ELA'S On the Water
Ahi Tuna Tartar
Marinated Ahi Tuna, Fresh Cucumber, Avocado Salad, Pickled Ginger
crispy nachos, fresh pico de gallo, creme fraiche, queso fresco, & avocado
atlantic salmon, bacon, lettuce, tomato, key lime aioli served w/ a choice of kale salad or truffle fries
The outdoor seating at Elas was fantastic for us, a covid-cautious couple wanting to celebrate our anniversary safely and romantically. Tables spaced apart, open table let us reserve an outside table, heaters on, beautiful view and great food and drinks. Live music was a total bonus! We had a 545 reservation and it was not very crowded for most of our meal. As we were leaving it got more crowded and lively. We thought the wine list was particularly excellent. It's extra nice in winter that the outdoor patio is fully covered so even when it rained it wasn't an issue. Service was great and we had the scallops and the osso bucco ravioli, both were great.
Great care was taken by staff to create a Covid safe environment. We were celebrating several milestones and couldn’t have a more enjoyable dinner.
Great outdoor seating with scenic views, good heaters, awesome service and wonderful food. Best place on HH!
Beautiful setting and really good food. Dinner menu is a bit pricey but it was a wonderful experience overall
We had a wonderful dinner, sitting outside with beautiful views of the harbor. The service and food were outstanding. A little pricy, but probably worth it.
A little mix up with the reservation, but was resolved right away. Very friendly staff and food was good. Very nice view on the outside seating and live music was great. All staff wore masks so we felt comfortable.
The food was outstanding, even the child's dish. Everyone loved their choices from appetizers to entrees. The service was rather slow; drinks were often empty and you had to ask for a refill. The table near us were rather loud but that was not the restaurants fault.
David, our waiter gave us great service.
We stayed after dinner and was there for closing. The entertainer, Reid Richmond, was fabulous. He was the hit of the night.
We’ll come back for sure.
Everything on menu is great! Only problem is trying new things when the last selection was so good!
We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at ELA's. We got to sit upstairs, inside, overlooking the marina. Service and food were both wonderful! We look forward to returning at another time.
Service and ambiance were excellent. The food was excellent and was prepared as we had requested. We find that it is consistent every time we have gone there.
Incredibly overpriced and mediocre, bordering on not good, food. The only saving grace for this restaurant is the view of the marina. I never begrudge paying for quality, but the $200 bill for our dinner was infuriating.
Went for Thanksgiving, so while this isn’t their usual menu, every single thing was disappointing. The turkey resembled thick cut lunch meat turkey, sort of like ham. The stuffing was too salty to have more than one bite. I guess the mashed potatoes were okay. I got the crab stack appetizer (normal menu item) and the avocado was literally brown. You just can’t charge someone $16 for an app and serve brown avocado.
It was Thanksgiving and my husband and I decided to go out as opposed to cooking at home. The service was fantastic. We sat on the balcony outside with a beautiful view. We were spaced away from other people so we felt comfortable and safe. Our meals were ample and nicely presented.
The night before thanksgiving and everything was amazing. The food is something that can’t be beat on the island. The service was wonderful and the view is stunning. See you Christmas Eve!
Incredible food. And the strawberry cake for dessert is a must!
We were in town celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary and wanted some place special to go for dinner so I picked Ela's. The only knowledge we had was from online reviews. Ela's did not disappoint. Everything was perfect, our meal, the ambience, our waitress Vanessa. I mean everything was simply amazing. Our table location to the complimentary champagne and even the couple sitting across who sent complimentary wine and offered to take a couple of photo's of us so we could have a keepsake of the night. We definitely would recommend Ela's to anyone looking for an amazing dinner evening.
Great service - Thanks Kim. Beautiful atmosphere and relaxing setting. Guitar player was excellent and an added plus. Food was outstanding.
Unfortunately we were seated indoors upstairs and I was facing the very dusty/dirty shelves and empty bottles! Not very appetizing!
The scallops were amazing! Outstanding service! Wonderful wine list.
The service was impeccable, the views and atmosphere were fabulous, and the price was right. Unique & wonderful experience
Fantastic. food, great. grouper. and scallops...jon
Food was wonderful and the ambience was perfect. Look forward to going again.
Great food and ambience was phenomenal. The restaurant overlooks the marina with tables inside and out.
The patio, where we were seated, overlooks a harbor full of large boats. At sunset it was a pretty impressive view. I didn’t expect the food to equal the ambiance but i was surprised. We had a very memorable date and i would certainly recommend ela’s with the caveat that you should try to get an outside table.
We were vacationing and wanted a nice dinner out. Honestly, the restaurant had received some negative reviews, but the menu sounded good and I sometimes dismiss “service issues” because some customers can be incredibly difficult. We were greeted politely and given the outdoor table we had requested. It took a little bit for our waitress to come by, but after that everything was wonderful. The service efficient and the food was wonderful. I had the filet Oscar and the steak was cooked perfectly. My husband had the salmon special which he was very happy with. A well priced bottle of champagne added to the evening.
We requested a nice table and were given a 2-top with no view. The food absolutely cleared that memory very quickly. Crab cake and Lobster Bisque r some of the best u can get. My Grouper was also very well prepared. Pear salad with a great pomegranate dressing was also very tasty. Very nice dessert tray offering some nice offerings. The restaurant want doing a very good job of enforcing the mandatory mask law. Kept u very on edge that people disregard the seriousness of this pandemic.
Great outdoor seating. Attentive service. Outstanding food.
We ate at Wla's for our anniverary dinner. The food was really good and the view was romantic.
Our food was marginal at best. Hostess not very welcoming. Our server was gods but did not notice we didn’t eat better than half of our food. Had surf and turf. Would not remember that dish. Oysters were not fresh, overall fair meal but great location
Excellent up-scale dining experience. The wine selection is nice and fairly priced from an industry practice standpoint (not more than 3x). View and ambiance are perfect for a relaxed evening. Service was spot on.
Had the Tuna Tartare (excellent), Caprese salad (tomatoes were perfect, a little overdressed), and the Salmon (also excellent). Will definitely be back again.
We had a great experience with amazing food and service on our anniversary.
Pleasant evening on the marina at Shelter Cove. Ela’s on the water always makes for a special dining experience. Took an early reservation time (5:45) in order to avoid crowding during COVID Restrictions. We chose to eat outside as the days are getting shorter cooler evenings will make the opportunities fewer. Janice decided to try one of the signature cocktails called Refresh, with cucumber vodka, lime, and a few other ingredients. It was really well named and quite light. I splurged and ordered an excellent Glenmorangie single malt. Appetizers were beef carpaccio and oysters Rockefeller, followed by a filet mignon with bearnaise and whole scored flounder. Both were accompanied by veggies and a starch to match the protein. Very good preparation and presentation. We always enjoy Ela’s when we visit Hilton Head. Special thanks to Scott, our server. Never wanted for anything as he checked in with us regularly.
We have been to ELA's several times over the past few years of vacations on HHI. Our server Grant introduced himself to us and was very pleasant. Since I wanted a nice Pino Grigio, he suggested a "Massa" (?). When I tried it, I didn't like it. My husband sipped it, too, to determine that it wasn't a wine gone bad. I told Grant and he substituted a Santa Margarita, which he said was very citrus forward with grapefruit tones. I've had a hundred Santa Margarita's over the years and have never found that to be correct. The Santa Margarita was perfect. After a runner brought us 2 dinners incorrectly which we returned, we were served our ceasar salads which were delicious. My short ribs were perfection and I very much enjoyed the meal. My husband ordered the filet mignon medium well. It was dry and although had a pinkish tinge throughout, it was too well done and did not reflect the description of well done on the menu. We enjoyed the Cote du Rhone we had for dinner, but did note that the wines are considerably higher than other fine dining places we frequent. To finish the night, the white wine that was returned was on the bill. I asked Grant about it and he apologized profusely and took it off. This visit was a little disappointing compared to prior visits.
One of the things that stand out regarding this restaurant is the location as it sits right on the Shelter Cove marina. With that being said we were seated at a table on the lowest level overlooking the marina. It could've been any better! I ordered the crab cake entree and my hubby enjoyed the special of redfish served over a mash of some sort but both entrees were cooked to perfection and very tasty! Each of us ordered a pear salad and the wine list is also extensive and sufficient. The service was very good as well. Will definitely be returning sooner than later!
We love this restaurant - such a good variety of things on the menu, and the view can't be beat
OUTSTANDING food, service with a water view. This is a must restaurant. Make a reservation to eat out side.
The food was very good. Also the waiter was exceptional.
The food was great but the service was a little slow.
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OpenTable ダイナー3194名によるELA'S On the Waterの評価は4.6☆です。