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Went here with some friends for a going away party. The interior was beautiful and modern yet cozy. The food (Cos Salad, Lemon Potatoes, and Grilled Shrimp) was delicious and tasted fresh. Great wine list also. Will be coming back soon.
I stopped by Amali for a nice glass of wine post dinner🍷. They had so many amazing options to pick from. The ambiance was amazing whether you’re with a group of friends or want to enjoy a nice glass with a book at the bar....The customer service was incredible even though they were packed. I simply had to return and was surprised by so many inventive and delicious dishes. The ingredients were so fresh and the combinations so unique. I had a lovely time and will be sure to return.More
I am very torn with Amali, because on one hand, the food was great but on the other hand, I left feeling a bit cheated when it came to the actual bill.
I organized a dinner at Amali as a business dinner for 8 people....We were only given an option of the tasting menu at $65/per person. I thought this was very economical (especially for NYC). With a budget of $125pp, I felt we would be well under in the total bill. Boy was I wrong!
The tasting menu gave a choice of four appetizers and three entrees to be served for the table. At the time of ordering, or server kept asking us to change our selections. At the time I thought nothing of it. For example: we chose Fall Crostini as one of our appetizers. He informed us that it would be a dish that could not be easily shared. A little confused here - if we are paying a per person fee, why wouldn't the kitchen make enough crostini for each person? He suggested we order a Burrata di Campagna instead, which we agreed on. Instead of a salad, he suggested we order the Spanish Octopus, which he said was great! We also agreed. I should have been paying attention to the menu, but I was not, so perhaps it is my fault for not noticing that each dish he suggested had a surcharge of +$5pp. In addition, we ordered the Salt baked whole fish which had the $15pp and the Dayboat Scallops, that also had a surcharge. In combination with wines (the wine list is heavily sprinkled with Greek wines, which are not that great IMHO) and cheapest wine bottle being $60, sparkling water and some coffees we ended up spending $140per person before tax and tip. Our food portion of the bill ended up being $95pp after all the surcharges. Looking at the menu, 6 dishes have a surcharge. Why not make the menu more expensive and not charge this ridiculous surcharge to begin with?
What upset me the most, however, was the amount of food served. There really was barely enough to go around for the 8 of us. For example, the fish came as just one fish to be shared between 8 adults (6 of them men). What if it was only 6 of us or 10 - would it still be the same one fish? For appetizers, there was only one plate of each to be shared. I think if you are paying a per person fee, there should be more than enough food to go around. In fact, looking at the regular menu, I could have ordered an appetizer, entree and dessert all to myself for that same price.
I would like to end on a positive note - the food was delicious! Everything we ordered, especially the octopus was cooked to perfection. The fish baked in salt was brought out to the table to be presented. It was moist and perfect. I am torn weather I would recommend Amali. The food and ambiance was great, but I think the large party set up is a bit of a scam.More
Yesterday was our first time we went to this excellent restaurant.
But it is surely not the last.
We enjoyed the evening very much with the efficient service, with the superb meal and fine drinks and with the honest charge. We will no doubt come...back againMore
Do not waste your money!
Had a terrible experience, restaurant was empty with the exception of one other table and the food took only 30 mins to come out. Appetizers were all underwhelming, “crispy eggplant” was drenched in oil & tasteless, cauliflower artichoke dip wasn’t...much better. Flatware was changed for the next course and I received a dirty spoon, the waiter changed it. Finally we received our entrees, I took three bites only to find a hair in my food. They asked to change it but I no longer wanted anything from that kitchen. Strong odor of standing water by the kitchen door, as you walk to the restrooms. Just disgusted and disappointed, especially at this price point.More
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Aaron - we have three different private rooms at Amali but there is an additional cost. If you prefer to dine, a la carte, we will put an entry in the notes regarding a quiet table. The Skylight Room in the rear is... More
Aaron - we have three different private rooms at Amali but there is an additional cost. If you prefer to dine, a la carte, we will put an entry in the notes regarding a quiet table. The Skylight Room in the rear is actually kept (by us) at a lower volume (music is softer, etc.). But if there are large parties there it does get louder as a function of the parties. If you would like to speak with our events coordinator please call us at 212.339.8363 and ask for Steve or go to our website (trip advisor prevents me from including an email address in this response). If you make an a la carte reservation, email me so I may try my best to arrange a quieter table pending a review of the other reservations.