Agave

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1652 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
Step beyond our atrium. 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. Highlights include our Hand Hacked Avocado Guacamole, seared Ahi tuna tataki tostaditas, and Tejas Blue Crab Quesadillas as well as our delicious entrees such as Fire Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Harvest Corn and Smoked Tomato, Fajitas of Wagyu Kobe Beef Skirt Steak and Chili Cider Glazed Salmon with roasted root vegetables.
Detailed service paired with creative dishes, cocktails and outstanding wines join to create a definitive experience for brunch, lunch and dinner.
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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We felt very well taken care of! Had a show across the street at Mezzrow.... and we got there in plenty of time!
Thanks for a great experience

AM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Took a little while get the drinks order placed (was bottomless) and we weren't sure how the service was going to go, but once it kicked off we got great service and the food was delicious.

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, value and location- will def be back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food needs tad more seasoning.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A little disorganized in terms Of seating and servers. Kinda like they were all under staffed, but once the waiter knew we were his - he was pretty attentive.

GS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I’ve been going to Agave for years. Until this time I’ve always had great food and drinks. This was anything but even good. The restaurant was either out of or unable to cook half of their menu. No one bothered to let us know until the drinks were on the table. Service was prompt and efficient. I would have scored them higher if the server or hostess would have informed us before the drink order was processed. The food was adequate at best. I left food on the plate with as small as the portions are.

I’m not going back to Agave.

B
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, however service needs much improvement. Half the time our waitress could not remember what we ordered and brought the wrong dish for the main course. We then of course had to wait for the meal we originally asked for a while. Luckily one of us was not too hungry and it was all right and we were able to beat at the same time. As for our drink orders, many times she came over to ask what we had ordered. Finally she took a paper and a pen, which helped!

Empanditas, and the meat tacos were great. Wild mushroom quesadilla was fine. They have a good choice of mezcal for those interested

TL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! A neighborhood gem! Great for crowds!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch!

TL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was a spacious, solid brunch spot with a generous bottomless that treated our party *very* well.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was awful.

GO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch spot in NYC! I highly recommend this as your go to!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service always

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were delicious. Service was great, the waitress kept refilling our drinks without needing to ask. After reading other reviews we decided to stick with the frozen margaritas. They were refreshing and strong. For food we had the Southwestern Eggs Benedict and the Sunrise Fiesta Burrito (no eggs) - so good!
If you're looking for a good time to start your day drinking fun - this is the place but if you're not careful, you'll be passed out on a park bench!

M
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for bottomless brunch (2 hours of unlimited margaritas is rare and incredible!). Friends were visiting from out of town and had a blast! The service was amazing and the place had overall great energy with a lot of younger people in their 20s and 30s.

The food was also delicious - I highly recommend the burrito!

k
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Agave, it wasn’t my favorite brunch spot in nyc. It was recommended by a few friends of ours so we gave it a shot. The noise level is loud and the food is just ok. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros part of the boozy bottomless brunch pre fixe meal. They give you a choice between margarita, wine or mimosa... go for the margarita... they were on point. The mimosa was SO bad in my opinion (sour and just terrible champagne), I couldn’t finish it. It was a fun time with friends so I would definitely go back as a large group to have laughs and get drunk off of margaritas.. the food alone wouldn’t bring me back in the door.

S
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Our server was very rude from the beginning. Did not allow anyone to finish their question and every response was negative - beginning with " i already told you ..." We paid $500 for our time there and was told to leave the table and take our drinks to the bar. When we moved to the bar to finish our drinks, the other workers began giving us rude looks and lots of attitude like we were in the way. Nothing about this place is warm and inviting. This place is insanely overrated and too small.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food was amazing as well as the staff! we had dinner outside although i wish there was a little lighting outside. other than that everything was amazing

HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining at Agave for business. The first time we had rented the private tequila room and learned a lot about tequila and had great apps. This time I reserved a table in the main dining area for my sales team. Our waiter was awesome, even gave us handwritten step by step directions to a rooftop bar he recommended. He also checked to see if a tequila I had at the tasting was available for a cocktail. The food was amazing and everyone had a great time.

One caveat, the ladies' restroom was absolutely filthy. It smelled terrible, there was water all over the floor in both stalls, and one toilet was unusable due to a toilet paper roll and I don't know what else stuck in it. I mentioned this to our waiter but 30 minutes later when one of my colleagues went to use it, it was in the same condition.

RK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal in the dining room downstairs and were able to get a good selection of options. There were some challenges with getting cilantro on the side and a bad wine that was replaced at no cost and no argument. Overall positive experience.

a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is always great. Service this time was a little lacking. We had to keep asking for our drinks to be refilled, yet the server was walking around with a pitcher and filling other people's glasses. This was the first time I've encountered this issue and I've been here a few times, so I'll give it a pass. But next time the service needs to be just as good as the food.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is great place for brunch or dinner. The food is really good. They have bottomless brunch during the week starting on Wednesday’s.

VM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The skirt steak fajitas and short rib tacos were delicious!

CE
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We have dined here several times and enjoyed our experience, but tonight was HORRIBLE. Restaurant was barely half full, but service was SUPER slow. Only saw two servers the entire meal. Our server was nowhere to be found for most of our meal. She seemed quite flustered. Appetizer was late. Drinks went unfilled. Table of 14 by us were very loud. We have had way better service and ambiance on a busy weekend than we did tonight on a slow Tuesday evening. We won’t be returning in the near future.

s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow an all around awesome experience

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

It was such great food it was super unfortunate that the air conditioner was not working on the hottest weekend of SUMMER OF NYC! For future they should let people know prior to arrival it is very annoying to show up to a hot restaurant

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

100 degrees outside and no air con!

MB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Sunday unlimited booze brunch was definitely worth the price. Servers were attentive and efficient. However, there was no AC inside when it was 98 degrees outside. Hottest day of the summer. The host was also rude and blankly stared at us when we arrived. Definitely needs a lesson in manners.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Happy hour drinks only apply to table service, and happy hour food specials applicable only at the bar. Still, super fun time! Service was pretty good. My friend and I downed three margaritas each and they were strong and flavorful (especially the prickly pear one). I had the spinach empanadas and my friend had the duck entree. So good!!! Pretty loud with post-work crowds and sloppy groups, which is honestly a big vibe that I sometimes like

SR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great drinks! Smaller menu but everything we had was great!

LW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I came for dinner, and the food was just not that great, especially at the cost.

OT
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large portion sizes not a negative but just to know. Fajitas amazing... love the menu

JA
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I was celebrating my birthday and told the waitress that we would only be ordering appetizers and drinks. There were FIVE (5) of us (this detail becomes important later on). The waitress messed up our drink orders and just brought us the same drinks for the next round without asking us or giving us a chance to order a different drink. The waitress brought us a chips refill and literally threw them on a plate on the table and half the chips just ended up on the table and not the plate she was aiming for. She then brought us the check and told us that she charged us automatic gratuity as there were 6 of us. But, no, there were only FIVE (5) of us. When we pointed this out she insisted there were 6 of us and we had to pay the automatic gratuity. She finally reluctantly redid our check AFTER we asked her to produce our invisible sixth guest. It was soooo bizarre. It was overall a very terrible experience with absolutely PATHETIC service. Would definitely not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to brunch spot in NYC !!! GREAT FOOD !!! GREAT SERVICE !!!

SB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love Agave! Great bottomless brunch place. Food is yummy only thing is ambiance is so-so. So if you’re looking for a somewhat fancy or boogie environment it’s not the place but overall it’s my kind of brunch spot

EK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Margs are exceptional.

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Horrible Service. Would definitely recommend NOT going here. Unless you never want to see your server, if you want cold food, or if you want a watered down drink with your dinner. Also I noted on the reservation that it was my boyfriends birthday. We were visiting NYC out of town and would have hoped for a better experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Bathroom was super dirty. On my way to the bathroom you need to pass the kitchen and it was incredibly dirty. I went after eating. I don’t think I would stay in the restaurant if I would go to the bathroom before eating.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Try the brunch burrito, very good!

NN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The margaritas are amazing !!!! Did the $35 brunch. Worth every penny
Staff was friendly and helpful
Definitely want to go back

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