Ayza Chocolate & Wine Bar

★★★★☆
Lunch : Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Dinner : Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
40.747 -73.9866
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212-714-2992

11 W 31st St

New York, NY

10001

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  • After Work
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Romantic Nightlife
  • $$$
  • Date Spot
  • Group Dining
  • Lunch Spot
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Dining
  • Date Spot
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Our dining experience here in Ayze Chocolate & Wine Bar was great. It was afternoon when we decided to visit this place. The wine was great and the chocolate too. The place is full of great people. They have good service too.

5
★★★★★

Our dining experience here in Ayze Chocolate & Wine Bar was great. It was afternoon when we decided to visit this place. The wine was great and the chocolate too. The place is full of great people. They have good service too.

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I loved my dining experience at AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar.It was great. The service was great and so was the food.Extensive wine list,great chocolate.

5
★★★★★

I loved my dining experience at AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar.It was great. The service was great and so was the food.Extensive wine list,great chocolate.

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Their wine list is simply marvelous. And don??t even get me started on the chocolates. As much as I wish they were larger it??s good for me that they??re not or I??d simply be three tons by now. Jacques Torres is really a genius, and they do him proud at Ayza.

5
★★★★★

Their wine list is simply marvelous. And don??t even get me started on the chocolates. As much as I wish they were larger it??s good for me that they??re not or I??d simply be three tons by now. Jacques Torres is really a genius, and they do him proud at Ayza.

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I think back to this place the food is delicious

4
★★★★☆

I think back to this place the food is delicious

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!

3
★★★☆☆

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wine AND chocolate showcased, served together....beautiful! Comfortable and relaxed environment allows you to enjoy your company, wine and chocolate.

3
★★★☆☆

Wine AND chocolate showcased, served together....beautiful! Comfortable and relaxed environment allows you to enjoy your company, wine and chocolate.

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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 dcor 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.

5
★★★★★

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 dcor 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.

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

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Important points:
- 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.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Important points:
- 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.

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I love it! nothing is perfect but they come close. If you are looking for a great date or fun spot go, you will love it!

5
★★★★★

I love it! nothing is perfect but they come close. If you are looking for a great date or fun spot go, you will love it!

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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.

4
★★★★☆

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.

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Everything was great highly recommended

5
★★★★★

Everything was great highly recommended

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

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Greate bar!!

5
★★★★★

Greate bar!!

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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

4
★★★★☆

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

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I'm not a big chocolate lover but the dark chocolate served with the red wine here is fabulous.The chicken lollipops were delicious --would definitely order again and come again.

5
★★★★★

I'm not a big chocolate lover but the dark chocolate served with the red wine here is fabulous.The chicken lollipops were delicious --would definitely order again and come again.

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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!

5
★★★★★

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!

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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.

4
★★★★☆

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.

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Food was very tasty and the desserts really hit the spot. Nice vibe to the place...

5
★★★★★

Food was very tasty and the desserts really hit the spot. Nice vibe to the place...

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Fantastic

4
★★★★☆

Fantastic

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This is definitly a new concept - wine and chocolate - together! Wine and cheese I can understand, but wine and chocolate, really?! :)

I was surprised to see that this bizzare combination works! We had a couple of drinks and a lot of chocolate!!! The service was great and we will come back soon.

5
★★★★★

This is definitly a new concept - wine and chocolate - together! Wine and cheese I can understand, but wine and chocolate, really?! :)

I was surprised to see that this bizzare combination works! We had a couple of drinks and a lot of chocolate!!! The service was great and we will come back soon.

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Wine and Chocolate.. need I say more...
Great place to break the routine..

5
★★★★★

Wine and Chocolate.. need I say more...
Great place to break the routine..

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The menu was small but had something for everyone.The dessert was to DIE for. Delicious steak and nicely sized to leave room for killer dessert : The chocolate covered strawberries are not to be missed.Service is great too.

5
★★★★★

The menu was small but had something for everyone.The dessert was to DIE for. Delicious steak and nicely sized to leave room for killer dessert : The chocolate covered strawberries are not to be missed.Service is great too.

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My kind of Place

5
★★★★★

My kind of Place

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I went here for my birthday dinner with friends and the staff catered to our every need.The food was good but the portion size for the entrees was small ......can't wait to return...

4
★★★★☆

I went here for my birthday dinner with friends and the staff catered to our every need.The food was good but the portion size for the entrees was small ......can't wait to return...

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We stopped here around 3 oclock on a Saturday afternoon and had a flight of wines with some cheese and prosciutto in their outside seating area. It was perfect for an afternoon snack and I could see how easy it would be to spend most of the day there! We finished the snack with four truffles, and it was nice that they brought a knife out so we could split them in two and share. All in all, it was about $50 for that small, but very satisfying stop! Yes, it's expensive, but sometimes it's just worth the treat!

4
★★★★☆

We stopped here around 3 oclock on a Saturday afternoon and had a flight of wines with some cheese and prosciutto in their outside seating area. It was perfect for an afternoon snack and I could see how easy it would be to spend most of the day there! We finished the snack with four truffles, and it was nice that they brought a knife out so we could split them in two and share. All in all, it was about $50 for that small, but very satisfying stop! Yes, it's expensive, but sometimes it's just worth the treat!

Pros: Good wine, food, chocolate

Cons: pricey

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I must agree with most of teh reviews below mine. While the location is not ideal, I must say that the food, wine, and staff more than make up for it.

3
★★★☆☆

I must agree with most of teh reviews below mine. While the location is not ideal, I must say that the food, wine, and staff more than make up for it.

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I love it when New York restaurants really make use of all the things that are available to them. Ayza is really OF New York, using cheese from Murray's, truffles from Jacques Torres and the pastries from Lady M, all New York estabolishments. It's a nice treat to have them all in one place, and It's a real friendly place.in such a cool wine bar with such a slick design.

4
★★★★☆

I love it when New York restaurants really make use of all the things that are available to them. Ayza is really OF New York, using cheese from Murray's, truffles from Jacques Torres and the pastries from Lady M, all New York estabolishments. It's a nice treat to have them all in one place, and It's a real friendly place.in such a cool wine bar with such a slick design.

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Brilliant

5
★★★★★

Brilliant

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We like to order a different bottle every time, even though their by the glasses are great as well. I recommend the Albarino if you go by the glass. And then we'll share a bunch of apps, which helps leave room for dessert, a must here. Their cheese selection is fantastic, and they have this hummus that is addictive. The crepe cake has been my go-to for a while.

4
★★★★☆

We like to order a different bottle every time, even though their by the glasses are great as well. I recommend the Albarino if you go by the glass. And then we'll share a bunch of apps, which helps leave room for dessert, a must here. Their cheese selection is fantastic, and they have this hummus that is addictive. The crepe cake has been my go-to for a while.

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AYZA looked so out of place on 31st street as it had such a swanky exterior that was far better suited for MPD or Soho. They had a larger area for outdoor seating but being as it was sub-freezing temperatures we quickly hurried in. Inside, the place is deceivingly small. There is seating for maybe 40 people? You think it goes to the back or there is a second level but there isn't...

The chocolate martinis came with Jacques Torres truffles! I got the classic which I expected to be reminiscent of a TGIFriday's mudslide and I was SO wrong! It was clear but tasted so chocolaty and good. It was like an optical illusion. My friend had the raspberry chocolate martini and that had the creamy consistency I was looking for. Her drink was fantastic and I would definitely get that next time.

Either way, AZYA is a great place for a night cap after a yummy dinner, it's the perfect date (or double date!) spot :-)

3
★★★☆☆

AYZA looked so out of place on 31st street as it had such a swanky exterior that was far better suited for MPD or Soho. They had a larger area for outdoor seating but being as it was sub-freezing temperatures we quickly hurried in. Inside, the place is deceivingly small. There is seating for maybe 40 people? You think it goes to the back or there is a second level but there isn't...

The chocolate martinis came with Jacques Torres truffles! I got the classic which I expected to be reminiscent of a TGIFriday's mudslide and I was SO wrong! It was clear but tasted so chocolaty and good. It was like an optical illusion. My friend had the raspberry chocolate martini and that had the creamy consistency I was looking for. Her drink was fantastic and I would definitely get that next time.

Either way, AZYA is a great place for a night cap after a yummy dinner, it's the perfect date (or double date!) spot :-)

Pros: Chocolate Martinis!

Cons: Too small, not enough seating! Pricey

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This is my new go-to spot. I always scour c.s. for good places when people come to visit, but now I don't have to. I've brought three out of town guests here for dinner in the last month and they all love it. And there is so much on the menu that I don't think I'll be getting sick of it for a while. It's just New York chic but casual at the same time and the food is delish.

5
★★★★★

This is my new go-to spot. I always scour c.s. for good places when people come to visit, but now I don't have to. I've brought three out of town guests here for dinner in the last month and they all love it. And there is so much on the menu that I don't think I'll be getting sick of it for a while. It's just New York chic but casual at the same time and the food is delish.

Pros: delish food , amb.

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I??ve gone twice now, once with my friend for dinner and another time I took a client. Both times I was blown away. At dinner it??s pretty swanky and they have great entrees. My friend got panini and I got steak and we shared. The plates aren??t huge but it??s a great way to try a lot of things. It's a great place to impress a client too, and you're able to have a nice quiet meal. I'll definitely be going back again soon...

5
★★★★★

I??ve gone twice now, once with my friend for dinner and another time I took a client. Both times I was blown away. At dinner it??s pretty swanky and they have great entrees. My friend got panini and I got steak and we shared. The plates aren??t huge but it??s a great way to try a lot of things. It's a great place to impress a client too, and you're able to have a nice quiet meal. I'll definitely be going back again soon...

Pros: food,ambiance

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Got out of work early yesterday and decided to grb a drink.Ended up staying for dinner and loving it. they have great light salads and soe really delicious apps. We split a bunch of stuff and loved it all. But the most important thing for me was the chocolate. Love the melon. And then there??s white chocolate and lime. Things I??d never put together but that are so good.

5
★★★★★

Got out of work early yesterday and decided to grb a drink.Ended up staying for dinner and loving it. they have great light salads and soe really delicious apps. We split a bunch of stuff and loved it all. But the most important thing for me was the chocolate. Love the melon. And then there??s white chocolate and lime. Things I??d never put together but that are so good.

Pros: chocolate,wine

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Great place, great food, nice staff and service.

Will definately go back and recommend to others.

4
★★★★☆

Great place, great food, nice staff and service.

Will definately go back and recommend to others.

Pros: Food, Staff

Cons: None

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I came for lunch and it was disastrous. The waitresses were running all over the place and seemed o busy, and yet it took them 20 minutes to approach me. I wanted a panini but couldn't get the one I wanted becasue they wouldn't do it without mayo and the waitress wasn't helpful in making suggestions. Finally I settled on a different panini and then by the time I got my food it wa nearly time to go back to work (though of course it took forever to get the check).

2
★★☆☆☆

I came for lunch and it was disastrous. The waitresses were running all over the place and seemed o busy, and yet it took them 20 minutes to approach me. I wanted a panini but couldn't get the one I wanted becasue they wouldn't do it without mayo and the waitress wasn't helpful in making suggestions. Finally I settled on a different panini and then by the time I got my food it wa nearly time to go back to work (though of course it took forever to get the check).

Cons: service,staff

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When we girlfriend told me the address I really had my doubts. Then I got there and there was one table open, but they refused to let us sit there because it was for four people which was kidn of annoying since there were no parties of four in sight. Dinner was worth the wait though. The food is divine and they do a really good job of helping you pick wines that will go with it. The filt is one of the best I've had, and affordable.

4
★★★★☆

When we girlfriend told me the address I really had my doubts. Then I got there and there was one table open, but they refused to let us sit there because it was for four people which was kidn of annoying since there were no parties of four in sight. Dinner was worth the wait though. The food is divine and they do a really good job of helping you pick wines that will go with it. The filt is one of the best I've had, and affordable.

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My friend and I are obsessed with this place. We come a lot- it's great for dinner but also great for cheese and dessert. Their cheeses come from Murray's and are fantastic, and their desserts are pretty amazing as well. This yummy moussecake and a molten cake that??s great

5
★★★★★

My friend and I are obsessed with this place. We come a lot- it's great for dinner but also great for cheese and dessert. Their cheeses come from Murray's and are fantastic, and their desserts are pretty amazing as well. This yummy moussecake and a molten cake that??s great

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Our waitress was very sweet, but she seemed to play that ??I??m pretty so I don??t have to think? card. We loved the place despite her though. The food was amazing. We did a tapas sort of dinner, splitting a bunch of small plates and then each had a flight. Dinner turned out really long since we loved one of the wines and got a bottle of it to share. I love those kinds of meals and this is the perfect place for them

5
★★★★★

Our waitress was very sweet, but she seemed to play that ??I??m pretty so I don??t have to think? card. We loved the place despite her though. The food was amazing. We did a tapas sort of dinner, splitting a bunch of small plates and then each had a flight. Dinner turned out really long since we loved one of the wines and got a bottle of it to share. I love those kinds of meals and this is the perfect place for them

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I'm a vegetarian andfind that most wine bars in NYC are really meat focused. Of course they've got cheese but usually with meat too. and everything else is loads of meat. Not so at Ayza. I like that there are lots of options for me here. They have good soups anda veggie panini and pasta and loads of yummy salads -- without meat in them. II don't have to ask to do anything special, which is always so ridiculous and embarrassing.. All are pretty good too, which is nice. And I love the wine and atmosphere as well. The service is usually pretty good though last time my friends and I were there we had the rudest server. I think it must have been a fluke though because I've been loads of other times and they've all been nice, even if some of them are a little slow.I'm not such a chocolate fan so I really could take or leave that aspect -- ironic i know.

3
★★★☆☆

I'm a vegetarian andfind that most wine bars in NYC are really meat focused. Of course they've got cheese but usually with meat too. and everything else is loads of meat. Not so at Ayza. I like that there are lots of options for me here. They have good soups anda veggie panini and pasta and loads of yummy salads -- without meat in them. II don't have to ask to do anything special, which is always so ridiculous and embarrassing.. All are pretty good too, which is nice. And I love the wine and atmosphere as well. The service is usually pretty good though last time my friends and I were there we had the rudest server. I think it must have been a fluke though because I've been loads of other times and they've all been nice, even if some of them are a little slow.I'm not such a chocolate fan so I really could take or leave that aspect -- ironic i know.

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I am a huge fan of Richard Bloch and think he did a great job with this space. I??m sure it was hard to work with one so little but he really made it cool. The way that the lights hang from those grates in the ceilings, and you can see the wine from above - there are just a lot of gereat touches. It makes for a really cool or really romanic dinner space..

4
★★★★☆

I am a huge fan of Richard Bloch and think he did a great job with this space. I??m sure it was hard to work with one so little but he really made it cool. The way that the lights hang from those grates in the ceilings, and you can see the wine from above - there are just a lot of gereat touches. It makes for a really cool or really romanic dinner space..

Pros: ambiance,food

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The service sorta comes and goes - last week my waitress was really slow - but the food is consistently good and the wine list is amazing. I would go there just for the cheese but I love the paninis and the filet is really fantastic. Plus, at dinner time there are a lot of hot chicks to look at. Goes with the whole wine/chocolate thing I guess.

3
★★★☆☆

The service sorta comes and goes - last week my waitress was really slow - but the food is consistently good and the wine list is amazing. I would go there just for the cheese but I love the paninis and the filet is really fantastic. Plus, at dinner time there are a lot of hot chicks to look at. Goes with the whole wine/chocolate thing I guess.

Pros: wine list, paninis , food

Cons: service

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Great wine bar! I??m generally not all that picky about wines, and will freely admit I don't know a ton, but Ayza could make me a real wino though. They have a huge wine list and if you sit at the bar they often take the time to explain a bunch. The sommelier is probably a genius when it comes to wine and you can tell he's passionate about it. They pair the cheeses as well, which I've discovered makes all the difference. The other night I was there on my own and just had wine and cheese for dinner.

5
★★★★★

Great wine bar! I??m generally not all that picky about wines, and will freely admit I don't know a ton, but Ayza could make me a real wino though. They have a huge wine list and if you sit at the bar they often take the time to explain a bunch. The sommelier is probably a genius when it comes to wine and you can tell he's passionate about it. They pair the cheeses as well, which I've discovered makes all the difference. The other night I was there on my own and just had wine and cheese for dinner.

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Probably the best wine bar in new York City. The plates were not huge, so sharing seemed the thing which was really fun to do. The chesse plate is lovely and comes out so nicely plated -they do a great job with presentation. We got several cheeses and then a few appetizers and then an entre to share so we could taste a little of everything. The service was a little slow but we didn??t really care because we had such great food.

3
★★★☆☆

Probably the best wine bar in new York City. The plates were not huge, so sharing seemed the thing which was really fun to do. The chesse plate is lovely and comes out so nicely plated -they do a great job with presentation. We got several cheeses and then a few appetizers and then an entre to share so we could taste a little of everything. The service was a little slow but we didn??t really care because we had such great food.

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Tthe servers knew NOTHING about wine but she pulled the sommelier over though. I was put off at first but I guess that's actually the way it should be in a wine bar, epsecially one this small. He recommended a great bottle and it complemented our dinner nicely. Ater dinner we got some nice ports to go with the chocolate. I don't normally llike it but these were acutally great.

5
★★★★★

Tthe servers knew NOTHING about wine but she pulled the sommelier over though. I was put off at first but I guess that's actually the way it should be in a wine bar, epsecially one this small. He recommended a great bottle and it complemented our dinner nicely. Ater dinner we got some nice ports to go with the chocolate. I don't normally llike it but these were acutally great.

Pros: wine and food

Cons: servers

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My girlfriend loves exploring wine bars but I usually can't stand them. I find them pretentious and overpriced but Ayza is great -- so relaxed but pretty darn cool at the same time. The staff is friendly and down to earth and the food is really good. The portions are a little small, but given NY standards the prices are reasonable and the food is really really good. The waitress recommended a nice wine that didn??t cost too much, which was refreshing -- usually they try to just sell the most expensive thing. We had some sort of pizza that was way more than a pizza and totally delicious and I had a panini that was realy nice a well.

3
★★★☆☆

My girlfriend loves exploring wine bars but I usually can't stand them. I find them pretentious and overpriced but Ayza is great -- so relaxed but pretty darn cool at the same time. The staff is friendly and down to earth and the food is really good. The portions are a little small, but given NY standards the prices are reasonable and the food is really really good. The waitress recommended a nice wine that didn??t cost too much, which was refreshing -- usually they try to just sell the most expensive thing. We had some sort of pizza that was way more than a pizza and totally delicious and I had a panini that was realy nice a well.

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We??ve been back a couple times since we first discovered this place and and love it more every time. One of the owners is always walking around talking to people and the staff are all freindly and passionate about the food. Theydefinitely focus on the details and you can tell. This great cranberry bread that comes with the cheese, and strawberries in a glass of champagne. It's down to earth but also has the feel of fine dining, withouth thshock of a giant price tage.

4
★★★★☆

We??ve been back a couple times since we first discovered this place and and love it more every time. One of the owners is always walking around talking to people and the staff are all freindly and passionate about the food. Theydefinitely focus on the details and you can tell. This great cranberry bread that comes with the cheese, and strawberries in a glass of champagne. It's down to earth but also has the feel of fine dining, withouth thshock of a giant price tage.

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This place is my new date spot. Its a great palce to bring a gal for a drink or for dinner. Swank and romantic too and the wine and chocolate thing seems to be a crowd pleaser. The food is great and th service is usually friendly, and the the tables are small and intimate.

4
★★★★☆

This place is my new date spot. Its a great palce to bring a gal for a drink or for dinner. Swank and romantic too and the wine and chocolate thing seems to be a crowd pleaser. The food is great and th service is usually friendly, and the the tables are small and intimate.

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I wasn't impressed at first. Our waitress had zero personality and didn??t seem to know much about the menu. But the manager suggested wines and was very nice, and the food was amazing. It was one of the best dinners of my life. We got small plates so we could try a bunch of stuff and there was nothing that we didn't like. All just superb.

4
★★★★☆

I wasn't impressed at first. Our waitress had zero personality and didn??t seem to know much about the menu. But the manager suggested wines and was very nice, and the food was amazing. It was one of the best dinners of my life. We got small plates so we could try a bunch of stuff and there was nothing that we didn't like. All just superb.

Pros: food

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Went in by myself the other night and sat at the bar for dinner.Love it. THe bartender was cool and freindly and knew the wines really well. I had a great glass and then he did a cheese pairing for me, plus this amazing salad that was kind of a mediterranean salad but all chopped really nicely. I had to do dessert too - you can't be in a chocolate bar without dessert.

5
★★★★★

Went in by myself the other night and sat at the bar for dinner.Love it. THe bartender was cool and freindly and knew the wines really well. I had a great glass and then he did a cheese pairing for me, plus this amazing salad that was kind of a mediterranean salad but all chopped really nicely. I had to do dessert too - you can't be in a chocolate bar without dessert.

Pros: cheese plate,wine ......

More about Ayza Chocolate & Wine Bar

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.

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