It was a beautiful little jewel of a restaurant, pleasant service, truly excellent food, intimate setting - - wine list was extensive with offerings at various prices. I could understand why it has been named to the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants by Open Table
Charming wood paneled restaurant with sophisticated continental food. The restaurant has been in this location for many years and still delivers. 5 star in all respects
Always a favorite. Quite. Intimate. Romantic. Delicious!
Very lovely night enjoying a yummy meal. Personable staff at a unique spot. Great for a date night!
Yet another successful soirée.
Food was fantastic..Service was excellent! What a great lil restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice. Will be back!!
Always a great dining experience at Erminia!!
What a find! This is a very small, intimate restaurant with lovely ambiance, food and service. The tables are close together but it doesn't matter because it adds to the charm. Make sure you made reservations prior to going.
Hard to find any faults in this charming restaurant. Attentive professional service, real candles, lovely flowers, excellent preparation of food well priced for its quality. This was my first visit but I will return with friends who like to dine and converse without thumping music and loud noise interference. I would guess fewer than 12 tables so reservations are advised.
One of our favorites
The food was great - except for the dessert
The food was delicious but as many other reviews stated we did feel rushed through our meal.
Some of the best food and best service I have ever experienced. Cozy romantic spot great for any occasion!
An authentic Italian restaurant with about ten tables. Very close and intimate. Not a lot of room to maneuver. Pleasant staff and great food.
What else is there to say that hasn’t already been sad. Incredible food and atmosphere.
Fantastic dining experience- extremely romantic
Fab!! I will go again and recommend to all!!
Erminia never disappoints. Every time I visit NY I make a point to come to Erminia. The ragu pasta is to die for. The ambiance and service provide for a great night out.
Fantastic food and service from a terrific and pleasant staff. The ambiance is amazing and perfect for a date night!!
The pasta was outstanding...one of the best I can recall. A beautiful romantic, candle light atmosphere. Suggest you come early...it's quieter...:-) It's on my favorite list. Highly recommended.
Charming waitstaff! Delicious food!
Superb as always. We come here whenever we are dining in NYC together and my and my partner love it so much. We will be back again soon!
Great. Bruno is the best
The ambiance was perfect for our special occasion, being both transportive in time, and deeply rooted in NYC's cultural melange. The waitstaff was impeccably attentive, the food, delicately choreographed, and the atmosphere serene. I look forward to making Erminia a yearly (if not more frequent) tradition.
Wonderful, cozy and romantic. Food was awesome. Truly a perfect venue for a lovely Sunday eve with another couple. Highly recommended!
Very romantic. Perfect service.
Lived in this neighborhood my entire life and NEVER went to Erminia. Finally decided to go there for my B'day.
REALLY great atmosphere, BUT the food was poor and expensive. Even the table behind us were complaining.
maybe it was an off night.
Went for birthday dinner great time
A wonderful evening. Loved the corner table. We'll be back.
Such a lovely and romantic place, a gem in NYC. Feels like you travelled to a tavern in a small village in Italy for the evening. I love that they only have water and wine. And real candles. Also homemade pasta. Very authentic and good service.
Owner made us feel really special
We have eaten a few times at Erminia, and each has been a most enjoyable experience -- because of both the meal and the ambience. So quiet we could hear each other talk. In part this is because it is in a relatively small space, but also the decor has a softness to it. It is also not as expensive as its nearby Italians on the Upper East Side.
The standard menu choices are excellent, but pay attention to the evening's specials. End with the chocolate dessert!
Just about everything is outstanding about this tiny old-world-feeling place - food, decor, service. The only drawback is that weekend evenings can feel a bit jammed-in, and are not recommended for claustrophobes.
Great service and food! Love this restaurant!
a truly quiet restaurant in NYC! We took our father and talked and talked for 3 hours over dinner. Very nice wait staff who are knowledgeable, and present without hovering. Very fine gnocchi and octopus. Their fennel salad is light and fresh as well.
I took a dear friend to Erminia for her retirement. She LOVED Erminia and is now planning on taking her husband.
Food was fantabulous, intimate atmosphere but the tables are not on top of each other. Service was divine.
Just such a wonderful evening. Highly recommend
Charming restaurant with tasty Italian country cuisine, good for a special occasion.
TERRIBLE. RUDE. ONE OF THE WORST DINING EXPERIENCES IN A LONG TIME!
The host/waiter was incredibly rude. I was celebrating a special birthday. We were harassed to order and told we MUST order NOW and that we had to release the table by a certain time altho no one told us that.!! They certainly could have conveyed this to me in gracious and tactful and kind manner.
This waiter/host was rude and when I asked him to allow some time to look at the menu and determine what we want - he argued with me that I had to order and started pointing out when guests arrived. I didn’t come to Erminia to argue or make my guests feel awkward.
My reservation was for 5:30. My niece arrived early. That sat her at their discretion. My other niece arrived at 5:35-5:40. They ordered drinks. I followed 10 minutes after that and the waiter came to the table every 1-2 minutes asking us to order. He did this at least 8-10 times over about 10 minutes. I asked him politely to please allow us time to look at the menu. He did not. The menu was OK but not stellar and nothing was jumping out at me. It was lent and the fish selections for a Friday were minimal.
I felt harassed and he made my nieces feel awkward while they waited for me. They felt he was creepy and disrespectful and told them at 5:40 that they had to leave the table soon.
This man and restaurant did not make us feel welcome and his attitude and behavior was unprofessional and not gentlemanly.
this restaurant has an elevated opinion of themselves that is not in line with the reality of who they are!!
The ambience is nice but better on line than in person. The food was OK. It was NOT A WOW for the taste buds. And the service and rudeness was probably the worst I’ve experienced. Once it got busy, it felt exceptionally crowded and got very noisy.
Keep looking. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area to choose from. You can do a lot better than Erninia for the money you will spend!
Wonderful experience in every way!