AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar
wow - really fun girls' night!We visited Ayza on the first night of our NYC girls' weekend and were not disappointed. The service was amazing and we loved everything we ate and drank. I encourage you to try all the fun cocktails (my favourite was the choco-mint martini). We also tried a huge selection of the appetizers as our main meal and were not disappointed in any of them!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, great foodOur waitress was delightful and the food was delicious. Great place to sit outside with some nice sangria and good company. We will be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful romantic dinnerMy husband and I did the SUNDAYS COUPLES NIGHT OUT and it was wonderful. They put a red taper candle and rose petals on the table. We were brought shots of their sangria, which was delicious. I think all customers get the sangria shots. The Angry Chicken Lollipops were delicious and just spicy enough for us. The Mozzarella di Bufala salad was so fresh. Dave had a flatbread with prosciutto, figs and Manchego cheese, a delicious combo of sweet and savory. Then Jacques Torres truffles for dessert. Yum! We'll definitely return.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for DESSERT, not the entreesI took my gf to AYZA because my parents told me they'd gotten the best chocolate martinis. We signed up for the Couples Sunday Special. Upon arriving, nothing was different than a regular reservation, however, we did not mention anything. We were given samples of the exotic sangria which was very good and we ordered the goat cheese brulee salad. The salad was outstanding, especially the bruleed goat cheese. We ordered two paninis, the prosciutto panini and the AYZA panini. They weren't bad, but were extremely salty (I drank about 5-6 glasses of water while dining). For dessert we ordered a chocolate martini and the chocolate lava cake, both of which were good. Come to find out, they'd not known about our Couples Sunday Special reservation.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI didn't have any food, butI didn't have any food, but the wine was fantastic and portions were generous.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful, asThe food was wonderful, as we're the staff and the experience :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat night.Great service, food and drinks. Will definitely be going back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA real surprise find in theA real surprise find in the city. Some of the appetizers were outstanding. Great wine list and pricing very reasonable .4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a girls night. WasEnjoyed a girls night. Was here for five hours without feeling rushed. Excellent service and staff.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce we found Ayza we haveOnce we found Ayza we have cone here every time weare in NYC4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYum. From the savory fishYum. From the savory fish dishes to the chocolate sampling menu - it was delicious.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with another couple....greatWent with another couple....great place for a special occasion. Cons: seating is a little tight and overall is a little pricy. Pros: fantastic cheese and meat platter were ,interesting selection of cheeses available,all of them delicious. Angry chicken lollipops were great along with shrimp dumplings.Each of us had either a pannini or a tartine all of which were well prepared and interesting flavor profiles. Dessert was also good. Service was great. Overall a nice place for a special treat.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPlace is small but cozy, bestPlace is small but cozy, best to make reservations as it was packed on a friday night. Nice wine selection, and they have jacques torres chocolates. We ordered cheese/meat platter which was nicely put together.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and service!Great atmosphere and service! Interesting wine selection4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best food we ateOne of the best food we ate in a while. Great service and wine.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat chocolates and drinks.Great chocolates and drinks. Highly recommend the chocolate martini.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a romanticGreat place for a romantic date or catching up with friends - dark and cozy place. Lloved the wine selections, especial the dark chocolate wine and the warm spiced wine. Dumplings were great and chocolate was divine! I do wish they had a few more dinner options, but I understand that it is a wine bar. Service was great and we did not feel rushed to leave after we were done with our food.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Ayza for a date nightWent to Ayza for a date night and was not disappointed. I had the mushroom and arugala pita with truffle oil, even my girlfriend who is not a fan of mushrooms loved it. The tomatoe and chedder soup was amazing as well. Their chocolate molten cake...decadent and velvety! I definitely plan to come back for a girls night out.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Ayza!i love here, its my go to spot for after hour socializing.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a new favorite!We came to Ayza to celebrate a special event as a couple. Their sangria was delicious and the paninis were good as well. Also, their chocolate mousse was great, not too sweet or too bitter. We'll definitely be back!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, need better winesOutstanding food (we ate mainly cold plates), amazing 20-layer dessert. Wine list is OK, but I expected more from a wine bar. Good service, nice people. Great chocolates.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner at AyzaI truly enjoyed my birthday dinner at Ayza! My party and I were seated in their outdoor room, which at first I thought was going to be cold and drafty but with the heaters it was warm and cozy! Ayza has a great selection of delicious cheeses and I definitely recommend getting one of their cheese platters to start off your meal. They also have some amazingly delicious entrees such as the brochette marinated chicken and the pasta radiatore, the chicken was grilled to perfection and the beets and rice were excellent. My friends who had the pasta raved about the taste, smell, and how the pasta itself had to have been handmade! All in all it was a great experience, just a small mix up with one of my friends plates but it was corrected in no time3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle Piece of HeavenThe atmosphere and food were great, the service was superb the desert was heavenly. I will definitely eat here again, and I highly recommend everyone try it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason I didn't giveThe only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars overall is because the space is very tight. But everything else was really great!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got to the restaurant atWe got to the restaurant at 5pm, and we were glad we did. By the time we finished, the place was rocking, and people were waiting, even for outside tables, on a cold March evening. The plastic tent and the outdoor heaters are an inspired use of space --- but being a "greenie," I wonder about the carbon footprint of this place. On the other hand, I doubt that it could survive on just interior seating, as the space is so small, and yes --- cramped. We chose a corner table, where we were seated at a right angle to each other, with the window and the wall creating the other sides of the seating. People were constantly bumping into my chair, as there was another table in the corner behind me, with very little aisle space.
Food/drink primo!!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here for a double date/birthdaCame here for a double date/birthday lunch and everything was great! The waiter was very accommodating, the ambiance was fantastic (we sat in their outdoor seating, and they provided us with their heaters immediately on the brisk March morning). The dish I had was a bit too oily for my liking, I believe I ordered the Prosciutto Di Parma panini, but that is just a personal preference. The birthday boy loved my panini.
We ended the meal with the chocolates, and it was unique and delicious. Although I am not a chocolate fanatic, these exotic treats really hit the spot. Thank you so much Ayza family!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAYZA is the BEST!What a GREAT restaurant! A LOT of options of drinks and desserts. It's rather pricey (spent about $200 between me and my bf) but the food and drinks are worth it. We were seated outside and the ambiance was very romantic. Service was great and they kept the food/drinks coming. Even thought their chocolate martinis are $16 each, YOU MUST TRY IT! It's the most delicious drink I ever tasted!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM