Amali

4.7
1164 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Thank you for choosing to dine at Amali. Please take special note of the seating selection you have booked. "Standard Seating" = INDOOR Table. "Outdoor Seating" = OUTDOOR Table. If you have selected an "Outdoor Seating" table, please be advised that changing your table to Indoor Standard Seating (and vice versa) may not be possible due to government mandated capacity limits.

Since its opening in 2011, Amali has received critical praise for its cuisine and sustainable practices from The New York Times, The Obama White House, James Beard House, Eater and virtually every major wine publication. Amali’s sister restaurants include Calissa in The Hamptons and Bar Marseille in far Rockaway.

Dishes not to miss include the squash caponata, the ancient grains salad, handmade frascatelli pasta, and the show stopping grilled spanish branzino for the table. Select Amali favorites like the Cascun Farms chicken under a brick and octopus a la plancha will return with updated iterations.

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available

    A personally curated tasting menu tailored to each guest’s dining preferences. The experience starts with a tableside conversation with our Chef to determine what each party is in the mood to enjoy. The options include a $85 for 4 course meal or a $135 for 6 course meal; both exclusive of tax and gratuity. Please let us know which Chef's Dining Experience you plan to enjoy with us in the notes section of your reservation.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Thu - Sat 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1164 people are saying
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EvanP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent per usual.

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vipolives
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious dinner ever!!!!

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vipTayler
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a superb dining experience. Special thank you to the chef for the amazing food and dining experience. The entire staff was hospitable and truly went over and beyond to ensure that everyone was catered to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The heater worked poorly.
When I wanted a green veg instead of potatoes with my chicken, I as told there was only a small portion of potatoes. So I said OK. Half the plate was potatoes. I was annoyed - and very cold.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food here is amazing but the service leaves alittle to be desired. Would recommend.

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vipfunfoodie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely!! Food is delicious and service extremely nice!! :)

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vipKarenv
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and lovely service. Despite the heaters it was a bit cold but not much Amali could have done about that

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Neha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for my birthday celebration. The ambience and food were amazing. But most of all, the staff was so great, cheerful and pleasant, I’d go back just for that reason. There were two other birthday parties at the restaurant that night and the servers bring out complimentary shots for all guests at the celebrating table.

Amali
Responded on February 11, 2021

Neha, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy you chose to spend your birthday with Amali and had a wonderful celebration. I want to thank you for your continued support during these times. We hope to see you again at Amali very soon!

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vipNewYorkDiner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, creative food.
Service was very attentive and professional.

Amali
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your recognition of our Chef’s creativity and our skilled servers. We’d love to see you again at Amali, give us a call before you come in again so we can give you a token of our appreciation!

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Roger
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Chef's tasting for 2, for a special birthday celebration was a disaster. First it was so cold and they did not even make a proper seating arrangement outdoors. Secondly, the food was so under-par, I was embarrassed at making this reservation. Quite a way to upsell somethere that isn't. NOT recommended !!!

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vipCinemaBear
San Joaquin
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The restaurant is outstanding. They are working with what they have, which is a mayor too lazy, or too stupid to recognize that dining indoors with a brand new ventilation system is far less risky than sitting outside with propane burning space heaters; pedestrians continuously walking by unmasked diners; and air circulation based on Mother Nature.

Open up indoor dining, you mope.

But again, no complaints about Amali. Staff was courteous and attentive. Food was exception. Sommelier was knowledgable.

Just let us sit inside when it's 35 degrees out, De Blasio, you dope.

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Rhodydiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining in the time of Covid, you look first for heaters and THEN check the menu. Thank heavens Amali had the heaters, because I would have hated to miss this experience! From the killer hot mulled wine to the creamy but crispy sunchoke app, and the supremely juicy chicken to the honeyed cauliflower side, almost everything was top-notch. One quibble: my daughter's shakshuka featured an egg that wasn't poached so much as hard-boiled. And the prices are not low. But totally worth it. I'll be back, and this time I'll bring guests who want to try out some of the interesting Greek wines on their list!

Amali
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. You hit all the points of Covid dining that us at Amali have worked to put in place to satisfy our customers: heaters, comforting food, and Greek wine 😉. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope you join us again at Amali so we can give you a 5 star experience. Please give us a call before you come in again so we can give you a token of our appreciation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great service, atmosphere and warmth. Food as always exceeded expectations.

Amali
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to of exceeded your expectations. We truly appreciate your support during these times and can't wait to host you again at Amali!

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BrceS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate on the street. Great meal.

Amali
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times. We are happy to hear about your positive experience and hope to see you again at Amali very soon!

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and really nice, safe outdoor dining option with great heaters!

Amali
Responded on February 11, 2021

Kerry, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. During times like these, we are so appreciative of your support even if it's outdoors! We hope you join us again very soon!

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vipfoodluv
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience, in this crazy time that we are living, our outside dining was so comfortable on a freezing day. We were warm and felt safe. Food was delicious and staff was outstanding

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear about your experience at Amali despite the relentless winter weather. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times. We hope to see you again very soon for another round of cocktails and good food, send us an email before so we can give you a token of our appreciation 🤩.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first date setting. Outdoor seating was romantic. Wait staff was great.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We’re so happy to of made your first date the romantic, relaxing experience we all need during these times. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again very soon!

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CurtisM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy (even in the winter) outdoor covered seating with heaters, great food and service. Will be coming back soon.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Curtis, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time at Amali with our great food, under the heaters, and the view of a winter flurry 😌. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! Great service! Great wine! Very good outdoor space heaters.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed our unique Greek wines, talented service team, and cozy outdoor dining environment 🥰. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again very soon!

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vipShoogs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always FANTASTIC here! It is a must go to!!!

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Shoogs, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are ecstatic to read your raving review of Amali despite the unprecedented circumstances. We pride ourselves on our unique Greek wines, authentic flavors, and elevated dining experience. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times. We hope to see you again very soon so we can give you a token of our appreciation! Let us know when you come in next 😉

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vipSridharK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was at best mediocre. Not worth the value for the price of the entrees. Even something as simple as spaghetti was poorly made.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, their outdoor setup is beautiful, safe, and warm, with super friendly staff. The food was superb - we enjoyed the tasting menu, so fresh and creative and delicious! Will definitely be back!

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to hear about your fantastic outdoor dining experience at Amali. Our chef’s strive to create the most authentic, sustainable, and delicious food to provide you with a one of kind tasting menu experience. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and can’t wait to see you again at Amali!

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vipfeedme
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! We sat outside under heat lamps in Nov. everything was lovely. Will definitely return.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time at Amali with our delicious food while basking under the heat lamps 😌. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and can’t wait to see you again very soon!

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vipmarsig
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Very Expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We pride ourselves on our delicious food and elevated dining experience. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again at Amali very soon!

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vipBethB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! A surprisingly hidden gem on E 60th St! The food was delicious and we had very attentive service :) Everyone we had contact with was so warm, professional and passionate (service was 5 stars)!
All suggestions were spot on, heaters and the outdoor dining experience in 30 degrees was enjoyable..
We all commented that based on our experience at Amali we could handle dining el fresco this winter if we could have the same experience at other restaurants!!

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Beth, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are ecstatic to hear that we not only lived up to your outdoor dining expectations but set the bar for other establishments! We strive to create the most welcoming, elevated service experience for our guests and are so happy you experienced it first hand. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again at Amali very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. We had the branzino which was prepared perfectly. Loved the mint and capers in the sauce and not one bone. It’s expensive but worth the price. Loved the octopus as well -deliciously seasoned and crisped to perfection. Everything was delicious. Drinks very good too. Pricey but worth it. Fish and food better than Avra.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We too view the branzino and spanish octopus as two of Amali’s star dishes 🤩. We are so happy to of given you a memorable experience and relaxing get away full of warm food and handcrafted cocktails. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again very soon!

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Elie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality outdoor sent up. It is open-air enough that you dont feel closed in but warm enough that you are not cold.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Elie, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy to hear that you were comfortable and satisfied with your outdoor dining experience at Amali. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again at Amali very soon!

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was INCREDIBLE and interesting. The waiters gave great wine suggestions that weren't outrageously expensive and paired so lovely with our food. We got the tuna toro, spanish octopus, lamb cavatelli, salt-baked dorade, labneh, delicata squash, and cauliflower. For dessert, the olive oil cake was moist and delicious with a great balance between citrus and the olio. (Also got the thyme sorbet) They gave me a special dark chocolate napoleon-like pastry and played fun music. As the last customers of the evening and celebrating a birthday, they asked us what music we wanted and generally were respectful and helpful without being overbearing.

Outdoor seating had a good ambiance with greenery installed, and I felt very safe from a COVID perspective. Everyone wore masks and didn't hover longer than necessary.

In the end, four of us paid about $130-140 for two bottles of incredible wine, a crazy good and over-the-top feast, and an additional 20-25% tip on top of the 10% tip applied for parties above 5 people. Two days later, I am still in a good mood and dreaming of this meal. Best birthday ever! I have already suggested Amali to multiple friends (and we're pretty picky but adventurous eaters) and plan on going back!

20/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Morgan, wow thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review. You hit all the points of Covid dining that us at Amali have worked to put in place to satisfy our customers: heaters, comforting food, and Greek wine 😉. It is customers like you that we couldn’t thank enough for helping us stay afloat during these times. Please give us a call before you come in again so we can give you a token of our appreciation!

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ScottW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu and changes inside. An absolute, UES go-to!

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Scott, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Amali’s newly designed dining space and elevated menu items. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope you join us again at Amali very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and service too! Nice surprise. Live nearby.

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RoubiE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, and the food was excellent. The bread and feta spread that was brought out first are worth the trip. The branzino for two was perfectly prepared and comes with two vegetable sides. I preferred the broccoli to the delicata squash. For dessert, my husband and I shared the tiganethes (fried bread) were subtly sweetened by the raw honey. A perfect ending to a lovely meal.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Roubi, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to of created a memorable experience for you at Amali. We too love the branzino, it is one of our star dishes 🤩. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope to see you again very soon!

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Bekah
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly, knowledgeable staff and beautiful, delicious food! Loved our experience at Amali - excited to go back soon!

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Bekah, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We pride ourselves on creating authentic, innovative dishes and an elevated service experience for all our guests. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope you join us again at Amali very soon!

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had an absolutely fabulous experience at Amali. All the staff were attentive to our dietary needs, friendly, and provided overall excellent customer service. I would definitely return.

Amali
Responded on February 13, 2021

Ashley, thank you so for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to of provided you a memorable, elevated dining experience that has you wanting more! We are glad to hear that our Chef’s were able to meet all of your dietary needs without comprising flavor and quality. We sincerely appreciate your continued support during these times and hope you join us again at Amali very soon!

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JaneG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly even better than pre pandemic. Our experience was off the charts. Even our picky eaters and our vegan were thrilled. The chef personally came out twice to discuss options. The service was so attentive. Food was truly excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great ambiance!

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Zachary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of 5 and had a great experience eating outside at Amali. The staff is incredibly friendly and very passionate about what they do. Amazing gluten-free options. Definitely an up and coming restaurant in nyc.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. The chef was incredibly hands on and brought the entrees out personally, which was a really nice touch. We sat inside and felt completely comfortable - the tables are well spaced out and the dining room is beautiful. We live in the neighborhood and will be back often.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amali using the Order Online button. Amali also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Amali also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 339-8363.

Amali is rated 4.7 stars by 1164 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.