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156 Seventh Ave. (W. 20th St.) Send to Phone
212-337-8000 | Order Now!
Elmo brings its eclectic culinary vibe to Chelsea.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Elmo Restaurant Review

: For those who wonder about its provenance, Elmo takes its name from a supper club once frequented by members of the Rat Pack during the dining and dancing heydays of the 1950s and 1960s. And the décor is a revamped take on the original. Pink walls and rich brown leather banquettes in a dimly lit space create a chic vibe in the lounge area. Sleek multi-colored geometric patterns decorate the wall along the bar while Art Deco-style spotlights reflect off accents of gold chrome, working together with red walls and blue chairs in the dining area for a playful atmosphere. It all sets the stage for the creative menu which successfully incorporates global flavors. Choose the spicy Szechuan peppercorn-crusted tuna with glutinous rice and bok choy in a soy-saké broth or the Kobe beef chili with cheddar cheese and red onions to sample an Asian-inspired take on a comfort food original. Wash it all down with one of several robust cocktails on offer---just like the Rat Pack would have done.

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