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Ametller

35 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014 40.733842 -74.001343
at Waverly Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-989-0701 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, French
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Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$14-$18

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

The plate-glass window is as essential to a good café as a generous cup of coffee to linger over. The petite nook Ametller boasts both: Its giant windows face east on a stretch of Christopher Street, letting in loads of sunlight or romantically tinged streetlight gleam. Its coffee is served in Euro-style bowls. The dimly lit, tile-floored room has the requisite old-fashioned vin posters, and the menu is full of croques monsieur and madame. But the Parisian-style setting deceives. Named for the owner’s mother, the restaurant is Catalan—the word “ametller” means “almond tree” in that language—so expect chorizo, wild boar meatballs, and a croque Barcelona chicken sandwich. The salads are spare on ingredients but generous in size, and the rich baked gnocchi with roasted tomatoes and portabellos is like a toothsome, upscale mac and cheese. Though the tiny kitchen and attenuated wait staff can seem easily overwhelmed, it’s as good a spot as any to watch the world go by— and to let it watch you, too.

Recommended Dishes

Ametller baked gnocchi, $14

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