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“Better option for lunch on Madison at 60s (NYC City)”

Amaranth Restaurant
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Ranked #1,349 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Sao Paulo, SP
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262 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
“Better option for lunch on Madison at 60s (NYC City)”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I like Amaranth very much. It is a quite simple place with honest food and reasonable prices. Lunch time there is always full with nice people. It is my favorite for lunch when I am in town.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank OASette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't bother.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We walked in to the restaurant to be greeted by the back side of one of the owners busily texting and ignoring the door. We were finally seated and ordered an aperitif. While discussing the menu with the server he suggested we try the Lobster risotto which we did. When it finally arrived it was not inspiring in its appearance and upon tasting my worst fears were realized. It tasted like tomato soup with rice thrown in to it and the lobster was inedible as it was so over cooked and rubbery. The waiter asked how it was and when informed he offered to replace it which he did... with a Lobster Salad. We had specifically mentioned that the lobster was tough and he assured us that the ones for the salad were freshly poached. Unfortunately my idea of fresh and his are off by a couple of days as this one too was inedible. The waiter disappeared not to be seen again. We flagged down the owner when he finally looked up from his texting requested our check, paid and left. Don't bother.

  • Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Fun New Years Eve at Amaranth”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Amaranth is a favorite restaurant of ours. Great food, great atmosphere, great location, nice but older crowd. Dover sole, Salmon, Halibut all excellent. Salad with avocado and artichoke is delicious. tuna tArtare is wonderful.
New Years eve was a special treat. They didn't hit you up with ridiculous prix fixe menus like so many other restaurants do. Nicely decorated. DJ played wonderful music, age appropriate. A fun time was had by all.

Visited December 2012
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

great european bistro i the the upper east side. food is way above average and always a good crowd. also serves on the late side.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank roaminggourmetthx
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Pine Bush, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Uptown girls this is your place!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

A very bustling little restaurant this is! Excellent service and great ambiance. Waiter brought our water, wine and appetizer right away. Focaccio pizza, I highly recommend this as a starter for the table to split - Delicious! Wonderful fish entres! The salmon and sea scallops are cooked perfectly and decoratively served with lightly seasoned vegis. Looking around this fine establishment one cannot help to notice all the women in this place. This place was packed yet I was the one of the only woman sitting with 2 handsome men ( my husband and his colleague) It must be the preferred place for girls day out. Ladies if you are going with a friend make sure you dress the part or be prepared for the femme fatal stink eye!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Cindy R
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