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Amali

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Upper East Side
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115 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1124 (Between Lexington and Park Avenues)
+1 212-339-8363
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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New Haven, Connecticut
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124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had a nice dinner at Amali. We were seated in the back room which was quiet but a little dark (could hardly see what was on my plate). We had labneh and sweet potatoes as appetizers and they were both very tasty. For the main course we tried different dishes: scallops, rabbit and salmon. Rabbit was delicious, but scallops... More 

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Thank TRyana
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

I am sorry the scallops were not to your liking but happy that your experience was overall a positive one. If you visit us again, please let me know. james@amalinyc.com and I will make up for the scallops. More 

Landskrona, Sweden
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We went here for dinner on New Years eve. Tried to get in touch with them when we booked the table in september to ask if they had a special menu for New Year's (special prices) but they didn't answer us. One day before we got to know that they had a pre-fixed menu for New Years which was 90... More 

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Thank Emma717
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

I am sorry that we did not communicate with you in a timely fashion in September. We usually do not set our NYE prices till about four weeks before (based on a variety of factors) but I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Please let me know if you return - james@amalinyc.com. More 

New York
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Hosted my wife's 50th birthday party there. coordinated the wine with Frankie who ok'd selections from my cellar. They did a great job with the wine service - decanting the bottles and bringing new stemware with each wine. Had party of 10 people and ordered off the menu for the table. Everything was excellent.

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Thank WC8882013
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the special day. Should you join us again in the future, please let me know. james@amalinyc.com More 

Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

My wife and I were in NYC visiting our son who lives and works in SoHo. He wanted us to meet his new friend who lives and works uptown, so we were going to meet in The Bar Room on a East 60th near her office when she got off work, which was very late, well after 10 pm. The... More 

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Thank Albert M
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

So happy you loved the Morgon! Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Please let me know when you come by. james@amalinyc.com More 

Old Bethpage, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2015

service was excellent, chicken ok and the appetizers pretty good- pink shrimp and octopus. however a smell from the bathroom was too strong.

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Thank howard r
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

I am sorry that you felt the food was overpriced. We stay fairly vigilant in terms of comparing our prices to other restaurants in the neighborhood relative to style of service (e.g. white tablecloth) and the products we buy. Nevertheless, I realize that perception of price does have a subjective element to it. I cannot speak to the smell from... More 

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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

. Amani was great - nice staff, really great food ( start w the Salumi, def get the chicken and add the brussel sprouts). Relaxing atmosphere. A little loud but not terribly. Great wine pairings. As advertised, expensive, like 80 per, w just a couple glasses of wine and only one dessert. Highly recommend.

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Thank daniel N
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

Daniel – I am happy you enjoyed your experience with us. The kitchen will greatly enjoy your praise. Should you join us again, please email me so I can thank you in person. James@amalinyc.com More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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197 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

One more recommendation from Eater´s 38 essential restaurants in New York City. The place is divided in two rooms, the back room is distasteful, the floor is loathsome. The menu is tedious. Why the restaurants around Bloomingdales are middling? I ate the pink shrimp, it was good, the garlic and oil is a strong combination. The chicken was ok. I... More 

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Thank voolksorf
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

When I read reviews with hyperbole, I am always suspect. So I read dozens of your other reviews. Below are a some of the restaurants to whom the reviewer also gave a 2 or 1 star rating: Daniel Gramercy Tavern Momofuku Ko Momofuku Ssam Bar Cosme Estela Riverpark 15 East Brushstroke Le Veau D'or (as in other cases, it seemed,... More 

New York City, New York
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259 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We had a great time at Amali. Our foursome enjoyed terrific wine, Greek cuisine, and a lively atmosphere. Nestled in the sweet spot of New York department stores--equidistant from Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf's and Barney's--Amali's sustainable Mediterranean cuisine stands the test of the city's most discerning diners, all while hewing to the Mediterranean diet which their literature vows to maintain. While will... More 

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1 Thank Steve K
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Please email me the next time you come in so I may thank you in person - james@amalinyc.com. More 

New York, United States
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432 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I have had "Chicken Under A Brick" ($29) at other restaurants and it was usually very flavorful and moist. At this restaurant it has a nice flavor but it is not moist, leaving me disappointed with it. The point of putting it under a brick is to accomplish something much different than the usual chicken dish, in my opinion, that... More 

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1 Thank Harvey M
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your chicken dish. It is always helpful to hear what's wrong while you are dining with us so we can immediately make your dining experience better. We are happy to provide a gift certificate for the price of the chicken. Should you join us again, please... More 

Atlanta
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408 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We were in town for the marathon and wanted to grab some pasta before the big race. Luckily, Amali was near our hotel. This is such a cute little space and I definitely felt like we were in a "locals" spot. It seemed very homey to me, very warm and inviting. We had a cocktail and shared a salad and... More 

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Thank SandBAtlanta
James M, Owner at Amali, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the octopus. We hope the bolognese provided the right fuel for the race! Please email me the next time you come in so I may thank you in person - james@amalinyc.com. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E 60th St, New York City, NY 10022-1124
    (Between Lexington and Park Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to Lexington Avenue - 59th Street. F train to Lexington Avenue - 63rd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-339-8363
Description
Amali is a sustainable Mediterranean restaurant located on the border of Midtown East and the Upper East Side half a block from Bloomingdales. One of Eater's 38 Essential New York Restaurants for the past two years, we were recently named one of the 100 Top Wine Restaurants in American by Wine Enthusiast for our selection of over four hundred Greek, biodynamic and sustainable wines.

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