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Amali

4.7
1228 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.
  • Wednesday Jazz Nights

    Multiple dates available

    Join Amali on Wednesday nights for dynamic live Jazz performances with dinner. Dine and listen in Sopra, Amali's private upstairs event space. Amali's dining room menu, wine list, and cocktails will be available to order from your table. The show starts at 7:30; reservations for this show are available starting at 7:00.

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 1228 people are saying
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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davidc
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food on a beautiful breezy evening outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal and service. My party had multiple dietary restrictions and our waitress Kathryn was able to guide us through the menu with what would be gluten and allium free. Thank you to Kathryn and the Amali kitchen for a rear experience. We will be back.

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vipDavidB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and atmosphere. Thank you !!

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vipMaddog
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service were very good. The place needs some hip music or something to give it a better vibe.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. Highly recommend.

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vipMoose
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food attentive staff tasting menu with wine pairings was outstanding

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MAdiner1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious early dinner at Amali. The pasta is divine. We have been there before so went back for the pasta- literally tasted like Italy. So savory. We sat outside at a cute table for two and enjoyed delicious wine. It was very hot and the waiter was very kind to bring us many refills of water and glasses of ice. The only noise was next door's outside venue but it was kind of nice. Overall, we love Amali and will be back.

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EvangeliaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very relaxed and pleasant environment!

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vipFredG
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic dinner. We did the Wednesday night Jazz. The food was delicious. The servers were wonderful and the Jazz was fantastic. A great date night with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the food was exquisite. Four stars is because the olive oil cake was so dry and terrible that it soured me on the whole meal. For the level of the rest of the food, it was shockingly bad. Drinks were perfection!! Some of the best I’ve had. Leek dish, Jerusalem artichokes, both excellent. Homemade spaghetti was out of this world good. Another surprise at the end of the meal was a rather high percentage Charge appearing on the bill which i looked up on line and found out was to something to help staff earn a living wage. I support that, but do NOT like being surprised by it. They need to put an explanation on the menu or something. If they did it is not easily noticeable , and so left me with a bitter taste in my mouth, even worse than the cake!

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Vera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I found the menu a bit limiting but the Branzino for 2 was excellent.

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vippzadra
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I must say I was really disappointed in the food. The portions for the appetizers were small and mediocre. We had the wild mushroom caponata and the octopus. The service was just so so. The busboy (man) was meticulously cleaning and picking up plates around me while I was still eating.

Friends liked the crudo and oysters. I was unimpressed with the lamb pasta. A weird taste.

For me the best thing was the bread and butter.

Basically I can’t remember ever giving such a negative review, but it was a disappointing meal on a beautiful summer night.

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vipStacyB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was average at best & over priced - would not go back

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vipQueenBead
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service felt a bit rushed.

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NLMYU
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with a party of 6 after a wedding. The food and service was great. Surprisingly bright and airy ambiance for the dining room. It is quite small so can get noisy if if its busy, but would still highly recommend over all the other american/french brunch spots in the area.

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HenriB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The restaurant is pretty, the service was good but the food with the exception of the appetizer ( we share clams) was extremely salty.
We barely touched the 2 main pasta dishes.
We complained and, even though we didn’t asked for it, they credited us for the 2 main dishes.
It was our first time there and maybe they had a bad day

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vipFlipper
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here - food was delicious and the service wonderful. Will definitely be back!!

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CHowtheyrun
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, interesting drinks and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food! Live music was amazing! Will definitely be back!!

Amali
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Excellent food. Poor service. Ugly patio. Surprisingly strong cocktails

Amali
Responded on June 2, 2021

JenniferF- I'm sorry you did not find us worthy of 5 stars. Service is something we take a lot of pride in. Please come back to give us another try.- James

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vipRakrak
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

An OK restaurant for a casual dinner/conversation. A class down from the really strong NYC Italians, but food reliably good and often interesting. Not very expensive either.

Amali
Responded on June 2, 2021

Rakak- Thank you for the review. I'm pleased to hear you did not find us overpriced but did enjoy the experience. -James

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amali was fantastic. We had a Saturday night reservation. Outdoor seating was cosy. It's Manhattan so occasional car/people traffic can get noisy but tolerable. Our waiter was great. All of his recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed everything he suggested. We shared the Bronzino for 2. Amazing! Drinks were yummy. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend.

Amali
Responded on June 2, 2021

NatalieM- Thank you for the wonderful review. Our servers greatly value each table and I am pleased to hear you felt attended to and that their guidance was spot on. I hope you come back soon. Chef Alex is always adding exciting things to our menu. -James

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and environment were amazing. So nice to have some normalcy at such a great place after all this time. We’ll be back!

Amali
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you!

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vipKaybee
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and the food is delicious. The service is so great and the atmosphere is perfect. So glad I found Amali and will definitely keep coming back.

Amali
Responded on June 2, 2021

Kaybee- Thank you for coming back to see us and for the wonderful review. Summer is upon us and Chef Alex is adding new menu items daily. Hope to see you soon! -James

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CaraR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in a lovely friendly atmosphere. City traffic does make for a noisy meal but such is life in the city.

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vipAlana
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it there!! Definitely a great place to try for brunch.

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vipEmilyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious and unique. We did the 6 course tasting menu and it was superb although too much food for me!

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and atmosphere are very good, and our server was kind, thoughtful, and informative — only drawback was service was slow and we had to ask to order our dinner. Would go again and do recommend it, but go on a night when you have no other plans.

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IndyO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious food & exceptional service! I would definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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ANDREWL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The Branzino was the best I have eaten anywhere.

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KMinNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food is good but the prices are very high for what you get. I expect to be truly wowed by a $28 tiny appetizer.
Also the service was slow and it was not even busy.
The food is tasty though and the decor is pretty and the backroom has a nice skylight.

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RickNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

attentive service, outstanding food preparation, fresh (featuring many local NY ) ingredients, never disappoints, menu seems a bit scaled back from pre-covid but there is something for everyone, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely. Highly recommend! The bartender was great and our server was so fun!

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vipMichael
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Wait staff was wonderful

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LindaM
New York Area
5 reviews