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Amaranth Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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21 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7222
+1 212-980-6700
12:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amaranth is in my list of top favorites in NY, nice little place with great food, the focaccia is my #1, I totally recommend it.

Thank aragabe
Lake Placid, New York
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We first came to NYC six years ago for CHristmas. That year we arrived late on the 25th and our hotel had stopped serving dinner in the dining room. While out walking our dog we found this restaurant and they were open! My stepson was awed by a couple celebrities and my husband and I really enjoyed the food. My... More 

Thank BB250
New York, United States
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431 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

So many restaurants will wrongly serve you room temperature food that is supposed to be served hot. It's nice to run into this one which does not. The two soups of the day were Lentil and Onion. I chose the Lentil ($11) and thought that it was very good. My main course was the grilled Bronzino ($36) which was very... More 

Thank Harvey M
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance, fabulous flavors, lovely staff. A perfect spot for lunch with friends. Super location if on a shopping excursion on Madison Ave!

Thank kkmhotelie
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visit this restaurant if you have lots of days to be in the city. The servers are nice, the drinks are good, the food is well prepared and the options are the usual pairings- salmon & asparagus, steak and potatoes, pasta and carbonara white sauce, etc. It's a straight forward, get what you've ordered restaurant. If you want something trendy,... More 

Thank FantescaGirl
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place failed for the third time - never going back. Front of house incredibly cold and snooty. Last night our guest arrived on time before us to be told the reservation had been cancelled - we had not answered a confirmation phone call forty minutes before. Finally got a table, but then they added a twenty per cent gratuity... More 

Thank Les H
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I like eating in this restaurant. Full of the locals that live in the area. Great dishes especially the veal. One has to leave room for the flourless chocolate. It is delicious. Fun for people having a birthday...waiters come with sparklers, blast the music to sing an upbeat melody of Happy Birthday.

Thank Merta1900
Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I very much enjoy this excellent restaurant very well located close to Central Park on the upper east side. The food is good and the service kindly and warm. It is surprisingly not a ridiculously priced. Restaurant given its location and Nelo close by is an absolute disgrace the difference between the two in every way is "Chalk and cheese"... More 

Thank Jelswiss
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Excellent atmosphere, attentive, courteous and very professional service. Actually able to have a conversation without being interrupted by overzealous waiters and / or extra loud music.

Thank Albert N
Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch in this classic upper east side restaurant. The food was excellent, the service attentive, but the restaurant was very noisy and the tables a little squeezed in. Difficult to hold a business conversation.

Thank Anders G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 E 62nd St, New York City, NY 10065-7222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-6700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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