Amelie
Amelie

Amelie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 2125332962
  • 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: Provencal, French, Tapas / Small Plates
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Amelie reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (80)fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (61)romantic (44)vibrant bar scene (41)hot spot (37)special occasion (34)good for groups (21)late-night find (18)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (11)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Excellent French Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday. Really nice food. Favorites of the night were the steak tartar, flat bread pizza, escargot, duck confit, banana creme brulee and chocolate mousse. Great location. Would definitely return. A great value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Dinner
    Atlfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a 7:45 reservation, seated immediately. Unfortunately, no one came to our table for about 10 minutes. The host noticed this and took our drink order. After about another ten minutes, I flagged a guy down and asked if he was our waiter and he said no, but that he would take care of us. Our food was delicious and the cheese the waiter recommended was some of the best I've had. Even though the night began rocky, I was happy overall with the food and wine at Amelie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Excellent
    Eileen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wonderful evening with friends and family, service was exceptional, and the food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for quick meal in village
    Gourmet007VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We stopped here before an event at NYU. We didn't have time for a complete dinner so we ordered salads and wine which was substantial and tasty. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    MelissaSheawase
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My friends and I went here for the first time for my birthday. Benjamin was our waiter and I have NEVER had such an amazing experience. He had endless knowledge on the cheeses for the cheese platter but also for wines and cocktails. He was so incredibly passionate and friendly and welcoming that we were for certain that he was the owner, only to find out that he was the newest member of their staff. The food and drinks were fabulous and Benjamin was certainly the ICING on the cake. It was an unforgettable experience and we will DEFINITELY be returning!! Thank you so much for an amazing birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little Bistro & Wine Bar
    NYC4HDL
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a reservation, and arrived 5 minutes early. All tables were full, but there were bar seats. Was seated about half-way through a glass of wine (less that 10 minutes)... Very tight table spacing, and a high noise-level... Great wine list. with a lot of selections by the glass, and some very nice bottles. Very eclectic menu (be sure to ask about the specials)! Accommodating and welcoming service -- all-in-all, a great experience. ...and we will have to come back (perhaps on a slower night) to sip wines, and try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this restaurant
    Darling
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    great place to eat like you are in France. the service is excellent. the owners/bartenders are great, they recommend food that can be pair with excellent wine selection. price is okay, but it can add up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite spot!
    ang3lwings
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was my first time there and I went with a date. The ambiance was nice with a great selection of wine. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and they were all amazing! I especially loved the goat cheese, so good!! Definitely will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our waiter brought over our food in about 10 minutes flat with a recommend bottle of wine to boot. He was kind, informative, funny and wasn't intrusive at all. He checked in at perfect times and made sure we had a great time. Thanks so much!! Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small cozy delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place is a little gem near Greenwich Village and the staff there are all French and incredibly friendly. I brought my girlfriend and she speaks French so the waitstaff was very enthusiastic about making us feel comfortable by helping her improve her French as well as teaching me a few words. The food was fantastic and came at the right moments. Wine list is extensive and they have great recommendations. Would come back with a group of friends for more fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was better the first time
    Jules
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I came here a few months ago with my boyfriend for dinner and we fell in love with the place! The food was amazing, most notably the mussels, so we decided to bring our friends here. The mussels this time were not as great (a lot of them were still closed, so were pretty disappointing). The service was also a bit slow, especially for us to get the bread and starters. I'd still come back, and hopefully the next time will be more like the first time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Disappointing
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went here with a group of four. While the wine list is solid and well priced, the place is cramped and we didn't love the food. The crostini's were too crunchy and the chicken liver mousse had a bit too much wine for our tastes. The "flatbread" of the flatbread pizza was a super thin cracker, barely able to hold the toppings, and with almost no added flavor. The service was friendly and the prices aren't terrible, but I'd go somewhere else for food in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one word? awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    food, drinks, service - all excellent, will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy
    VillageFave
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dined here for our wedding anniversary. Saturday night had no reservation openings, so we went on a Sunday evening for an early dinner at 6:30pm. The restaurant was already hopping, but there were open tables. The bartender seated us in a nice window seat and the service was prompt and friendly after that. My husband devoured the mussels and trout. He soaked up the broth from the muscles with good chewy baguette. I had the Amelie salad, which was fresh and lightly dressed in truffle oil vinaigrette. We drank a crisp, dry Riesling. The wait staff was excellent and very friendly. Speak French with them is you want some added fun. The noise level came form happy conversationalists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Remember Paris!
    mlbdinesout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My sister and I went to this French restaurant in part because menu included escargot and creme brulee. We were not disappointed with either. My salmon and her duck were also very tasty. We each had a wine flight -- one champagne, one white and one red -- a nice accompaniment to the meal. The staff was attentive and helpful. Definitely would go here again, but would hope they'd turn the music down for early diners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French spot
    prinmel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food, great wine, great service. Everything here is outstanding, will definitely stay in my list of hotspot to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lady
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was our second visit. My only "dislike" would be that it is extremely noisy -- difficult to communicate with dining partner. However, despite the noise -- we came back because the food is so great. We were again quite delighted with the food. Wonderful carrot ginger soup,. My husband had a beet salad and said it was the best beet salad he has ever had (and he has had many beet salads!!) We will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good for happy hours only
    chelchelVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    table is to tight to each other, music too loud, hard to hear people talk. food is so so.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service and tables too close
    Moodyfoodie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The service wasn't that great there was only one person serving. Tables were too close to each other very cramped
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great french restaurant! Truly french! Awesome food, great ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ngla
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The waiter Jonathan was superb. Gave us excellent choices for wine, always attentive, friendly and professional. Food was delicious. We are not 'large dinner" folks but rather like an array of tapas. Filled but not full. Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Arepa74
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I absolutely love the food I have had at this restaurant each of the four time I have been there. Brook trout delicious. Ceviche delicious. Pork delicious. Grilled octopus delicious Plus some very funny owners and waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lady
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food. Enthusiastic friendly service. Noise level was high especially with a large table of young ladies celebrating a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Darling
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was a nice restaurant but I felt like they were rushing me. They def know their wine. I truly recommend it. I wish it was lil bit quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A San Francisco Gem in the Village
    CB1944
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If Amelie were my student I'd give her an A+! What a fun place! Delicious food, a most welcoming staff , attentive service, and a wide choice of excellent wines. We went for an early dinner, arriving in time for Amelie's "happy hour" which offers flights of their great wines and yummy small plates at very reasonable prices. Our meals ( we split the Amelie salad and had the filet and the duck) were perfectly prepared and presented. Without doubt, this San Francisco institution has found a second home in NYC. Lucky us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chique and Fresh
    BlueKleenexx
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food at this restaurant was amazing, as was the ambience. I felt like I was in France, and the wine was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch too!
    TereVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    never fails to impress us! food and service absolutely delicious and now all our friends love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maggie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The happy hour was amazing, and the bartender Oliver was awesome. The wine flights were not only large, but they weren't the typical wines, you could choose any from the entire menu. The foie gras was out of this world, and included during happy hour. My friend and I also split the chicken liver mousse and we would absolutely get it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine & Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing. Extensive wine list, with great happy hour special from 5pm to 7pm for a flight of any 3. Service was phenomenal -- my water glass was never empty, our bread bag (they serve slices of perfect baguette baked with a crispy crust and a soft inside in a bag) refilled before we even finished, we were never rushed once. Wine was great, food was great, service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice 10th Anniversary
    TereVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As usual, wonderful food, wine and great service. Not even a hesitation when my husband said let's go for our 10th wedding anniversary! we always love this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Brunch
    PattonEm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We attended Amelie last saturday for brunch and it was a lovely experience. The food was really tasty and the staff extremely polite and attentive. The bottomless Mimosa's were also a big plus!! I had the scrambled eggs with merguez sausage, which I would definitely recommend, followed by the banana creme brûlée - also gorgeous. Overall, I recommend a trip to Amelie, we will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Menu and Variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Recently dined at Amelie and the food was simply amazing. Everything we had was excellent. The staff at the restaurant were kind, attentive and thoughtful as well. One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in years. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem and WINE
    FleacynoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    So many great things about this place. The wine happy hour flights and apps can't be beat. I don't mean 3rd rate wines, but every wine on the extensive wine list is available in a pour (3 for 10). All of the wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly in that Mediterranean way. Food is good too. Dinner entrees are a bit pricey but brunch is a fabulous bargain. Live music too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it
    UWSmum
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I came here to have a good catch up with my girlfriend. The food was great, lots of small bites and the wine was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My husband and I went there on a recent trip to New York and were so thrilled with the fantastic food and atmosphere! We loved the goat cheese and flatbread appetizers the best! Fantastic atmosphere and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In love with the chef
    pleo
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Love the appetizer menu. Duck is very difficult to make, but Amelie does a very good job - will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amelie.....Awesome!
    Dog2Law
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic classic French cuisine
    WhereTheFrenchLocaksGoVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Just like I was in Paris! Even the French nationals frequent this place thanks to its try French cuisine authenticity. Bien fait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect AfterWork Drinks & Nibbles
    MiaKate
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amelie is a gem!
    SydneyinNYC
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.