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Amali

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SALUMI, DRY CURED SAUSAGE, CHEESE
choice of three $22
DRY CURED SAUSAGE
Finocchiona
Piccante Salame
N'duja
SALUMI
Capocollo
Prosciutto di Parma
Pancetta
CHEESE SELECTIONS
Cavra, IT (Goat)
Bleu d'Auvergne, FR (Cow)
Piave Vecchio, IT (Cow)
APPETIZERS
6
Warm Marinated Olives
rosemary, orange, fennel
17
Tuscan Kale Salad
squash, sweety drops, candied walnuts, colby
22
Stracciatella di Bufala
confit tomato, basil, kritiko olive oil
12
Spicy Tirokafteri Dip
whipped feta, roasted red pepper, chili, grilled pita
22
Spanish Octopus a la Plancha
roasted red pepper, potato, black olive, jalapeño
18
Heirloom Beet Salad
hummus, pickled onion, mint, pine nuts
12
Melizana Dip
eggplant, garlic, sesame grilled pita
14
Radicle Farms Baby Lettuces
red wine oregano vinaigrette
19
Red Quinoa
broccoli rabe, roasted red pepper, kalamata olive, lemon
20
Ricotta Toast
fava beans, castelvetrano olives, pickled rhubarb, sugar snap peas
ENTREES
22
Smoked Trout Salad
poached egg, frisée, potato chips, preserved lemon aioli
19
Lamb Burger
tzatziki, whipped feta, arugula, sasame brioche
M/P
Happy Valley Grass-Fed Beef
arugula salad, shaved parmesan, aged balsamic
29
Roasted Cascun Farm Chicken "Under a Brick"
new potato, lemon, herbs
M/P
Grilled Whole Branzino
lemon, herbs
32
Acquerello Risotto
wild morels, fave beans, grana padano
35
Dayboat Scallops
whole grains, cucumber, pepitas, watercress aioli
PASTA
21
Spaghetti alla Chitarra
cured san marzano tomato, fiore sardo, basil
26
Tagliatelle Bolognese
grana padano
SIDES
14
Grilled Asparagus
golden raisin mostarda, guanciale
12
Roasted Broccoli
salmoriglio, pine nut, breadcrumb
12
Orzo Salad
roasted red pepper, zucchini, cherry tomato, anchovy vinaigrette
About
Amali is a farm-driven Mediterranean restaurant on the border of Midtown East and the Upper East Side. Called “one of the best in Midtown” (New York Magazine), Amali's menu focuses on Italian and Greek dishes, and offers an award-winning wine list with over 400 selections. Since 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.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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The food is not worth what they charge. The kale salad and whipped feta dip were fine. Our waiter recommended the salt baked sea bass, but never mentioned that it weighed in at 3-1/2 lbs. - far too big - and that it cost over...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Helen B
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

I liked the food a lot at Amali. But I would qualify the restaurant as good neighborhood Italian restaurant... with 1 Star Michelin prices. I ordered a regular quinoa salad. Portion was very small... price $19. Added a (very small) piece of salmon and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jymi
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommend so it was especially disappointing that our experience was very mediocre. The food was OK. Portions were small and the selection was limited. Price did not reflect this. The service was appalling (and the restaurant was less than half full...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sharyn41
Reviewed February 4, 2019

I have heard great things about this Mediterranean farm to table restaurant. The appetizers, service and wine were fine, but the main courses where definitely ones to forget. Both my colleagues pork belly and my steak where more fat than flavor. I firmly believe on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TheEnglishGentleman
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

With so many restaurants to choose from in Midtown, Amali was a quiet spot for something different. The flavor profiles are unique and tasty. I really enjoyed the tuna tar tar; it was different than any other I’ve had before. My scallops were perfectly seared...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NicoleD04
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Great spot. They food was terrific and atmosphere very friendly. Portions of the meals were perfect. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DuxTraveler
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We very much enjoyed our early-evening visit before a 7:15 curtain at 59E59. Ricotta toast, house-made pasta, and an enormous half-chicken 'under a brick' were all very good. Our waiter's description of a Greek white in the by-the-glass section was right on the money. At...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wws68
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The server called in sick due to lack of interest. Their whole fish was sold as something to be 'wait worthy', but was dry and over salted. Wine suggestions were meant to pad the bill. We asked for a "quiet" table, and instead of laughing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rkr727
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We stopped here for brunch on a Sunday and were delighted with the menu. It covered the vegetarian and GF needs of our group. The food was very tasty and the service was good. They were attentive and refilled glasses quickly without hovering. We sat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bonnie5901
Reviewed November 26, 2018

I stumbled into this restaurant in the rain on my way back to my hotel. It is down 2 steps through an apartment building doorway. The lovely candles attracted me to it. It has low lighting and a small bar. I sat and ordered amazing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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misbms
May 7, 2016|
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Response from IrvD_11 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are wheel chair accessible. No stairs. Don't know about rabbit.
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gohtrojans
April 17, 2016|
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Response from James M | Property representative |
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
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