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ela! Greek Taverna

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215 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 876-8899
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
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  • 14
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  • 12
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beef Short Ribs - Thumbs Up!

Just had supper here tonight with friends and decided to try out the beef short ribs. They were delicious!! Large portion of tender meat and a wonderful sauce. Came with rice and vegetables. Price was $24 but well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Acadia80
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Halifax, Canada
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Truro, Canada
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I ate at Ela on a Saturday afternoon, when visiting Halifax. We started with the spanakopita which I found greasy and tasteless, and couldn't really taste the feta cheese. For my main I had the chicken souvlaki with rice and greek salad. The chicken souvlaki was great the only issue I had was that I wanted pork... More 

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Thank Jane A
Halifax, Canada
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540 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had supper here tonight with friends and decided to try out the beef short ribs. They were delicious!! Large portion of tender meat and a wonderful sauce. Came with rice and vegetables. Price was $24 but well worth it.

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Thank Acadia80
Nova Scotia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Ela at Bayers Lake is usually wonderful....I've reviewed it before. Yesterday we went for Saturday lunch and were very disappointed. They weren't particularly busy and seemed to have sufficient staff. The service was slow and sloppy. Over the course of lunch (and in order to get what we needed, like oil to go with the pita bread...) we had three... More 

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Thank BluenoseQueen
Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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

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Thank Wailinsoul
Halifax, Canada
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 

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Thank Kaye007
Halifax, Canada
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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 

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Thank Melville P
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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! ;)

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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 

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Thank Donka
Saint John
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank SaihtJohnliftman
Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: (902) 876-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?