Erminia Ristorante

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1160 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.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and setting.

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

Wonderful cozy dining on great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super cute place but it is very small. Food was amazing no complaints. Very cute ambiance but definitely wouldn’t recommend for a party more than 2.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb. Great food, ambiance and service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and especially loved (in addition to the meal itself) the fact that we were able to sit and sit without being pressured to order or, once we did, to eat quickly. The table was ours for the evening and it was a special one indeed—such a beautiful and cozy gem.

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C
Naples
79 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely, quiet dinner - our last in a 4-day long vacation in New York. The subdued intimacy of this very small restaurant allowed us to unwind and enjoy ourselves tremendously.
The menu is not extensive, but the quality of the food, at some of the most reasonable prices we saw during our stay, and the hospitality of the service staff were both welcome and truly appreciated.

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r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stumbled onto Erminia's with my wife about 7yrs ago and instantly fell in love with this place. It's a small charming European style restaurant near my Comic Strip comedy club. Reservations are a must since there are only 11 tables. If no reservation, give it a try anyway. That's how I first found it. It's a very romantic place that's dimly lit and the food is phenomenal. There's a nice wine list with prices that will suit all budgets including by the glass selections. The service has always been friendly and attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most romantic dinner ever

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AW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our engagement night, it has a been our favourite go to dining spot in NYC for 2 years now and we are never disappointed, simply put the best Italian in the US.

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r
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary dinner

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j
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erminia is amazing, as always. The most romantic restaurant in UES, I think, and the food and service are outstanding. Just like in Italy.

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V
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in an intimate and charming atmosphere

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish. A real treat!

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a
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tables were a little too close. Only one route to the rest room

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B
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Month after month, year after year Bruno and his attentive staff serve wonderful food and wine. Never anything less than terrific!!

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SG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was great here. One of our party had the steak and really enjoyed it. Pasta with vongole also excellent. Service is properly paced and they don’t rush you. This is a great place for dinner with friends as noise level is low.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been going for 30 plus years. Superb!!!
It’s one of the best restaurants in NY.

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CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place would recommend to anyone for a special occasion or romantic dinner

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening of fine food, warm and cozy atmosphere and impeccable service. A great time was had by all!!

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RT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful little jewel of a restaurant, pleasant service, truly excellent food, intimate setting - - wine list was extensive with offerings at various prices. I could understand why it has been named to the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants by Open Table

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G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming wood paneled restaurant with sophisticated continental food. The restaurant has been in this location for many years and still delivers. 5 star in all respects

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Quite. Intimate. Romantic. Delicious!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very lovely night enjoying a yummy meal. Personable staff at a unique spot. Great for a date night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another successful soirée.

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FM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic..Service was excellent! What a great lil restaurant. The atmosphere is very nice. Will be back!!

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RR
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at Erminia!!

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C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! This is a very small, intimate restaurant with lovely ambiance, food and service. The tables are close together but it doesn't matter because it adds to the charm. Make sure you made reservations prior to going.

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CD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to find any faults in this charming restaurant. Attentive professional service, real candles, lovely flowers, excellent preparation of food well priced for its quality. This was my first visit but I will return with friends who like to dine and converse without thumping music and loud noise interference. I would guess fewer than 12 tables so reservations are advised.

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BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great - except for the dessert

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JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious but as many other reviews stated we did feel rushed through our meal.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food and best service I have ever experienced. Cozy romantic spot great for any occasion!

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JB
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An authentic Italian restaurant with about ten tables. Very close and intimate. Not a lot of room to maneuver. Pleasant staff and great food.

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What else is there to say that hasn’t already been sad. Incredible food and atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience- extremely romantic

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fab!! I will go again and recommend to all!!

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EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erminia never disappoints. Every time I visit NY I make a point to come to Erminia. The ragu pasta is to die for. The ambiance and service provide for a great night out.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service from a terrific and pleasant staff. The ambiance is amazing and perfect for a date night!!

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O
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The pasta was outstanding...one of the best I can recall. A beautiful romantic, candle light atmosphere. Suggest you come early...it's quieter...:-) It's on my favorite list. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming waitstaff! Delicious food!

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