AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar
AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ayzanyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 714-2992
  • Hours of Operation:
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    TUESDAYS GIRLS' NIGHT OUT in Manhattan goo.gl/H5Rdo

    Special Offers: http://goo.gl/H5I4M

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
    Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:45pm,

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Murat Sevimcok
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Music on Mondays!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th Avenue and Broadway
  • Public Transit: B, D, F, V, N, Q, R & W trains to 34th Street/Herald Square, 1, 2 & 3 trains to 34th Street/Penn Station, and 6 to 33rd Street. M4, M16, M34 & Q32 buses to West 31st Street & 5th Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking is available after 6:00pm on 31st Street. Central Parking System is located on 9 West 31st Street, (between 5th Avenue and Broadway), New York, NY 10001, Phone: (212) 868-1682.
A word from AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar
Enjoy Our Outdoor Dining! Savory cheese and Jacques Torres chocolate truffles! Full menu of salads, paninis and more. Ultimate in Flavor & Style; Private Parties at the Best Wine Bar in NYC. 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. Ayza is nearby Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Empire State Building, Broadway Show Theater in New York City. French, Mediterranean, Italian Restaurants. Dining at chocolate and wine bar in Times Square. Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar will be within walking distance of Broadway’s Theater District, Jacob Javits Convention Center, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.
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AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (67)great for outdoor dining (65)notable wine list (52)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (41)late-night find (34)good for groups (31)hot spot (26)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Food was good, but keep in mind the low prices because the portions are super small. My turkey panini had one sliver of cold cut on it. Besides the small portions, the food tasted really good so i would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ARustion
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service was a little bit slow at first but was fine the rest of the evening. The tables were squeezed in pretty tightly which if I had been there for romance could have been a little off putting. It was great for my friend and I to hang out and try new drinks and desserts. The food and dessert were wonderful. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • munchies and chocolate
    StraVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    yummy small plates and great desserts. the service was great and everything moved fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    AZYA was cute, & I enjoyed the outdoor enclosed seating with the heat lamps. I went with a group for a book club meeting, which was not the best idea- the restaurant was fairly loud and it was difficult to hear one another at times. AZYA was somewhat cramped and I would not recommend this for groups. The dinner food was average, but the wine and desserts were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seating delayed w/ reservation and rushed to leave
    jennycor
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Had a reservation for 5 for 6 ppl. 3 were there by 5:15. I was told they would not be seated and that the place was nearly empty. Really ! The 2 other ppl got there right after. No where does it state that. The only thing I was aware of was that if your party was late for 15 min we might not have our reserved seats. The place was practically empty. We spent close to $300 , tip included. This was my 4th time there and I was disappointed. The waitress was superb though. We got shots on the house. Thank you. We did feel rushed at the end. Not by our waitress but some other guy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The wine list, chocolates and cheese were great. They offered a nice wine flight selection as well. My only complaint about the entree is that the sea bass tasted a bit "fishy". The dessert chocolates and cookies were small but still tasty. The restaurant itself was also quite small but we were lucky enough to get a table inside on a very cold night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our chocolate fun! Staff & food awesome!
    Beautiful
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Loved our chocolate experience at Ayza. Both staff and food were awesome!! Will definitely plan to return on our next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pick except for one little issue
    DoctaM3
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    So I was looking at places to take my gf and have my friend and his partner join us for dinner .. we settled on Ayza because all of us are major chocoholics and Ayza had a fantastic selection of chocolate desserts so it was the restaurant to try out. Our table was reserved and ready when we got there. Our waitress was very prompt and helpful throughout the night. We stayed there for about 2.5 hours throughout our meal. Now the issue: when we finished our meal, the staff kept coming by trying to rush us out the door but being subtle at the same time by doing some of the following (taking away our wine and water glasses even though we were still using them), coming by our table and just checking up on us without saying anything as if they wanted to clear the space.. sending the cleaning personnel to make rounds as well, (albeit we were still conversing and deciding if we wanted other items off the menu). So instead of asking us if we wanted anything else, I believe it was the manager that came by and asked us "politely" to vacate our table because there was another reservation. I am well aware that if you have reservations for a certain time slot, you deserve to be seated at said time (because thats how I would want it to be for my reservations). However, I would not vacate someone off their table just so I can fit someone else in without knowing for sure that that party had finished their stay. (suffice to say, we hadn't paid our bill yet and were told to vacate, which I find rude).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food wasn't as good as I had hoped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    $16 for a drink that is watered down I have had better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Option
    yesse17
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Overall I like Ayza and have frequented a few times, my only complaint is that it is a bit cramped but otherwise I'm always satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a fabulous experience!
    KarineP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We loved our dining at Ayza. Our drinks were wonderful, the service amazing, the food delicious, the decoration magnificient. Really, nothing to complain about. I will come back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor seating nice...but HOT!
    NYCgirl24
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I made a reservation for Friday evening. I've been here once before two years ago during the summer, so I was happy to see that outdoor seating was available on this cold November night. The restaurant puts up plastic curtains to block at the wind and cold and have some very efficient overhead heaters to keep the place warm.....maybe too efficient, felt like 85 - 90 degrees. Service was okay. We had to ask for the waitress a few times for an extra menu and silverware for our added guests. I don't want to fault her too much as the outside area was quite packed and she seemed to have too many people to assist. Maybe they were short-staffed. The small taster of mulled wine when we were first seated was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice romantic date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My bf and I requested a couple nights out. We did the cheese tasting and chocolate tasting. It was some experience. Definitely recommend this place for a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hancg
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It was ok at the beginning but the end, when I asked a check, the total was included 18% gratuity already. Usually they charge a tip for 6 or more people but we were only 2people. I really don't like they added a tip and didn't mention any. I didn't feel I enjoyed their food an wine whenever they did it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truffle-tastic!
    Kval
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The chocolate martinis and truffles are to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The service was extremely poor. We had a reservation through open table. When we arrived I told them we had a reservation and they never asked my name to confirm it and just pointed to a table and asked rather surely "is this ok". The waitress announced with a very bad attitude that the kitchen was closed and they were only serving dessert and drinks, which was our intent. The problem was the way everything was done. We were served our desserts which were lackluster without napkins. They seemed surprised when we asked for them. Our water glasses were never refilled and remained empty until we left. I would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chocolate fixes everything...
    dessertprincess
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were sitting near a bridal shower party, so the noise level was pretty high. Despite that, it was a very fun, romantic birthday for my boyfriend and I.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    VennyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The atmosphere, the food and the service were excellent. I look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ayza
    NickandSab
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great time at Ayza on Friday night 10/24 with my wife. Food was excellent and wine selection was amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine & chocoate are faves, not AYZA
    2FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We ate dinner at Ayza on Friday evening. I chose it because of its subtitles- my favorite food!-, the outdoor patio and the price range quoted on the Open Table site. I was disappointed on all counts. The opening spiced hot wine was nice, but the wines by the glass selection was limited. I tried a flight of reds- tasteless. The baba ganoush had mayonnaise in it- YUK!! AND my husband is allergic to soy- sent it back. My salad (walnuts and dates, manchego, roast chicken). The chicken was moist but bland. Too many dates & walnuts. We had 2 brands of chocolate tasters, 9 chocolates in all. These were very small and one brand (6 types) was monotonous in the literal sense, other than the coffee flavored one. Price far too high for the value.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a girls' night
    MDNYC
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I choose this place mostly for catching up with co-workers, meeting up with friends and as a great after-work spot. The wine list is impressive, the drinks always delicious and the desserts out of this world (try the crepe layer cake OMG good!). The staff is very attentive but not over-bearing and the service always good. In the summer they have an outdoor space and in the colder months the close off the space so you are still sitting outdoors but it's covered up with heaters. Would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love.
    Foodie23VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I simply love this place. It's sooo small. But it has outdoor dining that is heated in the cold weather months that add space. And the food? Divine. Get the truffle pizza and thank me later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Azya was awesome. I never write these review so it must be great. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had an amazing time
    Loes
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I think the settings of this place were incredible. Everything about my experience was great not complaints at all. I would definitely recommend my fiends to come, and enjoy for themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We certainly enjoyed our lunch and the waitstaff was extremely polite and courteous. The chocolate martini was delicious as it was my first and I would like to come back and try dinner. Overall, it was a fun lunch and the staff very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Website totally misleading
    Trynewthings
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We sat indoors at lunchtime and the room was very small with small tables pushed together. Very difficult to navigate around other tables as they were so close together. Decor looked as if it needed an overhaul. Site promotes this as a very romantic place but that is difficult to understand. Appetizers surprisingly very good which is what we shared and good proportions. My two friends said the ladies' room was so dark you couldn't see anything. Waitstaff very nice but not terribly well informed about menu. Overall an odd experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • try the wine pairings
    memememememe
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed the food and they have the best chocolate martini we have ever had. The wine pairings with the dark chocolate were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Luv1Choc2Wine3
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I visited Ayza midtown on an early Sat evening with a friend. We sat outside which was nice & more spacious then inside. Everything was wonderful except the 10 min wait for our server to finally come to our table. We shared the shrimp dumpling app (the chili sauce it came with is so delicious!), we each had a panini, her the turkey, I the chicken (both absolutely mouth watering!even the salad that came on the side), a glass of Riesling for me which I enjoyed & a glass of red wine for her (she enjoyed it as well), chocolate covered strawberries & s'mores for dessert. We both really love all the food from the app to the dessert & will be returning again, our go to spot when she comes in town again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, better for groups
    KC22blue
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went on a date with my fiancé for dinner here. Food was great - chocolate raspberry martini was delicious. 21 layer crepe cake is their signature recommended cake - it was ok, texture was questionable. This place is better for GROUPS than a date! Loud ambiance.. people are very chatty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place
    Nesa
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is by far one of the best restaurants I've been to. The ambiance was perfect, the service was amazing. I wasn't too fond of my drink at first but the bartender fixed it in a cry unique was by adding ice cream to it. Now it's one of the best drinks I've ever had. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic date or just an intimate dinner with their significant other.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific spot!!
    joanne
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Before the Billy Joel concert at MSG we were looking for a place to eat. Read about Ayza on the Internet GREAT FIND. Delicious apps - white pizza, brie, and shrimp dumplings. Interesting and tasty cocktails. Paninnis and salads were very delicious also. Luckily we had a reservation. Service was excellent. Don't miss chocolate for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch in Midtown
    SIdiner
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Ayza has a great and very interesting lunch menu . Every thing we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. The wine list was very nice and prices were fair. Make sure you save room for a chocolate sampler dessert ! Would recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved This Place !!!
    NCTreasure
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We've been to Ayza Midtown several times now and have totally enjoyed our experience. The food is wonderful and is presented in such a way that you can't wait to dig in to it. The Angry Chicken Lollipops and the Brie w/Walnuts are two of my favorites. On to the entrees, I've had the ravioli, the steak and the chicken, all wonderful. Would be hard to pick my favorite. And the DESSERTS !!!! on my ......the 21 layer crepe brulee is so wonderful and the Molten Lava cake was simply to die for! Ayza is a great place to relax at the end of a stressful work day and they certainly fit the bill for us. We'll definitely be back !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The place is small. But the food was excellent and the wine /chocolate combos are very yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious delights!
    Foodcriticnyc8
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Being a picky eater in NYC, Ayza delivered the most ultimate wow-factor with their food. We ordered a few things(shrimp dumplings, octopus, pulled pork panini, ravioli) and then the dessert was fondue and chocolate pizza.. Everything was beyond delicious.. Wines were on point.. Bordeux amazing! I would highly recommend this spot for anyone .. Couples, family and friends.. I mean it's definitely the most ideal environment to accommodate any occasion. Almost felt like we were on Europe for dinner :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening! Ayza is a Gem!
    NYCCOILS
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Went to unwind and celebrate a birthday! Enjoyed the cheese platter (a must!), the wine, lava cake and the service (efficient and professional)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date spot!
    MJNYC
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Who doesn't love wine and chocolates? I loved the free tasting of the sangria and the amazing truffle that came with each drink. It just sweetened the atmosphere for this great romantic venue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and wine
    smc18VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had the wild salmon salad and the Torrentes wine. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love wine and dining outdoors
    WineandDine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Enjoyed an evening with my daughter at Ayza - we're going to make it our "place". Good service, good wine (and the martinis looked great - next time) and good food - if you just want small bites or a meal. Reasonable prices on the food. Definitely a find in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a very tiny place, but it is a super nice and classy place to go with friends. I enjoyed the appetizers that we got and the staff was very friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate