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Elio's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
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1621 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4459
+1 212-772-2242
07:00 - 00:00
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New York
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Disappointing meal in an awkward crowded restaurant. Look for better Italian restaurant options in the area.

Thank llbloom
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I saw Tom Selleck here, and I thought he looked wonderful. There is a certain vibe here, but all the comments I read about service not being the same for non-famous, I did not get that. We were a party of about 10 so maybe they liked that but all the servers were great, very accommodating. Would recommend it,... More 

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Canterbury, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food is excellent, however, it is very noisy and uncomfortably crowded. It is also, I feel overpriced for what you get, example $15 for a lettuce only salad with a few pieces of gorgonzola cheese.

Thank Phyllis m
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A gem since 1981. They must be doing everything right. Never lets us down. Great staff and ownership. Food always perfectly prepared. Cocktails and wine are substantial. Lively atmosphere. Wednesdays are meatball night and Sunday/Monday a great lasagna. Families are welcome specifically early dinner Sunday's.

Thank Joejacobs2014
New York
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I did not know about this restaurant. Probably because I do not live in Manhattan and I think it is a restaurant most know by the locals. Once I was listening to a podcast and one guy that is the owner of several restaurants in Manhattan said that when he is looking for inspiration he goes to Elio's. I made... More 

Thank zesalazar10
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place is so full of !@##$! I made a reservation for 4- 4 weeks ago for a holiday dinner with good friends, we got there last night and the place was so full, the bar was 4 people thick and the dining room full. They said that they were backed up and it would be a 15 minute wait,... More 

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New York
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years. Always consistent - great food and great service. Make reservations!

Thank Gris115
Noosaville, Australia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a table booked for 8pm but we gathered that this was an estimate rather than a definite when we arrived on time. The Maitre D' acknowledged us and said 10 minutes for our table to be available. This was exactly correct. It was packed and there was no room to stand to wait for our table and no... More 

Thank wdbentley
New York
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a regular at Elios and they know you, then you are golden. If not, the food/ambience/service is not worth the aggravation. I sat at the bar and once the bartender finally finished his socializing, tel call etc. he condescended to wait on me. I ordered a drink and that was the last time we spoke. I was... More 

Thank FrequentTraveler039
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were invited to dine with friends at Elio's on the upper east side in NYC. Upon arrival we were seated immediately. The restaurant is small and the tables are close to each other so don't expect much privacy. The waiters have trouble navigating between tables because the tables and chairs are so close to each other. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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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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