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156 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1813
+1 212-337-8000
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was in NYC for a friend's birthday weekend, and he takes food, atmosphere, and mostly importantly drinks seriously! When looking for our next brunch spot, I stumble across Elmo on Yelp. Great reviews, the atmosphere was fun, bright and lively. When reviewing the food list, there was a lot to choose from, a lot of healthy options and a long... More 

Thank stacigetzit
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elmo's is one of those places I can usually count on to provide me with a good meal. When I go I order the roasted chicken or salmon which are both pretty good. The service can be spotty but the food is always good. A very mixed crowd of individuals meeting after work to grab a bite to eat. Not... More 

Thank Devonta W
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here with a group of 7 people. We initially had a reservation for 4 at 7:30 pm, but when the group grew, we had to adjust the reservation. The hostess was quite put out and rude on the phone, but eventually said she could give us a table at 8:30 pm. We arrived at 8:30 and waited about... More 

Thank David C
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We tried to eat lunch across the street (cafeteria) but there was over an hour wait. We strolled the neighborhood and stumbled upon Elmo. The atmosphere is fun, contemporary and upbeat! I ordered the eggs neuvo and had a mimosa. While the mimosa was a bit watered down the eggs, smoked salmon Benedict with field greens and fresh cut potatoes... More 

Thank rebeccazent
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I loved Elmo. The food was delicious and the service was great. Loved the design too. The only thing was that vodka cranberry ended up being cranberry only, couldn't taste any alcohol, but it's fine, it's forgiven.

Thank z_vladd
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a great place for lunch on a weekday when they aren't too busy but the servers are not so great on any day and weekends overwhelm them. I LOVE the veggie burger and the salmon BLT but it's not worth the long wait to be served (even when the restaurant is slow). I suggest only using cash here... More 

Thank EasternTraveler1921
Boston, MA
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Started with drinks at the bar (yummy) and then dinner for 6 of us. The bar area was a bit cramped as it was a busy night but the bartenders were attentive to those of us standing behind the stools. Once seated at our table, our waiter was very friendly and helpful answering our questions. Some foods worth highlighting are... More 

Thank NorthEndBos
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210 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food and service. In the heart ❤️ of Chelsea with great food and cocktails. We had the truffle fries, burgers and hearty salads with lots of delicious cocktails. Great vibe and friendly super gay service 🏳️‍🌈

Thank Chris W
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Love Elmo for its consistency and upbeat atmosphere. Great brunch with great cocktails. Patio is nice & easy if you're with a dog.

Thank Justin T
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to Elmo this year. They have really good food and excellent service. If you are in the neighborhood it's a good choice and dependably good!

Thank East-mt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-337-8000

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

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