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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
Great little cozy spot out of the way on the UES. Restaurant is tiny, but has great ambiance and outstanding service. Perfect for a romantic dinner. The food is very good and reasonably priced. They did make one mistake on our order, but corrected it swiftly when pointed out to them with no fuss. I would highly recommend.
Located on Manhattan's Tony East Side, Ermina is worth seeking out. The restaurant is small so consider reservations a must. The service is crisp, the food is good, the room is subdued and is rightly called one of Manhattan's premier romantic restaurants. The wine list is pricey, but it is after all the upper East Side of Manhattan. Not particularly easy to get to via public transportation from the West Side but so worthy of your dining dollar.
The service was wonderful! The staff was attentive and friendly, very available due to the size of the restaurant and constantly engaged. They offered superb recommendations around both the wine menu and the food menu. Could not recommend more for a traditional Italian feel on a romantic night, or really any night you want amazing Italian.
My husband and I had a very nice dinner at Erminia. The restaurant is small and cozy with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Our meal was not rushed with time to rest between courses. The food was excellent. We look forward to going back to Erminia.
Great intimate dining venue on the UES. Classic Roman Italian cuisine served by an obviously professional and knowledgeable staff in the "old school Italian Style". The manager / host made us feel special from the minute we walked in. Our waiter doted over us without being intrusive. He was always there when we wanted something and never there when we didn't want anything! We like to eat late and tend to linger. At no time did we feel rushed as the time approached 11:00pm, which is rare for a UES restaurant. The food was perfect! I had the Branzino. It was meaty, tender and juicy. Filleted completely, (not one bone). Served with vegetables surrounding it, picture perfect! My wife had a regional Roman pasta dish with shrimp and vegetables. It must have been excellent because when I asked her for a taste, it was gone. We ventured out on a cold night to go to Erminia. It was well worth it and we'll certainly go back!
This restaurant is one of the most quaint and romantic areas on the upper Eastside. We chose to go the weekend before Valentine's Day to celebrate the special occasion. Everything was incredibly wonderful. The only thing that I would need to make mention of is that the bread basket was left a bit wanting. (Flacky cracker type instead of a good hearty dipping bread that you usually see in a fine Italian restaurant like this )
Supposedly "real" Rome-style food and "romantic" (for which it has some sort of award). The food is not particularly good Italian food even by NYC (or any other major US metro area), let alone how one can eat in Rome. Lots of cream sauces, limited wine list, and supposedly Jerusalem artichokes that appeared to be just small tough domestic artichokes that were nearly impossible to chew. The ambiance is nice and so are the people running the place, but given how many really good Italian restaurants exist in NYC I cannot fathom why anyone would go out of their way to eat here. I wish I could have given a better review, but there you have it.
My boyfriend and I were in NY for business for only 24 hours. This was the only restaurant we had time to go to. It was quiet, intimate and candle-lit. Very authentic. There were only 10 tables in the restaurant, and the tables were quite small so you sit very close next to your dinner guest. Both server and host had adorable Italian accents. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was romantic. I would recommend for a date night, anniversary, or engagement.
Gosh, we had a really unfortunate experience at Erminia Ristorante.
My boyfriend had heard great things about the restaurant from friends in Milan, Italy so we were excited to go.
The host was really wonderful and the food was great but we had the worst waiter ever. He brought the bread but not the olive oil which is no sin by any means but the waiter was so rude when we requested it.
As my boyfriend picked up his last bite of food and was about to CHEW, the waiter cleared his plate. The waiter then proceed to bring the bill (which was not requested for) within seconds of that. After he dropped the bill, he returned twice, within three minutes of dropping the check, to see if the payment was within the check presenter.
This was really a horrid experience.
The waiter really let this place down.
We went to diner at Erminia, loved the high quality food, the cozy atmosphere and the small number of tables. Very much quiet, excellent service, short but good wine list, but the food is what shines there. Very high quality ingredients prepared in a masterful way, great taste ! and the price tag does not break the bank account.
Enthusiastically recommended !
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