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Amaranth

4.7
4.7
753 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Amaranth is located just off Madison Ave on 62nd St , between Fifth Ave and Madison Ave, in the heart of the most famous shopping strip of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and few steps from Central Park.
We credit our success to a very honest approach to Mediterranean cuisine: a fusion of original Italian food and French food, great hospitality and the highest quality of ingredients that we use in our recipes. A large portion of specialty items that we serve are imported from Italy and France.
Our famous Focaccia Robiola, our super fresh and tasty Seafood, creative Pasta and perfectly al dente Risotto, have attracted a dedicated fan base of New Yorkers, Europeans and celebrities, who are looking for a home away from home.
Our Mediterranean Bistro has a really charming terrace during the warm season, where you can taste our delicious food or enjoy a cocktail (try our famous Frozen Cosmo!) before dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 980-6700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Littlegem

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant!! Beautiful inside and outside and the food was delicious!! The poached salmon is amazing!! The service was outstanding!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We ordered off the restaurant week menu and the server didn’t honor it. He told us we received large portions. Unreasonable person to deal with
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Over priced for appetizers. Service was horrible.
  4. F

    Fancy

    Philadelphia

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, small unassuming restaurant in a quiet, posh 5th Ave neighborhood. The cocktails and all the dishes were exceptional. The place ls also very friendly. We stopped in for lunch and went back there for dinner the next day:)
  5. JH

    JaneH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful spot to dine.
  6. SA

    SholehA

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amaranth is never a disappointment, definitely my favorite restaurant and so lucky to live few blocks away. Most delicious chicken paillard, steak, pasta primavera, salmon everything so fresh and tasty and most of all the staff so friendly. The longtime manager oh god he's always attentive and friendly. Despite it's high end clientele, they embrace everyone and never snobby (unlike Bilboquet and other neighboring spots) very easy going in letting you pick your table and making you relax. We always go there whenever special occasion. It's the best!
  7. d

    dorothyn

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Annoying because i was charged $40 for 2 salads & I wanted one only 😅😅😅
  8. J

    Jane

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my husband’s first time having dinner in New York. I love Amaranth and knew he would too.
  9. K

    Kayte

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I dined here before , food was very good. This time the food wasn’t tasty and not fresh
  10. JH

    JoeH

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement
  11. TM

    TomM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very underwhelming unfortunately
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. Staff inattentive. Pricey
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    There was plastic in my food. Twice!
  14. CO

    CynthiaO

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Amaranth ! Great service , super professional and friendly, delicious food and relaxed nice atmosphere .
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argentina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Tuna in all NYC. Great service.
  16. SK

    SK26

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was great for get together and lunch
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, professional service with an eclectic choice of luncheon salads.
  18. ME

    MarcyE

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been many times. Always great
  19. MA

    MehmetA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Not really fine dining but then again prices are not over the top and its a nice part of the town and you can do much worse in terms of food or service. Would go again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food & service
  21. DD

    DiningDallascites

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delightful evening outside
  22. NG

    NancyG

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor dining area is beautiful and the food was delicious! Can not wait to return.
  23. SA

    SholehA

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amaranth best restaurant! Food always good and service excellent and managers and staff always friendly and accommodating It is my most favorite place!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frends bday! They did the whole dance for us. Food was good!!! Staff very nice.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good and is a fun place to people watch
  26. H

    Highfield

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The cuisine quality must be improved if the restaurant wants to compete with neighboring bistros/restaurants.
  27. PK

    PatriciaK

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Average food and service. Wouldnt go back
  28. BB

    BarbaraB

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We have been coming to this restaurant for many years. This is the first time we had a subpar meal. Both salmon entrées were terribly dry. The noise level was deafening. When it will not be back.
  29. LF

    LucreciaF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food and service . A fun place to go . a bit too noisy
  30. IS

    IsaacS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is excellent, the food is great and prices are reasonable!
  31. j

    joycec

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going to Amarant for quite a few years and the service and food I consistently perfect
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    It’s a very cute neighborhood spot. But I got very sick after eating the steak tartar. My husband did not care for his pasta with salmon. Tasted very off. We could have hit it on a bad night as I know it’s a beloved restaurant.
  33. c

    cherbear

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot for lunch or dinner. They have the best chicken paillard in the city, excellent dessert selections, and a well-curated wine list.
  34. n

    natalieg

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice ambience, friendly staff. the focaccia was fantastic. The Frito was soggy. But a lovely place to have a ( somewhat expensive) casual dinner.
  35. KA

    KathyA

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The salmon and asparagus dish was delicious. The service was terrific and friendly.
  36. NN

    NancyN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Service. Terrific food albeit a bit pricey. Small children were noisy -- but, it was Sunday. Had a great lunch!
  37. A

    Aladdin

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Average restaurant with overpriced menu. Service is mediocre at best. Food and presentation were disappointing. Rushed all along.. Avoid
  38. G

    Galatea

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    fun ambiance esp for valentine's day - the decorations were great - the restaurant understood the assignment - delicious focaccia with truffle oil - loved the tiger shrimp salad
  39. N

    Nate13

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The prime sirloin was terrible. Huge fat streak through it and poorly cooked. Waiters were pre-occupied throughout the night. Very disappointed
  40. k

    kimg

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Waitress was not very friendly

FAQs

Amaranth is rated 4.7 stars by 753 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Amaranth

21 E. 62nd St., New York, NY 10065

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

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