Amata

4.5
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764 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
AMATA is a vibrant yet cozy Italian steakhouse and restaurant serving delicious traditional Italian fare with a modern flair. Located in East Midtown of Manhattan, NYC, Amata boasts a large, splendidly-decorated room, with white linen service, sidewalk café seating, a quaint and lively bar, and a smaller intimate room for private events.
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f
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was okay I was a little disappointed with the food this time but in general it was ok I will go back I will be thinking about

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

If you are looking for good Italian food in the neighborhood at reasonable prices where you aren’t sitting on top of the diners next to you and you can have a conversation, this is the place!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Would bring clients here & would recommend to anyone

e
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for Valentine's dinner. Excellent food, superb service and tables for two can be found in all sorts of private nooks.

OT
New York Area
281 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently superb. An absolutely perfect neighborhood place. Highly recommended.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend.
Food was fantastic, with a large selection of entrees.
Everyone was very friendly.
Would definitely return.

D
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently good. We enjoy the food, the great martinis, and attentive and gracious service.

OT
New York Area
281 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Almost perfect in every way. We love it!

RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a relaxed dinner. Food was excellent, as was the service. Nice ambiance.

E
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Very wortthwhile.

BG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wine List is very expensive. They should have more wines by the bottle in the $40-50 range.

L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Soup and entree special, Red snapper, were warm, not hot as they should have been. Veal parmigiana was good. Service was mediocre. Had to ask more than one time for grated cheese, no additional water poured despite empty glasses, felt ignored and neglected. Will not rush back!

J
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food prepared to specifications

D
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good cuisine. Fresh fish always. Great martinis. Great service.

SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amata never disappoints. Which is why my friends and I are repeat customers. And we can be counted on to continue to be repeat customers with going forward.

f
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good experience the food was excellent the service was good been to be the holiday the manager and his staff were very nice and helpful I will recommend this place to everybody and I will be back soon

SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved this place. Its Southern Italian. They will also make dishes to your liking. Food was great. The calamari and burrata appetizers are fantastic. Service was great. Nice bar. Would not hesitate to go aagin

ED
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bustling and delicious! Great menu, warm service, fun, well-paced.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and service.

FB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Chris, the owner, always ensure a great experience.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening Great service. Cozy without being crammed. Six in our party and everyone’s meal was delicious. It couldn’t of been better

R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, good food, nice background music and warm, caring service. We love it!

E
New York Area
370 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amata has developed into one of the most professionally operated, high quality Italian restaurants in Manhattan, thanks to consistently delicious food, outstanding hospitality and warm, flexible, competent service. A neighborhood favorite with a devoted constituency in a space that defeated earlier restaurants. The classics are done beautifully and the market-driven specialties keep the menu ingeresting. Party space for 12-50 is a definite plus.

e
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of quality food. The most memorable part of the evening was the excellent pace of service, polite, attentive and no rush. The restaurant was quiet so we could talk to our family. Food was very good to good. I enjoyed my veal but my wife said she had two shrimp in her pasta dish that was highlighting shrimp.

P
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great find. Amata is delicious. The menu has a number of things on it which are unusual, which makes it a fun evening. If you don't see what you like, they will make it for you. The tables are well spaced so that the noise level is low (despite the dining room being full) and conversations are private. Prices are fair. Service can get busy, but not so much as to be annoying. I am in a wheelchair and there is ample room to maneuver around. I am looking forward to my next visit.

S
Detroit
87 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Service and food excellent. Will definitely return!!

HK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we would definitely go back. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing.

E
New York Area
371 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine, professional management and service, warm, welcome. Amata is a neighborhood mainstay.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

N
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amata never disappoints. The owner is a wonderful man and his demeanor is reflected in every person who works there. The staff is always, friendly, attentive, accommodating and all around nice. The food is very fresh and consistently delicious. Fabulous bread too!!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was nonexistent. Food is bland.

MS
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Gracious service. Wonderful atmosphere.

MI
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, both food and service were outstanding. This is consistent each time we come to Amata. We will continue to dine here.

AY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great selection of Italian food with great atmosphere.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, as was the food. The owner Chris stopped by to chat. We came to celebrate our move to Manhattan. We will be back.

NY
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent and authentic Italian food in an area without much beyond tourist traps and super high end options

PF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

E
New York Area
371 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A professionally operated, first-class Italian restaurant of reliable quality and welcoming atmosphere.

TW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little eatery. Smaller portions are fresh and delicious. Atmosphere was intimate and noise was at a minimum.A+

A
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amata was a good choice to meet friends from out of town during the week. Food was good, service excellent, tables spread apart so we could catch up. If I have to go back to the east side I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.