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About Erminia Ristorante
Erminia, opened in 1982, is New York City’s most romantic restaurant. Obtaining some of the Zagat Survey’s most highly rated scores for food, service and décor each year, the Roman influenced Italian food is second to none on the Upper East Side. Forbes Magazine twice selected Erminia as its number one Top Pick for food. Most diners agree that the original concoctions prepared here will win the hearts of all those who come to experience the fare. The Swiss Alps cabin-like atmosphere accents the rustic feel at Erminia.
New York, NY 10020
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:45pm
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering is available.
4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Private events can be held at the restaurant for up to 30 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Bruno : (212) 879-4284
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wine
Erminia Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
The service was attentive right from the start. Our server was honest and gave great suggestions - he even suggested a lower cost item because he said it was his favorite - and it did not disappoint. I had a delicious pasta dish with pancetta and my husband had an amazing steak. Even his potatoes were impressively seasoned and delicious. It was our anniversary, and I thought it was a great spot for a romantic, authentic Italian meal. The tiramisu (which I have had elsewhere a million times) was the best I've ever had. They make all desserts in-house and it was a very impressive one. We would definitely go back!
When I made the reservation through Open Table, one of the questions was whether the dinner was celebrating an occasion. I noted that it was for an anniversary, but didn't think about it. My husband and I were so touched when our desserts were brought to the table with a candle, and we were wished a happy anniversary. This is just one of the reasons we have always loved Erminia and will continue to return!
This is a small, pretty Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side. The food was fine but nothing special. The ambiance is quite nice and the service attentive. You can actually hold a conversation with the people at your table and the tables are spaced apart.
Overall lovely experience. The service is very gracious and the food was very good. The ricotta cheesecake was a nice surprise. - Served warm with a wonderful lemon tang. The one disappointment was the tomatoes in the salad. It is August and I expected wonderful local tomatoes. These were cold and tasted store bought.
I would return.
This is NYC there are hundreds and hundreds of restaurants to choose; don't choose this one! Its supposed to be QUIET and Romantic, yet before we received our entrees the host sat a raucous group of six right next to us. The place was empty. We were the only two and they let in this loud drunk crowd who were doing shots and using the most disgusting language imaginable. I complained to the owner and his response was YES. I KNOW...SORRY! The place wants to maintain such a quiet "ambience" that they have signs up stating NO CELL PHONES...which is great. However, they let in this crowd and never once did the host or owner approach them and ask them to quiet down or leave. Absolutely infuriating! They are all about the buck. I'm a life long UES resident and I've been everywhere and never gone here before because friends and neighbors would complain about the staffs attitude. A first and the last. They just don't care. You would think that since our night was ruined that they would have tried something like buying us a drink/dessert? NO, another sign of poor management. They must be paying someone to give them such fabulous reviews. Terrible experience...my pasta dish was no different than what I get at my local pizzeria for $7.00! Save your money and go elsewhere!
It's one of my all time favorite restaurants. Feels like I'm in Rome in someone's house. It's pretty small and cozy but the food is exceptional and I really like all the servers. They're warm and friendly without being overbearing. It's a special place, where nothing is "commercial" about it
The food was beyond amazing. The place is about the size of a closet and the lighting was extremely dim but I would go back every day if I could. I've never had food this good in my life seriously. Wouldn't recommend elderly people going here because of how dark it is inside, perfect for tables of 2. Definitely will be going back.
I ordered a chicken dish with eggplant and fontina cheese. The serving size was very small and the chicken was dry and tasteless. The dish was so overdone that the cheese dried out! When I told the waiter that the chicken was dry he said thank you and walked away. This restaurant is overpriced and the food uninspired.
Wonderful UES restaurant tucked back away from busy 2nd Avenue. Quaint and quiet with just a dozen tables (+/-). Exceptional service and delicious food prepared perfectly. Great wine list and house made desserts. Any restaurant that has been in business for 37 years is testament to one of two things only. Cheap and fast food prepared quickly or a restaurant that creates a memorable dining experience. Erminia Ristorante is solidly positioned in the latter. Enjoy!
We loved Erminia and regret waiting 4 years after we moved to the neighborhood to try it. We went early on a Saturday and enjoyed a delicious, friendly and intimate dinner. Everything was very good but my bucatini all'amatriciana was extra fantastic and we had a lamb milanese special that really impressed us. The panna cotta was refreshing along with some expert espresso and a mighty grappa. We definitely want to go back!
Yes, it is a very romantic restaurant! For some that alone might be enough, but even if romance is not on your mine Erimina is worth. The visit. The food was expensive but worth the price. Excellent choices and well prepared. The service was attentive without hovering. They were friendly and informative and made the dining experience very pleasurable. Oh, and did I say it was romantic!
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