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About Amaranth

Amaranth is located just off Madison Avenue on 62nd Street , between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, 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.

21 E. 62nd St.
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 980-6700

Website:
http://www.amaranthrestaurant.com/index.php

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Reservations are now open for the most aphrodisiac and passionate VALENTINE DINNER with our Special Menu a la Carte, Wednesday February 14th, 2018.
WANTED, ARMED AND DANGEROUS. CLAIMS TO BE "ROMAN GOD OF EROTIC LOVE"
EXPERT MARKSMAN, ALIAS: CUPID. DO NOT APPREHEND ALONE.

Amaranth Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Special Occasion (12)
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People Watching (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Old school and a bit dated but the food was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good service and value

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food5
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service4
value4

vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love this place- every time.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was simply wonderful!!! New year’eve , very party

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food5
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Local place, quality all around.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The restaurant food is good, but didn’t like the fact that they added 20% service charge to an already expensive lunch. Very overpriced. I have a feeling that the restaurant met have two menus - one for tourists and one for Local New Yorkers.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

old fashion exclusive new york restaurant style that we love!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing food. Happened into your place and loved it so much we came back for Christmas dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food isnt amazing..but good, and the price normal, the service was very friendly and fast
Ambience confortable

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food3
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Too overpriced for the really crappy service. Not coming back.

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food5
ambience3
service2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is amazing but I was very disappointed to see that they tipped 20% to themselves without asking. We were three people so there was no argument for them deciding the tip amount. I did not argue but will never come back. Sad!

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food5
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service2
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We loved it and our waitress was amazing.
The food was great. We would come back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing as always

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food5
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous, intimate, never disappoints!
Ambience, service and food. - 5 Stars.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food as always was excellent. Do NOT expect to have a conversation however as the noise level just keeps escalating.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I used to enjoy the restaurant a lot more than I did yesterday. It was very noisy and service was ok. Food was good.

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food4
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Any occasion.. just really fab. Mtg .

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food5
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value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a fabulous lunch spot with delicious food and great vibe!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service4
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

they were very accommodating and made our family get together great

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Hadn’t been in years. Paper over the table cloths. Inexpensive stainless cutlery and glasses. Over-priced and mediocre food. Excellent olive oil spoiled by a mediocre baguette. Theoretically scene’y place for years. Not sure why anyone would go there.

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food2
ambience3
service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

overcrowded,overpriced and overrated,,,,,,never again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

There's a salad there that I love. I've been to Amaranth three times in the last few months. This last time was the first time I've eaten aside (the cold weather has arrived), and what would make me reconsider returning was the noise volume. It was impossible to have a conversation in a normal voice, which makes dining less than optimum. And when the tables cleared out, and it seemed like we might be able to talk normally, the music was put on and raised to an incomprehensible decibel. Please do something about the noise, and keep the music low, because part of the pleasure in dining here and eating the delicious food is being able to talk to the people you're with.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Vibrant, energetic environment with excellent food and service. Attractive crowd and ideal location for birthday dining due to the restaurant greeting to birthday celebrant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a really special Upper East Side neighborhood restaurant. The ambience service and food were all amazing. The Pinot Noir by the glass was delicious!! They made a big deal over my daughter’s 12th birthday and sang to her as they brought out her dessert with candles and a sparkler. Very classy and special restaurant with great food!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice and clean place. Food is very good

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another great meal at Amaranth! The food and service never disappoint

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had a terrific meal, as always in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Very welcoming. Also familiar staff, good sign.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Amaranth is consistantly delicious.
The staff is always friendly, and willing to accommodate.
A very “up” place.
Truly a New York Gem

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Spicy, Fun, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was a real find ... we loved it! Really classy & great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always excellent, Never disappoints. Food and service outstanding

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious food. Fun atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I took my best friend there for her 50th birthday and we had a wonderful time. After we ordered dessert & coffee, a loud speaker came on with a song and they all came out with her dessert and sparklers and made it so special and fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The focaccia and endive salad are wonderful. Nice menu, reasonably priced. Wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service in a clubby cool bistro environment.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good good and service, convenient to 59 East 59 theatre

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The service is less than friendly if you are not a regular. they go out of their way to give you the smallest , most busy table ..
There was a bug in the glass of wine they delivered to my guest and the waitress saw it as she was putting the glass down and didn't even offer to take it away until the guest pointed it out.
no offer of apology or even a free glass...

Tags: Casual
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food3
ambience2
service1
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amaranth is one of our favorites!! We love EVERYthing on the menu and the staff is accomodating and lovely!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Arrogrant. Made reservation several days Ahead on opentable. When I arrived on time was told that there were no tables available in side when there were a number of empty tables clearly available and my only chioce was to eat outside on a very chilly autumn evening. If you are not a member of the club expect to be treated poorly.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food and have been here many times, but service tonight was just awful. Rude and dismissive.

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