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Agave - Columbus Ave, New York, NY

Agave - Columbus Ave

3.6
3.6
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Agave's serene, smart adobe scene provides a glowing setting for the fusion of tradition and Southwestern innovation of chef Raul Juarez.

Our menus are created with the greatest care to ensure an enchanted experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 901-9970

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Kid-friendly

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  1. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I gave them a poor review because they cancelled our entire reservation 2 hrs before dinner. I made the reservation weeks ahead of time for our group of 16 on thanksgiving eve. At that point, cancelling 2 hrs before dinner left nothing else available. They should have given me much more notice. I should have booked Carmines or somewhere else that has a better reputation but I went with something convenient to my family that lived in the city. They should have called me much earlier in the day.
  2. SA

    SA26

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great food, but the service is really slow though. There is no lack of staff so they need to be more organized.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New neighborhood restaurant serves great food! They have been working out the service which is much improved. The best red sangria my friend loves the white. Amazing eggs Benedict not to mention the fajitas combo we just love. Great place to hang out with friends it is rather loud… we’re there almost every week. Enjoy!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I order the steak quesadilla, they were amazing. I also order the guacamole and chips and a margarita on the rocks. Everything was so good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The least Mexican menu imaginable. Food wasn’t terrible. Had to ask four times to place our order. Was told that something (I forget what) “isn’t Latin American, it’s more Central American.” Was told that they don’t make espresso, etc because, “we share our tips, and we would have to hire someone else to make those, so we would get less money.”
  6. LC

    LizC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a special occasion, staff was friendly and very accommodating.
  7. IK

    IrmaK

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    No coffee? Not ready to welcome customers when opening. How can a restaurant NOT have coffee.
  8. DK

    DimitraK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Contrary to Gabriella's (previously housed in the space), Agave was a true disappointment. None of the food was memorable or tasted of anything.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The place downtown is a classic. This new uptown location has potential but is sorely lacking in ambiance. It’s about as welcoming as a Denny’s. How about lowering the lights, putting some artwork on the walls and even spending some $$ for some candles on the tables? Food is terrific, but that ain’t enough. Not at those prices.
  10. LL

    LeslyL

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I took my friend there for her birthday and reminded dec the staff three times. No one did a thing. Wait staff for us seemed to change by the half hour and I say half hour because we were forgotten. The food is also forgettable. I will not be back. Very disappointing
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The guacamole was divine and the enchiladas in the mole sauce were scrumptious
  12. HB

    HowardB

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Brand-new place we wanted to try. Very spare interior, not particularly warm as you might expect from many upscale tequila bars. My companion was horribly disappointed by her flavorless and overcooked carne asada tacos, while my crispy fish tacos were bare but the fish was good. The nachos conquistador and the tequila/margarita selection was good. (bartender made a good drink.) I had never been to the old Gabriela’s, but my friend says this place has a hard act to follow. I would give it a second chance, but the entrees were underwhelming.
  13. D

    Domnic

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Went to have brunch and the service was absolutely horrible, host/server? Was obviously inexperienced as she never even introduced herself just asked what we wanted. Ordered bottomless drinks and food and after 30 minutes and received food and still no drinks! Just water!! Promptly cancelled as it just wasn’t worth it anymore.
  14. KD

    KathiD

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the outdoor seating space with my friend. The Tequila Camarones were really delicious as was the Mexican Corn, Tacos Carnitas and Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla. No drinks tonight. Service was attentive and efficient. Nice to have a neighborhood place to go.
  15. M

    Marta

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I like it! We sat outside, and the biggest thing my friend and I noticed was that the tables for two were so large we had to talk really loudly to have a conversation. It's very nice to have space in NYC when so many restaurants squeeze people into tiny tables, but ours felt more appropriate for 4 people.... maybe they could invest in some tables for two that are a bit smaller? Food and drinks were good, really friendly waiter and staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Wish the service was more prompt with cocktails during what was a boozy brunch
  17. b

    bgb13

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Carnitas taco meat was tender but a bit bland. The chocolate lava cake was good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    So, my husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary with our daughter. It reservation on Open Table mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary, but there was no mention of it at all by anyone. We had appetizers (nachos, guacamole, and crab gazpacho). All were good, but the nachos had jalapeños on them even though o asked for them on the side. A little inconvenient, but I made do. Everything tasted fine. When we were done with appetizers, the waiter asked if we wanted to order dinner, which we did. We ordered and there was an excessive delay in finally getting our food (two other tables came, ate and left before we had our entrees served). When the entrees came, two of them were wrong. By the time the waiter came by, the other two guests had started eating. I told him that the order was incorrect and not to bring a replacement because I didn’t want to eat when the others had finished. A little while later, someone brought the food which I said wasn’t necessary. Then, a manager (?) came by annoyed that I didn’t take the plate after she had asked them to make it for me. My evening had already been impacted and I didn’t want it (as I had already said). I didn’t appreciate her attitude trying to make me feel bad. All of that and at no time did anyone apologize for the error. I was really so excited that something opened in Gabriella’s place, but am disappointed in Agave. I’m sure others will have a better experience, but wanted to share mine.
  19. m

    mikeyrad

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner and extremely friendly staff.
  20. G

    steveG

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall very good food, drink, service, and atmosphere
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Over priced- average food
  22. EM

    EmilyM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    As neighbors of this location, we were hoping that Agave would be a terrific new option for dine in and/or take out. The entire experience was meh. Will try again in a month or two to see if things have improved.
  23. CG

    CityGal

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Agave ever even though there are several locations throughout the city. The bartender was terrific and made good recommendations for drinks. Shared the salad and added salmon (management: please add this add-on to the menu besides chicken and shrimp!) then enjoyed mushroom and spinach quesadilla which was outrageous!! Delicious, light meal with wonderful drinks and a fun fresh atmosphere. Ariba!

FAQs

Agave - Columbus Ave is rated 3.6 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Agave - Columbus Ave

688 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025-7011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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