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Erminia Ristorante - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
1225 Reviews
$50 and over
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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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Insalate e Antipasti

  • Insalata di Cesare$13.00

    Caesar`s Salad Erminia's Own Dressing

    • Insalata di Finocchio, Rucola e Scaglie di Parmigiano$13.00

      Fennel, baby arugula, lemon dressing with shaved parmesan cheese

      • Mozzarella di Bufala con Pepperoni Arrostiti e Pomodoro$18.00

        Italian Bufala Mozzarella Served with Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes

        • Polipo alla Griglia con Patate e Fagiolini$19.00

          Fresh Grilled Octopus with Potato a String Beans

          • Carciofi alla Giudea$16.00

            Classic Roman Style Baby Artichokes Sautéed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Garlic

            • Polpettine di Carne al Pomodoro e Basilico$16.00

              Classic Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil

              • La Classica Parmigiana di Melanzane$16.00

                Baked Eggplant, Mozzarella, and Parmesan Cheese with Tomato Sauce

                Primi Piatti

                • Fettuccine alla Bolognese$23.00

                  Fettuccine with Classic Southern Italian Meat Ragout

                  • Tagliolini con Gamberi e Funghi Aglio e Olio$25.00

                    Tagliolini with Shrimps Mushrooms Olive Oil and Garlic

                    • Gnocchi di Patate con Crema al Tartufo$25.00

                      Potato Gnocchi with Truffle Cream Sauce

                      • Orecchiette con Broccoli Rape e Salsiccia$23.00

                        Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sweet Sausage, Olive Oil and Garlic

                        • Ravioli di Ricotta e Spinaci con Salsa al Pomodoro e Basilico$23.00

                          Ravioli Filled with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Tomato and Basil

                          • Bucatini al`Amatriciana$23.00

                            Bucatini with Onions, Pancetta, Tomato sauce and Pecorino Romano Cheese

                            • Linguine Fini alle Vongole$25.00

                              Classic Italian, Linguine with White Clam Sauce

                              Carni e Pesci

                              • Scallopine di Vitello con Carciofi e Funghi Misti$30.00

                                Veal Scaloppini with Artichokes, Mixed Mushroom

                                • Involtino di Pollo con Melanzana Prosciutto e Provolone$26.00

                                  Chicken Brest Filled with Eggplant Prosciutto and Provolne

                                  • Pollo con Salsiccia, Aglio e Rosmarino, Patate Arroste$25.00

                                    Pan-Seared Chicken with Sausage, Garlic and Rosemary, with Roasted potato

                                    • Costoletta di Agnello alla Griglia$48.00

                                      Grilled Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Potato and Asparagus

                                      • Scampi Angela$29.00

                                        Jumbo Shrimp Sautéed with Garlic, Mushroom and White Wine

                                        • Filetto di Sogliola con Limone e Capperi$34.00

                                          Filet of Sole Lemon and Capers with Mix Vegetables

                                          • Spiedino di Frutti di Mare$34.00

                                            Seafood Skewer, Shrimp, Scallops, Calamari with Mussels and Clams Oreganate

                                            Side Dishes

                                            $8

                                            • Broccoli Rabe

                                              • Asparagus

                                                • Spinach

                                                  • String Beans

                                                    • American Broccoli

                                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                      What 1,225 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.8
                                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.8Food
                                                      • 4.8Service
                                                      • 4.9Ambience
                                                      • 4.6Value

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                                                      100% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                      1. UE

                                                        UESfoodie

                                                        New York Area

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                      2. J

                                                        John

                                                        New York Area

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        15 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.

                                                      3. GS

                                                        GailS

                                                        New York Area

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        What a wonderful dining experience!!

                                                      4. SC

                                                        ShaunC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 28, 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!

                                                      5. CG

                                                        CliffordG

                                                        New York Area

                                                        166 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      6. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 23, 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

                                                      7. DA

                                                        DanA

                                                        Central Coast

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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?

                                                      8. ES

                                                        ErikS

                                                        New York Area

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                      9. NY

                                                        NYCdweller

                                                        New York Area

                                                        38 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        38 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The Perfect romantic evening spot!

                                                      10. c

                                                        chasda

                                                        New York Area

                                                        25 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      11. w

                                                        wootwoot

                                                        Orlando

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        It was magical. Wonderful restaurant, staff and food!

                                                      12. NN

                                                        NinaN

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      13. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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!!

                                                      14. RG

                                                        RachelG

                                                        New England

                                                        27 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        27 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 29, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      15. C

                                                        Consigliere

                                                        New York Area

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        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.

                                                      16. FW

                                                        FredW

                                                        New York Area

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      17. MM

                                                        MichelinMan

                                                        New York Area

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        As is always the case, an awesome dining experience.

                                                      18. TS

                                                        TedS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      19. f

                                                        friend87

                                                        New York Area

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      20. M

                                                        Matt

                                                        Birmingham

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 12, 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.

                                                      21. b

                                                        bobby

                                                        New York Area

                                                        65 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        65 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful dining experience from start to finish.

                                                      22. JS

                                                        JimS

                                                        New York Area

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        First time there. Definitely will return. And soon!

                                                      23. d

                                                        donaldc

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                      24. NC

                                                        NancyC

                                                        New York Area

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 9, 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!!

                                                      25. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 7, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Greensboro

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        It was great

                                                      27. DI

                                                        DavidI

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Delight ambience, delicious food welcoming service

                                                      28. g

                                                        ginnigurl

                                                        E. Tennessee

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        24 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!

                                                      29. GP

                                                        GraziellaP

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      30. CC

                                                        CoreyC

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        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

                                                      31. DB

                                                        DanielleB

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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!

                                                      32. e

                                                        erniev65

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        25 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        25 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!

                                                      33. a

                                                        agib

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

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

                                                      34. A

                                                        Angus

                                                        New York Area

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      35. J

                                                        Jman1969

                                                        New York Area

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 10, 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.

                                                      36. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 7, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Surprisingly beautiful and great food - such a gem!

                                                      37. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        Best meatballs I have ever had!

                                                      38. T

                                                        Texaswilly

                                                        Houston

                                                        55 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        55 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.

                                                      39. EW

                                                        EvanW

                                                        New York Area

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      40. SA

                                                        ScottA

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

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

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