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Amali

4.6
1238 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

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available

    A personally curated tasting menu tailored to each guest’s dining preferences. The experience starts with a tableside conversation with our Chef to determine what each party is in the mood to enjoy. The options include a $85 for 4 course meal or a $135 for 6 course meal; both exclusive of tax and gratuity. Please let us know which Chef's Dining Experience you plan to enjoy with us in the notes section of your reservation.

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 1238 people are saying
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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.

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Caridad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Relax atmosphere and food is perfectly executed. Would recommend wholeheartedly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fabulous. Service was great by our server however an error was made with the wine order. We ordered the Spanish La Rioja 2012 but we were served the La Rioja 2011. One could argue the server made a mistake or we as guest didn’t look at the bottle carefully when presented by server to have corrected the server’s error to bring us the correct bottle of La Rioja. Nevertheless, I was not too happy with the mistake when I was presented the bill but I didn’t feel the need to create a scene to dispute the bill. So I paid the bill with a built in 18% administration fee (never encountered such a fee before) and gave a small cash tip to the server. This experience taught us a lesson, always look at the bottle carefully to make sure it’s the correct order to avoid surprise with the bill.

Amali
Responded on September 1, 2021

I'm glad that the food was great. Regarding the wine issue - our current La Rioja Alta selections include a 2011 '904' at $145 and a 2014 'Gran Reserve' at $95 (we don't currently offer a Rioja 2012). We do present the wine to minimize any miscommunication of what is ordered (red wines are also left on the table). That being said, we don't want you to feel badly - I'd be happy to offer the price difference (if there is one) as a future credit. Please email us: captain@amalinyc(dotcom).

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Barjaka
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varried menu. Lots of good stuff. Even having appetizers instead of a main would be satisfying

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vipRaffiA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hit and miss dishes. Some were great others bland. Other than the pasta, felt like the food needed more flavor. Perhaps use more olive oil?

Btw- inedible olive oil cake. Very hard dense.

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JK1975
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Mediterranean food in a long time
The tomato hummus was amazing
Olive oil was so so good
Tried Both vegetarian and fish options FANTASTIC!
Great wine selection
Chocolate cake not the best but strawberries and cream was phenomenal !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff! So friendly and kind! Will definitely return

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vipgreystone22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!

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vipRichardP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great scallops, terrific wine list! Great date!

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vipNatalie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We attended for my friend’s birthday/promotion and the restaurant was very accommodating and made us feel special!

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AndrewS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service staff was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It was delicious

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vipMiracle09
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful time dining at Amali for the first time. The food was delectable and the service was excellent. Our server was jovial and in great spirits plus had a good sense of humor. We cannot wait to come back in the near future! Thank you for a truly memorable experience!

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vipclay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Amali is fine - service was fine, food was fine, and the ambiance is cute. Was pretty loud inspite of not being very crowded. Nothing to write home about. Not rushing back, but fine to return if everything else is booked.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Definitely do not recommend the tasting menu. We regret just not ordering off the menu which looked more appealing than what we got in the tasting menu. The servers had no idea what we were eating. Both main courses were pasta. Guessing this place use to be better. Jazz music and ambiance were both nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was gross. They add 18% to the check. Don’t go there.

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was really excellent—and has been on all of our recent visits. Last night, however, service left something to be desired. We sat outside and the restaurant inside and out was not busy. Yet we searched for a waiter for water or ice several times to no avail. There was an unexplained long wait between the appetizer and main course. Perhaps, they were understaffed or we were caught in a transition of workers.

I can only hope that service level last night was the exception—it would be a shame for the service to undermine the great food!

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davidc
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food on a beautiful breezy evening outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal and service. My party had multiple dietary restrictions and our waitress Kathryn was able to guide us through the menu with what would be gluten and allium free. Thank you to Kathryn and the Amali kitchen for a rear experience. We will be back.

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vipDavidB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and atmosphere. Thank you !!

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vipMaddog
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service were very good. The place needs some hip music or something to give it a better vibe.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. Highly recommend.

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vipMoose
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food attentive staff tasting menu with wine pairings was outstanding

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MAdiner1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious early dinner at Amali. The pasta is divine. We have been there before so went back for the pasta- literally tasted like Italy. So savory. We sat outside at a cute table for two and enjoyed delicious wine. It was very hot and the waiter was very kind to bring us many refills of water and glasses of ice. The only noise was next door's outside venue but it was kind of nice. Overall, we love Amali and will be back.

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EvangeliaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very relaxed and pleasant environment!

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vipFredG
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic dinner. We did the Wednesday night Jazz. The food was delicious. The servers were wonderful and the Jazz was fantastic. A great date night with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the food was exquisite. Four stars is because the olive oil cake was so dry and terrible that it soured me on the whole meal. For the level of the rest of the food, it was shockingly bad. Drinks were perfection!! Some of the best I’ve had. Leek dish, Jerusalem artichokes, both excellent. Homemade spaghetti was out of this world good. Another surprise at the end of the meal was a rather high percentage Charge appearing on the bill which i looked up on line and found out was to something to help staff earn a living wage. I support that, but do NOT like being surprised by it. They need to put an explanation on the menu or something. If they did it is not easily noticeable , and so left me with a bitter taste in my mouth, even worse than the cake!

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Vera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I found the menu a bit limiting but the Branzino for 2 was excellent.

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vippzadra
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I must say I was really disappointed in the food. The portions for the appetizers were small and mediocre. We had the wild mushroom caponata and the octopus. The service was just so so. The busboy (man) was meticulously cleaning and picking up plates around me while I was still eating.

Friends liked the crudo and oysters. I was unimpressed with the lamb pasta. A weird taste.

For me the best thing was the bread and butter.

Basically I can’t remember ever giving such a negative review, but it was a disappointing meal on a beautiful summer night.

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vipStacyB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was average at best & over priced - would not go back

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vipQueenBead
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service felt a bit rushed.

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NLMYU
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with a party of 6 after a wedding. The food and service was great. Surprisingly bright and airy ambiance for the dining room. It is quite small so can get noisy if if its busy, but would still highly recommend over all the other american/french brunch spots in the area.

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HenriB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The restaurant is pretty, the service was good but the food with the exception of the appetizer ( we share clams) was extremely salty.
We barely touched the 2 main pasta dishes.
We complained and, even though we didn’t asked for it, they credited us for the 2 main dishes.
It was our first time there and maybe they had a bad day

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vipFlipper
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here - food was delicious and the service wonderful. Will definitely be back!!

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CHowtheyrun
San Francisco
8 reviews