Permanently Closed - Erminia Ristorante

4.8
1225 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Erminia, opened in 1982, is New York City’s most romantic restaurant. Obtaining some of the Zagat Survey’s most highly rated scores for food, service and décor each year, the Roman influenced Italian food is second to none on the Upper East Side. Forbes Magazine twice selected Erminia as its number one Top Pick for food. Most diners agree that the original concoctions prepared here will win the hearts of all those who come to experience the fare. The Swiss Alps cabin-like atmosphere accents the rustic feel at Erminia.
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vipUESfoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Service, food, ambiance all amazing! Sad to see it close.

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vipJohn
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Sorry this is their penultimate evening of service at this location as food, service and restaurant decor/ambience are very enjoyable.
Look forward to their next iteration.

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vipGailS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience!!

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ShaunC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Erminia Ristorante! The atmosphere was great and very romantic. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and welcoming!

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vipCliffordG
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, my wife and I had dinner there. It was excellent. We had the appetizer of the octopus salad. We had branzino. It was a special. Very moist. My wife had the berry Zaba. I had a cannoli. The service was also excellent. The room was quiet. The food was balanced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing restaurant and the perfect place to ask my girlfriend for her hand in marriage! Quiet and intimate, with amazing staff and wonderful food. Thank you

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DanA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed this fabulous restaurant. It was one of the highpoints of our New York visit. Nothing could have been better?

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ErikS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommended... amazing food and ambience with high quality service.

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vipNYCdweller
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Perfect romantic evening spot!

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chasda
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to hear it is closing, hurry up and dine before they say good bye. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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vipwootwoot
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was magical. Wonderful restaurant, staff and food!

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NinaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes!!! Amazing quaint Italian ambiance and wonderful food. Intimate!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for an intimídate birthday dinner with my fiancé. VERY IMPRESSED. Food was delicious. Service impecable. Would highly recommend!!

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vipRachelG
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Erminia. The food is delicious. You definitely want a reservation - it's very tiny.

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Consigliere
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While the items we ordered were fairly good, the service at the beginning of the early evening dinner, despite being a very small and intimate dining room, seemed a little disjointed with the several of the attending wait staffers and maitre d's forgetting requested items.

The grilled octopus was a bit mushy missing that crispiness on the outside and the while the fettuccine bolognese had the spicy tang the pasta was a bit too al dente.

We'll give Erimina another go soon too see it improves to the level its raters have given it.

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vipFredW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Filet of Sole, Veal Milanese and Pumpkin Ravioli. Appetizers and salads likewise delicious.
Small quiet restaurant conducive to conversation. Service very good and not rushed.
I will definitely return.

MM
vipMichelinMan
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is always the case, an awesome dining experience.

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TedS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Warm, welcoming atmosphere, terrific service, romantic ambience, nice menu and wine list and good food.

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friend87
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Erminia three or four times over the years. It's a restaurant that I have reserved for special occasions with someone else and don't just go to because it happens to be in my neighborhood (which it is). It is absolutely charming, which its tiny size contributes to, and it is marked by attentive service--never snobby despite some well-known clientele--and superior food. Highly recommended.

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Matt
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Longtime guest, first review. I get to check 5 stars a lot, but rarely for ‘Value’

Look no further than the wine list. Dinner was 10/10 as always.

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vipbobby
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience from start to finish.

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vipJimS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Definitely will return. And soon!

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vipdonaldc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Felt rushed to give up table after about 90 minutes

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vipNancyC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erminia is a gem, TINY and charming, food is amazing and if you would like something that is not on the menu they gladly accommodate. The place is a treasure!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special gem of a place. Felt transported into a luscious, intimate place in Italy, with incredibly delicious food...

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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DavidI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delight ambience, delicious food welcoming service

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vipginnigurl
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited from Tennessee each time we go to New York, and we love the intimate size, along with great food and service. Highly recommend!

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vipGraziellaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cute space with authentic Italian vibes and decor. Food was amazing, albeit a little expensive. Great time!

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CoreyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like in was in Italy from the moment I walked in. The staff were great. The food was delicious. Great selection of wine. A little in the expensive side. A whole bronzino was $40. Other than that. Perfection

DB
DanielleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of this restaurant. It's small and quiet. The service is exceptional and you feel like a dinner guest in Italy. The food is very yummy- the pastas are delicious and the wine is good, too!

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erniev65
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this little gem on the upper east side of New York. Great Italian food and the personal service is always first rate. It's easy to get to by subway. A must to experience when in New York!

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agib
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely little place that feels different than your typical night out in the neighborhood.

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vipAngus
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. They also serve Terra Di Tufi which I can’t find anywhere else.

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Jman1969
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Erminia did not disappoint. Great food served by an incredible staff in a quiet, romantic setting. Erminia is truly a gem on the Upper East Side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly beautiful and great food - such a gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best meatballs I have ever had!

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vipTexaswilly
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and romantic setting. Limited number of tables makes for personal service by all. My family enjoyed the entire experience. Food was excellent with the pasta tasting fresh and hand made. Cooked to perfection (I hate overcooked pasta, no problem here). Jose did a great job along with everybody else there, I wish I had learned the names of all of them because they deserve recognition for running such a unique place. Would visit over and over if we lived in Manhattan.

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EvanW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the candle lit room is incredible for a romantic evening. The staff is incredible and accommodating.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Erminias was fabulous as always. Every time I go to NY, it is on the list. Hard to find anything better.

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Permanently Closed - Erminia Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1225 OpenTable diners.