The Elgin

4.5
57 reviews
$30 and under
American
The Elgin is a bar & restaurant serving upscale fare situated just south of Rockefeller Center & steps from Broadway & Times Square. Our goal is to provide sophisticated cocktails, a carefully curated craft & seasonal beer list, amazing food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Please join us!
The Elgin’s 4 main principals, Peter Pernicone, Darwin Conner, Paul Baum & Christine Trauben, have known each other for 30 years. They all grew up on the lower west side of NYC in Chelsea, before going their separate ways after college. Although each pursued careers in different fields, they had a goal of owning a bar together & could not be more excited about opening The Elgin. As an acknowledgment of their collective history, they named a signature cocktail—the Chelsea 1724—after their neighborhood. Darwin & Paul grew up in Chelsea on 17th St and Peter & Christine lived on 24th St. They are joined by Patrick Callaghan who has been working with Peter for many years.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Masa
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good atmosphere and great foods. Very suitable for casual dinner

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Carolla
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great holiday drinks!! Beautifully decorated.

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Bridgette
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LexieE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very safe, great service, delish cocktails & food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JimF
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, thoughtful service and a great atmosphere.

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DonnaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJoeF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipRuby
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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

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theternalone
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful spot for a quiet and delicious brunch

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vipKelbelsmile1
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

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

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vipMariaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!
Food is great

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vipJohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great casual reasonably priced restaurant in Rockefeller Center.

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Gwennie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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KULWINDERJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Comfort food and pub atmosphere, good drinks selection

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vipDanimal
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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

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vipKarenH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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vipCoolrun84
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good service and good drinks. Food was pretty bad though. Crab dip was so watery and liquidly. It was like dipping bread into water. The egg rolls were “ok” and the pizza was just ok too. It was pepperoni pizza but with only 1 dime sized pepperoni on each slice. The crust also tasted like that frozen kind...like really hard and stale tasting. Would come back for drinks and that’s it.

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PaigeS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great find! Food and service great. Nice sized tables. Would definitely go back!

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Suzyq
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for burgers, sandwiches,salads. Friendly staff! Good burgers. Location is 2 blocks from Rock Center. While it is not a quiet, fancy place the food was good, reasonably priced, the service was exceptional. I would say this would be a good choice for families. Nice bar!

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MarkG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. A typical gastropub with plenty of choices reasonably priced. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Très bel endroit pour le réveillon du jour de l’an !!
Service irréprochable, assiettes soignées et variées,
Le prix est justifié par la qualité et l’originalité des plats.
Nous recommandons ce lieu hors des habituels chaînes touristiques mais très proche de l’hypercentre.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Un bel pub nel centro di New York dove mangiare e scegliere tra una grande varietà di birre. Prezzi nella media americana

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LindaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Tried it for the first time, was nothing special...food was good but not exceptional. However it is close to Radio City, Rockefeller Center and Broadway ~ good location and easy to get to.

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vipEmilyG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The BEST sliders and wings we have ever had!! Excellent service!!! Will definitely be going back!

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kikino
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything we had was delicious and sitting upstairs (though a tiny chore for my senior aged parents) was a bit of a bonus as it was away from the crowd coming off the street from the Christmas tree viewing. We arrived around 4PM, a little early for our reservation, but were still able to be seated, which was greatly appreciated as we'd been on our feet for most of the day. The only downside was three of the items we tried to order on the appetizer menu were already sold out (the waiter did compensate us for that and again greatly appreciated). The French Onion Soup Burger is a must. We all enjoyed our specialty cocktails. I had Riina's Cure-All and am looking forward to return to have another!

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LHAC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great but they are limited in beverages. Bar has limited choices and no cappuccino or cream available.

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vipWendy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Festive, upbeat, cozy nooks, happening bar. Enjoyed onion soup burger, pan cookie, nice glass of wine. Nice to be able to get very good food at fair prices in a buzzy warm atmosphere in midtown. Will be good for future pre or post theater outings. Cool second floor which overlooks the bar - went up there to peek. Really enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for brunch and everything was amazing. The steak and eggs tacos were delicious and perfectly cooked. The avocado toast was sublime and the truffle Mac and cheese was decadent! Service was amazing (thank you, Katie) and the Bloody Mary was the perfect amount of spicy! We had a great time and can’t wait to be back!

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JodiW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was everything we expected. Drinks were unusual and tasty, food very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

great location for excellent food and good atmosphere for those uptown/further east theater dinners.

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TamaraC
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good but service wasn’t great. The turkey was good

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Kirstys
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely thanksgiving meal. Great service and great food. Definitely worth a visit

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Chester
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

NYC pub ambiance and very good food overall, with exception of the pizza. Service was a bit slow, specially when our party had 2 very hungry children. Would highly recommend the burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Indifferent service and just alright food

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vipmnbnyc
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This is primarily a bar with a restaurant attached and it can get VERY loud. The food and service are good but it is not a place to go for quiet conversation!!. It is convenient for Rockefeller Center and has a good range of drinks and a pleasant standard-type of menu.

FAQs

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

The Elgin is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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