Ai Fiori
Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.aifiorinyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126138660x
  • 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 - 10:15pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm, Sunday - 5:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Contemporary European
  • 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: 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.
    (Ai Fiori does not validate)
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Ai Fiori reviews from OpenTable diners
471 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (283)fit for foodies (258)romantic (166)notable wine list (156)great for lunch (127)good for groups (84)neighborhood gem (68)great for brunch (39)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (33)scenic view (20)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a nice evening after seeing a play. Food was great, service was great! It was a wonderful atmosphere, not too noisy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I have been frequenting this amazing restaurant every six weeks for the past 3 years. I can honestly say this is the first time i was disappointed. It took forever for the food to come out and my lobster was severely under cooked. When the waiter asked if everything was ok, i actually told him about the lobster and they did nothing to make it right, that was very surprising to me, although i never ever complained before last night. I would go back in a heart beat as i truly love this restaurant. Everyone has a rough night every now and then.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Delighted
    foodwine4me
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    On my first visit I didn't know what to expect but after arriving I was very delighted to have chosen and tried "Ai Fiori". The Food, Wine List, and Service were completely better than I expected! Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Beautifully presented food in a corporate setting. Food was very salty. Wines were below average and very expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wife's Birthday dinner
    TwoinNY
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Nice and would recommend. However, if you are discerning and only eating at one restaurant in New York then others likely make your list 1st. It is a refined experience with great service with a feeling of uptown but in a midtown address. Great job remembering and helping celebrate my wife's 40th. The only slightly off part was the white truffle experience. It is a significant upcharge for the white truffle shavings(4grams)on a bed of buttered Tagliatelle. The white truffles did not have the pungent depth I am used to in a truffle and therefore the butter overpowered in a dish designed to showcase the truffles. An olio base might help or check the truffle quality prior to serving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • awesome
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful complete dining experience. Pasta disc with blue crab was like it was made in the finest restaurant in Italy. Service is impeccable. Experience but sometimes things are worth the price and this is one of those times.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    MrNeff
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had our 34th wedding anniversary meal here. Could not have been happier. Food was terrific as as the service.cit hit the sweet spot of having great food without having to resort to tricks to amp up the flavor. I am not into many of the newer things, I like great food done to perfection, and that is what we got. The 4 course tasting menu is the way to go. Each dish we had was awesome. The service was at the highest level without them being on top of you all evening. Would go back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ai Fiori
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Consistently fabulous. Splurged on the white truffle risotto which was spectacular; lobster soup which seems to be a go-to dish for them and which is delicious. Not cheap but a great special occasion spot - beautiful, exceptional waitstaff, consistently super food. (I see myself repeating the "consistently" note but it's because we were at Del Posto recently and find the inconsistently so disappointing!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Marie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great late lunch on a Friday in NYC arrived at 2:30 and where not rushed at all enjoyed the time with my family .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    IndyJAMVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ai Fiori was one of the best dining experiences! The service was outstanding and very attentive. The staff recognized early that we were not in a hurry (without our mentioning it) and they paced the courses perfectly. The butternut quash soup with foie gras was decadent, silky, and very autumnal. All of the pastas we tried were filled with delicious meats and cheeses and delicately covered with wonderful sauces. Finally, the steak was cooked to perfection and one of the most tender and flavorful pieces of meat we have ever tried. The savories were so wonderful that we did not have room for dessert, but certainly appreciated the plate of candies from the pastry chef. Excellent restaurant and a must-try elegant spot for foodies in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    Jazz48
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ordered the lamb chop which was terrific. It was cooked sous vide, then oven roatstede and had a fabulous glaze. The truffles shaved over pasta was good too. Good wine list as well. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ai Fiori
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Ai Fiori was recommended to me by a friend. It met or surpassed all expectations - pleasant ambiance; seated promptly at reservation; service attentive; food quality excellent. Expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Food, great service
    StephenHVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Wow! What else can I say. Great food, great service, great wine service. The 4 course prix fixe meal is the way to go. Try the slow poached egg. It sets a new standard for what a poached egg can be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not value for money
    CriticS2464
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The Lobster salad was tasteless and minuscule even for the likes of fine dining. Also the Rack of Lamb wasn't Rack of Kamb, it was reconstituted Lamb chops ankd looked nothing like the picture on Google internet search, which was why we were there in the first instance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    ApergoVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The flute with caviar is the only plate worth eating here. Is my Second time at the restaurant, first time for lunch. I don't think I will not go again.
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  • terrible experience.
    AnExpatWifeVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was our sixth Michelin Star restaurant in six weeks in NYC and we were looking forward to it. We had been to Marea and had an amazing meal and so we had high hopes for its sister restaurant. We were thoroughly disappointed with mediocre food and bad service. How these guys kept their star and Gordon Ramsey lost his is a mystery. Give me dinner at The London over this anyway. we were served bread with our pasta course (they forgot) I was twice left with an empty wine glass - despite ordering a bottle, and two of our courses were not hot. We definitely won't be back, I wouldn't recommend it and I've lost all faith in the Michelin Star standard.
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  • Great Meal
    Nvmix
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is the second time I have been here. Service is Amazing as is the food. Great place for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time NYC
    bistro
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I took my girlfriend to nyc we had a great time and this place was great for lunch we stop before the empire state building food and service excellent must try it if you get to new york
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at Ai Fiori. The food was delicious and served beautifully. Great Italian wine selection. Price Fix four course at $94.00 worked for us and we were able to sample selections from the various courses. Portions are small for large eaters but were beautifully presented. My wife and I were very stratified. The service was a little off on our visit. We thought about when the plates were going to be cleared and when the water was going to be refilled, not something I would have expected at a restaurant of this quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Prix Fixe Dinner
    Live2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My friend and I ate at Ai Fiori during a girl's weekend in NYC. We ordered from the Prix Fixe dinner menu and all four courses were simply amazing! We had booked the reservation because of the Zagat reviews and it did not disappoint. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Recommendations were spot on. Definitely a splurge, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls weekend in New York City 2014
    Fritz
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Girls weekend in NYC. The food was good and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal experience.
    Giuseppe
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I went here with my girlfriend. We called as we were a few minutes late, and we were greeted by a cordial staff who catered to our unfortunate tardiness. It was a bit difficult to find at first. When we arrived the staff was receptive and exceptionally friendly. They were polite and formal, and did not exude an air of pomposity which is common with highly rated establishments. The person who served us that evening was the highlight. He was a tall gentlemen with a goatee, and I genuinely feel guilty that I don't recall his name as I've rarely ever felt so welcome. A professional through and through. The food was extraordinary. I ordered the Butternut squash soup, a blue crab spaghetti and the lamb. I plan to frequent the place here on in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but service is just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Overall a good dinner. The restaurant is beautiful and the wine list is quite nice. The food overall was quite good, though the lobster soup was on the saltier side. Only real issue was with the service. Our main waiter took our order and only came back to our table once with dessert menus (and finally the bill). This was an issue considering one of the nice gentlemen serving our food accidentally put his sleeve through our side dish of mushrooms. Though our waiter was standing at the table next to us taking an order our waving hands apparently weren't enough of a signal that we had an issue. After several unsuccessful attempts, one of the numerous food servers finally stopped by and he took care of the issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top class
    NYmeal77
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had the chefs tasting menu with wine pairing. It was one of the best experience i´ve had in a restaurant. The food and service was excellent and you could really feel that this is a top quality restaurant in any aspects.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Unique and Pricey
    JohnB
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Limited menu and very pricey. Left feeling hungry as teaspoon of Gelato did not fill my sweet tooth. Clientele seemed to lean more toward the business crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Harp28VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My third dining experience at Ai Fiori and the most remarkable one! You outdid yourselves in every way. Though prices are high, the meal is worth every penny. BRAVO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    vivaan
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    food was great, wine was great, dessert was great. the only disappointing thing was the halibut
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fancy dinner
    foodking123
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place for a special dinner, service was very good and the food was fantastic. They also offered us complimentary small dishes.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was exceptional, our server knew every nuance of the menu selections. All six of us raved about the service and the food. The portions are similar to a classic French restaurant. Recommend the $94 price fix menu, you will need all four courses to be sated. We were a little disappointed in the deserts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Pre Fixe menu
    CuquetVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Pre fixe here is a good price to enjoy several dishes with a good portion. We don't want to miss the appetizer and pasta which are better than some main dishes. I was disappointed the bouillabaisse. The broth was very salty to begin with and the rouille even add more salty taste.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • definitely deteriorated
    rogerarahtzVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This is our 4th try here. First 2 times were wonderful. Last 2 worse and worser. Very slow service. "House specialty" of lamb with foie gras is misconceived, and the lamb itself poorly cooked and seasoned. Pasta was still good. Won't be going back.
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  • Deserves Michelin star
    CTcouple
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The appetizers were the stars - even the classics were superb. My husband's foie gras Torchon looked amazing and the Vellutata lobster bisque was a perfect balance of lobster and creamy. The pasta dishes were perfect - and filling! The apple with cinnamon ice cream and caramel was a delicious taste of fall. The staff were so helpful and nice - and kept the atmosphere convivial, not stiff. It's not a cheap night out, but not out of the question, either.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OOfromTO
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had an amazing experience at Ai fiori! Our lead waiter was fantastic, really took the time to explain the menu in great detail, made some excellent recommendations and the entire team executed with excellence! The food is fantastic and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in NYC!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not meet my expectations
    Christine
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I invited my sister and daughter for their birthdays for lunch. The time was still for brunch and we chose to order entrees instead of the combination with the buffet. We ordered the ravioli with the egg yolk which sounded delicious. Although it did taste good it was a small portion and nothing was provided with the meal except for the drinks we had ordered. We were hungry and requested another entree but it was to late since the kitchen had closed. The waiter was kind enough to provide us with a plate of charcuterie leftover from the buffet table with accompanying bread. We felt like we had a sufficient lunch after that. This is an expensive restaurant which does not provide what I would call generous portions.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants in New York. Highly recommend Ai Fiori.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I celebrated my Birthday with friends. who are international foodies, and the cuisine and service were both outstanding. Fantastic wine selection too. We will all definitely return on our next trip through NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere; good food
    mp1021257
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went with a group of four to Ai Fiori on a Saturday evening. I had the bass tartare and salad to start; the bass was excellent, but the salad was poor. Next, I had the pork shoulder ravioli; it was mediocre and I would not order it again. I had the lamb saddle as my main course. The lamb was excellent, but it was served on coco beans that really hurt the dish. Also the artichokes served with the lamb were overcooked. My raspberry mousse dessert was ok , but nothing special. Overall, dinner was good but not worth $600. Had our group spent $2000 - $5000 on dinner and drinks, dinner may have been a bit better, but I don't really think worth the increase price.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Relaxed and at the same time serious dining. Must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We got the Prix fixe four course menu and every fish was absolutely superb. So good I wanted to cry sometimes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat before you go
    BEIII
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Extremely small portions, waitstaff didn't know who ordered what entrees. Seven people left hungry and one left hungry with a large bill.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic