Ai Fiori

An under-the-radar Michelin-starred meal that's not too buttoned up after all

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All those suits you see power-lunching here know that they can count on Ai Fiori — it’s sleek, discrete, subdued, but it also serves food that is worth returning for again and again.   It’s spaced out enough to provide privacy without being so hushed that baby’s squeaks will disturb. Breakfast is also a great time to take advantage of their laid-back Michelin vibe.  The sun streams in as tourists from the Langham hotel dine, interspersed with business meetings, and regulars dining solo.

What to order: We’re a little addicted to the pastas here: the perfect serving of tortelli or spaghetti with crab.  And while some items here are clearly aimed at expense accounts (think butter-poached lobster, foie gras, truffles galore), it’s worth a little indulgence, like caviar atop scrambled eggs in the morning or on the fluke crudo at lunch:

Pipsqueak Tip: There’s an elegant stairway up the the restaurant, but you can also use the elevator from the Langham hotel.  Bathrooms have generous counters if you need to change a diaper.

400 5th Ave Ph 2
New York, NY 10018
Mon–Sun 7:00 AM–11:30 PM
Phone: (212) 613-8660 (212) 613-8660