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The Ellington

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper West Side
American, Bar
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936 Amsterdam Ave, 2003, New York City, NY 10025-3065
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just around the corner from our apartment this friendly bar/restaurant was an excellent choice. The beers are good, the staff very friendly and helpful our waitress Becca couldn't have been more helpful. The menu provides a good range of choices and they have regular 'deals'

Thank Richard S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and atmosphere for families. The chicken dumpling is great starter, followed by the short rib dinner.

Thank Jojohoey
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch and loved the loved the place. Great service, food was excellent and very decent pricing. Our meals included a main course and beer or glass of wine for less than $15. Unbeatable!

Thank Eric L
New York City, New York
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost didn't review this place....I was somewhat inclined to keep it a secret. We had a late lunch at the bar this past Sunday....and the food was fabulous. I had a pork shoulder dish on sourdough bread and my boyfriend had one of their dinner salads. Everything was perfect, as was the cheesecake that we shared for dessert. Clearly... More 

Thank Stephanie C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about Ellington... I´ve had some nice evening drinks there, along with a light dinner. Food was decent, drinks were very nice, and the bar crowd was very enjoyable. At the same time, have twice had a so-so brunch experience as far as the quality of the food (had mediocre eggs benedict, and ok french toast). But... More 

Thank AnnKAnn
Tucson, Arizona
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Ellington is a charming restaurant on the West Side. The food was great, the staff friendly, courteous, helpful with recommendations, accommodating about changes, and applied no pressure on customers. The wine list was extensive and the prices of each meal or bottle of wine were extremely reasonable. This is an extremely pleasant environment for a nice inexpensive meal with... More 

Thank monsoon7
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Ellington is my absolute favorite restaurant in all of the Upper West Side & Morningside Heights area. This is mostly due to the fact that their quality of food, drinks and service doesn't falter one bit whether you're their for a romantic candle lit dinner, at the bar for happy hour with a colleague, or even ordering from food... More 

Thank Emily S
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife and I had lunch here a couple of days ago. We'd visited the St John the Divine Cathedral, up the road ( a New York must for visitors) and stumbled across the Ellington. Brilliant food. I had a steak sandwich, my wife Lamburger which were cooked fresh and came with all the trimmings. Very tender and tasty. Good... More 

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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Met a couple of friends for dinner. Didn't get to sit outside as it was a chilly October evening. The service was good, but a little slow and there were only two other tables taken. Maybe I'm being a little picky because we needed to be somewhere at a certain time, We all had the Harvest Burger, which is a... More 

Thank Jmuse111
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went to late breakfast today took 15 minutes for someone to come out to table (outdoor seating) after being seated with menus. Had to go in and ask for coffee. Ten min later coffee shows up. We order and waited 45 min for eggs. Yes eggs. Food was just ok but they couldn't get food to anyone. Avoid this place

Thank jackfkramer5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 936 Amsterdam Ave, 2003, New York City, NY 10025-3065
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-222-4050

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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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