Amali

4.5
1137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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.

We dont guarantee a particular seating arrangement or location but do our best to accommodate seating preferences.

Amali reopens after renovations and major updates with Chef Alex Tubero. We offer indoor and outdoor heated seating for lunch and dinner daily.

Dishes not to miss include the fall 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.

To complement the fare, Amali’s all-female sommelier team has curated a select wine list with 30 wines by the glass.
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  • Chef’s Dining Experience

    Starting Nov 21, 2020
    A personally curated tasting menu tailored to each guest’s dining preferences. The experience starts with a table side conversation with our Chef to determine what each party is in the mood to enjoy. $85 for 4 course meal plus an amuse or $135 for 6 course meal plus an amuse; both exclusive of tax and gratuity

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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
What 1137 people are saying
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vipmarsig
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Very Expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipBethB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! A surprisingly hidden gem on E 60th St! The food was delicious and we had very attentive service :) Everyone we had contact with was so warm, professional and passionate (service was 5 stars)!
All suggestions were spot on, heaters and the outdoor dining experience in 30 degrees was enjoyable..
We all commented that based on our experience at Amali we could handle dining el fresco this winter if we could have the same experience at other restaurants!!

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Elie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality outdoor sent up. It is open-air enough that you dont feel closed in but warm enough that you are not cold.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was INCREDIBLE and interesting. The waiters gave great wine suggestions that weren't outrageously expensive and paired so lovely with our food. We got the tuna toro, spanish octopus, lamb cavatelli, salt-baked dorade, labneh, delicata squash, and cauliflower. For dessert, the olive oil cake was moist and delicious with a great balance between citrus and the olio. (Also got the thyme sorbet) They gave me a special dark chocolate napoleon-like pastry and played fun music. As the last customers of the evening and celebrating a birthday, they asked us what music we wanted and generally were respectful and helpful without being overbearing.

Outdoor seating had a good ambiance with greenery installed, and I felt very safe from a COVID perspective. Everyone wore masks and didn't hover longer than necessary.

In the end, four of us paid about $130-140 for two bottles of incredible wine, a crazy good and over-the-top feast, and an additional 20-25% tip on top of the 10% tip applied for parties above 5 people. Two days later, I am still in a good mood and dreaming of this meal. Best birthday ever! I have already suggested Amali to multiple friends (and we're pretty picky but adventurous eaters) and plan on going back!

20/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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ScottW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu and changes inside. An absolute, UES go-to!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and service too! Nice surprise. Live nearby.

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RoubiE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, and the food was excellent. The bread and feta spread that was brought out first are worth the trip. The branzino for two was perfectly prepared and comes with two vegetable sides. I preferred the broccoli to the delicata squash. For dessert, my husband and I shared the tiganethes (fried bread) were subtly sweetened by the raw honey. A perfect ending to a lovely meal.

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Bekah
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly, knowledgeable staff and beautiful, delicious food! Loved our experience at Amali - excited to go back soon!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an absolutely fabulous experience at Amali. All the staff were attentive to our dietary needs, friendly, and provided overall excellent customer service. I would definitely return.

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JaneG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly even better than pre pandemic. Our experience was off the charts. Even our picky eaters and our vegan were thrilled. The chef personally came out twice to discuss options. The service was so attentive. Food was truly excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great ambiance!

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Zachary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of 5 and had a great experience eating outside at Amali. The staff is incredibly friendly and very passionate about what they do. Amazing gluten-free options. Definitely an up and coming restaurant in nyc.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. The chef was incredibly hands on and brought the entrees out personally, which was a really nice touch. We sat inside and felt completely comfortable - the tables are well spaced out and the dining room is beautiful. We live in the neighborhood and will be back often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent menu and food, very good service. Appreciated the complimentary aperitifs tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Toscan beef.

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viprls305
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great. The service started out good. A waitress dropped some drinks on a diner. It was unfortunate, she seemed apologetic. But it was like the wait staff forgot what they were doing. Our waiter walked by a few times, could not get his attention. Finally got the check. Seemed like a one of so will definitely go back.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

We apologize for your experience with the waitstaff. As you said, it is definitely not like us. We are glad that you will be returning! Email us so we can tend your table personally - James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael, and Dara

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MichaelS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful little restaurant with great food, amazing servers. It was a perfect brunch for us.

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viplovetoeat
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two private parties in the house, and the place was hopping. Husband loved his pork chop. Cocktails and Lamb burger were yummy. Service was excellent.

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vipMV0505
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant and amazing food. definitely will come back. ohh, the drinks were really good too!

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

We are pleased to hear that your experience at Calissa went well. Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write a kind review. Please email us so we can handle your reservation personally -James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael and Dara

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PiermontFran
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a bit concerned when we made the reservation because the kitchen doesn’t open until 530 and we had 7 o’clock theater tickets. The staff was very accommodating and got us out so that we didn’t feel rushed while we were eating or as we were leaving. None of us have very big appetites, but we all felt the portions were small. The ambience of the restaurant was delightful.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

We take pride in the way we train our staff and are pleased to hear that our management is headed towards the right direction. We are always looking to improve and we will seriously consider your comment regarding our portion size. Please email us if you decide to visit us again. -James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael and Dara

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vipJoanne
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. My go to place when I attend the 59 E 59th theater.

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Rina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience1

The place wreaked of a potent floor cleaner like pinesol or lysol.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

Rina- we apologize for the smell of the disinfectant at our restaurant. I am not sure what you mean by “wreaked” in this situation, unless you are referring to the way the odor “wreaked” havoc on your olfactory nervous system. I think you may have meant “reeked,” to which I would reply that it is good to know that the smell came from something keeping the floors clean!

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vipJoancofyardleypa
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wine selection was yucky and expensive. Pasta dish was minuscule. Giant prawns were advertised as warm but cool. The sorbet we think was frozen yogurt. We loved the baby lettuce salad.
We would not go back.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

Joancofyardleypa, thank you for expressing your concern. We take pride in our extensive wine collection and our approach to Meditteranean cuisine, as we are first and foremost true to ourselves and our clients. We understand if you feel as though we falsely advertised, but we hope to see you again soon to prove that it is untrue. Should you return, please email us. -James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael and Dara

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vipAsgl
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! I just found this restaurant even though I’ve been many times to their other delicious (but loud!!) restaurant next door, the Bar room. This was my second visit to Amali and the waiter even remembered the wine that I liked from my first visit. The food both times was delicious. Don’t miss the broccoli and the roasted carrots side dishes. This is my new neighborhood favorite place.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

We are grateful that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to continue to meet your expectations as your new neighborhood favorite place. Please email us so we can handle your reservation personally -James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael and Dara

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vipalif
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The whipped feta was absolutely to die for and the octopus was perfectly cooked and I love the way they served it. The bronzino was really well cooked but nothing to write home about. this restaurant is known for its extensive wine list, however, the wines by the glass are very limited. I would love to see some more unique options on the by the glass list. I really struggled with the service here. it could have been because we were there at sort of an off time between lunch and dinner but still for the cost they should be on their game consistently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Amali were fantastic! The food was delicious, and we’ll definitely be back soon!

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CassiaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is great, the atmosphere is great. My only complaint is that the portion size of the pasta is too little for the price. Reduce the price for that portion of pasta or add more for the current price.

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OrdinaryDinner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

good food............................... Price was a bit unexpected.

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vipYumO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Loved the interiors too.

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NANCYT
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Great menu. I can't wait to return.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our food was so so and the service was horrible. We had to ask our server multiple times for more bread, my tea and for salt/pepper. Food was bland - 3 of 4 people had to season food to eat it.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

We appreciate and will take into consideration your constructive criticism. That being said, we strive for our food to be more than “so so.” We pride ourselves on using local, fresh ingredients to make delicious and authentic Meditteranean food. It seems that our kitchen was having an off night. Definitely not an accurate representation of us. Should you choose to come back, let me know so we can tend to your table personally -James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael and Dara

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good ambience, good food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I expected more. Food is ok not amazing and service is rather slow but they are friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of my favorite places in the city

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IvetteC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food had no flavor, and the restaurant can not be classified as Mediterranean. The dishes were all over the place, no cohesiveness. I had the monk fish with the curry coconut sauce, the fish was tough and
breaded with no flavor, my brother steak was bland and so was my mother's pork chop. Finally the dessert was bitter. It was not a good experience.

Amali
Responded on August 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we will make an effort to address your concerns and turn this experience around. However, we are foremost Mediterranean in spirit. Sustainability and seasonality is at the forefront of our minds and our dishes are rooted in traditional Greek and Mediterranean practices. Should you choose to give Calissa another chance, please email us so we may handle your reservation and greet you personally. - James, Kylie, Tanya, Michael and Dara

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was Excellent!!

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UliW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Intelligent Menu. Tasteful decor. Simple, but classy dishes. Agreeable lighting.
Will come back as soon as possible.

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vipPkerx
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked dinner after seeing the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. We ordered the dips to share (cauliflower hummus, feta and carrot dip)- all were delicious. The fish of the day was Fluke and it was delicious. The homemade pasta, the beet salad, the roasted carrots, braised lentils- all amazing. The waitstaff was attentive without being disruptive. Dinner was wonderful

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AnthonyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! A must for a special occasion...

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

Amali is rated 4.5 stars by 1137 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.