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Elio's Restaurant

1621 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4459
+1 212-772-2242
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“veal piccata” (4 reviews)
“dover sole” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1621 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4459
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So loud you can hardly taste your food. This is a NY legend. I have eaten here dozens of times over the past 25 years. Great staff, great service, food very good to excellent, buzzing scene, crowded and ear deafening. This is the best restaurant...More

Thank Bross24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had to make a return visit after many years. Still the same old place. Great food tender veal piccata great pasta and a buzz that says you’re back in NYC

Thank vic_levy
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We had a great experience here. The pasta was fabulous and service was attentive. We went on a week night so I don't know if it would be different on a busy weekend. Next time we are on the UES we will dine here again.

Thank brighteyes29
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Came to Elio’s after a night at the nearby Comic Strip comedy club. The show ended a bit late but they stayed open for us. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had the spaghetti and meatballs which tasted authentic to me....More

Thank ucfknight197
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a reservation for 7 for 8 PM. It was festive, very crowded and noisy. Dover Sole was tasty, but a smallish portion. Service was a bit slow. While menu was not prix fix, there was a minimum per person of $125, which we...More

Thank Zhiv
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were a party of six with friends from DC. We started out with oysters that melted in your mouth. Salads were fresh and the mussels enough for a main course. Three of us had the veal chop. It was 2 inches thick, perfect charring...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Elio’s last night for a combination Anniversary/Birthday celebration. We have been to Elio’s many times over the years, always for a special occasion since for us this is a big splurge. We have always found the food to be good despite the...More

1  Thank Jill E
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I recommend that you do not order the Zuppa di Pesce. It seemed like EVERYTHING in it was pre-cooked, resulting in a dish with little taste. When I order it at a restaurant, I usually tell them to leave out the Lobster and replace it...More

1  Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A very nice dining establishment that cater to a cross section of diners. You would feel comfortable dining in black tie or jeans. The Penne was very good and al dente as ordered. They also understand arrabiata very well and the sauce was spiced to...More

Thank foodloversacto
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Our friends have been coming there for years and LOVE IT so we went two days ago to try it out, The energy and the people were exciting and the place was decorated so beautifully. The level of noise in there is stiffling and could...More

Thank LisaMarieAtchley
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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Response from GeorgeFMarkhamON | Reviewed this property |
you can call their telephone number and arrange it with the person who answers
22 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
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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