Agave

4.5
1519 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional American (Southwestern)
Top tags:
  • 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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food is good, semi-upscale Mexican but nothing too special. You definitely come here for the good ambiance and margaritas. I had a reservation on a Saturday night and had to wait 30+ minutes to be seated, which was very upsetting.

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K
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was really good - had the fish tacos. The tequila and margaritas were very good as well. Fun and lively place with a cavernous feel - would definitely go back.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Even though I had a reservation, they were reluctant to seat us in the back where it was warmer and less noisy. They finally did move us to the back. As the night progressed, we notced that there were plenty of tables available, so no need to force is to stay up front. The waiter also added two margaritas that were purchased at the bar to our bill for the table.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our food took an hour to come out and it was so loud we couldn’t talk to eachother. Food was good thoughz

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Careful with this one (see below).

This was maybe my sixth visit, and sadly, probably my last. I sat outside - on Halloween if you can believe it. The food was fine, service was not as good I've had there previously and I felt the meal was overpriced.

My biggest problem was being overcharged for three drinks. The drinks were $13 on the menu, our party of three had five of them and we were charged $15 each for three and the correct price for two. When I questioned the waiter, he told me he hit the wrong button (XYZ Margarita *Rocks* instead of XYZ Margarita). What?

I spoke to the manager. He said: no problem, we corrected the check. I explained that it was a problem because I didn't want to come back if I didn't trust the restaurant. He further explained that the waiter was new and hit the wrong button. I asked why there was a separate button for XYZ Margarita *Rocks* - what is that. He couldn't give me a good answer, beads of sweat started forming on his forehead and I had to get to the parade so I left.

Regarding my 'overpriced' comment, I understand overpriced for one may not be overpriced for all so here are thevdetaols. In addition to the five margaritas, we had chips/guac, two enchilada plates and a taco plate. The total was $167 before tip.

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JP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had lots of fun! Great service. Food & drinks were good too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived the hostess was ready for us. We had a private nook in the back and it was perfect. The food was fast, fresh and amazing, everyone enjoying their order. The server was very attentive. We will be back!

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JD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Used to adore this spot for a very tasty boozy brunch option—however they’ve really juiced up their beverages (and not in a good way). You’re not getting much value for the bottomless portion because the drinks are very juicy/sugary but the food still tastes good. The image included was their herb speckled scramble with egg whites (was slightly uncharged for egg whites).

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friend in town, bottomless brunch, really fun!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

AmaIng birthday

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NY
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Agave is a very fun, reliable place for Southwestern/Mexican food. Margaritas are killer. Food is good. Serv8ce is a pleasure.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the gems - nice find ... will be in my regular to go places... loved spending time ...

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KL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Agave is really cute. Good food & music. Not too crowded / overwhelming but just right. The food is really good & the portions are perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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RA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Not good at all do not recommend the food thought it was going to be amazing was not and service we waited a long time from a guy waiter to get our food and then simple things like a straw and napkins

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j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
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
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
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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PT
Dublin
5 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
24 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
6 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
4 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
54 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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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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