Italian >Erminia Ristorante
205 E 86th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002840.777871 -73.951726
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Yorkville
Romance is in the air – If your looking to romance that special someone this is your place. Not really a first date type of restaurant, but definitely a place you should bring a loved one to enjoy some pasta or steak and maybe a brunello. There's about 7 tables max so make a reservation. The wine list is stellar and the food is outstanding. Service is great considering that you're being served by the owner himself... at least thats what it feels like. You're sure to impress at this small masterpiece, but start saving cause it's gonna cost you.
What an Experience – I loved the place! We got there at 6:30 and were the only couple in the place so I got a little nervous. After 7:10 the place picked up and the atmophere was very enjoyable. The food was excellent and the service was even better. I cannot complain one bit, it was amazing. There is only 12 tables in the entire resturant. Great Experience.....A+
The WORST Customer Service in NYC – I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCE SUCH TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. NOT ONLY WAS MY RESERVATION BUMPED AN HOUR AFTER I HAD MADE THE ORIGINAL TIME, NOT ONE PERSON WAS WILLING TO HELP REMEDY THE SITUATION. WILL NEVER GO BACK, TOO MANY RESTAURANTS IN THIS TOWN TO BE TREATED WITH SUCH DISRESPECT. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR $.
Average food for above average price – The only thing keeping the ratings on this restaurant so high are the probably the loyal customers who haven't bothered to go anywhere else for ITALIAN. With so much competition in NYC, especially SPIGOLO so close by in proximity, ERMINIA falls short of a great ITALIAN experience, with your wallet leaving the most disappointed. While the space is undeniably cozy, and the small atmosphere gives it a very "homey" "old world" feel, unfortunately the food is just average at best, and not what you expect given the high prices.
Perfection!! – This very romantic Italian restaurant is the greatest!! The food is very authentic and tasty. The staff were very warm and gracious. I would stop in if you desire a fabulous meal at a resonable price.
Marvelous Dinning Experience – Erminia's is the best kept secret in Manhatten and Nick and his staff do an excellent job with all the amentities. We have been going to Erminia's for over 10 years and actually were engaged there and it gets better and better each time. Small, cozy and quaint atmosphere with excellent food and superb wine list.
User review by barnrob – Our favorite place in Manhattan. Unbelievably romantic. Don't wait for a special occasion. Nick is the best. Food & Wine are incrediable. NO CELL PHONES PLEASE!
You have to try this one you won't be dissapointed
Great romantic spot! – This place is fantastic!! I went with my husband for my birthday and it was top notch. The food is delicious and the service and atmosphere was wonderful. Don't let the size of the restaurant fool you; great things definitly come in small packages!
Great choice for a romantic dinner. – I took my wife to Erminia for her birthday dinner and wasn't expecting something this good. We loved it! Ambience is incredible and very romantic. Dimmed lights, candles... Food is good and reasonably priced. They have a long list of wines which are pricy but worth the buck. There are only 8-10 tables, so you receive a lot of attention from the waiters, which is good. The Albanian guys (could be the owners of the place) were very friendly (one's name is Nicholas, nice guy). I strongly recommend this restaurants for dates and romantic occasions. Oh, by the way you should definitely make a reservation and don't forget to give yourself enough time to find parking around the restaurant.
Very Romantic – My boyfriend and I shared our anniversary dinner here. It was amazing, the food was fantastic and reasonably priced for what you get, service was great. The ambience was sexy, although it wasn't quite as dark as some of the other reviews stated. Also, it was a bit louder than the other reviews and people were using cell phones! Please don't ruin a good thing--- leave the cell at home or silence it!!! Preserve this unique find!
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