What the old restaurant looked like – white tablecloths and all.
“The chairs are from the old restaurant and used to be a cherry mahogany with sort of a tacky faux leather,” explained Mulvena. “These guys [the dishwashers and waitstaff] actually learned how to upholster and my neighbor, who did the plaster on the walls, even taught them how to pour the plaster. I think it speaks to that concept of ‘teach a man to fish rather than just give him a fish,’ you know?”
But Amali’s interior isn’t the only thing that’s sustainable about it. Despite delivering an authentic Mediterranean dining experience, the food is from local purveyors in the tri-state area who practice responsible farming. So what did we have? Check out all of the mouth-watering photos as well as descriptions and prices in our gallery.
Amali is located in NYC at 115 East 60th Street (between Park and Lexington). For reservations, call 212.339.8363 or visit: http://amalinyc.com/menu