Erminia Ristorante

4.8
1059 reviews
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

CELEBRATE VALENTINE`S DAY AT ERMINIA`S , VOTED MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN NYC
WE WILL HAVE 3 SITTINGS : 5 PM TO 7 PM - 7 PM TO 9 PM- AND 915 TO CLOSE
WITH A PRIX FIXE MENU WITH CHOICES $150 PER PERSON CANCELLATIONS AFTER 4 PM FEB 12 WILL BE CHARGED $100 PER PERSON

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for 20yrs. The food and service are always outstanding and the ambiance is one of the most intimate, romantic in NYC.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for a special occasion; very intimate setting and beautiful ambiance. Great service.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The staff here is always so kind. My girlfriend and I come here from time to time as it's right by our apt. Highly recommend for a date spot or just a nice dinner where there's not blaring noise like most of NYC places. The food and wine is great. You want extra parm cheese on your pasta? The guy will scrape it off the block as long as you want :)

Gentlemen out there, if you're searching for a V-day reservation (it comes sooner than you think!) - this is definitely a solid pick.

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P
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother John, who frequents NYC, put me on this restaurant & I dined there last fri night, 1/11/19.
He remembered how great the tiramisu was from 15 years ago! Just like the reviews say: It is truly the most romantic restaurant I’ve ever been too! Small, dark & cozy (only 12 tables!) with a flower & tapered candle on each table! When was the last time you saw a single tall white tapered candle flickering on tables at a restaurant? The service was friendly & attentive from the minute you walked in the door until you left! Food was amazing, as we shared the Fettuccini Fatte in Casa alla Bolognese & the Filet of Sole & of course the Tiramisu! Would go back in a New York minuet!!

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F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We were all very disappointed with the food. The crab cakes special were mostly potato. The chicken and sausage had very little flavor. The shrimp scampi had almost no sauce (where was the scampi?) and came only some greens and mushrooms. The plate looked half empty. We have had good meals here in the past, but this was just too mediocre for the price or any price. There are too many restaurants in NYC to waste money here. The pleasant service and did not make up for a lackluster meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine was amazing. Staff was incredibly hospitable and friendly. Will be returning!

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TB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a cosy setting with exceptional service tucked away on E 83rd St!

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IO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Erminia is a lovely, romantic, cozy restaurant with delicious food and great service. It is our favorite restaurant for Northern Italian cuisine.

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HF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made me feel like I’ve been dining with them forever

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AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were very excited to go to Erminia on New Years Eve. It was a massive disappointment. Starting with the staff who were not at all friendly or festive, the food was rushed to the table, clearly pre cooked, and so ordinary at the very best. For the cost of the dinner (and I understand NYE can be a dumb rip off) I would have expected a little flair of some sort, ie a free glass of champagne, an amuse bouche, a plate of cookies. Only poor food and "would you like pepper."

Staying home in the future.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tolles Restaurant mit legga Essen und großartigen Service

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in NYC!
Food is always good, staff is great.

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DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I really say how it is, too many people will come and I’ll never get a table. So let’s just say, perfect for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing thank you!

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I loved the no cell phone policy. Very quaint; I think there were only about 10 tables. The staff was very welcoming and friendly.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would recommend Erminia restaurant, the food is great, cozy and the service is great, thanks I really enjoy dining there with my family, it was a very delitfull and pleacent evening, I rated 4 ⭐️ 👍

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were all perfect!

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Absolutely charming place but an uninspiring menu only adequately prepared. A bit on the crowded side.

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DI
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best
We were running very late from a show
We called and they were so gracious
We can’t wait to go back
True gem!

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FA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was right out of a movie; certainly a dining experience for the books. A smaller restaurant in size, however the ambiance was wonderful and very romantic - low lighting and a candle lit at every table. The Maître d' and the rest of the staff provided excellent service, and I very much appreciated the authentic Italian cuisine. For dinner I had the pasta special, a spaghetti dish with lobster and jumbo shrimp, and my girlfriend had lamb-chops, which we both thought were terrific. The creme brulee dessert was delicious as well. I definitely plan on venturing back there again. Grazie per tutti.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night overall!!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic atmosphere. I especially loved the no phones sign on the wall. Got a corner table that was intimate and perfect. I had written on open table that it was our anniversary so they put a candle in our dessert and wished us a happy anniversary. Amazing service, delicious food, great ambiance. Highly recommend !

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DT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing-had a 7:30 reservation and was told we would have to wait 30 minutes-there is NO PLACE TO WAIT! We have been there before and loved it but this was not right-we left and went elsewhere
They need to allow more dining time so reservations can be scheduled correctly and honored

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like we were back in Italy. Impeccable service & highest quality food.

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n
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Erminia is a lovely intimate restaurant with expert service. My husband and have dined here numerous times over the years and we always enjoy the food. This time we found their Christmas touches add to the holiday cheer of good wines and good food. Buccatini almatrissiana is excellent. Their caesar salad is delicious with a dressing that is spot on without being overly heavy. Dessert of cannoli was also delicious with light crispy shells. We will return.

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MI
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and it was a perfect choice.vert attentive service, delicious food, romantic setting.Prices are high but not out of sight. Had a lovely dinner.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar cuisine !! Best cannoli I ever had ... and I’ve had many .
Veal & pasta delicious too !

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EL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful small place. Very romantic. Had one of the best pasta dishes I ever had

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is magical!

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JK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was our second time visiting. My wife and I love the cozy and intimate ambiance of this restaurant especially with its holiday decorations. The food however was uneven. My wife really enjoyed her fennel salad and sole entree. I thought the spinach ravioli was a bit over cooked and the shrimp in my Scampi was a rubbery. Service was professional but not friendly.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real Italian restaurant with a small menu, but every thing we ordered was delicious. The appetizers and entrees were excellent and were good size portions. The Italian speaking waiters added to the quiet elegance of this small intimate restaurant which is only open for dinner.

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N
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was on a Saturday night. Very busy and loud!!
Food was disappointing compared to my previous visits. I had veal I would stick to pasta if I go back

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s
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Crowded loud rushed

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Won’t be my last. Already planning to propose there.

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n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfetto per una serata intima, o anche per una cena tranquilla con famiglia ed amici.
locale accogliente, servizio ottimo e personale molto carino.
Cibo ottimo.
Una sorpresa

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Erminia. It is one restaurant where you can truly relax and enjoy great food. The staff and service are excellent. In one way it feels like you are going back in time to a quieter gentler era and on the other hand the food is very fresh, current and delicious. One of our favorites!

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Welcoming attentive and helpful staff. Cosy feel, but enough space. Highly recommended

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RC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

For an intimate sized room, we were surprised to be seated next to a table for a large group. They were quite exuberant, which didn't really go with the "romantic" ambiance the restaurant is known for. It also made conversation with my companion very difficult. I cannot fault the food or service, it just wasn't the experience I was expecting.

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PY
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, wine and service.

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D
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint and very good food. Serve CR was great too

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