Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Weekend Brunch.
Eli’s Table is a hybrid of sorts: a large-portion, comfort-food sort of place by day and an upscale bistro at night. Fans of the old Joseph’s Restaurant, whose beloved Meeting Street location Eli’s inherited, can still find their old breakfast and lunch favorites. The morning line-up includes eggs benedict loaded with filet mignon, gigantic powdered sugar-dusted pancakes, and omelets stuffed with everything from spinach and mushrooms to crab and ricotta. At lunch, there are generous salads and hearty sandwiches like Black Forest ham and brie, a fried shrimp po’boy, and a salmon BLT. At night, out come the white tablecloths and long-stemmed wine glasses, and the menu shifts to more fine-dining fare. For appetizers, chai-spiced shrimp and sweet potato pancakes are topped with mango slaw and pecan butter, while a crostada is filled with roasted butternut squash and boursin cheese. The entrées offer unexpected twists, like red chili pierogies accompanying a seared pork chop or the salmon, flavored with spiced pecans and served over sweet potato hash. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty, casual breakfast or a more upscale yet comfortable meal, Eli’s has a table for you. —Robert Moss Dish (Summer 2015)
Benedicts for breakfast, soup and sandwiches for lunch, and crowd-pleasing entrees for dinner like pork chops, lemon chicken, and seafood fra diavolo.