Agave

4.4
1483 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional American (Southwestern)
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Brunch
  • Fun
Step beyond our atrium. Agave's serene, smart adobe scene provides a glowing setting for the fusion of tradition and Southwestern innovation of Chef Raul Juarez.
Our menus are created with the greatest care to ensure an enchanted experience. Highlights include our Hand Hacked Avocado Guacamole, seared Ahi tuna tataki tostaditas, and Tejas Blue Crab Quesadillas as well as our delicious entrees such as Fire Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Harvest Corn and Smoked Tomato, Fajitas of Wagyu Kobe Beef Skirt Steak and Chili Cider Glazed Salmon with roasted root vegetables.
Detailed service paired with creative dishes, cocktails and outstanding wines join to create a definitive experience for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional American (Southwestern), Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Tuesday 4pm - 12am
Wednesday - Thursday 12pm - 12am
Friday 12pm - 1am
Saturday 11am - 1am
Sunday - 11am - 11pm
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Phone number
(212) 989-2100
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Private Party Facilities
For private events both social and corporate, turn to Agave. Our unique setting combines the spirit and cuisine of the American Southwest.    We offer such components as an intimate dining room, candlelit lighting, a vibrant bar and outdoor café beneath city stars. Nestled in the heart of historic G
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Private Party Contact
Events Coordinator: (877) 627-3371
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Cross Street
10th St. and Charles St.
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Parking Details
Metered parking is available along Seventh Avenue South, as well as non-metered spaces in the nearby vicinity. A convenient parking garage is across the street and is open 24 hours.
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Public Transit
1, 9 Christopher Street
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Entertainment
Ring in the New Year with a Southwest pre-fix. We will have 2 seatings, 5pm-8pm and 10pm-1am. At the first seating you may enjoy either our a-la-carte menu or a 3 course tequila paired pre-fix menu featuring a complimentary cocktail for $75. At our 10pm seating, guests may enjoy our signature 4 course pre-fix menu for $100 featuring a complimentary cocktail, a champagne toast at midnight, as well as party favors and a live Latin band. A 3 hour open bar option is also available from 10pm to 1am. Happy New Year!
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Special Events & Promotions
Agave caters for a full range of special event. We have 2 private dining rooms that are used for many different occasions such as corporate events, bridal showers, birthdays, tequila tasting, and many more. Please contact us at events@agaveny.com for more info.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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1,483 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
16%
Good
12%
Fair
3%
Poor
3%
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was great. Really enjoyed my meal and ambiance.

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Memphis
20 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Agave! We eat there every time we are in ATL.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Reservation was at 2 PM and we didn’t sit down until 2:45 PM. They said brunch ended at 4:30 which was fine but that would cut our 2 hours unlimited short. Didn’t bring out the birthday dessert at all. First refill took 30 minutes.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place, good happy hour margaritas!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love them!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

I have never left a negative review in my life, but I have to say I was very disappointed in my experience at Agave. A few of my friends highly recommended Agave, so I decided to do brunch their on my birthday with a few friends. When I got there at 11 AM for my reservation the place was completely closed. Tables were not set, the lights were not on, and the chef and waiters were not there yet. Being that this was my birthday and I came with friends, I was worried and upset. The staff was very nice and tried to make the experience the best it could be given the situation. However, I do not understand how I could have made a reservation and had that reservation confirmed and it says on the website that its open, when in reality the restaurant was not open yet, and honestly did not seem anywhere near open. I called the manager the next day to simply explain my frustration and suggest they do not allow people to make reservation for a certain time if the restaurant is closed. I left a message and never heard back. Again, I am not one to write a negative review ever, but I feel that this is unacceptable. I am bummed because I only had heard wonderful things about Agave from friends before, but I don't think I will return after what happened on my birthday.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It was so hot and humid inside, the waitstaff was under staffed so we waited forever just to order drinks. Multiple waiters helped me

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant has cockroaches. We saw two climbing on the walls near the kitchen during our meal. Would NOT RECOMMEND dining here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! Fast Service. Great Management.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

They were very accommodating to move our reservation back an hour and add another guest to the party, but once we were actually seated and ordered margaritas and chips, it took an hour for our waiter to take our entree order, even thought at this point (at 10:30pm) we were one of few parties in the restaurant. We ended up paying without ordering entrees.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress and all of the rest of the staff were amazing.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch food was good though I was jealous of my friend’s breakfast burrito. Wait staff were very friendly and made sure our drinks were never empty. They are strict with the 2 hour time limit however for us that was plenty of time. They were 5 mins late seating us (it was very busy) and that’s when they started the 2 hour limit from, so you don’t miss out. Would definitely come here again.

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JI
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This place was our first choice because of all of the great reviews and word of mouth. We travelled from Toronto, Canada mostly because of the bottomless brunch. The staff were awesome and their was not a moment where we didn’t have a full glass. I would suggest getting the piture of margarita over the mimosa because the ratio is better with the margarita and if you’re looking for that day buzz, it will do the trick! The mimosa is majority orange juice but still yummy.
The food was alright, nothing to write home about but they had great options. I would suggest visiting because of the ambiance and the bottomless brunch option. I would return for sure! Make sure you book in advance because they fill up fast. Ask to sit in the covered patio area because it’s sooooo hot in the summer and there are no shady spots other than what I mentioned. Overall, great staff, great drink service and great options for all dietary restrictions!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best bottomless brunches in the city with the strongest Margaritas!

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f
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall great, chips were fairly stale. Great guac and tacos!

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ZF
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I've been here twice and I've enjoyed my experience here both times. The food is tasty and the staff is really nice and friendly. My only qualm is that sometimes the waiters are hard to reach when you are in need of something. Overall, this place has great customer service. My friend ordered fries with her quesadilla but never received them when she got her quesadilla. When our waiter was made aware of this, he gave her the fries on the house. Will definitely come back here.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The waiter never checked on us. We got our food before the drinks, that were supposed to be bottomless...we got 2 drinks in an hour time span.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I come to Agave a lot and love it. However, this visit was disappointing. The waiter barely came and checked in. It took a very long time to receive drinks and when they came, they were all wrong.

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IF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the brunch so much. The endless mimosas and the food were awesome. I can't wait to go back and try a different dish. I had the Energy Breakfast and it was so flavorful. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Quick and friendly

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f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, but the mimosas tasted like orange juice- very heavy. Not worth the cost of the unlimited, though I would come back for just menu items.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was not wonderful. Very slow. No chips and hot sauce at a Mexican restaurant was unexpected.

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London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food and bottomless brunch were great however on the day we went rain was leaking through the roof and the floor was very slippery and several people fell over!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sangria marg !!!

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L
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not Mexican, some of the plates and tequilas offered were not available. Guacamole and empanadas ok. Fish tacos horrible.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food loved the drink

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was pretty good. However...
The entrance (bar area) was so crowded for happy hour or something when I got there that it was hard to get in as the people were blocking the entrance. The dining area was very empty. Anyway, although there were very few customers it was very difficult to get the waiting staff’s attention to request additional orders.

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JL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delivers a great brunch! There's a reason why it takes so long to get a reservation here!

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IM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I arrived on time, got to wait 5 minutes while the table is being set up. Then I have been seated and the waiter was still cleaning the table and throwing napkins in front of my face. Then I had to wait for 15 minutes and finally I called a waiter who walked by and asked to be taken care of - waiter took a cocktail order and left for another 10 minutes. Then another waiter brought my drink and left, nobody came to take my order for another 10 minutes. I left.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Ran out of rice on cinco de mayo - waitress wasn’t attentive. Food average tasting. There was a bone in pulled chicken tinga taco

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Up until about 4 years ago I used to frequent this restaurant. The food was great and they had good choices and a wonderful wine selection at the bar. Then a few years ago the food went downhill. They didn't update the menu at all and the dishes we used to come back for were not as good, especially for the $ so we just stopped going. Then this weekend for Cinco de Mayo we couldn't get a reservation anywhere but here so I decided to give it another try. Well, they had practically the same menu which wouldn't have been as bad but for the food. Not only was it bland, but it didn't come with anything on the side; no rice, nada. Here I was with some pieces of meat that were supposed to be in mole sauce but were dry as a bone with some reduction spritzed over it. The crab artichoke dip didn't even have an crab, or artichoke for that matter. Very sorry to say I will not be giving this place another chance.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately very disappointing service this time.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service! Enjoyed our brunch 🤩

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good not great

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

From the hostess who sat us to the servers, it was a terrible experience. She was rude, the servers forgot to bring things. There was construction, the margarita machine broke and the menu options were limited to brunch and a few lunch items.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for 10 people for a friend’s birthday and we were seated in an excluded private area. It felt like we had the place to ourselves, even on a busy Friday night. Food and drinks were tasty and worth the price. Great experience all around and will be recommending to friends and family!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun and delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Service was outstanding. The staff made sure your drink was always full.

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BA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great but they are anally retentive with the “2 hour” limit at the table. I can see cutting off booze at 2 hours but telling the table you need to leave for another reservation is u professional. And the front girl at the podium is super rude. Get it together people.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good drinks, just great overall experience. Agave is great. Always recommend coming here.

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