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411 State Route 94, Columbia, NJ 07832-2528
+1 908-496-8444
14:00 - 21:00
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Secaucus, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I ate here last night. It was a bit of a drive but worth it. The pork chop was tender and juicy,fried calamari was tender and crisp. I enjoyed the broccoli rabb ravioli. Food was not overly salted like most restaurants, that was refreshing. Wait staff was genuine and friendly and not "too" attentive even though it... More 

Thank Kat F
West Orange, New Jersey
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

great food great service and great ambiance, good section of items and filling portions. Even though it was a Saturday night and we didn't have reservations, we were seat with a minimum of a wait. We enjoyed a drink at the well stocked bar.

Thank flahr2016
Wayne, NJ
Level Contributor
31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. The service was great and the food was very good. Although the tables are close together, the owner has installed sound absorbers in the ceiling and walls and thus it was not noisy. (Why don't other restaurants do that???) We will definitely be back!

Thank Jill18302
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Ellias' restaurant is a very special place. I have been going there for the past three years. The experience is always consistent and rivals or beats any of the restaurants I have visited in NYC, Chicago , New Orleans, etc. Whether it is a date night, business dinner or special occasion, you will have a memorable dinner. We ate dinner... More 

1 Thank normanp1964
Blairstown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It's hard to start with suggestions, cause I've fallen in love with most dishes. I once ate the entire happy hour menu in a sitting, and loved every bite. A very wide range of selections. This is not a place to go for a giant plate filled with fries. They are appropriate portions of the highest quality. The prices are... More 

2 Thank BigDaddyRiley
Columbia, New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Elias is my go to place for special occasions. The food is always imaginatively prepared with unexpected and delightful ingredients influenced by Mediterranean persuasions. You've got to try Elias' pork or veal shank if it's offered. Salads are great too.

Thank Roman G
Sparta, New Jersey
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Friends of ours recommended Ellias to us. Yesterday being a beautiful day we took a drive and had dinner at Ellias ... it was more than worth the distance we had to travel! We started with their Crispy Calamari which was excellent - tender and a wonderful accent of peppers and remoulade sauce. We followed with their iceberg salad (which... More 

1 Thank Pat3615
Blairstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This place has such unique and amazing food. The atmosphere is nice and the staff is very friendly. So many amazing entres to pick from and the best creme brulee I have had in a long time!

Thank Jules B
Level Contributor
136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We have been frequenting Ellias for about six months and have not had a bad meal yet. Service has undergone some changes in that period of time and is still very good, friendly and professional. Happy hour specials are affordable and delicious. It seems to be busiest Friday through Sunday so reservations may be a good idea those evenings. We... More 

1 Thank cjsmithnj
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My wife and I like Elias a lot. we are local but travel extensively, so we get to visit Elias at irregular intervals. Never disappointed. You'll need patience if there is a large crowd but everything is prepared fresh and the result is worth the wait.

1 Thank Michel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 State Route 94, Columbia, NJ 07832-2528
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 908-496-8444

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?