I've gone to both and both were good for what they are. Eli's is loud. More like a sports bar. Pombistro is where I got engaged, the food was great and they were really nice. I told them before I was getting engaged, they went out and bought a congradulations balloon for us. It's fancier. Not like manhattan fancier, but it's definitely quiter. Eli's had tons of kids and Pom didn't.