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Eli's

456 Chapel St., Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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Ranked #3 of 53 Restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Montclair, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a small restaurant in the heard of town, but we went after the dinner rush (around 8:30) and didn't have to wait in line. The food and wine was delicious!

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Newport, RI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed dinner at Eli's, the service was very good though there was a pretty long wait for a table on a Saturday night in the summer (not a surprise). Food was overall good, however my wife ordered seared scallops that were very heavily seared... nearly to the point of burnt! However the other food was good, I had the duck... More

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Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Eli's is one of the best restaurants on Block Island, Period! Started off with one of Ro's gin extra dry martinis and a glass Chardonnay....not together, this was for 2 patrons. Had to wait only about 10 minutes, but the bench outside by Blocks of Fudge is quiet and serene. And you get plenty of looks by people leaving the... More

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Avon, CT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food is always good in this little restaurant. The dinners are artfully presented, & tastefully prepared. The servings are small but adequate. There is usually a line waiting to get in which tells you something.

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Jamaica Plain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very attentive, professional and comfort inducing service at Eli's, even from the hostess who switched us from the high top table near the bar to a regular dining table. Very good meal.

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Ithaca, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Based on the recommendation of the innkeepers of our B&B, we tried Eli's and found it to be as good as they said. The food was freshly prepared - the scallops prepared to my husband's liking and the sea bass to mine. The location in the heart of the activities was ideal to walk to. We were not disappointed.

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Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Been going to Eli's for many years. We have always enjoyed solid fare there. I had the scallops last night and my wife had the pasta. Both meals were very good. Service was good and the decor of this tiny place is nice. It is fairly expensive though. Overall a fine dining experience on the Block.

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Oyster Bay
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24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Block Island for years and this time wanted to eat at new restaurants. The reviews for Eli's are very good and our meals did not disappoint. The calamari appetizer was simply the best I have ever had! I had the porcetta and it was so tender and delicious. Others had the shrimp and grits and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had their calamari, which was prepared in an Asian fusion style. The mahi mahi and the red snapper were delicious and perfectly cooked. The prices are a bit high, but are certainly comparable to other places on the island that are do not offer this quality of food. Worth a visit.

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Tully, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I visited Block Island for a few days and both nights for dinner we ate at Eli's. The first evening, a beautiful Monday evening, we got there a bit after 7 PM and only had a little bit of a wait. Our apps were delicious, especially the beet and ricotta. The bread was amazing, and our entrees... More

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