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156 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1813
+1 212-337-8000
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved Elmo. The food was delicious and the service was great. Loved the design too. The only thing was that vodka cranberry ended up being cranberry only, couldn't taste any alcohol, but it's fine, it's forgiven.

Thank z_vladd
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for lunch on a weekday when they aren't too busy but the servers are not so great on any day and weekends overwhelm them. I LOVE the veggie burger and the salmon BLT but it's not worth the long wait to be served (even when the restaurant is slow). I suggest only using cash here... More 

Thank EasternTraveler1921
Boston, MA
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started with drinks at the bar (yummy) and then dinner for 6 of us. The bar area was a bit cramped as it was a busy night but the bartenders were attentive to those of us standing behind the stools. Once seated at our table, our waiter was very friendly and helpful answering our questions. Some foods worth highlighting are... More 

Thank NorthEndBos
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207 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food and service. In the heart ❤️ of Chelsea with great food and cocktails. We had the truffle fries, burgers and hearty salads with lots of delicious cocktails. Great vibe and friendly super gay service 🏳️‍🌈

Thank Chris W
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Love Elmo for its consistency and upbeat atmosphere. Great brunch with great cocktails. Patio is nice & easy if you're with a dog.

Thank Justin T
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to Elmo this year. They have really good food and excellent service. If you are in the neighborhood it's a good choice and dependably good!

Thank East-mt
Washington Dc
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great drinks, OK food. Seemed to be more of a place to be seen versus a place to have a great meal. Outdoor patio.

Thank MelDC
Trier, Germany
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is a little bit away from the hot spots in NY but it's worth to go. The interior is very nice, maybe a little bit dark but tasteful decorated. We had cocktails before dinner. They have been really good as they were not the usual cocktails which you get everywhere. Really interesting combinations of ingredients. The dinner also... More 

Thank GaiusOctavius04
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A nice place to eat about 15min walk from Penn Station. Delicious brunch options. I recommend sharing the Cinnamin Buns they were absolutely delectable. The inner atmosphere of the resturaunt is busy at times and they dont take reservations. However, the wait usually isnt that long. Servers were pleasant, courteous and had a great knowledge of the menu

Thank cooper s
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner but could hear the music down the street. It's a bar and restaurant, but anyone eating near the bar won't be able to hear each other talk over the noise. We overlooked that and continued here anyway. We ordered the 3 piece sharing starter, which came out on a 3 tier cake stand - not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-337-8000

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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?

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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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