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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.
    (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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Diner Reviews
  • "I visited during NYC restaurant week and ordered from the special prix fix lunch menu. The pate appetizer was nothing remarkable - it is harder than most, and its a bit saltier than I like. The main course was a lot better - the skate wing was seared just right, and the vegetable side tasted very fresh and had excellent flavor. I was especially fond of the chocolate cream dessert. It was very smooth with an abundant of cocoa aroma, and just the right amount of sweetness. All of the dishes were presented beautifully. The wait staff was very attentive. They promptly refilled my glass of water and served more bread. They attended to my empty plates and replaced silverware at the right time. Overall they did a remarkable job."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I had the best meal in recent memory at Ai Fiori. Everything was superb, the food, wine and service. Hats off to the gentleman who paired the perfect dessert wine with my tartaletta as well, making for a lovely experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had lunch during restaurant week and had previously dined here. We were treated the same. The food was excellent as well as the service. Try to get a seat looking out the window over 5th avenue, ie come early! Worth it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Spectacular food, classy atmosphere. It is perfect for when you're parents come to town."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is very good; the ambience is nice with space between tables, quiet music, and acoustics good enough to allow for unstrained conversation. The service was friendly but not accommodating for dietary restrictions. We chose the Sunday buffet. Whoever is in charge should lose the tiny little tweezers they pass off as serving implements on the buffet. The prissy little implements are not only difficult to handle but they shout out the message: "Do not take too much." On a buffet yet! And this place calls itself Italian?"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our First Anniversary at Ai Fiori on a Saturday night. What a find. The restaurant was quite busy, but the atmosphere was still very chic, not overrun and loud. The service was beyond on point. Waiters, managers and all in between were serving, clearing, pouring, and ensuring we had anything we desired from start to finish. But, the best part was the food; exquisitely presented, served and beyond delicious. I would highly recommend Ai Fiori for any celebration or more upscale date night, however you will not be upset with the bill at any time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Formal and modern Restaurant, excellent ambiance nice music; the food amazing taste and presentation. The Crab, veal and pasta all exceptional in presentation and quality. very delicate and delicious desserts."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal. This is one of the few fine dining restaurants left. There are tablecloths on the tables and excellent attentive service. Dress is casual or dressy, whichever you prefer. The pasta is excellent but the best dishes are the sweetbreads and the scallops. Excellent bread. Nice wine list. The tables are separated by a nice distance so that you do not have to listen to someone else's conversation. The noise level is low so that you do not have to shout to be heard. We have eaten at Ai Fiore many times over the past few years and continue to return because it is consistently good and actually the food is better than before."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fabulous contempory Italian food and great brunello wine by the glass. Love the pasta !"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Ai Fiore is for dining not "eating". Pleasurable -ambience- atmosphere- service and FOOD Not for a "quick " meal. Add to your bucket list!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I eat out a lot and this was a memorable meal. Really delicious food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food,amazing ambiance and right in the middle of the city. I recommend it to all my guets"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is among the most elegant restaurant in NYC and the Italian-French Mediterranean cuisine is phenomenal. This is Michael Whites's best restaurant to date. Everything is perfect -- from the food to the ambience to the wonderful service. In fact, I love this place so much, I got married there last month. Jonna, the restaurant event coordinator, arranged to make the ceremony and dinner perfect. She made this special event so easy to plan. Hey New Yorkers & Visitors, if you want to dine at a special location with deliciously conceived and prepared food, it doesn't get better than this!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. The service is outstanding. The food is prepared in interesting ways. The tables are far enough apart that you don't have to listen to the neighboring table conversation. While this is not an inexpensive restaurant, the quality of the food and service is worth it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was delicious and presentation was great service was consistent and great"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great location the food was exelent wine list as well and service the best"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Ambiance and service were great. Most of the food was good, but saddle of lamb ordered medium rare was barely warmed through and was quite tough."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere was very good and provided a comfortable setting and atmosphere. Staff was excellent and well informed about items on menu. Good wine list as well. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great meal from start to finish. Rack of lamb en crepinette was simply genius, cooked to perfection. The lamb meat wrapped in the fatty sausage trapped all the flavor and moisture inside and made the meat so juicy and tasty. The olive-oil poached swordfish was also perfectly done, almost like eating a piece of meat. Appetizers and dessert were all excellent. We'll definitely be back next time in the city."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Beautiful spot, quiet, exceptional service. Went for brunch: Food was very good, but did not live up to expectation. Portion was VERY small and buffet was disappointing. I imagine it to be very good for late night dining"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "If you're looking for a wonderful evening of dining in New York this is the place!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The quality and taste of the food was fantastic. Great menu and wine list. The service was top notch. Location on 5th Avenue near he Empire State Building was an ideal spot. Our main problem with this restaurant were the portion sizes. I've been to many fine restaurants including just having come back from Paris and these were some of the smallest. When considering how much we spent for the meal ($$$$), we expected more. I left the restaurant hungry."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Just great! Innovative cuisine, great service, wonderful ambiance and attention to details."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "lovely surroundings, very elegant, staff extraordinarily accommodating, relaxing environment, excellent food, wonderful to be able to hear tablemates. A very happy find."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfectly prepared, thoughtful and delicious. Best fine dining meal that I have had in years!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Four course tasting menu is the best with many excellent options. Lobster is very good as is the lamb. Service is inconsistent as they seem to rotate the servers around and the wine list is very pricey. Had to wait to find someone to settle our final bill."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went for a business dinner. The food is excellent -- very creative combinations and tasty. The service was a bit slow at first, but became more attentive later on. I had the cioppino, and my only complaint is that the portion size was not remotely appropriate for an entree. While it tasted fabulous, it contained literally one scallop, one small langostino tail (about the size of a medium shrimp) and one 1" cube of white fish. Other than that, three tiny pieces of potato and broth. Given the price, this is not an entree. Everyone else's entrees seemed normal size (pasta, steak, pork), and everyone enjoyed their food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the prix fixe lunch menu is reasonable. The restaurant is quiet and very much oriented towards business people. I often bring clients here."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went for a dinner to catch up with a longtime friend and we both ended up getting the 4-course prix fixe. I can attest to the fact that their food was amazingly cooked and overall the ambiance was terrific. The service was also fantastic, and I would definitely recommend to anybody."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Awesome food awesome head waiters but all the waiters have a fleet of servers and they actually were ones to explain dishes this should never be the waiter should explain the complicated dish and preps and servers just serve and take care of patron I left 20% but next time I will leave half of that It was food quality is Eric's at Le B but service of the now closed Stage Deli ( except for our main waiter who was great)"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Treated like royalty! Michelangelo & the staff at Ai Fiori gave us a truly marvelous evening out - replete with splendid food, scrumptious cocktails & seamless, unobtrusive service with a smile. Cannot rave enough!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. The service was impeccable, the food superb and they have one of the better wine lists in terms of variety compared with comparable restaurants. All the pastas and risottos were excellent. Will go back in a NY minute."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have never thought there is a nice quiet restaurant on Fifth Ave & Upper 30's St. We enjoyed Pre-fix 4 course dinner very much. And the service was excellent. Definitely we will be back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great Service, food, and location! Very personable, and friendly team."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Was a great place- elegant but not stuffy. Superb service with a passion for their food and wine. Great appetizers- the torchon and octopus. Loved the Branzino and Lamb. Great cappuccino and desserts. Can have a great conversation- not loud yet not quiet- just right. Airy and lovely with high ceilings. They helped us pick the most amazing wine and the sommelier knew all about how the grapes are placed in racks and fans are used and why it is so smooth and deep red etc. Basically, lovely all the way around for a group of 5"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dinner at Ai Fiori was a true experience of fine dining at its best. We were greeted warmly at reception feeling right at home. The service was impeccable. You are flooded with attention by staff who answer questions with great knowledge of the menu. The food was a decadent delight! We had the four course meal starting with the lobster soup and it was the best we have ever had. The pastas were homemade and delicious. Our entrees were exquisite. I recommend the rack of lamb. We are looking forward to going back with friends!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was awesome! The wines were great, the service was superb as well. It started a little slow but the waiter (The Captain) I had made up for the slow start. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ai fiori is now right up there with the best of NYC"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Wonderfully comfortable seating in a smart, quietly elegant space with attentive, friendly service. Excellent, interesting food preparation. The fact that we could hear ourselves talk to one another in our party of four was greatly appreciated."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Every member of the renoun Altamareagroup is superb, and Ai Fiori is at the top of it's game. Like Marea and Morini, the food is incomparable, the service spectacular, and the ambience elegant. Ai Fiori focuses on food from the Cinque Terre region in Italy, and it is a MUST DINE hot spot!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014