L'Amico

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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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BF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Having lunch with my cousins from France

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

Overall Great Experience

C
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
53 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.

DP
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, horrible service.

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

Food was fabulous
Our waitress and manager were extremely attentive!

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun for lunch with out of town friends

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice menu, great variety, loads of flavor. Shout out for the steak EGGPLANT CAPONATA BRUSCHETTA, ZUCCHINI (pecorino, lemon, mint, basil, toasted almonds), 7 PEPPERCORN CRUSTED SKIRT STEAK ( focaccia panzanella, gorgonzola piccante) and the side dish of long island corn, calabrian chili aioli, ricotta salata.
Bartenders were knowledgeable and efficient.
Waiters were also knowledgeable.
Interesting cocktails. Especially enjoyed the UN FIZZ ITALIANO (Montenegro Amaro, lemon, lime, prosecco).

C
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting NYC and had walked by L’Amico several times and finally got a reservation. It lived up to all its expectations. The octopus was phenomenal and the scallops were simply amazing. Definitely a highlight to our trip!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Over priced, waiter never checked on us, over charged by manager adding a dessert we did not order, food was burnt. Will not go again or recommend.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

L’Amico has a great ambience and atmosphere.
The walls open up to the outdoor seating so I recommend eating inside as you will still get the feel of being outside. My friends and I ate here before the BJ concert Aug 28. I had the pasta with sausage which was delicious although a little too al dente for my preference. My friends both ordered the pizza with fig and prosciutto which they did not like, said it was sweet. We each had a drink and with tip it was $150. The only reason I gave 3 stars instead of 4 is the fact they didn’t like the pizza and it is a little pricey for what it is. Very noisy but not so much that you can’t have a conversation. I would recommend you give it a try!

H
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

With my sweetie in NYC, going to a show and wanted a nice dinner. The welcoming staff were good but did not ask if we wanted to sit near the sidewalk or somewhere more intimate. They sat us one row of tables from the sidewalk.

The service was great, attentive but not overbearing. We had a small white mushroom pizza as an appetizer. It was crispy and tasty.

They then sat another couple right next to our table, about a foot from our table. There were many open tables (pardon the pun) available. Why?

We had a scallop dish and a Bronzino dish. The presentation of both was very good. The scallops were served skewered and were delicious. The fish was served whole, cleaned and headless. It was cooked to perfection, moist and flavorful.

All was going well until I noticed hair on the fish plate. The server apologized. A manager came over and apologized. They took the meal off the bill. Part of the kitchen is open to view. Not a hairnet in sight :-(

It began to rain. The row of tables along the sidewalk got wet because the overhang leaked. The staff relocated their tables, putting one about six inches from the other side of our table. We were now sandwiched in and all pretense of a romantic dinner was swept away :-(

We declined dessert given these circumstances.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was overwhelmingly busy but the manager stepped in for the night and provided us with excellent service. How commendable.

ML
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time this week. Last time I have the PIPE RIGATE, veal shoulder bolognese, parmesan which is some of the best I ever had anywhere. Yesterday I had the Skirt steak. Overpriced but Delicious. The veggies were too mushy, I would have preferred them to be grilled. Derice on Tuesday was blah, but Yesterday was great (different waiter). Definitely returning especially since it is 2 blocks from the office and a great place to take clients.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place to eat by Penn Station area. Outdoor seating available. Food and service was good.

AJ
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. As always. This is my happy place in NYC.

m
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, Pizza, Pasta & creative drinks! Love this place!

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, ambiance and location. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Met with a friend I hadn’t seen in 27 years and it was amazing. Wonderful restaurant.

RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was shocked at the entree which was very tiny, and the scallops appeared to be cut in half, to appear like a larger number. I know scallops are always quite expensive and these were very good, as was all the food we had. But I'd rather have them whole and fewer - something to really savor and sink your teeth into. There was almost nothing else on the plate with the scallops.

I do want to emphasize, however that he service was very good, and the food was delicious. The wine was outstanding.

T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and ambiance were excellent; however, we tried calling in to confirm our reservation but we were either hung up on, transferred, or no one ever answered.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Buono il cibo ma un po’ troppo costoso, la pizza è gourmet quindi piccola ma costa tanto. I primi molto buoni ma non giustificano il prezzo elevato. Buono per una sera alla ricerca del gourmet ma con un po’ di dollari in tasca in più.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knives didn’t cut well and i didn’t like that they didn’t give me a plate.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was ok, but the service was excellent. I got the lobster pasta and I think it was $34 or $38, the portion was so small, it was definitely over-priced and not worth it. The ambience was good, but it was definitely noisy while having dinner. Overall, I will probably not go back again, unless I'm ordering pizza.

T
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice outdoor feel. Food is good as is the service. I recommend the scallops and the octopus appetizer.

AS
London
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was a bit bland although it looked good on the plate.

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