About Erminia Ristorante

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.

250 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:45pm

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 879-4284

Website:
http://www.erminiaristorante.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Public Transit:
4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.

Private Party Facilities:
Private events can be held at the restaurant for up to 30 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Bruno : (212) 879-4284

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

WE ARE LOOKING FORWRD TO MAKE YOUR VALENTINE`S DAY A SPECIAL ONE!!!!
WE HAVE 3 SITTINGS AVAILABLE 5 TO 7 PM---7 TO 9 PM--- AND 9.15 TO CLOSE
YOU MUST CONFIRM BY FEB. 12 BY 4PM CANCELLATIONS AFTER 4PM FEB 12 WILL BE CHARGED $125 PER PERSON RESERVATIONS BOOK OPENS JANUARY 15TH THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Erminia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Cozy (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

I have been there a number of times and The food and service has always been good. It also has a charming cozy atmosphere that is quite romantic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food, service, ambiance, wine, all very good for a small “cosy” neighborhood restaurant.
Have and will return!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great friendly staff with great pasta. House tiramisu could be a little better.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I love Erminia, such a romantic oasis! I have a feeling the chef or menu have changed, but it was still good. We don't live in NYC so do not go often, but always enjoy the atmosphere, nice service and food.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The place is tiny but very pretty. You are greeted nicely, but the staff seems in a hurry to remove plates even though the place was only a quarter filled. Also, there was not enough space between the appetizer and the main dish. I felt rushed. My main dish was delicious and a good-sized portion. The appetizer was quite small. I do not seem why they need to charge $52 for their least expensive wine when the same bottle can be bought for around $15. I would go back if their wine prices were more reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

As good as it gets - excellent food; friendly, attentive and unpretentious service.
Ambiance feels cozy and homey - similar to restaurants I’ve dined in in Italy. After one visit, it’s become one of my favorite restaurants in NY. I look forward to going back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lovely old world ambience and delicious food

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cozy atmosphere. Perfect for conversation. Food was very good and service also very good.

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

Erminia has become our favorite place for a date in Manhattan. It's like a little UES secret. Love this joint. If it's not on the menu they just make it anyway.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love Erminia!! We spent NYE 2018 at Erminia and it was an all-around fantastic experience. The menu was delicious - there were four of us and we had the tuna tartare and scallops to start, then we had the veal ravioli and gnocchi, and for our entrees we had the filet mignon , veal scallopini, and Dover sole - Evertyhing Was Delicious!! Service was super-friendly, attentive and we’ve always loved the cozy, quaint Erminia atmosphere. We went to Erminia for the first in time in 1990 after getting engaged and have been going back for the reliable, consistent and all-around great experience. Thanks Erminia!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous food, attentive service, lovely Italian wine. Don’t miss this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing and a must do experience!

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

We went for New Year’s Eve. The food was delicious and service impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

An old fashion quiet place where the food, the people and the atmosphere is superb. This is what a restaurant should be like!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful meal and ambiance. Had a pre- show dinner with tight schedule, wish we could have lingered.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Great service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always an enjoyable experience. Lovely atmosphere, delicious choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I had always wanted to go to Erminia's. I decided it was finally time, so I chose to go here for a pre-Christmas dinner with some friends. It turns out they had also always wanted to go here but never had. The dinner was fabulous and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We shared dishes and everything was phenomenal from the bucatini, veal scallopini, to the desserts. Enjoyed every bite with great service that never interrupted our conversation. Italian food as it should be, bringing us back to Italy once again. Highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Erminia is a tiny Italian restaurant with great food and great service. The space is really small, only about 15 tables. The lighting is very dim and each table has a candle. The food was delicious and the service was attentive but not overbearing. We had the meatball appetizer and baked clam appetizer. Both were delicious, but especially the meatball. For entrees we had the truffle gnochi and short rib pasta special. Delicious. I would recommend this place for a romantic date or nice night with a friend.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely delicious! The entire staff was so friendly & everything from the Prosecco to the food was delicious! We celebrated my husbsnd’s birthday there & it was so cozy & romantic! Dining by candlelight was so nice. You won’t be sorry you came to eat here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fantastic restaurant to enjoy a special occasion! Intimate, quiet, and very romantic!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The only wrinkle is that I called in advance requesting a candle in the dessert and they forgot to put it. The rest is sublime.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I went to Erminia for a Christmas celebration dinner, rather than exchanging gifts this year. We were seeking a romantic setting with excellent food and friendly servers. We got so much more than we bargained for with Erminia! From our candlelit table in this small cozy authentic Italian restaurant, to the warm greeting from all staff, the helpful suggestions, the personalized service...and not to mention the mouth-watering meal we had. We will certainly be back again, and again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bruno and his staff consistently serve great food and wine in a lovely setting!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This restaurant is the definition of a hidden gem on the upper east side! The occasion was my boyfriend’s birthday and we couldn’t have asked for a better night. The food and wine were great and the service was spot on giving you private time and ample time in between courses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and wine. Small, quiet, and cozy. We love this place. chicken with sausage is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable. Truly a very special place!
Grazie!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

What a great, small place. Service is exceptional

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Day after day, week after week Erminia graciously serves great food in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The ambience of the rest , when they say it,s small they mean it... unique

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I just love this restaurant, the food and service never disappoint. So glad I changed plans and decided to eat at Erminia's.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nos ha encantado todo, la comida fabulosa y el trato del personal super atento en todo momento. Altamente recomendable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

one of the best meals I've had in years, quiet, cosy, even romantic atmosphere - I loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

wonderful place and people
but credit card collateral required and $100 per person if canceled is unacceptable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is always very good. Service is friendly and attentive. Very small and a bit crowded.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always wonderful. Great gnocchi, sublime bronzino, outstanding service.

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

Service and ambiance were great, as was the bread and pasta dish. The entrees however were disappointing. Too salty and the veal was a little gamey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was attentive right from the start. Our server was honest and gave great suggestions - he even suggested a lower cost item because he said it was his favorite - and it did not disappoint. I had a delicious pasta dish with pancetta and my husband had an amazing steak. Even his potatoes were impressively seasoned and delicious. It was our anniversary, and I thought it was a great spot for a romantic, authentic Italian meal. The tiramisu (which I have had elsewhere a million times) was the best I've ever had. They make all desserts in-house and it was a very impressive one. We would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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