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Amaranth

4.6
4.6
777 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Amaranth is located just off Madison Ave on 62nd St , between Fifth Ave and Madison Ave, in the heart of the most famous shopping strip of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and few steps from Central Park.
We credit our success to a very honest approach to Mediterranean cuisine: a fusion of original Italian food and French food, great hospitality and the highest quality of ingredients that we use in our recipes. A large portion of specialty items that we serve are imported from Italy and France.
Our famous Focaccia Robiola, our super fresh and tasty Seafood, creative Pasta and perfectly al dente Risotto, have attracted a dedicated fan base of New Yorkers, Europeans and celebrities, who are looking for a home away from home.
Our Mediterranean Bistro has a really charming terrace during the warm season, where you can taste our delicious food or enjoy a cocktail (try our famous Frozen Cosmo!) before dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 980-6700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 777 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service for our large group. The small kids were as happy as the adults.
  2. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and the waiters and waitresses are very attentive
  3. s

    syll

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I use to go to Amaranth for years is a good choice but portions are getting smaller and smaller years after years and prices up and up too bad
  4. JO

    JenniferO

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite! Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, as always.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable and never rushed.
  7. B

    Bobbisoxx

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Years ago I frequented this restaurant a lot. Then COVID came. But I'm back! Outside eating is great & so was the food & service. Thank you Amaranth for a wonderful late lunch.
  8. F

    Foodie129

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service. Perfect cocktails and great varied menu. Terrific for a comfy evening with friends. Birthday dessert was a real surprise.
  9. TM

    TheresaM

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We consider Amaranth our "local" even though we are not from NYC. Always make a point to enjoy the food and ambiance. Great salads and entres for lunch. Delightful street scene when seated outside.
  10. E

    Elsa

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect it is a wonderful place for a birthday party they give their all with a sparkler on the cake and great music.
  11. CG

    CGE44

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This UES Bistro is low key but the food and service are impeccable at a great value.
  12. g

    gold

    New York Area

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Good food and great service We will return!
  13. J

    Jaymac

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food good, great people watching, friendly service, great location
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal
  15. L

    Luke

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Suboptimal food in a cafeteria-like atmosphere. The location is great, but the food and the general experience is not. Gazpacho that was more like engine oil than soup, and a blue cheese dressing on endives that was a pale imitation of something out of a bottle. What a disappointment. We won’t be returning.
  16. t

    tedr

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best neighborhood restaurant on the Upper East Side in New York !
  17. MG

    MarioGru

    Miami

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation through Open Table, received a confirmation and when we got there they were on restoration… terrible mistake!!!
  18. J

    Jaymac

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Always good people watching - food OK too and service friendly
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    Very upsetting since unilaterally the restaurant without my consent charged their tip in my check without asking ; when I asked for it the response was that since many tourists goes to the restaurant they charge every bill because foreigners do not know about tipping so they don’t want bills to be leaved with zero gratuity
  20. CG

    CGE44

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amaranth is a Manhattan gem. Located just off Fifth Avenue at E 61st amongst very fine and very expensive restaurants , Amaranth is not expensive BUT the food is just as good as its more costly neighbors. I had not eaten there since Covid and I had forgotten what a value it is. The staff is also at the same level as the food, friendly and professional. The furnishings needs a facelift but this should not be a deterrent to dining at this excellent bistro. CGE44
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overpriced for average food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    No value; I will not return Quality OK but no value in their offering
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We ordered drinks and ordered food a short time later. We waited an hour and fifteen minutes to get a pasta appetizer . The pasta was cold. One person ordered veal scallopini which was covered in a terrible tasting sauce.The Veal was chewy and inedible. Two other people had chicken paillard which was cold and tasteless. No one ever came to the table to ask If everything was alright. We will never be back!
  24. HF

    HugeFan

    Minneapolis

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My GoTo in NYC. The Bronzino is outstanding and a must have. Enjoy
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Staff was good and attentive but the main waiter seemed a bit rude and arrogant… not sure why..
  26. L

    Littlegem

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant!! Beautiful inside and outside and the food was delicious!! The poached salmon is amazing!! The service was outstanding!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We ordered off the restaurant week menu and the server didn’t honor it. He told us we received large portions. Unreasonable person to deal with
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Over priced for appetizers. Service was horrible.
  29. F

    Fancy

    Philadelphia

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, small unassuming restaurant in a quiet, posh 5th Ave neighborhood. The cocktails and all the dishes were exceptional. The place ls also very friendly. We stopped in for lunch and went back there for dinner the next day:)
  30. JH

    JaneH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful spot to dine.
  31. SA

    SholehA

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amaranth is never a disappointment, definitely my favorite restaurant and so lucky to live few blocks away. Most delicious chicken paillard, steak, pasta primavera, salmon everything so fresh and tasty and most of all the staff so friendly. The longtime manager oh god he's always attentive and friendly. Despite it's high end clientele, they embrace everyone and never snobby (unlike Bilboquet and other neighboring spots) very easy going in letting you pick your table and making you relax. We always go there whenever special occasion. It's the best!
  32. d

    dorothyn

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Annoying because i was charged $40 for 2 salads & I wanted one only 😅😅😅
  33. J

    Jane

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my husband’s first time having dinner in New York. I love Amaranth and knew he would too.
  34. K

    Kayte

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I dined here before , food was very good. This time the food wasn’t tasty and not fresh
  35. JH

    JoeH

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement
  36. TM

    TomM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very underwhelming unfortunately
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. Staff inattentive. Pricey
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    There was plastic in my food. Twice!
  39. CO

    CynthiaO

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Amaranth ! Great service , super professional and friendly, delicious food and relaxed nice atmosphere .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argentina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Tuna in all NYC. Great service.

FAQs

Amaranth is rated 4.6 stars by 777 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Amaranth

21 E. 62nd St., New York, NY 10065

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

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