockefeller Center & steps from Broadway & Times Square. Our goal is to provide sophisticated cocktails, a carefully curated craft & seasonal beer list, amazing food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Please join us!
The Elgin’s 4 main principals, Peter Pernicone, Darwin Conner, Paul Baum & Christine Trauben, have known each other for 30 years. They all grew up on the lower west side of NYC in Chelsea & had a goal of owning a bar together & could not be more excited about opening The Elgin. As an acknowledgment of their collective history, they named a signature cocktail—the Chelsea 1724—after their neighborhood. Darwin & Paul grew up in Chelsea on 17th St and Peter & Christine lived on 24th St. They are joined by Patrick Callaghan who has been working with Peter for many years.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 76 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, everyone is attentive and the drinks are great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great drinks! Lovely space and great service! We love the Elgin!

JH
JuliaH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We sat outside and it was noisy. Smokers stood nearby so it was very unpleasant to be smelling smoke while eating. I LOVED the Kale & Avocado Salad. I'd go again after i feel it's completely safe to eat indoors.

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HelenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The cocktails were amazing. My friends enjoyed the food. The place looks nice, but we were seated all the way to the back even though the place was fairly empty - but I am assuming it was for social distancing purposes, which is understandable. Only wished that we were seated somewhere in the middle of the restaurant so that we could have enjoyed the decors. But overall it was a nice experience and I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was SO friendly and accommodating. Great service, good grub and good drink selection. Definitely a find for a midtown spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great! I have been to Elgin a few times. Friendly staff. They always are able to accommodate my requests for special cocktails which may not be there on the menu.

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BridgetF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a a great time! Their outdoor seating was comfy and covid safe :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Food was terrific. Loved the Elgin Salad. Burger and fries excellent. Veal meatballs were delicious. Daughter loved her roast beef sandwich. Great pub atmosphere. Friendly attentive staff. Will be back!

KC
vipKristenC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect Sunday meal. The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly. Thanks for making a rainy trip to NYC a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food . They treated us with love

BC
vipBarbaraC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great cocktails and food.

MN
MicaelaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 🤩 , everything was very good! Strongly recommend this bar!

KG
vipKeithG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time eating out since indoor dining returned and I couldn’t have had a more perfect experience. The space is nice, the food is amazing and the staff was great. I highly recommend The Elgin and I look forward to eating there again soon.

MN
MicaelaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome bar! I strongly recommend it. The food and drinks were delicious

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fc1620
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Seated a little close to other tables, but with dividers in between.

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Saksak
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing staff! They offered indoor even though we were for outside! We appreciated it so much. Celebrated a birthday and they were so on point about it. Brought out a small cake and everything!!! Amazing food and drinks! Will def be back!!

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TajahM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Good food and drink at great prices !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

outdoor seating was great! not too chilly even in the dark, only
problems we had were that the staff only came outside once in a while to check on us leaving us waiting at times and the cocktail of the week was not to our taste. overall great food, friendly staff and a good time!

GN
GretchenN
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience on the first day of indoor dining in NYC -- staff was on top of all protocols. Food was flawless, staff was fantastic, would absolutely recommend and reserve again.

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Masa
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good atmosphere and great foods. Very suitable for casual dinner

C
vipCarolla
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant !! Food was excellent it was decorated so nicely for Christmas only 1/2 block from the tree so great location! Service was phenomenal so friendly and personable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great holiday drinks!! Beautifully decorated.

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Bridgette
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, service and drinks! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience. We started off with the adult chocolate milk and the white Christmas drink. Both were good but the white Christmas drink is a little messy. The Buffalo chicken sliders were really good but the pizza was okay. Definitely worth going again one day when things open up again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! The staff was very caring and helpful and nice

LE
vipLexieE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Elgin was decorate SO well for Christmas, and had the best music and atmosphere. My roommate and I would definitely recommend their holiday cocktails, and will be coming back for dinner soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe, great service, delish cocktails & food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!! Loved my cocktail and Andrew was phenom. Coming back tonight!!

JF
JimF
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, thoughtful service and a great atmosphere.

DM
DonnaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great, friendly service. We ate outside so there was normal street noise. Everything was very clean, all staff were in masks and tables were spread out. Highly recommend it

JF
vipJoeF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in Covid outdoor dining space. It was fine and well isolated with plastic barriers between tables. Tight seating but understandable. Food was served quickly and service was courteous. Food was delicious. Better than expected!

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vipRuby
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

If you're looking for a place to have brunch, I would not recommend this place.
They have a small menu with very little flexibility. On a Sunday for brunch they
had to ask the chef if he would make fried eggs. It came with no potatoes. They had one kind of toast, no jelly, etc. They didn't offer refills on coffee. It was less than accommodating. It's more of a burger and drinks kind of place. They shouldn't
even advertise as a brunch place. I will not be returning!

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theternalone
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful spot for a quiet and delicious brunch

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vipKelbelsmile1
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The only thing I can say about our experience at the Elgin, is that we had the worst, absolute worst waitress that I’ve ever had in my many years of dining out to all kinds of restaurants. She was completely miserable, never smiled, didn’t ask us our names, didn’t bring us our drinks, and therefore was not tipped. The gentleman filling our water and food runner was 100 times more helpful and pleasant. I’m not sure if she think her long blonde hair means she doesn’t need to do her job right, but that’s sure how it comes across. I really wish I would have gotten her name or brought it to the attention of a manager because she is definitely a thorn in your business.

MB
vipMariaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
Food is great

JL
vipJohnL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual reasonably priced restaurant in Rockefeller Center.

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Gwennie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An after work pub feel, with very animated conversations at a very high noise level! Thank goodness our server steered us to a small room where we could at least hear each other speak!

KU
KULWINDERJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Comfort food and pub atmosphere, good drinks selection

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vipDanimal
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Hosted post work drinks. They have a great private room as well.

KH
vipKarenH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was Going to see a show at radio city.
Location was perfect
Food was good
A bit noisy in first seats but hostess changed our seats to a quieter spot without us even asking !!
So thoughtful !!
Waitress was wonderful : friendly , efficient , really sweet.
Would definitely come back here when in the area !

FAQs

The Elgin offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 221-2100 ext. 1.

The Elgin is rated 4.8 stars by 76 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.