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  • Italian
  • 224 W 51st St, New York NY10019 40.7622655 -73.9841453
  • (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 262-0105
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User Ratings (Based on 38 reviews)

3.775
Food 3.9 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 262-0105
Fax:
fax
(212) 262-0105
Website:
www.azalearistorantenyc.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Daily: 12pm-11:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Pre/Post Theater, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Azalea

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2007

    Great desserts

    Don't skip the banana and chocolate cake. It was superb. An excellent final for a wonderful meal.

  • Azalea

    Posted by dimepiece on 05/03/2007

    Negative experience

    My cousin from overseas was going to watch Hairspray, so we decided to just go in anywhere and have drinks and so my husband could have dinner as well...what a colossal mistake. The servers act like they are doing you a favor. One waiter asked if we wanted spring water, i anwered NYC is just fine, he brought us a spring water anyway. He acted like he was doing me a favor, when I asked for marinara sauce with my calamari, he gave me an attitude and yelled at me saying that they have to heat it up...The food was subpar at best. We had one app, one entree, 5 drinks, and was charged for the damn spring water we didnt order. Whopping $105. It's full of unassuming tourists! Everything, food, atmosphere, and service is unmemorable and they don't plan to apologize for it!

  • Azalea

    Posted by Luv2eat on 12/22/2006

    Great Appetizers

    Excellent place right in the theater district. The staff was very attentive. The waiter recommended an excellent shrimp appetizer with avocado in a large potato chip. They have an extensive wine list. Nice place for a date but for a family.

  • Azalea

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2006

    Great place

    The atmosphere was really nice outside on the patio. A lot of desserts to choose from. Our table tried 5 different ones, they were all great!

  • Azalea

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2006

    One Word . . . Amazing!

    I spent approximately 4 weeks researching NYC restaurants for my "girls weekend" getaway. Azalea was one I put on my list to try. Our second night there we decided to give it a try. We were all blown away. The atmosphere is beautiful and very New York with the outdoor seating. Our waiter added to the ambiance with his authentic Italian accent and pleasing personality. Alessandra was our wine specialist and she was the best there is. You must try the Lemon Drop Martini or the Wickedtini...both are to die for! I can't pick one meal to recommend because all of 8 of us tried something different and then shared. What I can say for sure is that the pasta is so fresh it literally melts in your mouth. The steak was cooked PERFECTLY! They must have wondered what was going on at our table because we could not contain ourselves. Every bite we took was followed by an "ooh or awe". We were all stuffed but we could not leave without trying something sweet. It meant missing our night tour so we asked if it would be worth it. Alessandra said that the Tiramisu is worth it. Tiramisu is my all-time favorite sweet and I have tried it many places but I have never had it like this. It was so smooth and creamy I didn't want it to end. My fiance is Italian and I have tasted amazing authentic Italian food and this topped that by far. I don't even think this review will do Azalea justice because I do not know the proper words to describe this place. All I can say is you can NOT visit NYC without dining at Azalea. I am already planning a weekend getaway just so that my finace can try this place.....that's how GREAT it is! You will be amazed!

  • Azalea

    Posted by hcook on 02/06/2006

    Good food, great setting

    Food was good, with great choices. We did try the pear souffle and some thought it great, but I felt other appetizers were better. Had the mushroom and arugala salad - very good. Entree prices were moderate with good selections, but bottles of wine were very expensive and they were pushing $65 bottles of wine. Desserts were also good and service was excellent. Went to see Wicked and had reservations after the show; service was excellent.

  • Azalea

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2005

    Not recommended

    We thought we would give Azalea a try since we had tickets to see Wicked next door at the Gershwin. While the service was very attentive, the food was less than great. I couldn't even finish my appetizer (gorgonzola and pear souffle). We were also disappointed that even with a reservation we were seated in the back corner of the restaurant, behind another table. Very tight and uncomfortable. Overall, I do not recommend.

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