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Elia Restaurant

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8611 3rd Ave, Ste A, Brooklyn, NY 11209-5184 (Between 86th & 87th Streets)
+1 718-748-9891
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Elia is a refined dining experience in Bay Ridge. The food and service are both excellent, but despite the working class neighborhood where it is situated, the prices can be very expensive. I love Greek food, but I have a hard time paying $40+ for traditional items that can be had for a fraction of the cost. Reservations are not... More 

Thank Alex P
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Went there with a colleague/friend of mine and we ordered the dip platter as our app, branzino and lavraki for our entrees along with a bottle of wine and dessert. Food was amazing and the restaurant made you really feel warm and fuzzy from the service, decor and ambiance. Highly recommend.

Thank _pkhandhedia28
New York City, New York
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We wanted to have a "greek" early dinner after a rigorous workout and decided to stay in the neighborhood. Out of two possible choices, we chose Elia..and it was a mistake. The table we chose in the back garden was not plated yet, so the waiter came to give us plates and the utensils. He served me two forks on... More 

Thank vladmeisterNYC
new york
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We went there to celebrate my boyfriend birthday and we loved it.The place is very nice,simple decor but you feel like you are in a small Greek tavern.The service was very good,the waiter explained the items on the menu and gave us great recommendations about the menu and wines.Everything we ordered was delicious.I especially liked the octopus for appetizer and... More 

1 Thank bellamed
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

OK – full disclosure here – it’s small – a tight fit and sometimes a couple may feel they are at a four-top because they are so close to their neighbors, I did at first, but as the food and drink arrived, I got over it and I loved this place!! This is really, really fantastic Greek food. The fried... More 

Thank Bill T
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

First time at the restraurant went with my family. It a small restraurant but the service if great. The fish dishes are great very fresh and tasty. As good as top rated restraurants in ny city and very good prices and less travel and tolls.Apps. and salad were great also.Will defentily good back.

Thank john c
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Good food. Just o.k. apple martini. Very good service. So why not 5 stars? Because they managed to ruin my favorite dessert, Baklava, by flavoring it with cinnamon. So, if you are not a big fan of cinnamon, have dinner and than go home for some Nutella.

Thank Jane V
New York, NY
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141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Of course, they have meat dishes, but this is a greek restaurant, you must have fish, preferably whole, not deboned - this is the way one must enjoy delicious fish. Greek salad to start and an order of grilled octopus to share before fish comes. If you have room after all that, have greek yogurt with walnuts and honey for... More 

1 Thank Strongwinder
Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My wife and I decided to make an Open Table reservation a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Elia in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. We had no problem getting the reservation, as all times were available. We recalled that we had eaten in this restaurant several years ago, and couldn't recall why... More 

1 Thank roseyblatt
New York, New York, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We had a great night out with friends at Elia - it's a gem right here in Bay Ridge! The food was delicious, more reasonably priced than in Manhattan - and we didnt have to sit in traffic or look for parking to get the experience! Everything on the menu is delicious, but especially worth noting is their Greek Salad,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8611 3rd Ave, Ste A, Brooklyn, NY 11209-5184
    (Between 86th & 87th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: R train to 86th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-748-9891

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?