Amali

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1124 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean
Amali is offering takeout and delivery packages daily from noon - 8:00. Enjoy healthy Mediterranean cuisine, Italian and Greek comfort foods, or even a full tasting menu with wine in the comfort of your home. For packages please visit our website: https://www.amalinyc.com/menus

------

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 wine lists 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 in the Hamptons.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1124 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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

Great Toscan beef.

r
viprls305
New York Area
19 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.

MS
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.

l
viplovetoeat
New York Area
39 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.

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

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

PF
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.

J
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.

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

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

J
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.

A
vipAsgl
New York Area
34 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.

a
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.

OT
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!

CL
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.

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

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

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

The food was absolutely delicious! Loved the interiors too.

NA
NANCYT
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
vipFoodie
New York Area
44 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good ambience, good food

OT
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

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

Amazing! One of my favorite places in the city

IC
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was Excellent!!

UW
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.

P
vipPkerx
Orlando
31 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

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

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

N
Nandita
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another delicious meal at Amali! The eggplant was superlative, and the staff extremely friendly. A wonderful spot in a neighborhood that can be difficult to find a nice meal.

D
vipDenny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the champagne and gelato - it made the evening special.

NC
vipNCar
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here at the recommendation of a friend. What a wonderful find in our neighborhood. The service was beyond friendly (our server was Abigail, she was great) delicious food and outstanding cocktails. Very nice setting, we will definitely return to this place over and over again.

MM
MaryaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always excellent - great service and atmosphere.

L
vipLivetoeat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very limited menu

c
vipcrisa
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Oversalted food. Ordered many items and the amount of salt overpowered each dish. Servers were a pleasure to dine with and the music was a lovely touch as well. Great atmosphere.

LI
LILLIAN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The ambiance was relatively pretty and calm and the noise level was acceptable . Service was helpful and polite. Even though it was crowded we were not rushed from our table.
Lillian

f
fhsdiner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with the girls after a morning of shopping. Fresh, delicious and light farm to table dishes paired with wines from Spain and Greece. Highly recommend!

DC
vipDanielC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed!

f
vipfarfar
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance was good, cozy cute restaurant! The food was just ok! We ordered the green salad it was just wholefoods salad served on a plate with lemon and salt dressing! They didn’t put enough effort to present it better! The seafood pasta and the steak were ok but it was way too salty for my taste! Overall was just ok! The service was good though!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal with our good friends. There were no issues with our reservation. We sat in the back room which had a large party there as well, but I would say the noise was no more than mild to moderate, and honestly it’s New York... everywhere is loud!

The food was excellent. My friend has celiac and at least 1/2 the menu which was gluten free and all the desserts were gluten free as well. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our questions and requests.

I don’t think the food took any longer to come out than any other restaurant, but we also knew that everything is prepared in a fresh and sustainable way, and therefore worth the wait (if any).

The service was very good and the chef even came out to speak with us about his creations, which was a very special treat.

We will for sure be back and had a terrific night with great food and drinks and a wonderful time with friends.

T
Tribeca88
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wanted so much to like it, but it was truly awful. Super noisy and loud atmosphere, took 45 min for our food to arrive. The "warm olives" were served cold. My veal appetizer was 4 pieces of putrid, cold, rubber - atop oversaturated, wilted arugula. My companion had the chicken entree which was fine. NOT a lot of gluten-free options, despite their advertising.

JG
vipJolieG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I randomly found it. The burrata special was AMAZING, the lamb and risotto both winners... I didn’t have time for the wine... I have a feeling it was good

L
Likestoeat
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Really confused service. Food was sub par for a NYC restaurant. Execution of dishes- some inedible due to too much salt and not a thoughtful preparation. Servers seemed annoyed to be there.

FAQs

Amali does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 339-8363.

Amali is rated 4.4 stars by 1124 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.