265 Elizabeth St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.723869 -73.993736
Sat 11am4pm, 5:30pm2am
Sun 11am4pm, 5:30pm12am
Neighborhoods: NoLita, Downtown
This Nolita hot spot serves gourmet American fare. – Owners Jeff Mancini and Sam Martinez made over their neighborhoody Rialto into something a little splashier, complete with three perpetually packed spaces: a bar area, a cozy middle room and a cedar-lined patio with a retractable roof. It’s not all about the scene, though; the restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine including an artisanal cheese plate and beef tartare as starters and fried chicken with cheddar cheese grits and steak frites with a brandy cream sauce as entrées. Burger options range from veggie to bacon to Mediterranean lamb. Save room for dessert; sweet offerings include Rice Krispy treats with chocolate peanut butter fondue and a cotton candy sundae with strawberry ice cream.
Incredible drinks – I live in soho and have always loved coming here . The drinks are innovative, creative, and delicious. I came by last weekend for an afternoon cocktail and was in the mood for tequila.. The bartender made the perfect drink for me... It was not only beautiful and exquisite in appearance but tasted incredible... Subsequently, my one drink turned into three... complimented perfectly by the blend of raconteurs, the strokes, delta spirit, and eagles of death metal..
Did not honor reservations – We had heard that Elizabeth was doing a special party for Cinco de Mayo; we were pretty excited to try this restaurant so we made reservations quite far in advance through opentable. We even got the reminder from opentable about our upcoming reservation. When we showed up at the restaurant there was a huge line running down the block and when I asked about our reservation I was told that they were not honoring reservations during the CdM party. This was frustrating since my friends and I all came from different areas of the city to meet for dinner. It's fine if our reservation needed to be cancelled for a special celebration but the least the restaurant could have done was notify us in advance so we could have made plans elsewhere. What was also very disappointing was that the gentleman I spoke to at the front of the line told me he was the general manager at Elizabeth; I would have expected a manager to be much more accommodating, especially to people who were interested in trying the restaurant and made reservations in advance. I realize it's not worth making reservations here in the future.
Good place for Brunch – Made an online reservation for 11:15. When we arrived we noticed that the menu stated that most everything on it couldn't be ordered until after noon. It was a little misleading to make a reservation and not be able to order right away. We made the best of it and ordered drinks, which were all very good. We sat in the garden and it was beautiful and not too busy so we didn't feel rushed at all. I had the baked eggs and the beet salad - both delicious. Others had french toast and waffles with fresh fruit and chantilly cream - also delicious. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush so we didn't mind.
Best new local – After discovering this place at an engagement party on a Saturday night in December, I ended up loving the espresso martinis and lively bar scene so much that I ended up staying until 4am and have found myself ending up there on a regular basis since. While initially lured by the dangerously delicious cocktails, I now return again and again because of cravings for certain items on the menu. Now it's crazy difficult to decide amongst the pumpkin ravioli, the winter risotto, the grilled cheese sliders (honestly, those are out of this world), the cheese grits, the brussel sprouts, the artichokes, mmmmm, getting hungry just thinking about them! Anyway, I've been recommending this place to everyone whether looking for a fun drink at a low key, but fun-crowd bar OR looking for a totally decadent, scrumptious meal with chic, but not overly done ambience, and have only heard thanks in return. Thought I'd make it easier and just blast this recommendation instead of the case-by-case basis thus far. Enjoy!
Wonderful dining experience from beginning to end.... – I recently read some great press on this place and thought I'd try it out. You are immediately captured by the stunning and romantic design. Gorgeous bar area. You get a sense from the beginning that all of the staff are glad you are there. The menu had everything from comfort food like cheese sliders to studied cuisine. There was so much to choose from and we couldn't decide what we wanted. Our waiter was so nice and patient with us. We ended up ordering the tuna tartar, fish & chips, pumpkin ravioli and the milk crepe for dessert. It was all great, and the crepe cannot be described in writing. You must experience this. After dinner we decided to mix into the bar area. They have an interesting drink menu unlike what you typically see in NYC. The Sangria is fabulous too!!
While I'd rather keep this little gem to myself, I'd recommend it to anyone for any occassion:)
Awesome Nolita Restaurant!! – What a great find!! I recently went to Elizabeth for an engagement party in the garden and have been back almost weekly since. The food is excellent. The drink list is original, creative, and delicious. From the extremely chic decor to the yummy food, this place is a home run. They have great options if you want a satisfying entree for yourself or plenty of smaller options if you want to share with friends. I recently brought some friends in from out of town and they can't stop talking about it. We had the cheese sliders, mussels, winter risotto, fried chicken and cheese grits (seriously, you have to try this...) as well as some others. We made reservations on Open Table and though we were late, we were immediately seated. Our server was very knowledgable and QUICK! The General Manager floated around the room (like a GM should) to make sure everyone was happy. They also have a really cool (but not overly crowded) bar scene for before or after dinner.
Also, if you are looking for a fun brunch option, this is also a great location. They have a beautiful back garden and the best Bloody Mary you've ever had.
I'd recommend this Elizabeth to anyone. You won't be disappointed!
Terrible Service. Avoid if you can. – We went to this restaurant because of all the good reviews on here, but we were really disappointed. We had a reservation and when we arrived were told they were running behind. Fifteen minuted turned into 40 minutes turned into a 1 1/2 hour wait before being seated. Then our meal wasn't served until after midnight - and it was cold! Other guests were walking out left and right. Couples on dates were clearly irritated and the hostess just kept telling people they were having problems in the kitchen. The manager did try to make things right by passing out free champagne to all the waiting guests but when a 9pm dinner turns into dining at midnight -- I say take a pass on this place. There are plenty of other great restaurants in the area.
GREAT!!! – This is an incredible place to have dinner with friends... Not a very good martini but i had like 5 mojitos with a lot of sugar....
nice surprise – Met a friend here last night for a drink and decided to stay for dinner, wasn't that busy but had great vibe. seriously the best fried chicken I ever had, my dessert was also killer, some crepe thing that blew my mind. I'll will definitely be back. great place!
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