Erminia Ristorante

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Italian
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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M
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

b
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience from start to finish.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Definitely will return. And soon!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

NC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

OT
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...

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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

Delight ambience, delicious food welcoming service

g
E. Tennessee
14 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!

GP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CC
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
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!

e
San Francisco
22 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!

a
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.

A
New York Area
11 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.

J
New York Area
11 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.

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

Surprisingly beautiful and great food - such a gem!

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

Best meatballs I have ever had!

T
Houston
53 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.

EW
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.

SA
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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on every level !!

m
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we dine at Erminia Ristorante. For the entree I had the Papperdelle special. It was fabulous. My husband ordered the branzino and commented "it was the best branzino he has ever eaten." We would definitely recommend Erminia to our friends and family.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out, lovely evening with friends and food was fabulous.

T
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thus place is renowned for its ambiance, but the Caesar, Filet of Sole in lemon & caper sauce, and angel hair pasta in olive oil sauce were all world class.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a date and was not disappointed. The ambiance was so nice, very quiet, dim lights. Very romantic and the food was delicious. My lady friend loved every second of it and the service was superb

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my older teens, and we had a blast, but ideal for couples.

SW
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely service, very good food, and a very special atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with one of my best friends and on a date. Perfect for both. A romantic, dark, cozy restaurant that has some of the best food.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience.
Will return on my next trip to NYC.

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner with my wife and everything was perfect. The staff (Bruno and Juan) were very professional and welcoming. The food and wine were beyond delicious. But the best feature about this restaurant is its atmosphere. It feels like you're in a small wooden cabin in the woods, lighten by a few bulbs and candles. You will need a reservation for this place, as we did. Every table was reserved by the time we got there (including ours, of course). The only thing that could improve is the music they play. Most of the night it was OK, but then it suddenly changed to pop hits, which broke the atmosphere a bit.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic. It was our anniversary. Food is excellent and made from scratch 👌🏻 exactly the way it should be!

PM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Erminia and don;t forget those yummy specials!!

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Civilized dining experience. The homemade cannolis were a poem!

T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dine by candlelight in this dimly lit restaurant on the upper east side. Attentive service, nice reasonably priced selection of wines but no liquor if you’re a martini kind of guy. Ample choice of apps and mains. Non hip, mature clientele.

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Fresh true Italian food. A hidden gem.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice and both times have been next level amazing. Food is exquisite, service is old school professional, ambience is romantic. All in all one of my favourite places in NY!

J
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wine was great. Ambience was nice, intimate and romantic. However, what I really came for was the food - I surprised my boyfriend with an intimate birthday dinner, however, the main meal kind of fell flat for me. My boyfriends dish tasted good but mine (it was a special that day - a spaghetti with a spicy sauce and lobster/jumbo shrimps) - the sauce was not spicy and was completely lacking in flavor as was the lobster. I wanted to treat us to a nice and fancy dinner , since this is out of my spending budget, but I was disappointed to have paid $35 for a dish that did not meet such high expectations. Overall the vibe of the place was great and the service was on par but I think the food needs to amped up to the next level or prices changed.

B
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno and his staff consistently serve wonderful food and wine in a lovely, warm setting.