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Azalea

4.4
4.4
1620 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A cozy addition to New York City's Theater District, showcasing the unique cuisine. Azalea's menu is unique for Italian restaurants. Simple and modern, each bite encompasses vivid flavors and traditions of the Brescia and Amalfi Coast regions.
The menu offers selections combining the rich, creamy sauces and hearty meats of Brescia with the fresh seafood and the delicate fruits and vegetables of Amalfi. Once inside, an 18-foot, gently curving mahogany ceiling serves as the blossom connecting the fine woodcarving of the front and side dining rooms and bar area. Georgia O'Keeffe's flower series surrounds guests as they choose from Azalea's distinctive menu and extensive wine list.
Azalea strives to be a place where extraordinary food meets exceptional service in a warm, comfortable setting.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 262-0105

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Huseyin Akbulut

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    1 (50th street)<br />C,E (50th Street)<br />R,N (49th street)<br />B,D (53rd Street)<br />

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. O

    Oldnhip

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice place - good food. Nothing to write home about but I would go again when I was going to the theater
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town to attend a Broadway show. We wanted to have a nice pre-show dinner. Azalea was a great choice! Close to our hotel, close to the theater. Delicious food, generous portions. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We’d definitely go back!
  3. BH

    BetsyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal before going to the theater. Food came out very fast. Pasta dishes were very good, as was the Chicken Schnitzel.
  4. m

    mnsmac

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Unfortunately my second visit was not as spectacular as the first time! Our waiter was horrible and it trickled down to everything. What restaurant only has 2 options for dessert? With so many options in the city not sure I would go back

    AzaleaResponded todayHi There, Thank you for coming, and taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that your most recent experience was not as great as the first - we'd love to make it up to you! Next time you're the in the area, please give us a call. Thank you again!

  5. L

    Louie3

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A restroom was broken, very inconvenient. Three on dessert menu were unavailable. Good good, not great.

    AzaleaResponded todayHi Louie, Thanks for coming to visit us at Azalea! We are updating a number of our restaurant spaces, restrooms being one of them. Sorry for the inconvenience, they are all fixed! Hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

  6. r

    rainbow

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Service and food were good but the size of my main course chicken dish was infinitesmal
  7. T

    Timo

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great table. However, it's an open room that makes for a noisy atmosphere. The waitstaff was prompt, attentive and courteous. They did however bring the entree way too fast. The burrata with truffles was outstanding. Great location if you're attending the Winter Garden theatre.
  8. K

    Karl

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food good.
  9. B

    Bluestarbill

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good dining experience. Nothing special, but Ok. The tiramisu was the best part
  10. Z

    Zvillefoodie

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food was very average. Wine list very unimpressive. Service was outstanding. Location was fun.
  11. G

    Grace

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For app, had calamari- was ok. For entree, we had the branzino, vongole and ragu pasta. Everything was delicious. Pasta was home made and very nice. For dessert we had almond cake, tiramisu and chocolate gelato. All were great but the best of the 3 was the almond cake. Served warm and a dollop vanilla ice cream.
  12. D

    Deekay11

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We didn’t seem to have a waiter or service person assigned to us. The food was good but the courses delivered were sporadic and incomplete. Olive oil we asked for appeared halfway through, ground pepper never did. The interior look and vibe would not be enough to give it a try off show hours.

    AzaleaResponded todayThank you for your feedback. We have ongoing training with our staff - this is a situation for learning! We are also making some upgrades to the restaurant that we would love to have you come back and experience. Hope to you see you soon!

  13. MD

    MadisonD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I had a reservation for 1 but ended up sitting at the bar instead of a table due to possible rain outside. I ordered a salad and my entree at the same time. The salad came out quickly and was good. I then waited around 40+ minutes for my entree to come out. The bartender didn’t check on it for a while and I assume it was either missed or not put into the kitchen. I’ve worked in a kitchen. It should take 10-15 minutes tops for a pasta dish to be made. And it’s not a big place so it’s not like the kitchen was super backed up. I was annoyed because I had to get to a show at 7 and only had about 10 minutes to scarf down my entree before leaving. And the pasta, when it finally did come out was good but nothing special. At least the bartender comped my drinks.

    AzaleaResponded todayHi Madison, Thank you for making us your pre-theater destination for some drinks and dinner - we appreciate you! Apologies for this experience, but we do thank you for your feedback so that we can continuously better our service and find out where the loopholes are. We would love to see you back in the restaurant sometime soon. Thank you again!

  14. M

    Marcia

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It would have been perfect if there were more than two overhead umbrellas in the event of rain. We were fortunate to have been able to move inside to the bar when the rain began. Otherwise, highly recommend!!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  16. MO

    MicheleO

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner before a Broadway show.
  17. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, the service was phenomenal. My wife and I would definitely come back here if we go back to New York.
  18. MT

    MarieT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place for pre theatre. They got us in and out quickly.
  19. JK

    JacquiK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second pre-theater dinner at Azalea and again a delightful delicious experience. The staff could not be nicer and our food and drinks were all wonderful.
  20. N

    Nate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose outdoor dining — food was great and service was excellent
  21. M

    Mauricio

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    We ordered 2 pasta dishes and they were not good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice cocktail list. Delicious food. Nice ambience. Gave us choice of indoor or outdoor dining when we arrived. Right next door to Gershwin Theatre so was perfect for dinner before seeing Wicked. Highly recommend.
  23. f

    family

    New York Area

    421 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    421 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely evening. Spot on server. The food was delicious and we were on rime for theater afterwards.
  24. R

    Restauranteur

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    3 of 4 at our table had the chicken shnitzel. All 3 same reaction - too wet! Either too much butter or too much oil. The breading which was not great was soaked. Asked to swap out salad on the chicken as we had salads as starters - was told no. Appetizer salads great.

    AzaleaResponded on June 13, 2022First of all, thank you SO much for coming to visit us at Azalea! We also wanted to thank you for your feedback and let you know we'll definitely be sharing it with our team in the kitchen. We also would love the chance to make it up to you! Please let us know next time you'll be in town. Thank you!

  25. TJ

    TeriJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is on point. The service was impeccable from the minute we entered. Total teamwork with seamless execution. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. Even upon leaving everyone stopped and thanked us and bid us a good evening. I haven’t seen this level of service for quite sometime. Totally will be a go to after shows for us from now on.
  26. S

    Sybil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well-seasoned food, substantial portions, and attentive staff.
  27. FR

    FranR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The menu was very limited. Sat outside where the traffic and a garbage disposal truck parked next door didn’t add to the ambience. The chicken shnitzel was tasty but the chicken mornay was only fair. The spinach was kind of bland. Caesar salad was pretty good. One glass of wine all for $108! Overpriced for sure. Close to our theater and good service. Would not go back.

    AzaleaResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you so much for your visit and for your feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve things and will definitely share with our team!

  28. J

    Jlo36

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok . Main portions a little jumpy
  29. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The four of us agreed that it was the best Caesar Salad we've ever had! The food was very good and fresh. I however would have liked a little more flavor in the salmon and spinach in a cream sauce. The fish was cooked to perfection but the dish did not have a lot of flavor. Everyone was very attentive and friendly. The service was excellent. I am looking forward to going back again.
  30. JB

    JustinB

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  31. HU

    HowardU

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice pre theatre spot for a quick and early dinner - would recommend it !
  32. TC

    TedC

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    a little pricey, but got us in and out in time for our curtain next door.
  33. PJ

    PJNYC

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner for all of us. Food was delicious and the service was very attentive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious. It was our first time eating there and we didn’t even have to ask for anything because they always payed attention to make sure we are comfortable. The staff were funny and nice and the place overall looks so good and it’s perfect for taking pictures.
  35. SG

    StacyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theater dinner. Enjoyed the special Burrata salad for two. Linguine with clams and diced shrimp dish was tasty. Service was good.
  36. J

    Joankuz

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is a solid pre-theater restaurant. It’s in the heart of the district. The staff gets it that everyone has to get to a show so they are fast and attentive and friendly. We were very pleased with their service. About the food - my chicken schnitzel was crisp yet moist and covered with a lovely pile of arugula lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. My husband had a pasta dish which he said was very tasty and the pasta looked homemade. The almond cake was quite good too. Chardonnay by the glass is highly recommended. The food and service were very good and we would definitely return for a pre-theater meal.
  37. JB

    JackB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The waitress who served us did not know much about the menu and was not very helpful. With one of the dishes I asked for capers and they did not have any. For the pasta dishes we had to ask for Parmesan cheese which in an Italian restaurant should be offered when the main course is delivered
  38. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good place to go around theater district. Food was good and staff was wonderful
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pre-theater reliable
  40. TM

    TMMC

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was excellent. Had my reservation saved even though we were 10 min late.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Azalea using the Order Online button. Azalea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-0105.

Azalea is rated 4.4 stars by 1620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Azalea

224 W 51st New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    1 (50th street)C,E (50th Street)R,N (49th street)B,D (53rd Street)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Huseyin Akbulut

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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