Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar
11 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001
|Mon - Sun||Closed|
Parking: Garage, Street
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Wine Bars
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
05/29/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I had a great time with my girlfriend we had a great flights of wine I had the red and she had a white. The chocolates and wine were great everything paired well together the only gripe I have is the service was slow and wow is the wine expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/20/2012Provided by Citysearch -
What’s better than wine and chocolate? If you go here, nothing at all. This place has a great variety of both. I was turned onto this place by a friend and the way they went on about the place, I figured they were exaggerating. Turns out, they were spot on – in fact I think he left out a few things – such as how this place has an extremely friendly wait staff, the décor is inviting and the place never gets so loud that you can’t carry on a normal conversation. I could order a different combination every time I’m in here and never tire of it. Now I just want to bring all my other friends here.
03/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
No better wine bar in NYC, and I have tried many. This place knows their stuff and doesn't have the pretentious feel you would expect from guys that know this much about wine. The setting is great, they offer a small menu of tasty food. If you go in and have no clue what you like or know exactly what you are looking for, this is the place to go. ?If you have room for dessert, try the twenty layer crepe cake--amazing! Wines seem to range on average from $9-$18.
02/22/2012Provided by Citysearch -
- Good food
- Good waitstaff
- Only one bathroom for the entire restaurant. Seriously?
- Terrible manager named Lea. Treated our party of 13 as if we were unimportant, especially after a worker removed a weight that was on the base of one of the 6ft tall heat lamps. Within a couple of minutes, the lamp fell forward onto our table. The lamp cover & heating tubes shattered, as well as the glassware/plates that were on the table. Pieces of glass flew everywhere and sparks shot from the lamp, burning a member of our party on her face, neck, hand and back. I picked a piece of glass out of the back of her shirt where she had been burned by it. It had fused to her shirt from the heat.
The manager was slow to respond to our needs and did not express remorse or sympathy for the lady who had been burned. She was more focused on repeating that the insurance company would be calling the victim the next day.
Later on she stated in a curt tone, and I quote ""I've removed the wine from your bill, which is $300"", still expecting us to stay and continue eating inside the restaurant. By this time, we were so disgusted with her attitude that all we wanted to do was leave.
She argued with the head of our group over the bill and after half an hour of arguing said ""Fine, if that's what you want to do, do that."" Not once did she apologize to anyone in our group, least of all to the member of our party that was burned by their equipment.
Never again will any of us come to this establishment. The manager's actions last night have tainted this place for all of us.
02/18/2012Provided by Citysearch -
There’s nothing better than a really great wine at the end of a long day at the office. This funky bar with their extravagant chandeliers is just the place. It’s not too loud so I can actually carry on a conversation with people, too. They also have a great selection of truffles which I’ve brought a number of clients to when I’m looking to impress them. They’re not the cheapest in town but they’re worth the money.
01/29/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I’ve definitely been to better places in the city, but this bar is pretty nice. Decent wine
selection and lots of food to choose from. We got a meze tasting platter with the shrimp
dumplings, artichoke hearts, and the brie croutons. This is very light fare; don’t come
here on an empty stomach.
01/02/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Looking for a good time on a friday night?? AYZA is definitely the spot to be. Randomly stopped by the lounge looking for a good time with a couple friends.. and turned into one of those unforgettable nights. Beauitful ladies.. Well dressed and well mannered crowd. Not to mention the hostess who took care of me and my entourage.. Slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite spots.
11/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The AYZA is one of my favorite bars, and is probably one of the best kept secrets in Hells Kitchen. They make the drinks strong and they make them well, with super friendly staff, an excellent and eclectic musical selection, and a timeless but hip ambiance. I'm not much of a drinker, but when I want to have a little sip, this is one of my top choices
11/03/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The spot is very nice whether going with one other person or a small group. The staff was friendly. I ordered a salad with goat cheese which was pretty good! My cousin ordered a panini which was very GOOD. But we LOVED the sangria, they gave us a complimentary sample and had to order a glass each because it was so good.
This is also a nice spot if on a date !!
I came here on Sunday night for couples night. WOW what a special. My girlfriend was in shock when we showed up and the table was covered in rose petals. To eat, I had the Mediterranean salad to start and the Pan-Roasted Wild Sea Bass which was cooked to perfection. The night ended with a chocolate truffles complementary from AYZA. What a perfect night!
02/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Took my wife for a belated valentine's day celebration, based on listed on Citysearch Best Romantic restaurant. The place was packed, which is expected for a Friday night, but with parties of loud yelling women. No couples. The place was so loud we had to sit outside to hear each other.
As far as the wine and food, the taste made up for the noise! We had spiced wine, which was fantastic for the cool air outside, and a great cheese plate. The White Truffle Pizza tasted really creamy, and salty in a good way, but way too oily. The baby shrimp was over-salted but saved by the mango. The Chocolate martinis BLEW US AWAYand the truffle that came with it was like a huge slice of devils food cake in a little square.
I recommend this for a girls night out, but not a first date.