Italian >Erminia Ristorante
205 E 86th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002840.777871 -73.951726
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Yorkville
2nd year wedding anniversary truly memorable!!!! – My husband and I always walked by it since we live nearby and when I made a reservation I was very excited. My hubby and I went there dressed up, but some people yo could tell are regulars dress down so either way is fine, it is so romantic, there is dark wood and candlesticks on each table. The waiters were very attentive, it was a full house on a Monday night, there were only 2 of them, but they were very attentive, the food was well-cooked and flavorful, you can see the difference between a fine restaurant and say a diner or lower end restaurant. It was a very wonderful experience. The shorter waiter, dont know his name is very jolly and likes to crack a joke, haha, the older one is more dignified,but both gave excellent service, I was truly impressed. This has to be has to be one of the truly best dining experieneces in my life, maybe also because we were celebrating a special occasion. It is not flash or hip, but if you want a cozy place oozing with old world charm and romance, this has to be the best place to come. I loved the dark wood, the farmhouse type feel, the bouquet of flowers and little shrubs of flowers on each table, there were only 12 seats so you could carry a conversation. It is very very intimate, I loved the crocheted laces over the lamps, hubby said it was similar to another restaurant we went to in germany, very oldly worldy.. I fell in love all over again with my handsome husband here. Pricey yes, that's why we saved up for a speciial occasion but less expensive than a fancy restaurant downtown or the midotwn region. I loved, loved loved it!! Will definitely want to go back there again!!!!Best anniversary ever!!!!!!
Rude manager!!!!! – Terrible experience before we even got there. The manager Antonio was rude on the phone and refused to honor a confirmed reservation. Do not go there!!!!!
Romantic Place, Amazing Italian – This is my favorite restaurant in the city! Their Italian dishes literally melt in your mouth they are so good! Have gone here twice and both times were amazing and very romantic. Hoping I get to go again for Valentine's Day :)
Perfect – We stopped in at Erminia one rainy night and what a nice surprise. It's so cozy and beautiful and has the best lighting in NYC!! Everything we ordered was delicious and when I complemented the waiter on the biscotti he brought me a whole plate to take home. I also said I would get the Zabaglione next time and he brought me a little sample to try. I'm sad I waited so long to go but will definitely be going back soon and so should you!! You won't be disappointed. Not a scene, but a nice sweet Italian place to spend a lovely evening.
TERRIBLE SERVICE – I went there for my anniversary and wanted to switch my table and the waiter and manager were nasty arrogant and rude. The tables are SO close that u are ON TOP of the other person. There are SO MANY other great restaurants in the area with service that warrants spending $100 per person. STAY AWAY
What can I say.... – Italian restaurants are always the top, this one expecially!!
good food, added extras onto bill – They ordered 2 extra items to our bill that we never ordered.
We discovered the first, and then after they took that off the bill, we discovered another.
The difference was over $30.
They did nothing to make it better. They weren't even that apologetic.
Good Dinner Spot – This is a good business-dinner spot as well as a special-occassion place. The crowd (both times I've been there) has been a bit stuffy.
It's more of a place to take your parents than to mingle with some eligible bachelors, if you catch my drift. NOT that every meal should be about getting your flirt on rather than chowing down, but you must admit a good ambiance and crowd is in order!
amazing all the way – Amazing food, ambiance and service! this is the MOST romantic place I have ever been to in New York City! Candlesticks, beautiful fresh floral arrangements...so cozy!
Girls- the lighting in here makes us look amazing....
Romantic and pricey but a MUST – like being in some farmhouse north of Rome and feeling as if only you and your special person are there.. Its completly candle light and soft sounds. I was introduced to this place from Shula at newnewyorker com I was so pleased to be there. Yes it was costly but so special and memorable. the food was of top quality. You must be sure to have a reservation. its a tiny place.
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