Excellent Dining ExperienceGreat food and service. Exactly what I expected from a Chef Flay resturaunt. The Chef's recipes brought great flavors from the kitchen to the table !6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!The food was perfect. I ordered the ribeye and it was well seasoned, flavorful and perfectly cooked.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as we hoped? You bet!We've seen Bobby Flay on so many TV shows, we were curious to try out his restaurant (at least one of them!). It was as good as we hoped, maybe better. We had the salmon on pork loin, with the spinach and corn sides .. all was fantastic. The service was amazing as well, very friendly and very attentive. What a treat to see what really good restaurant service looks like .. it is so rarely seen...6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent BrunchRecent Sunday brunch at Mesa Grill was excellent as always. Great service with unique and well prepared menu in a really enjoyable atmosphere. One of our favorites in NYC.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerFood was great and had an awsome time with my wife.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Restaurant!Been going here for a couple of years now and even though there's many other restaurants in the city, this is the one I keep going to with my wife. The filet mignon here is simply the best I've ever had.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food! Service wasWonderful food! Service was great. We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and we loved every minute of our dining experience at Mesa Grill. The rib-eye steak and the salmon were outstanding. The corn dish and the twice baked potato were very yummy! The salads were OK but a little dry. Once we asked for more dressing, it made them more enjoyable to eat.
Can't wait to dine here again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIntense FlavorsAlways pretty good, but sometimes the flavors are a bit intense so you can't taste everything. The Chile Rellenos my friend had the other day was pretty good, but after the first few bites, the intensity of the flavor - salt? overpowered other flavors. Same thing with the spicy scrambled eggs... the first few bites were heaven and then the intensity of the jalapenos negated the flavor of eggs, the biscuit, etc...6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday nightThere were three in our party of first-time diners at this restaurant. We ordered two appetizers to share, the queso and shrimp tacos. Both were excellent. We ordered two grilled salmon entrees and one grouper. All the flavors were delicious and well blended. The margaritas were very good, we will definitely visit thus restaurant again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Bobby Flay mustTorrential rains did not keep our foursome from this famous place. We loved the mushroom quesadilla and shrimp tacos. I tasted my son's tomato tortilla soup and was sorry I didn't order that too. At our waiters suggestion, we also tried the crispy squash blossoms , which were amazing. The appetizers are big enough for sharing. We ordered the steak, chicken,salmon and special, all cooked to perfection.The Friday fish special melted in my mouth. It was a mild fish with mussels in a delicious tomato broth. I could have been satisfied just dunking my bread in the sauce or eating it as soup. You must try the roasted corn side dish too. As full as we were, we decided to share one dessert-the sticky toffe pudding-the perfect finale!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNo comparisonMy fiancé eat out quite often in some of New York's best restaurants. For some strange reason we had never gone to Mesa Grill. Well we ended up going two nights in a row. The food is unreal! I've been to other Bobby Flay restaurants and they have all been great but Mesa Grill takes the cake by far. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI love you, Bobby Flay!I have been wanting to go to Bobby Flays Mesa Grill for a few years now. Finally, it worked out and it was absolutely worth the wait. The presentation was beautiful and the way the different flavors blended together was quite a treat. Blue corn pancake and pork tenderloin, followed by coconut cake OMG!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food never disappoints.The food never disappoints. The restaurant does need a little renovation however. I will be back!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic DinnerWe went to Mesa before a very late evening show, and found the food to be spectacular. The mushroom quesadilla was excellent (word of caution for those who might not be very adventurous: this comes with a mostly raw egg on top as you might see in France). My husband ordered the rabbit, and felt it was the most tender and best cooked rabbit he's ever had. I had the lamb which was tasty. The sticky toffee pudding was marvelous - often these can be dry, but Mesa's was moist and the salted caramel sauce was to die for. I also had one of the pear margarita drinks, which I thoroughly enjoyed - a great mix of sweet and tart. Overall, a great experience.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMesa Grill did not disappoint.Mesa Grill did not disappoint. It was amazing and the food was delicious! When I go back to New York, I will definately eat there again.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat brunch - but when wegreat brunch - but when we were there it was not too crowded (2/3s full) so can't really assess service or noise. Ceiling fans assured excellent cooling without those A/C freezing seats.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM1 word - potatoesThis was our first trip to MESA for "brunch with Bobby" and it was just as good as we remember our Christmas-ish dinner last year. Food is exploding with flavor. Stars of the meal were the hashbrown/bacon quesadilla app and the breakfast potatoes that came with the meal. We also tried the grits. I am no where near an authority on those, but they were really good too. Already thinking about what I'll order on my next trip through Manhattan.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousEverything was as it should have been. I had been waiting forever for a chance to eat here as I live in NC and I was not disappointed.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of my family and I wentSome of my family and I went to Mesa for brunch. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. If you get a chance to visit Mesa Grill in NY I would highly recommend it. Great experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good but...We've made a visit to the Mesa Grill a prerequisite for our trips to NYC. It's never disappointed with the great service, flavors, and ambiance. This time our meals (tuna, chile relleno, etc.) didn't seem quite to standard for the Mesa grill. The chile relleno a favorite, was too salty this time. Will go back with our next trip, but hope this time was a fluke. Wait staff and hostess were as always fantastic.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSalmon was WonderfulI had the salmon it was very tasty, one of the best salmon dishes I have had in the city and afar. I would strongly recommend this for any seafood lover, was cooked to perfection5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe had a party of 7. I tried a bite of each different entree and loved them all. The food was very fresh and flavorful and cooked wonderfully. No complaints from our group. The staff did a great job.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent southwesternIt's hard to label this Bobby Flay (his first) restaurant - some is Tex/Mex, some with New Mexican, some is general southwestern - all with Bobby Flay twists. I've had both the appetizer shrimp tamale (excellent - though it's called "garlic" that flavor is not overwhelming and the sweet corn keeps it from being too hot) and the chile relleno (also excellent and in my favorite meaty chile). Relatively quiet, with a kitschy decor. Highly recommend.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceMy husband and I ate at Mesa Grill our first day visiting NYC. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. I rarely order pork in a restaurant, but thought I would give it a try and I was not disappointed. The flavour combinations were amazing and I would go back just to order that. Our server was great - she recommended the corn side to us which was also amazing. The service was outstanding, not only for recommendations, but our glasses were never empty and we were well attended to throughout the meal. Being a Bobby Flay restaurant, i had high expectations going in and was not disappointed. I would recommend Mesa Grill to anyone looking for some great food and service.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWho Knew?We work around the corner and usually bring our special lunch and dinner business down the street to Union Square Cafe. I'd had a mediocre experience at Flay's Bar Americain and was hesitant to try Mesa Grill. Turns out, Mesa Grill is fantastic! The food was exceptional and the service was attentive without being overbearing. We'll be coming back!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat placeNow I understand why the judges say he has a "deft hand with spice". The heat is there but it never overpowers the taste of the food. Peanut Butter ice cream with cayenne pepper? It's the best!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!We had a wonderful dinner at Mesa Grill. Our server was personal and engaging. He was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer our questions. The atmosphere was fun and friendly. I would definitely go back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FINDDISCOVERED THIS THROUGH OPEN TABLE. IT WAS FAULBOUS. SHRIMP TACOS ARE GREAT AS WELL AS PEACH MARGARITAS. WILL DEFINETLY GO BACK NEXT TIME IN NYC5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great mealWe were entertaining visitors from Australia and since this is our favorite restaurant we wanted to bring them to it. We requested a table in a quiet section and our request was honored. The entire staff is delightful and friendly and so very accommodating to all requests. And the food is always wonderful.
Our guests loved the restaurant nd were happy with our choice.
This is why we return here for all special occasions and at other times always.
Kudos to Bobby Flay.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Burger Ever!My wife and I both had the Mesa Burger. Hands down, the best burger we've ever had!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMmyviewofmesaWe dined for brunch and it was fantastic, even better than I had hoped. Every mouthful I ate was better than before and the ambience was great also. The wait staff did their job well and we felt very pampered. I can''t wait until the next time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial occasionIt was a trip to New York and we choose Mesa Grill to celebrate. The food was excellent though my rib eye had an overabundance of fat. Being cooked medium rare finding those congealed fat "globs" was not that pleasant. The shrimp and corn tamale and the shrimp tacos as appetizers were great. The tacos exploded with flavor. As a side dish the sweet potato gratin was incredible...could have been dessert. This was my second visit to Mesa Grill, New York and both times have lived up to my expectations. Our server was superb!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff was excellent RestaurantWait staff was excellent Restaurant manager (Simon) introduced himself and offered his services regarding wine should we need them. At some point we asked for help our waitress informed Simon and not only was he very informed about the wine he was friendly, outgoing, happy and treated us as if we were the only people in the restaurant wile with us. He recommended a bottle of wine that we found to be fantastic and he came back to check on us. He even remembered my dates name which was huge an she was flattered. We had a very good experience food was excellent staff outstanding.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Good times.The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The service was prompt, and the food was great! Had the spicy chicken and sweet potato hash with poached eggs, and it was fabulous!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappointed!This was our 4th time at Mesa Grill, but we had not been there for a few years. Loved it just as much as the first time! Dined with friends who had never been, and they can not stop raving about it!
We were seated right away, service was great and not rushed, and the food was fantastic as usual!
Only thing that would have made it better would have been Bobby Flay having been there! ;0)5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing StrongBobby Flay's southwestern original is still going strong. Fabulous food, attentive, friendly service and comfortable decor make for an pleasurable dining experience every time you step inside!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebration dinnerThis was my second time to Mesa Grill and again, it did not disappoint. The grouper was outstanding and is a must try. The quesadilla appetizer is also amazing. The wait staff was superb. I am curious to why it lists Bobby Flay as the chef when wasn't the chef that day or on other days, I'm imagining. I say, give the actual chef the credit and list her/his name.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMJust great!My wife really like Bobby Flay so we booked this place for lunch. The food was excellent and the serving staff were very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants great food and great service. The burger and shrimp tacos were excellent!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely enjoyable experienceMy best friend and I went to Mesa grill for dinner and everything was fantastic. The service and food was the best. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThe food was generally very good, what I would expect from Bobby Flay.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodfood and wine are very good.....a little over priced. Very loud and casual atmosphere5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can truly taste the IronYou can truly taste the Iron Shef in the menu. Everything was perfect.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful! Best ribeye everWonderful! Best ribeye ever that cut like warm butter with a butter knife!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRocks bdayHad a wonderful time celebrating my 55 th birthday with my wife on Monday! Super good god and terrific staff! Would definitely come back for seconds!!!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunch!Amazing duck pancake, and everything else was wonderful as well!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional pork tenderloinWhile this may not be as hip as the restaurant du jour, Bobby Flay's love of tex mex shines through. The food quality was outstanding - how can pork taste THIS good? Go here if you love good grilled food.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my Mother here for brunch.Took my Mother here for brunch. We had a fabulous time and the food was amazing! Good service and price great (didnt get cocktails with brunch). Definitely go!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food! Bad Table!!Loved the food at Mesa Grill. This was my third visit but first dinner. The grouper and filet were great as was our bottle of wine. Here is my problem. My friend and I were seated next to a large party. Not just a party, but, a family birthday party for a 3 year old. While no one really misbehaved, it was just a nuisance. The little girl was running around, opening presents and getting lots of pictures taken, with a flashes, in my eyes. There was lots of commotion and it was very distracting. A few times, members of the party were standing right next to our table. My server could certainly see my frustration and the rolling of my eyes on more than one occasion. Perhaps we should have been moved or just a dessert comped to show they cared?5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food--ok serviceThe food was fantastic...not a complaint at all. We have eaten there twice now and would recommend to anyone. Our server wasn't overly friendly and she didn't want to make conversation at all. Our bread was taken before we could even stop and say please don't take it. Dirty silverware but the issue was addressed quickly. Sat upstairs and had a great view of the restaurant. To top it off...the margarita's were to die for. Overall, it was a good experience and we would come back for Bobby's food--servce needs a bit of attention.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, ambiance and serviceGreat food, ambiance and service what looks like a fun, vibrant neighborhood. Makes me want to come back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM