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ela! Greek Taverna

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215 Chain Lake Drive | This Is Not Downtown Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 876-8899
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Excellent ambiance - service and food!

The Spanikopita is to die for and one of the best I have had. Lovely atmosphere in a taverna style. Great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spanikopita is to die for and one of the best I have had. Lovely atmosphere in a taverna style. Great service.

Thank Wailinsoul
Halifax, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't go to the big box stores in Bayers Lake very often, because we don't like the sense of hurry that pervades the area, but last week my partner and I were invited to ela@ Greek Tavern and we accepted. We had a delightful meal. Ela! is surprisingly spacious so we had lots of privacy for our small dinner... More 

Thank Kaye007
Halifax, Canada
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I had been to a concert of Hank Williams music by a sing-alike, Joe Mathieson, and had not been to Ela! for some time. We had no reservation, but on Saturday around 5pm, it was not being inundated with guests and we were seated at a nice table with no-one near us. We decided to share a... More 

Thank Melville P
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Like Greek food? Then head over to Ela!'s where you can enjoy their lamb shish kabob or moussaka. Of course the lemon potatoes are preferred and along with a greek salad...well you really don't need that second plate of bread to sop up the delicious dipping sauce. But get it anyway! ;)

Thank Pablo1948
Halifax Region, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My husband and I were looking forward to a nice meal out to celebrate our anniversary. Ela! was the wrong choice. We had been here quite awhile ago when it was called Opa! Don't know if the owners are the same, but it was nothing like we had remembered. Positives: the atmosphere was nice and the parking very convenient. Negatives:... More 

Thank Donka
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice meal quick friendly service . I have to eat gluten free and they have a nice selection on the menu

Thank SaihtJohnliftman
Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I ate there over a year ago, and was disappointed by the extrememly slow service. The food was OK, nothing special

Thank Margaret B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was really excited for ela, I love Greek food, but my food seemed unauthentic and to be honest, kind of dry and crummy. Our server Lisa though was so great! She was sweet and kind and when she noticed that I wasn't happy she let me order something else! The only trouble was that I found the second dish... More 

Thank Kyra M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The atmosphere at Ela is it's main strength. The food is Canadian-ized Greek, with some dishes more authentic than others. Service is usually best described as leisurely. A good place when you're not in a rush.

Thank thetravelprof
Nova Scotia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We hosted a large family-and-friends dinner at Ela in early May, using their private diningroom. The event was planned beforehand with the manager, who was very helpful with menu selection, wines, etc. Everything went exactly as she said it would, and the evening was wonderful! The food was excellent, with enough variety on a prix fixe menu to accommodate all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Chain Lake Drive | This Is Not Downtown Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: (902) 876-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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