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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Ai Fiori

  • 400 Fifth Ave., New York
  • 75 - 150 USD
  • Italian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Elegantly accessed by a sweeping staircase (or elevator) in the Langham hotel's lobby, Ai Fiori stands proudly above its Fifth Avenue address. This perfect perch for pretty ladies with their deal-making beaus in tow is dominated by walls of windows and espresso-dark wood. The handsome marble bar and lounge furnished with tufted banquettes sets an ideal scene for a post-work drink; while large florals, leather chairs and square columns lure families into the formal dining room. Service is attentive, the linens are thick, chargers are monogrammed with a goldleaf  “F” and every last detail is very, very lovely. As one might expect of a Michael White restaurant, the menu boasts of Italian favorites mingled with contemporary flair. Pastas are masterful: begin with perfect squares of ricotta- and mascarpone-filled ravioli glazed with red wine and garnished with a deliciously mild and earthy sottocenere al tartufo. Fish courses can be even more enticing, as evidenced by a shining and perfectly seared piece of Atlantic halibut, crowned by yellow squash and purple radishes. Desserts, like a Paris-Brest filled with hazelnut-praline cream, are almost too bright and beautiful to eat-well, almost.

Distinction
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One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop

Classification
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Very comfortable

Price

75 - 150 USD

Services
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • N Notable wine list
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • { Private dining rooms

Ai Fiori

+1 212-613-8660
Opening hours
Lunch Mon- Fri Dinner nightly

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