Amata

4.5
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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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ED
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and service.

FB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
14 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
50 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
84 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
33 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
4 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
125 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.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood place that I'm happy to have finally ventured into. I'll be coming back. This is NOT a place for (either) tourists or local families with small children. This is a restaurant for grown-ups, and that simply means that whilst you may love your kids, if they cannot behave in a quiet, civil manner, then you should look elsewhere for dining. The food's delicious, service was fast, and professional. We were both able to enjoy our meal and conversation, and that's exactly what a good meal should entail. The person who I went with was just as pleasantly suprised, and we both plan to come here much more often.

JW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good, good service and a pleasure to be there.

NY
Adelaide / SA
64 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I thought the food was mediocre and the service was just ok

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very few places that I go I say I would never go back to...never goin back here

S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food, and wonderful seafood, as the owner goes to the fish market to pick out the fish himself.

OT
New York Area
275 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very delightful dinner. Service was excellent. .food quite good. Quiet enough to talk comfortably. Overall very pleasant.

D
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently great food, great service, great drinks.

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing. Attentive staff, excellent food and calm ambience. Plus they make a great drink!

SG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. The owner, Chris is amiable and always willing to please.
The seafood linguini I had yesterday was outstanding.
It always feels like home.

DC
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Wow. Wow. This was a wonderful discovery. I chose this small restaurant in midtown just because of its location--near my mother-in-law's doctor's appointment. Three of us (my niece was also there) had an outstanding lunch with excellent service. I had the tuna salad and eggplant rollatini. Both were so good! Bread was also wonderful and the after-dinner cappuccino was excellent--served with biscotti, which were also perfect. I would return anytime, making it a destination rather than a location-based choice. Can't say enough about the service--multiple people--server, busser, host/manager--were clearly intent on making sure our experience was enjoyable.

CA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really enjoyed our visit to Amata. The restaurant is lovely, and Daniel was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our dinner and we would definitely go back again.

PF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, but very expensive dishes for the portion size! $18 for mozzarella caprese with 4 pieces of mozzarella and stale tomatoes?! Or $18 for 6 small clams? The food tasted good, just add more food.

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, but it took over an hour for our entrees to arrive and the restaurant was not busy at all

SD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is pricey but nicely prepared although my pasta with clam sauce found the pasta undercooked and needed to be sent back for a little more cooking.

b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

If you're willing to endure very long stretches of time between being attended to by your waiter, Amata will be fine. Also, for the 2nd time, they had no record of our reservation, which was made through Open Table. I'd received the Open Table confirmation and shared it with my fellow diners, so there was proof that we'd reserved on the correct day and at the correct time.

SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A #1 favorite for me & my friends and many of my office colleagues. For both lunch and dinner, I can recommend Amata without any hesitancy.

R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the restaurant - one of our favorite NYC restaurants!