AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

4.6
2271 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
We Create Experiences To Savor & Cultivate The Moments.

Enjoy Our Outdoor Dining! Savory cheese and Jacques Torres chocolate truffles! Full menu of salads, paninis, main courses and more.

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.

Each year many corporations choose Ayza as a venue for holiday parties, product launches, meetings and more.

AYZA was designed by world-renowned architect Richard Bloch. Some of his design credits include Le Bernardin, Masa and Sony Club. AYZA’s decor is a contemporary, modern theme with sleek clean lines and has indoor and outdoor seating available.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Mon 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(212) 714-2992
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hugo Garcia
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th Avenue and Broadway
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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.
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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.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Music - First Monday of the Month - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM!
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Special events & promotions
http://ayzanyc.com/private-events/

Starting from $60 per person - 2 HOUR OPEN BAR ALL INCLUSIVE MENU

AYZA’s Group Dining and Wine Tasting is a delicious and joyful way to show your group an unforgettable experience from intimate sommelier-guided wine tastings to large scale gatherings.

Our package includes a 2 hour open bar with cheese plates, our signature tapas and artisanal chocolates. The open bar lets you tryout AYZA’s unique wine selection, beer and signature cocktails.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We host a variety of events ranging from reserved business meetings to large scale private parties. No matter the event size or style, our seasoned events manager and staff will work with you to personalize your perfect event.

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What 2271 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We booked this last minute, trying to find a restaurant near Madison Square Garden before a concert. We wanted a date night feel, but had to rush. This was perfect. Really neat, tiny spot. We shared a bunch of the appetizers and loved all them. Wine list was great. Wait staff was so nice. We will definitely come back!

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the chocolate martinis!

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ML
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food, good service. The only downside was that it was a little noisy.

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Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always delicious here. The mushroom ravioli is incredible, and the peppermint martini tasted like a minty milkshake! Amazing!

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k
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, convenient, outside seating is quiet. Staff is accommodating

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant my girlfriend and I came here for our 2 yr anniversary and 3 yrs later we just had to come back and what a lovely 5 yr Anniversary date we had we love ayza!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I wasn’t to thrilled with my food. It wasn’t horrible but not great. The pannis were ehhh. Pork sliders were okay. I had to choose from the appetizers because there wasn’t much to choose from the entrees. I would say it’s more a lunch spot.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was pretty good, nice Atmosphere. However our sever was practically nonexistent, and they served red wine cold, not chilled but like out of a refrigerator cold.

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KC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Ayza! I always have a great time here. The service is great, and the chocolate martini's are fantastic. I didn't get food this time but they've expanded their food menu over the years and it's really tasty.

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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

Included a note asking for quiet-ish spot with my reservation. Turns out, there was no such thing. There were three women two tables away that were there when we arrived (already tipsy), and were there until we left. There were not just talking, they were scream-talking the entire time. Brought a friend out for her birthday, catching up before I move out of town. Really frustrating. Service was exceptional. I think they should have charged us 1/2 price, or just gotten the women out of there. It was like some drunken bar at 2am.

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London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and even better service, it was busy and sometimes slightly slow which is understandable however the waitress we had was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and come back.

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TB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Took a while to get our drinks and to order our food. Service was kind of meh.

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Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for us when in New York....a hot spot for the younger crowd and active older folks like us but enjoyable...My wife's beef skewers were very good and I have to say my lamb chops were the best I have ever had...but the real reason we always come here is the Chocolate Martini...absolutely the best on the planet!!! Thanks for a great dinner/evening.

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Caribbean
152 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot to chill and have appetizers and a glass of wine. Superb happy hour.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a severe shrimp allergy and the staff were incredibly attentive to it. I had put it into my reservation note, and our server asked about it before even taking our order. Much, much appreciated.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Not a good spot for brunch. Great for after work dinner and drinks

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If you love chocolate and wine this will make you smile. Food was excellent but chocolate martinis and desserts were AWESOME. Great pairing options as well as many sweets to discover. Perfect for girls night out, date night, or pick me upper! Charming patio.

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MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great casual/intimate place for a catch-up with a friend.

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Original, nice and enjoyable the 20 layer crepes cake is outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the wine! Chocolate molten lava cake was a lovely end to the night!

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 3... excellent waiter, very friendly and positive. We had drinks, appetizers and dinner... again, excellent value. A real find. Highly recommend.

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GG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vibe every time we go to Ayza. Great healthy food, music, drinks etc.

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a birthday and it was great! They put petals on the table and brought chocolate covered strawberries with a candle in it. It was above and beyond and we really enjoyed the experience! Great happy hour, great staff. Definitely going back to this place often :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It's fine. This is a first date spot and girls night out spot for people coming in from Jersey. The wines they offer by the glass are mediocre ones because they assume their customers will not be able to tell the difference and the cheap wine increases the profit margin. Wasn't bad but nothing was particularly good either.

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Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server, Tiffany, was splendid and very helpful with menu and wine recommendations. The food was superb, no rush either. Plus, was moved under canopy when it started to spit with rain in case of a downpour. Would definitely recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

Place is packed Friday night and there's only one bathroom. Food is excellent as is the wine and chocolate menu. Service spotty because they're so busy but really nice. Prices are fair.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This is a very interesting place. . . . . The service is quite poor while the food is exceptional. If you are patient enough to work through the slow service (and they don't seem to care as everyone we saw had the same challenge) the food and wine are worth it. The seating is tight so you get to know your neighbors, but it has a great atmosphere to enjoy a bite.

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Their chocolate Martinis are to die for. Great service, nice staff. Food is amazing as well.

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend from out of town for a girls' night out and we had an absolute blast. The food was amazing and we both left with major food babies. Highly recommend the fondue and chocolate manhattan. Be sure to make a reservation for Thursday night - it was packed! Would definitely do again, maybe with Lactaid next time.

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute lunch special !!! But be aware, they are very small portion and that if you want to add the add ons— you must do it while you order the lunch special. You can’t do it after you’re done with the meal and want more food. Adorable chocolates and many options !!

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PR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating ourside is great. The terrace had fan’s keeping it cool

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great pairings of wine and chocolate, with good wine flights, chocolate margaritas, and fondue. Cute spot for a date, but service felt a bit rushed.

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DM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorites. The avocado fries are soooo delicious. Twenty layer crepe brûlée cake is my all time favorite dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Food was phenomenal. The waitress helped choosing drinks, and attended to the table very well and professionally. It was a 10/10 experience, would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for good food, and loves chocolate! It’s great for all occasions as well as casual everyday dining!

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MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a last minute table for a bachelorette for some wine and a small bite. The food was delicious. We all loved the White truffle pizza and the cheese selection was excellent. The food portions were on the smaller side for the price. The wine list is lovely. At the end of the meal they brought over amazing chocolate covered strawberries for the bride and the rest of our party. Would definitely recommend this cozy place!!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for chocolate lovers

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RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place.. the chocolate Martinis are to die for... food is great!! Very nice and welcoming place.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Che bel posto! Cocktail eccezionali e cibo molto originale e sfizioso. La cameriera che ci ha servito era un vero tesoro professionale e cordiale!
Conto corretto

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Went for a post birthday dinner celebration. Service was terrible had to flag down the one waitress working at least 10 times. All the food was brought out like-warm and tasted terrible. Almost like they microwaved it for a minute and gave it to us. Overall, terrible experience will definitely never go back and will write a more detailed review on yelp later tonight. Definitely just go to a place like max brenner instead. Same prices, way better food and quality.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here about ten times and it never disappoints! Food and service are always excellent! It gets crowded, so always make reservations. Perfect for foodies and wine connoisseurs.

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