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About Amata

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.

209 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 308-0830

Website:
http://www.amatanyc.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage right next to the restaurant.
We validate for up to 3 hours for $17.00

Public Transit:
4, 5 & 6 Trains to 59th Street and N & R to Lexington Avenue
E, M, 6 Trains to Lexington Avenue 53rd Street

Executive Chef:
Enzo Di Rende

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (15)
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Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The staff was friendly and attentive. Food was tasty and plenty of options. It was my niece's birthday, and they surprised her with fun dessert complete with firecracker candle and some singing. Would definitely go back...for both the food and the ambiance!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

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

New year’s eve

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food2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food, personable service, nice ambiance and wonderful find!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a party of six and was expecting a great dinner.
We waited 15 minutes for a server. Really most of the night never had a real server at our table.
Only after we hunted a server. We were told our server was very busy with a large party.
Some of the food was ice cold like it never made the stove.
The crab had a bad fishy taste like it was over the date or been in water.
After sending the crab back they still put it on the check.
All the food was just average or below or just not worth going back to this restaurant.
I can only say a 5 out of 10 for Amata.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. Six of us had dinner and everyone’s food was fantastic. The service was great. We had a wonderful evening with great food, great wine and terrific host. Italian menu has all the favorites plus innovation and every appetizer, main course and dessert we ordered was exquisite . Our new favorite.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our second Christmas Eve in a row for special family dinner. We enjoy the cozy dining room and friendly service. The special menu is extensive, and their regular menu has some favorites. We especially enjoyed the zucchini flowers appetizer and the branzino. We assured Chris we'll be back before next year!

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food4
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amata is a local favorite that I love to introduce my friends to because the food is delicious and the staff exceptional. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian place. Cozy and you forget you're in NYC for a little while. Fresh homemade pasta!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is the first time we were there. The food was excellent. We will definitely go bsck😊

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

An evening dining treat. Amata is first-class and ever disappoints!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything we ordered for lunch was very good. I recommend putting a bit more chicken melenese in the sandwich and a bit less of the extremely fresh delicious mozzarella. Also appetizer of cold cuts was very small. We should have order 2 or 3 for five people. We said make an appetizer “for the table” meaning enough for 5 people. We got enough for one person. A misunderstanding I’m sure.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent homemade pasta. Great service and they dont rush you out of restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of those restaurants where you feel like you are a regular. Hands on management and excellent waiters. Food is consistent and good. Daily specials are usually interesting. Warm and inviting interior makes for a very comfortable and enjoyable experience

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a great table. Everyone enjoyed their dinners and felt very welcome.

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

One of my favorite restaurants in the city - whether dining alone or with a group. Simply fabulous!

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food5
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service exceptional, personalized, consistent from arrival at bar to dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were here on a Sunday evening, visiting New York over the weekend. There were hardly any workers in the restaurant, so service was very, very slow. May be this was an off night for them. I thought my meal (which was shrimp scampi) was way overpriced for the very small portion I received, in a neighborhood restaurant but it did have a good taste.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food3
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service1
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place! I live in the building.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lovely place. We enjoyed the great food & service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Amata! We were suppose to be celebrating my mom's 80th birthday - unfortunately, she was not feeling well and could not come. She told us to go and enjoy dinner and a drink for her! So we kept the reservation and what a wonderful place. The food was delicious and as soon as the owner found out my mom couldn't make it, he gave us a cake and a special candle to take home and celebrate with her there! Everyone was very attentive and we look forward to coming back again for another celebration!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everyone was extremely nice and friendly. The food was delicious and came out very quickly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service. Amazing veal dishes. I will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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food4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Someone recommended this neighborhood italian and boy are we glad he did. The food is DELICIOUS!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Very good food at reasonable prices and great drinks!

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

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amata has a lovely ambiance, excellent service and good food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful food and lovely service. I had a porkchop and beet salad. I loved them both. I would return often if prices were a bit lower...

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Treated nicely, great food

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

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A casual setting for a formidable chef. Not to be confused as a southern Italian restaurant. It really is continental cuisine at its best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I have dined at Amata a number of times and it never disappoints. Will be returning for a get together with friends next month.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great dinner; wonderful service. The wait staff were particularly kind to my grandchildren.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A lovely evening - great service! My husband had the carpaccio and the short ribs - delicious! Spinach and ricotta ravioli - just as good! We weren't rushed and were able to have a quiet conversation. Will return next time we're in NYC.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Amata is one of my favorite restaurants and count on it and am never disappointed!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Never disappoints. Always make you feel welcome and part of the family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful, friendly neighborhood restaurant with very good food & pretty ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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