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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
ABC Cocina reviews from OpenTable diners
371 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (265)hot spot (201)good for groups (125)special occasion (122)great for lunch (119)neighborhood gem (118)great for brunch (89)romantic (80)vibrant bar scene (77)late-night find (38)notable wine list (27)great for outdoor dining (17)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Quiet table request honored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I had important business to discuss over lunch and therefore requested a quiet table when I made my reservation through Open Table. My request was honored with a table near the window. The menu is innovative, the food is delicious, and the decor is unique. I highly recommend ABC Cocina.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but Way Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've lived in NYC for a decade, and the pricing at restaurants really doesn't phase me much anymore. I have to say that at ABC Cocina, however, I felt like I was paying a lot for far too little. The food is okay. The best part of my meal was the short rib tacos - melt in your mouth, absolutely delicious. Everything else was meh - guacamole was average at best, and while the butternut squash was tasty, it was definitely something I could make at home with little effort and not worth the $17 price tag. On the plus side, staff was attentive and the drinks were well-made and delicious. Overall, however, I won't return. I'd rather go to Cafe El Presidente for reasonably priced fare.
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  • Most flavorful food!
    JenniBVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    ABC Cocina is one of my favorites. Everything I have ever ordered here is exceptional. The oysters are always top notch. "Taste explosions" is the best way I can describe their dishes, and they are perfect for sharing size between 2 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch or lunch
    Comet
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great neighborhood dining fit for casual lunch. A bit noisy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is good, but nothing unique or memorable. Actually, the fish tacos were not good at all. Very noisy restaurant. It is like going to bar on a Saturday night filled with 20 somethings. Confusing to annoying philosophy to service. Multiple people approached us to ask the same thing - like, what would we like to drink. Also, service staff approached the table way too many times that my conversation with my friend, whom I have not seen for over a year, was repeatedly interrupted. I eat out all the time and sheer number of interruptions at ABC Cocina really stood out. I would not be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Service was outstanding. A little noisy but other than that fantastic,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising and delicious
    glutton
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I didn't know what to expect and waiter was helpful in describing menu....was very pleasantly presented and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    abc123VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    great selection of tapas but you have to like Spanish wine - there is not much else to pick from
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect!
    njdinette
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was afraid we'd be rushed through dinner at this popular spot, but that was not the case. Our table of two shared a total of seven dishes, would order each and every one again. The service was friendly and attentive, not overbearing - even advised us when we began over-ordering. The decor is fabulous!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungryallthetime
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great staff-friendly, fun-everyone was smiling. Food was great, on the pricey side, but then again, this is NYC. This place is more a tapas bar for sharing food, vs the sister restaurant next door: ABC Kitchen. Took my 13yr old son-we loved everything: calamari, Berkshire pork tacos, guacamole, tenderloin, etc. highly recommend the fritters for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    abcd
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our party ordered the guacamole (very good), the calamari (good, not great but got several recommendations about it), the short rib tacos (delicious) and the arroz con pollo (AWESOME). Would definitely come back and try some other stuff, but probably would still want the arroz con pollo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what an experience!!
    spunky
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I was blown away by the decor, ambience, service and most of all by the quality of the food. Beautifully presented and carefully prepared. Every single bite of my food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd course served during 1st course
    Stella
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    - we had the fixed price lunch-menu - we were still eating our first course, a waiter came with the second course and put the plates simply next to the first course
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We thought the food was ok -- certainly not great, and we don't understand why it was so hard to get a reservation. Clearly a popular place, but we found it to be mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for sharing
    BwoodsVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Very hard to get a reservation but worth the constant checking on opentable! The drinks were great and the food portions were small and perfect for sharing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Rice
    LaurieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I really like the food here but would avoid the Lobster Rice as we felt the Lobster was mushy and rice was poorly prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUMMY CUISINE
    SPClearwaterFL
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Energetic and vibrant scene with Latin oriented cuisine is a must for foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    debcuf
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have dined at ABC Cocina several times in the past few months and have never been disappointed - in fact I've been rather pleasantly surprised. The new dishes I've tried recently have added a new dimension to my usual order I have had several clients and friends join me here for both lunch and dinner and everyone has enjoyed! ABC was great -- but ABC Cocina is a bit more relaxed and SPICIER!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location good food
    TropicalVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This restaurant is very uniqu. A great spot and a very quick service. A little to busy but typical NYC. The food is good and simple, the prices are reasonable just the wine prices are to high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Chic and easy, and delicious!
    brooklynbird
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This place is so YUM. Every plate (we stayed away from the "grilled and roasted" mains and rice dishes) was terrific and FUN! We drank some tasty rosé (on tap! from Long Island!) and a fresh grapefruit margarita that wowed. We also appreciated the environment - classy yet unpretentious, beautifully designed and comfortable, lively but not too loud. We will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a 3pm brunch reservation and sat right at 3pm. We ordered a few appetizers, but when we went to order more, we were told the kitchen was closed. There shouldnt be 3pm reservations if the kitchen closes at 330pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ABC is Wonderful
    Rushed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    ABC Carpets is one a of my favorite New York destinations. How fantastic to have a place next door so one can eat and shop and never leave! The brunch was lovely with many choices and all delicious. The huevos rancheros was prepared perfectly. The desserts were so good. If, however, you want a bottomless coffee with warm milk, perhaps you should try somewhere else as the espresso machine is downstairs and requires a trek. One of our servers told us to be patient as we sat again with empty cups. They were thoughtful to take the coffee charge off the check. In fact, the service was fine, too. I can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sampling of Tapas
    Pac9008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great selection, enjoyed the mood and the staff were all super helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as tasty as before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    disappointed-- the food was not as good as my other meals. dishes were over cooked and way spicier than my other visits
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    jweats
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This place is unbelievably delicious. The lobster is crazy and so is everything else. Go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok, but
    kombuchamother
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    decent food, rude hostess, small tables, loud, expensive relative to quality
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Place
    Diana
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The location is unique and the table settings are beautiful, but the food is so-so and very overpriced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    RuthVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Delicious food in a fun and vibrant setting. The wait staff is super nice. We sat next to a great couple who has been coming there for their standing date every Friday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food and decent price ! The seafood was incredible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Britishfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I absolutely loved the food here and the service was great. The tapas style menu was great for getting to try many different types of food and everything we had was either very good or exceptional. The only downside was how hard it was to book a table for here, we ended up having to eat very early and were only a party of 2 which made things easier but when looking to book again in future the limited availability means we are unlikely to go with friends unless we plan ridiculously far in advance. That said, it really was a great restaurant with outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tar315
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Highly recommended. The service and food were fantastic. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cloude
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I went for brunch. Food was good but not excellent. A plus in the ambiance, a Minus in food presentation. Service can be better for the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Great
    MexicoGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I really wanted to like this place. The cocktails were good. The food descriptions sounded so wonderful but so many things were fried. You know how it is when you order fried food at times--it doesn't really have much of a distinctive flavor. The brussels sprouts salad was excellent. We ordered about 8 or 9 things that we shared among 3 people. Everything was edible, decently prepared and presented, just not great. The atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's gone downhill
    HMac
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I dined at ABC about a year ago, and it was amazing. The food was out of this world -- so tasty. This time around I ordered the same dishes and they were nothing like they were a year ago. The charred octopus used to be heavenly - this time around it was mediocre, and all the sauces were mushed together. Not very appetizing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good tapas style restaurant
    willo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Side street restaurant with limited seating on the sidewalk. Interior decor is modern chic and well done. Now the important stuff... The food is Tapas style. Dishes offered cover the major food categories (beef, chicken, fish, veg) with a fresh creative twist as you'd expect from a Jean Georges restaurant. Cocktails are creative as well and use seasonal ingredients for certain drinks. A nice touch for sure. Service is good but can be a bit slow during prime dining hours (which is to be expected). Overall a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dotio
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    love everything about this Restaurant, my second time...try everything on the menu! And...make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-hyped
    Esther
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Was very excited to finally be able to try this place as I had been trying for a reservation for months. Overall, the experience was pleasant, mostly due to the hip ambiance and the stellar service. The wine was decent and not too expensive. The bread to start was tasty. However, the food itself overall sort of fell flat, and due to the high prices not worth it. All dishes were pretty OK. The tastiest in my opinion was the stewed chicken with crispy rice. Unique dish and very yummy. The steak was tasty but only gave you 4 little pieces. The vanilla croquette things for dessert were also quite good. I might go back if I had a friend in town looking to try a hip spot, but other than that I probably wouldn't return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • explorer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautifully decorated, the food is fantastic and the ambiance has a delicate, subtle elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    jelly10
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Came with my boyfriend for a late dinner and we had a great time and will definitely be back again very soon! Margaritas were amazing! I highly recommend the rice with lobster, octopus and the fish tacos were our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Delicious food,a little too dark, and the noise level escalated into the evening. Still bearable. Expensive Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.