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Azalea

4.3
4.3
1698 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 262-0105

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Huseyin Akbulut

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    1 (50th street)<br />C,E (50th Street)<br />R,N (49th street)<br />B,D (53rd Street)<br />

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JK

    JacquiK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to go for a nice pre-theater meal. Warm friendly service and good food.
  2. J

    Jaqsea

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good pre-theater dinner. Waitstaff were excellent and made my mother feel special on her birthday and we all enjoyed our meals. Mushroom risotto was excellent
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Out with my daughter to visit Juilliard and Manhattan. Azalea was a great find.
  4. FG

    FGPM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pre-theatre dinner early Wednesday evening. Our waiter, Jhonny, was very attentive and also reviewed the daily specials as well as providing suggestions when asked. We had a tasty bruschetta as an appetizer while my wife ordered the linguine vongole and I order the trofie arribbiata. Both dishes were excellent. Jhonny recognized my wife's birthday with a dessert. The timing of the meal was excellent and we felt that we received excellent value for our money. Would definitely go back!
  5. J

    Jones

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were served well and the food was very good. We would choose Azelea again for a lunch before matinee.
  6. BR

    BarbaraR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    get lunch well served. Thank you Michael! See you at our next visit to NYC
  7. CC

    CeCe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dinning experience! Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was fantastic! I would highly recommend Azalea as the perfect spot for pre-theater dinning! Bravo!
  8. JR

    JamesR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Menu very small. Don’t know how they consider this an Italian restaurant. If your a tourist from Arkansas then I guess the food is great. I’m a NY’er. Horrible food
  9. c

    cathys

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating and thoughtful staff. the food was great. there were four of us and we were all pleased with our meals. Good place to go in the theater district.
  10. T

    Tricia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great!!!
  11. CR

    CarlyRo

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & cocktails and service! Sat outside!
  12. KL

    KarynL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We went to see Wicked and Azalea was next door. It was nothing to write home about, but food was good, cocktails fun and service was attentive.
  13. B

    Bergenmom

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    After a matinee on Wednesday it was perfect! Good food, very accommodating and good service. Prices more moderate than many now!
  14. TK

    TerriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to the restaurant for years and still enjoy coming back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First Broadway show.
  16. JO

    JOan

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went for a pre-Broadway dinner. The service was FAST, so fast in fact that we were served our entrees BEFORE the appetizers:/. It was disappointing, and although the staff apologized and served the salad after the meal, it disturbed the flow and made us feel rushed. Otherwise, it was a nice choice with both indoor and outdoor seating.
  17. s

    sharonb

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner before a Broadway show. Good food, service and awesome patio. Made our reservation before we traveled from Denver.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. I had the lobster and cheese ravioli, amazing. I really enjoyed it only thing I wasn’t a fan of was sitting in the back, it was quiet but just a little blah you had the windows and see people going into the hotel/parking lot. But food was really good.
  19. DD

    DanielleD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch before a Broadway show. The meals were delicious. Our waiter was delightful and efficient. The work staff all worked well together. We were not rushed. We enjoyed our time at Azelea and would recommend it.
  20. CT

    CTgirl

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had lunch before our matinee. Wish they would open a bit earlier on Wednesday they open at 12 noon. We were OK getting to the theatre but would have liked just a bit more time. Even 11:45 would have been a help. Service was good, our food was good we’ll consider lunch again if the theatre is close by.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun spot next to Gershwin Theatre
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I went to go see wicked the musical and forgot to make reservations for my usual Italian restaurant Carmines,so I figured we would try the Italian place right next door to the show. The place looked presentable and the staff were so friendly. The food on the other hand didn’t meet my expectations being raised with an Italian father who loved to cook. My daughter said her Arrabiata pasta tasted like canned Chef Boyardee. I think from now on I’ll stick to my usual spot.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff
  24. IC

    IleneC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate outdoors before the theater, nice setting. Service was great, food was delicious, portions reasonable. Prices are a little high but isn’t everything these days? Spotted lantern flies were unsettling. Would recommend.
  25. JE

    JoanneE

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't thank enough the Receptionist at Azalea for being so nice, kind and accommodating when I called up to inform her that my party of 2 adults and 2 kids will be late with our 5:00 PM reservation due to heavy traffic in West 42nd Street and it was pouring at the time. That's excellent customer service! We were seated as soon as we arrived past the 15-minute grace period. The 2-waiting staff were very attentive to our needs and special requests like hot water with lemon and additional lemons. The foods that we ordered were all so delicious that our plates were super cleaned up, no leftovers at all. The crispy Calamari as our appetizer was the best one we've ever had and we've ordered and eaten it often from every restaurant that we went to where we never finished it as it's either very salty or so rubbery tough. Its delicious Tartar Sauce was likewise the best I've ever tasted. My 2 granddaughters shared and liked very much the Paccheri Mushroom squid ink pasta in a delicious cream sauce. My daughter had the filleted Branzino with tomatoes, oranges & onion slices in a likewise delicious basil pesto sauce. I had Grilled Salmon with spinach & cherry tomatoes in a super delicious to-die-for cream sauce. The desserts were so good like the Creme Brulee, Gelato and Pistachio Cake. Overall, they're all worth the price as we left very satisfied with happy faces as we proceeded to watch the wonderful "Wicked" show, next door. Already recommended highly the Azalea to my friends as our next venue for our birthday lunch reunion! Can't wait to come back and try the other Menu dishes!
  26. A

    Anthony

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    If you need to eat before a the Wicked this is a very convenient location (it's next to it). However, the food is not the best.
  27. P

    Patticake

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fabulous. The staff was welcoming, gave recommendations and were attentive. We had the gnocchi and it was a simple meal but we agreed that it was the best we've ever had! Drinks were also spot on. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  28. JM

    JackM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner on a patio in the heart of the Theatre district. Our waiter, Aldo, was awesome and hilarious!
  29. A

    Aegean

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and recommendations for the daily specials by our waiter Aldo (if I am not mistaken) were excellent and on point. The waiter and the rest of the staff took their time to make sure everything was in order for us to have a great meal.
  30. B

    Babs

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I enjoed the location to the theatre, but I think the food could have been better.... It wans't bad, but it wasn't memorable. The servers were nice and it did "hit the spot" for a pre-theatrebrunch!
  31. CL

    CandL

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our food was well prepared and tasty. Service was very good. A great spot to dine in the theater district.
  32. J

    Jane

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance ( we sat outside), with great service. We were there for pre-matinee lunch and most if us had salads or appetizers. For the price, they were very small and a bit simple. We still had a nice lunch, but I am not sure I would go again. Too many other great restaurants in the area.
  33. JR

    JayyyR

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service and food. Highly recommend pre-theater
  34. M

    Mayborman

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Decent pre-theatre restaurant. Wines by the glass should be avoided.
  35. DW

    DeborahWong

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was great. Only item that prevented the full 5 stars was because the room temp it was slightly warm and humid.
  36. c

    casualdiner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service and ambiance were good. Great location too. Food average. Nothing remarkable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very romantic!! Service was very fast, and our server was very friendly. Will definitely visit again next time we are in NYC.
  38. MW

    MoniqueW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food wad good and speedy which was great before the show.
  39. GT

    GaryT

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Schnitzel and squid pasta are recommended. Pleased with the service. We ate lunch outdoors on a Wednesday, matinee day. So it was a little too noisy and busy outside of the dining perimeter. This is a much better restaurant than you might expect from a tourist stop. They may not get a lot of repeat business (because the tourists go home) but I would and likely will gladly return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dusseldorf Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The server was very friendly but forgetful. The food was good but portions were tiny for the price and it wasn’t exactly cheap.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Azalea using the Order Online button. Azalea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-0105.

Azalea is rated 4.3 stars by 1698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Azalea

224 W 51st, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    1 (50th street)C,E (50th Street)R,N (49th street)B,D (53rd Street)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Huseyin Akbulut

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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