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$41 - $80
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Mediterranean, Greek
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Dinner

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Fort Hamilton
1.7 miles from New York Harbor
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Reviewed June 24, 2020

The restaurant changed it's name to Elia's Kotopoulo (kotopoulo means chicken in greek); the menu is also new, smaller and at the moment focus' on chicken; The food was excellent! kitchen closes early approximately about 9pm so if you are interested in dining go early...to enjoyMore

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Walking inside feels like stepping into a cozy home on a small Greek island. Even in the dead of winter, you find an instant warmth. Great cocktails, including a drinks special - Fig Martini (many were had). Service was excellent. Food was 9/10, only one...of our entrees was not quite as delicious as the others - Baked Lamb. The rest of the food was excellent. The Mousakka was out of this world good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

I went to this restaurant with my wife for my 6 year wedding anniversary. We showed up a half and hour early and they took us in no problem. We ordered the Oven Roasted Chicken and Arni Ravioli. The oven roasted chicken was nothing short...of Amazing! The Chicken tasted as better than my Greek Mother in laws version of the same dish. The Ravioli was excellent and the chese on the dish was very tasty.The place is very cozy and has a great ambiance with soft Greek music playing in the back. Very clean and excellent decor. IF you are looking for a great cozy place with excellent authentic Greek food this is the place for you. I have been here twice and cant wait to come back. 5 Star!!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Went back tonight after 8 years. The food was amazing! We had the beet salad, which even my son loved. I had the salmon in phyllo...unbelievable. We also ordered the lavraki which my husband loved and my son ate all the vegetables that accompanied the...fish. Our new favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Best Greek food I've had in NYC. The Greek salad was amazing and the roast chicken with lemon potatoes was delicious. Very authentic. The servers were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Overall great experience.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Two of us had dinner on a Friday night. We started with 3 appetizers: a special fried cheese with tomato item (it was delicious), the Pikalia which is 6 spreads served with toasted pita bread, also delicious. The third dish was the homemade citrus infused...Greek sausage and it was fabulous. I had a glass of Greek red wine and it complemented the meal very well. For entrees, my wife had the softshell crabs and I the grilled shrimp. Both dishes were terrific and we really enjoyed the entire meal. The entire meal with drinks, appetizers, and entrees was $150 including tax. Service was helpful and quick throughout the meal.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Traveled to Brooklyn to go to a different Greek Restaurant. Instead went to Elia's and thoroughly enjoyed dinner and Greek wine. I could not imagine the other place being any better. The food and service was outstanding.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I have been to Elia several times over the years and it is always "poli oreo" as the Greeks say. The last time was a bit embarrassing. Having talked the place up so much to my brother & sister in law imagine...my disappointment when upon seating my sister in law announces that "it smells like a port o potty." She was right. I don't know why - it never has before - it had been raining and the door was open but there was also an occasional strang noise emanating from behind a wall that may have been a pump of some kind. Perhaps they're having plumbing issues? I attributed it to that or an unfortunate choice of cleaning supplies for the bar area (as our table was next to the bar.) Either way, it somewhat tainted the experience. The food was amazing, as usual, with the exception of the dolmades which were very bland, everything was cooked to perfection. Everyone was extremely happy with the meal, and the smell was not noticeable after a bit but still, a fine restaurant should NEVER smell like a portable toilet...hopefully they will remedy this situation ASAP.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Really great Greek food! Hummus platter was like art, had the lamb shank and probably the best I have ever had. Very nice wine list and very professional service. Must try if you are in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Went there on a Thursday night with 4 friends. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share and they were delicious. Grilled octopus (sooo tender); Pikilia (excellent), Greek salad (very fresh). After the appetizers we were full, so I split an order of Mousaka with...a friend. It was more than enough but the Mousaka was a bit salty for my taste. The house wine was very good so we ordered 2 carafes for the table. The service was so-so. We ate indoors and there were 2 waiters for the tables. (It's a very small restaurant). One of the waiters was very nice - the other was quite surly. One friend ordered a side of potatoes that arrived at our table after we were finished eating - so we sent it back. It was on the bill but they removed it when we pointed out the error. The food is a bit pricey - our bill came to $80 per person - a total of $400 for 5 people. We didn't have any coffee or dessert. Not because we didn't want it, but there wasn't anything on the dessert menu that appealed to us. I might go back for appetizers and wine - but not dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

We chose Elia as our sat night out this week been there before But this time was more enjoyable the food was well made From the five appetizers to the desserts everything was great Great wine Great service and it made our regular sat night...with The gang a good timeMore

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Elia is a refined dining experience in Bay Ridge. The food and service are both excellent, but despite the working class neighborhood where it is situated, the prices can be very expensive. I love Greek food, but I have a hard time paying $40+ for...traditional items that can be had for a fraction of the cost. Reservations are not required, but good luck getting a table without one.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Went there with a colleague/friend of mine and we ordered the dip platter as our app, branzino and lavraki for our entrees along with a bottle of wine and dessert. Food was amazing and the restaurant made you really feel warm and fuzzy from the...service, decor and ambiance. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

We wanted to have a "greek" early dinner after a rigorous workout and decided to stay in the neighborhood. Out of two possible choices, we chose Elia..and it was a mistake. The table we chose in the back garden was not plated yet, so the...waiter came to give us plates and the utensils. He served me two forks on the left and two forks on the right, giving my wife two knives. Funny, you say. I think it was a sign to get the hell out. We ordered Chicken Soup, Greek Salad, Lamb Ravioli and a Lamb shank. Soup was so-so. Greek Salad was ok. Lamb Ravioli was not ok at all. Meat inside the ravioli was not cooked thru and was not tender. The sauce was something I could not identify. Perhaps it is me. Lamb shank was decent, but Orzo that came with it was a mess. Overcooked and not seasoned correctly. Additionally, the sauce over the orzo tasted like a Chef Boyardee sauce. I was getting pissed by the minute. On top of this, the backyard had a substantial amount of what looked like fruit flies and a party of four next to us actually asked to be moved indoors. Our waiter kept on appearing in the background without taking care of our empty dishes. We ordered a Cappuccino and a Double espresso that were also bad. Acidity was above and beyond. Total damage, including tips was 123 dollars. This place needs to shape up or face the music on the way out. Unless, of course, the local clientele does not know any better. I am not returning for a second chance.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We went there to celebrate my boyfriend birthday and we loved it.The place is very nice,simple decor but you feel like you are in a small Greek tavern.The service was very good,the waiter explained the items on the menu and gave us great recommendations about...the menu and wines.Everything we ordered was delicious.I especially liked the octopus for appetizer and I ordered the seafood mix in the clay pod for main course ,which was delicious !The portions for main course are pretty big .The food was delicious but very rich,a lot of oil and sauce but it tastes great.For desert I had Semolina custard ,my boyfriend had Baklava and everything was great ,just too much.We were surprised that place was pretty empty on Sunday evening,but may be because it is Memorial Day weekend.The place is pricy,but it's worth the money and experience to taste excellent Greek food in the heart of Bay Ridge.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
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  • Atmosphere: 4