6. Amali (Upper East Side)

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The word “Amali” was historically used to refer to modern day Greece, Italy, and Turkey. As such, the restaurant on 115 E 60th Street focuses on sustainable cooking to create Mediterranean dishes that emphasizes vegetables, olive oil, fish and grains. Its menu changes frequently so guests will be able to try new things every time they visit.

Amali has an artisanal cheese and salumi selection to try alongside signature wines (there’s about 400 options to choose from)! The restaurant itself occupies a small narrow space with a relaxed vibe to transport patrons away from the hustle of city living.