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Elea, New York, NY

Elea

4.8
4.8
820 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 369-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Moschos Akis Tzanakakis

  • Private party facilities

    With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Marin: (833) 431-2111

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    Metered Street Parking Until 7pm

  • Public transit

    86th street 1 train

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Salads

  • Horiatiki Salad$19.00

    vine ripe tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, peppers, olives, Arahova feta

    • Lahanosalata$18.00

      Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrot, orange slice, golden raisins, shaved almonds, kefalograviera cheese

      • Watermelon Salad$17.00

        arugula, toasted walnuts, jalapēno emulsion, feta cheese

        • Baby Arugula Salad$18.00

          cherry tomatoes, manouri cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

          • Tuna Tartare$22.00

            orange, cucumber, sesame oil, lime zest, Greek yogurt mousse

            Selection of Greek Spreads

            Individual Spreads | $9, Tasting of 3 Spreads | $19, Tasting of 5 Spreads | $27

            • Chickpea Hummus

              smoked paprika, marinated chickpeas

              • Skordalia

                blanched almonds, garlic paste

                • Tzatziki

                  Greek strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic

                  • Taramosalata

                    roe of grey mullet fish, capers, red onion

                    • Fava

                      Santorini yellow split pea, shallots, dill

                      • Tyrokafteri

                        spicy roasted red pepper, feta cheese

                        Eléa Classics

                        • Eléa Chips$23.00

                          lightly fried zucchini & eggplant, tzatziki, kefalograviera cheese

                          • Spanakopita$19.00

                            baked spinach, leeks, feta cheese in phyllo dough

                            • Kounoupidi$19.00

                              cauliflower fritters, toasted pine nuts, honey, black currants

                              • Sesame Crusted Feta$18.00

                                puréed dried figs, pink peppercorns, honey

                                • Grilled Shrimp$21.00

                                  wild Gulf shrimp, radish, frisée salad, cara cara orange

                                  • Mussels$21.00

                                    Dutch mussels, green peppers, white wine, feta cheese, Greek herbs

                                    • Octopus$24.00

                                      grilled Spanish octopus, shallots, capers, cherry tomatoes, fava

                                      • Fried Calamari$18.00

                                        golden crispy squid, Nafpaktos tomato sauce

                                        • Keftedes$20.00

                                          Greek style meatballs, feta sauce

                                          • Chicken Souvlaki$20.00

                                            organic grilled skewered chicken, homemade Dijon mustard

                                            From the Sea

                                            • Lavraki$35.00

                                              Mediterranean seabass - lean, mild flavor

                                              • Tsipoura$35.00

                                                Dorade Royale - flaky, full flavor

                                                • Salmon$30.00

                                                  grilled Loch Duarte salmon, black rice, asparagus Mavrodafni sauce

                                                  • Seafood Orzotto$32.00

                                                    shrimp, mussels, clams, safron, orzo

                                                    • Pepper Crusted Yellowfin Tuna$36.00

                                                      black eyed pea and lentil salad, gazpacho sauce with avocado purée

                                                      From the Land

                                                      • Greek Summer Garden$26.00

                                                        traditional stuffed tomato, pepper, eggplant with rice & Greek herbs

                                                        • Vegetarian Mousaka$26.00

                                                          traditional casserole layered with potato, zucchini, eggplant, bechamel sauce

                                                          • Organic Chicken$29.00

                                                            organic roasted chicken, lemon potatoes

                                                            • Lamb Chops$42.00

                                                              taverna style lamb chops, fresh-cut Greek fries

                                                              • Short Rib Youvetsi$32.00

                                                                xinomavro braised short rib, baked orzo, kefalograviera cheese

                                                                • Filet Mignon$42.00

                                                                  8oz filet, chef's signature sauce, fresh-cut Greek fries

                                                                  Sides

                                                                  • Sautéed Spinach$10.00

                                                                    • Horta$10.00

                                                                      • Asparagus$10.00

                                                                        • Lemon Potatoes$10.00

                                                                          • Greek Fries$10.00

                                                                            Signature Cocktails

                                                                            • Passion Fruit Mojito$15.00

                                                                              Bacardi rum, passion fruit, honey & mint

                                                                              • Watermelon Cooler$16.00

                                                                                Ketel One vodka, muddled watermelon, lime juice

                                                                                • Fig Martini$16.00

                                                                                  Grey Goose vodka, fig, honey

                                                                                  • Spicy Margarita$16.00

                                                                                    Patron Silver tequila, Ancho Reyes liqueur, muddled jalapeño

                                                                                    • The Greek Old Fashion$15.00

                                                                                      Maker's Mark, ouzo, preserved cherries, orange bitters

                                                                                      • Kymatini$16.00

                                                                                        Stoli Cucumber Vodka, Kleos mastiha liqueur, mint

                                                                                        • Smoke & Fire$15.00

                                                                                          Del Maguey Viva mezcal, jalapeño, cucumber, lime juice

                                                                                          • Lavender Collins$15.00

                                                                                            The Botanist gin, lavender, tonic, lime

                                                                                            • Honey Deuce$15.00

                                                                                              Grey Goose Vodka, fresh lemonade, Chambord, honeydew melon

                                                                                              • Bourbon Mint Lemonade$15.00

                                                                                                Redemption bourbon, agave nectar, mint

                                                                                                • Mykonos Mule$16.00

                                                                                                  Grey Goose vodka, Metaxa brandy, ginger beer, muddled cucumber

                                                                                                  • Santorini Spritz$14.00

                                                                                                    Fleurs de Prairie Rosè, St. Germain liqueur, strawberries, lemon, mint

                                                                                                    • White or Red Sangria$14.00

                                                                                                      white or red wine, pineapple, Cointreau

                                                                                                      White Wines

                                                                                                      • Biblia Chora, Sauvignon Blanc Blend$17.00

                                                                                                        fresh, intense flavors of tropical fruits and grapefruit

                                                                                                        • Assyrtiko, Santorini, Santo Wines 2020$17.00

                                                                                                          aromas of citrus, white fruit and flowers

                                                                                                          • Sancerre, France 2018, Durand Reserve$17.00

                                                                                                            notes of citrus, apples, gooseberries with hints of passion fruit

                                                                                                            • Chardonnay, Macon Villages 2017, Cave de Lugny$14.00

                                                                                                              green apples, weighty and simple

                                                                                                              • Chardonnay, Chateaux Julia 2020, Costa Lazaridi$15.00

                                                                                                                very well balanced with a pleasant acidity, notes of pineapple, banana, and lemon

                                                                                                                • Malagousia, Atalanti Valley 2020, Estate Hatzimichalis$15.00

                                                                                                                  floral, moderate acidity, citrus and peach flavors

                                                                                                                  Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                  • Cuvee Clasico, Codorniu, Barcelona$12.00

                                                                                                                    floral aspects, clean and light with melon flavors

                                                                                                                    Rose Wine

                                                                                                                    • Hampton Water, South of France$14.00

                                                                                                                      burst of red fruit flavors, strawberry and watermelon, light acidity

                                                                                                                      • Whispering Angel, Vin de Provence$18.00

                                                                                                                        quintessential French rosé, strawberry, silky texture

                                                                                                                        Red Wines

                                                                                                                        • Agiorgitiko, Nemea 2015, Saint George$16.00

                                                                                                                          luscious and velvety, ripe red & black fruits with lingering finish

                                                                                                                          • Xinomavro, Kir-Yianni 2017, Naoussa$16.00

                                                                                                                            the Barolo of Greece, dried fruit, tomato leaf, rose petals, robust tannins

                                                                                                                            • Pinot Noir, Oregon 2017, L'umami$15.00

                                                                                                                              Burgundian in style, awesome acid, dried black stone fruits

                                                                                                                              • Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2017, Napa by Napa$16.00

                                                                                                                                big & fruity over ripened black cherry and stone fruit, heavy red

                                                                                                                                Beers

                                                                                                                                • Fix$8.00

                                                                                                                                  • Brooklyn IPA$8.00

                                                                                                                                    • Blue Moon$8.00

                                                                                                                                      • Peroni$8.00

                                                                                                                                        • Septem$8.00

                                                                                                                                          Water

                                                                                                                                          • Vikos Flat$6.00

                                                                                                                                            • Souroti Sparkling$6.00

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                              What 820 people are saying

                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                              4.8
                                                                                                                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                              • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                                              • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                DonnaG

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food is always good, and looking forward to returning.

                                                                                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Ambience perfect, service perfect, food delicious!!!!!

                                                                                                                                              3. h

                                                                                                                                                helenek

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Wonderful food, gracious hosts, beautiful outdoor setting. Perfect experience

                                                                                                                                              4. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Love it so much

                                                                                                                                              5. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Elea is always fresh and delicious. Fantastic Greek food from the best ingredients, simply but beautifully prepared. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                              6. MH

                                                                                                                                                MonicaH

                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                I brought my mother here for Mother’s Day. The food was phenomenal, and the service was impeccable, wonderful ambiance. I highly recommend if you seek authentic Greek cuisine, friendly and warm staff

                                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                beer salad had items on it not included in description ( cilantro) which I dislike intensely also the apples and beets were in big chunks which was very unappealing for a salad

                                                                                                                                              8. D

                                                                                                                                                Danny

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Food was great, service at the bar was friendly and good but the main course took forever to come out. We almost left without waiting as it took almost an hour after the first courses.

                                                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The UWS has desperately needed a nice, refined, relaxing and oh-so-good seafood restaurant that doesn’t happen to be subject to the Lincoln Center rush. That place is Elea. I honestly have a hard time picking a more enjoyable date night spot than this.

                                                                                                                                              10. SS

                                                                                                                                                SaraS

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Delicious dinner. I ordered a cocktail but did not like it. The restaurant promptly replaced it. Great service!

                                                                                                                                              11. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Noisy Service a little slow

                                                                                                                                              12. C

                                                                                                                                                Charlie

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Many of the dishes that we ordered were excellent, but two of us had mussels. The mussels were very small and chewy—actually awful— and that sort of ruined the meal. Others in our party were happier.

                                                                                                                                              13. NC

                                                                                                                                                NCMama

                                                                                                                                                Greensboro

                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We celebrated my daughter’s 20th birthday. They brought out a fun sparkler with dessert. The food was terrific as was the service.

                                                                                                                                              14. RL

                                                                                                                                                RitiLH

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Love the ambi.. its so romantic,casual yet classy at the same time. food was great. love it. Will visit again.

                                                                                                                                              15. c

                                                                                                                                                cornwallis99

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Great spot, food rock solid +. Fun place very consistent

                                                                                                                                              16. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Yanni was the best server. He made our first Greek dining experience impeccable. Definitely returning, the food is so good.

                                                                                                                                              17. SF

                                                                                                                                                SFJL

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                27 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                What a fantastic meal! We had a large party of 7 and they were accommodating of all our needs. The food is absolutely delicious here, and you get great value for what you spend.

                                                                                                                                              18. B

                                                                                                                                                Bertio

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Excellent food and attentive service. We have eaten there several times and have not been disappointed. The servers have been helpful in explaining the food preparation. We have found their Greek wine recommendations helpful at pairing with the meals.

                                                                                                                                              19. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Love this restaurant- will keep going there!!

                                                                                                                                              20. CR

                                                                                                                                                CarmenR

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                This is a gem of a restaurant to have anywhere and we are lucky enough to have it in ours. I have been here for both lunch and dinner and the service and knowledge of the staff is outstanding and often surprising at the amount of information they have available on the methodology involved in preparing the food served. Great wine selection and value. This is certainly a place I frequently visit.

                                                                                                                                              21. EG

                                                                                                                                                ElizabethG

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food, ambiance, service, all outstanding!

                                                                                                                                              22. JM

                                                                                                                                                JohnM

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food was a great. It is a modern twist on traditional Greek cuisine. This is not your Yaya’s (Greek grandma’s) cooking. The restaurant has a modern aesthetic and is very comfortable. The one drawback/criticism are the prices for the food and the drinks. The portions were on the smaller side (although filling), but the prices were a bit too expensive for chicken, spreads, etc. Before you go, take a look at the menu so that you are not surprised.

                                                                                                                                              23. CL

                                                                                                                                                CindyL

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                The service and food was great. The prices were high and inconsistent. After spending hundreds of dollars $3.00 was tacked on for some sauce For a take home leftover. Not too classy!

                                                                                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food was sublime. Classic Greek with a twist. Upstairs bar scene was lively and the downstairs dining room provides well spaced tables and a more low key vibe.

                                                                                                                                              25. D

                                                                                                                                                Delicious

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                71 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS! SERVICE AMAZING AS ALWAYS! ONE OF MY TOP FIVE FAVES!

                                                                                                                                              26. TW

                                                                                                                                                TaraW

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We love going to Elea; the food is always wonderful, the staff is great and it’s a beautiful restaurant.

                                                                                                                                              27. TJ

                                                                                                                                                TheaJ

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food was amazing. We went for brunch and they had live music, which was lovely.

                                                                                                                                              28. r

                                                                                                                                                rinermo

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                I enjoyed my meal at Elea so very much and can't wait to go back. Everything was delicious. I loved the ambience and the service and everything about it. I highly recommend it.

                                                                                                                                              29. AR

                                                                                                                                                AmesliaR

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food was outstanding!

                                                                                                                                              30. JS

                                                                                                                                                JulieS

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Great drinks , food and service! A lovely night out after a long week.

                                                                                                                                              31. MM

                                                                                                                                                MeganM

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food and service is excellent. This restaurant over delivers!

                                                                                                                                              32. L

                                                                                                                                                Lily

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                One of my very favorite restaurants on the West Side. The food is always excellent.

                                                                                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Tasty, authentic Greek cuisine and top notch service! Our favorite spot on the UWS.

                                                                                                                                              34. MK

                                                                                                                                                MKMK

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Loved our meal at the bar. Annika took excellent care of us.

                                                                                                                                              35. DS

                                                                                                                                                DanielS

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Warm, friendly, comfortable, good food, nice neighborhood place for a special dinner.

                                                                                                                                              36. AB

                                                                                                                                                AndrewdB

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great all around. Food, atmosphere and service were all terrific.

                                                                                                                                              37. D

                                                                                                                                                Disappointed

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The hummus was dry and the salmon was over cooked. The food in general is just ok. The place is nice inside and the service was good. For what you get for the price there are way better options.

                                                                                                                                              38. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                I ordered the chicken and not at all happy with it. Not moist. Pretty bland

                                                                                                                                              39. FR

                                                                                                                                                FannyR

                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great spot! Food and service was wonderful, although I felt a little rushed at the end

                                                                                                                                              40. AB

                                                                                                                                                ArthurB

                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall2food2service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                Our less-than-satisfactory experience at Elea, 7:30 pm, March 22, 2022 Visiting from Boston, we took a glowing recommendation from relatives, long-term Upper West Side Manhattanites, that Elea was one of their favorite ‘ethnic’ restaurants in all of NYC. We’re very partial to Greek and Mediterranean cuisines, so we were looking forward to a wonderful dinner. As is our custom when exploring a new, highly-recommended restaurant, my wife and I (both Senior citizens with many decades of adventurous dining experiences (on four continents and Australasia), generally begin our dinners by first ordering some drinks and a nice spread of appetizers/soup/small plates. We’ve found that’s a good way to discover a restaurant’s strengths. Afterwards, we decide on our entrees. This is how we began: a) Drinks (a Cosmopolitan for my wife; a Fix beer for myself b) Small plates •Fish soup •Prasini Salad •Tuna Tartare •Octopus •Chicken Souvlaki I will walk through our reactions to each of these, describing what was good and what wasn’t, and grading them from A to D, just like in school. (F would mean totally inedible, awful; mercifully we didn’t experience an F) The Cosmopolitan: My wife has a special love for Cosmos -- wherever we go out to eat, if they say they can make a Cosmo, she’ll have one. From the very outset, she disliked your bartender’s version. I tasted it and can tell you why: the drink was killed by way too much vodka. It totally masked any of the subtle flavors and scents you expect from a Cosmo. She had about ½ of it and gave up (we don’t complain and return food or drink unless it’s truly, truly awful; we just don’t return). Grade: D The Fix: Fine – a nice lager I haven’t encountered before. Fish Soup: A huge disappointment! We’ve had Greek fish soups in Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Nice, and elsewhere on the northern Mediterranean and Aegean Coasts. We’ve had Greek fish soups at serious Mediterranean and Greek restaurants in the Greater Boston Area, and t

                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                              FAQs

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

                                                                                                                                              Elea is rated 4.8 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Elea

                                                                                                                                              217 W 85th St New York, NY 10024

                                                                                                                                              Dining areas

                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                Broadway

                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                Upper West Side

                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                Brunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:45 pm

                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                Greek, Mediterranean

                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                Metered Street Parking Until 7pm

                                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                86th street 1 train

                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                Moschos Akis Tzanakakis

                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                (212) 369-9800

                                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                With an open split-level design punctuated with traditional Grecian pottery and décor, eléa will transport guests to a romantic island vacation. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                                                                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                Andrew Marin: (833) 431-2111

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