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Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2013
Amir's has recently undergone a renovation and updated their menu, which is quite reasonably priced. The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent. My kids love the beignets (french doughnuts) and there are plenty of healthy options for vegetarians as well. It is a great fast take-out option for students and families in the neighborhood.
Posted by UWS Food Junkie on 02/05/2013
Went to go pick up some falafel with a few friends. After sampling some Mac n cheese and chicken tenders we ended up staying. We ordered a whole chicken w four sides and some tenders w a sweet glaze. The chicken was nice and moist, apparently all-natural. we decided on getting the falafel as one of our sides options which is always good at Amir's now "Amir's Grill". Oh and they have $4 beers on draft and they are all local micro brews. Can't beat that! My only complaint was that it was a little bright but I guess it's fast food so it can be overlooked. Service was good the owner or manager came over to make sure we were enjoying our meal and offered dessert. Stopping in at Amir's Grill best decision ever!
Posted by Julie Infante on 01/30/2013
My office ordered food for the first time and we didn't like the food, the hand cut fries came mushed andwere soggy. It tasted like the oil wasnt fresh, the chicken tenders were hard as if they were over cooked. My other coworker said her chicken tasted like too much lime she ordered Schwarma chicken. We will never order from here again. What bother even more is its pricey. We get better food from the food cart across the street from St Lukes Hospital. Good luck ordering from here!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/22/2012
One of the best middle Eastern joints in the city
Posted by Savannah on 06/30/2011
Amir's is a quick and easy restaurant to go to if you're in search of a meal that is both healthy and affordable. You get a lot of food for your money and it's always delicious. If you're a fan of hummus, falafel, or anything in a pita this is the place to go. The servers are friendly and helpful. I'd especially recommend either the burrito or the hummus bowl.
Posted by Not-a-Foodie on 04/22/2011
Title of my review pretty much sums things up. I went to Amir's recently as I was working in the neighborhood. I wasn't able to take lunch until 2:30, at which point I was extremely hungry and a well-prepared PB&J sandwich would have probably made me very happy. Unfortunately my lunch at Amir's was just awful from start to finish. I ordered the Morocco platter. Let's start w/ the couscous. Not much to say other than it was the most bland and uninteresting couscous I have every eaten. No redeeming quality whatsoever. I'm not a chef, but how hard can it be to make an acceptable couscous?? Apparently well beyond their capabilities at Amirs. As far as the boiled zucchini, potatoes, string beans, and carrots go, here's a hint, guys! Don't boil them for over 60 minutes! I could not believe how devoid of any flavor the vegetables were. And of course no texture whatsoever, since they were boiled well beyond their ideal cooking time. I was also in the mood for some fresh juice, so I ordered a fresh squeezed carrot & beet juice for $3.50. And somehow even this tasted unlike any other carrot & beet juice I've ever had, and NOT in a good way. How does that happen?!? In conclusion I will say that there are plenty of good places in get middle-eastern food in NYC, including several good options in UWS/Morningside. Amirs, sadly is definitely not one of them. I almost never write reviews, but felt compelled in this case. And I don't feel bad writing such a negative review nor am I concerned that it will hurt their business. They are right across the street from Columbia University and thus will always have hundreds of willing customers everyday. However, I strongly recommend that you not be one of them.
Posted by Linda S. on 10/03/2010
I had to pick a lunch place to deliver to a meeting at Columbia U. Someone from the neighborhood recommended Amir's. The brothers that run the place could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Folks at the meeting were from all over NYS, but everybody loved the food. We had falafel pitas and wraps and toasted chicken wraps. The owners recommended getting sauce on the side since it was a delivery of a large order (8 of us) and that worked out perfectly. Everything was fabulous! I highly recommend Amir's.