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Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of THE best bars in NYC! Fair prices, diverse menu and great attendance. A no-brainer for wine, chocolate and cocktails lovers!!! Try the chocolate martini! HH from 4 to 6.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really pretty, quirky little bar near Empire State. Our hotel was round the corner so we popped in here for snacks and a refreshment after a long flight. Loved the look, food was delicious and the drinks were so pretty. Definitely worth a wee stop...off here. Staff were lovely too.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, General Manager at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Laura, Thanks so much for this wee bit of a great review ;) Glad we were a convenience for you and your time with us was a great one! Looking forward to seeing you at Ayza again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Ayza a couple times before and each time the service and quality has always been great. They recently started a service where you access the menu digitally through your phone, but can also place your food and drink orders through it...as well. There is also an option to call your server over if you need any additional help. Our server was always quick to respond and help when needed. Food and drinks were delivered quickly and were very tasty. The hummus, quac and eggplant dip dish, I think it was called Mezza something was very tasty. We also ordered the white sauce pizza which was very good. The only downside was the way it was stacked. It caused the cheese from bottom slices to stick to the slices placed on top. Still tasty though. We also ordered the chocolate fondue which was delicious. Only other downside was that finding non-alcoholic beverages on the menu wasn’t that easy to locate. After calling our server over through the webpage, I ended up finding them hidden under the very long list of alcohol beverages. If the restaurant ever sees this, I’d consider listing non alcoholic beverages in their own tab for easier access. The lychee martini was good. Ordered a sangria as well but it was never delivered. The manager took it off because at this point we were already done with dessert and ready to head out. Overall a great experience and will be back again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, General Manager at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tiny, Thank you so much for this very detailed, wonderfully constructive review, we truly value your feedback and its very well noted on the non-alcoholic beverages :) We're so happy you had such a great experience and found the new ordering system seamless. We...More

Reviewed June 18, 2022

My elder mother and I stumbled into this restaurant, after a long day walking and sightseeing. We had no recommendation, or information about what to expect. We were greeted with a small complimentary sangria and efficient service. We were there for a week, and I...would say it was our best meal. The burger was impressive, and the choc strawberriesMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2022

Woow, thank you so much Reidgr! We love this, so happy to hear your unplanned visit turned out so well. We hope you will come back whenever you're in NYC :) we would love to host you again. We truly appreciate your support.

Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

We stumbled across ayza and decided to book it for my birthday dinner the next night. Absolute best decision. The staff were lovely and helpful, the food was stunning and the drinks were top notch. Will definitely visit again next time we’re in NYC!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Hi Alex, Thank you so much for such a great review; we’re so happy you were treated to a great Ayza experience on your birthday :) Cheers to many more celebrations and we hope to see you again. We Greatly appreciate your support!

Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Place has good desserts and decent drinks but for a large restaurant to have a single bathroom for men and women makes for a very long wait and it detracts from the experience. Waiting 20 mins to use the toilet is not cool.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Hello Orrdin, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the desserts, but we do apologize for the restroom wait. We are a small restaurant in NYC and we make do, but we do hope you will be back...More

Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Really cool place with a great buzz. Food is good, although we just had starter portions and wine. Service is good and ambiance / music good. Great converted rail carriage style outdoor diner as well. Recommended.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Hello Stephen, Thank you very much for the positive 5 star review; we’re so glad you had an enjoyable experience with us :) Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 19, 2022

We came to this bar with high hopes for a post-dinner drink and dessert. We had a table booked, and were seated quickly. From there, things went wrong. Things were explained to us, and the server said he would bring us some mulled wine -...this never came. The QR ordering system was simply broken, and it took us nearly 30 minutes to flag down a waiter, who then explained there had been many problems with the system. Whilst contactless menus are a great idea, if you know they don't work, maybe don't rely on them! The wine and chocolates we did order were great, and we had hoped to try going back again to see if the experience was better during the day, but didn't manage to. The atmosphere seems great for an evening drink but sorely let down by the service and technical failures.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Hello, We're so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at Ayza. We realize the ordering system was a bit of an inconvenience, but if you don't mind, could you please provide your email? We're a bit late responding to your review, but we...More

Reviewed February 15, 2022

I don't know how I stumbled across Ayza Wine & Chocolate but I'm so glad I did. The intimate indoor seating is lovely as is the covered external seating area. Beautiful setting. We chose to dine in the trolley on the roadside as we've never...eaten in a trolley before! So glad we did. The food, drinks, music and service were all fantastic. We chose from the $15 brunch menu.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Hi Christina, We're so glad you found us and you enjoyed your time at brunch with us; we truly appreciate the support and we look forward to serving you again in the near future :)

Reviewed December 6, 2021 via mobile

I cannot rave enough about this restaurant! The wild mushroom pita is one of the best things I have eaten in my life!! Mu hubby and I shared the tray of 5 assorted cheese, etc and it was excellent! We shared a flight of the...red “velvety” wines and had the owner choose for us….could have have asked for more. Then, in spite of ourselves, we ordered the chocolate fondue and the crepe brûlée crepes. Afterwards, we waddled back to our hotel! Such a fun place and great idea!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for the kind praise; it's always our pleasure to accommodate lovely guests like yourself. We hope you will be back very soon for some more yumminess :)

Reviewed November 17, 2021 via mobile

Awesome food, atmosphere and some of the friendliness staff we experienced in New York. The food was really yummy, great selection and quirky outdoor seating in an old trolley!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Hello Charlotte, Thank you so much for such a great review; we’re so happy you were treated to a great Ayza experience :) please come back soon, we greatly appreciate your support!

Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

The place is a bit small inside but the area outside is spacious. The servers and hostess were polite and helped us accommodate to a table that we were comfortable with since when we arrived it was full. The drinks were well made. The food...was amazing!!!! I had the tuna burger and my friend had the risotto and chicken. They were really good 👌🏼 Overall I liked this restaurant alot. I was to full for dessert (hopefully next time I visit) The only thing I would change is that (outside) you have to order everything and pay before upfront. So, you dont really get the personal experience with a waiter but different waiters were walking around if you needed anything. Will come back!! ❤️More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Hello from Ayza, Makes us so happy to know you had such a great time at Ayza - you'll be happy to know we have updated our ordering system to an online system and our lovely servers are still around should you require any assistance...More

Reviewed February 28, 2021

I have been coming to this restaurant for years, whenever I'm in the city. But just never wrote a review. It has gone through changes over the past couple of years, shut down for a renovation that made it a little more modern. They have...always had some outdoor seating (the inside is quite small, or "intimate" but they have managed to do a good job of shaping that outdoor space for COVID restrictions so you are outside in a covered and heated area. The food menu is simple but good. Lots of sharing options, like meat/cheese platters with lots of choices. I like the wine options but my colleagues go for the martinis. Apparently, the chocolate martini is fantastic! On weekends they have a nice brunch menu. Weekdays the have a happy hour from 4-6. At any time, I think the prices are quite reasonable. Reservations are recommended because the seating is somewhat limited.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Zafer Sevimcok, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Hi There, What a great review! Nothing makes us happier than to know our valued guests enjoy their experience with us so much. Come back soon, It'll be our pleasure to accommodate you again soon. Thank you for the continued support throughout the years!

Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

I really liked this place, close to Penn Station, very attentive staff !!!!! Highly recommend the bruschetta !!!!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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aytacnural1, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Hello Claudia, It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time at Ayza, Bruschetta is a very delicious appetizer I agree with you on that %100. Warm regards, Yehor

Reviewed February 25, 2020

We ate hear the evening we arrived, simply because it was across the street from the hotel, but loved it! Small, intimate atmosphere, great food, very lively. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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aytacnural1, Marketing at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Dear Kristie, Thank you for your 5-star review! It is a pleasure to hear you had great time at Ayza. Kind regards, Yehor

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Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4