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627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
+1 267-687-8512
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kale salad” (10 reviews)
“cookie dough” (5 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
627 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 29 April 2017

You can't go wrong having a dinner at Ela. The decor, service, quality of the food and its presentation are first-rate. We loved the clever format of the drink and dinner menus. But even more, we loved the simplicity of the menu, the beautiful presentations,...More

Thank SketchbookinHand
Reviewed 19 April 2017

So good for brunch. Haven't been for dinner yet. They have a lot of different, original options. So delicious and excellent service!

Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Just the right amount of modern simplistic rustic (without being all steam punk and hipster); just the right amount of attention (without hanging over the table). The food was outstanding (well, mine, anyway): a burger of unique creation and these sliver thin shaved potato chips...More

Thank tressed
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Got invited to this restaurant by a friend, and to be honest I had not heard of the restaurant before as it hadn't shown up on any "Top" lists... which turned out to be my loss as Ela was an ABSOLUTE GEM. As soon as...More

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a fabulous dinner at Ela this past weekend. Didn't try the a la carte menu, but i had the 6 course tasting menu. It was one of the best meals Ive ever had. For the 6 course, the chef creates a unique off-menu...More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A quaint location just removed from the hustle and bustle of South Street, we were excited to visit and see Jason Cichonski's vision. A great staff makes the atmosphere pleasant from entering until the end of the meal. The food is fresh and inventive. As...More

Thank Garett_Travel
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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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