There’s not much better than sipping wine while nibbling on a quality bar of chocolate, and Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar has based their business off this perfect pairing. Try something off the restaurant’s extensive wine list, or choose from its wide selection of chocolate martinis, ranging from raspberry with chambord and kahlua, to almond with frangelico and a hazelnut truffle, to peppermint with creme de menthe (each $15). For dessert, Ayza not only offers cacao-themed desserts like chocolate pizza ($9) and fondue ($11), but also gourmet chocolate bars from the likes of Jacques Torres ($2.50) and Cioccolada($3). It’s not all sweets, either—diners can also choose from assorted cheese plates, charcuterie boards and tapas, or order off the full dinner menu. If you want it all—wine, cheese plates, tapas and chocolates—check out the group dining option, where $60 gives you access to a two-hour open bar and plenty of small plates.
|Venue name:||Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar|
11 W 31st Street
|Cross street:||between Fifth Ave and Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Lunch: Mon-Sat 12pm-5pm; Dinner: Mon 5pm-11pm; Tue-Sat 5pm-2am; Sun 2:30pm-10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:5
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
This place is amazing. From chicken lolipops to chocolate pizza, their unique menu will have you troubling to decide which 10 dishes you want to order. The music was perfect during the 3-6 happy hour. I heard they also offer great private parties, so I'm excited to check it out in the future
hear a lot of good things about this place .., the food is good, but the ambiance and prices feel waaay to high class for me.
went here last Saturday night. got there about 9pm. was very busy. in hindsight we should have gone elsewhere, but we were tired of walking around. To begin, before we even sat down we were told the easily half the menu was unavailable. Our waitress started with ...OK we re out of the following.... Come on, really? Saturday night and a full reservation book and you are out of food at 9pm. The food that we settled on (charcuterie) was very good. The service was also very good.
The place has a great ambiance and a friendly staff. We ended up eating at the bar since they couldn't fit us in at a table and it was very enjoyable. Sea bass was awesome and everything else we got was really good. Very reasonably priced. A must if you are in the neighborhood.
There is really no way to describe the menu. There is no real theme to it. Don't get me wrong, I loved the scallop dish, the sides choices are of a great and healthy variety, and the striped bass and ginger quinoa are a favorite, but something about the menu just rubs me the wrong way. The salads and entrees don't present the restaurant as one clear picture. It's like a Picasso painting...a bunch of objects thrown together that may not interest some, but others find a strange appeal about it.
Stopped in for a drink after work and was pleasantly surprised! OMG the guys were so cute! The food was tasty and the service was speedy! Great place, cute guys and good food!
I had a great time here on a date. They offer wine and cheese plates. Michael, who poured our wines, was very friendly and we especially loved the dessert wine that ended our night. If you're looking for some great wine selections, and a friendly place to chill with friends and sip some vino, try Ayza.