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

"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?"

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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.