AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village
AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ayzanyc.com/west-village/index.html
  • Phone: 2123652992
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday Live Jazz

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    DINNER
    Mon - Wed / 4:30 p.m - 12:00 a.m
    Thu - Sat / 4:30 p.m - 1:00 a.m
    Sun / 4:30 p.m - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Kaan Ozdemir
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carmine and Leroy Streets
  • Public Transit: 1 to Houston Street
    or
    A, B, C, D, E, F, M, V trains to W 4 Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village
Enjoy Our Outdoor Dining, savory cheese and Jacques Torres & Martine's chocolate truffles! Full menu of salads, Panini’s and more. Ultimate in Flavor & Style; Private Parties at the Best Wine Bar in New York City.

The proprietors of AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar are committed to providing an impeccable, first-class dining experience through their unique menu, coupled with a selection of over 90 fine wines and champagnes from all over the world. AYZA Wine & Chocolate bar, offers its patrons finest food and wines in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere, in which to dine, meet friends, or have drinks after work. French, Mediterranean, Italian Restaurants.
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AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (30)romantic (29)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (18)good for groups (15)late-night find (14)hot spot (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Classy
    Thefunnyone
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great place to grab drinks with a friend .. Great service, friendly people... Also the mint chocolate martini is dangerously delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Evening
    Nange25
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Cute little place, we dined outside. The cocktails are delicious and my friend who is a certified Sommelier was quite pleased with the two different wines that she chose. The tapas menu is diverse, from Mediterranean mezzes such as eggplant salad and hummus to charcuterie cheese and meat plates to chimichurri lamb chops and spicy chicken lollipops. The portions are good for tapas and great if you want to share many different things. Service was good and we were not rushed. We had chocolate truffles for dessert, good but not earth shattering. I would definitely return, or try the midtown location which is closer to where I live.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my date to Ayza and she loved it. Great food, great chocolate, and great service! I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great hidden spot. Choco n food was yummy and just enough the portion!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic birthday dinner
    Lovelyliana
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Many experience at the west village ayza was amazing. My boyfriend took me here Saturday evening for a romantic birthday dinner, it was very nice the hostess set-up the table for the occasion with candles and rose pedales ther service was great. The food was delicious as well the chicken lollipops and truffle pizza is great and shareable. And last but not least we were able to get 20min of happy hour and my boyfriend chose an Argentina red wine and I had a classic choclate martini which both were very delicious and for $5(happy hour). My overall experience this past Saturday was great must try if celebrating a special ocassion or just looking for a peaceful indoor or outdoor dinner ayza west village is great option
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night or Date Night
    Loke
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It's a cozy and edgy retro place. The Brie crostini and lamb chops rocked. Less impressed with hot artichoke hearts. Not as extensive of a wine selection as I hoped (ie one option per grape varietal), but still plenty of wines to choose from. Service was great! Friendly, attentive, frequently changes utensils and plates as our courses came. Great location for a date night or girls night. I'm sure it's popular for happy hours too. The outdoor patio was quieter than the indoor area so it's a better place to sit if you want to have a conversation or read with a glass of vino. Convenient to the subway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate and More
    Cayman163
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a true gem and a delightful evening. There was so much to choose from that we never made it to the entrees. We were there for happy hour which was an experience itself. Starting with the cheese board we worked our way through the starter and easy to share menu; octopus carpaccio, tomato cheddar soup, goat cheese brulee', I could go on but you have to try it, really . The drinks were delish and no skimping on the ingredients. Parking was easy, within one block of the restaurant. Wait staff and service was better than in a lot of 5 star venues. Ayza is a must at either the West Village or Midtown address. Definately going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FOOD
    WESREAL
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My friend and I come here often and it has been consistently delicious! The staff is extremely friendly and the portion sizes are perfect. Food comes out quickly, and is always fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly Staff Great Food And Drink
    LMiles
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From the moment I walked in the door to claim my reservation to the moment we paid the bill, the staff was attentive without being overbearing, had a good command of the menu and made great suggestions. The food was delicious and fairly priced. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed Review
    lidollyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First two things to know about this place: 1)You have a choice of sitting inside on barstools, or outside at regular tables. I opted for outside: 2nd hand smoke and mosquitos vs. 2 hours of dangling legs. 2) There is one bathroom for the entire place. One. For about 50 patrons. Maybe that’s up to code, maybe it isn’t, but it’s not enough. The food was good, not great. The fondue was lukewarm. The best things on the menu were the duck liver pate and the truffle oil pita. Even the chocolate covered strawberries tasted like they’d been covered yesterday, frozen, and served (mostly) thawed. The drinks were better. My guests enjoyed their chocolate martinis. My Cucumber gin drink was a mess, but was pleasant tasting. Not worth a second trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food terrible, service nonexistant
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had been to midtown loc & enjoyed. Here, everything we ordered had pita & unnecessary diced tomatoes on top- warm goat cheese, hot artichoke hearts (which were NOT artichoke hearts- it was a dip), tzatziki & truffle pizza. Pizza had a pita crust & overly excessive cheese. Waitress only came to our table to take our order & get us 2nd round of drinks. Tried to take my 1st before I had finished. Never came back to ask how food was. We flagged down a bus boy to get us some cucumbers for all the dips, waited 20 mins before I walked inside & asked the waitress to forget cucumbers & give us our bill. Overall this was hours-long. We were disappointed to leave w/o trying our planned truffles & choc martinis. Awful & will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Date Find
    Diningfortwo
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It's quite a quaint little spot. It was great for a first date. The food wasn't heavy and they had a pretty good array of wines.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've wanted to eat here for a very years but could never find the time. So when I saw a Groupon for here I purchased it right away. The food was filling but light. The outside seating is very nice on a good day. My server Marsha was very nice and helpful. I will be going back sans Groupon
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Early Dinner
    MattVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went here on a Saturday for an early dinner before a show nearby. The food was very good, and we had a very nice time. The cheese plate, shrimp dumplings, and wines/martinis were excellent, but the "white truffle pizza" probably could have been better. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was OK
    Sims
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Sat outside. Didn't get to see the inside. Table was very wobbly. Table (for two) was small and cramped. Not sure why were seated there when the hostess knew their was a problem with the table. We had to ask for a new table so our drinks and food would not fall off in the middle of our meal. Overall, food was tasty and had drinks off the happy hour menu which were good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal at Ayza!
    Kristina421
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Everything was wonderful as usual! You can't leave Ayza without trying the angry chicken lollipops! Delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    aparker22
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Ayza in west village is a great restaurant! The food and drinks are amazing. Portions seem like they will be small but they fill you up! Also, their Sangria and chocolate martinis are the best I've ever had. I would definately recommend this location to my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine
    SavvyDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Ayza has a great selection of wines. Their chocolate selection is not what I hoped for from a wine and chocolate bar though. My friend and I went around happy hour and the restaurant wasn't crowded which was nice. The waiters were friendly and attentive. The food portions were very tiny but overall Ayza was a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    kiki8VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Ayza is one of my all time go to places! Its a great place for getting dinner with friends. They have great lunch and happy hour specials. The food and staff are great! Love it here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect getaway!
    Nyc8
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    If you're looking to get away from your crazy busy NYC lifestyle, this spot is the perfect getaway! Having to pair wine and chocolate together was the most amazing experience! I will definitely return with my family and perhaps even a boyfriend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding like Always
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food here is always good, and the staff is attentive. I recommend the hand rolled beef and the white truffle pizza. You will not be disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The chocolate martinis are sooooo good, I can't stop thinking about them! I had both the mint chocolate and the raspberry, can't go wrong with either! I just wish they were part of the Happy Hour menu as they are a little pricey. For food, our group shared the wild mushroom pita tart (which is essentially a yummy mushroom pizza) and the white truffle pizza. Both were good, though I recommend sharing the white truffle pizza as it can get a bit heavy. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like the Midtown location better
    vinolove
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I love Ayza but the service at the midtown location is much better! CHOCOLATE MARTINI will satisfy your dessert craving and definitely get a cheese plate to pair with your wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, okay service
    JazzMo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had reservations for my friend's bachelorette party this past weekend. The space was perfect for big groups, not crowded. Our dinner was delicious--we shared 5 tapas between 3 people, which was more than enough food. They also had great wines, and they even had flourless chocolate cake, which was perfect for someone like me (with Celiac). The only downside was that our waitress was apparently new (in training). Although it wasn't super busy, she never came over to check up on us. Each time we needed something, we would have to awkwardly wave and try to make eye contact for 4-5 minutes before she would come over. In the end it was fine--it became kind of a joke for our group. Overall, I would go back for the food, if not the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok experience
    trueuptownfoodie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our waitress wasn't informative about the free food or happy hour drinks available. Being that it was our first time there we ordered from the regular drink menu. Until we noticed her showing the people at the table next to us the happy hour drink menu. Not sure why we wasn't afforded the same attention? When we did get our drinks they were good. I should have gotten some wine. In the end the chef. I think he said he was the one who prepared the food (a handsome Greek gentleman) seem to be really friendly and funny. He came around more than our waitress who was the opposite of him. Anyhoo the at least the fondue was tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 239 reviews are from the AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar West Village reviews archive.
  • Great birthday party!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went in for my buddy's birthday after we found out the fondue place we loved was closing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome service and drinks!
    Foodie76VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We were a party of three, and I can honestly say that each of us really enjoyed the service, food and drinks. They have happy hour Mon thru Fri from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Not only the drinks are on special, but also they have a nice little buffet for free! We arrived at around their happy hour (5:00 p.m.) and did not leave until close to midnight. Yes, it was that good. The selection of cocktails are really great! You can go wrong if you order the chocolate martini. It is to die for. We tried other cocktails: French Royale, Espresso Martini, Caipirinha and many more!. I can't remember the name of our waiter, but he was really awesome. They even treated us a chocolate fondue to share. Delicious! I will definitely come back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I love this place. Upon stumbling across it about a year ago, I love wine and love chocolate, so what could be better? Been here twice for special occasions. Both times were too notch with ambiance. Definitely went that little extra mile with the rose petals, candles, surprise dessert and shots. Service is usually excellent....a little spotty this last time, but still ok. Wine list is awesome especially the flights. Nice chance to try things before getting a full glass. Food is delightful, especially the truffle pizza and mushroom tart. Both favorites. Did the cheese plate this time and was pretty good. All their plates are perfect for sharing. Easy to just Order a bunch. Chocolate martinis are amazing, and come with a free truffle!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chic place
    muneca46
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Second trip to this place..nice free appetizers.. its pretty n all waitress has snotty attitude but waiters were pretty nice! good place for pre dinner happy hour or quick bite
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    nikkie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    First time and will be back told a few friends about ayza in the village.great spot love the decor
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place for enjoy wine
    andrew
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    i go there with my friend and i used my groupon. they give alot of food so we cannot finish. the food is so good but on plate little salty. next time I would like to try wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love the food and service
    YohannaBVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Best happy hour! Love love the food and service Love love the food and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar was a great experience. My girlfriend took me there for my 30th B-Day. Amazing experience. Bring chocolate and wine together is a great touch. I would recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night
    Janice
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It was my first time and I loved it so much I planned a girl's night for next Tuesday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same as midtown location
    1234
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Every time I come to this location the food is always a little disappointing as its very different from the food at the midtown location even though the menu is the same. I'll order one of my favorite dishes and its not at all what I would get when I go to the midtown location. Drinks are all still delicious and the cheese plates are amazing! The food I think is an area that could be improve, if it's going to be made different than it should be a different menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    bkratchtech
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I've been to Ayza countless times and have never had an issue. This time was very different. Our waitress was simply not attentive, didn't out our food order in, didn't come to check on us, and was all around unpleasant. Maybe it was just a bad day, but I will think twice before bringing a friend with who has never been here before.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Girls Night Out
    txNH
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Had a truly wonderful time here Sunday night with my sister who was visiting for the weekend. We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine, with a flavorful creamy cheese and meat tray. The highlight was the Warm Belgium Goat Cheese... delicious!! For dessert we splurged on chocolate fondue with fruit & brownies. Decadent!! As if the food and fun atmosphere was not enough the wait staff definitely made the evening. Olga and Nadir were fabulous and really took care of us! I will be making a reservation for date night with my husband next week!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love It
    Yorod
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This will be our 3rd year celebrating either my husband's b-day or our anniversary & each time we go we love it even more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Jesse
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband and I did the Couples night package it was very romantic, but would recommend to go to AYZA with no package so you can take advantage of happy hour with buffet. Drinks were great but a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awasome!
    Dogan
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Lovely place, with delicious food, rich wine list, perfect chocolate martini... Staff very friendly. Definitely will be back again!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.