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Amma

4.4
1296 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Amma, the name means "Mother", is an intimate restaurant and has the same soothing qualities. Opened in 2002 by Anju Sharma, is a gem tucked away on the upper east side of Manhattan, the stylish restaurant evokes images of spices, with its ochre colored walls and sensuous red-orange suede wrap-around banquettes. Art deco chandeliers and pristine linens complete the ambience. In a short period of time, Amma has received numerous accolades from the press. Amma was rated "Two Stars" by Mr. William Grimes of NY Times. At Amma, the wine list is updated on a weekly basis and is carefully chosen from 30 countries from around the world. Amma, shows its guest a different India, so old that it is fresh.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 644-8330
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Private parties for all
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Private party contact
Anju Sharma: (212) 644-8330
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Catering
Corporate meetings, weddings, birthday and parties of any kind. Parties of any size.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
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Public transit
6 train, 51st Street Station
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 1296 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjeanne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and very helpful staff. A definite repeat for us.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Many of the usual things but if you go with the waiters suggestions you'll find some new and interesting flavor combinations.

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YaelR (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good Indian food, in a quiet place with excellent and attentive service. Hard to beat such value for price in Mid Town, especially on the East Side.

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Mary (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amma is our new favorite Indian restaurant in New York. The variety of regions within India represented on the menu is unusual, with North and South Indian dishes and even some Nepalese dishes. And every dish we ordered was executed to perfection. The bel puri and iddli were just like the ones our Indian friends' mothers make at home. Chicken xacutti was excellent as well, and a stewed lamb that was not the typical rogan josh was so tender you only needed a piece of naan to eat it. Although we came in for lunch seeking South Indian dosa, they had none that day--and it didn't matter a bit because the dishes we chose were all top notch. The banquettes are a little worn, but the food is spot on, the service is friendly and timely, and the opportunity to explore regional Indian cooking was great.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was outstanding. Extensive wine list, Indian beer, and drinks.

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KamranJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

As a dhesi, I was astounded by how wonderful this food was!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I believe Zagat's review assessment of the food for this restaurant is overstated.....they give it a 25....I think it is at best a 22. Good food but note extraordinary food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Has been my favorite Indian restaurant in NYC for years!

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vipvenki (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

As always we were very impressed by the creativity in the food, and the warm welcoming service at Amma.

Our favorite Indian restaurant in New Yo4k.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

A dear friend and I had a magical evening at Amma. We were warmly welcomed. The vegan tasting menu was divine and there was so much food that we had to take some home.

The service was attentive. I’d recommend Amma to anyone who enjoys creative, excellently prepared cuisine.

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