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Amanda's Restaurant

4.5
1903 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
For the past 28 years, Amanda's mission has always been about replenishing the soul through delicious contemporary cuisine and providing excellent service - all at a reasonable price. Guests enter our elegantly restored brownstones and are warmly welcomed by an accommodating staff. Although geographically close to Manhattan and certainly as culinary sophisticated, we're not slow to smile and truly aim to please each guest. Our popularity stems from the talents of our chef, our dedication to warm, gracious service and the comfortable elegance of our dining rooms. Amanda's is the natural choice for so many occasions: the romantic couple on a "date to impress," a family brunch on Sunday or the place to enjoy pre-theater Early Dinner at a price that is really too good to believe. Sophisticated wine lovers enjoy our monthly five-course wine dinners.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1903 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Delicious an Ambiance elegant. Service excellent.
Highly recommend an price is good! 🍷

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Server was impolite & inattentive. Food was mediocre. There was a service fee if you use a credit card.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff friendly. Average brunch. Meal was overcooked with uniform texture. Brunch drinks watered down.

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RobertR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will definitely be returning for dinner and recommend to others.

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LocalWeehawkenFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went on a Friday night. Overall good atmosphere, good tasting food and great management/owner (always friendly and greeting). However the main room indoors is completely understaffed for waiters. the wait staff that is there are HUSTLING... but there's only so much you can do when understaffed. When you first sit down, expect to either flag a waiter down yourself or wait 10-15 mins for them to finally get around to you. I would normally write this off as a fluke but my wife & I were in the same indoor seating situation the week prior for a saturday night dinner with an even longer wait.

Note to the nice owner: please review the staffing and table layout as the team is stretched thin. There's no reason to have the couple of waiters you do have out of breath the moment they finally come around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant experience. Fast and attentive service, tasty food, acceptable prize.

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vipKerryW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful building & rooms. 2 back deck tables.
Menu could have more choices.

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TheresaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner! We had a beautiful day and ate outside. Food was delicious! Would highly recommend. We will be back!

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DawnP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cool vibe. Great ambience. Delicious food. Excellent brunch experience. Only down side was parking....and that was only a mild one.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Needed umbrellas for shade and service was slow but food was good quality and wine list was extensive

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avondarcye
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, the servers were nice and pleasant, any forgotten items were quickly retrieved. Food was fresh and delicious and beautifully presented. We would like to return.

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MichelleA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service friendly staff. Adorable setting!! We will return for sure!!

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Spezzareilpane
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Enjoyed the balcony. Jack our server was the best! Small drinks, expensive and watered down.

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Foodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food ok service not good! Very slow service! Expected it to be better

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue, not too big, not too small. Great service. Amazing live music outside. We really enjoyed our experience there. The outdoor seating was amazing, not noisy, even though we were right in the street and with the live music.

Kudos to the band that was playing tonight. I forgot to ask their names.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Good service.

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TheThreeBs
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service needed improvement

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vipCathyR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Dined outside accompanied by some live music, great service from Maria delicious food and a beautiful night.

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Srcurren
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The waitstaff was very attentive and accommodating. Very reasonably priced. Great ambiance.

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EdwardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found out about Amanda’s through a web search, but the reviews spoke for themselves. I would rate them 10 stars if I could. Great ambiance, the food tasted excellent and the customer service was great. Would recommend to anyone.

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Kenm
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here and we loved the atmosphere

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ElizabethGM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda’s was a wonderful experience in every way - food, service, decor, overall ambiance. Our party of six was initially seated near the live music, which was good but a little too loud for our conversation. The owner graciously moved us to a small private dining room, which was perfect. And the empanadas are to die for!

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food4beck
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, as always. We’ve been coming to Amanda’s for 20 years and it never disappoints! Love the outdoor space.

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vipTracy
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Most of the food was very good. The bolognese sauce had big chunks of carrot which was not palatable. The mussels were excellent although the portion was small. I would also say the same about the short ribs. Delicious but not a portion for a man. My husband would have preferred more.
The service was average at best and the overall vibe was too casual. T-shirts and sneakers do not seem appropriate The waiter gave our appetizers to another table by mistake and wasn't all that apologetic. We waited a very long time for our food. The restaurant has no idea how to store wine. Our bottle of red was very warm. The best part of Amanda's was the live music. It made for an enjoyable experience.

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NickS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Great ambiance with live jazz band. Our server wasn't great. Appetizers were great, mussels and polenta. Chicken napolitana wasn't prepared well, pasta and sauce on side was bland (clearly no salt added in water). Grilled pork chop was cooked OK, not much to that dish though. Ordered a side of sautéed spinach which was horrible. Not cooked enough so was tough and chewy. Could barely separate the spinach leaves. This place has potential, maybe it was just an off night but likely will not be going back for while.

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GreyhoundRuiz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely way to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Jason, our waiter, was very attentive. Menu highlights are the house made empanadas, the grilled chicken thighs, and the dolce de leche pie. Best Aperol spritz I had this summer. Live music, a piano and percussion duo, was excellent. After dinner, you’re a short walk from the waterfront for an evening stroll.

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Ewan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The menu has been updated and ever since the quality has dropped. Possibly new chef.

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vipLuvyoga11
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our mother for brunch for her 86th birthday. They had nice music playing. Where we sat in the back was a little too dark but we needed to sit a bit away from the music so our mother could hear us speak (she is hard of hearing). Everyone was happy with their meals. The ambiance is really charming. What I was to make a special note about is that the staff is beyond exceptional. The wait staff was attentive. Our mother has great difficulty walking and can’t do steps very well and they offered up their employee bathroom so she did t have to do stairs. They were so warm and really assisted in making this a great experience for her! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda’s Restaurant has such a warm environment. There was a live band playing music and taking recommendations, the food was absolutely delicious, and the staff was friendly. Would definitely come back here in a heartbeat!

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vipMarcus
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Saturday breakfast. We arrived when the location opened and they went ready to service customers yet. Temperature was hot In the dining room, I think they waited to turn the air on until they arrived.

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SudeepR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great to be back. Service was good. Food was good However, the live music, though good, was too loud. It was a good dining experience over all.

JD
vipJustineD
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was fantastic…
Looking forward to the next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is always consistent and amazing. Another wonderful experience

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NeekiA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so incredibly nice and accommodating. We brought our pup with us and they were able to set us up with a table outside and even had a dog bowl. Overall a great experience and I will be coming back!

LJ
LindaJ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Amanda's has always been good. My last visit was not worth the money.

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Momesimu
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best brunch I have ever been to. Reasonable prices, amazing wait staff, beautiful setting, and outstanding fresh food.

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vipBruceH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at this restaurant since the Covid lockdown. Menu has changed a bit making it more interesting. Cost of parking garage helps with a reduced rate arrangement. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day.
We had the best fathers day meal here.
Banana pancakes for dessert. Delish
Impeccable service.

PD
ProudDad
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food and cool interior. Staff was professional and helpful.

FAQs

Amanda's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 798-0101.

Amanda's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1903 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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