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Elio's Restaurant

1621 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4459
+1 212-772-2242
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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1621 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4459
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had read some good things about this long time spot on the upper eastside of manhattan. so visiting from out of town we call 2 months in advance and were told all they had was an 8:30 PM reservation for a saturday evening. really?...More

Thank Glenn Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old school excellent Italian restaurant very enjoyable indeed. I had excellent service and the food was absolutely perfect. Would recommend this very good New York city restaurant to anyone. Really most enjoyable.

Thank Jelswiss
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

If they don't know anyone in your party don't go This is a restaurant that used to be a place for A listers now it is a place for used to be a listers

Thank tdcCT
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I've never been one to complain publicly about a restaurants service. However, I have never experienced service like this. We had a waiter who stopped by every table around us to check on their meals. Not once did he stop by us. Our waiter was...More

Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The pastas were large but not distinctive in taste. Salads were large but not distinctive in taste.Service was slow even though it was after 9 PM. The reverberating noise made it impossible to hear even the person next to you.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This place can be loud, but the atmosphere was good. Our waiter was very professional and offered excellent wine choices for our meal. Must say the Pesto Pasta was the best in a very long time! Expensive, though: 25 bucks for a medium-sized portion of...More

Thank 777_Carla
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Loud ,crowded and eclectic NYC hot spot. Nice menu, definitely although overpriced, but meals are ala carte. I ordered a plain broiled sea bass to the disappointment of the waiter who offered several different preparation ideas. Small piece of fish was very good, but all...More

Thank rop161
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Elio's is a mainstay of fine, upscale dining on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The food is reliably delicious. The atmosphere is sometimes frenetic, but that adds to the excitement of the establishment. It is not uncommon to run into your favorite movie or...More

1  Thank braindocnj
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

If you are expecting a good, unpretentious place for northern Italian fare this is your spot. The only problem is the rediculous prices they charge for average portions of standard Italian cooking. Veal pamigian, while not in the menu, will set you back a cool...More

1  Thank Docwayne60
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I would suggest going here if you want to see the "scene". It is quite a socialite crowd, and always packed. The food is decent, and prices are standard for Ny Italian restaurant. Service was poor both times I was there.

Thank Cbass03
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Kathleen May S
23 September 2017|
Response from GeorgeFMarkhamON | Reviewed this property |
you can call their telephone number and arrange it with the person who answers
23 April 2017|
Response from wdbentley | Reviewed this property |
Would love to help but I only visited once! I have no idea - it's a busy, happening restaurant very night I gather.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4459
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-772-2242
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