Gallery: Amali is the Upper East Side’s Newest and Greenest Mediterrane...

"Katharos" is a Greek word that means pure, clear or clean, and it is a particularly apropos way to sum up Amali, the Upper East Side's newest Mediterranean restaurant. "The food from that region is all about taking humble, fresh ingredients and making the most of what is available," explained owner James Mallios. "I thought the materials used in the space should also reflect that." Just like the rustic, farm-to-table fare served at Amali, the eatery's finishes are minimal in number but masterful in their combined effect. And although the intimate resto has only been open for about a week now, it already has about a thousand tales to tell. We visited Amali this week to hear the stories for ourselves, check out the newly revamped dining room created by architect Caleb Mulvena and, of course, sample the food. Step in for a taste of what we saw and savored.

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  1. Bridgette Meinhold December 2, 2011 at 10:39 am
    I want to go!!
  2. Diane Pham December 2, 2011 at 10:38 am
    omg, i got hungry just looking at the pics.