Amma

★★★★★
  • 246 E 51st St 2

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: nr. Second Ave.

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  • 212-644-8330

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I went here last night and was pleased to see that they still had a Restaurant Week menu. The atmosphere is amazing, the waiting staff was very fun and friendly and the food was GREAT! I plan on returning here in the near future

3
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I went here last night and was pleased to see that they still had a Restaurant Week menu. The atmosphere is amazing, the waiting staff was very fun and friendly and the food was GREAT! I plan on returning here in the near future

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I have celiac disease so that means I cannot eat any food that has gluten (wheat, rye, barley, soy sauce, etc). I had always loved Amma's lunch menu, but was nervous about explaining my restrictions. They were so accommodating and made

3
★★★★★

I have celiac disease so that means I cannot eat any food that has gluten (wheat, rye, barley, soy sauce, etc). I had always loved Amma's lunch menu, but was nervous about explaining my restrictions. They were so accommodating and made

Pros: Accommodating, very nice people

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We went to Amma thinking it would be a jewel we can visit on a regular basis. We ordered some okra and chicken tikka masala with naan and basmati rice. The okra came in the style of shoe string fries and tasted like grass. Most Indian

3
★★★★★

We went to Amma thinking it would be a jewel we can visit on a regular basis. We ordered some okra and chicken tikka masala with naan and basmati rice. The okra came in the style of shoe string fries and tasted like grass. Most Indian

Cons: Bad Food Quality with No Taste and Worse Service to Indians

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We made a reservation at Amma during Restaurant Week. That said, we knew going into it not to have high expectations....boy, were we blown away by not only the food but the stellar, attentive service!\r
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We started with the Tomato Rasam

3
★★★★★

We made a reservation at Amma during Restaurant Week. That said, we knew going into it not to have high expectations....boy, were we blown away by not only the food but the stellar, attentive service!\r
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We started with the Tomato Rasam

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went there today for lunch for restaurant week and the food was seriously AMAZING! I don't usually write reviews but the food was just that good. Me and the bf decided to take full advantage of restaurant week and this was the 3rd

3
★★★★★

went there today for lunch for restaurant week and the food was seriously AMAZING! I don't usually write reviews but the food was just that good. Me and the bf decided to take full advantage of restaurant week and this was the 3rd

Pros: amazing food, nice decor & ambience, prompt & friendly service

Cons: noneee!

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the food is awesome. the wine service is very attentive. the way the wine person choose the wine for you feels like he is taking care of you..doesnot feel like he is trying to sell hi wine.. he recommended a very good reserve wine for us.

3
★★★★★

the food is awesome. the wine service is very attentive. the way the wine person choose the wine for you feels like he is taking care of you..doesnot feel like he is trying to sell hi wine.. he recommended a very good reserve wine for us.

Pros: restaurant size

Cons: busy place

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yesterday, we 4 friends planned to go to dine at Amma restaurent. place is little small. the food is little different from what other indian restaurent serve. the wine selection and the wine service was above the expectation. above all we

3
★★★★★

yesterday, we 4 friends planned to go to dine at Amma restaurent. place is little small. the food is little different from what other indian restaurent serve. the wine selection and the wine service was above the expectation. above all we

Pros: very homely service

Cons: little small place

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Read rave reviews and picked this place for dinner with colleagues. Smallest restaurant I have ever been to. They could not give decent table for a modest party of 6. Service was all talk and no substance. Even talk was gibberish and very

3
★★★★★

Read rave reviews and picked this place for dinner with colleagues. Smallest restaurant I have ever been to. They could not give decent table for a modest party of 6. Service was all talk and no substance. Even talk was gibberish and very

Pros: Hard to come up with

Cons: Small sitting area, crowded, loud, poor service, poor food, high priced

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If your in the mood for good food and lots of spice, check this place out. Although a little pricy, considering everything I was more than satisfied. The service is extremely friendly, and don't be afraid to ask for reccomendations. I had

3
★★★★★

If your in the mood for good food and lots of spice, check this place out. Although a little pricy, considering everything I was more than satisfied. The service is extremely friendly, and don't be afraid to ask for reccomendations. I had

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Loud and small

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Amazing food and customer service. My husband and I dined at Amma for my birthday and were very well taken care of by the staff. We were served a house appetizer as well as one that we ordered. I had the Butter Chicken and my husband had

3
★★★★★

Amazing food and customer service. My husband and I dined at Amma for my birthday and were very well taken care of by the staff. We were served a house appetizer as well as one that we ordered. I had the Butter Chicken and my husband had

Pros: great customer service. friendly staff. mouth-watering food

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This place is just bad. I was taken here on a date so I don't know about the pricing, but the food is not very good at all. I'm Indian so I know what good Indian food should taste like and this definitely is not it. Save your time and

3
★★★★★

This place is just bad. I was taken here on a date so I don't know about the pricing, but the food is not very good at all. I'm Indian so I know what good Indian food should taste like and this definitely is not it. Save your time and

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Most of the reviews that I read did not give this place a good rating but I did not experience any rudeness of any kind and the staff was quite delightful and I enjoyed my meal of grilled salmon cake and the chicken tikka masala.

3
★★★☆☆

Most of the reviews that I read did not give this place a good rating but I did not experience any rudeness of any kind and the staff was quite delightful and I enjoyed my meal of grilled salmon cake and the chicken tikka masala.

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overhyped overpriced overcrowed \r
dont understand whats the fuss is about amma?? i went there n had the worst experience. had to wait 45 even we had reservations. i brought a special friend who had to stand as no chair was available. very

3
★★★★★

overhyped overpriced overcrowed \r
dont understand whats the fuss is about amma?? i went there n had the worst experience. had to wait 45 even we had reservations. i brought a special friend who had to stand as no chair was available. very

Pros: cant think of one

Cons: overcrowed, very noisy, tiny portions, very pricey

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My boyfriend and I had anniversary dinner reservations. On the day of the dinner, the restaurant called and left us a message informing us that they decided to rent the space out to a private party, but that we could stop by for lunch

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My boyfriend and I had anniversary dinner reservations. On the day of the dinner, the restaurant called and left us a message informing us that they decided to rent the space out to a private party, but that we could stop by for lunch

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We have visited this restaurant couple of times now. But our latest visit was totally disappointing to say the least. We had made reservations for Xmas day dinner and we had our 5 yr old with us. We needed a earlier time, so we called and

3
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We have visited this restaurant couple of times now. But our latest visit was totally disappointing to say the least. We had made reservations for Xmas day dinner and we had our 5 yr old with us. We needed a earlier time, so we called and

Pros: unique indian food

Cons: poor service, small place and poorly placed tables

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The food is fantastic. Unlike many Indian restaurants where fusion means - changing the entire flavor of the indian dish - here at Amma they maintain the flavor as it is. If I think back, there wasnt any item that I havent had before, but

3
★★★★★

The food is fantastic. Unlike many Indian restaurants where fusion means - changing the entire flavor of the indian dish - here at Amma they maintain the flavor as it is. If I think back, there wasnt any item that I havent had before, but

Pros: Good food and ambiance

Cons: The full course menu is available only before 9pm

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Have ordered dinner for delivery from here and was very satisfied. the chicken curry I had was very flavorful and the rice was fluffy. The lamb, garlic, and vegetable naan were all hot, fresh, and fluffy. The only downside to the meal was

3
★★★★★

Have ordered dinner for delivery from here and was very satisfied. the chicken curry I had was very flavorful and the rice was fluffy. The lamb, garlic, and vegetable naan were all hot, fresh, and fluffy. The only downside to the meal was

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Having heard so much from family and friends in Westchester county. We finally made it to Amma. \r
The day we made the reservation was a Wine pairing dinner evening It was love at first sight. The food was exellent. The choice of

3
★★★★★

Having heard so much from family and friends in Westchester county. We finally made it to Amma. \r
The day we made the reservation was a Wine pairing dinner evening It was love at first sight. The food was exellent. The choice of

Pros: Food, wine and the staff

Cons: Samll dining area but romantic

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I am Indian, and I have tried many Indian places in NY. I went to Amma after a friend recommended it. The food was absolutely horrible! And their prices are very high - they actually think that they can get away with charging such prices

3
★★★★★

I am Indian, and I have tried many Indian places in NY. I went to Amma after a friend recommended it. The food was absolutely horrible! And their prices are very high - they actually think that they can get away with charging such prices

Pros: Romantic ambience

Cons: Terrible food, Average service

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my first time here was with my gf for our 12 month anniversary.
so i thought why not change it up a bit. Place was loud, not very romantic,
food was 2.5/5 service was 3/5. but still my date was bad

3
★★★★★

my first time here was with my gf for our 12 month anniversary.
so i thought why not change it up a bit. Place was loud, not very romantic,
food was 2.5/5 service was 3/5. but still my date was bad

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ok its easy...
cold food
VERY!!! slow service
Price is to high

3
★★★★★

ok its easy...
cold food
VERY!!! slow service
Price is to high

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I'll keep this short. Amma is nothing special. The two star chefs left quite some time ago to open their own place. I ate here a week ago and found most dishes average at best and too expensive. Will not be back.

3
★★★★★

I'll keep this short. Amma is nothing special. The two star chefs left quite some time ago to open their own place. I ate here a week ago and found most dishes average at best and too expensive. Will not be back.

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Amma has the worst value for money I have experienced in NYC over the past 2 years.
The food is o.k., but not any better than what you get at a good neighborhood restaurant. But for whatever reason, prices are about twice as high. It

3
★★★★★

Amma has the worst value for money I have experienced in NYC over the past 2 years.
The food is o.k., but not any better than what you get at a good neighborhood restaurant. But for whatever reason, prices are about twice as high. It

Pros: Food solid

Cons: Bad value, Cramped, Service

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The only good part of this place was a candlelight on the table. This has a very cramped setting. The menu is limited. Food quality - particularly, non-veg is bad. Good item was a Bhindi (Okra) item. Spend more than $110 for two and was

3
★★★★★

The only good part of this place was a candlelight on the table. This has a very cramped setting. The menu is limited. Food quality - particularly, non-veg is bad. Good item was a Bhindi (Okra) item. Spend more than $110 for two and was

Cons: Food, Expensive, Crowded

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Once I found this place, it's the first place I think of when I think of Indian food. It is very well prepared and served tastefully. The mix of dishes is great and our waiter has always made great suggestions. We really felt cared for.

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Once I found this place, it's the first place I think of when I think of Indian food. It is very well prepared and served tastefully. The mix of dishes is great and our waiter has always made great suggestions. We really felt cared for.

Pros: Taste, Service, Consistent

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We have looked for a long time for a good indian restaurant in NYC. And finally we've found one !! Everything is great - very friendly people, good explanantions to the food, very authentic flavours from various regions. Suggestions were

3
★★★★★

We have looked for a long time for a good indian restaurant in NYC. And finally we've found one !! Everything is great - very friendly people, good explanantions to the food, very authentic flavours from various regions. Suggestions were

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Knowledgable

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First off, let me just say that this is the first restaurant i've been to that made me open a citysearch acct just to write a review. we got there an hour later than our reservation on a saturday night and they seated us immediately. my

3
★★★★★

First off, let me just say that this is the first restaurant i've been to that made me open a citysearch acct just to write a review. we got there an hour later than our reservation on a saturday night and they seated us immediately. my

Pros: EVERYTHING!!

Cons: none!!

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The Food was awesome. The decore was very pleasant and the service was great!!

3
★★★★★

The Food was awesome. The decore was very pleasant and the service was great!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Food, Great Service

Cons: Seating Limited

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I grew up in Edison, NJ.. so I've had lots of great Indian food. But Amma takes it to a whole new level! The grilled lamb chops and the apricot stuffed lamb fillets are both absolutely AMAZING. At an unbeatable price too. We can't wait

3
★★★★★

I grew up in Edison, NJ.. so I've had lots of great Indian food. But Amma takes it to a whole new level! The grilled lamb chops and the apricot stuffed lamb fillets are both absolutely AMAZING. At an unbeatable price too. We can't wait

Pros: taste, price

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Amma is a very welcome change to the other Indian restuarants in the city. My wife and I are regulars. Its also one of the few Indian places where we spotted Indian celebraties like sarod master Ustab Amjad Ali Khan!! Would highly

3
★★★★★

Amma is a very welcome change to the other Indian restuarants in the city. My wife and I are regulars. Its also one of the few Indian places where we spotted Indian celebraties like sarod master Ustab Amjad Ali Khan!! Would highly

Pros: service, food

Cons: not great for groups

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The menu is innovative and features more than just the usual dishes and the food is tasty. The staff is a little inexpereinced but makes up for it by being very sweet. I wish they would ay more Indian music...western music takes away from

3
★★★★★

The menu is innovative and features more than just the usual dishes and the food is tasty. The staff is a little inexpereinced but makes up for it by being very sweet. I wish they would ay more Indian music...western music takes away from

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My boyfriend and I each had the tasting menus, which were fantastic. The waitstaff was pleasant, helpful, and attentive. The restaurant is cozy and warm and very clean.

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I each had the tasting menus, which were fantastic. The waitstaff was pleasant, helpful, and attentive. The restaurant is cozy and warm and very clean.

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To be honest, I don't know a lot about Indian food apart from having a general liking of curries and spicy things. We found dining here to be enjoyable - the service was polite and the food was commendable.

3
★★★★★

To be honest, I don't know a lot about Indian food apart from having a general liking of curries and spicy things. We found dining here to be enjoyable - the service was polite and the food was commendable.

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The food was alright but not excellent. A bit pricey for such a tiny restaurant. Everything was average.

3
★★★★★

The food was alright but not excellent. A bit pricey for such a tiny restaurant. Everything was average.

Pros: food was alright

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Ok the word Amma means Mom in South India so I thought this would have a nice motherly indian twist with a fushion flare. Well it so happened to turnout to be a total sell out to the "non indian" "non food lover" crowd. Sure it's

3
★★★★★

Ok the word Amma means Mom in South India so I thought this would have a nice motherly indian twist with a fushion flare. Well it so happened to turnout to be a total sell out to the "non indian" "non food lover" crowd. Sure it's

Pros: Different, South Indian, Decent Wine List

Cons: , Nothing Special, Bland

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We hadn't had Indian food for awhile and we stumbled onto Amma while walking through our neighborhood. What a find! The place is pretty, very comfortable and the service is first-rate! And, the food? Outstanding! Everything was fresh,

3
★★★★★

We hadn't had Indian food for awhile and we stumbled onto Amma while walking through our neighborhood. What a find! The place is pretty, very comfortable and the service is first-rate! And, the food? Outstanding! Everything was fresh,

Pros: Great tastes!, Outstanding service!

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I went to Amma a few days ago because a friend recommended it to me. I'm glad that I decided to go. absolutely loved the tasting menu. Not only did I feel satisfide with the amount of food, but the way the food was brought to the table

3
★★★★★

I went to Amma a few days ago because a friend recommended it to me. I'm glad that I decided to go. absolutely loved the tasting menu. Not only did I feel satisfide with the amount of food, but the way the food was brought to the table

Pros: look above

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being indian i am very picky about finding good quality food... the menu at amma certainly piqued my curiousity as it is devoid of the typical chicken vindaloo and instead has the more interesting regional variations.. the rice choices

3
★★★★★

being indian i am very picky about finding good quality food... the menu at amma certainly piqued my curiousity as it is devoid of the typical chicken vindaloo and instead has the more interesting regional variations.. the rice choices

Pros: interesting menu

Cons: arrogant staff

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The food, wine pairings, the attentive service, the charming & self effacing chefs/owners were a surprising treat in the world of Indian restaurants.
The tasting menu was fantastic. "Dynamite" as I had heard on NPR.
Try Amma, it will win

3
★★★★★

The food, wine pairings, the attentive service, the charming & self effacing chefs/owners were a surprising treat in the world of Indian restaurants.
The tasting menu was fantastic. "Dynamite" as I had heard on NPR.
Try Amma, it will win

Pros: Food, Chef, Wine Steward

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My husband and I tried the 8-course tasting menu with wine pairing. He did the vegetarian and I did the non-vegetarian. The meal was Indian food that we have never had before: sophisticated, elegant and healthy. It's definitely a

3
★★★★★

My husband and I tried the 8-course tasting menu with wine pairing. He did the vegetarian and I did the non-vegetarian. The meal was Indian food that we have never had before: sophisticated, elegant and healthy. It's definitely a

Pros: sophisticated fare, quiet and romantic , cozy

Cons: "too eager" waiters, hard to find entrance

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My meal at Amma has now taken the lead as my all-time favorite culinary event. My friends and I spent 4+ hours partaking of the flavorful tasting menu. Not only was the food mind-numbingly delicious, but the wine parings were perfect! I

3
★★★★★

My meal at Amma has now taken the lead as my all-time favorite culinary event. My friends and I spent 4+ hours partaking of the flavorful tasting menu. Not only was the food mind-numbingly delicious, but the wine parings were perfect! I

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The experience was superb, surprising, unexpected, overwhelming, alas fattening.
Reviews had us expecting miracles, but still, we expected less.
Course after course, the chefs impressed us and kept our interest alive, even as our bellies

3
★★★★★

The experience was superb, surprising, unexpected, overwhelming, alas fattening.
Reviews had us expecting miracles, but still, we expected less.
Course after course, the chefs impressed us and kept our interest alive, even as our bellies

Pros: Food, Tasting Menu/Wines, Dessers

Cons: chatchkas, location, music

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Tasting - Passage to India
will try again. large with variety. not tiring/tedious like degusatation menus can be.

Food- fresh, authentic with flair

Sommelier - a pleasant surpise, voide of usual ceremony and fuss. limited, well chosen

3
★★★★★

Tasting - Passage to India
will try again. large with variety. not tiring/tedious like degusatation menus can be.

Food- fresh, authentic with flair

Sommelier - a pleasant surpise, voide of usual ceremony and fuss. limited, well chosen

Pros: Look Above, FOOD, Wine

Cons: Look Above, Music, Sculptures

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Thanks to Gael Greene (NY Mag) and Citysearch for leading us to this unexpected Indian treasure.
The tasting menu puts others offered at higher prices to shame.
Pairings of tastes, textures and spices surprise with each course.
Portions

3
★★★★★

Thanks to Gael Greene (NY Mag) and Citysearch for leading us to this unexpected Indian treasure.
The tasting menu puts others offered at higher prices to shame.
Pairings of tastes, textures and spices surprise with each course.
Portions

Pros: Attentive service, Fresh flavors, Delicious food

Cons: Not enough seats

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I seriously havent been to another Indian restaraunt that can match the quality of service, food, and atmosphere that Amma has. I am a life long fan of this restaraunt and wish it much success.

3
★★★★★

I seriously havent been to another Indian restaraunt that can match the quality of service, food, and atmosphere that Amma has. I am a life long fan of this restaraunt and wish it much success.

Pros: great food, authentic food, good variety

Editorial from

This Midtown Indian restaurant, the name of which means "mother" in many languages, hopes to nurture diners with its comforting subcontinental fare. It may not be a place to find the usual vindaloo dishes, but you may well begin with idly…

 

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