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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.
AMATA is the coming-together of over 125 years of NYC-based restaurant experience and decades of friendship, represented by Jack Dorrian, Al Serpagl, and executive chef Enzo.
New York, NY 10022
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking garage right next to the restaurant.
We validate for up to 3 hours for $17.00
4, 5 & 6 Trains to 59th Street and N & R to Lexington Avenue
E, M, 6 Trains to Lexington Avenue 53rd Street
Enzo Di Rende
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have both a Semi-Private space for parties of 10-20 and a Private space for parties of 20 or more. Please contact our Event Planner Grace for more details and to check availability.
Amata Ratings and Reviews
The website says Amata means beloved, and I understand why this is a great name for this restaurant. My friend and I came here early on a Saturday evening before a show at Carnegie Hall. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. The food was delicious! I had chicken sorrentino and my friend had chicken martini. Both were ample portions- tender and flavorful. We were treated to cordials and biscotti with our coffee, which was a lovely way to end a delicious dinner. Looking forward to our next visit here!
Virtually empty for lunch. Not a good sign. I had the Caprese sandwich which was bland as hell and the bread was not great either. Unimpressed with the menu and atmosphere. $68.00 for 2 Caprese sandwiches, 1 salad with grilled chicken and on bottle of sparkling water. Overpriced for the quality and overall experience. Would not return or recommend.
This has become our favorite Italian restaurant in midtown. The staff are wonderful, very helpful and courteous and the food is excellent. We recommend: the Bronzino, the salmon and the beef carpaccio. The pastas also look delicious. It is also a really nice place to take out of town guests.
Bring your wallet not your appetite...when an order comes with a side vegetable or potato you don't expect the equivalent of a Costo Sample when your cruising the store.
When asked for additional potatoes we we given another bite sized thing.
When paying $22.00 for a perhaps 6 oz.piece of chicken can they not afford to fill the plate with a reasonable portion of potatoes?
Very professional and attentive staff that knows when to clear the table & when to give the guests space. The owner Chris and the GM, Jerome greet all the guests personally whether they are locals or new to the restaurant. Everyone is made to feel at home. Every time I’ve eaten here, the food has never failed to impress. Aside from the fact that my chicken parmigiana dish was a little bland this time, everything was excellent and prepared very well.
I found this to be a very good dining experience. Very good Italian cuisine. I had the Pork chop with cherry peppers and it was amazing. The homemade ricotta cheese cake was outstanding. When I was there a umber of locals were eating at the bar and it looked like a nice scene. I highly recommend.
Very underwhelmed by the food. Cold tomato soup with crab was good. Pasta with white clams and risotto with shrimp and asparagus were both bland and colorless. Too bad, was hoping it was another good neighborhood location. Will give it another try...just in case it was just an off night.
With three brand new restaurants opened within a block, Amata—not that old but definitely established— stands out as the most professionally managed, consistently delicious and warmly welcoming. Request the sometimes off-the-menu salad of jumbo lump crab, petite peas, avocado, grape tomatoes and arugula: it's amazing.
If only they got their act right! A big handsome dining space, good for conversation, lovely. We had a sadly bland octopus salad and enormous mussels fra diavolo to start. Auspicious, followed by lobster ravioli, cavatelli, papardelle, and tiramisu and crime brûlée, all solid if not intense. But the service was so slow, so confused. It wasn't clear WHO our waiter was, one guy took drinks , another appetizer, someone else entree, delivered by staff, and we got the check finally via the maitre'd after several tries with others. Chaos, not impressive or comfortable with guests. Wouldn't take that chance again
Amata offers generous portions of reliably delicious Italian food, warm hospitality and professional service. Both dinner and lunch are happy experiences. "Regulars" are treated like family. Ask for anything -- Amata will oblige if possible. Great for everything from a big family gathering to a business lunch to an intimate dinner date. Recent standouts have been the corn and jumbo lump salad, cavatelli with broccoli rave and sausage, anything parmagian, the sausage pannini for lunch, and all the tartuffo flavors. Counting the days till the soft shell whale crabs return! Ask Chris what's great and he won't steer you wrong.
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