Opened in November 2010, Ai Fiori is Altamarea Group’s first foray into Riviera cuisine. Translated to Among the Flowers in Italian, the restaurant celebrates cuisine from the Italian and French Riviera while showcasing modern interpretations of traditional regional dishes. Ai Fiori’s menu features inventive preparations from the land and sea as well as a selection of Chef White’s signature pastas.
Complete with an ambiance that complements its refined yet playful palette, upon entering Ai Fiori, guests are greeted by the skilled bar staff serving artisinal cocktails behind a beautifully lit white marble bar. Beverage Director, Hristo Zisovski, oversees Ai Fiori’s wine list which boasts over 300 selections spanning from Provence to Liguria, representing the regional focus of the restaurant. In addition to the main dining room and bar, Ai Fiori also plays host to elegant private events. Whatever the occasion, Ai Fiori’s private dining team is dedicated to making each event a memorable one.
Ai Fiori’s elegant cuisine and service is also highly lauded by the press & media community. Along with receiving a three star New York Times review and Michelin star recognition in 2011 & 2012, the restaurant was included in Esquire Magazine’s 2011 List of Best New Restaurants in America. Additionally, New York Post critic Steve Cuozzo deemed signature dish Astice the “greatest dish in the world.” ZAGAT 2012 named Ai Fiori #1 New Restaurant NYC, Forbes Travel Guide awarded it three stars, and Ai Fiori received one Michelin Star in 2011 and 2012. Chef Michael White has been nominated for James Beard Best Chef: NY four times.