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Amali

4.6
1272 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Thank you for choosing to dine at Amali. Please take special note of the seating selection you have booked. Standard Seating; INDOOR Table. Outdoor Seating; OUTDOOR Table. If you have selected an Outdoor Seating table, please be advised that changing your table to Indoor Standard Seating (and vice versa) may not be possible due to government-mandated capacity limits.

Since its opening in 2011, Amali has received critical praise for its cuisine and sustainable practices from The New York Times, The Obama White House, James Beard House, Eater and virtually every major wine publication. Amali’s sister restaurants include Calissa in The Hamptons and Bar Marseille in far Rockaway.

Dishes not to miss include the squash caponata, the ancient grains salad, handmade frascatelli pasta, and the show stopping grilled spanish branzino for the table. Select Amali favorites like the Cascun Farms chicken under a brick and octopus a la plancha will return with updated iterations.
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Experiences

  • The New Power Trio

    Multiple dates available

    Renowned guitarist Justin Smith and his trio perform live at Amali on Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30. The group will be playing a selection of classic and modern hits, while guests enjoy a great meal. Amali's full menu and wine list will be available to order during the performance.
  • Monday Jazz Night

    Multiple dates available

    Bourgeoning Jazz drummer Pele-Or and his trio perform live at Amali on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30. The group will be playing a selection of Jazz classics and standards while guests enjoy a great meal. Amali's full menu and wine list will be available to order during the performance.
  • New Year's Eve at Amali

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Come in and join us at Amali for New Year's Eve! We are featuring a new tasting menu that can be found on our website. Let's celebrate 2022 together with good friends and great food!🥂

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1272 people are saying
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4.4
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NYCchick5
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was delicious but portions were enormous and we weren't warned of that so we were completely too full to finish our entrees which was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We felt as though everyone was friendly and warm. The menu is very interesting

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53stgermain
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior cuisine beautiful surroundings excellent service.

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vipMiracle09
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I had a fabulous experience dining at Amali. We celebrated my birthday there in style and our server was very kind and personable. We sincerely appreciated the excellent service, and I cannot wait to come back again soon! Thank you for a truly memorable experience yet again!

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vipKevinC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You'll feel an immediate sense of warmth as you walk into Amali. If it's ambiance doesn't feel enough like an escape from your anxiety-filled life, wait until the appetizer hits your plate (my date and I highly recommend the cauliflower).

It's the small details that made the dining experience at Amali feel extra grand. Sesame bread was the perfect included starter and a nice compliment to the artisan cocktails; the mains didn't come until we finished the appetizer (none of this shuffling of plates on the table business); all members of the staff spoke with knowledge and passion about their favorite dish; the birthday gelato came on a plate with chocolate written in calligraphy (a sure way to get your date to smile).

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viphappyrock
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is interesting and cooked excellently. The price is steep so best for special occasions.

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mZetina
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hosted a ladies power lunch for 12 and we had a great experience! The food was great.

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SayuriU
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious!
There were a lot of people there, and it was noisy

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MautasimK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Expensive .. really doesn’t worth it at all. Meal for two people costed $145 without ordering any drinks. Very normal nothing special, just like if you are getting chicken or pasta from your regular cheap italian restaurant

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vipPietroC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb experience: the spanish octopus was delicious and the Branzino for two people was simply the best I ever had..period!

Will definitely go back

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Glenn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was quite good but very expensive for what it is.

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fzm206
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, all of it was fantastic! We had the whipped feta to start, I had the scallops, my friend the quinoa crusted duck. We finished off with the olive oil cake. Stunning food all round!

KM
vipKimM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic music

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susane
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff were lovely. Unfortunately the overall experience was not as wonderful as we were expecting. I think we’ll need to go back and try again. We were not familiar with the menu and the night was a bit cold and dreary.

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Jenniferh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing

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vipCindy
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is truly special. I never order pasta and
I had the seafood one. Homemade noodles and perfect amount of chopped up seafood. The dips with flatbread were tasty. Great place with live music. Loved every minute. And the olive oil cake! 😘

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vipMargaretD
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good delicious ! Service great ! Great nyc ambiance

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vipLiku
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The good was excessively salty and very overpriced.

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PULLP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! Great food and atmosphere - service is attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was all on the saltier side..even w/ my request to have less salt. Scallops & Halibut has tasty sauce & accompaniments but were overdone.

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vipHarrisH
London
47 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good excellent. Very well prepared. Menu interesting. Pretty loud in a small place.

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vipmarkc
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very very good food but ridiculously mis-priced. Will not be going back; there are too many better options.

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vipJenny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I had a very disappointing evening at Amali. The waiters did not wear masks and stood very close to the table. They explained they are vaccinated but I would've felt more comfortable if they wore masks. The service was extremely slow and the entrees arrived an hour and a half after ordering. We sat for a 730pm reservation and didn't finish until almost 10pm. Given the high price point at Amali, I expected a better dining experience.

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vipDavidP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The halibut and the hummus were outstanding.

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vipdbs11
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Food, service and setting all great.

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vipHillaryK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best branzino I ever ate!

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vipLoves2EatandDrink
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Delicious appetizers and we loved the grilled bread with the feta. We were very disappointed with the cocktails. Fun names and descriptions but they were extremely weak and had 75% ice!
I had the tagliatelle which was just ok, and my partner had the duck which was very good, especially the sauce.

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Erica
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like duck, you have to order the quinoa crusted duck. It's possibly the best duck I've ever had. I can't wait to go back and have it again. The autumn squash was also amazing.

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Cate
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, what else is there to say.

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viprussells
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the food was great!

cocktails were really good too.

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regularfoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is innovative and delicious, a wonderful take on Mediterranean cuisine. The service is really great and friendly and the ambience is welcoming and quaint. A neighborhood gem, and one I highly recommend.

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KathleenS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is unusual, interesting and good. Service is very good. Outdoor dining venue needs an upgrade.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The chef did not have time for the chef tasting menu, which we booed. So we ordered off the regular menu. We were looking forward to it

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vipHeleneT
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a delightful dinner outside. Service was good snd food unusual and delicious

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vipAnanthA
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food - came back cold several times

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vipnotFEIN59
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the outdoor space was lovely and inside is inviting

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vipMitchel
Caribbean
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is amazing

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Bizcayne
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food and service is great, but with no ambiance... If you wanna eat well, Amali is a good option. but if you wanna eat well and have a great experience, mb you can find better options

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AlexandraG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bronzino I’ve ever had!
Went the night there was a live band. The music was great but like all live bands in a small area, not great for conversation.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amali using the Order Online button. Amali also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 339-8363.

Amali is rated 4.6 stars by 1272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.