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 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (247)hot spot (188)great for lunch (140)special occasion (115)great for brunch (108)neighborhood gem (102)good for groups (102)vibrant bar scene (84)romantic (64)late-night find (33)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (6)Show More
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening in ABC COCINA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Loved Our Brunch
    Chickeedee
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Once we found it (!) Was great experience. For those who don't know ABC Carpet, it can be completely confusing. Better signage needed! Food was great, service was attentive but not overly pushy, high 5s all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gargantua
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've had brunch twice this summer, each time our food was very good. I like the idea of the small dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Who Brunch
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a lovely brunch here -- great food prepared expertly, lovely service, and an unhurried dining experience. Our server was not only attentive but also had great suggestions for ordering, steering us in the direction of dishes that we might not have otherwise tried and ended up loving. The small plates come out of the kitchen as they are made and each item we tried (with one exception) was fresh, interesting, and delicious. The entire experience was lots of fun, a good value for this type of dining and utterly delicious. The only dish that was a miss for us was the flan and that may just be because flan is not my thing. But given that the server had steered us so right on the first four dishes and drinks, one miss was not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, bad experience
    RobbyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to ABC Kitchen and Cocina both plenty of times. The food is top notch and staff is generally very pleasant. Unfortunately, I had an awful experience with the rude matradee this time. After showing a few mins late for our 10pm reservation he had us wait by the bar. No problem. Thirty minutes later, we ask if our table is ready. He rudely said no with a very smug look and when we walked back to the bar started openly making fun of our group to the other two hostesses. All three were very unprofessional the next several times we went over to ask if a table was ready they laughed at us. Until we got angry and pointed out that there were FIVE open tables available he would not sit us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey but worth it
    Doglover115
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food and selection was great - loved the sweet pea guacamole starter and other dishes too. 3 of us shared 6 dishes and it was more than enough ( think that they accommodated us by serving at least 3 pieces for everything we ordered so we'd all get to try everything).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Original and Tantelizing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I visited ABC Cocina with my husband when we were visiting New York and found the food excellent and unique. The portions thankfully were not too large but just enough to satisfy. We'll definitely recommend this spot for other visitors to the city! The service was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    skinnyfoody
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The fish tacos and coconut pancakes were delicious. Great service and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JG's Latin outpost is amazing.
    JeevesVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service is beyond compare, food was creative and amazing. My only nitpick is that I did not love the derserts. Sizing was inconsistent with main dishes and flavors were not great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I rated this restaurant 3 stars because I didn't think the food was exceptionally good and that it was overpriced. (They charge $20 for 2 tacos!) Other than that, the ambience was nice and it was well decorated.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Clean, crisp flavors ... Fresh!
    kandjVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We really wondered if Jean-Georges could hit another home run with Cocina, and he has. So many people are touting farm-to-table -- Cocina harvests the Union Square Farmer's market and easy access to fresh seafood, creating some wonderfully simple yet complex flavors. Wait staff has that signature easy, friendly touch, even in mid-lunch crush mode. Only negative note -- it is NOISY, and the table we got was much too close to the kitchen. Make sure you ask to be out of the way when you make your reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's easy as ABC Cocina
    SusiqueVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was the absolutely best lunch I have had in a long time. My friend and I both arrived a little before our reservation and got a quieter table in the window seating area. Thank goodness. We proceeded to split 3 delicious apps - the pea guacamole, peeky toe crab cakes and the most delicious chared mushrooms. We split a carafe of the Lieb Rose' and then tried the Sea Salt Caramel Flan which was delivered on the smallest little plate. Good but not great until we found out that it was supposed to be served with a heavy drizzling of caramel sauce. Amber, our adorable waitress took it off our bill immediately. We both will be back for more!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly overrated
    kaustriaVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had lunch there today with a couple of friends. Setting and decor is interesting, noise level way tooo loud. We could barely carry on a conversation without yelling over the techno soundtrack. Dishes that are listed under small plates are miniscule and you probably could easily use 4 small plates ( easily adding up to 50 -60$ ) to satisfy one regular person at lunchtime. The waiter recommended two per person which basically comes out to the equivalent of one appetizer- size portion in most regular restaurants. What little food there was was interesting............... but overall a lot of hype.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Does not live up to the hype
    MustEat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went for lunch. We were rushed by the staff from the moment we sat down. Food came out in under ten min. The buns on the sandwiches were massive. Impossible to get in your mouth. Carb overload. Nothing on the plate with the sandwich; no greens, fruit. Poor presentation.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent, simply prepared good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We loved our meal here! Go with a group and share everything. We found for four people, 8 dishes plus 1 dessert was perfect. Be sure to try the garden tomato salad if it is still in season, and the mushroom with goat cheese dish. The mango sangria is as dangerously delicious as all the reviews say. We sat outside, which was a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tastes
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Walking into ABC Cucina the place was packed and the mood was energetic and vibrant. Our waiter was very friendly and ready to answer any of our questions. We chose a few dishes from the small plates and each was a wonderful tasting experience. Each of the dishes was as our waiter had described and the small portions were what we expected and wanted. That allowed us to get more dishes than if they had been bigger. While we got a simple Tanqeray and tonic for drinks we did look at the drinks menu and they had a number of interesting choices which we saw on the tables around us. We ordered dessert and both of ours were outstanding. The place was packed when we got there and ended up spending over an hour and a half there. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spicy!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were 6 in our party, with 3 that didn´t like spicy food. Almost EVERYTHING was spicy. Only the sushi was normal. We didm´t expect that, nor warned. We know its mexican, but there has to be options for everybody. Mexican food is delicious, but it´s not all about spicy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good, overrated
    Deena
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Guac was good, some of the free fresh bread was good. Fish tacos overwhelmed by mayo, huevos were good but really salty; accompanying salsa flavorless.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic