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627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
+1 267-687-8512
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kale salad” (10 reviews)
“noodles” (16 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read some reviews that made this place look enticing, but I had no idea just how good is would be. The first courses - the salad and the soup - were so good that we decided we would have to come back. the...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located just south of the South Street bedlam. That said, the street is very quiet. While the building looks a little boring, the inside is anything but. It's vibrant and cozy at the same time. The food selections are uniquely original and...More

Thank jedg86
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Met friends here and really did not know what to expect. Menu was imaginative and the food delicious. Portion sizes were just right. Atmosphere was a little cavernous - lacked intimacy. It was a freezing night in Philly and it took a while to warm...More

Thank Jabstravels
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We were walk-ins to ELA in Philadelphia, and glad we stumbled upon it. The Diver Scallop Noodles were amazing (no gluten or flour- all scallop in a noodle form), as was the Crispy Organic Chicken. A subtle broth cradled the Baked Cod with beets and...More

Thank travellerNewton
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We were treated to a five course wine paired dinner in honor of their 6 TH Anniversary. Lovely evening enjoying raw fish , short ribs and scallops as three of the five courses. Wine pairings were exceptional .

Thank CommercialBanker
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This place was suggested by the bartender at The Logan. So we uber'd out to this corner restaurant in a quite neighborhood. The 6 course tasting menu was amazing. Each dish was well crafted and thought out. From the crudo to the scallop noodles the...More

Thank AmherstNY1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enjoyed the food. We shared apps and individual entrees. Asian influences. Felt like a neighborhood casual corner bar/restaurant. Felt roomy. Could enjoy a good conversation. Tables were a good size and not too close to the next table. Servers were a bit too quick to...More

Thank debeileen
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

While not having much atmosphere and hard wooden chairs, Ela is a foodie's delight. Whether ordering a la carte or taking advantage of one of the teasing menus, this restaurant does not disappoint. Standouts for our group of 4 were the Baby Spanish Octopus appetizer...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Ela does not disappoint! I was there on Saturday night for a party of 9 and everyone LOVED their meals. We had 4 courses and each one was better than the previous. Definitely try the Diver Scallop "Noodles" and the cookie dough dessert (very sweet!!)....More

Thank Rachel_J_G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

From the eclectic touches in the decor to the beautiful and tasty presentations, dinner at Ela is really a treat.

Thank Lynn H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
    (Bainbridge Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-687-8512
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