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“Absolutely the BEST!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eli's

Eli's
456 Chapel St., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5230
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Ranked #3 of 53 Restaurants in New Shoreham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Absolutely the BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Every time we visit Block Island, we dine at Eli's. We have never been disappointed in any area of our dining experience. The last time there we had their mussels with Thai curry...outstanding. Enough for two and even though it was an appetizer, it was enough for an entree. The double chocolate bread pudding was decadently delicious. Eli's doesn't take reservations, so arrive early. Eli's is the TOP DOG on Block Island!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Philadelphia PA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of Our Favorites on Block Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We've been back many times and always have a very nice experience. The food is delicious, imaginatively and attractively presented, and the service is much better than you might expect from the context. It is small, and they don't take reservations, so you might have a bit of a wait, but it will be well worth it. Interesting wine selections, also. Plus, they are open during the winter, when most Block Island restaurants close, which gives them an extra star in my book!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply great food; done well”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We picked this restaurant based on the menu we saw in a guide book. This restaurant takes wonderful ingredients and keeps them simple.

We started with the tuna nachos, this was a great example of every bite having a purpose. We had the pork chop and the monkfish for our entrees and they were both amazing. I love restaurants that just rely on quality ingredients and don't need to cover food up with fancy tricks to fool the diner.

This restaurant spoiled me to other places on the island. The bar was set very high and we did not find another meal that matched up!

Visited September 2012
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Holliston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Gourmet Food in a Relaxed Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The laid back atmosphere was terrific and the tuna nachos a home run followed by the crab pasta dish. The homemade pasta was silky and light!

Visited September 2012
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Clinton, CT
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Eli's has very delicious food and excellent service. Some people expressed distaste over the size of the restaurant, but they simply have fantastic food, and the quaintness just ads to the charm.

If you can get a seat at the bar, go ahead and eat there - the food will be just as delicious. They also happily split meals for you if you aren't a huge eater. I heartily recommend the ribeye steak and the arugula salad with the delicious goat cheese.

It is very cozy and the perfect place for a romantic a date. Yummo!

Visited July 2012
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