About Elliott's on Linden
Pinehurst, NC 28374
When philosophy and action proceed hand-in-hand, something extraordinary happens: a guiding principle is formed.
For Chef/Owner Mark Elliott, that principle is to serve the best and freshest locally produced agrarian products to his guests. It's a principle that was formed in Mark's childhood, and as a young apprentice chef in Southeastern England. Mark would further develop a deep connection to the green grocer, the baker, the fish monger, the butcher, the cheesemaker. Daily sourcing for the kitchens provisions was a way of life.
From this restaurant's first days, Chef Elliott has forged relationships with regional farmers to obtain their produce, livestock and artisan products when they are at the peak of freshness.
Today, Chef Elliott continues to serve guests cuisine crafted from the fresh ingredients that the area's farmers have to offer. It's a principle we live with every plate we serve.
American, Southern, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Elliott’s catering is unmatched in making sure your event is perfectly catered & tended. Personalized menus & direct interaction with the chef are always the standard when planning your event. Everything you need is provided so you can focus on the more important matters at hand. Attentive staff & cuisine matching that of the restaurant ensure your guests have a memorable time.
Mark J Elliott
Private Party Facilities:
Bring your party to Elliott’s! Accommodations for up to 60 are easily provided. Customized menus, for sit down dinner or hors d oeuvres for your cocktail party are happily provided & served with the elegance & style you expect from Elliott’s.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Elliott's on Linden Ratings and Reviews
Our first visit here (2/18/17) was exceptional! Robert was our server and he made our dining experience such a pleasure! He was very knowledgeable about the menu, gave us plenty of time to make our decisions, and checked on us throughout our meal to make sure we were completely satisfied. The food was outstanding! We can't wait to come back. Many thanks Robert for making our visit so enjoyable!
We made our "reservation for two" nearly a month in advance yet were seated next next to the bar area. It was incredibly loud and all the tables were in the "traffic area" of the staff. We asked to move and they reluctantly agreed after some discussion. Then we were moved to another area, but next to the kitchen and right next to a large group. It was an early reservation and there were several other tables for two open across the room. Entire experience was just terrible. Before any drinks or food was served we informed our waiter that we had to leave. He was very kind and gracious.
Everything was great until the chef kept screaming from the kitchen "Service!" That's all we kept hearing the entire evening. Very disappointing considering the money we spent there. If I want to hear the chef yelling at the servers, I'll go to a diner and pay A LOT LESS.
It was an hour before we got our entree and another 50 minutes went by before we got our dessert after ordering it. We were told that it had been given to someone else, sorry for the wait. We were disappointed in the time it took to receive our food, and also the lack of professionalism with which our dessert order was handled. Offering to take it off the bill at minimum would have been sufficient. We look forward to dining at Elliot's with our family on Christmas Eve and on a date for our anniversary but we may consider eating somewhere else after this experience.
We've been to Elliot's a few times and have always been happy with the food but not this time. The pork bellies were so salty, it was like dining on a deer salt lick. Horrible. The server was kind enough to let the chef know and take it off our bill. The choices for dinner the night we were there were not our favorites. It would have been great to have the restaurant website up to date so we could view the menu beforehand. We did that and were excited for some of the items listed only to find they were not available on that evening. According to staff, they don't update the website regularly (what a shame). Next time, we plan to call ahead to find out what is on the menu so we can make a decision to dine or not. We'll go back but maybe for lunch next time.
The waitstaff was so helpful! I'm new to the area and they set me up with different events happening at the restaurant and local hangouts. The food was absolutely amazing I strongly recommend the Cobb Salad split between two people for an appetizer and the salmon special.
My first time at Eliots. Made a reservation 6 weeks out for 6 people. When the 4 elderly members of my party arrived, they were seated in the bar, even when told they had a reservation. Elderly people cannot hear in a bar atmosphere. When asked about a certain beer in the menu, our waitress explained her medical condition that prevented her from drinking beer. Service was slow and not attentive. At the end of our dinner, I noticed several menu specials posted the bar. The waitress never mentioned these specials. Would not return here.
The menu was interesting. The service was outstanding. The calamari was extremely tender and the scallop appetizer was very flavorful. We had the opportunity to sample wine before ordering a glass. The filet Mignon melts in your mouth and our friends gave the cedar planked salmon rave reviews. The kitchen did a great job of getting our food out quickly despite the full restaurant on New Year's Eve.
Our meal was very disappointing. The bok choy salad was delicious, but everything else was mediocre, at best. The chopped salad was lettuce and little else. The tuna tartar tasted like soy sauce had been poured over it straight. Even the creme brule was uninspired. When I go to a restaurant and spend over $100 for 2 people, I expect special food. I will not be returning to Elliot's.
We have continued returning to Elliot's as it has quickly become our favorite place in the Southern Pines area. Being from Chicago I'm used to a certain quality of restaurant and EoL goes above and beyond that expectation. Wonderful food, seasonal and fresh, and a caring wait staff. We will keep coming back!
The whom this may concern,
The waitress was transient, but gave decent service. The food took a very long time to prepare. There were extremely noisy guests sitting right beside us, although we requested to be sat away from busy, noisy, high-traffic areas. Despite our requests, we were sat by an entrance beside the nosiest party in the history of man. This party was then joined by a random, belligerent drunk, walking back from the restroom. Management didn't seem to care, and this continued on for the entirety of our stay.
The waitress was very apologetic about what was happening. She offered a free birthday dessert, but had to convince the cooks to let us take it to-go. I assume this was to make up for the terrible evening. I declined the dessert at first, but my fiancé and I decided that we would accept the offer if we could take it home in a to-go box. Upon receiving the dessert, we were asked to return the dish that the dessert was served in, if we ever came back. This demand was passed down by the management staff, as the waitress was clearly uncomfortable making such a request. What makes the request so ridiculous is the fact that the visit was so terrible. Everything about the evening was horrible from the time we walked into the restaurant until we left, with the exception of the food.
This was to be a very special dinner/evening, to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. I paid you for a service that I did not receive. I brought her from an hour away to visit this establishment, in hopes that you would be able to deliver on your advertising. Instead, I found Elliot's to deliver the worst experience I have ever experienced in dining.
We arrived and were seated by a great hostess who gave us a rundown on the menu and specials and were told our waitress would be with us shortly. 30 minutes later we put in our drink and dinner order. We shared a terrific chopped salad and then waited one hour for our dinner to arrive. Literally every diner was gone from the restaurant by then except us. And we still waited. Finally, we got our dinner that had clearly been sitting under the heat lamps for a LONG time. One entrée was inedible - halibut that was very salty and completely dried out, with tempura green beans that were unrecognizable. Salmon was overcooked and only edible because there was a sauce with it. Our waitress was very apologetic and 20 minutes later brought out another halibut entrée that was cooked and then served immediately...quite a difference. We were really disappointed because I had read some very good reviews.
My husband ordered the elk dish and it was undercooked. We had to send it back to be cooked a bit more. The dish itself was covered in sauce which made it difficult to actually taste the beauty of the elk. He ordered the Mac and cheese as a side and it was overlooked and dry.
Everyone else in our group had the chicken and waffles. All of our dishes were cold and poorly executed. The idea of chicken and waffles sounds delicious but it fell short of our expectations.
I made a reservation with a request for a wheelchair accessible table. Although Elliot's does not have an ADA accessible ramp at either entrances, we were able to access my dad's wheelchair over one of the doors with the smallest threshold. The staff were absolutely so polite and helpful, offering to assist, and gave us a feeling they really wanted to make the evening for my dad enjoyable and comfortable. The hostess, our waiter, and at least two other staff members just passing by all made an effort to show some kindness. Thank you very much, Elliot's.
My husband and I had a delicious dinner here while visiting Pinehurst. We were delighted to get out after being housebound all day in Hurricane Matthew. Our meal was delicious and well prepared from start to finish. Our table was in sort of a bottleneck for customers and servers, otherwise the experience was a good one.
This restaurant has been our diamond in the rough since moving to the area. Elliott's was an amazing date-night option. Our server was charming, welcoming and personable (Carol). Our meals were even better than our service, I got the salmon and my date got the steak and said it was better than the steak at our local-high-end-steakhouse. We had a wonderful calm view in the porch room and our cocktails complimented our meals. My date said and I quote, "Best Manhattan I have had." We already made two additional reservations at this restaurant and cannot wait to return!
I've been to Elliott's many times and have always enjoyed my meals. This time, however, was a bit of an exception. The good news is that my husband absolutely loved the pork schnitzel and ate every morsel. And, of course, their biscuits are too die for. Those and a salad would be a perfect meal. I ordered the salmon which was undercooked...mushy in the center. I would have sent it back, but the place was packed and our waitress was working really hard and didn't come back to our table right away. This is not a criticism of our waitress who was very charming, but just the circumstance didn't allow for me to flag her down to return the salmon for more cooking. So I ate around the undercooked area and told her about it when she did return. I did receive a free dessert in compensation. Next time I would definitely attempt to get someone to take the fish back to the kitchen. Otherwise, everything else was perfect.
As always, our experience there was outstanding. From the scallops, rack of lamb and chicken & waffles, the food pleased and excited you. Service was top notch, friendly and without any delays. The chocolate tart was a bit dry for my taste, but I wasn't charged for it when they noticed I stopped after two bites. It was early on a Saturday evening and got a tad loud on the bar side. Should have requested the quieter dining side. Men's room could use some upgrading, in my opinion. Everything pleased and had no qualm about leaving a $70 tip on a $155 tab.
EOL was an all around delightful experience. Our waitress was quick, friendly and very accommodating for our family, which has special needs, as we spanned from a 2-month old to an 84 year old. The food was excellent-- creative, fresh and local-- and the atmosphere was simple, rustic and relaxing.
We're from Washington DC but we've spent many evenings exploring dining in the Southern Pines and Pinehurst area. Among the handful of pretty darn good restaurants, Eliot's on Linden stands out as the best. I had a seafood special both times we went this week (one based on triggerfish and the other based on halibut); and my wife had their signature salmon on a plank with a Jack Daniels based glaze. Both were 10's - the quality of the fish was impressive; they were not just getting by on the creative preparations. One night we were joined by hungry Army officers who also enjoyed their offerings including duck and steak. Cheese and charcuterie offerings featured local dairy and butcher products and were great. Eliot's menu highlights the area farms that are their suppliers.
My wife and I, being Pinehurst residents, have been to Elliot's before and were anxious to take our out of town guests to it. We had early reservations, which was very easy on-line. The food was excellent, the service, Carol, was delightful and very helpful with the menu. She made everything sound so good and patiently repeated the somewhat complex specials. It was a little noisy because a couple got engaged. We never saw the propective groom, but the bride to be came running into the main dining room from the bar to announce their engagement. She was a little more than tipsy, but it was still fun to watch them. The food was fresh, which is the best part of Eliiots. The wine was very good with the meal, but we found the same one at another Pinehurst Restaurant 2 nights later for $11 less. So, the corking fee is a little steep. But, overall, our friends can't wait to come back. They thought the decor was very extremely nice also.
My wife is a vegetarian. She did not see anything that appealed on the menu, and we considered leaving. However, the waitress persuaded her that the chef would come up with something she would like. My wife loved the vegetarian pasta that the chef prepared. I had the duck and thought it was superb. The waitress was friendly and helpful in the extreme. I had a very minor complaint that there was a bit too much of a wait after the salad and before the entree arrived. Overall, however, this was an excellent dining experience.
The fish special I ordered was extremely salty. I moved to Pinehurst 9 years ago and the food was SPECTACULAR in the past, but the past two times it has been diner quality. I spent $70 on extremely salty fish, to the point my mouth was numb.
I was out with a friend and didn't want to ruin the night, so I didn't complain.
We went here for my mom's 60th birthday and were blown away by the atmosphere, wine/ cocktails and food. My only complaint would be the noise level (our waitress had a hard time hearing us, but she was VERY nice), and that it took quite a while to get our food. They were also out of the bottle of wine we wanted, so gave us something comparable but ended up being more expensive. Either way, we really had a special evening and will be returning.
The restaurant was in a good location and we were given a recommendation by a friend. There was only one server working and she was clearly working hard but unfortunately we didn't receive a lot of attention. I had the caprese salad pizza and it was more of a flatbread. I didn't like it very much. I would be willing to try the restaurant again but this visit did not wow is by any mean.
The food was fantastic. The waitress appeared to know little about the menu (had to read them from notes). At another table, another waitress know them from memory and told other customers of a special that our server didn't tell us was available. They were out of a signature lamb dish and had limited (1-3) plates available with other menu items. They were out of their well vodka and thus limited drinks unless you wanted to pay a $3 up charge.
The food we ordered always great. Service was pathetic, at best.
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