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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Ai Fiori

  • 400 Fifth Ave., New York, 10018, United States
  • 54 - 150 USD • Italian
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Ai Fiori

  • 400 Fifth Ave., New York, 10018, United States
  • 54 - 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, so begin with thin spaghetti tossed in a chunky tomato sauce infused with garlic, scallion, spicy chili and sweet crabmeat. Fish courses can be even more enticing—try the Atlantic halibut crowned with yellow squash and purple radishes or a plate of aromatic bouillabaisse. Desserts too shine through, as seen in the velvety Paris-Brest. Light, frilly and deliciously creamy with choux pastry and hazelnut-praline, it's almost too pretty to eat.

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  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ô Very comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • N Notable wine list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • S Open for breakfast
  • { Private dining rooms
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus

Information

+1 212-613-8660
Opening hours
Open lunch & dinner daily

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