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Amaranth Restaurant

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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had a 5:30 reservation and were seated promptly. We had tickets to a 7:00 p.m. event in the neighborhood and asked to have our check by 6:30 p.m. We made our selection with our time constraints in mind and were served quickly, though we did not feel rushed by our waitstaff at any time. My dinner partner ordered lobster... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped by the outdoor patio for drinks this past weekend and had to go inside the restaurant to hunt down somebody to wait on us - this was after being seated by the maitre'd. We sat for 15 minutes and finally had to go look for a server. After we found somebody it was fine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This fine restaurant is across the street from the club in which we often stay while in NYC. It is very trendy and the food is good. The service the last two times I visited is better than it has been in the past (which was not bad but not memorable). Tables are a little too crowded for my taste.

Thank Dick L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Have been frequenting Amaranth for many many years. It is my 'local" restaurant with a predominately faithfully-loyal neighborhood clientele whom I recognize year after year. Rare gift: consistency, professional service and attention. Also one of the most reasonably priced restaurants in the mid town East side area. It is loud, rambunctious, alive but warm and always friendly. Always, always make... More 

Thank dsquared977
madison, wi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We went to lunch at Amaranth. It was very busy, which probably accounts for the requirement that you have to spend at least $25 per person for lunch. All I wanted was a salad, but I had to order soup also to fulfill that requirement. Food was good, but not great.

Thank sharonjwi

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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
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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Upper East Side
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