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 - 9:45pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Sunday - 5:30pm - 8:45pm
  • 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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Ai Fiori reviews from OpenTable diners
457 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (272)fit for foodies (229)romantic (163)notable wine list (132)great for lunch (128)good for groups (71)neighborhood gem (60)great for brunch (48)hot spot (37)scenic view (26)vibrant bar scene (25)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Best experience ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • incredible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The whole experience at Ai Fiori was amazing. We wanted to do the chef tasting menu but didn't have enough time so did the price fix 4 course meal based entirely on the waiter's recommendations. My wife and I each had 4 different stellar courses to share. The food was out of this world, the wait staff knowledgeable, friendly and attentive, and the drinks top notch. It does not make for a cheap night out, but I hope to go back soon and would highly recommend trying it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ai Fiore is one of the few places in the city that does everything right. The style is modern but not cold. The service is attentive,gracious, efficient, and accommodating. The food is very good-beautifully presented and wonderfully prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Dinner for 4
    jb39
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had the prix fixe. The food was good, but nothing special. That goes for the amuse bouche (particularly boring), a salad and the bronzini main course. Pasta course was very good. Service was excellent. My wife loved her appetizer which involved roe on top of ??. Otherwise nothing outstanding among her choices. For such an expensive, highly rated place, I expected better.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Remains My Favorite in NYC
    FoodieWestchesterVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have been to this restaurant quite a few times over the last several years. It has never disappointed with food or comfort and the bar is great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant.
    Lions
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First rate dining experience across the board. Old world elegance, superior service, delicious contemporary eclectic menu. A classy, mature true New York experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    youngfoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The staff was amazing, so friendly and very notable of all aspects of the menu. The food was delicious and surprisingly well priced. Our table was perfect so we reccomend booking ahead to get a good spot. Otherwise, plating was artistic and whimsical and the menu selection couldnt be more perfect. I really enjoyed the entire exprience and hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly superb atomsphere & service
    Neens
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The staff was exceptional, the food delicious and the wine list and our selection was fantastic. Looking forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and Beyond
    ConnieJ
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our entire experience at Ai Fiori was above and beyond expectations. We had dinner here while in NYC celebrating our daughter's Sweet 16. I mentioned when booking that it was our daughter's birthday, and the restaurant outdid themselves in making her feel extra special - they chatted and wished her happy birthday, offered to make special virgin cocktails for her (parents enjoyed the wonderful wine list!), brought her complementary specially-prepared agnolotti appetizer and an extra dessert. Every food item that we had was absolutely delicious and beautifully plated. Service was top-notch in every respect. A tad pricey, but worth it; we will definitely return here on a future NYC trip. I've also recommended to friends already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing crazy. It used to be better
    GoodFood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've been here a few times and last time was probably 2 years ago. Basically we didn't think it was anything to write home about. The menu is mostly unchanged. Some dishes are presented a little differently. We are foodies, so if you are looking for something really interesting or just really great dish, which would be better than in other places, you'll be disappointed. That's not to say that the food is bad - just relatively boring. Fish is not their forte. If you are looking for seafood and really cool cocktails - Catch in Meat Packing district has both things and really good choices. Plus it's a lot more trendy. TAO downtown is also very lively and hip. Ai Fiori is the opposite-very quite Cocktail list needs some serious improvement.
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  • WONDERFUL MEAL
    FoodEnthusiast
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had the best time in this restaurant. Our goal was to order and share lots of items. They accommodated us without any hesitation. Everything was prepared exceptionally well. The quality of recipe and preparation resulted in food that raised our eyebrows for its presentation and intense flavor. Our goal was to spend time together chatting but we ended up focused on the food. The service was also memorable, from the first person we met at the door to the sommelier and waiter we could not have been more pleased. For a hotel restaurant, this place is a stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Disappointing
    LovesItalian
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies
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  • Unique Italian
    Gene
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HGnotes
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    3rd time there - food very good - service was slow on this occasion
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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.
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  • YKNY
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
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  • TomT
    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?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • One of the best spaghettis in NYC
    Leah
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Stylish setting, excellent food, dressy crowd. A special place for lunch--haven't been for dinner. On the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Ending for Restaurant Week
    NYCdininng
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch on fifth avenue
    AAAAA
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    entree choices could've been a bit more interesting..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate!
    LunchPatron
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable
    judes61
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • under expectation
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
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  • great choice
    foodiefind
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Impressed with the food as well as the attentive service for restaurant week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    BHdiner
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service are impeccable
    JIJIVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This time we had the Restaurant Week menu. This was a great restaurant. Everything from service to food to ambiance was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An outstanding experience
    AspyriVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • ChrisVIP
    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.
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  • Good but have a big expense account
    airishVIP
    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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food selections/Pre-Fix was phenomenal paired with the Sommelier suggestions. Service was excellent as well.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Winelover
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Madison
    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 -
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  • Great experience
    Platinum
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We expected too high
    BadLuck
    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"
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    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    dspieVIP
    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.
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  • restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Good experience
    alec
    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.
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  • Excellent food & service
    LetsDoThis
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.