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.
lemon sorbet with absolut vodka and mint blood orange sorbet with champagne
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
roasted asparagus and dill creme fraiche
served with tricolore salad and lemon wedge
Great food, location and personnel! Love it here! Have been many times and they never disappoint!
Great place for lunch with friends. Near the park and near art galleries. Great service. Excellent food.
Excellent service on Valentine’s Day. Exceptional food and dining experience.
Service was slow, we frequently had to waive someone down. Cuisine was average at best in terms of taste and flavor (quite bland), though the presentation and portion sizes were decent. The prices relative to the food quality was not aligned (for the same price, you can have much better cuisine with better service at other establishments within close vicinity). I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for others unless you were primarily focused on the ambiance and were indifferent about food quality, service, or relative prices for the combined experience.
My very favorite dining for romantic delicious French Italian cuisine with a fabulous wine list. A must dine!!!
Great food and service, as always.
Fantastic experience. The outdoor setup could not be more comfortable on a freezing day.
Our group is vegetarian. There’s a not a huge variety but everything that did cater to us was fantastic in taste.
The service and ambience (outdoors) was super!!
A lovely place to dine outside with heaters. The staff is attentive and pleasant.....food isn’t great. ....just ok.
food was delish. outdoor dining felt safe. could have had more heaters, but tolerable with jkt, scarf and hat! :)
Their focaccia pizza pie is a must for a starter. I had the tuna with lentils which was a real treat. We were outside and cold, but the heaters helped.
We have eaten at this restaurant probably a dozen times (last July 2020), and I always considered it a favorite go-to with friends in our neighborhood. But this last experience was disappointing, maybe the cold weather, or kitchen fatigue.
I also understand the financial pressure restaurants have due to COVID, but $18 for an affogato?! It was not even very good as the espresso was very cold by the time it was served. Serving it in a martini glass is not a reason to charge cocktail prices, way higher than the prices charged for their standard desserts. And there was no prior warning about the charge. We would have passed if their charge for the item had been disclosed, which it should have been as it was so out of line with the regular menu desserts.
Amaranth is always delicious and the outdoor dining was awesome - I felt very safe sotting at a stand alone 2 top and was very warm with The heat lamp.
Well designed outdoor space.
Fabulous as always!!!
Always a good choise
A very enjoyable dinner sitting outside on a beautiful fall evening. There was a vibe, which I’ve missed terribly since COVID started. Food was great. I had the NY Strip and it was cooked perfectly with well done fries. The soups were delish. And the appetizers were also excellent. A singer came by and sang a Sinatra song along with some other tunes. People were conversing some. I dare to say it was the type of evening that didn’t make you think of what’s going on today.
My guest and I had a lovely lunch. Everything was perfect: the food and the service were great. My guest said that he had had a "wonderful" lunch, and I concur. I shall definitely return for another great meal at Amaranth, when indoor dining once again returns to NYC.
With best wishes,
Service was excellent & ambience too. We got the artichoke and avo app very small portion overpriced for $27. Wild salmon as a main extremely salty and greasy, asparagus were raw. Ravioli pasta nothing special was very decent. Last time I came at amaranth was 5 years ago and remembered the food
Dined outdoors. Service was not as good as it should have been. Very pricey for what you get. Outdoor area very nicely set up.
Lovely ambience .. the worst rack of lamb that I have ever eaten .
As always what we enjoy at Amaranth is the regularity and the constancy in the quality of the food they serve not tomention theperfect service
Excellent meal, excellent service
Has the Tina Nicoise as usual. Love their salads and the bread is delicious. A lot of birthdays happening around us.
Excellent food, great ambiance!
Reception not very helpful to get you a table. I would have liked a better treatment. When you talk to receptionist is as though he is doing a favor and instead I would have liked to feel special and thankful that I chose to have dinner at Amaranth.
The waiters are excellent, amazing treatment and food excellent.
I would have like a better Malbec wine. Suggestion: Catena Zapata, DV Catena, Trapiche Medalla, Rutini.
The food and service were excellent. As the temp drops and it is darker, earlier you need more heat lamps and brighter (or more) candle light on each table.
Yes, it is expensive, but the Veal and Dover Sole were delicious, the wait staff excellent, the outdoor space lovely with tables well space. A much needed night out during COVID couldn’t have been better.
Going out with the wife, and sat in the outdoor seating area. The food was great, I recommend the zucchini garzpacho which was amazing. Everything was fantastic, and we look forward to heading back.
It was a very enjoyable outdoor dinner. Food was excellent but a little pricey. Loved the singer but felt that walking around with a bag looking for $$ was a bit tacky.
Amaranth was very good but jt was much fancier and much more expensive than expected.
To say the food is mediocre and tastes exactly like deli food would be too generous. Greens were old, salad lacked flavor, entree is just what I used to eat on campus when I had no money. Very disappointing:(
We had a great experience.
Delicious food. Great crowd. Love the outdoor seating environment they created.
We just felt that for a few hours that everything was 'normal', just like old times. Keep up the good work. I'll be back!!
Wait staff is lax
Plenty of outdoor space (on 9/26/20). Live entertainment. Food and service were top notch.
We are outside during COVID and they did a great job setting up tables etc. it was a beautiful summer evening and the food was delicious! I recommend the lobster salad and the Branzino.
Veal chop was tough I had to send it back. Although they did refund me which was nice. Chicken salad was good
Service was terrible
Restaurant was a crowded disaster. Host was rude and it was impossible to know when we would sit. We were early for our reservation and were not seated after 45 minutes plus of waiting. This place seems to just take endless reservations and ignore people when they arrive.
Amaranth is rated 4.7 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.