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
368 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (263)hot spot (205)special occasion (124)good for groups (121)neighborhood gem (119)great for lunch (118)great for brunch (91)romantic (82)vibrant bar scene (81)late-night find (43)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (20)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • what an experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for sharing
    Bwoods
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok, but
    kombuchamother
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    decent food, rude hostess, small tables, loud, expensive relative to quality
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had to wait 25 minutes for a table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Not as good as ABC Kitchen
    smc18VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was thinking that as the sister restaurant of ABC Kitchen which I love, ABC Cocina would be equally fresh and delicious. I was not impressed. I had the mushroom and goat cheese dish appetizer which was pretty average and the fish tacos which were too heavy on the spicy mayo. I would suggest going to ABC Kitchen or Willow if you're looking for something fresh and tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic