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2016 Bengelina Hospitality Group











The flagship of Ben Poremba's Bengelina Hospitality Group, Elaia is an award-winning restaurant offering a singular dining experience, featuring imaginative cuisine and extensive wine list in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.  Located in a renovated house in The Botanical Heights Neighborhood in South St. Louis near Historic Tower Grove Park, and The Missouri Botanical Gardens.


Elaia is awarded 4 stars (out of 4) by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Elaia was ranked #2 in St. Louis in 2015, 2016, 2017, and #3 in 2018 

in restaurant critic Ian Froeb's annual

"The 100 Best Restaurants in St. Louis."

Elaia is awarded 4 diamonds by AAA

Ben Poremba is a 3-time James Beard Award Semi-Finalist   




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special events, wine dinners, and chef's tastings.

to book an event, email Patrick at


Find us at 1634 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110


Elaia accepts online reservations

via Resy and over the phone


reservations policy

Thank you for choosing to dine with us!

Elaia is a small restaurant (it can only accommodate 28 people).  

We kindly request a credit card to secure reservations.  

Should you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know by noon the day of your reservation. For parties of 6 or more, we require a 24 hour notice.

In the unlikely event that you do not call to cancel, 

your credit card will be charged $50 per person. 

Please let us know if you're celebrating a special occasion

and if anyone in your party has any allergies, aversions, or restrictions.  

Pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan options are available upon request.