AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

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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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Sunday Couples' Night Out

End your weekend with a surprise romantic dinner at Ayza
Our Sunday special, with cozy candlelit tables covered in rose petals, is the perfect way to pamper that special someone.

Finish your romantic evening with decadent Jacques Torres chocolate truffles compliments of AYZA.

Simply make a reservation through FIND A TABLE and type the code (romantic Sunday special) in the Special Requests’ Box.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 16, 2019

Ends: November 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

Monday Jazz Night

Every Monday 7 PM to 9:30 PM except Holidays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 16, 2019

Ends: November 17, 2118

Availability: Mon 7:00PM-9:30PM

Tuesday Girls' Night Out!

Complimentary Chocolate Shot & Belgian Chocolate Covered Strawberry when you make a reservation through our website and type in the code, "Girls' Night Out" in the "special request box".

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 27, 2019

Ends: September 28, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-11:00PM

Of All the Hours, This is the Happiest!

Come join us for Happy Hour drink specials...

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 23, 2019

Ends: September 24, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM
Fri 3:00PM-5:30PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We serve our regular dinner menu on Christmas Eve....

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Years Eve Party: LIVE DJ 10 PM to 2 AM, Upscale, Friendly, Cozy... We will be serving a three course, $59 prix-fixe menu highlighting Ayza's classics and holiday specials.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2545 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town visiting with my Mom to celebrate her birthday for the weekend, and this place was amazing! Samantha was our server, who was so friendly, attentive, and made the experience so much more special for us. The charcuterie, wine, and chocolate desserts (especially the chocolate martini) were all beyond expectations. We will definitely visit again the next time we come to NYC!

RS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our lunch here. The 12,95 lunch was delicious and filling..a really good value!. They gave me a free glass of prosecco for my birthday. And crepe creme brulee cake was awesome!!!

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had lots of fun sharing small plates and a cheese plate. Everything was delicious! LOVE your chocolate martinis. Best I have had in awhile with the luscious chocolate shavings on top. I am a return customer and will continue visiting. Only downside is the space is over cluttered with tables in my opinion. Hard to get out to use the restroom without bumping the next table. A bit claustrophobic feeling. But otherwise enjoyed.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I've been here many times and always try something different. Amazing wine selection and even better staff. Everyone is super attentive and friendly.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Once seated she was immediately treated with a glass of Champaign, and we each were given a sampling of hot mulled wine for the holiday season - a very special treat! We ordered two appetizers from the late selection of unique preparations. We chose the deep fried avocado sticks that were served with two delicious sauces, and a hot baked artichoke and spinach dip served with fresh tortilla chips. Although the entire selections are rather limited, we chose the filet mignon that was prepare well to our liking. For our dessert we chose a delectable multi-layered flakey pastry with a scrumptious creamy custard filling. We also had an awesome chocolate raspberry martini - a house specialty that was so delicious that it alone made our visit here most memorable! It was also served with one of their homemade chocolates. This restaurant is small and all inside tables are high tops. if you choose to eat outside in an enclosed sheltered and warmed patio area during the colder months, those tables are more traditional.
We strongly recommend AYZA for its unique menu offerings and great service and attention to detail.

SK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This is a go-to restaurant for me, as well as my family when they're in town. Food and drinks were delicious as always, but the service this time was pretty disappointing. We had an early dinner in order to make an evening show, and even though there were just two other couples in the restaurant (and we were a party of 3), we felt virtually ignored. We had to ask multiple times just to order entrees. They never asked us if we wanted drinks, and we had to remind them to clear the older, empty dishes. Our food took a very long time to arrive, when we asked about ETA they blamed us for ordering large dishes, and when the food came out it was room temperature. We've ordered all of these plates before, even when the place was busy, and had no problems. We raised these issues and were offered a free dessert at the end, which of course we couldn't accept because we needed to leave for the show. The manager discounted our bill somewhat, which I appreciate but I'd gladly pay full price for the quality service we used to receive.

CJ
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for appetizers before a show. Offered delicious warm mulled wine as we were seated. Nice touch on a cold evening. Had tasty chicken lollipops, spinach and artichoke dip, avacado fries, and mushroom pizza. Everything was great. Meal accompanied with nice Chilian wine, Chocolate infused wine, and their mulled wine. Third time hear and it didn’t disappoint.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This venue was amazing and accommodating. Both our waitresses were attentive and engaging. We will be back!

LO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great presentation

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this experience. They gave me champagne for my birthday! So nice!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Great food. Service was really disappointing. The evening started with the hostess pushing us (literally) as he was running out the door. Then some of the food came out but not everyone’s. I had to go to the bathroom to get the waiters attention. Very disappointed.

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for sharing a variety of small plates with others. The waitstaff and kitchen were very accommodating of my sister's gluten allergy and all of the food was fantastic. My only complaint is that there is only one restroom to serve the entire restaurant, so there was a very long wait.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant surprise! The drinks and food were great. Service was great and our server was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. We will be back with a larger party.

J
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot. Our second time there. Great spot for a light lunch, or a post-theater drink. Desserts are excellent.

E
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe, great service. I've been before and I'll definitely be back again.

RJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was mostly good. I would not recommend the angry chicken lollipops. The meat was dry and chewy and hard to eat. The tables were also way too small to enjoy dinner. Silverware kept falling off table and we felt terribly cramped. Not a enjoyable dinner experience at all.

AT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go to in the city .. the food is amazing plenty of selections and the service is outstanding

M
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant! Ayza is the perfect place for a date. Everything was decadent and a great value for the quality, service, and location. The chocolate martinis are probably my favorite drink in New York City. This was my third time returning to Ayza and I will be back for many more amazing meals!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and beautiful space, but tables are very cramped together.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service could be a bit quicker and pro active. Food and atmosphere was really good

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the happy hour! We did a choose plate and come chocolates, along with the chicken tacos. It was great! Loved the Chocolate Manhattan!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited on space but very accommodating! They went out of their way to accommodate a special request that they did not have to honor. It was greatly appreciated

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday celebration. Friendly staff. Short wait with reservation. Timely service. Excellent food/drinks.

KQ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Would like to see some true vegan offerings on the menu. Vegetarian food has a lot more fat.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic experience. Went on a brisk Monday night for my Girlfriends birthday. We were seated outdoors which is much nicer than indoors. Although it was cold outside the seating area was warm because there were overhead heaters. There was also live music which was a pleasant surprise being that it was a Monday night. I wrote a message on my reservation stating that it was my gf’s bday. The host put Rosé petals on our table before we were seated. In addition the waitress gave my gf a free glass of Prosecco. For drinks we have the chocolate martinis. They were so delicious! We had the raspberry and peppermint. Both were amazing. I also had the melon Moscow mule which was unique take on a classic. The drink smelled amazing and was great. For food we had the crispy baby shrimp dumplings (delicious), white truffle pizza (pretty good but it’s basically pita bread with cheese). Entrees were mushroom ravioli (amazing!) and the filet mignon. Dessert we got the dark chocolate fondue. It was fantastic. They brought it out with a sparkler too. The only con was food/drinks were a bit pricey. But with service like that I’m not complaining! Aside from that it was a wonderful overall experience. Service was spectacular, ambiance was beautiful and food/drinks were delicious.

MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food great value but slow service and only one bathroom!

JG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation, but apparently, they were overbooked and so we sat at the bar. But, it was awesome because the bartenders were great! We ate our dinner there and really had a great time. Dragana was the girl bartender and she was really wonderful. Her male co-bartender was amazing as well. Our service was extremely high level! It was a really enjoyable experience! We are just visiting NYC, but when we come back we would love to visit again. Thanks so much. :)

RJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a 7pm reservation on a Friday October night and was packed. We got there on time and had to wait 10 minutes for our table outside which was heated (which felt rather warm after a while). We got 2 of our appetizers rather quickly and the last one (a soup) took a little while to arrive. After we got done with our appetizers, 2 different waiters came by to ask us if we were having more food which we found curious since they could easily check our order to see that we had entrees ordered. We later ordered dessert and overall the food was good, though not out of this world. The noise level was very high but overall a fine dining experience in NYC.

d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for happy hour.

SF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ayza is awesome. Small and cozy place. Good for a special occasion or for a happy hour.
Every meal tastes delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great! I’m sorry to say that I read about reviews regarding the service before we went and the reviews were spot on. The service was awful our server had no personality and was extremely rude but the food was good and the chocolate was good and the wine was good. His name was Jim. Rude server.

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after a lite meal for wine, charcuterie and dessert. All were delicious and I don’t have anything negative to say. I have been there before and was very happy during that visit also.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating staff, amazing food!

CF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, though it’s small it wasn’t overcrowded. Good noise level for conversation. For what we got I think it was well priced.

CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Wayyyyyyyy too loud, and slow service. Took three times asking to even get the bill.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outdoor seating was nice. Good ambiance

AD
New York Area
315 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was exceptional and service was very good ! A must try!!

GW
New England
104 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very affordable and very tasty meal. This place has become one of our favorites in NYC. I’m yet to try their wine and chocolate selection but their lunch combos are the best value in Manhattan. Simple ingredients work well together is their toast, pizzas, etc. They also have very good soups and bring fresh bread with ricotta. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable. Most of us are well traveled and are kind off spoiled by Michelin stared restaurants and exotics but this place has this universally appealing quality that makes us return every time we are trying to decide between...Korean or French or Mexican or... for whatever reason this place is an overall winner!

NB
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a fun time. Fantastic selection of cheese, cured meats and chocolate.

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