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ELA'S Blu Water Grille
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Ranked #109 of 383 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Description: Featured in Bon Appetit magazine and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA's Blu Water Grille is a shining star on the Hilton Head scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by our culinary team of experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, ELA's is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provided by local recording artists set the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Ela's was great last year, and every bit as good (maybe even better) this year. The menu is loaded with delights, and you couldn't make a bad choice if you tried. The lobster bisque is "to die for", and if you like scallops, you're going to be well pleased with their fare. I noted a year ago that Ela is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. It's worth it. I haven't been to all of the top-of-the-line restaurants in Hilton Head, but among those I've patronized, this is near the top of the list. If there's a down-side it's the noise level...which is occasionally on the high side.

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Thank Tom B
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stumbled upon ELA's because of the view (harbor / marina) the night before Valentines Day and had four great meals--all different--great service and unique presentations....surprising considering our waiter said the chef had worked all day on Valentine's preparation since they would be so busy. Alex and his entire staff were friendly, attentive and gave some great suggestions. If you are a beer drinker, get the English Ale in the Imperial Pint bottle....unique and excellent beer. This place is now down on our must visit list every time we are in Hilton Head.

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Thank dlea
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

My friend and I went for lunch and had a chicken salad and the lobster Bisque. There was no green in the salad all white Romain lettuce, he had one choice for a dressing,horseradish based, he could not finish it. NO Bread!
I had the Bisque( $12.00) no lobster nothing just cornstarch and a hint of sherry? it tasted like cornstarch for the most part. I did not finish it.NO Bread
A margarita, a glass of wine, Bad salad,Bad Bisque. $42.00. Go waste your money and as for the best view in SC per there website. Right!

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1  Thank Gossbrenner
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We chose ELA's for our second night of restaurant week. We had the 4 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. Our food was excellent and the service was too. They have a beautiful view of the harbor so I would love to have lunch outside. We would recommed the restaurant.

Thank KarenLicht
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Empty restaurant. Beautiful views. Attentive wait staff.
Food was not special but fairly expensive. This is not Manhattan.
We won't be back.

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Thank YankeeGirlHiltonHead
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