Zengo - NYC
GNOWe 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!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDynamic and truly interestingDynamic 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 AMGreat Spot for Special DinnerBeautiful, 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!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Love ZengoIntroduced a friend to Zengo on my second visit and he loved it as much as I do. Great food with such subtle bursts of flavor in each bite. The Flatbreads are especially tasty if you are looking for lighter bite and the Duck Confit tacos (with sliced Apple wrappers) are exceptional. Creative dishes, great cocktials, excellent service and a gorgeous room. What's not to like?6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat LunchThis location is great for lunch, dinner or as a hot spot! Most recently, I had lunch there and the wait staff was full of recommendations that were spot on and the food was great.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Service for BrunchPancakes are excellent, waffles were awesome, bacon was on point and the Egg frittata was really good.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not know what to expectDid not know what to expect food wise as we've never had Brazilian-Asian fusion cuisine, but we were not disappointed. We ordered 12 dishes across the menu to share amongst the 4 of us and enjoyed them all. The place was stunning, absolutely beautiful, and the service was friendly, fast and accurate. We will return to this excellent restaurant time and time again.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid food and drinks. ServiceSolid food and drinks. Service was good and nice selection of tequilas.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid and funThe mix of food here works - there is a play of flavors that engages the imagination and the palate. Timely service, good with showing options without being pushy. Spacious seating. Definitely check if you have food allergies or preferences, because the plates are very composed and won't easily be modified if at all.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing tapas!We enjoyed our brunch at Zengo! It wasn't your typical brunch food . Very tasty and beautiful presentation. I would definetly recommend it and can't wait to go back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!!!!If you want a tasty brunch then this is the spot. You get unlimited small plates and cocktails for $38. The food was excellent, was a mix and Asian and Spanish. The decor of the restaurant was also very nice.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall PlatesWe ordered about seven of the small plates to share and they were all delicious. The seafood was fresh and the food was interesting. Loved the duck tacos (instead of tortillas they were served with Jicama)! Also really liked the shrimp and chorizo lettuce wraps.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite RestaurantsExcellent place for taking an out of town guest for dinner. The food is just amazing and the decor is superb. An outing that will be remembered by your guests for a long time. And they know how to make great cocktails. Great Latin influence in the cuisine and the food melts in your mouth....Yum!!!! Get the shortribs or the steak. The roasted salmon leaves a great aftertaste and melts in one's mouth.
Do not forget to start with the thai shrimp lettuce wrap....5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood recommendationMy brother and his girlfriend came to town. They had eaten at the Zango in DC. They were obsessed with it. So we moved heaven and earth to find time to go there and everything was absolutely delightful. Not the best food I've ever had in Manhattan… But you certainly couldn't go wrong by eating here… There's something for everyone vegetarians mediators Asian food lovers… And the decor was very cool5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Great! Attentive service, abundant portions -- and a DEAL!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly Interpreted Menu - DelishFamiliar Food but Amazing Interpretations! Menu is full of items you are 'familiar' with, but never had in the way that Zengo prepares them. Took my brother there for a group birthday party and everything we shared at the table was delish!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceThe service was incredible. We were in a rush to make a theater engagement, and the waiter got us in and out of there with perfect timing. Food was very good, ambiance was very nice. Very enjoyable. Would definitely go back there. HIghly recommend this restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Food with Great ServiceMy girlfriend's and I had a great time. We plan girl's night weekly and go to different restaurants. We had an amazing time. We had the best server...He was absolutely attentive to all we needs. We did a foursquare check in and got ourselves free margaritas :). We had such a fun night and good conversation and the place was lively enough but not too loud where you can't hear each other. Great food, Great atmosphere and Great service...Highly Recommended!!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AManother outstanding meal atanother outstanding meal at zengo, the wide variety of food choices & flavors make this a true dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch on the East Side!Service was impeccable for lunch! We had the Angry Zengo Roll, some edamame, tuna wonton tacos, and wok fried rice. All dishes were flavorful and different! They could use a little less salt on the edamame.
Overall was excellent.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place for business luncheonWent for a business lunch with 3 co-workers and we were all very pleased with our selections. Tuna Tataki salad is absolutely fantastic! Service was fast and pleasant. Space is beautiful. We will be back, for sure.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place!This is the place! Food, drinks, service and people, everything was excellent.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything is phenomenal!Everything is phenomenal! Especially the flatbreads4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved everything about thisI loved everything about this restaurant. The decoration, the drinks at the bar, the friendly staff, but most important was the food. AMAZING!! Favorite appetizer was the flatbread with the steak and manchego with arugula . The dessert favorite was the flan with the goat cheese, and the main course I chose was the churasco steak with sweet potatoes. Truly a great food experience and planning to go back with my very arge family. Thanks4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavorful foodFood is just creative and delicious. I love how they keep introducing new flavors.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for groups and sharingGreat for groups and sharing since there are so many delicious items on the menu. Great cocktails menu. Overall a great place for a fun night out with friends.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCame for my husband's birthday-Came for my husband's birthday- brought our 11 year old daughter. While upscale and chic, still not too intimidating for her. The wine we ordered was not available (?) but a similar bottle was suggested and was very good. The flat bread with short ribs and manchego was excellent, as was my volcano sushi. My daughter's fried rice was bland, but she really loved the edemame appetizer. My husband really enjoyed his scallops, but we both thought that three was a little skimpy for a main course. Overall, we enjoyed the restaurant, the service, the food and would go back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was unique and well prepared. The presentation was terrific. I can reccommend Zengo without reservation and will return again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a great time there forhad a great time there for my anniversary dinner, food was great everything my husband and i ate we loved, waiter was nice, very romantic classy place3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!!Zengo was amazing! I had been there for dinner before, which was delicious, but this was my first time having brunch there. The menu is spectacular with something that everyone will love. They carry around pitchers of mimosas, constantly filling your glass. The restaurant itself is so fun and brilliantly decorated. The food is great and I would recommend it to anyone that likes Asian/Mexican food. I can't wait to go back!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTry their Tamarind Margarita!Our second time dining at Zengo in a month - we liked it so much we each ordered a second main course!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique menu with excellentUnique menu with excellent margaritas! I will definitely recommend Zengo! Will definitely come back..3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great time! TheyGreat food, great time! They have small plates and large plates. We decided to share 5 small plates between the two of us and were more than satisfied. They have a gluten-free menu which was a big help to me as I am gluten sensitive. There was one error on the gluten-free menu: the hoisin pork arepas are not gluten-free but our server pointed that out and offered vegetarian arepas instead which were great. Was a little noisy but we did not have any trouble hearing each other talk. Would highly recommend it! Oh and the tamarind margharitas are great!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTequila GaloreSolid Asian-Latin menu with tequila galore. Attentive service and a fun vibe.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMust get their Short Ribs,Must get their Short Ribs, these chefs know how to cook them. The place is loud but the food is creative & presented well.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBring Clients: Make an impressionA perfectly conducted restaurant. The food was amazing, the drinks were perfected, and the atmosphere was fitting. This was my first time at the NY location, the D.C. location is just as great. I strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a restaurant to bring a client instead of the same old Capital Grille experience.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI had an phenomenal dinnerI had an phenomenal dinner at Zengo. The Scallop ceviche was amazing, however it was much larger than I expected - I was only able to eat about half of the portion. The Miso Black Cod was also very well done, but the accompanying vegetables weren't the best. My dining companion had the flank steak and said it was amazing. Our waiter was very nice, but also very scattered. He would take our request and check on us a bit later and then suddenly remember he had forgotten to bring us what we asked for. But overall I really enjoyed my meal there!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMZengo was excellent. The onlyZengo was excellent. The only reason I am rating it four stars is because one of our appetizers was not correct and the entrees took a little longer than expected. The restaurant took care of this and sent over several complimentary items as well as a taste of one of the better tequilas the has to offer. The manager came by the table as well as the E.C. to ensure that our experience was great. It would have been a 5 star rating had they not had to do that.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of the OrdinaryThe food was very innovative (and delicious) as were the cocktails. In fact, we went back the following weekend for a birthday dinner! Portions on appetizers are very generous.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM