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Serevan Restaurant

4.5
4.5
142 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Our seasonally-inspired menu celebrates the traditions, flavor spectrum and ingredients of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.



The abundance of the Hudson Valley and its environs, including our own gardens.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday, Thursday, Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (845) 373-9800

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Serge Madikians

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Neighborhood

    Amenia

  • Cross street

    West of Route 44

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on December 4, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    My friend and I were rich in anticipation to celebrate our one-year anniversary at Serevan, the first restaurant that we would dine at in upstate New York.  Serevan turned out not just to be a huge disappointment, but the aggressive and volatile treatment that we experienced from the owner, Serge Madikians, was appalling. After responding to our lovely waiter's inquiry about our barely touched appetizers that "we really wanted to like them, but we didn’t" and asked him to please bring out the main course as soon as it was ready, Madikians storms out from the kitchen and screams at the top of his lungs, “how do you plan to enjoy the entrée if you did not like the appetizers?  This is a place of business!  We do not do business like this. You are offensive.  What do you mean you tried to like it but just didn’t?” We attempted to explain that we did not like the appetizers but we hoped to enjoy the entrée.  But nothing would assuage his rage. He proceeded, “These are our two most popular appetizers.  You are offensive!  This is my work!”  We apologized for offending him and asked if he could lower his voice so we can address each other as humans.  He raised his voice even higher and continued to say that we were in his space. We shared that we came into his restaurant in a jubilant celebratory mood. My friend went to tell Andrew that we would take our entrée to go as the restaurant was not a safe space to eat and that we would take the check.  Madikians brought us the packed food and continued to scream at us, to not “forget to tip Andrew. It’s how he makes his living.”  We assured him that we fully intended on tipping Andrew after we paid our bill. As we paid the bill, he continued to shout, “trust me, as a gay man, this hurts me more than it hurts you.” To which we responded, “let’s not rank feelings.  This is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved.  This is an awkward and unnecessary experience.”   
  2. DA

    DALO

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Severan is out of the way for us but we stop for a meal whenever we can. The food is always delicious and beautifully presented (our experience last week was no exception). The service reflects a well-trained staff -- they know the food, they field questions well, make helpful suggestions, are consistently friendly, polite and professional. The chef/owner always stops by to say hello and thank us for coming. The gestalt is a a perfect segue from hectic NYC to the serenity of the Berkshires. A gem.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Drinks were not too good. Two of them were way too sour. The gin and tonic was flat and tasteless. Didn't yseschweps for sure food was fair to good. Dessert was a soggy mass instead of crisp baklava. Disappointed with the quality of everything. It's been much better than it was Sunday night.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Serevan is a perennial favorite! It never disappoints. The food unique and outstanding, and we always enjoy chatting with the chef.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters ever. The chef flies them in for weekend service. Had the fresh trout which was perfectly plated and sauced. Yum!
  6. R

    Robert

    Fort Lauderdale

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our first time there. Serge, the chef/owner, is a master. Delicious food with lots of local ingredients. Very personal touch. Good handling of my celiac disease dietary restriction. We'll be back!
  7. AS

    ArleneS

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food is fabulous as always. Wait staff seemed unsure of things and literally bumping into each other...they were polite but disorganized etc.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing restaurant. The food was fantastic, service was exceptional. It was like eating a gourmet meal cooked personally for you by the owner/chef.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant - cut above the rest in the area and worth a long detour or special trip!
  10. RL

    RLSK

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Menu is very creative and well done and the presentation and the quality of the food did not disappoint. Only concern was location of table directly in front of the kitchen and in a busy traffic lane. They were very busy but service was still very good.
  11. S

    Sharon

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matches top restaurants in New York with the creative cuisine--classical French techniques with an Armenian touch. Food was particularly exceptional that night. Everything popped and sparkled.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant convenient to Metro North at Wassaic. Fresh seafood flown is in by the chef/owner who is a pilot and flies to the Cape to find the freshest ingredients.
  13. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. The food is absolutely fantastic! Well worth the one hour drive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was exceptional for an early Monday dinner during the slow season. The chef welcomed us and personally checked that everything was to our liking.
  15. LC

    LC2017

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I've been to Serevan three times. The two most recent have failed to live up to the first time, unfortunately. When I was there over the summer, a waitress spilled soup broth down the back of my dress and offered a perfunctory sorry. Most places would comp your dessert or offer to pay the dry cleaning bill on that (and I did have one), but here it was treated like, oh well, no biggie. This most recent Saturday, when we were there on my birthday, we had to wait a long time inside the door, because there was no hostess or staff in the entire front half of the restaurant. Eventually it became strange and awkward. My husband finally went back just as almost the entire staff came out from outside, where they were chatting or taking a smoke break or I don't know what. The service after that was fine -- professional, not terribly warm. The appetizer I had, a special bread-cheese-lamb thing much like a quiche, was amazing. Gotta give them props for that. The chocolate dessert I had was also quite good. The entree I had, also a special, was so bad it was almost inedible. A special duck dish that was not tasty inside a cooked rice structure that was hard and crusty and difficult to eat. For the price, there should be no downers on the menu, and the service should really shine. I sent back nearly half the dish, which should have flagged the staff, but they said not a word.
  16. B

    Bruce

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent food. Fresh Wellfleet oysters flown in weekly. Inventive use of wonderful Mideastern, Persian, Armenian flavors! Lovely friendly atmosphere, Chef and staff.
  17. l

    lauren

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Serevan is very special. The food is exceptional and the atmosphere is warm and cozy with lovely decor. It is that perfect country restaurant that we dream about but that is actually hard to find. It is one of our very favorite places, city or country. Cannot go wrong here either for a romantic dinner for 2; family dinner with 3 generations or even a girls or guys night out.
  18. r

    rexford26

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It always feels like a special occasion at Serevan and the cuisine is authentic and stimulates the palate. Waitstaff is attentive and professional. Good place to go as a couple and sit at the bar.
  19. AS

    ArleneS

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant and haven't been for a while but will return again soon.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday this time. One of the top three dinners I've had in my life. The flavors were exquisite. The scallops were like butter melting with each bite. My husband and son also immensely enjoyed their food. Will not wait so long to return next time.
  21. SG

    SGS23

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serevan only gets better. Armenian and Middle Eastern comfort food using only the freshest ingredients. Serge is a wonderful and attentive chef and host! Highly recommended.
  22. JW

    JamesW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend Serevan. We've never had a bad meal there and the chef owner is a fantastic host.
  23. k

    karen123

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saravan (the Armenian in Amenia) has been a favorite of mine for many years, but the meal we had on Saturday was outstanding. Our favorite dishes: a succulent duck stew encased in a fragrant rice shell; barley and yogurt soup. And, oh those cherry cosmos!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Heard chef on WAMC and wanted to try. Fish was the freshest-most delicious. Loved the Mediteranian touch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have been going to Serevan for years. It is one of my favorite restaurants. Fresh ingredients, interesting preparations and spices make the food delicious but not fussy. I love the drinks, including the "Passionful Mojito." The waiters and staff are friendly and efficient. The restaurant is in a house that feels warm and cozy, and has a fireplace for cold winter nights. Serge (the owner) is friendly and professional. Prices are reasonable given the high quality of the food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year's Eve, a special night for us, became special for a new reason this year. We were re-united with Serevan. With the Fireplace as a backdrop, the presentation of our dinners was exceptional and service top notch. Both the steak and the halibut were perfectly cooked and served hot. Although we live nearby, it had been a few years since we visited Serevan, as there are many upscale venues to choose from within a half hour. What were we thinking? Serevan is now at the top of our list. Thank you for your hospitality.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good; interesting and different tastes, nice use of spices. Serge, the owner/chef is friendly and charming. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner. The restaurant is conveniently located for people arriving at the Wassaic train station.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a lovely setting
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cordial and helpful staff. The martinis were excellent. The oysters fresh and reminiscent of the sea. Dinner tasteful and thoughtful. We were apply to have a fine dining experience. Unfortunately rare.
  30. F

    Fbye

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Served four of us with dry stale bread and 6 olives to share. Cocktail spilt by wait staff as too full to carry ...should have been half poured then topped up at the table ...two of the same cocktails ..cucumber martinis were completely different shades of green, with one having a green sludge in the bottom. The table was drafty near the door but worse, was that every time a customer and especially the wait staff walked past the back of my chair , the floor boards are so bouncy that the chair jarred up and down every time a person walked past ...given where it was on the walking track for guests coming and going plus the frequent waiters made it very unpleasant. First and second courses delicious. Special desert like stodge and did not live up to its description. Other desserts that my friends let me taste were excellent. Given this is an expensive restaurant with a high reputation, I was disappointed. Wait staff were friendly but could have been more attentive.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our meal . Worth the 30 minute drive .
  32. v

    vdr88

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chef is on hand and concerned that you enjoy your evening. VERY impressed with both the service AND food. I'll be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best dining in the area. A lovely place with interesting, well-prepared meals.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We aways have an excellent meal here!
  35. n

    n333k

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We drove an hour from our hotel to this restaurant and it was easily worth it! The food was unique and cooked perfectly. I followed the recommendations of several Opentable reviewers and ordered the Chicken Bastilla - and now I can't stop thinking about it. I also had very fresh oysters - a special for that particular day. I would easily go back to that restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience. Serevan has everything: Friendly staff, cozy & quiet home like environment, delicious food, attention to detail, and a chef that is present and friendly. We have added this to our short list of favorite places and look forward to returning!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is generally terrific, often in unexpected ways. We were last there latish on a Saturday night and the crowd was noisy and the service slow, although thoughtful. The Morrocan Chicken Bastilla is a real treat--shredded, highly flavored chicken under a pastry (somewhat like beef Wellington). My friend Douglas said his dinner was the best trout he ever had.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Service was the best we've had in years. And the atmosphere was amazing. What a beautiful evening
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food was very tasty. The owner was hospitable. The wines by the glass are expensive ($14.00) for a mediocre wine and a small portion. The open kitchen was noisy. The waitstaff were friendly but very unprofessional. The wine and kitchen spoiled a good experience.
  40. w

    wynn

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This is a favorite restaurant of ours. Always excellent. But it was off tonite. The duck was tough, some of the food and coffee were cold, some guests were annoyingly loud and a few of the service staff desperately needed training- didn't know how to pour the wine, reached over people to serve, brought the soup out without a spoon and went back to get the food for the rest of the table. Just a bad night-but we will be back. This is the first non-fabulous experience we have had. We think the food is marvelous, creative, well-prepared etc. Just not that night.

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Serevan Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 373-9800.

Serevan Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    West of Route 44

  • Neighborhood

    Amenia

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday, Thursday, Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Executive chef

    Serge Madikians

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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