The most undervalued asset in most restaurants is their labor force.
At Amali, it is our most valuable asset. Our team is - in most ways - who we are. It is because of our team's work that we received several accolades, such as inclusion in Wine Enthusiast’s Best 100 Wine Restaurants in America. We are a High Road employer, a member of RAISE, a Best for NYC awardee, and Slow Food Certified.
More importantly, we strive to value sustainability not just as principle for food, but as a guiding principle for how we treat one another. To us, a desire to learn, personal ambition and a positive attitude are as important as experience.
We offer paid vacation, paid paternity/maternity leave, health care benefits, opportunities for promotions to other positions within our restaurants, and continuing education reimbursement/travel. Hosts start between $13-15 per hour and are eligible to participate in the tip pool which will increase the total compensation to approximately $17-20 per hour.
To learn more about us, visit amalimounyc.com, amalinyc.com or sopranyc.com.
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Whether it was James Beard’s favorite bistro (La Gaulois, 1978), Andy Warhol and Keith Haring riding a motorcycle into the dining room (Il Cantinori, 1984), the first three star Greek restaurant in New York (New York Times, Periyali, 1992) or one of the leading sustainable restaurants in the nation and a mainstay of the Eater 38 (Amali, 2011) we have remained critically and media relevant for forty years and across five decades.
Amali is a sustainable Mediterranean restaurant located on the Upper East Side. Our commitment to sustainable practices has been praised by the New York Times, Time Magazine, Department of Labor and The White House. Amali is recognized by the Slow Food Society's Snail of Approval, REAL Certification, and Highroad Certification. Amali is a Best For NYC Corporation and was recently honored by the Ford Foundation and the Restaurant Health Care Worker’s Cooperative for its’ commitment to sustainable business practices.
Opened in Water Mill during the Spring of 2017, Calissa restaurant fuses the spirit of Mykonos with its spiritual sister, the Hamptons. Calissa serves Aegean-inspired fare focused on large-format feasts and paired with the largest selected of oversized wine bottles on Long Island.
Amali Mou was opened in the Vanderbilt Food Hall in 2015. Drawing its name from the Greek word “mou” – a term of affection for a younger loved one– Amali Mou is the little sister restaurant to Amali.
While it offers the same commitment to sustainability and wine as its forebear, Amali Mou draws inspiration from the souvlazidikos and beachside fare served throughout Santorini, Mykonos and the Aegean islands.