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Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar
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Don't forget to use your eyes when tasting wine! Seeing & #WineTasting - Ayza Blog http://bit.ly/1FObVm9
One of the first steps in evaluating any wine is to look closely at it. When experts look at a glass of wine, they are assessing a great number of things. Those things include the wine’s color, its intensity, clarity, and several other important[...]Read More
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Acidity in Wine Tasting | Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Blog http://bit.ly/1JQHcfY
For some people, the acidity is the most sought after quality in a good glass of wine. It enhances the fresh, crispness that people love about wine, cuts through the fattiness of a rich meal and allows wine to be successfully paired with many[...]Read More
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Best Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day | Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Blog http://bit.ly/1KdQ4Js
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Tech-Savvy #Valentine's Day Ideas | Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Blog http://bit.ly/1yfEOXw
When one’s true love has a love for technology, that individual likely wants to get his or her sweetheart a gift that radiates this hobby and passion. In a world full of social media and new technological innovations that make their presence known every[...]Read More
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Fun Facts about Chocolate Mousse | Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Blog http://bit.ly/1tLOFA0
  What could be more delicious than a cut glass bowl of decadent chocolate mousse topped with fruit and a dollop of whipped cream for dessert after a satisfying meal? The creamy texture delights all palettes – from the most cultured taster right down[...]Read More
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See the importance of #Mouthfeel in #WineTasting - AYZA Blog http://bit.ly/1DX5fr5
If you’ve ever ventured into the fascinating world of wine tasting, you’ve probably been intrigued by just how many diehard fans of top-rate wines there are within the field. One of the most important aspects of wine tasting is the determination of mouthfeel in evaluating[...]Read More
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Learn what body is in wine and how to taste it! #winetasting #nyc http://bit.ly/1CRmwBj
When pairing a wine with your dinner, you should consider the body of the wine in regard to the food on your plate. The term ‘body’ when it refers to wine is defined as the general heaviness wine leaves in one’s mouth after tasting[...]Read More
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How is Chocolate Processed? | Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Blog http://bit.ly/16GpDNj
Birth Chocolate begins its life as a tree that grows best in wet lowland tropics. Because of this, countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Brazil and Malaysia are the top harvesting countries. To start the process, workers gather the seed pods from the trunks and[...]Read More
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Things You Can Add to Hot Chocolate to Spice Things Up | Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Blog http://bit.ly/1IH2IOo
As one of the (literally) hottest drinks out there, hot chocolate is a staple in many homes as well as cafes all over the world. Perhaps unsurprisingly, chefs and many members of the general public are interested in learning how they can make their[...]Read More
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Learn how to plan the perfect #babyshower for a friend, family or yourself #nyc
Planning and coordinating the perfect baby shower isn’t as complicated as it sounds. There are many different components that need to be looked at during the planning process. Here are different steps that can be taken to get the perfect baby shower for a[...]Read More
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11 W 31st St New York, NY 10001
11 West 31st StreetUSNew YorkNew York10001
(212) 714-2992ayzanyc.com
$$Wine Bar, Dessert RestaurantToday 11:45 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:45 am – 12:00 amTuesday 11:45 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:45 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:45 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:45 am – 1:00 amSaturday 11:45 am – 1:00 amSunday 3:30 – 10:30 pm
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Whether in Midtown or the West Village, Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar is one of a new breed of NYC wine bars. Ayza takes stellar, carefully selected wines and shows how they shine brightest accompanied with a full menu of tasty morsels, fine wines, aged cheese and gourmet chocolates. Together, along with an intimate, romantic setting, Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar invites you to experience the most pleasure in every bite and taste.
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French-Med bar & restaurant offering nearly 100 wines & champagnes, chocolates, cheeses & more.- Google
"Ayza is such a cute and romantic chocolate bar!"
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"They also serve gourmet chocolates here - Xiocolati and Jacques Torres."
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Anna Komarova
2 months ago
This place has the worst customer service ever. My friend and I had a dinner at Ayza on 31st Street on December 17, 2014 before catching a show. The food was alright, nothing extraordinary. Our waitress was nice, however by the end of the dinner there was no sight of her and since we were in a rush a bill was brought to us by another person. This person was a man in his twenties, I am not sure what his position was at the establishment, I do hope that he was NOT the manager, because if he was, that is just very sad. So my friend was paying with her card, and I was paying with cash. My mistake was that i put my share of the tip (in cash) inside the check cover along with my friend's card. My friend was planing to charge her share of the tip on the card. The same man took the check cover with the bill, my tip and my friend's card to do the transaction. After he returned he had a puzzled expression on his face. The first question he asked was: "Was everything alright during the dinner? Did you enjoy your food and the service?" we replied: "Yes, we did." Then he continued: " Do you know that by New York State law you have to tip at least 15% if you are satisfied with the service provided?" Our jaws literally dropped! We did not even have a chance to finish paying the bill!! My friend did not even sign the receipt yet! She still had to write down how much tip she was going to give!! And the man went on telling us off like little kids saying that the poor waitress that served us only relies on the tips and that he counted the cash in the check cover and it's only covers a 10% tip and so on. We were so shocked that we just didn't know what to say, we felt like we were bullied into giving a tip. The man made such a scene that all the people from the other tables were staring at us! If we weren't being late for the show at that point I would asked to talk to a manager! The way we were treated was NOT ACCEPTABLE. It was rude, disrespectful, assuming and just horrible. It's not a way for a respectful restaurant to treat their customers! Needles to say that my friend did not leave any tip on that check after that. And we are not coming back.
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Luana Melo
3 months ago
Excellent! Me and my family had an amazing time on Christmas evening here. The food was wonderful, the wine was perfect and the servers were really nice and attentive! We had a wonderful night. I highly recommend it to everyone who would like to have a great experience in NYC!
Tom The spert
8 months ago
Very quaint seems like a nice place for a couple to enjoy a nice evening sitting outside enjoying drinks and a nice meal...but that's where it ends..Quick! After spending for drinks and a meal with my fiance and enjoying a chit chat after meal, all of a sudden a busboy picks up my drink and takes it away, he would have done it to my fiance but thank god she was holding her drink. I guess that was a sign that our time at table ran out (approx 45 min) and you had to leave to make room for other guest waiting. We stayed an extra 5 min when a Manager came over and asked if we could leave so that other guest can have table. In all the years eating out around NYC and through out the states and abroad, this was the first embarrassing situation I ever encounted in an eating establishment. After leaving I returned to tell the manager how embarrassing that was to me as well as my fiance. He apologized but kept on going. Rude! I'm not one to ever complain much unless absolutly necessary, this was the one place I was going to write a review to warn others.
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Michael DeLeo
5 months ago
Went here with my girlfriend and really enjoyed ourselves. So much so, we returned with a large group of friends and once again had great time. One of the few realistically priced wine bars left in the city!
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Amber Oliver
5 months ago
Let me just tell you all that chocolate is pretty much a major food group to me. I have chocolate, pratically daily basis. So, you can imagine my delight to find such a gem in the city. I came here for my anniversary for my boyfriend last week and the ambiance was perfect. Dim lights, romantic music, the smell of love in the air (although I'm pretty sure it was the wine). The service was great. The waitresses were prompt and friendly. The food came out fast. We ordered a bunch of apps and they were all delish. I espicially loved my Chocolate Almond cocktail. I loved that the cocktails came with a piece of Jacques Torres chocolate, which is basically heaven in a square. My bf had the Chocolate Strawberry cocktail, which was just okay. The dessert was soooo good. I forgot what it was, but it was awesome. It's a great place for couples. But, they also have a nice package for Ladies Night Out, so I will definitely be back to try that!!
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Neil Ramchandani
6 months ago
Food was great! Service was great! Ambiance was great! They have a great assortment of cheeses and meats. My favorite was the white truffle cheese pizza. Moreover, the remarkable thing was that for the first time, my wife did not use any hot sauce to spice up her food! It was that good! She has a taste bud for spicy food. Quite an accomplishment lol. The service was great. The waitress Avelina (forgive my misspelling), was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu items and pretty too :) We bought this deal on Groupon and what a wonderful investment it was! I highly recommend this place for date night or hanging out with your friends. Please note that I am talking about the West Village location, not the Midtown one.
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Katrina McIlraith
5 months ago
Just not worth the trip in any way what so ever. The chocolates were nice but .....food- nope, service - rude and they can't wait for you to leave so that they can turn the tables. Pricing - for what you get - really not worth it at all. When you consider what Manhattan offers, I have to question what keeps people coming here. Never again for me! BTW...I gave them 1 star because I could not publish without doing so. That is one star too many!!
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Melanie Wahl
8 months ago
Sat outside - attentive service - I think we had this - Raspberry Chocolate Martini Chambord, kahlua and 80% dark chocolate truffle - the signature shot was like drinking a chocolate covered strawberry. Tequila was strong. Enjoyable :) $15+ per drink.