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Ela

In November of 2011, chefs Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman partnered to open Ela, an inventive new American bar and restaurant in Philadelphia’s Queen Village neighborhood. Ela showcases 27-year-old Cichonski, who Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan called “one of our most exciting young chefs,” is combining an approachable menu of innovative dishes with an extensive wine and craft beer program and inspired cocktail list in a rustic-modern setting.
“Creatively, it’s wonderfully freeing to prepare food that doesn’t fit into any one genre or style; this is seasonal food, using exceptional ingredients, prepared perfectly,” says Chef Cichonski. Ela is a serious-yet-comfortable restaurant with a menu that that changes frequently throughout the year, to reflect the latest offerings.
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382 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(382 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 382 reviews
5 stars
(228)
4 stars
(115)
3 stars
(28)
2 stars
(11)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
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Ela Reviews List
Review 1 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous.

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Ela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
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Review 3 for Ela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I was in Ela for the first time this last Friday night for dinner with 8:15 reservations. Although, there was a solid crowd it was not overly packed or noisy with some empty tables throughout the restaurant. Our initial interactions with our server were polite and timely. Our drinks and food were prepared served quickly. We had the scallop noodles as an appetizer, which we thought were delicious and inventive. Our cocktails were very tasty with the right proportions of alcohol and mix. Our entrees came out timely and were very tasty as well. Our main problem was that we could not get a second drink. Other servers came by to deliver and collect our empty plates and glasses, but our waitress (shorter blonde, can't remember her name) did not return to follow up for any additional menu items or drinks until she offered us dessert. That was at least a half hour. Meanwhile, we each would have gladly ordered at least one more drink and possibly dessert, but we just wanted to get out of there not knowing how long it would take to see her again. all in all the food and drinks were very good, but the service was disappointing. Maybe it was just our table because others seemed to be getting appropriate service (albeit from other servers). I would go again with hopes that this is not typical."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Ela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 5 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 6 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were there on a Monday night. Had a great time! Food is amazing per usual."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2015
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Review 7 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Truly an outstanding meal. Get the chefs tasting menu you can't go wrong and won't leave hungry."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
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Review 10 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
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Review 12 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 6/08/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/08/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/08/2015
 2014
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Review 13 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Ela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 15 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 16 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
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Review 18 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This place is amazing. Got to meet Jason and he explained to us what his passion for this restaurant is and we were simply amazed at the experience. Thanks for a great night."
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2007
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Review 19 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
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Review 20 for Ela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 21 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice decor and environment. Scallop noodles were amazing. Beet dish was unique"
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
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Review 23 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Weeken in Philly

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Went to Philly for the Rangers Flyers game. Did some on-line research and Ela came up as a highly rated restaurant. Made reservation about a week in advance. Arrived a bit early so sat at the bar and had a drink. Great service, nice staff. The atmosphere was warm and relaxed. Sat for dinner and our waitress sold us on the 6 course tasting. Each course was better than the next. Serve was great, the food was imaginative and wonderful. We had an outstanding meal. The food was very unique and cooked perfectly. I highly recommend Ela for those who want oustanding food that is not run of the mill. Setvice, atmosphere and the food were top notch."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
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Review 27 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This was my boyfriend and I's first visit to Ela. In desperate need of a baby-free date night in the city, we chose to make reservations here based on the good things we had heard via word of mouth (as we work in the restaurant industry) as well as the food and beverage menus listed on the website. Overall, we had a great dinner and do plan on returning. The staff was very helpful and accommodating (even when we requested to change tables to one that was more tucked in the corner and private). Of all the staff members we interacted with that evening, however, we did observe that our server seemed to be the least knowledgeable on menu items and seemed to pay the least amount of attention to us while dining.
Because we hadn't been out to dinner just the two of us in awhile we decided to treat ourselves and both get the 6 course blind tasting menu for $69. We were happy with each course that came out, and at the end of the meal were left feeling just the right amount of full. Our favorite dish was with octopus and a piquillo pepper purée, and our least favorite was probably the wagyu beef, as the meat itself was a little chewy and the sun chokes seemed quite over salted."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
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Review 32 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 33 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2003
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Review 34 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always inventive food & cocktails.Great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 35 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2015
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Review 36 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

scallop noodles.... :-)

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2008
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 8/29/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
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Review 38 for Ela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2008
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Review 39 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2002
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Review 40 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful surprise

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Last minute search for a Saturday evening dinner for 3, thought we'd try somewhere new. Excellent in every way. Staff were friendly and helpful; 2 of us took the 4 course tasting menu and were stunned that all 8 dishes were subtly flavored, beautifully presented and perfectly prepared.
We will return with friends, this time prepared to go for the full 6 course Chef's Tasting. I can hardly wait!"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 43 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 45 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic New Years Eve

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We spent New Years Eve at Ela. They offered a 4 course pre fixe for $75, which we found reasonable for NYE in the city. All of our dishes were great, but the venison ravioli, wagyu beef, and fluke seemed to be the favorites. Some of us did the wine pairing with dinner, and the servers were even nice enough to substitute champagne for the dessert pairing at our request. The bar has a list of interesting drinks as well. Service was fantastic, they did not rush us even though it was NYE and every table seemed full. We will definitely be going back to try the regular menu. It is a smaller venue so I would stick to smaller parties for dining here."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/08/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Ela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New Year Eve find

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Ela was recommanded by a friend who recently enjoyed a great meal there. Not planning to go out on New Year's eve, I decided to check out the menu. We (party of 5) got an earlier table (5:45 PM). In the city by 5:30, seated had a wonderful meal, great drinks and best of all great service. Everything was excellent, and will worth the trip, especially for New Year's eve. Will try Ela again."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Ela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"All staff were knowledgeable and passionate about the food. Service was exceptional and comfortable."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
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