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Posted by Jenna on 05/31/2008
my husband and i went here on our date night a few weeks back. we made a reservation for 5.30 when it opened (we thought we would be the only people there - but the 12 or so tables filled up quickly). The food was excellent. The place just adorable and surprising that you go through the door and here is some place so out of the ordinary. I don't think the staff is rude, they were attentive, just a little stiff.
Posted by ec on 03/07/2008
I was looking forward to eat at this restaurant. The food was good but there definitely was an attitude with the service. Since we were first timers, service was not very warm. So no matter how the food is in restaurants, it's really how they make you feel that makes you come back. Too bad.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/15/2007
Erminia is small and makes you feel like you are in a private dining room. Well dressed people, well dressed waiters, very fine food. The tables are well spaced for a small place like this. It's not the kind of place you go with a bunch of loud obnoxious people, it's quiet romantic dining for couples. Very old school New York place.
Posted by Paul on 11/11/2007
I went there Friday night with my wife and another couple after reading the reviews. I expected a small, cozy, romantic Italian restaurant. Two out of four is not what I expected. It is small and Italian. There is nothing romantic or cozy as the tables are very close and they allow people to use cell phones which should be prohibited, especially in fine dining establishments. There are many restaurants in this city that are a lot more romantic where the people at the next table do not feel like they are part of your conversation. The food was good, maybe not the 25 that Zagat gave it but close. The presentation is not special. The waiter acts like he does not want to be bothered rather than like he is there to serve. The wine list is limited but passable. The food was fine. The veal erminia was good. My wife had a fish that was really spicey but did not want to send it back. The deserts were really average.
Posted by Jadel on 10/30/2007
If you're looking fo classic italian food that is delicious, accompanied by a romantic atmosphere, Erminia is just the place to be.The restaurant is very small, seating only about 10 tables, contributing warmth, coziness and romance to the meal. The food is flavorful and delicious without being overly heavy on the stomach. The service was good as well. Erminia is a one of a kind experience in Manhattan, and everyone should try it aat least once.
Posted by anonymous on 09/23/2007
I have always loved this restaurant for special occasions. There isn't another place like it in NYC. Very intimate with only 12 tables, flowers, and candles everywhere. It is the most romantic restaurant. The wine list is exceptional as well, and we had an incredible bottle of Italian wine with our delicious meal. The service and experience were perfect. This is truly only a restaurant for a date. It's not appropriate for a family or business dinner. I highly recommend Erminia for a high end romantic evening.
Posted by light headed on 07/18/2007
This place is simply amazing- there is no where like it in the city. The service really is invisible... although the tables are close together, you feel like you are in a room by yourself. It is also the most romantic place I have ever been in the city. Food is outstanding.... different than your typical italian joint. If you want her to fall in love with you- take her here. worked for me :)