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Eliá

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8611 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 40.62336 -74.031038
nr. 86th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-748-9891 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Price Range: $$$

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Hours

Tue-Thu, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, 4pm-9pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 86th St.

Prices

$19-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

While Astoria has long been the go-to place for Greek cuisine, Eliá, a laid-back but elegant taverna, makes Bay Ridge a destination to be reckoned with for top-notch Hellenic eats. The neighborhood, which adjoins the Verrazano Bridge, is a melting pot of Italians, Irish, Middle Easterners, and Greeks. In the late 1990s, Pete Lekkas decided people in the area were ready for more than gyro joints and opened Eliá, offering deftly grilled meats and fish, as well as oven-baked casseroles. For entrées, lamb yuvetsi entices with a heady aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. The shank is slow-braised, and the meat is literally falling off the bone. It’s worth lingering over your meal: With bright white-washed brick walls and pinky-peach accents, the dining room feels sunny. Eliá makes its patrons, largely locals, feel that way, too.

Recommended Dishes

Pikilia, $14; lamb yuvetsi, $25

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