About Elliott's on Linden
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Elliott's on Linden Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I went to celebrate our 9 ye ...
My wife and I went to celebrate our 9 year anniversary and was immediately blow away by the service upon arrival. The hostess managed to arrange the best table in the house within an hour notice. By far the best dinning experience we've ever had.
Ambiance and decor was fantastic. Menu ...
Ambiance and decor was fantastic. Menu was unique. Specials on board were a little hard to read from our seat. Filet melted in your mouth. Pork tacos were crazy spicy but good. Dessert (Apple/blueberry crumble with ice cream) tasted very good but was barely warm. Would've been better heated up more. Would definitely go back. Reservations recommended.
Commendations for "excellent" service fr ...
Commendations for "excellent" service from entering Elliot's, dinner and departing. Food ordered was exceptional and each course arrived with perfect timing. My visiting guest and I never felted rushed and were able to spend our time catching up. Once again, Elliot's never disappoints.
Elliott's on Linden has become a fast fa ...
Elliott's on Linden has become a fast favorite. I love the decor and ambience. The food is original, absolutely delicious and locally sourced. What more could you want? The wine selection is excellent. On the 5-6 times I've eaten at Elliott's the food was superb and the staff very friendly. I recommend the Shrimp & Grits as an appetizer to share (enough for 3-4 people) or as an entrée. The scallops appetizer is divine, as well. For the main course, you can't go rong with the lamb, elk, or the daily seafood specials. If on a low-sodium diet, be sure to mention that. Sometimes the sides are a bit salty for my tastes (fingerling potatoes & veggies). It's expensive, but worth it for a nice evening out or special occasion.
2 entrees and 1 glass of wine tax and ti ...
2 entrees and 1 glass of wine tax and tip $100.
If I am spending $100 there are other restaurants I would opt for.
The wine by the glass was 5/10. The waiter never asked me which I wanted. Just assumed the $10. Soft shell crabs could have been crispier. The duck was tough and too much sauce drowned the plale.
Girls night out
there were five of us for our "girls night out", we had excellent service, delicious food, ordered across the menu, a couple of us had a starter course with salad, our server had a special dessert made as requested, there was no problem getting individual checks and overall the evening and dinner were terrific. We will definitely do that again.
Clearly The Best Food
This is definitely our go-to spot for special occasions. The food is always outstanding. The servers are well informed, and courteous, although not the quality of service you might expect for the prices. Classic dishes like Roast Chicken, and Shrimp and Grits are extraordinary, Chicken and Waffles like you've never tasted before!
Easily the best in Moore County.
The food was ok. Pork chop was decent but the star of the plate was the plantain. My fiancé had salmon - undercooked and overall not very good. The manager comp'ed us the salmon and a dessert, so I appreciated the attempt to make things right.
Best item of the night was the cheesecake.
I had out of town guests and made a rese ...
I had out of town guests and made a reservation at Elliott's. Two people had the two fish specials, one couldn't eat his it was so bad, and the other ate most of his, but said it was dry and overlooked. The third person had pork, which was overlooked and tough. We have been to Elliott's before, and the food is never consistent. I would not recommend this restaurant, as you never know if the food is prepared well or not. Very embarrassing. I would not return to this restaurant.
The food was very good, but the $200+ bill with tip was unreasonable. When my wife ordered her wine, she misunderstood that $10/$20 pricing was for a half glass vs. a full glass. She got what were termed two full glasses that looked like normal pours for $40. That may have been our mistake, but it seemed a little cagey to me. Since I don't drink wine, I didn't even notice until the bill came.
Since we just returned from a 12-day trip to the East Coast, we have eaten in several nice restaurants, but they were all less expensive per person and had food that was, at least, as good in every case.
Hope this helps someone.
A nice find in Pinehurst.
We had a steak, "pink" grouper special and their signature salmon. We think they got something wrong in the kitchen because the steak wasn't really hot and the salmon was 10 minutes later than the other food. But the manager apologized and comped the wine. Restaurant aficionados might complain but we were friends, having a good time, and weren't in a rush. We all enjoyed our food and would certainly go again when in Pinehurst. They think a lot of their wine list noting the prices but we found a very nice red blend for less than $30. The food is a little pricy but certainly not unreasonable with unique items for everyone's taste. Order a half salad with dinner.
Elliot's- Never a bad decision!
We dine at Elliot's several times a year. We go back because we've never had less than exceptional experiences there. The occasion this time was our ninth anniversary. When I made the reservations, I mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary. The team there made special entre plans and brought out complimentary champagne. We celebrated a special evening and enjoyed a fabulous meal, wonderful wine from their cellar, excellent deserts, and stellar service. I give them five stars!
Elliot's is a fantastic place. Great food, great service and a warm, inviting atmosphere. In my mind, it's the best restaurant in Pinehurst/Southern Pines despite some very strong competition. The food is very creative and the wine list has great variety.
Special dinner at Elliott's
We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner at Elliott's in Pinehurst. Choices were great but we were pleased with the excellent lamb with veggie and tasty Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. We will be back to try some of the other items on Mark's menu and wine list. Thank you!
Great Farm to Table innovations!
Elliott's is my favorite local restaurant. The farm to table menu is unique and delicious. The Chef keeps enough specials that you never get bored with the menu. From a great personal wait staff that remember your name and your favorite drink, to great special nights such as wine tastings or special tasting menus, to just a normal Friday date night - this restaurant never disappoints. A solid wine list tops off the great meal choices!
All around favorable experience
We really enjoyed our first visit to EOL. We were travelling through the area and chose it for our Anniversary dinner. We arrived ~ 10 minutes early on a very rainy Friday night but were seated immediately at our reserved table even though the pace was full. Our server Eryn was friendly, attentive and helped us through our first time there. EOL seemed to be full of locals returning again and again. Black eyed pea on home made cracker amuse bouche and cheddar/jalapeno mini biscuits were a great start. We shared the daily special appetizer - brisket tacos. Outstanding. We shared a salad (which Eryn had suggested given the size) and were pleased when they came out plated separately. Everything was fresh. Great suggestion. We both ordered the NY strip and they were cooked just as ordered. Very generous cuts. Sides are seasonal (this time of year root veggies) to represent their farm to table commitment. Too full for desert, but Eryn did bring us some small flutes of Prosecco to toast our special occasion. All in all a terrific experience. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Only slight negative was no one from the back of the house came around, but the front of the house service was outstanding. We would definitely recommend to our friends and look forward to visiting again next time we pass through.
Disappointing NYE dinner
I normally love Elliott's, but was not impressed with our experience on New Year's Eve. Despite having a reservation, we had to wait 20 minutes for our table and then we weren't even seated in their dining room or bar area. Instead, they put us in a room where the normally hold art classes. It was bright, loud, and not the ambiance we were looking for. Most notable was the poor service. Our waitress forgot many things we requested and had to be asked several times to bring them. And still there were items we never received. Mosy frustrating was the fact that she was not even the slightest bit apologetic for her repeated mistakes.
A good hostess is essential.
My husband and I were recommended Elliot's for our Christmas Eve dinner. As we'd arrived early for our reservations, we decided to have a seat at the bar until our table was open. Once seated at our table, we sat for a good 20 minutes waiting for our waiter. My husband got up and made the hostess aware of the lack of service. She said she would get someone right away. We waited for another 10 mins and still no waiter. We decided to return to the bar and order our dinner there with no recognition from the hostess. If it was not for the excellent attention and good humor by the bartenders, we would not have stayed. They were great. The food was excellent as well. All in all we ended up enjoying ourselves. Just a heads up to the chef/owner that a bad hostess can set a negative first impression. Kudos to the young bartenders that turned our evening around and kept it festive!
Great fresh local farm to table food
Someone told us to try Elliots for our one night in Pinehurst and I am so glad we went there instead of staying at the hotel. I knew I would like it when I walked in. The bar was so beautiful, modern yet rustic all al the same time. The service was beyond great. Our waitress and another waitress were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. The food was so delicious and they had a good wine selection for me!
The salmon was outstanding as usual!! Di ...
The salmon was outstanding as usual!! Disappointed with elk being served without side dish. Macaroni and cheese about the best around . We come here every year for the elk and salmon but this year the Elk was oddly prepared and although it was always expensive it usually came with side vegetables. Everything else was good. Unfortunately 4 of the 10 of us ordered the
elk; for the large price tag it was disappointing.
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