An Intimate Dining Experience
Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar creates an intimate and romantic dining experience making it one the most impressive restaurants in Johannesburg. Tiaan Els, the owner, wanted to create an exciting dining experience for friends, by friends – drizzled with good taste, mixed with artistic antiquities and contemporary styling. The juxtaposition of black and white trimmed with gold achieves a stylish, romantic and serene dining experience. The menu is an eclectic yet wholesome creation topped with sublime ambience and superb service. This contemporary French style restaurant has dishes with recette de cuisine that combine Seafood, French cuisine and Asian cuisine in a fusion of tastes. Using only seasonal and fresh produce to constantly reinvent cuisine, our commitment to excellence is obvious. Because everything that comes out of our kitchen is cooked to perfection, we do not use or own a microwave. Dean Liversage, the chef, collected his inspiration for cuisine from his years abroad. His aim is to create a dining experience the suits individual tastes and appetites. Borrowing flavours, spices and fresh ingredients from different cuisines and cultures, Dean creates artful presentations that are appealing to both the palate and the eye. From vegans to carnivores, this French-Asian Fusion Restaurant is alive with passion, talent and commitment to excellence.
“We can have in life but one great experience at best and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible” – Oscar Wilde
Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar offers a comprehensive Wine and Champagne List in one of the finest settings in Johannesburg. Our restaurant’s Champagne collection includes fine MMCs, rare and unique champagnes, and sparkling wines. Naughty has become very nice indeed and by night Ami is Johannesburg’s preferred choice for tasting the world’s finest champagne and wines. This outstanding collection is complimented by the exquisite bar design and spectacular location. Join us for one of our infamous Champagne evenings where we pair the premium food with the finest champagnes. We always invite special guests from the Champagne House to dance you through details of the selected Champagnes and the perfectly complimented dinner. The seamless fusion of traditional and modern with a passion for uncompromising service make the Ami Champagne Bar an experience that is indulgent and truly unforgettable. To make life even better we have fabulous Champagne Thursdays – Every Thursday.
Ami’s Tequila Bar has a selection of 48 different tequilas, currently one of the largest tequila collections of any restaurant in Johannesburg. Whether your taste is for Blanco, resposado, Añejo or extra Añejo, Ami has Tequila flavours as diverse as the many regions of Mexico. We are also renowned for our ‘invigorating’ home made chilli tequila. Ami Restaurant and Champagne bar has boldly established Tequila Tuesdays, a special day of the week where tequila is on the house for the whole evening. Intricate details and excellent service combine to create an inviting and sophisticated ambiance where friends can share the nectar of the gods. In addition, we also host tequila tasting nights. Come visit us and see how far you can make it through the tequila collection.
French Fusion Boutique
Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar is an exciting Asian Fusion, with French influence, Boutique restaurant. Like the food, the attention to detail creates a trendy, elegant atmosphere. We serve light meals, tasty lunches and an a la carte restaurant menu infused with decadence or a health conscious flavour.
Hospitality and Service
If you are looking for the best, most romantic restaurant and champagne bar Johannesburg has to offer, Ami welcomes you as a friend with open arms. Whether you want to dine indoor or outdoor, Ami Restaurant and Champagne Bar is the ideal destination to experience true white tablecloth hospitality and silver service. Experience a glamorous dining experience with comfort and a laid-back vibe in the heart of Craighall Park. We create five star romantic dining adventures with friendly service and a personal touch. Because hospitality and service is as important as the food and the ambiance, all out service professionals are chosen for who they are as much as what they can do. The legendary Ami team strives to consistently deliver the best service and an outstanding dining experience. Each individual is part of the family of friends that are courteous, caring, trustworthy and service orientated. At the end of the evening you will feel on top of the world, with a satisfied palate and a smile on your face, Ami will deliver the ultimate in opulence and elegant bar events and restaurant events fit for any affair. Ami has placed a golden stamp upon fine catering services for corporate event hosting, business events, wedding receptions, birthday parties and romantic anniversaries – you need not look any further. Our spectacular hospitality is complimented with well-trained and knowledgeable service professionals, a gentlemanly top hat doorman, and is topped with a luxury chauffeured service in as stunning Jaguar 61 Mark 10. From the front door to last round Ami is a well-groomed, elegant and unique dining experience at one of the best restaurants in Johannesburg. We also have a mouth-watering take-away menu and free delivery in the area. Old-school service and five star hospitality has been reborn at Ami Restaurant & Champagne Bar.