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Amali

4.7
1216 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.
  • Way Off Broadway Thursdays

    Multiple dates available

    Join Amali every Thursday night for performances by Tony Award-Winning musicians to hear top pop hits and classics with dinner! Performances will be held in Sopra, Amali's upstairs private events space. Sets will be two hours and begin at 7:30 pm; reservations for these shows are available starting at 7:00 pm. Amali's dining room menu, wine list, and cocktails will be available to order from your table.
  • 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 1216 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStacyB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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

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vipQueenBead
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
24 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
37 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
47 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
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Sunday brunch. Food and drinks were excellent, particularly the salt crusted sea bass and tomato confit spaghetti. Service was outstanding. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service and beautiful

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AlisonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, amazing drinks and lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. So glad we picked this spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Amali! Excellent food and the service is always wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed by the quality of food. Since COVID, many restaurants have been doing so-so on their menu selections as well as food quality. Amali, has NOT. The food was yummy, with bottle less brunch drinks, definitely worth going!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. When booking I mentioned we were celebrating a family member’s engagement and the staff treated us to complimentary drinks at the start and end of the meal. Really nice touch. Would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone and hopefully revisit when we visit NYC again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, our waiter Jose was very friendly and the manager Despoina was excellent. Definitely recommended

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jdine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Lovely place to eat outdoors

Amali
Responded on April 13, 2021

jdine- Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon to try our new menu additions. -James

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food. Enjoyed it very much we will definitely be back.

Amali
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the amazing review. We hope you return soon! -James

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good. I would not go.

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vipAnaW
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El servicio y atención de primera. Los sunchokes estupendos. La carne wagyu deliciosa. El mackarel marinado en tequila buenísimo! Gracias!

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Marlene
New York Area
1 review