Amali

4.4
1031 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Amali is a farm driven Mediterranean restaurant on the border of Midtown East and the Upper East Side. Amali’s menu focuses on Italian and Greek dishes and offers an award winning wine list with over 400 selections called “one of the best in Midtown” (New York Magazine).

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 Il Cantinori, Periyali and Calissa.
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Sun 11:00AM - 11:45AM 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM
Mon - Thu 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM
Fri 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM
Sat 11:00AM - 11:45AM 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:45PM 5:30PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 10:15PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.6

The food at Amali is both interesting and delicious, which makes it stand out from the rest of the overpriced stuff in the neighborhood.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1031 People Are Saying
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BS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The setting, lighting, service and food -- all exceeded expectations. Low key and not intrusive. Love it.

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ES
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a lovely dining experience! I went there with my mom on a Wednesday night. We got there a few minutes before our reservation, and we were seated right away. We never had to wait for the staff to clear our plates, and the warm feta starter was incredible! We couldn't stop talking about it! My only wish is that our Montauk catch came with vegetables a bit more refined than peas and garbanzo beans. It was a pricey dish that sat on a bed of kind of lackluster beans. Otherwise, a delightful place to bring my mom who was visiting from out of town.

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SZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing but the service was adequate at best. Told the waiter we were gluten free and he failed to mention the appetizer we ordered was on bread. Had to ask numerous times for such things as salt and oilive oil for the table. Waited 20 minutes for an expresso and to top the night off I recieved the wrong bill.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always an interesting menu, delicious food beautifully served. Service is very friendly and competent.

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s seafood is nice, the lunch menu doesn’t have a lot of variety, but service is great

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SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The decor and location of this restaurant are ideal for midtown business. It is expensive for the level of cuisine. The service is mediocre and food nothing to rave about although it is alright. 200 plus tip for lunch for two. 1 buratta 1 octopus 1 fish 1 pasta 2 drinks 2 cappuccino 2 deserts

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef knows food and his kitchen, no question.

Pork chop isd as good a restaurant test as how good they can make a chicken.. and my prok was just great.
And the polenta cake that came with it, was the best polenta by flavor and texture i ever tasted.

Highly recommendable. all dishes in a group of 7 were very well received and appreciated.

Sommelier is very knowlegable and unpretentious, makes you very comfortable disregarding your personal wine expertise.

Michelin start quality all around, at reasonable price.

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F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling to NYC and seeing family. Stayed in midtown so this was close to hotel. Fantastic fresh fish.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender (Matt) made some delicious cocktails
Waiter (Masha) great service and very friendly
Kitchen (dishes)on point and fresh ingredients.

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JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience by any measure except the noise level, which made conversation--even at a table for two--difficult.

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NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always pleasant and very tasty food
We will be back

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l
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, good food, big portions, and well located on 60th St. between our garage and our theater. No wonder we come here so often.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Low key and cozy. Salmon and scallops were terrific.

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AN
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic find on east 60th street off Park. Absolutely delicious and charming

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NS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG - I can't say enough about this establishment. Made a res for 1 and I was happy to see the cozy bar upon walking in. Enjoyed a fabulous cocktail (A Walk in the Sun- highly recommended) and proceeded with the Funghi Risotto, and the Lemon Semifreddo with Cappuccino. Fab food. Fab experience. Bartender wonderful. Can't wait to return with friends. Thank you Amali! What a find!

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was prepared well. Portions were small. We had to wait a very long time for our entrees but the manager brought us a dessert to thank us for our patience. A dessert for each of us would have been nicer, rather than one portion for three!

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ML
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid menu reproduced daily with solid service . Wine list extensive with dome good buys for the cognizant diner

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B
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best part of dinner was the salt crusted black bass entree -- it was superb! The side dishes could have been a little bit more generous. Overall, the whole dining experience was great and would recommend this place for sure!

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V
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place, but the value-to-cost ratio was just so-so. Nice waiters (altho' they addressed my sister and me as "guys" - always a bummer). The table of 12 bride and bridal party was really noisy and inconsiderate.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amali is a charming, little tucked-away gem on the Upper East Side. It's a modern, yet warm space that's cozy but not crowded. All of the food we had was seasoned perfectly and incredibly flavorful - I especially appreciated their plating, which was thoughtful and artistic. The service was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this as a go-to for fresh, authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful setting.

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F
New York Area
239 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great! Very attentive service

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DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy place with great food and attentive staff. Fish was perfectly cooked, in a unique and delicious sauce. Excellent place for an intimate dinner date.

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Nice space. Very pleased. Will be back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with amazing food and service in a convenient location.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a job candidate to dinner here and it was splendid.

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal we have had in years. The ricotta toast app was so delicious. We had pork cheek entree and the brisket with homemade pasta. Both were delicious. The perfect amount of food. A little pricey but totally worth it! Will def go back!

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PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really one of the best places for a business lunch in midtown. Food options for the light and healthy or those looking for something more filling and substantial. In the evening the ambiance has a bit more energy and buzz to it which is great for dinners but I like the quieter ambiance for lunch. Really quality spot!

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SH
New York Area
320 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice choices that are all well prepared and tasty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our waiter Matt was fantastic

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NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the trout and it was delicious. Noise level was fairly low, so we could have a nice conversation. The service was pleasant and we enjoyed our dinner very much.

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W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers and salads, Brick Chicken and trout special also excellent. Wine list seemed pricey. Good service.

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Octopus appetizer was tender and delicious! I ordered farm raised beef filet mignon which costs $65. it is really great and delicious but a little expensive. Overall, the staffs are really kind and the restaurant is cozy and nice. Location is also good because the restaurant is close to the R train and Bloomingdale's.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT QUALITY FOOD. ATTENTIVE SERVICE! Great Lunch

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JS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Intimate and relaxed. Fresh ingredients, delicious food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food! I can’t recommend Amali enough!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately they didn’t have gluten free pasta..

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D
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food and a lot of buzz. Crowded and noisy place with good service. Good choice in the neighborhood.

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A
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took me brother to Amali for a birthday lunch. The food was outstanding. Loved the luxuriously rustic feel. Service was excellent.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Meh. Food was delivered cold. Service was inattentive. All specials had prices disclosed other than the one I chose which was 50% more than most of the entrees. Location was convenient for after dinner event but I would not otherwise go back.

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TL
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I hate to write anything negative but the evening proved to be a little disappointing and expensive. Whilst I like the venue, the service and the appetizers the main courses just failed to hit the spot. Both the Pork Belly and Steak were both chewy and very fatty.

I am all about giving a place a second chance and hope my next visit (next week for an event) proves better.

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