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Xai Xai Winebar - CLOSED

369 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-541-9241
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
8 Jun 2015
“Best ambiance”
10 May 2015
“A South African Surprise in New York”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, African, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
369 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 9 June 2015

This bar has the best ambiance if you like candle light and wine. They also had very good appetizers which we enjoyed after a show. Highly recommend for a romantic spot.

Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I went to Xai-Xai with a friend who wanted to check it out. So we walked up from Union Square (a hike to say the least). But we found it and had a lovely wine and we shared two starters and had a lovely time...More

Thank Africache
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Tasty small plates including for those who have food allergies. The peppers and the salads were delicious

Thank panamtravelkid
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This place looks amazing and has a wonderful ambiance. The service was average. We sat at the bar and saw that Chef Mic was working hard. (The Microwave). The oxtail soup tasted okay but the stuffed peppers weren't so good. Tip - Go for the...More

1  Thank X334LV
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Came across totally by accident so glad we did only misfortune was main course coming out with starters for my wife but very quickly resolved by I assume the head of the restaurant. Excellent choices of food from starter through to dessert and from a...More

Thank blissett
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We live on 56th and are somewhat spoilt for choice for high quality restaurants in the Hells Kitchen area. We stumbled across this place a little over two months ago and it has since become our default choice for dinner as a couple or with...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 16 November 2014

They have a great tapas menu and excellent wine selection. Service was likewise excellent and kept up with for the after-show eat-and-drink.

Thank BladeRnr
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We already went to one of their other restaurants, Terra in Tribeca a couple of times and have always enjoyed the experience. Xai Xai however turned out to be quite the disappointment... We decided last minute to give this one a try and the food...More

Thank TarOwo
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Can't say enough about the amazing menu/flavors/South African wines. Outstanding. Intimate, cozy atmosphere. However, I don't think the waiter cared much about our experience and the unisex yucky bathroom did not impress my friend. (I didn't go myself but she was grossed out.) So basically...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We dropped in after dinner @ Braai and we had a great time. We sat at the bar and were served promptly. We had several conversations with the management aka "described rude waiters/managers." I found them to be "proud" New Yorkers, all in good culinary...More

Thank DnllJns
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019
    (8th and 9th)
  • Public Transportation: C, E to 50th or 1 to 50th
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-541-9241
  • E-mail
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