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Ela

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  • Cuisine:
     American (New)
    Specialties:
     Coffee, Dinner and Drinks
    Attire:
     Casual
    Price Range:
     $$ (10-30)
    Payment options:
     AMEX, Visa, Cash, Mastercard and Discover
  • Open Hours:
    • * Mon - Thu: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    • * Fri: 05:00 PM - 02:00 AM
    • * Sat: 05:30 PM - 02:00 AM
    • * Sun: 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM, 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Services:
    • Waiter Service
    • Walk-Ins Welcome
    • Good For Groups
    • Takes Reservations
  • Culinary Team:
    • Jason Cichonski, Billy Riddle and Chip Roman
  • General Manager:
    • Stacey Lyons
  • Website:

In November of 2011, chefs Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman partnered to open Ela, an inventive new American bar and restaurant in Philadelphia’s Queen Village neighborhood. Ela showcases 27-year-old Cichonski, who Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan called “one of our most exciting young chefs,” is combining an approachable menu of innovative dishes with an extensive wine and craft beer program and inspired cocktail list in a rustic-modern setting.

“Creatively, it’s wonderfully freeing to prepare food that doesn’t fit into any one genre or style; this is seasonal food, using exceptional ingredients, prepared perfectly,” says Chef Cichonski. Ela is a serious-yet-comfortable restaurant with a menu that that changes frequently throughout the year, to reflect the latest offerings.