Elia

4.8
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669 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
A unique dining experience in an authentic atmosphere. Step through our doors and feel as if you have been transported to a Mediterranean island.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best greek restaurant in Jersey

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Service with a smile

GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Appetizers = 10. Entrees = 5 at best. Very pretty decor, nice music, overall great vibe..Trendy vibes..Great service!

B
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is always delicious. On this particular night, the restaurant was packed and was outrageously noisy! People were actually yelling...hard to hear each other. Very, very loud music...don't mind the music if it's more background. Also, took hours to get our food. I've been here several times and normally the flow is right on but on this visit, we had a long wait between courses. The waiter was less than attentive. Hoping for a better service experience next time.

K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Music way, way too loud and they would not lower it. So difficult to talk to the person sitting next to you or hear the waiter recite the dinner specials

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Nuff said

MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and a very relaxing time. Had a great Birthday!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Had an issue w/ I assumed was the owner. He came across very rude. Said my wife’s car was left w/ the wrong keys. When we told him it wasn’t us. And when we suggested it might be another vehicle, the owner said the car is going to be towed.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We loved Elia! The ambiance is what really sets this place apart. You truly feel like you are in the Mediterranean. Beautiful white-washed walls, lovely decor, even beach umbrellas in the restaurant! The food was delicious. We got the Greek spreads and Pita as an appetizer. The spicy feta was so good I could've eaten it alone with a spoon. For entrees, we got the vegan risotto and mediterranean pasta respectively. Both were fresh and delicious. Everything, in general, was incredibly fresh and full of flavor. We will definitely be back, and highly recommend. While the food is very pricey, you certainly get what you pay for.

s
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal. Great food in a beautiful setting. Expensive at about $170 a couple

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elia is beautiful! Reminded me of eating in Greece, tranquil music, gorgeous setting, patio umbrellas. Food was amazing...the shrimp appetizer, and octopus! Waiter was wonderful.

j
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a great meal. Food is fresh and delicious. Service friendly.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience, lighting, seating, etc is lovely and easeful. The food DELICIOUS! I ordered the branzino (different in Greek) and it was the best I've had in a while, fresh, delicate, flavorful and tender and the Horta was perfect. Service and wait staff were lovely too. Thank you! I look forward to dining there again soon.

S
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Ahmed was pleasant, the food was great!

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, exquisite food & drinks in a beautiful setting!

LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is very pricey. The lamb chops, scallops, grilled octopus and fall/winter salad were excellent. However, the skirt steak was chewy and the potatoes were too hard. You cannot substitute without being charged extra. In my opinion considering their high prices, substitution should be complimentary. The acoustics are loud, therefore I would not recommend for a romantic dinner.

A
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was excellent. Unfortunately it was a Saturday night and they were understaffed. The background music was head pounding. To bad because the fish was fresh and terrific!

AF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience over all. Servers were very professional, food plated great with detail and tasting amazing. Great vibe. Long wait though but it was packed!

JW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went here for 8.30p reservation on Valentine's Day. Being how busy they were, not being seated until 8.45p wasn't a huge deal. EXCELLENT food. Everything we had was delicious. Tuna tartare, ouzo shrimp, and Mediterranean chop salad appetizers, half chicken and skirt steak dinner, and walnut baklava dessert. Will definitely be back and highly recommend this place to anyone who loves food.

ML
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and service was phenomenal. Very attentive staff. Went on Valentine’s Day so the restaurant was very busy. Witnessed male owner stressing out on his staff. He probably could have been and should have been nicer to his staff who were all busting their butts off to service the guests. Our water glasses never went empty and the timing of the courses went without a hitch.

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding! It most definitely is my new favorite spot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner. The timing and flow of courses was just right as well.
We live locally and would come for lunches. However, your lunch choices
for grilled fish look sparse on your web site. As a comparison, we like to
lunch at Il Villagio in Carlstadt. They consistently have 6 to 8 fresh fish dishes
offered week-days for lunch.

Elia
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you for the review. We are a fish restaurnt and we have over 10 daily on a display at all times in the restaurant. Maybe the menu wasn't that clear and I will like for you to join us so we can show you the daily catches. Thank you Mgmt

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful restaurant! I felt like I was in Greece!

S
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Elia!! It's become my favorite restaurant. I've now been there twice. The ambiance is GORGEOUS - I want to move in :-). Menu is scrumptious and lots to choose from even for a vegetarian. My fiance said the steak was out of this world! The presentation of the food is perfection. And for me it's 10 minutes from my home which is an added bonus. As soon as you walk in it's like magically stepping into an elite restaurant in NYC! And the music made me feel as though I were at the spa! We had an early Valentine's dinner there after a very long hectic day at work. My experience at Elia just took all my stress away. I would and DO recommend Elia to all my friends and family!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere

c
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Dining at Elia is great. The food is outstanding, the DJ is awesome and generates a cool vibe. My only beef is with the service we had this weekend. We dined at Elia on Saturday night and the appetizer and one of our party's dishes came out of the kitchen cold. We ate the appetizer without saying anything because it still tasted delicious, but when our friend's dish was cold, she mentioned it. The waiter said we should have told him about the appetizer but he took back her main course to redo it. That was very nice, but in the meantime, the rest of our party ate our dishes and the waiters removed our plates before my friend was even half-way through her new dish that arrived later. Waiters should never remove plates before everyone is finished dining. Otherwise the rest of the party still eating feels rushed. The manager happened to be sitting at the next table eating with friends and my friend who had the cold dish mentioned our experience to him. He didn't seem too concerned and I was a little surprised that he didn't offer to send over a dessert on the house as a nice gesture. We are frequent diners at the restaurant and have introduced many of our friends to Elia so the manager's indifference to our experience was a little offputting.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

This was my third time at Elia and it was very disappointing. It was very busy and the dining room was quite loud. We ordered a few appetizers that were very good, but our dinners were not. Scallops were under cooked, brussel sprouts were soggy and overpowered with spices, the fish was drowned in butter and oil. etc. etc. Not sure if I ever need to go back.

BM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place!
The food is fresh, the staff is professional and friendly and the decor is bright and clean.
I love their fish. I started with clams on the half shell and had the seared scallops as my main course. My husband started with the trio of humus dips and had lemon shrimp as his main course. The waiter recommended a J Pinot noir, it was a great accompaniment. No, we didn’t stop there, dessert was little fried pastry balls in a honey sauce. A perfect ending to a great meal! I’ll be back!!

s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks . Antonio was exceptional!

GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Greek music should Added to the current selection And be played

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!! Good was amazing

g
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional modern Greek fare. Huge fresh fish display to choose from.

Looking forward to our next visit to Elia.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent!

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Elia’s!!! Great place, great food, great service nothing like Elia’s in this area! We’ll be back 😉

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and dining space. The staff are wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The mussels with tomato sauce should be served with a heel I'd bread the sauce is that good! Best place to eat in the area

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elia never disappoints — the quality of the seafood, creative cocktails and ambience, which is enhanced by the DJ. The vibe in great (like upscale NYC restaurant or cocktail bar in Europe), and you would never know you’re in Bergen County.

KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Will definitely be returning. Tank you for a lovely evening.

A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decided to take my customer to Elia for dinner and had such an amazing experience. My customer commented that it was like having dinner at a restaurant in NYC. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. The wine list was extensive and carried really nice wines. The Chef even came to our table to introduce himself... very classy. Looking forward to another dinner at Elia.

A
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my customer to Elia for a business lunch and they loved it. The Farro & Black Eyed Pea salad with jumbo shrimp was amazing. We’ll definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing with excellent service
Definitely we will be back