ABC Cocina
ABC Cocina

ABC Cocina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 2126772233x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 530pm – 1030pm
    Thursday: 530pm – 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 530pm – 1130pm
    Sunday: 530pm - 10pm

    Lunch Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm
    Brunch Saturday-Sunday: 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and Park Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
ABC Cocina reviews from OpenTable diners
367 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (251)hot spot (189)great for lunch (133)special occasion (116)good for groups (108)neighborhood gem (108)great for brunch (103)vibrant bar scene (77)romantic (70)late-night find (35)great for outdoor dining (23)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Had to wait 25 minutes for a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Even with a reservation, they kept us waiting 25 minutes for a table. And service was lackluster. Hard for good food to compensate after that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as Always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Can't get enough of ABC Cocina! The menu is continually changing but is consistantly delishious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vibrant flavors!
    NYCGER
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    As with all other JGV restaurants, the emphasis is on fresh, vibrant flavors served with style. The menu is diverse and offers something for everyone. Its best to go with people that don't mind sharing as choosing just one or two dishes can be a challenge! The guacamole is a must and other standouts include the octopus, the beef empanadas, the crab & corn fritters... I could go on. There are seasonal specials too (being late summer, the tomato salad was also a home run). The service is friendly and never obtrusive. This is definitely a place to visit often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    CassieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything started out very well. We sat down and ordered a cup of coffee and tea, but we did not get them until 20 minutes later. We are talking coffee that is already brewed and hot water with a tea bag that took 20 minutes. The waitress asked if we wanted bread while we waited for the coffee and tea, and we said sure, but the bread never came. We didn't bother asking for it because clearly it was forgotten and our food began to arrive. Everything was good, nothing spectacular. The best thing we ordered out of the Corn, Frenchtoast, empanada and Churros, were the Churros. I would definitely recommend that. Good luck!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food is Ridiculous!!!!
    GTFan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great dinner there with some friends. Actually went there twice in one week and had the privilege of tasting at least 16 different dishes. They were all amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cost
    silvie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good food,good ambiance but expensive and very noise
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    PBunting
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had been really wanting to go to ABC Cocina and finally made it this week. Went with one friend and we listened to our server in getting two dishes per person (to share between us) and a dessert. We had the guacamole, chili shrimp, corn empanadas, beef tenderloin with chimmichuri and then the doughnuts with Mexican chocolate. Everything was spectacular and the perfect portion, the one thing I noticed was that the shrimp and beef were a little aggressively seasoned if someone does not like heat. I would not say that the food is cheap, but for the quality, dining atmosphere and Jean-Georges brand you cannot beat this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will recommend!
    swampchick
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I ravel to NYC for business often and have always wanted to try this spot. Glad I made the effort this trip. The food was delicious (the corn-amazing), the portions generous and the wait staff was nicely accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food-slow service
    Jennifer10014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I went there with a group of friends and we had a great time. The drinks were creative and delicious. We ordered several small plates and loved everything (you must try the short rib tacos!) We weren't in a rush, but if we were it would've been an issue. Food came out very slow and it took forever to get our check. There were so much staff walking around we didn't know why the slow service. Anyway, I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Susanita
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was not impressed with the food, we order 4 different tapas and the only good one was the shrimp. the fish tacos had so many flavors that I could not taste the fish. The Mushroom with the goat cheese was boring.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved ABC Cocina!
    KGambaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had friends in town for a birthday celebration and managed to get a late dinner reservation on a Saturday night. It was the perfect spot for a group of 6 women. Everything is small plates and meant to share. We had some mean cocktails and the staff were attentive and charming. The mushroom and goat cheese plate was delightful but everything we had was delicious. Yummy plates with delicious sauces that could be mopped up with the incredibly fresh olive and sourdough bread. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed ourselves
    leavesbegintofall
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We, a party of 2, were seated promptly at our reservation time. It was crowded, but service was perfect-unobtrusive, yet constantly available. We split a carafe of watermelon sangria for $44 (seems expensive, but, when you think about it, 2-3 glasses per person ain't that steep for a place like this!) We each ordered the 3 course pre fixe $32 pp and since we got different dishes, they offered to serve us tapas style, so it felt more like 6 courses! the best was the beef/eggplant empanadas and the brown rice with veggies, which is a far more flavorful and exciting dish than it sounds. We had spent a little time in the green market right down the street before we ate, and it was really fun to see it all on the menu. Recommended for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went here on a suggestion and fell in love with the place. The food is outstanding. They combine classic dishes with unexpected flavors which always surprise and delight. A great place for a date as well as a small group. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and wine while reasonable
    jinatnrtVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    what more can you possibly ask for? their heirloom tomato salad was amazing (yes, a tomato salad!)! get it while they're still in season! my suggestion is to let your servers choose some dishes for you. it is the best way to do it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un très bon moment
    Caius06
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Dans un cadre "branché" les Tapas sont d'une excellente qualité, et l'ambiance et le service très agréables. Une très bonne adresse à découvrir.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    love2eat
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    ABC Cocina was great. Service was prompt and friendly, ambiance is great and the food is delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service and great food
    anonymous
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    came here for brunch on a Saturday. the decor and service are some of the best i've had in New York. the food is well executed and fresh, but definitely know that this place is a splurge and the portions will be a but smaller than you're used to. that being said I left full and happy! the French toast is was great, it had a crunch to it that almost seemed like a fancy churro. if you're a fan of croquettes, definitely get the ham and cheese fritters. great place to go for a special occasion brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great small bites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fro a different twist on an evening out with friends try ABC Cocina. Instead of one entree per person, order a number of small plates to share. Service is excellent, food is the same. Word of warning if you like bland and boring this restaurant is not for you. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The flavours of the food at ABC Cocina were great- however the tapas style size of the plates was off putting. We paid $16 for 5 bites of meat! That was a rip off! The guacamole was amazing and the fish tacos also tasty. The sizes of these appetizer plates were better than the sizes of the main course dishes. The ambiance of the restaurant is great- but the portions sizes or prices need to change for me to go back again! How this is one of the hardest places to get reservations in is beyond me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening in ABC COCINA
    MikiDanny
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is not our first time in this restaurant. We came to celebrate a pro wedding evening. The hospitality, the service and the food were all perfect. We had a great time. This is a place that we like to come back and recommend our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and varied flavors
    KimN
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I went to ABC Cocina during a recent visit while attending the US Open and was not disappointed. I dined with my two children who are very interested in food and new and different flavors. We were not disappointed and each plate was thoughtful and full of flavor. We especially enjoyed the crab and corn fritters. The service was excellent but we never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Abc does it again
    MrsP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything we had was amazing. My personal favorites were the fluke, short rib tacos, and grapefruit margarita. My husband and I shared 5 tapas and olives, and we were stuffed. Price wasn't bad either. Excellent value
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love their menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    original and exciting menu for fresh delicious food & veggies
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy bueno
    TravelJunkieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I had lunch with visiting friends and shared a variety of dishes. All of the food was fresh and delicious and we can highly recommend the guacamole, the Berkshire pork sandwich, the sauteed corn, parmesan and chipotle and one of the specials, luscious lamb tacos. Service couldn't be improved. The room is fabulous though quite loud if you're interested in conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as Always
    Siena
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Have never been disappointed by my experiences at any of Jean-Georges' restaurants. Fantastic, clean, interesting food. Friendly, informed staff. Excellent ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Salmon
    BlueJayFoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The mescal marinated salmon was amazing. Our wait or was lovely and attentive. I also enjoyed the cocktails although they were a bit sweet and not very strong at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The place is nice, service quite good. Great cocktails. The food is quite expensive, in relation to the quantity.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really delicious meal!
    98rsdVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a fairly bizarre lunch of pancakes, corn, tomatoes and empanadas, followed by rice pudding, but everything was extremely good. Very nice server.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A(ll the) B(est) C(choices) 4 tapas
    Food4ThoughtVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    ABC Cocina offers all the best choices of sophisticated tapas for brunch. The restaurant offers a wonderfully eclectic and broad range of flavors, textures and ingredients; excellently prepared and beautifully plated. The service is warm and friendly. Our server greatly added to our enjoyment with his upbeat attitude. Equally importantly, several members of our party had several ingredient restrictions; Shand was thoroughly familiar with the ingredients and preparation of almost every menu item. it is testament both to him and to the restaurant's management.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had a family brunch on Sunday. Ambiance was fabulous. To begin, coffee was weak with a pretty bad tasting, and I hoped this didn't set a pattern. Our waitress asked us if we wanted bread and we said "no" which was a mistake, because we left hungry. Why do they ask you if you want bread? Just put it on the table! The food was disappointing. We ordered the guac and chips to start. Chips were good but the guac was nothing special. The chorizo was excellent, the fish tacos were light, fresh and tasty. Huevos Rancheros and Eggs Benedict were nothing special. The size of the portions were small and prices very overpriced. We won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lives up to the hype
    Canuckiedude
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Smaller portions, but it's expected when people rave about this place. We were seated outside, but the host was gracious to move us from the sweltering heat to indoors. Tighter space, but it was cozy. Grilled octopus, grilled beef tenderloin with chimichuri, summer squash salad with pumpkin seed and yogurt with spices, grilled maitake mushrooms with goat cheese with drizzled vinaigrette, with an arroz con pollo (chicken) were all delicious, introduced by our server, Stand. The pairing of a malbec from Argentina (Martino 2011 Mendoza) was an excellent choice. Great to the palate, but left me wanting more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Successful Girls Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    ABC Cocina was the perfect place to start of my best friend's Bachelorette. The cocktails were unique, delicious, and strong. The food was fun and satisfying, great for family style sharing. Our waiter was very attentive and made the whole experience comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome brunch spot
    SliebsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love this brunch spot! I had the watermelon sangria which may just be the tastiest drink I've ever ordered! It was refreshing with a little kick to it. The tapas style plates were perfect for sharing. My boyfriend proposed to me after so it's a restaurant I'll never forget!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very satisfied
    Renato
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Came several times and the place always meets my expectations. A little noisy but it is meant to be this way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Love, love, love ABC Cocina and once again we were not disappointed and thrilled with our tapas !!!!! It was just the best…..can't wait to get back……especially for the spicy whiskey sours and spring pea guac….outstanding…..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABC COCINA #2
    SusiqueVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I came back for a second time and had exactly the same things as they were so good the 1st time. In fact I requested and got the same table too. My lunch guest was so impressed that she is bring her relatives here when they next visit NYC. And next time I dine, I will try something new!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    ilanasVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    gorgeous place. Delicious sharing plates. Fish tacos were sublime. Mushroom and goat cheese salad was unreal. Homenae sodas: yum. Just go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We loved this restaurant. The food was fabulous. The ambience and liveliness of the place made you want to hang around for a long while. This is definitely a restaurant we will return to when we are back in NYC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You Can Depend On a Good Meal
    Fooddawg
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    For me the food is far from exceptional but to be able have a nice lunch without reservations this is the perfect place. Not to mention it is still difficult to get in for dinner without a couple days notice. They could do better on the deserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Quality was generally very good but tended to be on the salty side. Portions were tapas size but entree priced. Liked the calamari, fluke, fish taco and guacamole. Octopus was bland and lifeless. Shortrib taco is very overrated. Arroz con pollo had a healthy amount of chicken but was very salty. Good place for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic