153 Elizabeth St.
New York, NY 10012


  • $$$
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Ellabess, an eclectic spot in the Nolitan Hotel, succumbs to the age-old problem of a restaurant whose appetizers far surpass the entrees. It begins promising, yet it fizzles by the end, like the sprinter who thought he'd try his feet at a marathon. However, if you stick to the starters—such as the velvety chilled corn soup avalanched with house-made queso fresco and shaved truffles or the mountain of peekytoe crab salad with rich, salty uni butter—you should be fine. Happy, even. The impersonal space, abutting the lobby and sunk just below street level, unfortunately, adds little charm to the overall dining experience.

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