a perfect place to go to, "get away from it all", when you're still in nyc. could not be more charming, food is always fresh and beautifully prepared. an excellent dining experience for family, business guests or just a quiet evening alone with my spouse.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT VERY LITTLE !
THE BEST FOOD NEXT TO MOM'S COOKING! REALLY THE BEST FOOD I HAVE HAD OUT.VERY ROMANTIC AND DARK 10 TABLES.GREAT MUSIC AND FOOD . CANDLE LITE!!!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Food
We always look forward to going back to Erminia. Always a pleasant experience. Food is always delicious and the service is always superb!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
ambience was romantic
table seating was close however, quietly relaxing
pepe served us with a smile & humorous professional touch!
will return for that "special occasion dinner"
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service are always
Food and service are always the best in this cozy restaurant. Have never had a bad meal the many times I've been there.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
At the end of the meal we didn't ask for the check. We were seating , enjoying the atmosphear. But suddenly, the check for the food was given for us immidiatelly, whithout request. My has and and I had a feeling that we have to leave as soon as possible, that we are not welcome here no more...:(
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bellisimo ristorante. Make sure to try the specialies.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely, authentic Italian cooking
Erminia is a charming, small restaurant with an excellent menu. It sometimes gets a little crowded, but the noise level is low and the service attentive. It is great for small parties. We like to celebrate birthdays there and try to visit when we are on the upper East Side.
The other night, my husband enjoyed a pasta Bolognese with a mild and subtle flavor, and my tuna tartare was so delicate and creamy that I would have been happy with just two appetizer portions for my entire dinner.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was, as usual, amazing
The food was, as usual, amazing - the seafood salad appetizer was excellent and the Veal Chop was simply one of the best I have ever had.
The service was indiffent at best. One of the Maitre D's was fawning over a couple of young brokers who were haphazardly spending a lot on wine (at the end of the meal one of them asked for that "drink with the coffee beans in it" [aka Sambuca]!) but had no time for us.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite & Quality
Great little traditional Italian restaurant in the UES. NYC is full of Italian restaurants, various quality - etc. This place stands out. Simple traditional Italian dishes, very well priced, in a small traditional quiet space in the UES. Excellent service, and great portions. We had a couple glasses of wine, salads, shared a dessert, and 2 pasta dishes for around $100. Considering the quality of the food and ambiance, and the 1st-rate service - great gem.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful romantic setting
At first, the restaraunt seems like its a hole in the wall kind of place. But once you're inside it's a completely different experience. The noise, commotion of 2nd ave is far behind you and this is a such a serene, quiet quaint place. Makes a wonderful setting for any special occasion
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came in from CT for a NYC romantic dinner. It was very nice. However, the romantic look and feel was not unique to us, as there are many equally charming and wood paneled restaurants in CT. It also was more pricey than I expected. Overall, it was a most enjoyable evening.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Neighbourhood Restaurant
Food was very good. I had the tuna special and it was grilled to more medium than rare which was disappointing. Service was very good and we never felt rushed although by the time it was time to leave we were waiting a bit longer than should have been necessary. I got billed for four salads instead of the three that were actaully consumed (corrected by waiter). Wine was excellent!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Erminia is a sweet little Italian restaurant on the UES - only eleven tables! The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. The ambience was rustic and romantic (although I think it could use a little updating). All in all, I would give it a thumbs up.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly NY's Most Romantic Restaurant
You step in from the noisy streets of NYC and literally enter another time and place. You feel as if you were transported to an Audrey Hepburn movie (Roman Holiday) circa 1960. Romantic music playing, real candles on the tables, an attentive host!
My husband and were there for our anniversary and it was truly a lovely intimate celebration!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
terrific and personal service
always an outstanding experience
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sweet historical classic.
Sweet historical classic. Delicious italian classics.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and i travelled to NYC from South Africa to celebrate a special birthday. This was her first visit to NYC and we stumbled upon a review of this restaurant. We travelled uptown to give it a go and it was worth every second of the effort. Food was outstanding, awesome ambience and best creme brûlée EVER!
Can't wait to get back to the great city to do it all over again.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate little place
Good food with a romantic ambiance makes this a truly enjoyable find, hidden on 83rd street.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, simple, refined and elegant restaurant. We went their for our 31 Anniversary and it was a great choice. Everything was well made and delicious.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing for that Special Occasion
My wife and I went for our anniversary. I told them in advance that it was anniversary, expecting little more than a nice table. Instead, Pasquale, our waiter, went above and beyond, asking what we liked and didnt like and put together for us a five course meal. It was amazing! Ambience couldn't have been better.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we happened upon it
First walking in, it appears very tiny. It is. There can't be 15 tables in the place. The staff was very helpful, professional, and friendly.
The food was the best surprise of all. Everything from the appetizer to the desert was Excellent. A nice quiet environment for an evening out for two.
We will be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for our anniversary, as a lot of people...
Very romantic, only tables of 2 persons, with candles.
Service is very nice and attentive, no rush, no pressure.
Food is just what you need so that you don't leave stuffed but neither hungry.
Wine (even half bottles) is good quality. Just sad they did not have anything else but Coke in the softs (e.g. in case of pregnancy)...
Warming ambience and decoration. Just a bit too much AC in there...
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just a perfect spot for a romantic evening, especially when you want to feel Iike you've left the city and walked into Rome!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great romantic meal
The food was great (traditional italian), on the upper east side there is no restaurant that has a comparable atmosphere so for a quiet romantic dinner its in a league of its own, owner offered us a small plate option where he and the chef decide each course after asking you a question or two about your likes and dislikes. It was a unique and fun way to go way to approach the menu and made the evening a little more special.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Gem
The perfect romantic spot to lure her in or celebrate an anniversary or other momentous occasion. The food was sensational-every bite was delicious. We are basically vegan and their were items to eat-all delicious. We did try a shrimp dish, which was excellent.
It'll set you back $150-$200 total for two w/drinks-but worth every penny. DG
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
OUR SPECIAL OCCASION
VERY SUITABLE FOR QUIETLY CELEBRATING OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER; A RUSTIC GEM WHERE YOU CAN HEAR YOURSELF TALK & THINK
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant and lovey staf
We had a phenominal experience and the atmosphere is amazing! It's so unique and and food was amazing as well as the service!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming and Romantic
Erminia is rare among NYC restaurants. It has genuine warmth and is a cozy inviting place to eat. The food is very good and the service is excellent. There is an Old World quality to the atmosphere.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
"I'll Be Back"
Positively delightful. This just might be the tiniest, coziest, most charming Italian restaurant I've been in this side of Tuscany. The food was absolutely delicious - if you like lamb do NOT miss the chops - and the staff was utterly professional, welcoming, and immaculately attired. I arrived 30 minutes before my reservation and not only did they still seat me before the other party arrived, I was offered a lovely glass of wine while I waited for which I was not charged. The two waiters on staff that night hovered unobtrusively in the dicing room making sure every guest at every table was comfortable and well served at every moment. But there wasn't an empty chair all night - be sure to make a reservation so you don't miss out!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinner Ever
Came here for a special dinner. My girlfriend and I don't like to make decisions and we didn't have to! The waiter asked us what we liked, took our menus and told us to trust him - and boy are we glad we did. He set us up with the most delicious 5 course meal and wine. Thank you Erminia for a wonderful time!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiters - Not warm and fuzzy !
Sure food is very good but the accolades should go to the chief and kitchen . The front end service team are not enthusiastic.....no warm fuzzy feeling coming in or leaving. Or while dinning....just distant. However, the waiters do talk among themselves. We attempted to discuss the cuisine, but it was not reciprocated. A little inter-action and enthusiasm would be nice for sure. By the way, we arrived early ...and we're the first customers. We would have had dessert and enjoyed the atmosphere but it was not worth the time. Perhaps we should do take out and drive back home and enjoy the evening. Robby
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
25th anniversary dinner
Found this gem of a restaurant on-line and it was recommended as a romantic spot so we chose it for our 25th anniversary. Amazing good. Great ambiance. Staff could have been friendlier -- they were a bit stiff -- but would definitely go back. Food was outstanding!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great romantic setting. Took my girlfriend here for some romance. Third time.... Was perfect. I am a foodie and very particular of Italian food in particular as that is my families heritage. We let the waiter just choose the courses and deliver (with a few caveats of course), and it was spot on! The entire experience was just what we were looking fort. Will be back again soon. Loved it.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is tremendous here! I was thoroughly impressed with each dish. Very romantic restaurant with a great wine list. The wait staff is very personable. The only complain that I have is that our last dish took a very long time to come out but it was well worth the wait.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nancy's 60s Birthday
It was a fantastic experience. Erminia made us very much welcome. Thanks to Erminia, Nancy had such a great dinner and a unique experience in New York.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
outstanding food, efficient,
outstanding food, efficient, polite service. Staff certainly moves dinner along in attempt to turn tables over in timely fashion.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Erminia - small gem on east side
I was looking for a romantic spot for my wife's birthday and picked Erminia based on its reputation as one of the "most romantic" in the city. While the food and service were terrific, be prepared that the restaurant itself is very small (around 20'x20'max) so you better make a reservation. It was lovely inside, but I just don't know if it was one of the most romantic as you it just felt a bit tight inside. The food on the other hand was wonderful.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ambience and Good Galore
This restaurant was truly outstanding. Very courteous staff and wonderful lighting and atmosphere. Very intimate space with great relics all around. I would certainly recommend this as a nifce, romantic date spot.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Erminia is always a very special
Erminia is always a very special treat for us. Thank you for making it unfogettable, every time!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I visit Italy often for work and pleasure an Erminia reminded me of a restaurant you would find in Rome or Florence We will go back
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time but not last!
A great experience start to finish. Wonderful, cozy atmosphere, terrific menu, outstanding food and impeccable service. Can't wait to go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Erminia is a lovely restaurant with good food, excellent service, and a romantic atmosphere. It's a very nice place to dine.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place for a romantic dinner
I had a surprise bday dinner for my bf. He loved it))) The atmosphere is perfect for an intimate dinner. The service was great, food was even better. I highly recommend Erminia for those who appreciate Italian cuisine.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice waiter. food was
Very nice waiter. food was less than i expected given the rave reviews. much too small and uncomfortable which also made it too noisy for us.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neat NYC Italian restaurant.
A neat NYC Italian restaurant. Very small & authentic. Food was excellent. Service was good, but wait staff were fast & not as service oriented as expected. A neat experience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependable charm and good food
Would help if service and welcome were more pleasant and in keeping with lovely space and excellent food.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maître de, Pasquale met us at the door and from start to finish a great dining experience! The food was amazing from the first bite of the cheese meatballs to the last bite of our Napoleon. The Bronzino was delicious as was the veal dish they custom made for my husband. This is a restaurant we will return to again and again! Bravo!!!!!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like walking into Italy...
We really enjoyed our meal. All dishes were beautifully prepared, presented and served. The ambience was akin to a local restaurant in any town in Italy.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great atmosphere
I've lived on the upper east side my whole life and never knew this place existed until the other night. The food was very good, the servers were very polite, and the restaurant had a warm, cozy feel - great find.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM