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Zagara Restaurant and Wine Bar
Zagara Restaurant and Wine Bar

Zagara Restaurant and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zagaranyc.com/
  • Phone: (646) 490-8801
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

    Friday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 12:00 am

    Sunday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Mazzeo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: please call 646-490-8801
  • Special Events & Promotions: please call 646-490-8801

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd & 23rd street
  • Public Transit: red line 1 & 9 23rd street stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zagara Restaurant and Wine Bar
There is a new Flower Blooming in Chelsea !!!
The Zagara is the Orange Bloom, which is in everyone back yard in the colorful Island of Sicily, the heart of the Mediterranean Sea that gave birth to the talented Chef Giuseppe Mazzeo.
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Diner Reviews
  • "But the actual experience was nothing like we were expecting. The owner/chef could not have been sweeter, BUT the martini I ordered was watered down and tasted like bad olives. I returned it for a Chardonnay and got a Sauvignon Blanc. Again, he was VERY apologetic and sweet about it, but the overall experience was a bit of a downer. We only ordered appetizers to be safe, and they were fine. Sweet people, but they maybe just need more experience?"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service was terrific. We'll be back and recommending to everyone!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The pastas are homemade and where incredible!! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We were a party of 8 and were at kleinfelds for wedding dress shopping. We were already giddy from the dresses and then starving. We enjoyed the pastas they were amazing, various yummy interesting salads and 1 of us ordered a soup and it was so fresh and lovely. Everything home made and it was a great find- especially for the large party ."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Not many cool places that offer Amarone by the glass; this was a welcomed treat, and a fabulous complement to a great meal in pretty environs. Kudos to the chef in both inventiveness in the dishes as well as unusual sprinklings of spices, ingredients whether entrees, sides, pastas and/or appy's. Pastas were exquisite; perfect prep with indulgent sauces and/or veggies, plated hot and proportionately to typical Italianate dining - which allows room for exploring tastes across the menu as well as lite dolci to complete the meal. Although you could walk right past this place, one you've dined here, you won't. Stop in and have a bite and a glass :-) Ciao!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Giuseppe is the best chef if nyc. Hands down. No contest. Food is perfectly seasoned, fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food, good evening, excellent service, friendly owner, great overall experience....would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had dinner for ten for a birthday party and everything was excellent. The food was all very good, and the service wonderful."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Thank you Guisseppe and your team. From the first sip of that wonderful glass of Rose to every morsel of branzini and filet mignon.... We loved it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Highly recommended for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Excellent Italian fare with great service. Prosciutto mozzarella panini for lunch was delicious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good food made from fresh ingredients. Very simple presentation. Easy for " gluten free" friend to put together a meal here. Service friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Highly recommended - Very authentic and delicious Italian fare. Great food, service, and ambience. Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We found this restaurant on Open Table, mainly because it was close to where we were in the city and had availability at peak time. That can sometimes lead to issues, but this place was a nice surprise. Food was great, service was very good, with the owner/manager interacting with us for our order, and providing a good experience. Restaurant was fairly small, but accommodated our reservation change to a group of 8 right away, and we had a great meal at a reasonable price. I would return if in the area. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "There from noon until nearly 1:30 and there were only six other customers there the whole time. Even then it was loud due to the brick wall, tile floors, and hard plaster. I can't imagine the noise if busy. The minestrone was full of vegetables but totally bland. The pappardelle with mushrooms and garlic was wonderful."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had tickets for a show in Chelsea and had no idea where to go for dinner afterwards. So we turned to OpenTable and found Zagara. They offer several imaginative salads for starters, a couple of which include finocchio, which is my current favorite vegetable. When my husband made a special request to combine their gnocchi with the Bolognaise sauce, they did so willingly. My risotto was perfectly prepared and the seafood in it was fresh and generous. Although they have a small, selective menu, it was still difficult to decide. We'll be back next time we are in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "the freshest food Italian food I have had in years at the most reasonable prices ever. very kind and friendly wait staff"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The entire family loved the food here. Great selection of appetizers and entrees all made with very fresh, quality ingredients. Seafood was particularly delicious. We will be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a decent spot, not bad but not exactly what I had expected for Valentines Day. It has a dim interior which made it romantic but from the outside, the neighborhood was a little too busy/commercial, which detracted from the "romantic dinner" feel. The food was pretty good; service was mediocre. We sat w/ the menus the host gave us and then waited for about 15 minutes before asking a random waitress for water since no one had come to give us water or even introduce themselves. After that though, she was pretty attentive. The space is romantic but its not very big, so don't expect to have a lot of room between you & the table next to you (~1ft) which isn't very much when you have to get up and use the bathroom lol. Overall it was "okay"."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "food and service were excellent. my only criticism is that tables were literally 9" from each other so any semblance of privacy was nonexistent. however, food was hot, seasoned perfectly and wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. we will definitely revisit zagara soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm very pleased with this latest addition to the neighborhood. The service is perfect (attentive but not intrusive), the food is amazing (Polpettine di Carne appetizer and Petto di Pollo con Prosciutto e Mozzarella entree are my favorites), and the prices are in line with expectations given quality of food and service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went here for the first time with five friends and loved it. The menu caters well to vegetarians and the food we ordered was all delicious. Loved the roasted vegetable appetizer and the Buffalo Mozzarella is also excellent as was the Pulpo. Pasta was great as were the desserts. Service was prompt and friendly. We will definitely go back here when next we go to see a show at Gothams. You can't beat the location just around the corner from the comedy club."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I bumped into this place almost by chance, looking for something in the area. I was attracted by the unusual (for NYC) name: Zàgara means orange blossom, the scent of which used to pervade the country in the general area from where both the chef, Giuseppe, and I both come. The food kept the name's prose: the arancini, the fennel salad, the eggplant parmigiana and the ricotta cake are all superb takes on traditional dishes, a long-lost memory I had a chance to relive, minus the usual disappointment. The service is professional and warm, with ease and unrushed attention to detail. Bravi!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "the food was delicious (omg the goat cheese and honey crostini!) and the happy hour included 8 different wines. lara, the bartender, was amazingly friendly! go here!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We were so happy with our first visit. The food and service were both terrific, so we decided to return. The food was quite good, but our server - a tallish pony-tailed woman - was not. We felt mostly ignored. In fact, when we finished our meal she eventually came to the table and offered dessert/coffee. We said no and then she disappeared. We finally spotted her entering the restaurant. She asked if we wanted our check and she reeked of cigarettes. She went out for a smoke while we were waiting for the check. The other staff was very good. Hostess was friendly and bussers cleared table and made sure our water glasses were filled. It is amazing how a disinterested server can affect what should have been a good experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were a party of 11 and were very happy with the food. The dishes were mostly classic Italian using good ingredients."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This is a new restaurant in an old location of failures. The owner and staff barely speak English but that is a good thing because the food is so authentic and delicious. I was pleasantly surprised, prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Thanks to other Open Table reviewers, we found this restaurant. I was traveling with 5 guest from El Salvador and we wanted a NY experience, good food, good wine, with a reasonable cost. Zagara exceeded in all counts. We split 3 appetizers (highly recommend zucchini souffle) and each had a different main course. Everyone was pleased. Further, customers in the restaurant were friendly and helpful with recommendations."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The owners of this new restaurant have done a great job. The food is classic Italian cuisine, a mix of northern and southern Italian, prepared perfectly. The pulpo, often overcooked in many restaurants, was perfect, as are the pastas."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Found this on open table, my wife had lobster spaghetti which she loved and the fillet with grilled veggies was very good as well. The cappuccino and orange cheesecake was a great finish."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Our group of three truly enjoyed the whole experience. Food was wonderful and staff were uniformly friendly and professional. Chef/owner came to table to greet us and ask if we enjoyed our meal. So happy they're in my neighborhood. I'll be back."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I was there for lunch and the place was empty, which is quite a shame since the food was excellent. I'm assuming their business picks up a lot in the evening. Wonderful comfortable atmosphere, friendly service...you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "If I lived nearby I would just open an account and come in all the time. This is a new restaurant and the menu covers the classics as well as some new and different tastes, all really well prepared. Several specials that sounded great in every category on the night we visited, and portions were definitely sharing sized. The chef came out a couple of times to check on everything and was happy to make any adjustments we would have requested. Beautiful silky pappardelle a treat. Will return for sure."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Thank you for a beautiful dinner and excellent wine recommendation! The food was elegant and delicious and i received a clear education on a good variety of wines I was not very familiar with. I will come back!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Found this newly opened restaurant by accident and couldn't have been happier food was outstanding. They have a small menu but everything we tried was homemade and top quality. I would recommend this to the most seasoned NYC restaurant goers!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Attended at this relatively new restaurant and enjoyed the food but found the presentation poor. The waitress was trying to do her best but it was obvious that there was a lot of pressure placed on her by stressed out management which affected the ambiance of the establishment. Dessert Menu was offered by the waitress but declined. Due to a misunderstanding by the waitress a dessert was provided. rather than complain and put more stress on the waitress,nothing was said…"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Zagara Wine Bar name may be misleading; the wine list is thankfully not intimidating and the bar is beautiful but it was the food and service that were the standouts for us. Zagara has been open for 6 weeks; we hope it enjoys huge success.We tried offerings from the menu and several of the specials; our waiter recommended a wine based upon our description of the wines we love. Everything we ate and drank was delicious! Salmon was done medium and moist; lentil soup w toasty bread a standout; caesar salad with fresh shrimp perfectly grilled; house pasta w clams. Our waiter was attentive and professional. The reason for our lunch at Zagara was a place to eat before the show; next time the show will be something to do AFTER WE EAT AT ZAGARA!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The manager went out of his way to make everything just right: upon our request he moved our table, dimmed the lights a nd softened the music. All that and the food was fantastc also. The two pastas we ordered were cooked to perfection: al dente. ..very fresh ingredients. Try it, you'll like it!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I dined here with a friend and we split a few appetizers and a pasta dish! The veal ravioli was delicious, but the white truffle gnocchi looked and smelled out of this world! I will definitely be returning!! It is a great spot for a date night or intimate meal with a friend! Extensive wine list, delicious Italian food, very good charcuterie! Great neighborhood spot! Close to other great bars if you want to continue your night out!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "One of the best! We love Wine bars and Zagara did not disappoint with a fantastic wine list and great food to go along with it. The meatball appetizer was out of this world. Domenico, was so gracious and very attentive. e will definitely return. Zagara will be one of my favorites. I highly recommend for a romantic evening out or dinner with friends. The ambience is gat as well."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had a delightful dinner. The staff was very well trained and gracious, did not notice any of the forgivable hiccups new restaurants often contend with in first few weeks. We will def. be back, it is a great addition to Chelsea neighborhood and we are often visiting there. I almost gave the "Food" rating 5, kind of torn between 4-5. We felt that the chef is a little to conservative in seasoning some of the dishes (better then over seasoning, surely) and I'd gently recommend a little more oomph. For example, a salad, deliciously fresh and appealing, needed a bit more dressing. The fish, pasta, and veal ordered were all high quality and delicious. Excellent bread served warm. Price point reasonable for NYC, especially given the quality."
    Dined on 11/9/2013