Agave

4.4
1504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional American (Southwestern)
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  • Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
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.
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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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A West Village Mexican spot with good margaritas and a great bottomless brunch deal.

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j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

More Mexican than southwest, which disappointed me. Everything was just ok. The server was nice, good Margaritas, decent guacamole. The hostess was indifferent.

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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for bottomless boozy brunch to catch up with a friend. Fabulous time!
Food was fabulous, staff was delightful. Very attentive, offered suggestions, our glasses were never empty.
Highly recommend!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Slow service

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r
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Worst service I have every experienced in NYC. Period. We stood at the host station for 10 minutes waiting to speak to someone. We didn't get napkins or silver after our appetizers arrived and had to ask for them TWICE after that. We once had to ask FOUR times before our water was refilled. The drinks are really skimpy and not cheap. The food was actually not bad (the chicken enchilada was very good), but the service was so bad I don't think I could go back even for a free meal.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great frozen margaritas. Go happy hour for good deals.

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CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance sells this place! Gorgeous setting in the heart of Chelsea (not near the projects)! Food was great, service great and price was decent!

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JV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The guacamole was good however the chips were stale. Then we ordered chicken and fish tacos. The chicken tacos were not impressive and the fish tacos tasted like unmarinated fish. Super disappointed. Maybe this place is only good for brunch on the weekends.

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k
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were good! Only problem we had was that our table was located close to the door with no fans, and it was a little uncomfortable for such a hot day.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was gorgeous and you can’t go wrong with bottomless margaritas! Unfortunately service wasn’t great but they were quite busy

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M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for bottomless brunch and it was FABULOUS. Our waitress was wonderful and continuously kept coming back to refill our drinks (often before we were even finished), and portions for the entrees were big and filling. Best brunch ever!

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. My friends and I had a lovely evening.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so accommodating to my party! There was a mixup with the reservation time but they opened early to make sure we could be seated at the original time. Will definitely return!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our birthday celebration. Awesome food and outdoor seating. The Benedict eggs are fantastic! I would eat there every day!!!

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CA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome brunch special, bottomless drinks.
However there were several large groups when we arrived and the hostess tried to put us in between them even though we had a reservation. Way too loud for 2 people, so we requested to be reseated. Overall a good experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour specials on the margaritas, food is fresh and good size portions, great place to meet for afterwork bites/drinks

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FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Agave has been one of our go-to spots for years. Though only one friend still lives in the neighborhood, it's access to transportation (subway) allows the rest of us to get there easily. We know we can be a little louder than normal, enjoy some great bites and cocktails for a decent price. Glad to know it's still around.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I reserved space at Agave to have dinner with a few close friends for my birthday. The atmosphere was cozy and warm, the staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the costillas entreé and the tres leches dessert.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my friend went for bottomless brunch at Agarve and had a wonderful time. I went for the Mexican eggs benedict and my meal was divine. We got two hours of unlimited drinks and I would really recommend the frozen Magarita. The waiters were very attentive and friendly. We chose to dine at Agarve at 2pm on a Wednesday so we were actually the only people in the restaurant at the time however I have heard that it is usually packed so I would recommend booking.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was not appealing at all!! The server was nice but appeared to be all by herself. She needed assistance. They give you a two hour limit but you see your server ever 20 min

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K
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Always a great time at Agave. Wished that the service was a lot more attentive..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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DB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had planned a beach day but the weather did not want to comply, so we decided to go to brunch. I had heard good things about AGAVE so I made a reservation that morning and we were on our way. We had an incredible brunch, the staff could not have been more cordial and fun. The only complaint that I have is that the music level was so high, it made it difficult to talk over. NYC is so noisy all the time that when you want to visit with friends, it not good to compete with a sounds system, you end up losing in the end.

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OT
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
6 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
3 reviews
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
3 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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SR
New York Area
4 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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