L'Amico

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$30 and under
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American
Chef Laurent Tourondel's newest restaurant, L’Amico, offers an American menu with Italian influences. Seasonal offerings include: crostinis, pizzas, housemade pastas, and gelatos.

The first floor restaurant fuses New York City’s historic Italian culture with the contemporary, featuring two large copper-clad wood fire ovens. An intimate bar allows single diners to enjoy a pleasant meal, while the dining room accommodates parties of all sizes.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing L'Amico to have Thanksgiving Dinner! We will be offering a prefix menu for adults $72 children $29. Doors will open at 11:30 and our last seating will be at 9:00 p.m. For groups of 15-20 please call to make a reservation (212) 201-4065.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 1698 People Are Saying
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by the hostess and manager right away. Very kind and brought directly to our table. We had a 5:30 reservation but had no problem seating us right away at 5 when we arrived.

Brandon our server was kind and attentive. He greeted us right away and took our drink order. They were made quickly and promptly dropped off at our table and we placed our food order.

Burrata: DELICIOUS. the squash was a perfectly sweet compliment to the creamy burrata and savory pesto. The bread also was super crunchy!
Grilled Octopus: one of my favorite things to order on a menu and it did not disappoint! Tender and tons of flavor. Maybe a little too much lemon but otherwise delicious.
Blackened Scallops: cooked to perfection. Super flavorful. I HATE endive and I loved this dish!!
Brussel sprouts side: sprouts are one of my favorite veggies. Complimented with sweet honey and salty guanciale? What’s not to like!

Dessert: peanut tartuffo and chocolate cake... with caramel gelato. All around amazing.

Also, the busboys were great. I usually ask for a pitcher of water when we go out because I drink so much. My glass was NEVER empty and I never had to hunt someone down to fill it. I would definitely come back!!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was tasty, but service was rushed. Staff were cleaning up around us while we were still eating and proceeded to bring us the bill while we still had food on the table

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall a really good experience. When we mentioned a wobbly table someone came over to fix it. The service was great and the food was great. The only draw back was the noise level and how close you were to the next table. I guess that is part of being a “hip” NYC restaurant.

a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner before we saw a show. Would def return to eat again!

L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best restaurant in the area - the food is delicious, the service is great.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

L’amico is my favorite restaurant. Food is delicious and ambiance is great. Our waiter this time was a bit grumpy but usually the service is fine.

L
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

My office is around the corner and this is my quick go-to place which sadly has been declining in service each time I go. Lax staff, cancelled the 2nd round of drinks because they were taking so long to come and they were still on bill. Just bad. Time to find a new go-to place for a quick lunch or dinner.

JW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service!

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ate at the bar yesterday the food was absolutely delicious!
I highly recommend the yellowtail crudo, it’s a very elegant dish in taste and presentation!

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific knowledge waitstaff , Christopher was the Sommelier. recommended different beer and wine.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered L’Amico b/c it is located in the Eventi, my go to NYC hotel. Come back for the food. Have had special events here as well. Truly outstanding. Watching the chef choose truffles direct from a purveyor from France added a level of authenticity that was fantastic.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, sommelier was very helpful. The ambiance for a place near MSG was amazing - much better than most places around there. The service was ver slow and there was one miscommunication, but I’d still go back for food and ambiance before a midtown show.

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pure perfection! My daughter and I were visiting from PA, and had an amazing meal! Staff is the best! Sam, the manager, was amazing! She checked on us several times to make sure we were good. Best Italian food in NYC!❤️❤️

MS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pure perfection! Amazing food and staff!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool setting and tasty food

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Highlight: The wood-roasted chicken entree is Whole30 friendly with no substitutes!

CM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last day in New York ~ a great lunch was in order and this was on our list. Every little thing was excellent!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch, with interesting choices. Friendly service, even with the lunch rush. I will definitely go again.

TO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter was great.

LP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant, the food is delicious!

The seating was a bit cramped, I couldn't sit comfortably or get in/out of my seat without hitting the person behind me.

H
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for the first time for a friends birthday dinner. They don’t seat you unless everyone’s there, it was only the two of us and they still made us wait. The food was amazing though. Got the clams pasta and heirloom tomato pizza (HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH) and the arugula salad. We also got the tiramisu which is not the normal you would expect - I probably won’t order that again.

Service was extremely slow/ it took a while for me to get the attention of someone to get the check or put in our order: once I realiZed that I put in our whole food order the first time our waiter came. Overall food was good but service was lacking.

BF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Having lunch with my cousins from France

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall Great Experience

C
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I went to L'Amico for my Birthday dinner expecting great service and food. The server ignored us for the first 25 minutes, was rude when I had questions about wine. When he realized I wanted to buy a bottle, he was friendly for like 1 minute while he grabbed the Sommelier (who was wonderful). After that service was super slow, he checked on us once and though I sat next to the kitchen, my pizza came out cold. The Sommelier had to ask if I wanted a Birthday dessert, by that time I was so disappointed I just asked for the check. If you're looking for something special, this is not the place.

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

Post birthday. Sommelier was excellent. Helped us pick a great bottle wine in our price range.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was slow. Pizzas were average at best.

GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks and great service. Great spot close to Penn. Looking forward to return.

PE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We've been here a few times and always enjoyed it. This evening our server was great to start, then after the restaurant got crowded, she dissapeared on us. We waited 20 minutes to order desert, and when we told her, her response was "I was very busy." We left this as a comments for the restaurant but they decided not to reach out to us. The food and drinks are always excellent, but I remain a stickler for good service.

RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is very good, and it's expensive. So for that reason, I think the service should always be excellent. Getting your food delivered before drinks is a rookie move. This happened both times I ate here. And the first time, 3 people asked me if we wanted tap water (yes) and then it wasn't delivered for another 5 minutes after that. This place gets very crowded because of its location, and the decibel level is frightening. Since the food is good, I would recommend to a friend, with the caveats above. Also, their wine list is really good.

GA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food, great service and would recommend to others.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really great service and tasty food! always a good choice when in NY

OT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice venue.. good wine list

p
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm enough to eat outside and it was delightful. Attentive service tasty food and good friends what more could one want?

n
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated a few minutes before our reservation, all our food come out quickly and was fresh and delicious. I'd give 5 stars but out waitress was incredibly pushy and very obviously trying to get us to order add ons or up-charges, not a fan of that at all. I'll definitely be back but hopefully seated with another member of the wait staff.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best octopus appetizer ever. It was nice and crispy without losing the natural flavor. The pizza was really good but the knives to cut the pizza were nothing more than fancy butter knives. It was difficult to cut pizza into smaller bites.

CE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere but very, very loud. We had to ask the waiter to repeat himself several times and then when we gave our orders, he asked us to speak up!

MM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Stayed at the Eventi hotel and this is the restaurant located on the first floor. Out of convenience, we ended up eating there many more times than we expected. It was always excellent and the service was great! The brunch was amazing!

EP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was solid, great service but the restaurant was freezing! Bring a sweater. We sat along the window and were just blasted with air. We asked our waiter if they could turn down the air so it was not blowing so much, which he said they could, but we did not notice a difference. The food was great, great wine list, but with the air conditioner blowing on us like crazy our food cooled off immediately and the experience was not enjoyable because we were so cold.

A
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at L'Amico a few times before and frankly it has been better than this last time. Our waitress was nice but came to the table infrequently. We think she was working to many tables. Food was okay nothing to write home about. Worst of all our entree was served while we were still eating our appetizer. That is the biggest mistake in my book a resturant can make. They tried serving our entree's earlier but saw that I had not quite finished my appetizer, waited about 5 minutes and brought them out. Noisey place so be prepared to speak loudly. Couple next to us got into a heated disscussion, and after they left two gentelmen were seated. They were very nice and obviously one of them knew the staff, manager and others that run the place. The wait staff fawned over them to the point that we did not get our bill for almost 30 minutes after we had completely finshed our meal, and wine choice. At one point when another wait staff came over to them, the very nice gentelmen said to them that we had not been waited on and we told him we had and that we were waiting to pay. It was at that point the the young lady brought us our bill. So as you can see overall experience not so good.

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