Azalea

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$30 and under
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Italian
A cozy addition to New York City's Theater District, showcasing the unique cuisine. Azalea's menu is unique for Italian restaurants. Simple and modern, each bite encompasses vivid flavors and traditions of the Brescia and Amalfi Coast regions.
The menu offers selections combining the rich, creamy sauces and hearty meats of Brescia with the fresh seafood and the delicate fruits and vegetables of Amalfi. Once inside, an 18-foot, gently curving mahogany ceiling serves as the blossom connecting the fine woodcarving of the front and side dining rooms and bar area. Georgia O'Keeffe's flower series surrounds guests as they choose from Azalea's distinctive menu and extensive wine list.
Azalea strives to be a place where extraordinary food meets exceptional service in a warm, comfortable setting.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were looking forward to the Rigatoni Bolagnese. It had very little bolagnese meat sauce on it, and we asked for additional sauce. The dish also felt dry and lacked flavour.

The other thing we didn’t like was the lowest bottle of red wine was $75. We were just having a quick meal, so it’s great to have more economical choices. The ambience of the place and location did not suit the pricey wine list.

SM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Way overpriced for the amount and quality. The food wasn't bad. I've just had much better at lower prices at Italian restaurants nearby.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was fast. Too fast. How could they have my dinner ready in less than 5 minutes. But it tasted fine. It was a pasta with Salmon, spinach in a light tomato sauce. I had to call someone over to give me parmesan cheese. $24. A bit high for the amount of salmon they gave me but it is in the theater district. Very convenient spot. When I was running late (I called) , and was only 1 instead of 2 people, the guy at the front who sat people could not have been nicer. I would go again.

RT
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went early—about 5:00 pm—so it was almost empty, hence very quiet and attentive service. Good pasta and meatball. Inexpensive for NYC. Nice dinner overall.

LD
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place to eat in the theater district, good food, service and atmosphere.

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PH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and staff were excellent. Waiter was aware of our time before theater and service was quick
Without sacrificing the presentation of meal. In no way did we feel rushed.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food, service mediocre. Nothing special. Will not return.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Seeing Wicked with friends so location was ideal. Friends arrived late but we were seated without any problems

JP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had our table waiting for us as per our reservation, right near the window which is perfect. The wait staff was excellent, food delicious and orders brought out timely. The waiter asked what time our show began to make sure we would have sufficient time for our meal. I would definitely recommend Azalea.

PF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my “Go to” restaurant in the Theatre District. Food and set are always great. Your meal is served promptly yet you never feel rushed. The menu has a wonderful selection and I have always had a great experience at Azalea!

PK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Wife got sick from clam linguine. Most dishes did not use homemade pastas.

CG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went to see wicked

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time- though we've never had a bad time here. The food was delicious, and our server was prompt, courteous, and a pleasure to spend our evening with (but we do miss our pal Giovanni!). We will be back again and again!

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

.We had 6 00pm reservation and when we arrived the place was empty. The waiter seemed to be in a major rush and we felt rushed as well by him. Our salad came and had no taste....we did say this ,but nothing was offered or done....spinach wilted,no goat cheese taste.....really tasteless with capital T. Then ate pasta which was passable. Not very friendly...would not go back again. Sorry AZALEA.......

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Our waiter was a bit abrupt but all of the other wait staff were lovely.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant. We came pre-matinee and had a wonderful meal. I had the appetizer pear and marscapone soufflé with cheese fondue sauce, which was unusual to see on a menu but truly delicious. With a Caesar salad, it was enough for a filling lunch. Of course, we all saved room for desserts, which were excellent. The service was quick and courteous, the water glasses were refilled continually, and the maitre de came around after we were served each course to ask if everything was all right.
A note about the drinks—the limoncello mojito was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food; ambiance a bit industrial.

BA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I travelled form Staten Island, so we never know how long it will take us to get into the city! We arrived early at Azalea and were graciously seated right away. The staff had no problem serving us—in a nearly empty restaurant!! We stayed almost til show time. Again, no rush, perfect situation! We had a great time!

OT
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Server was extremely rude to everyone in our party. Avoid this place for groups larger than two. Also, be careful with your credit cards because the server likes to drop them back off at the wrong tables.

TC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was chosen since we were attending a show at the Gershwin Theatre. The service was amazing, the food was amazing and the ambiance was great! I would definitely revisit this place.

S
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely place - the servers were very nice but I got the feeling there was confusion somewhere....Food DELICIOUS

MG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was disappointing this time! Standard tourist service.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Azaleas! The bartender, the servers and everyone was beyond expectations! We were a crazy bunch of girls, and they took pictures for us, and made us feel so welcome! We will definitely go back if ever in NYC!!

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to afternoon matinee with my daughter. Walked around the block for dinner. Great food great service. Sat outside since it was early enough. Definitely go again.

GP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Average food taste . Too high price for the amount of food but I realize it's NY

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive staff!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The spaghetti is the best I have ever tasted! The calamari is perfect. I mean perfect.
The cheese cake ...... looking forward to come back to New York
So I can have this piece of heaven again. Oh my word.
Elegant. Delicious. Enjoyable.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the special of scallops and shrimp over pasta. Except the scallops in my opinion wee not scallops or cheap frozen ones. The consistency was weird, the were tasteless and stark white. Other than the fake scallops meal was fine

DE
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Good ambiance. Easy access to many theaters. Made reservations or 4. But the 4th showed up late and with a 5th. They accommodated wonderfully and helped them pick meals that still got us out on time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fast and polite service, REALLY good Italian food, and priced very reasonably for the portions and taste. We will certainly be coming bCk

LW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a pre-theater meal. We were initially placed at a table near the kitchen entrance but they moved us when another table opened up. Food was wonderful, portions generous, and staff was attentive. Definitely will return.

CP
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an extremely delicious meal from the appetizer to the main course to the desert our waiter was extremely polite and professional and treated us like we were royalty and This is my third time eating here and I will definitely return again don’t miss the apple cake for dessert and I recommend this restaurant to all

FD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I felt the menu was limited. I got penne pasta with salmon in a light tomato sauce. It was good but I thought there should have been more choices of mixed seafood and pasta, like shrimp, lobster, clams, etc. Also one choice of spaghetti: red sauce with one meatball. I would prefer sausage.
The wine selection was tailored to the top 1 %tors. Lowest price bottle $55, next $65 and up. Several bottles +$100

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt service and delicious food! Loved it! I’ve been here several times with clients, and it is a reliable and pleasant experience every time. Thank you!

G
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice ace to fine if you're going to the theater in the upper 50's area.We enjoyed a number of items off the lunch menu, before a matinee.

TO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pre-theater lunch:
brilliant broccoli soup, worth the trip
fish average, but they did bring as asked the head and the tail
took our picture
and the wine was ok

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

‘What a wonderful find in the theater district

LS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect spot for a pre theater dinner. The Italian food was delicious. Extremely nice waiters and very prompt service. It is just steps from Oklahoma and Wicked.

DL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very very good and very reasonably priced.
Our server was very Italian and difficult to understand but we found a way to communicate.
Located right beside the Gershwin theater makes it a great place to eat before the show

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