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About AYZA Wine & Chocolate 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.

11 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
MON – SAT 12PM – 5PM

DINNER
MON 5PM – 11PM
(Kitchen Closes At 10PM)

TUE – SAT 5PM – 2AM
(Kitchen Closes At 1:30AM)

SUN 4PM – 11PM
(Kitchen Closes At 10PM)

Cross Street:
Between 5th Avenue and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 714-2992

Website:
http://www.ayzanyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Music on Mondays!

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Murat Sevimcok

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
http://ayzanyc.com/private-events/

$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.

Specials

Sunday Couples Night Out

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Tuesday Girls' Night Out

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Monday Live Jazz (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

Mondays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Sunday Couples Night Out

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Sunday Couples Night Out. Excludes Tax and Tip. http://ayzanyc.com/special-offers/#couples-night-out. Special valid Sep 24, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

$49 Per Person! Please join us for a celebratory 3-course prix fixe on New Year's Eve! Credit card information is required for every reservation. Cancellation policy is 72 hours and $49 per person is nonrefundable if the reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours.

Tuesday Girls' Night Out

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Tuesday Girls' Night Out. Excludes Tax and Tip. http://midtown.ayzanyc.com/special-offers/#girls-night-out. Special valid Sep 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2018 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Monday Live Jazz (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

Mondays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Monday Live Jazz (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM). Excludes Tax and Tip. Simply make a reservation through OpenTable and type the code (Monday Live Jazz). Special valid Sep 24, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018 on Mondays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

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Private Dining

$60 per peson. AYZA creates an experience that celebrates the power of pairing wine with food. AYZA hosts events from intimate sommelier-guided wine tastings with food pairings to large scale events. All inclusive menu includes cheese plates, tapas, chocolates, unlimited wine, beer and beverages.

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Fun (28)
Romantic (28)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Cozy (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Tapas (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I made a reservation both on OpenTable and through the website via email a week prior to the date I planned on visiting. I specifically asked for a table closet to the street (which there are at least 4 of). I got confirmation on both reservations. My sister and I arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes prior to 4pm which was our reservation time.
Not only was a table by the street not reserved for us, but they hadn't even looked at our reservation! They told us that we would have to wait 15 minutes for a table that we made a reservation for. That wasn't even the worst part, we were given 4 different excuses by different people! #1 it was our fault for being early and expecting a table to be ready. #2 the hostess wasn't there yet to look at the reservations. #3 we weren't allowed to request an area to sit online and #4 we made the reservation for 4:30 not 4pm. All of which were bogus because the person from the establishment had confirmed my reservation the day after I made it!! I was able to show the email to the people that kept coming up and blaming us which were the most unprofessional, irritating conversations I have had!
We ended up having to wait more than 30 minutes (didn't get seated until 4:35)and the service was terrible. Slow, unattentive, and rude. We had used the code Girls night out to get a complimentary chocolate shot and strawberries (which they could clearly see on the reservation)...we had to ask for the strawberries and then had to ask AGAIN for the chocolate shot. Needless to say I don't recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will not be returning. We didn't even receive an apology from a manager or anything!! There are hundreds of great places in the City who honor a reservation and who had world class service, skip this one.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Even though we booked a reservation 2 months in advance, they still parked us outside in a plastic heated tent. Very loud and very tight. There were even seats open on the inside, but those m7st have been for the regulars.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love going to Ayza. My favorite drink to order is the strawberry chocolate martini. And my favorite appetizer is the taziki with pita. Unfortunately, this item was taken off the menu. That was disappointing. The service this time was not the best but all in all the ladies in my party enjoyed themselves.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a very enjoyable experience at AYZA. Excellent food and great wine list, and the chocolate fondue for dessert was amazing! Nice variety of affordable wines and great small plates for sharing. The guacamole with mango sprinkled on top was great an loved the chicken lollipops. Very crowded table space and it was a cold night so the zipping and unzipping of the plastic protection around patio was distracting. But overall a good spot. I’d go back expecially for pre-theatre dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The place has a nice ambiance with the music and lights. I came here twice, for girl's night and an anniversary and was disappointed because I didn't get the complimentary chocolate for girl's night like with the promo for my reservation, nor was my anniversary date table decorated like I had seen in other reviews. Not sure if it's still a thing but sad that it's advertised but no execution for both times I went.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We ordered a cheese platter, olives and a trio of wines to go with it. It was really good! Instead of doing an entree after, we decided to do one of the chocolate and wine pairings. That was delicious. The overall evening was just yummy and fun!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is a place I come to whenever I'm in town, I love the cheese & wine pairings as well as the food. I have to have my raspberry martini every time I come. I like the start of my meal with the warm spiced wine. When I visit NY again next year, I will be there . Please reinstate the groupon Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar! I love it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our usual for girls night! We love the wine flights and small plates.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Loved everything, they had a small misunderstanding with my table i had a sunday couples table with roses reserved and they gave me the wrong one. They fixed it no problem and my date went amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic!! Loved the cheese board and couldn’t get enough of the chocolate martini

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice place, offered complimentary mulled wine as we arrived which was awesome considering the weather. Good food, a little noisy and small but the service was good and the food as well. They were out of avocado which crossed out 2 of our menu selections but the waiter explained as soon as we order and we changed our order...

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was so nice restaurant. But, too small for a family dinner. I recommend to a couple not family. Also, the chocolate was so nice, someone goes to this restaurant, please try it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful night!!! Beautiful ambiance and awesome food and drinks. I come here at least 4 times a year and it is always on point.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Although the food was good, we felt like we were being rushed, at least 3 different servers came to clear our plates and we were talking and still eating. The second the plates were cleared someone brought the check and then came back within seconds to see if we were ready. We were the only patrons at the time and felt really rushed and not welcome to stay.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

By far one of my favorite places. Yes the tables are small. Yes it can be a bit loud but the food makes it worth it. Always good service and food when Im there.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was going just fine. Food was good, drinks were good. Had let the hostess know it was our anniversary. Then they REALLY knocked my socks off. They brought out a sparkling dessert. One mid sized strawberry with a firecracker in it - free of charge! Absolutely thoughtful. Every anniversary will be spent here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great end to an evening
Cozy bar area
Love to visit when in nyc!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great wine and chocolate bar with surprisingly good food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We got a very last-minute reservation here and had low expectations. But what a great time we had! Complimentary mulled wine and delicious bread with ricotta. Fine selection of appetizers to share -- several were enough for a meal for 3. And chocolates for dessert! Great service, never felt rushed. We felt like we hit the jackpot with this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great experience overall. Loved the wine and chocolate flights.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Absolute Empfehlung! Tolles Ambiente, besonderes Essen und köstliche Weine. Montagabend konnten wir noch dazu Live- Musik genießen!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 13, 2017

They provide a personal touch. Excellent food, excellent drinks, and I only wish they had a location closer to me. Would visit again and again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

AYZA is one of my favorites. The food is fresh & delicious, designed for sharing. And how can you not love a place that specializes in wine & chocolate?

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Such a fun little spot! It was really crowded but thats to be expected in midtown. The cheese platters were phenomenal and I loved the complementary wine sample, such a great added bonus! Ordered the molten chocolate cake for dessert and they put in a sparkler candle for my birthday!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great waitress who was very helpful on recommendations. Food came out quickly and it was a full restauarant

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and drinks! The wines are really good along with the espresso martinis. It gets tight and packed on any given night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Visited during Happy Hour on a chilly evening. We were greeted with mulled wine which was a nice touch. Very nice ambiance. The chocolate martini was very good and comes with a piece of chocolate. Tomato soup was amazing and the pizza was good. Servers were very attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always have a great time at Ayza! It's my go-to spot for a girls date or girls get together. Love the truffle pizza! Got the chicken tacos for the first time and they were delicious. And my go-to drink is ALWAYS the raspberry chocolate martini - i HIGHLY recommend it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Favorite place when I go into the city. Food is always delicious and fresh. The chocolate martini menu is fantastic!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Upon arrival the restaurant was very busy - which was good to see. I liked the ambiance yet very noisy. Hard to talk and hear each other and we were seated outside. The appetizers were excellent. Chicken tender lollipops with a hoisin-type sauce - very good! The fried avocado fries were excellent as well. My main meal was the beet and goat cheese salad with grilled chicken. Everything tasted good except the chicken was very dry as if it had been cooked several hours before serving. It wasn't juicy at all. The food presentation was done very well. I would go back and try the dessert. Overall I give Ayza a 4 star rating.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The chocolate martini is delicious.
I also recommend the shrimp dumplings and the mushroom pita flatbread!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I've been to Ayza several times now and it's always great! I had the BBQ Pulled Pork Panini and it was great. I wasn't in the mood to get a drink that night, but hoping to get a chocolate martini the next time I'm there. I had only been there for lunch in the past, so this was my first time going at night. My only criticism is it was so dark inside, I found it difficult to stay awake as time went by. I get that there has to be ambiance, but I don't think I need to struggle with a headache as a result of how hard my eyes are working. Besides that, I love Ayza!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was ok. Martinis were nice but I just expected better food and desserts

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Consistently delivers good food. Love the price fix menu would like to see some new choices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very nice, attentive staff. Good wine, tasty menu.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. It is the perfect setting for a Girl's
Night Out, which is exactly what our occasion was. I recommended it because I have been there so many times before and each of my friends said that it was the perfect pick for us to get together. Very cozy yet still lovely because of the bar atmosphere, the food is great and so is the selection of wines. We needed a nice fun not to crazy night out and Ayza as always did the job.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Unbelievable food! The service was really good. The whole experience was world class!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ayza has long been one of my favorite go-to spots for a drink, a friends' dinner, a lunch meeting - almost for any reason. But the other night, they showed again *why* they are. Their service is always above and beyond and spectacular. I'd made a reservation for two - myself and a friend, who's in from out of town. Her co-workers asked to come along and before we knew it, we needed a table for 10.

That's a big change at the last minute. Though the night wasn't super-busy, it was busy as usual and there were no tables for that large a group except one that had been reserved. But before we knew it, the hostess had conferred with other staff, and five small tables were added to the outdoor seating to give us our table for 10.

Though I'd had similar experiences to that in the past, this was so far above and beyond that I had to write a review. I've told other people many times that the service at Ayza is the best. They did this not because I'm a regular (I'm not - I go there maybe every two to three months, sometimes longer in between because I don't work in the area), but because they are just that amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

It was great, as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wow the goat cheese creme brûlée salad is my absolute favorite! Chocolate martinis never disappoint here they are all so yummy!

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