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Ai Fiori
Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.aifiorinyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 613-8660
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:15am, Saturday: 8:00am - 10:45am, Sunday: 8:00am - 10:15am
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:15pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:15pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Sunday - 5:30pm - 8:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: PJ Calapa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Ai Fiori offers private dining ranging from 10 guests to 200 guests. For information regarding events please contact Jonna Gerlich at jgerlich@altamareagroup.com or 212.613.8660.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 36 st and 37st (2nd floor)
  • Public Transit: 42ND Street Grand Central Station - 4/5/6/7/S
    (0.46 miles from 400 Fifth Avenue, approximately 9 minutes walking).


    34TH Street Herald Square
    Station - B/D/F/V or 1/2 to 34TH Street Penn Station (0.33 miles from 400 Fifth Avenue, approximately 7 minutes walking).
    Walk east towards 400 Fifth
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Meyers Parking Garage
    Entrances on 35th and 36th street between 5th and 6th.
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A word from Ai Fiori
From acclaimed Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group, Ai Fiori celebrates cuisine from the Italian and French Riviera and showcases modern interpretations of traditional regional dishes. Located in the stylish Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hotel, Ai Fiori also boasts an inviting bar and lounge with an extensive cocktail and wine list crafted by the restaurant’s renowned beverage professionals.

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Diner Reviews
  • "The maitre'd greets you in an over friendly fashion and describes the food in great detail. Everything is "spectacular", the "best". However it turns out that every dish looks very pretty, has lots of ingredients, but the taste is not there. Don't order the Boulliabaisse .... Very disappointing. They give you a few pieces of seafood in a little broth. Has nothing to do with the real thing. I had striped bass which was over cooked. Panna Cotta tasted like caramel pudding. Our pasta dishes were full of unusual ingredients, but did not taste great. No classic pasta dishes, everything is a bit over the top. The place is Very expensive . Go to Felidia instead"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "A real dining experience with great service. Specialty fresh pastas, and meat dishes with very fine favors. Even the salads with heirloom tomatoes was terrific. Topped off with knowledgable attentive service."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "3rd time there - food very good - service was slow on this occasion"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Very Expensive. $100 per person (6 People). Waiter was a little stuffy. Manager was phenomenal and kept coming to our table."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It was kind of disappointing. The foods were ok, but not memorable, also the all the servers and waiters were not focused. you don't get the feeling that you were taking care of, very mechanical."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Ai Fiori (and customers) needs to rethink restaurant week so called 'deal'. the food is ok, good but nothing great. the portion isn't enough, even when you have 3 courses. the issue is about the service and how restaurant prepares for those RW dish. they are not on par with the regular menu and/or any other non-RW day. When we seated, we are not given any bread and when kids start to get hungry waiting for 15 mins, i asked waiter and they give one piece of bread each to the one 'asked', i.e. if you don't ask, you don't get bread, even for the ones sitting on the same table. so for the next 15 mins, 5 of us ate one piece of bread while the 6th person didn't as he didn't ask. this is cost cutting for a 1-star restaurant?"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had dinner in the last day of Summer 14 restaurant week. It was the best restaurant week meal I have ever tried."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Stylish setting, excellent food, dressy crowd. A special place for lunch--haven't been for dinner. On the expensive side."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The serene elegance of the bar and dining room prepared us for a meal to remember -- and the food easily lived up to the setting. Zucchini cold soup was a wonderful appetizer; the pasta entree was flavorful (if you like black olives, which I do); the chocolate/coffee/mocha dessert was the perfect conclusion. We found portion sizes to be satisfactory. Serving personnel were skilled, and added to the quiet, smooth-running atmosphere of the room. Our lunch at Ai Fiori was a perfect way to conclude our Restaurant Week experience."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "entree choices could've been a bit more interesting.."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Wonderful experience, as always. Love RW menu--excellent choices. To begin, we had the pate and the soup. Fantastic! The skate is a winner every time, although one person at my table thought it was a little too salty. Panna cotta and chocolate cake both out of this world. The space is lovely, service is professional. Put this restaurant on your list!!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "What a lovely setting this was to celebrate my friend's birthday. The three-course Restaurant Week menu was a steal at $25 per person. I will return for the two-course lunch, regularly priced at $42. Service was perfect; food was delicious. The maitre d' Gustavo was great!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I hosted a table for luncheon at Ai Fiori and it was a wonderful experience. Our group of five who are in the food and beverage industry were equally impressed with the attentive service, excellent wine list and impeccable food. For starters we ordered the two crudo selections, one was with red snapper and the other with fluke and caviar. Both were superb. The beet and goat cheese salad was delicate, and the goat cheese was creamy and delicious. The Atlantic halibut was cooked to perfection, silky and simply prepared, served over a fresh chickpea emulsion with a hint of clam broth. The pasta Nero,Fantastic! We ordered the entire dessert menu and shared the selections, there isn't enough room here to tell you how delicious they were! Bravo!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "went there during the restaurant week. booked 1:15pm on a Tuesday. waited for 10 mins to be seated. the soup was terrible and the roast chicken was too salty. the Panna Cotta was good, but it's just a dessert."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Impressed with the food as well as the attentive service for restaurant week"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I've dined here several times, for lunch and dinner, Restaurant Week, group business dinner and private event. Everything is top-notch here--from the food (especially the crudos, soups, pastas and risotto) to the well-spaced, comfortable seating to the ability to hear your dining companions talk to the attentive service that strikes just the right balance, not too formal and not too familiar. They're very accommodating for those with allergies or special dietary needs, such as dairy and gluten intolerances -- knowledgeable about what's in each dish and either the kitchen is able adjust the dish or the server can suggest a good alternative. The wine list has interesting selections by the glass for those who want to experiment."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This is undoubtedly a very special restaurant. The food and service are impeccable. We had the best time ever. We went with friends we haven't seen in a while and we were able to have a real conversation in a very pleasant space while we were thoroughly being taken care of. We enjoyed the food, which was simply divine and the discreet but knowledgable service of the staff. A great evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The wait staff was both arrogant and pretentious. Food was mediocre. The worst was the duck, flavorless and so tough you couldn't even cut it. Definitely not worth the money or a second visit."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Thought that this place located in the Langham hotel offered a restaurant week menu based on an Amex promotional email, but it turned out it was weekday lunch only, so a little bit of sticker shock when we opened the menu. (We went there early to catch a curtain and there was no pre-theater menu either). Most of the entrees hovered around $40 or so, and the wine list was extremely overpriced and not especially great. I wonder whose expense account, even in NYC, will cover a $1000 bottle of burgundy. Most of the bottles were north of $100 and virtually nothing on the list for less than $60 -- even for bottles you know retail for not much over $10-15. In any event, the steak I ordered was good, and the service was extremely attentive."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food selections/Pre-Fix was phenomenal paired with the Sommelier suggestions. Service was excellent as well."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "One of the best meals my husband and I have ever had. From the excellent service, to the finely crafted food, to the wine selection, Ai Fiori had it all. We had the 7 course chef's tasting menu and it was a wonderful way to taste a variety of foods. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Sat for 15 minutes before order was taken - chicken was like rubber - would not return or recommend - many better options in metro area -"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went with friend for lunch .Just about perfect in every way, as always. Food, service, ambiance, discretion. This is the best."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Your waitress carelessly dropped coffee onto my sister's paints That is no problem, it happens The waitress' attitude was a big issue. We raised our concern and the manager came to say apology, after a while, the waitress came back to say her apology, she said to us, "it's always happens""
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "After being kept waiting 20 minutes for our 1:30 lunch reservation (no service at all offered at all in the lounge where we waited), the service overall was poor. We had to ask for bread after the table next to us was served theirs (they sat after us). One of 3 appetizers was served incorrectly and sent back. The food was tasty, but not special. I would not return."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Ai Fiori was a really pleasant and great experience, me and my gf had a wonderful lunch, with delicious fish and pasta and also the waiter and the supervisor were extremely helpful and informative about everything. We will be coming back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The restaurant is very modern, but very attractive and dignified. Service was attending and the food was very good. For restaurant week the choices were ample. I would gladly go back, but it is expensive."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The staff happily accommodated 3 last minute changes for an important client dinner, including two party size changes and one time change. The food and service was excellent, with all guests repeatedly commenting that we picked a good spot. Very reasonable selections on a vast wine list. Would return for business or personal."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We special wroet down at the open table reservation, that we would like to join the New York restaurant week menu. The staff at the reception did not tell us, that the option was only available for lunch."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "came here for restaurant week lunch, the food was great, waiter was very friendly and explained the dishes to us patiently."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week Prix Fix Lunch. Small portions, particularly for the skate. Food was salty. VERY limited choices on the $25 menu. Other menu offered was $42 for two courses. Unclear if restaurant was offering any other menu options for lunch. Service to receive entrée was very slow although overall very polite. If Ai Fiori is going to participate in Restaurant Week then they should make it a positive experience with food which is hopefully of better quality than what we received. I would note, however, the desserts were excellent."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I had high expectations for Ai Fiori and when I saw that they do restaurant week, I booked a reservation right away. I was disappointed, though. Even with a reservation we waited 20 minutes for our seat, and the restaurant week menu didn't have much to it. My salad consisted of whole leaves of bibb lettuce and radicchio, thinly sliced croutons, and a few slices of gorgonzola cheese. The dressing wasn't anything special. My pasta was good, but the espresso I ordered was awful--burnt and bitter--and my dessert was nothing to write home about, either. Overall, it didn't feel like a chef put heart into my food--it just felt mass-produced."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I waited 30 min to order restaurant week menu even though I decided my menu in the first 5 min. I tried to contact eyes but the servers didn't pay attention to me. The foods were fair but also it came late."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This is my first time trying restaurant week in New York. I don't usually like to order from restaurant week menu in LA because I always end up regretting my choice. The food doesn't reflect the restaurant's quality that they are known for and it's obvious the reason why. The ambience and service were excellent. I sat at the bar and the bartender was courteous friendly and professional. I ordered pate, tagliatelle and Panna cotta from the restaurant week menu. All were good but nothing fabulous. Out of the three, the Panna cotta was the best dish. You cant go wrong with dessert. I would come back to try their regular menu in order to have a more accurate judgement of their food."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "we visited ai fiori during the restaurant week. we had their special menu and a business menu. food was amazingly good, we enjoyed a fresh, perfect lobster soup as well as some great pasta? everthing was prepared at a high level cuisine well worth 1 star! ai fiori served high standard food even for lunch at 25 $!!! we highly recommend threir food and sevice with well-trained and attentive staff"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The chicken and the pasta are awesome, but the starters didn't attract us very much. Desserts are fantastic."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu was simple yet nice. It wasn't amazing but for the price it was well worth it. The food is presented nicely and was flavorful. The skate wing was very nice."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I was there in a restaurant week. It hard for them to match the price with benefit They choose reducing amount of dishes. It was a excellent choice. It`s insufficient to be fulled. But, quality of dishes was really great. If I got a chance to go Italian restaurant, I'll visit again"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great experience all around --food, service. The only thing missing is a view!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I have 2 friends that have been back at least twice and rave about this place. Being expensive, I first would like to try it at Restaurant Week so I know I don't waste my money just in case. The ambience was definitely great. Food to me was not impressive. Good enough for the price but nothing for me to feel as a teaser to common and trye for dinner. If this is the food they will give me to pay $$$$ - I know of other places in the city or even in Vienna or Japan where I can spend money rightly justified with stunning presentation and taste. My fish was plain, the vegetables nicely done but too plain."
    Dined on 8/6/2014