Azalea

★★★★☆
  • 224 W 51st St

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: nr. Broadway

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  • 212-262-0105

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We visited NY a few weeks ago, and found Azalea Restaurant. We LOvED it! It is well worth the search behind the street construction. The Parmesan Crusted salad is fabulous, as is the Lasagne. We couldn't recommend just one dessert,

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★★★★★

We visited NY a few weeks ago, and found Azalea Restaurant. We LOvED it! It is well worth the search behind the street construction. The Parmesan Crusted salad is fabulous, as is the Lasagne. We couldn't recommend just one dessert,

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Attention Jewish customers from upper east side, west side and midtown. be very careful the owner originally from southern Italy by the name of Tony,
(also the owner of Amarone Restaurant) is a anti semitic, racist, anti jew,
with a

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★★★★★

Attention Jewish customers from upper east side, west side and midtown. be very careful the owner originally from southern Italy by the name of Tony,
(also the owner of Amarone Restaurant) is a anti semitic, racist, anti jew,
with a

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Every time I've dined at Azalea, the food is consistently delicious, the atmosphere is just perfect in the middle of Times Square area and the wine selection is unique and vast. Beautiful woodwork throughout the restaurant makes it warm

3
★★★★★

Every time I've dined at Azalea, the food is consistently delicious, the atmosphere is just perfect in the middle of Times Square area and the wine selection is unique and vast. Beautiful woodwork throughout the restaurant makes it warm

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I was looking for a good Italian place to have dinner after evening Broadway show, I found Azalea nearby. Me and my boyfriend were greeted by extremaly nice hostess and seated in nice corner table. Very unique atmosphere, excellent food and outstanding servise made me feel that I had found the best piece of Italy in NYC!! I will definitelly recommend this place to my friends!

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★★★★☆

I was looking for a good Italian place to have dinner after evening Broadway show, I found Azalea nearby. Me and my boyfriend were greeted by extremaly nice hostess and seated in nice corner table. Very unique atmosphere, excellent food and outstanding servise made me feel that I had found the best piece of Italy in NYC!! I will definitelly recommend this place to my friends!

Pros: outstanding service, exceptional atmosphere, real Italian cuisine

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Went to Azalea due to good reviews on Citysearch. Was not disappointed in the least. Every dish was delicious and the staff was extremely courteous.
Do try the gorgonzola with pear appetizer which was yummy.
No complaints at all would recommend to anyone.

2
★★★★☆

Went to Azalea due to good reviews on Citysearch. Was not disappointed in the least. Every dish was delicious and the staff was extremely courteous.
Do try the gorgonzola with pear appetizer which was yummy.
No complaints at all would recommend to anyone.

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Forget the Amalfi coast! Hop in a cab to Azalea. The outdoor dining was so pleasant that we almost passed up our tickets for Wicked. Luckily, the theater is right next door so we went back for dessert and cocktails after the show. Nico, the manager is so welcoming-he makes you feel as though your dining in his own home. The rest of the staff are as delicious as the dishes that they serve. I almost didn't want to write this review in fear that everyone will discover this little slice of heaven. Highly recommended! No matter how busy they are (especially pre-theater) they make you feel like your a special guest.

2
★★★★★

Forget the Amalfi coast! Hop in a cab to Azalea. The outdoor dining was so pleasant that we almost passed up our tickets for Wicked. Luckily, the theater is right next door so we went back for dessert and cocktails after the show. Nico, the manager is so welcoming-he makes you feel as though your dining in his own home. The rest of the staff are as delicious as the dishes that they serve. I almost didn't want to write this review in fear that everyone will discover this little slice of heaven. Highly recommended! No matter how busy they are (especially pre-theater) they make you feel like your a special guest.

Pros: Nico, Nico, Nico and creative dishes.

Cons: None

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Azalea was a horrible experience. I went there on a Saturday with a party of four and we swore never to set foot in that restaurant again. To begin with the service was slow and ungraceful. We asked for extra butter for our bread which looked like it was baked two weeks before and the waiter rolled his eyes and looked like he wanted us out of there. We ordered the salmon and it was raw in the middle. Pastas were just ok but not worth the price. When we complained to the manager Nico he was rude and unfriendly and could hardly be understood in his broken english. Fortunately the city offers many good italian restaurants so forget about this one. What a disaster!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Azalea was a horrible experience. I went there on a Saturday with a party of four and we swore never to set foot in that restaurant again. To begin with the service was slow and ungraceful. We asked for extra butter for our bread which looked like it was baked two weeks before and the waiter rolled his eyes and looked like he wanted us out of there. We ordered the salmon and it was raw in the middle. Pastas were just ok but not worth the price. When we complained to the manager Nico he was rude and unfriendly and could hardly be understood in his broken english. Fortunately the city offers many good italian restaurants so forget about this one. What a disaster!

Pros: the proximity to the theater

Cons: the restaurant itself

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Someone at our hotel told us to skip "Little Italy" and try Azalea if we want good authentic Italian food. My husband and I both love Italian and this is some of the most authentic and delicious that we've had. Pasta was excellent! Lovely restaurant, nice atmosphere. Excellent service and the staff really know their stuff. Went twice when we were in town and each time couldn't fault the food or wait staff.

2
★★★★★

Someone at our hotel told us to skip "Little Italy" and try Azalea if we want good authentic Italian food. My husband and I both love Italian and this is some of the most authentic and delicious that we've had. Pasta was excellent! Lovely restaurant, nice atmosphere. Excellent service and the staff really know their stuff. Went twice when we were in town and each time couldn't fault the food or wait staff.

Pros: Food, service, ambience

Cons: non

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My boyfriend and I took some newlywed friends of mine visiting from Florida to Azalea. Based on its great reviews and website, we decided to give it a try. We made reservations, though when we arrived there was only one other occupied table in the entire restaurant ( 7:30 pm on a weekend). We were seated promptly and the waiter was attentive. The entrees seemed appealing based on the menu descriptions, though the food was not very impressive. I ordered the lobster ravioli which although was edible, I felt that it was just "okay." My dining companions were equally unimpressed with their meals. The restaurant ambience is calming and pleasing, the service was good, though I don't think I'd be missing anything if I never have another meal at Azalea.

1
★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I took some newlywed friends of mine visiting from Florida to Azalea. Based on its great reviews and website, we decided to give it a try. We made reservations, though when we arrived there was only one other occupied table in the entire restaurant ( 7:30 pm on a weekend). We were seated promptly and the waiter was attentive. The entrees seemed appealing based on the menu descriptions, though the food was not very impressive. I ordered the lobster ravioli which although was edible, I felt that it was just "okay." My dining companions were equally unimpressed with their meals. The restaurant ambience is calming and pleasing, the service was good, though I don't think I'd be missing anything if I never have another meal at Azalea.

Pros: Ambience, service

Cons: food

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It has been a long time since I have encountered such a friendly and accommodating staff. Nico, the manager was so hospitable and welcoming and showed us immediately to our table. The menu was just perfect for what we were looking for with some traditional italian options and some interesting ones as well. The food was delicious--chicken parmigiana was not even on the menu, yet the chef prepared it for my daughter as it was her birthday! The service was efficient and timely and needed no prompting. We had such a great dining experience at Azalea thanks to the wait staff and especially Nico!

2
★★★★☆

It has been a long time since I have encountered such a friendly and accommodating staff. Nico, the manager was so hospitable and welcoming and showed us immediately to our table. The menu was just perfect for what we were looking for with some traditional italian options and some interesting ones as well. The food was delicious--chicken parmigiana was not even on the menu, yet the chef prepared it for my daughter as it was her birthday! The service was efficient and timely and needed no prompting. We had such a great dining experience at Azalea thanks to the wait staff and especially Nico!

Pros: Staff is very welcoming and friendly

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After a considerable shakeown, Azalea has learned to provide a dining experience equal to the quality of its cooking. Pasta with wild boar is it's signature dish, but the menu has lots of other first-rate items. Ditto the wine list. It's a theater-distract palace, but once the pre-theater crowd clears out, things are amiable and relaxed without much tourist rowdiness. and plenty of time to linger over after dinner drinks.

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★★★☆☆

After a considerable shakeown, Azalea has learned to provide a dining experience equal to the quality of its cooking. Pasta with wild boar is it's signature dish, but the menu has lots of other first-rate items. Ditto the wine list. It's a theater-distract palace, but once the pre-theater crowd clears out, things are amiable and relaxed without much tourist rowdiness. and plenty of time to linger over after dinner drinks.

Pros: A pretty space with an acceptably gentle acoustic, for a change.

Cons: No lively pick-up crowds around the bar.

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We were a party of four, dining after the theater crowd departed. The restaurant was quiet and we were quickly seated at a prime table. The maitre'd was cordial and recommended a great wine. We ordered appetizers and salad. The shrimp and avacado salad was especially delicious. We had three different entrees, two different pastas, each full of meat and flavor. The loin of veal was succulent and tender. Happy and full we opted to share a dessert-heavenly flourless chocolate cake. Throughout the meal the service was pleasant and well timed. We look forward to returning.

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★★★★★

We were a party of four, dining after the theater crowd departed. The restaurant was quiet and we were quickly seated at a prime table. The maitre'd was cordial and recommended a great wine. We ordered appetizers and salad. The shrimp and avacado salad was especially delicious. We had three different entrees, two different pastas, each full of meat and flavor. The loin of veal was succulent and tender. Happy and full we opted to share a dessert-heavenly flourless chocolate cake. Throughout the meal the service was pleasant and well timed. We look forward to returning.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: None

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i have no words to tell the people how bad the service and the food is at this place. Simply dont even think to go there.

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★☆☆☆☆

i have no words to tell the people how bad the service and the food is at this place. Simply dont even think to go there.

Pros: none

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i dont know why these people can keep this place open.from the moment you walk in, nobody cares about anything,the service is less than zero and the food maybe a two.if you want to eat do not go to azalea if you are sane.

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★☆☆☆☆

i dont know why these people can keep this place open.from the moment you walk in, nobody cares about anything,the service is less than zero and the food maybe a two.if you want to eat do not go to azalea if you are sane.

Pros: none

Cons: to many to list

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I already became a regular , I m having my lunch , dinner , meetings or partys at the Opia Restaurant . the reason is that I really like it , the food , the atmosphere , the service ..everythings goes smooth . The cuisine is so different but in the same way so interesting , so many culture combine to give this grate taste of Opia . The prices, the best in town . Price fixed menu available for lunch and dinner with an amazing price , you will not believe . I highly recommend this restaurant . it s the best place for partys ( weddings, birthday party , aniversary, bridal or baby shower), anything you name it . Thank you Opia Restaurant for a great experience!

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★★★☆☆

I already became a regular , I m having my lunch , dinner , meetings or partys at the Opia Restaurant . the reason is that I really like it , the food , the atmosphere , the service ..everythings goes smooth . The cuisine is so different but in the same way so interesting , so many culture combine to give this grate taste of Opia . The prices, the best in town . Price fixed menu available for lunch and dinner with an amazing price , you will not believe . I highly recommend this restaurant . it s the best place for partys ( weddings, birthday party , aniversary, bridal or baby shower), anything you name it . Thank you Opia Restaurant for a great experience!

Pros: THE BEST AMBIENCE EVER

Cons: no

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i absolutly loved it and will return. food is diferent but taste is great nad the have steak for the man who has an appetite .
they're shrmp in cognac suce is magnifique.....
you feel like your on a cruise in the middle of the atlantic
the small lights reflect of the windows and look like candles
high ceiling , lovely , warm deco......
if your into wines this is the place.
like mix drinks , these are not water down and the service is very friendly.
prices are pocket friendly
perfect for a first time date to wow a girl
celebrate an anniversarry
or even meet the parents

hope this helps and you guys love it as much as i did

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★★★★★

i absolutly loved it and will return. food is diferent but taste is great nad the have steak for the man who has an appetite .
they're shrmp in cognac suce is magnifique.....
you feel like your on a cruise in the middle of the atlantic
the small lights reflect of the windows and look like candles
high ceiling , lovely , warm deco......
if your into wines this is the place.
like mix drinks , these are not water down and the service is very friendly.
prices are pocket friendly
perfect for a first time date to wow a girl
celebrate an anniversarry
or even meet the parents

hope this helps and you guys love it as much as i did

Pros: all you see is all you get and more

Cons: non

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Having owned my own restaurant for over 8 years I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the service staff as I know first hand what hard work they do. However, that being said we received by far the worst service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The food was good but the staff left much to be desired. For the first time in my life I will go out of my way to tell people what a bad experience we had at Azalea. There are so many excellent restaurants in New York that giving this one a second chance makes no sense at all.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Having owned my own restaurant for over 8 years I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the service staff as I know first hand what hard work they do. However, that being said we received by far the worst service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The food was good but the staff left much to be desired. For the first time in my life I will go out of my way to tell people what a bad experience we had at Azalea. There are so many excellent restaurants in New York that giving this one a second chance makes no sense at all.

Pros: good food

Cons: staff was pretentious and service was extremely bad

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Azalea is a fantastic "unknown" of the theatre district. The food, decor, wine lists, and location are top notch. The wait staff is always helpful and willing to suggest new items & wines to go along iwth your meal. I think the menu has great variety and you can probably try something new each time you visit. The appetizers are delish- Spicy calamari, pear souffle with gorgonzola are popular with my friends. The penne azalea, parpadelle with wild boar and fettucini bolognese are delicious selections from the pasta menu. For those looking for great fish, they have an excellent red snapper with mussels and clams too.

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★★★★★

Azalea is a fantastic "unknown" of the theatre district. The food, decor, wine lists, and location are top notch. The wait staff is always helpful and willing to suggest new items & wines to go along iwth your meal. I think the menu has great variety and you can probably try something new each time you visit. The appetizers are delish- Spicy calamari, pear souffle with gorgonzola are popular with my friends. The penne azalea, parpadelle with wild boar and fettucini bolognese are delicious selections from the pasta menu. For those looking for great fish, they have an excellent red snapper with mussels and clams too.

Pros: food, wine, service

Cons: parking

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It's always refreshing to find a nice place with a staff that truly give you that feeling of personal touch. The food is out of this world!!! I love Italian food, and the Northern Italian dishes here are perfect. I would recomend Azaleas to anyone who is looking for a wonderful pre or post Theatre experience. I had the Veal and my girlfriend had the Salmon...both excelent. I hear great things about their signature salad served in a parmesian bowl, but I'll save that for another review. Also, the dessert menu is VERY tastey. Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

It's always refreshing to find a nice place with a staff that truly give you that feeling of personal touch. The food is out of this world!!! I love Italian food, and the Northern Italian dishes here are perfect. I would recomend Azaleas to anyone who is looking for a wonderful pre or post Theatre experience. I had the Veal and my girlfriend had the Salmon...both excelent. I hear great things about their signature salad served in a parmesian bowl, but I'll save that for another review. Also, the dessert menu is VERY tastey. Enjoy!

Pros: Personal Attention, Food , Dessert

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I really would like to find out who owns this restaurant, or, at least who manages it.It is such a waste, because the place has huge potential.It is nicely decored, you walk in, you fell like you're walking on "5 stars".But,as soon as you're seated, reallity "sinks in" I gues, because the waiters are -sorry to say-simply THAT BAD!They have absolutely NO CLUE about the basics of service, it is such a waste, because the food isn't bad at all,you can see that the chef is probably a very creative"artist", but it all gets lost on the bad service.If you're in the area, my best advice is.... try someplace else

1
★★☆☆☆

I really would like to find out who owns this restaurant, or, at least who manages it.It is such a waste, because the place has huge potential.It is nicely decored, you walk in, you fell like you're walking on "5 stars".But,as soon as you're seated, reallity "sinks in" I gues, because the waiters are -sorry to say-simply THAT BAD!They have absolutely NO CLUE about the basics of service, it is such a waste, because the food isn't bad at all,you can see that the chef is probably a very creative"artist", but it all gets lost on the bad service.If you're in the area, my best advice is.... try someplace else

Pros: decor, ambience, food

Cons: hostess, service, service

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We wound up here after making the mistake of not having a dinner reservation on a Friday night before seeing a show. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of tourists and the attentive service. Great wine selection. I'm not a big Italian fan, but had a great experience here.

2
★★★★☆

We wound up here after making the mistake of not having a dinner reservation on a Friday night before seeing a show. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of tourists and the attentive service. Great wine selection. I'm not a big Italian fan, but had a great experience here.

Pros: not crowded, nice bar, great wine

Cons: theater district

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Beautiful artisan woodwork, propeller-like ceiling fans and an exposed cave built into one wall inhabit the impressive interior, reminiscent of a yacht. The menu brings together specialties of the Amalfi Coast and Parma regions of Italy.…

 

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