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I cannot say enough good things about this place.

5/5 by Emily H. on 08/01/2022

This is my first time taking the time out of my day to leave a review on a place, but I've never seen such amazing service, most pleasant, polite, & accommodating staff. I'd accidentally ordered my pasta with meat & I don't eat meat. That was my fault and I didn't say anything because I probably should've read the menu more carefully. My server saw that neither me or my friend were touching the pasta and he took it back, apologized (he didn't have to he didn't do anything wrong), and finally told us dessert, drinks, and cheese plates were on the house. They also brought chocolates! The food that I did get to eat however, was out of this world. The red snapper is a must. I can't wait to come back here & im telling all of my friends and family that they must come to Ai Fiori as well.

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Came here for a birthday dinner and overall the experience

4/5 by Al Fayat N. on 07/31/2022

Came here for a birthday dinner and overall the experience was good. The service was amazing, our server was attentive, answered all our questions, and explained the menu items very well. I would give it 5 stars but the food was just not as good as I thought it was. I did the 4 course prix fixe, got the polipo, spaghetti, and astice (lobster). The spaghetti was probably the best, I expected a bit more out of the lobster. I probably would not come back here again as its more for the experience, but I would definitely recommend for others to come here and give it a try!

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Wonderful service and great food, We had a the "Spaghetti"

5/5 by Abilene P. on 07/29/2022

Wonderful service and great food, We had a the "Spaghetti" with blue crab and the vegan version was also amazing. The Squid ink pasta came in a close second. The wine and cocktail list is one of envy, highly recommend this place for a good eat.

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Went here for my friends birthday, and I'm quite happy I

5/5 by Sam B. on 07/23/2022

Went here for my friends birthday, and I'm quite happy I did. We started with some bread which was average. I then got the steak tartare which had very rich flavor and paired nicely with the bread it came with. Then I got the veal ravioli and the veal was melt-in-your mouth fantastic and the tomatoes added nice flavor contrast. I then got the steak which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and super tender. The potatoes were cooked nicely as well. For dessert, I got the Mandorla which was a vanilla cake with almond pudding and cherry-red wine sorbet on top. The flavor combination of those three along with the moist texture of the cake made for a beautifully executed dessert.Our server was fantastic and really made an effort to answer all our questions as well as get to know a bit about us without being overly-intrusive.Restaurant wasn't too loud either. Nice ambiance.Would highly recommend 4.8/5

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This is the first Michelin restaurant where I felt like the

3/5 by Mandy C. on 07/23/2022

This is the first Michelin restaurant where I felt like the food was a bit of an underwhelming experience. I think the most popular dish is the Trofie Nero (the squid ink pasta) and that was good. However, the rest of the other dishes was just alright and didn't quite blow my mind. The octopus was slightly overcooked though I would still recommend getting it to try the black pepper pesto. The blue crab spaghetti was waaay too salty. The duck breast was also a bit hard even though the meat was pink. The bread offered in the beginning was just not good at all - hard, dry, meh. One thing they seem to do is to play with textures of the food, which I appreciated. However, the flavors missed its mark. I also wish the dish plates were warmed up just a bit more to keep the food a bit hotter.Will prob not return again.

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Okay I actually came back here last night and wow.

5/5 by Deysha M. on 07/21/2022

I wish I took pictures but overall, I was so impressed.The main difference was that I did the chef's menu tasting with the sommelier pairing. All of the dishes (with the exception of one which was just okay) were amazing. You can really notice there's an attention to detail and creativity in every dish. It's a bit pricey but I would highly recommend going with the tasting menu to experience the restaurant's full range.The sommelier, whose name I didn't catch, was incredibly knowledgeable. We loved the pairings she gave us.I take back what was said, they deserve their Michelin star.

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2/5 by Emily C. on 07/16/2022

I took my cousin here for his birthday dinner and we got the four course prix fixe. For the antipasti, we got the terrine and tartare di carne. For pasta, we got the orechiette and trofie nero, and for the entree, we got the dentice and anatra. The antipasti and pasta were alright and presentation was on point, but the pasta were not as good as other Michelin restaurants we've been to, or even other non Michelin Italian restaurants we've been to. The entrees were very subpar - my dentice came out cold and looked very unappetizing. We didn't even end up finishing the majority of our entrees. Beyond the taste and presentation of the meal, the service was particularly bad. We came here at 9 PM on a Wednesday, and most of the tables around us were empty. Despite this, we found it difficult to flag down our waiter, and the server who was pouring our water continuously interrupted our conversation to try to take our plates away before we were done. Needless to say, the service made the experience unenjoyable. This is definitely the worst Michelin restaurant I've been to, and would not recommend.

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Loved everything about Ai Fiori from beginning to the end.

5/5 by Julie A. on 07/16/2022

We came here for my husband's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The hostess was very sweet and friendly. We were seated right away. Our waiter was funny, helpful and attentive. We did the prefixed menu and everything was so flavorful, delicious and beautifully presented. The lamb chops were fantastic! I would come back here again and again. Loved everything about our time at Ai Fiori.

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Most delicious pasta.

5/5 by Cindy T. on 07/08/2022

I had the spaghetti and my husband had the orecchiette. Both were divine. The service here is excellent. The food and personnel made this a truly memorable experience. When we are back in town, we will definitely dine with Ai Fiore again.

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Very small portions in the tasting menu, and didnt tell us

2/5 by Vincent M. on 07/07/2022

Very small portions in the tasting menu, and didnt tell us what would be in tasting menu. Could have ordered steak instead of duck. Doesnt feel Italian. Service was great and environment nice.

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Food Below expectations. Service and environment were great.

Environment is great. Service was good. Food was below expectations. Black pasta didn’t have much taste. The octopus for appetizer was too hard (cooked beyond the point). The duck was ok. Finally the chocolate mouse was great but the coconut pudim was not that good.
We came with high expectations and the food was ok minus.

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I took myself out on a solo date here last night and it did

5/5 by Amy G. on 04/03/2022

I took myself out on a solo date here last night and it did not disappoint. Everyone who was working was incredibly nice and welcoming. Ryan was wonderful, he was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly, and Guillermo, the sommelier, was fantastic. He answered all my questions about the wine, gave great recommendations, and worked with me on a substitution for the Chardonnay as I'm not a fan.I had the chef's tasting menu with the sommelier wine pairing. All the food was wonderful, timed out perfectly, and the 7 courses left me full but not overly so. The butternut squash was my favorite course, followed very closely to the steak tartare.I look forward to returning soon.

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3/5 by Sumedha D. on 04/01/2022

For a Michelin star restaurant, I expected the food to be better. It is considered Italian, but the special pasta of the day was okay at best. The filet, however, was super soft and full of flavor. And the beef tartare was one of the best appetizers I've ever had. 10/10 would recommend that to start off your meal!

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Uh-oh.

3/5 by Josephine L. on 03/31/2022

Guess I'm going against the grain among a sea of "Zomg, my first Michelin-starred restaurant!!!!1" and "We celebrated our aNniVeRsAry here!!!!" 5-star reviews.Ai Fiori was average at best. We did the four-course prix fixe and got the Tartare di Carne and Polipo to start; the Trofie Nero and Spaghetti for pasta; the Astice as both entrees; and the Torta di Limone and Cubetto di Cioccolato for dessert. To imbibe, we got the Royal Blush and the Rubies and Roses.In terms of technique, the dishes/drinks were all prepared, cooked and presented well. But nothing was particularly noteworthy, and some things like the Astice had me scratching my head. Why pair a succulent lobster tail, lentils and savory buerre sauce, with julienned apple drowning in sour vinaigrette? The vinaigrette was so pungent that I couldn't even enjoy the lobster and lentils because it kept seeping into that side of the plate--and the smell was awful.Where Ai Fiori really lost me was the service. Our server was nice but barely there. It took us 10 minutes of sitting at our table with no menus before she even appeared. And trying to flag her just to get the bill was a 20-min exercise in frustrating futility. I know restaurants are struggling with service issues right now, but there were so many staff milling around that I don't think this particular case was due to to a lack of personnel. It just seemed like poor organization.Clientele is a mix of old white men who look like extras on Billions, trustafarians, trendy couples, and botoxed ladies who look like extras on Real Housewives.I've had better experiences at pasta restaurants with no Michelin stars. Ai Fiori was a letdown.

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Spectacular.

5/5 by Leslie T. on 03/30/2022

Service is unparalleled, ambiance is super classy. Happy hour is a strict 5-6 pm on weekdays but they're super accommodating and remind you to put all your drink orders in before it wraps up at 6. The appetizer-size pastas ($15) are my favorite, especially the trofie nero. Best squid ink pasta I've had with its scallops and breadcrumbs, very evenly balanced. My husband loves the Ai Fiori burger and orders it every happy hour. As for drinks, our favorite is the Rubies & Roses punch. It has some rose water and tea in it - I could literally drink a gallon of it, not even joking. Goes down super smooth and very refreshing. It's like an adult, slightly muted and elevated version of an Açaí Strawberry refresher from Starbucks with rose instead of strawberry. Simply amazing. This is our favorite happy hour places in Manhattan and we're going to keep coming back!

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Came here for my birthday dinner.

5/5 by Marina M. on 03/28/2022

The drinks are very well crafted. Enjoyed the 4 course menu selection. The beef tartar melt in your mouth. The lobster spaghetti had quite a kick but I had to eat it all. The veal is divine and such a large dish. Ended the night with the affagato. Amazing experience.

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A memorable meal

5/5 by Jasmin M on 03/27/2022

My husband and I recently visited to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we indulged. We both selected the chefs tasting meal paired with a wine tasting. Each dish was better than the last and our sommelier paired our wine excellently. In fact we had a second glass of the Greco Di Tufo at the bar on our way out. When making our reservation I made sure to inform the restaurant of my diet restrictions due to a personal health condition and their attention to this detail was greatly appreciated. Not only did they confirm my diet restriction when confirming our reservation, but the hostess confirmed again when we arrived and our waiter also confirmed prior to our meal. We very much enjoyed our meal and wine selections, our experience overall was top tier and we will gladly visit again in the future. We would like to thank the entire staff for a wonderful, unforgettable evening.

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Zero complaints! This place is stellar all around.

5/5 by Lin C. on 03/23/2022

I booked a dinner reservation a few weeks before to celebrate my fiancé's 30th birthday. We've been wanting to come here for awhile, especially since we live close by. I'm so glad we finally made it as Ai Fiori is now in our top 5 favorite restaurants in the world and even tops a 2 Michelin star restaurant we love in Barcelona!To start, the floral decor along the stairs is beautiful and inviting. The hostess was friendly, and the restaurant was set to a nice temperature. The tables are slightly too close to each other for a fine dining experience, though. We went with the four course prix fixe with wine pairing. I had wanted to do the tasting menu but fiancé doesn't love seafood and didn't want to eat the vegetarian menu. The wine pairing was perfect, and the sommelier was super knowledgeable about every wine. The ingredients were fresh and high quality. Everything we ordered was delicious, not overly salty, and we left very happy and full. The highlights: Steak tartare, fluke crudo with American sturgeon caviar, mezzaluna - squash ravioli with brown butter, Nova Scotia lobster, and wine pairingOne thing we must note is that the portions are fairly big, so come hungry! We were happily surprised as not only were we starving, but every fine dining experience we've had offered tiny portions (as expected).We will return for sure! $300pp well spent.

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Wow -- our dinner here was incredible.

First of all, the service is impeccable -- the entire staff is incredibly kind and attentive. Not more than a minute of finishing our courses went by without them clearing and cleaning the table.The food was delicious -- for two, we shared: the Polipo, Trofie Nero, and Anatra. The octopus was tender, charred perfectly, and came with delicious bits of pancetta with dabs beans. The trofie nero came in a light sauce with perfectly cooked scallops and toasted breadcrumbs (incredible). The duck was perfectly cooked with a sunchoke and pistachios -- my personal favorite dish of the meal.We had such a lovely experience here and would absolutely return in a heartbeat!

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Went to Ai Fiori last night with a buddy and had a great

4/5 by Vincent N. on 03/12/2022

Went to Ai Fiori last night with a buddy and had a great overall experience at this 1 star Michelin establishment. The space itself is very sleek and attached to The Langham hotel. The manager was hospitable as well as the hostess and waitstaff. I ordered the 4 course prix fixe offering including the caviar crudo, blue crab spaghetti, poached lobster, and the olive oil cake to finish. The highlight of the lineup was the blue crab spaghetti - such a simple concept executed to perfection. All other dishes were standard and nothing out of the ordinary (honestly thought the lobster was a little overcooked). Glad I was able to check another Michelin off the list but don't think anything would warrant a repeat visit.

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A delightful dining experience in a beautiful space.

4/5 by Emily H. on 03/08/2022

Nero pasta was the highlight, only disappointment was the lobster being a bit overcooked.

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My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant.

5/5 by Sara M. on 03/06/2022

We had the octopus , veal agniolotti, duck and veal chop. Everything was delicious and the flavors were wonderfully balanced. Highly recommend and we will be going again next time we are in the city.

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Once pass the lobby ( slight left).

5/5 by Maria S. on 03/01/2022

. the stairs decorated splendidly, you enter Al Fiore. There is a Well equipped bar, along with areas for seating.The Hostess( friendly, polite)checked our Vax and ID's and escorted us to the main dining area. It's beautiful, expansive, so pleased we had room to move and carry a conversation without feeling claustrophobic.Our server "Adam", greeted us, took our drink ordersand explained the menu. The service is impeccable. There is a constant flow of servers, with food,drink.We placed our orders. Adam made recommendations/accommodations for an allergy in our party.The crudo e caviale was bonne bouche!Each dish a feast for the eyes and and party for the palate!Our compliments to the Chef!What a meal!

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Tried to celebrate my wife's birthday here.

2/5 by Hal W. on 02/26/2022

Unfortunately, from the moment we arrived we endured disappointment. Authoritarian mask, ID, and social distancing requirements enforced like no other place in NYC. Unpleasant hostesses. Entire service team was in cahoots to ruin our evening. Undercooked risotto. Undercooked veal. Over hyped tomahawk steak. Less than half the size advertised. Waiting 17+ minutes for your server to notice your glass is empty. Entire staff is encouraged to treat you like a Covid spreader. Complete negative atmosphere. THIS IS NO MICHELIN RESTAURANT!

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Yes, yes, and yes.

5/5 by Billy Z. on 02/25/2022

All around awesome experience and highly recommend happy hour to try their main pastas and drinks at a slight discount. It was so good, and some of the best pasta I have had. Their drinks were so well crafted, and even allowed to have a sample of one of the drinks. Can't wait to go back!

FAQs

Does Ai Fiori have any Michelin stars? ›

Ai Fiori received three stars from The New York Times as well as Michelin Star recognition the past several years. The restaurant was also included in Esquire Magazine's 2011 List of Best New Restaurants in America.

Who is the chef at Ai Fiori? ›

Indulge in New York's finest French and Italian cuisines at Ai Fiori. Meaning 'among the flowers' in Italian, this Michelin-starred restaurant features culinary creations by world-renowned Altamarea Group and Chef Michael White.

How many three Michelin star restaurants are there in NYC? ›

How many three-star Michelin restaurants are there in New York City? Although this city is certainly overrun with Michelin-star restaurants, there are only five three-Michelin-star restaurants in New York. All five are in Manhattan: Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Eleven Madison Park, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se.

Has Nobu got a Michelin star? ›

Nobu opened in London's Metropolitan Hotel in 1997 and was awarded a Michelin star the same year for the 1998 Guide.

What city has most Michelin stars? ›

Tokyo is the city with the most Michelin Star restaurants at a total of 212. It has 12 three-star restaurants, 42 two-star restaurants, and 158 one-star restaurants. Michelin launched a guide in Tokyo in 2007. Paris is the second city with the most Michelin Star restaurants with a total of 113.

Is Cipriani a Michelin Star? ›

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Does Robert De Niro own Nobu? ›

Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world and is owned by Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination.

Why is Nobu so famous? ›

Known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients, Nobu has created one of the most recognized Japanese restaurants in the world.

Is Hell's Kitchen a 5 star restaurant? ›

Hell's Kitchen by 3-Star Michelin Chef Gordon Ramsay

Hell's Kitchen, located in the Caesars Palace, is highly recognizable due to Chef Gordon Ramsay's reality-based television show by the same name. Gordon Ramsay has a total of 7 Michelin stars to his name, making all of his restaurants known as culinary hotspots.

How many Michelin star restaurants are there in New York City? ›

At the beginning of 2021, there are currently 64 Michelin-star restaurants in New York, including 5 three-star restaurants, 13 two-star restaurants, and 46 one-star restaurants.

How many Michelin three star restaurants are there? ›

Summary. The 2021 Michelin Guides list 143 restaurants with 3 Michelin stars.

How many Michelin stars does Eleven Madison Park have? ›

Daniel Humm's restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, has three Michelin stars and had recently topped the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

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