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Amelie
Amelie

Amelie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (212) 533-2962
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday: 11am to 12am, Monday : 5:00pm - 12:00am, Tuesday- Thursday 11:30am to 12am Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, French, Provencal
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Weekly events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th Ave. & Mac Dougal St.
  • Public Transit: W 4 St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M). Christopher St - Sheridan Sq (1, 2). 8 St - NYU (N, R).
  • Parking: No
A word from Amelie
With its euro-chic décor, sensual lighting and "the best bar music in the city," Amélie bar has changed the way good wine is enjoyed and consumed. Patrons appreciate the generous pour, the low turnover of the staff, the international flair, and the great choice of good wines at fair prices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I had a great time. Place is a perfect neighborhood wine bar, not too big nor too small. Most seating perfect for two to four...but they also had some larger tables. Who would have ever imagined a French restaurant and staff could be so incredibly friendly, helpful, and fun! Seriously the staff made for a memorable good time. Get there before 7pm so you can start with the Happy Hour prices on the wine flights, order the cheese/sausage platter to start, then order some of the tapas and your done! We had the mussels, stuffed dates, and of course some Pomme Frites with 3 flights....and we were ready for takeoff. Thanks, I look forward to our next visit to NYC just to have another relaxing evening at Amelie."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The Lyonnais owner opened this restaurant with a style based on the film "Amélie", and the film's slight quirkiness of the film perfectly describes the restaurant's funky atmosphere. When we arrived, the bar was buzzing due to the 'happier hour' that lasts until 7. You can order 3 glasses of any wine on the list for $10 - and it's a great list. The bread was some of the best I've had since Paris. The menu is short and simple, but well crafted with tasty French specialties. The dishes we had were delicious, made with quality ingredients. Definitely order the flatbread to start. The steak tartar was good, topped with an egg yolk. However, I have had better. Small and cozy, the restaurant was completely packed by the end of the night."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "What a great place! Went here for dinner. Spectacular food - particularly the "appetizers" and "salads". The Salade Amelie I could eat every night! The wine flights are fun and a good way to taste an assortment of wines. The "entree" are good, but don't standout as much as the other parts of the menu. I would opt for extra "appetizers" instead. Yes the place is loud, but cosy and totally enjoyable! I would happily visit here every fortnight. We left feeling well fed, buoyant and joyful! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The entire staff treated us incredibly well, and went out of their way to make our anniversary very memorable. It was a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This bistro is getting better and better, or rather staying the same wonderful place it was since day one some two and a half years ago. Hard to improve, maybe the menu could change more frequently, but whatever they serve is terrific."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We found Amelie through its reviews on Yelp and it did not disappoint! There were four of us and the table was a little cramped but they timed the food well to make the space work. The wine selection was extensive and we were in time for the happy hour wine flight. You get to pick ANY THREE wines off the wine list and you get a small glass of each for $10. The food was also amazing. The escargot ($6) was covered in this delicious parsley-garlic pesto. The pistachio crusted goat cheese ($10?) came on a bed of honey and caramelized onions; it was sweet and creamy. I got a salad with arugula, smoked salmon, whipped cream cheese, and a light vinaigrette that was light and flavorful. Would definitely recommend this place for a night out!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I am hestitant to share how much I love this place because then everyone will run there! Happy hour flight of three wines for $10. The wait staff is very wine savy and there are many choices. The nut crusted goat cheese ball on top of carmelized onions is worth the trip to the gym after as well as the pomme frites (very authentic) . My honey and i always share a few small plates like the mussels or the salad with the fried egg on top. There is a young creative vibe to the place with lots of languages flowing from different tables. If you like feeling like you are at a bistro in paris ( without the attitude) this is your place. But.. save a table for me"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "was looking for a French restaurant not too far from work (Soho) to take an out-of-towner to. We got there just as they opened and glad that we did. This place fills up QUICKLY! I'm sure part of this is the happy hour specials on wine flights as well as healthy glasses of wine for $6. Plus great good and great service. Very glad I discovered this and I will be back (knowing that I need to get there early) :)"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service at the restaurant was great. We had a table for 6, and half our party had arrived 30 minutes earlier than our reservation, and they were nice enough to seat us anyway. Our waiter was attentive and went the extra mile. Very good food and wine for very reasonable prices, and they have a great happy hour. Also, it is not too loud so you actually get to hear each other talk without having to yell. I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Came in for my birthday dinner with a group of friends. Had a reservation for 6 people but had to wait to be seated because some of my party was late getting out of work. It was a bit crowded and there wasn't really a place for us to wait...but once we were seated it was just a lovely experience. The service was spot on (he even made sure to get us as many rounds in at the happy hour price as he could), the food was great and came out quickly, and the wine list is so extensive it will probably take you at least 10 minutes to figure out what you want to drink. Also, they were playing the world cup games--definitely an added bonus. It was just a lovely dinner and I will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have no idea where the high ratings/good reviews came from. Went to dinner on a Sunday night, it was pretty empty. The tables were not cleaned properly, ordered the duck leg and a flatbread and they were the worst things I have ever eaten. The duck leg was dripping in fat cold, and stale, the mushrooms and potatoes that came with it were warmed up in a microwave. The flatbread was also cold, the ingredients kept falling off it, they put way too much tomato sauce on it. Just horrible food overall."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I always love going to Amelie. The food is to die for, the service is fabulous and the wine choices?? Incredible!! It's always a wonderful experience. It's one of the best places I've ever been."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great 3 glasse happy hour flights for only $10! Enjoyed tasting of glass wines. Liked steak tartar and foie gras. Smoked salmon salad was also nice. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Amelie is a great neighborhood spot with a terrific wine list and excellent service. they also have the best French bread I've had in New York. Attentive service without being overbearing. I would recommend for lunch,dinner,cocktail with a snack-all around good. And the prices are fair too"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was the first time my husband and I and our friends ate here. The appetizers--escargot; mussels; pate w/toast were tasty and the entrees-- filet mignon; pork medallions; duck leg; special salad were also very good and enjoyed by all with some red wine. We finished the meal with a delicious crème brulee with banana and strawberries which we shared with espresso. We had an early dinner appointment but as the restaurant filled up it got noisier. As it was the Memorial Day weekend, we were all able to find street parking which saved us parking expense. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great happy hour deals and great food ! 3 wines for 10 bucks! The goat cheese ball was amazing. The escargot was ok not a fan of the sauce. I had the trout and loved it as well. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday and we got the back table. Staff were attentive and nice. I'd highly recommend for a group brunch. Bottomless mimosas were great too. Really good value. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our party of three had a good time at Amelie which had been recommended by a friend for brunch. We went for dinner and found the noise level made it somewhat difficult for conversation. The French waiters were quite charming and accommodating. We'd ordered white instead of red wine by mistake, and they allowed us to change to red even after the glasses of white had been poured. We had 3 different appetizers, all of them very good. I had a cod-mashed potato puree which, as strange as it sounds, was delicious. My companions had a goat cheese ball rolled in pistachio nuts (good) and a unique pate. Two of us had delicious trout for a main course (a little cool when served), and one had pork medalions, tasty but slightly overcooked. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service here is excellent, the staff very friendly and attentive in spite of the very busy environment and the fact that it's French. Even with a healthy New York crowd of people waiting to be seated, we were not pressured to hurry through our meal. The food was very good and came promptly - at a very reasonable price as well. My friends and I each got an entree and wine for around 35 before tip."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "$10 happy hour wine flight was super! don't even think about leaving without trying the goat cheese pistachio ball. like a set from a cool indie movie"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Went here for Mothers Day. Excellent atmosphere with a sophisticated crowd. The service was exceptional and attentive the brunch menu was interesting, the place obviously has a strong French influence and I do love Paris. I had the eggs Benedict with smoked Salmon which was very good. Well proportioned with a nice fresh salad accompaniment. Good Wine selection ...enjoy"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went here for a light bite and conversation. But the noise level was oppressive. We left after a few minutes."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "A friend and I went to Amelie on a Wednesday night and sat in a corner table. It was very nice and the food and wine were enjoyable, but the service wasn't very attentive."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Lovely, contemporary setting. Delicious food. Great bread. A little pricey but mostly worth it."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Just stumbled upon Amelie while wandering around Washington Square and it was great. Staff are friendly, helpful, and kept up with a very busy crowd; food was uniformly good and the duck breast with green peppercorns was perfect, I don't recall having this dish prepared quite so well even in much pricier high end restaurants. Tables are tiny, you are sitting almost on top of your neighbors, but my date and I could hear each other fine. Their French martini was superb with exactly the right levels of sweetness and foam, and the Graves they currently have is a real value for NYC, I'd say buy a whole bottle rather than a glass but then they might run out before we return. And we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Took my Parisian boyfriend here for a special date night on a Friday, and he loved it! He can be very picky about French food and wine, but he loved the food and the wine options - even the foie gras was notable for him! The staff was very, very friendly, and they gladly accommodated my TWO requests to push back the reservation time. Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, great wine - a perfect spot for a cute date or a small group of friends. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I love this restaurant ! 1.Tasty food 2.Exellent service 3. Cozy 4.Live music All this creates an awesome mood. We had a memorable evening in France without going beyond New York"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Came here for a happy hour date. The food was delicious, even not being able to eat bread because of Passover. The waiter was alright. A little inattentive, but I could tell he was super busy and I'll never fault a busy waiter, especially when we clearly didn't need much help. What was notable to me was how amazing the Maître d'/host was. I always pay attention to the waiter's service but never really pay attention to the hosts etc. This guy was so spectacular he made me take notice. I won't get into it more, but I wish I had gotten his name (he was the guy with dreads). All in all an enjoyable experience. And I'll be back. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Made a reservation late for Saturday night dinner. Arrived 15 minutes early. Although the place was bustling, they happily accommodated us. The food was great and the service was friendly and impeccable!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I went to Amelie hoping for a great experience and was bitterly disappointed. We ordered the Goat cheese ball, french onion soup, mussels, fries, salad and salmon (main course). The only tasty thing about this selection was the goat cheese ball with caramelized onions. The fries were OK, the mussels were nothing special, the salad was bland, the soup was too salty and the salmon was just weird. I was especially disappointed with the salmon because the crusting was a weird tasting mustard mix with lots of vinegar and bread crumbs. It was not fully cooked, and I believe I should have been asked whether I want it fully cooked. The place was loud, lots of college students and waiter was very casual. I expected more based on prior reviews."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food was great and they are super accommodating there!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The filet mignon with fois gras was the best thing I've eaten in months. I seriously can't stop thinking about it. Also the cheese selection is great. We had a bleu d'auvergne cheese that was incredible. Great service, and the happy hour wine flights are a good deal."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Found this place on yelp. Place lived up to expectations. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Excellent cheese and wine list."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great service, extensive wine by the glass list, and delicious food. The happy hour wine special can't be beat. Amelie is sure to please whomever you're imbibing with!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Everybody's on the tapas bandwagon! This is really a French bistro, but also has charcuterie selections (various cheeses and meats) as small plates. And so they bill themselves as a tapas place: okay...why not? Food is solid, as are the wine selections, and the prices are reasonable. The tables are too small, though, which gets kind of annoying when you have multiple plates on them."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Happy hour wine flight is a good deal. I was able to choose even champaign."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Service was great!! Love the buttonless drinks..... Great brunch spot I would go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food (especially the cheese) is unbelievable. The drinks are phenomenally paired and the ambiance is like no other. No qualms, this is a classic village dining experience and worth every penny. Incredible value and you leave feeling full with your palette completely satisfied filling the range you would expect from the highest brow of dining experiences."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was not that busy and I think probably busier later on. The food was freshly cooked and tasted good. The waiters were friendly and nice. Great casual place to go. I would like to go in the evening one of these days. PS The Ladies restroom was nice (I know weird thing to say but it surprised me)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Horrific service. I was there on a Saturday evening. Our waitress never checked on us, friends were missing water glasses, my friend's food was not what she ordered (remedied later), it took ages to get our check because the waitress had clocked out after we received our food. It's too bad, really, because my meal was delicious. I hope the bad service was a fluke."
    Dined on 2/22/2014