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AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

11 W. 31st St. (Fifth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-714-2992 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This Midtown café features a wine list with over 90 selections from around the globe.
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Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar, New York, NY

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar Restaurant Review

: AYZA’s premise---combining a wine bar and a chocolate bar into one sleek zone of cocktails and confections---is an interesting one. It’s not just about wine and chocolate, though, as there’s also a full menu of Mediterranean cuisine; the chocolates, from Jacques Torres, just round things out. The wine list, with over 90 selections, is extensive, though a bit thin on new-world varietals. To pair just with the wine, the kitchen turns out cheese and charcuterie plates, including some topnotch St. Antoine and aged manchego cheeses, as well as duck pâté and saucisson sec, a hard French salami. However, the soups and salads are surprisingly a miss, as most are bland and uninspired. Go instead for the small bites like hot artichoke hearts, and particularly the white truffle pizza topped with bresaola. All pair ideally with a crisp, clean white wine, and are far more interesting than the entrées, which are ho-hum variations on chicken, salmon or pasta. On the whole, however, AYZA exceeds expectations, making it a fine choice in an area of the city that doesn’t have a whole lot of quality dining options.

User Ratings & Reviews for AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar
Average rating    4.38
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good service
by sbahns on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:59 am
I came here on a blind date. The date was a disaster, so I’m thankful that I had good food to distract me from her dull personality. The server came by to check on us a lot, which I was also grateful for. There were too many breaks in the conversation, so anytime the server came by, I asked her to tell me about a wine or a cheese. She was very knowledgable about everything, too. I think she sensed that we were on the most awkward date ever and wanted to help us out in any way she could.
Wine, cheese, chocolate...
by jzimmern on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:16 am
Wine, cheese, chocolate. And then of course there’s the really excellent food!They really have a great sense of service, which is so refreshing. :lol:
nice outdoor patio
by willpa on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:05 pm
They have a nice outdoor patio which is key after being cooped up in the office all morning. It’s great food and pretty affordable too. And they have a really good selection which is nice. :roll:
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