Came here with a girl friend on a thursday night late night looking for a bite and a drink.
We sat ourselves but were greeted by both the bartender and the server. Both were super nice and brought out menus as soon as we sat down.
We decided to share wings and a flatbread pizza. I was pretty impressed, I expected something to be slapped together and crappy tasting but both were nicely presented and quite tasty.
Elwoods, The Shack, Fringe Cafe, Coppertank and all those type places on broadway have all upped their game.
Our server that night was incredibly friendly, pleasant and attentive. The value was pretty good, we each had 2 beers and shared the wings and pizza and our bill came to $17 each with tip!
To be honest we went to 3 other places before we thought of Elwoods but were both pleasantly suprised having not eaten there before. Good for drinks and now I know it's also good for food.
I've been to this establishment several times, but only because I knew it was the least busy along broadway and was assured a table. When not busy, the service was sufficient. The last time I went it was moderately busy and the service staff was incompetent. Ordering drinks was painfully slow due to the fact that they were more interested in socializing with friends and doing shots at the bar. To top it off a fight broke out at the bar, Jesus, pull it together! After going to the kitchen and picking up our food order ourselves we decided to call it quits. Save yourself the anguish. There are plenty of places on Broadway. Spend your money there, not at Elwood's!!
I dig this place, it is cozy and local. The drink deals are awesome and the food is generous and good. i like that there is a real local feel to the place too.
i went there with some friends and it was great, friendly service with a good sense of humor. happy camper here!
I really like that Elwoods is thinking about more exciting things to serve. You can tell, it's coming through, good work guys.
The decor on the other hand is flipping criminal. The bathrooms are only slightly less scary than something in a downtown east side heavy metal bar. There have been efforts to clean up the actual kitchen area, but the dining room/bar area is pretty sad. What is the deal with the grey with dust and grease Santa, perched on a shelf, drunkenly leaning over? The chalkboard covered in personified sausages, featuring specials that no longer exist. The cracked faux undersea porthole decoration. It's not kitchy and interesting. It's pathetic, throw these things away. The tables are lovely, the staff is lovely, don't treat them like a redheaded step-child by making them have to make up for a place that looks this bad.
The food here is very good though. The new Salmon and Chips is very good, prepared with real skill that is apparent. The Salt and Pepper fries are a little bit genius. And the Tuna Bites, rare salt and pepper seared tuna with wasabi mayo, is a revelation when you have had a few. Keep on doing what your doing, sexy kitchen boys!
Total for Salmon and Chip, 4 double rum and cokes, 2 shots tequila, another beverage...don't remember, will have to search through debit receipts. Who cares, had good night.
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Went with a couple friends I hadn't seen in a while to catch up and have a bite to eat and a couple beers. This was a Saturday around 8pm. The food was quite good although the menu consisted only of burgers or sandwiches if you didn't want an appie. Unfortunately though, because of the music playing, the rest of the evening consisted of yelling at each other across the small table! The music in the place is a pretty bad mix of 90's music with a heavy dose of Tragically Hip. But the main problem is that each song in their mix is wildly different volume so that you are literally shocked out of your seat when the next song comes on at twice the volume of the previous one. Very amateurish and not very conducive to talking, which is about the only thing you can do at Elwoods! Won't be going back.