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Wed, 2/21
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11:00 PM
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Amali

4.2
862 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch - Monday - Friday (12 pm - 3 pm)
Brunch - Saturday & Sunday (11:30 pm - 3 pm)
Dinner - Monday - Saturday (5:30 - 10:30 pm) Sunday (5:30 - 10:00 pm)

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Phone number
(212) 339-8363
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Ross-Luetwyler
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Catering
We can host private events on site in one of our three private dining rooms. We have catered off premise events at the Hearst Castle, Freedom Tower and the Greek Embassy. Please email events@amaliyc.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Lexington and Park Avenues
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Parking details
There is a private parking lot located across the street.
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Public transit
N, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to Lexington Avenue - 59th Street.

F train to Lexington Avenue - 63rd Street
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Special events & promotions
Amali offers multiple private dining rooms that highlight seasonal and sustainable ingredients from local farms. Our extensive wine list offers over 400 selections with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic wines.

Our private rooms can accommodate parties up to 100 people.

Please email events@amalinyc.com for information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Amali offers several distinct private dining rooms that can accommodate parties from 10 to 150 people. Please submit a request and our Event Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.

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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 862 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBones (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We only wanted a limited meal so can't do justice to the menu. What we had was excellent. The pasta portion was fairly small---the waitress warned us---but that was all that we had wanted. If we had been hungry, I would have felt it was too small and over priced.

Wines were excellent but again somewhat over priced.

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vipnineveh (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

second time at amali, first for brunch. very enjoyable experience overall; nice menu, delicious food (charcuterie and cheese selections are divine), very good service, nice cocktails. definitely will be back, really enjoyed.

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beanie (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Another wonderful meal at Amali. The food is amazing and so is the service. Highly recommend!

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vipgreatdinner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Went for dinner with friends before theater. Food was fabulous - we all got the chicken under a brick with great green sauce and caponata. Restaurant was crowded because of party upstairs and 2 large groups downstairs. In spite of this, service was still attentive. We had plenty of time to get to the theater.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Amazing service, lovely owner, I can't wait to go back. I went to lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in months to celebrate good health news. The server was attentive and kind. The owner came and shook our hands. And at the end of our meal, they helped us celebrate with some extra gelato!

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vipadelline67 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

If you aren't too hungry and are in no rush, this is the place. The service is extremely slow even when empty. The first time we had brunch here, we were the only patrons for Sunday brunch and we waited about 45 mins for scrambled eggs and potatoes. This last time, there were 3 occupied tables and the wait was just as long. No offer of bread, a drink...nada. We asked for the coffee and drink, no offer. The Mimosa was flat.

The food is really good! The softly scrambled eggs are delicious. Order the has browns. They are crispy on the outside and perfectly seasoned.

I wish the service was as good as the food. Although overpriced, the service is the main reason we won't be eating there again-just not worth the wait and lack of attention. Sad. We live in the neighborhood and love to brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The coffee was not very good and it turned cold very quickly. The food and service was good and the atmosphere very nice.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I recently attended a private event hosted at Amali recently. It was a truly memorable evening, with awesome food, attentive service, and a beautiful dining room. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to come back and experience it again, this time in their main dining room.
We arrived a bit early for our reservation, so we started off with a drink at the bar. My husband tried the Black Eagle, which was made with top-shelf bourbon and black walnut bitters. I had the Luchini, which was a tequila-based drink with a spicy rim. Delicious! We ordered some marinated olives to munch on while we sipped on our cocktails.
After that, we made our way to our corner table. It was perfect for people-watching as we could see the entire dining room, yet it also felt very cozy and intimate. As for food, we had the Spanish octopus to start. It was amazing - packed with flavor and cooked to perfection. Our taste buds were singing with every bite!
For entrees, we shared the lobster fra diavolo and the chicken under a brick. Apparently, they are very well-known for this chicken, and after trying it, we understood why. It was an incredibly simple dish, but it was very satisfying. Dessert was a coffee creme brûlée - fantastic!
Service was efficient and friendly.
We did see a table near us enjoying a huge salt-baked fish - it looked spectacular! Maybe next time... and there will be a next time! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I don’t usually leave reviews but feel compelled to do so after a terrible experience Friday night. I have been to this restaurant numerous times & it is my go to neighborhood place. In fact, have referred many people here & even bring out of town friends here (despite all of the amazing restaurants here in the city because I feel so strongly about the quality of food here!) However, my view has changed. We had an early reservation to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The restaurant was empty & we were at our table for at least 30 minutes before any staff acknowledged us or offered us a drink. I asked to see the sommelier to order wine (A service that I have used many times here) I don’t think she was really a sommelier because the only 2 adjectives that came out of her mouth were “funky” & “petrol”. She was rude & condescending & even rolled her eyes at one of my friends. Completely unprofessional. This was the first time I had ever used this specific sommelier. My other sommelier experiences here had always been so positive! Amalie, your food is amazing but you need to do something about your service. You lost me as a customer.

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vipnytwin (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

After several visits, I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed at Amali and I look forward to many more healthy meals there. The service is always absolutely correct: friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.

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ChrisC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Had a business meeting there and had a great experience. It is a fairly small place but the food and service was excellent.

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r1o4n5it8 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Will add experience later.

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Hillary27 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food here is amazing, great staff and ambiance... overall a very nice place to go. This was my second time here and I will be back for sure.

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Chartfreak (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Friendly staff, relaxed ambiance, food very good and nicely presented; Portions a bit on the small side, but of high quality.

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viplalitar (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Very disappointed that there was 1 vegetarian hot meal option in the menu.
Also a bit disappointed that they were not very flexible on simple changes on the menu.

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