Perfect for a date
Great food, awesome service. Great outside sitting area but would recommend some fans.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and interesting menu!
Great service and interesting menu. Chocolates (I think they were called Chocolattis of Xocolattis or something like that...) were just ok, not great. But rest of food and beverages we had were very nice.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went there for our 1st year wedding anniversary. We got the Sunday couple special. When we got there the table had a candle light and rose petals on the table which added our dinner to be more romantic. Be both ordered the paninis which were very tasty. Then we got the complimented truffles that you can choose 4 different ones from the menu. The truffles were delicious that we got some to go. The staff were very nice and courteous. The food comes out very quick.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood gem that never fails
A wonderful little place that consistently meets and exceeds expectations. Great options of wine and small bites all moderately priced.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for early evening meeting
Joined colleagues for a business meeting. We sat outdoors, which provided ample room to discuss our agenda, as well as enjoy lovely appetizers and a bottle of delicious wine.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine & choco match made in heaven
DELIGHTFUL! My group enjoyed everything, specialty drinks, snacks, most of all chocolate plates!!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to wine with friends
The place is cute, you can have both indoor or outdoors seating. The host was wonderful and had actually reserved a table for us by the window as requested - big brownie points for that! Wines were a plenty and prices averaged between $9-12/ glass which is very standard for NYC. I would definitely go back there!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
great date wine bar
Great for a date. get some wine and a few chocolates and you're golden.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dessert is a MUST!
Was a little surprised at how small it is... But that didn't take away from a great time! The food was good, the dessert was amazing! The house sangria was delicious as was their lemon drop martini! Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are looking for dessert!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place! My friend and i went for girls night out and it was the best! If you go, make sure you order the chicken panini, AND GET THE MOSCATO d'Asti!! Our server was an absolute sweetheart, almost knowing what we wanted before we ordered it. Would suggest this as a top choice for outings!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for a birthday - food & service was great as usual. Received unsolicited discount & dessert celebration.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
From start to finish, our waitress helped pair wine with cheese and chocolates. She asked a couple questions to find out what we like and gave great guidance from there. Yummy tapas, great ambiance. I'll definitely go back! And, when the waitress overheard it was my birthday, she brought out my dessert I ordered with a lit sparkler. Very sweet!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice wine selection and apps
The truffle pizza was incredible and very fairly priced. All their appetizers looked great. No complaints about the wine either, and staff was friendly.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Nite Out
Great Service .. so Accommodating .. Yummy Food and Drinks!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for part of a date
My wife and I, who are in our upper 20s, went to ayza after seeing a show on a Saturday night. We made reservations and were promptly seated at an outdoor table even though the outdoor area was packed. We ordered cheese plates and then chocolates, all of which were very good. We each had a couple of martinis. The martinis tasted great but weren't very strong. Waitress and staff were good to us and we didn't feel rushed. I'd recommend trying this place out.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
If was my first visit to the
If was my first visit to the restaurant. I had a good time the food,chocolate and drinks were excellent.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good wine and tapas
Went there with a friend visiting from Argentina. We had some great Lambrusco and lovely tapas. It was a nice day so it was quite noises outside. I wish I would have had room to try try the chocolate.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine, mediocre chocolate
Just that... great wine, mediocre and overpriced chocolate
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hip place
Really enjoyed our visit. Felt like a hip place to eat since it was packed (luckily we had a reservation). Looking forward to returning to the midtown location, and trying the one in the Village, too!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Night Out
Me and 3 of my friends decided to do a girls night out and I suggested going here, which turned out to be an awesome suggestion. The food was great the wine we picked delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect for four young women on a Thursday night. The only set back is that the place is small and can sometimes feel cramped to move around in, whether sitting outside or inside. The waitress wasn't as attentive as we would have liked but all in all the overall experience was excellent and we will definitely be going back.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time. The only minor issue was we were wait for the rest of out party so wanted to go to the bar ..grab some drinks while we waited. The place is so tiny though u can't really stand there and order a drink your standing on top of someone. So we justed waited outside instead. Also food was very good just wish for a few more choices. But we had a great time and when we sat down the server was very on top of things and very helpful. Thank you
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always love going to Ayza. There was plenty of food and everything was delicious!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff, especially the Hostess,
Staff, especially the Hostess, was great at "entertaining" me as i waited for my friend who was running late.
All the staff members i came in contact with, whether they were assigned to our table or not, were very cordial.
The food was AMAZING! Each course on point. Our server was great with suggestions. She was able to guide us well through the dessert menu.
Overall great experience. Left me anxious to try the W.Village spot.
As my friend put it, "great find!"
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're regulars now!
Originally lured by the promise of chocolatey cocktails, I, along with two friends, decided to give Ayza a try. The space is cozy, with a small bar, and closely packed tables both inside and (canopied) outside. The food is interesting, a eclectic selection of appetizers (yay, chicken lollipops!), soups, salads, sandwiches, etc. and the staff is always friendly and attentive. The best part is the selection of creative chocolate cocktails though! We all enjoyed our first experience so much, we decided to return for the Tuesday themed "Girls' Night Out". Fun! Again, the second time was a great experience and we plan to return for more!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a date
Amazing chocolate martinis. Good place for a first date or whenever. Definitely should try it!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is small but very
Restaurant is small but very nice.
Staff is exceptional and food delicious.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant in a Cozy Setting
Ayza was a great experience. I happened to find them while searching for a nice restaurant to take my fiance and I came across them. The food was so tasty and since my fiance loves chocolate I had to try it out. It didn't disappoint at all. The Hot Artichoke Hearts are amazing and they wont disappoint at all. 5 of out 5 hands down. If you want a nice romantic setting with great food and even tastier and creative desserts Ayza hands down is the place to go to. I recommend it to anyone
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for chocolate lovers!
Good food, great chocolate martinis and a nice atmosphere. -What more can you ask for? Everyone was very nice and Monday they had music and a gal singing beautifully. We had a great girls night out. Then we topped it off with good desserts and truffles to-go. Great overall experience.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine and food
Aiza is a great spot to have a nice rlaxing time with friends or lovers. Food is great and light . They have a diverse and generous wine selection.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for special occasions!
My husband and I came here for dessert and champagne to celebrate our anniversary and I couldn't have been happier. The place is adorable and the staff were great. If you are a chocolate lover than this is your paradise! The live music was also a great touch. I will definitely return for a special night out.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a girls night out
Great for a girls night out but wouldn't bring more than four people because tables are small. Great apps
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out
The portions are relatively small which is great for everyone to sample each dish. Inside seating is tight and small but the upside is that it is romantic and surprisingly not that loud. The patio has palm trees so it gives it a western feel...perfect for a girls night out or a intimate evening with a date. The service is great and everyone is so friendly and willing to make your experience memorable.
Must try the espresso truffle with Riesling...and the Manchego cheese with figs was to die for. The Sea Bass with Parship puree literally melts in your mouth! I highly recommend this place and I'm sure that you'll go back more than once to try everything on their menu...or just go for a nice glass of wine.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Couples
The food and wine was excellent...went there on a Sunday with my husband and received immediate attention from our server...always polite and courteous.
Loved their Pasta dish and truffles. Love this place.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for food near the Garden
Great place for lunch with a prix fixe option. I loved the complimentary taste of sangria. the mini-panini and salad plus an appetizer were perfect for lunch. I hope to come again for dinner when I have time to try dessert.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
the drinks here are AMAZING!!!
the drinks here are AMAZING!!! i had the almond chocolate martini which was just awesome. then 8 more of my friends showed up and each one of them had the same drink, many times over. I had the angry chicken on the bone, very good.
had a large group of women and we just enjoyed the heck out of that place
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVED both my visits. Excellent
LOVED both my visits. Excellent food, decor, and staff!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and though the portion size of the entree could be a little bigger. It was perfect for me and my friend but I think if a big eater were to go for dinner it might not be enough. Loved the ambience but I as the sun went down I started feeling that the lights were too dim. The staff was very freindly and accomodating. I had made a note in my reservation that my friend was having a birthday and that I wanted it to be a surprise for her. They later came with our chocolate-covered strawberries (which were DELICIOUS!) with a sparkler in it. It was so pretty and so unique! I would definitely go there again.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing. From the white truffle pizza to the seven layer cake. We did lots of small plates and lived everything.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a pleasant fine. Excellent food. Great service. Memorable chocolate martini. Unique appetizers. Strongly recommend this gem of a restaurant.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary here with a very nice dinner. I had mentioned it in the special request field and requested a nice, quiet table. Although the hostess tried to seat us at a table by the kitchen door at first, the staff more than made up for it with excellent service and special attention to our celebration. The food was excellent and our server, Olga, was extremely attentive. The other staff was equally as helpful. It seemed like the restaurant read our special request about 10 minutes after we were seated, but once they realized, we were really treated like royalty. It made our anniversary so special and memorable and we enjoyed every bite!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming French Bar
I was pleasantly surprised by this tine french bar. It's very cozy and cute. The waitress was very friendly. Drinks were on the lighter side but still good. The food is pretty good, we ordered a lot of small plates to share. The won't sit you until the whole party is present. Will definitely come back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was a great find on our visit to NYC. The drinks list is great especially with all the chocolate matched/infused drinks. The food was amazing and really well priced too.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place but pricey
I've been here many a time and am still surprised at the bill every time. I eat at many places in the city. The reason I keep coming back here is it's convenient location and sangria.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tiny but the food is excellent.
This place is TINY. That being said the food was excellent and the service quick and friendly. The chocolates were out of this world. Great for couples.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, Good Food,
Great atmosphere, Good Food, and Ambience was really nice. The drinks were not watered down, and I appreciate that. If your going to pay for a drink, at least let it be a good drink. Gives you the feel of being in the greatest city in the world
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the place is a little "hard to find" the food is worth it. Everything, including the drinks -- which, by the way, are not watered down -- was delicious. Our waitress was great. They have outdoor dining with heated lamps so I can't imagine you feeling a chill as the weather gets colder. The inside space is small, very small but cozy. You must try the angry chicken lollipops. Everything about this place is worth visiting. Be it a romantic night or dinner with the girls. You could even celebrate a birthday there as they probably could accomodate 20 ppl seating outside. Loved this place!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Ayza on numerous occasions. Each time I've taken a new friend with me who has also fallen in love with this small, relaxing wine bar. The staff is beyond friendly and the food is fresh and flavorful.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have wanted to go here for years, but I was always told it was more for couples. I finally went this past Saturday with my friends for my birthday. We went for drinks and mostly CHOCOLATE. The best review my friend said "I never realized chocolate could make me so happy!" We ordered the 12 pieces of chocolate and they were amazing! I got a free birthday martini and it was delicious!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
AYZA exceeded my expectations. The reception and and service personnel were all cordial and well-informed. The food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Prices were reasonable. I would come back, and would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great for a filling but light lunch. We arrived before the restaurant opened and staff gladly still served us. Dessers are tiny!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM