Great Spot for Special Dinner
Beautiful, modern restaurant. Celebrated special birthday there. Service and recommendations great. We love Richard Sandoval restaurants and this was no exception. Everything was flavorful and unique. Loved the tamarind martini, chicken empanadas, charred tuna tacos. We requested regular guacamole, which was not on menu, and it was no problem. Our main dishes were sushi, crunchy calamari salad, churrasco steak and cod. We had malanga ice cream and churros for dessert. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely go back!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dynamic and truly interesting
Dynamic and truly interesting food, beautifully presented. The "small" plates are extremely generous, and easily shared. There is a wonderful variety of dishes to suit all tastes.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a bday dinner for my friend and chose this restaurant based on the fact that it was walking distance from Grand Central. We were very pleased by the food and the interesting margaritas. The menu is diverse and interesting and everything we ordered we were very happy with.
Our server was a doll, but a little slow at the end of the night when we were trying to get our bill.
I highly recommend if you are going in and out of GC. YUMMY!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zengo a great "go to" place
Great food and service. The space is beautifully done and a pleasure to be in. Portions were ample and great for sharing. When looking for a place close to Grand Central, this should be high on your list. Can't wait to go again. Make sure to try the small plates (appetizers) and desserts. Yummy.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The hostess last evening was extremely cordial and went out of here way to see to out comfort, while being very respectful. Unfortunately, I don't remember her name. But she was blonde, 5' 2" with a courteous disposition.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was just okay...
The food was just okay... the place is young, fun, and a good bar scene downstairs. Would come back for tapas and drinks, not dinner.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great surprise!!
It was a birthday we wanted to celebrate having lunch in a place with fusion food. Just by chance, we found Zengo and it was the BEST food you can imagine!! And the desserts... so original, they are real creations that will leave you wanting for more. Absolutely A MUST!! Delicious; congrats to the talented chef.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cool trendy restaurant
I came here for a business dinner as I was staying in a hotel in the area. I love Murray hill and the neighbourhood.
The restaurant ambiance is great. Beautiful decor and high ceilings. Food was very tasty. Interesting dishes and great for sharing. Dessert was not so good... I would skip this part of the meal.
The worst part of the evening was our server. She was not enthusiastic or helpful. A server can make or break the evening and in this case she kind of ruined the experience.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service was great. Perfect for lunch or dinner.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Calling all foodies!
This place is great! Beautifully designed, great service, tasty cocktails & incredible food. Everything we order was delicious.We celebrated my husbands birthday dinner here, last week with some family & friends. Though our party got there late they were very accommodating. Our waiter was very helpful with giving us some more details and suggestions about their menu. Even with our late arrival he was not trying to rush us out like, our places tend to do. Overall one of the best places in the city that I have been to, we all very much enjoy our experience at Zengo.
This place was so good that my co-work & I will be joining them for their happy hour next week.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fan: DC to NYC
I am a self-described super foodie, so when I was put in charge of finding a good place for a birthday dinner with ten friends, I opted for this DC favorite, that had made its way to NYC. I love Zengo, the food is always delicious - the tuna wonton tacos and Angry Zengo are always on my order list - and the service was great. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Also, check out the great upstairs area with the catwalk - I think it could be good for a more private event.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zengo is one of those rare restaurants where everything is consistently right on! After many visits, it's still one of my very favorites!!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE Zengo, it is a great
We LOVE Zengo, it is a great restaurant, the food is AMAZING and we love the fact that the menu changes so we are always courious to go and see what new have been added. The menu we had for restaurant week was incredible, everything was delicious and made at the time we ordered. We took a friend for her birthday and she really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We recommend Zengo and of course there is a super nice bar downstairs, the Tamarind Margarita is great!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pleasant Surprise...
I have passed by this restaurant a few dozen times, without ever considering to walk in. That changed when I needed to find a nice place to grab a bite to eat, that was walking distance to/from Grand Central. I made reservations and had an amazing time! Upstairs is a great dining area with super high ceilings and a very comfortable atmosphere. Downstairs is a lounge type/bar area with dim lighting and a very vibrant/lively feel. Not to mention, the service was GREAT!
I strongly recommend everyuone to try this place. You will not be disappointed!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice fusion food
The food is good here and the price is reasonable by New York standard. That's to say it's not a cheap-eat. But I would come back again. Our service was friendly and attentive. Our glasses of water were never emptied. The food came out promptly. The only downside - we were seated in the booth and every time someone else sitting behind us would move, we could feel the seat shook. It wasn't vey comfortable. The décor is nice and the bar area seemed to be energetic. Next time I'll try out their happy hours - seemed to be a good deal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Star
Even though there was confusion with my main course, the server was a star. She personally fixed the situation and the manager offered us a dessert wine complimentary.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was bummed that the $5 Tuesday mojitos special was only good if sitting at the bar, but the fact that they have a separate vegetarian menu made up for it. I got two small plates and they were delicious. My friend and I had a great time. Check in on Foursquare to get a free margarita on your first check-in.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the El-Cuban sandwich for lunch. Absolutely yum! Great service, and a great place for lunch. Highly recommend it.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Latin & Asian - Perfect Together!!
I decided to go with a couple of small plates. I started with the fluke ceviche. I am a bit of a ceviche connoiseur/snob, so was pretty skeptical. That particular item turned out to be the best ceviche I have had since my first experience with the dish at Costa Verde in Lima, Peru almost 20 years ago. I followed/finished with the Thai chicken empanadas, which rivaled the best I have had (in Cochabama, Bolivia). My only regret is that, because it was a lunch engagement, I wasn't able to fully indulge in what looked like an excellent cocktail list. Will definitely go back, next time for dinner, when I can augment what I'm confident will be a great meal with a few tequila based, cutting edge cocktails!! More to come, I hope!!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere; great for
Great atmosphere; great for drinks; food was very good - a real sleeper! Found it by accident because it was on restaurant week list and didn't want to walk far from Grand Central Station!
Their White Gazpacho was great!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh, what a night!
Fabulous service, FABULOUS service! Worth the trip from lower Manhattan....then to my home in Princeton, NJ!!! Corina gave A+++ service (mentioned this to her manager as well). Oscar, the bartender, makes an AWESOME lemon drop martini!! The black cod lives up to it's great reputation. The skirt steak was a close second. I'm already planning my next dinner!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dining experience
My husband and I went here for a lovely dinner. The restaurant is great. The staff is very friendly. Everyone is sweet and smiles at you making it such a comfortable experience. The food was amazing. Every dish was bursting with flavor and the presentation of each dish was absolutely appealing to the eye and our appetite. I absolutely loved the Thai chicken empanadas, it was my favorite dish! I would definitely come back here again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for Business Lunch
We had 4 people yesterday to enjoy lunch at Zengo. The food was pretty good, but service was a little bit slow. Very nice decor and menu choices.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Webbed Zengo's--having ceviche and sushi on the same menu was quite interesting! Quite noisy but our water was quite attentive. The XO sauce on the edamame was great! So were the cocktails!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful space & excellent food!
I took my friend here for her birthday and we enjoyed it immensely. Originally we were seated at an awkward table in the back luckily I spoke up and they moved us. We had a fantastic waitress who was upbeat and attentive. The food was very good and the space was stunning. I will definitely go back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative fusion, delicious food, special cocktails, great atmosphere, comfortable seating layout and interior decor.
Went for lunch and happy hour, good happy hour specials.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is fantastic and quite
Food is fantastic and quite a variety of choices. Décor is modern and trendy. This restaurant has 3 levels. The main and top level are for regular dining with a bar located on the right, as you enter. Downstairs is more of a cocktail scene and with more interaction with the people around you.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
So many choices it was hard to choose....but a little pricey. Very attractive restaurant and exotic looking.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food but too niosy
The background noise level was too high for conversation. Otherwise excellent.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my and my boyfriends third time at this restaurant and we keep recc our friends to come out and meet us here for dinner from Long Island. It is close to us and we love the food! So far everyone we bring also enjoy the food and restaurant in all.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Latin Asian fusion with flair
Great imaginative food and friendly service makes this a great after work or special occasion spot.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this Restaurant Concept!
In general, Robert Sandoval's restaurant deliver great food and the environment is just vibrant.
I've been to Zengo Denver and NYC. They are both an excellent choice.
When in Denver, gotta try also Tamayo and La Sandia.
Also, Robert's restaurants.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service by the waitress
Had a great experience! Was here for my birthday and the waitress was amazing and so was the food!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican and asian fusion
and it works very well. Try the tacos and also arepas.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great place with
This was a great place with an interesting menu. It was a little noisy as we were there on a date, but it would be great with a group.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great GLUTEN FREE menu...delightful
Great GLUTEN FREE menu...delightful spot for lunch or dinner.. tables comfortble.. love the booths...
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch. Had a few
Went for lunch. Had a few delicious share plates and a couple that weren't stars. The fig daisy was my favorite drink. The restaurant itself is very large and the decor is lovely. This is a nice lunch spot, and I would come again, but I am anticipating coming in for dinner service. Service was attentive and friendly.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is varied, delicious
The food is varied, delicious and unique. They even have a vegan menu available upon request. We will DEFINITELY eat here again!!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved everything about Zengo
Amazing black cod, tuna tacos, and shrimp veggie dumplings. I got a little carried away Saturday night and knocked over a glass that shattered everywhere and they were extremely nice about it and 3 guys immediately cleaned it up in a heartbeat. Definitely recommend for date and birthdays dinner or happy hour
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, this restaurant
As usual, this restaurant continues to maintain its superior food and service. Waitstaff was excellent, food was delicious and the cocktails magnificent. The menu always has some nice gems on it and the food presentaion never fails. Bravo to this restaurant for maintaining its quality through the years.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a great restaurant and bar. Perfect in every way.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Genuine fusion cooking
We were looking for interesting Asian food in midtown NYC and turned up trumps. The idea of combining South American with Asian cooking might not have sounded likely but the chef really understands her tastes. Ceviches and Dim Sum were inventive and original. Cocktails sensational.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, Consistant, and Fun!
I first discovered Zengo in DC and was thrilled when they opened a restaurant in NYC.
The food is a great fusion between latin and asian influences.
I haven't been in at least a year and I was pleased to know they are still pressing the envelope with new ideas...Malaysian?!!
I'll try it!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great restaurant in midtown
went here with a client for a work dinner - was great! the restaurant is really cool and i didnt expect to find a place like this in midtown. food was delicious
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a group dinner
I made reservations for 11 people on a Saturday night to celebrate a friend's birthday. We got there and a beautiful long table in the center of the restaurant was set up for us. The food was delivered quickly and everyone kept commenting on how delicious it was. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and patient the entire night, and accommodated my various friends who used foursquare check-in deals to get free margaritas without hesitation. At the end of the night he brought my friend a plate of churros with chocolate and a little candle for her birthday, as well as two other plates of churros for the table. It was an amazing night with friends that was only enhanced by the delicious food, great atmosphere and stellar service at Zengo.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and decoration, friendly staff. I definitely recommend it and will go back soon.
Nice bar downstairs.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Love Zengo
Been to Zengo in DC twice -- first time in NYC. Same excellent food. Love eating/sharing tapas. The only way to go when at Zengo!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great combination of flavors, good balance, excellent service
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was very attentive and made wonderful recommendations. We had the edamame, sushi, Cod and hanger steak. two very good cucumber, mezcal, martini's and two glasses of wine......
the food, service and ambiance was outstanding.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is outstanding in every way - great food, excellent service, lots of gluten free options that are delicious. Will definitely go back.
12/15/2013 4:00:00 PM