Welcome to Eli's World




What is hamentaschen?

Send someone you love a surprise gift to celebrate Purim. These symbolic cookies -- the most common interpretation is that they resemble the three-cornered hat worn by the evil Hammen – are absolutely delicious. Buttery shortbread with prune, poppy seed and apricot fillings presented on a gift-wrapped tray.



What I’m in the mood for tonight…

As a longtime Upper East Sider, I wanted to create a wine bar for my neighborhood where dinner would be a relaxed affair and the wines by the glass would be enough to return nightly. Today, Bar ’91 offers a rotating wine list and market-inspired menu perfect for any night of the week.

Flower Department


Walk in, breathe deeply

Walk in, breathe deeply—no matter what the streets of New York are telling you, it’s always Spring in the flower department at Eli’s. Passover and Easter are on the horizon, but why wait? Treat yourself to a single stem or a bursting bouquet today.

 What's on Eli's Mind

Spring is in the air… at least in my head it is, where the worst of winter is behind us and we can start to dig out of hibernation. Citrus from California is still rolling in, as irresistible as candy, and ramps and rhubarb are coming along. The tomatoes in my greenhouses have started to climb, so we’re hoping for a mid-May harvest to hold us until summer starts sending us her sun-warmed treasures.

Passover and Easter aren't til late April this year, which means you can enjoy spring lamb and spring flowers on your holiday table. I’m especially proud of the selection of kosher-for-Passover wines we have to offer—they’re bright and tasty and hold their own against this traditional holiday menu.