Agave

4.4
77 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Agave is a bustling Tequila Bar & Southwestern Restaurant located in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood. Named "Best Margarita" by The Food Network and "Best Tequila Bar" by New York Magazine & Spirits Business Journal. Agave also hosts an amazing bottomless brunch every weekend that New Yorkers rave about. We can’t wait to see you here!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obsessed with this place!

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ClareH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. Got bottomless and definitely would go back!

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Rummy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem! Atmosphere, staff and the food equals perfection. This is my second time returning and plan to come again. Highly recommend!

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IreneK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it a lot. Everything was delicious and we will return soon

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vipTeresaC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, great drinks! Needs a cosmetic facelift though

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Kyle
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked my reservation through the app for 10:45, however when I arrived I was told they would not honor my reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and exceptional service

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vipMimigus
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service - delicious food ... some happy hour prices at the table - would definitely go back

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vipGabrielle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised by how amazing the food, service and drinks were. So good!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They still showed the option they were open but the weren’t the kitchen was down for maintenance should’ve been updated on the app

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stephen610
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

restaurant was closed for kitchen repairs and never received a notification. always had a pleasurable experience there in the past, but this was highly disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival the restaurant wasn’t even open I was very disappointed I made reservations expecting to be able to eat in the restaurant wasn’t even open for business

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Meghan
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I would recommend going there. However, don’t plan on getting a table for 2 even if you make a reservation! I made a reservation for 2 a week before going and there were no tables available when we went. And we went right when they opened! We had to sit at the bar. Disappointing. It seemed like they only had tables for parties of 4 or more

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience2

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

No high chairs available in the entire restaurant !!!

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vipRobert009
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The meal at Agave was fine, but far from exceptional. Service was first rate, but the meal itself very standard and a bit expensive. Also, the hostess was not very friendly when we arrived or left. Overall, we are not likely to return.

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SM72
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good but the waiters literally came to us every 5 mins asking us if we were done. I get that the restaurant is busy but they started coming five mins after we were eating and kept coming. It got kind of annoying. They almost picked up our dishes once when we were still eating which is ridiculous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for 9:30pm on a Saturday night, early considering it’s NYC. We walked in from the a movie down the street, no one was around and finally someone randomly walked by on their way out and said their kitchen was closed. We walked in at 9:40, so only 10 mins past our reservation. I received a missed call at 9:30 as we were walking over but I missed it as it was in my purse, it happened to be restaurant telling us our reservation couldn’t be held...

Overall disappointing, should have called me hours before the reservation so we could have made other plans, not at the exact time of our reservation. I’m also not sure why they closed so early when they were listed as being open until 2am.

Then I received an email from opentable stating the restaurant marked us as a no show!! Which isn’t true at all, they wouldn’t serve us so we had to leave!

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DezD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The absolute worst mimosa I have ever had in my entire life and I am the type of person to try the mimosas EVERYWHERE I go. On the other hand, the margaritas were incredible. We went for brunch on a Thursday so we called ahead to see if they did bottomless that day. They said yes, but when we got there they said they didn't do it.. After explaining what we had been told on the phone, they still let us do bottomless drinks with the additional price of a regular entree which was very nice. Not sure the vibe on the weekend, but the weekday was DEAD.. literally only 3 other tables the entire two hours we were there. If you're looking for mimosas, DON'T GO HERE. If you're looking for margs, WOULD RECOMMEND.

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I95ED
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was okay

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vipjadester
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best Brunch/Happy hour! Great place to meet up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and drinks are good, but service is SLOW.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The place was empty. The bar tenders were nice but slow for an empty bar and messed up the drink once. A lady had her dog at the bar crawling on the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Awesome service. We sat outside originally bc it was such a beautiful day however we were being dripped on by an AC and had to move inside to avoid getting that water in our drinks and entrees.

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vipShannon
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I went for my birthday dinner! If you are looking for something more rowdy I would go to their downtown location. In this location even at 10pm their lights were bright and not a “party” atmosphere. Food is always great before going out and their Margs are to die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good but expensive for Mexican

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haleym
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It's a shame because I'm such a fan of the west side location, but the new east side agave is just not up to standard. The service was incredibly slow, like to the point where we didn't get enough booze refills to warrant paying for a boozy brunch. They also forgot our appetizers, and couldn't tell which burrito was vegetarian, and which had all the meats.

Sorely disappointed.

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divno
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Something wasn’t right with the booze! No way everybody was dead after drinking the margaritas. Was Bill Cosby working the bar?

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BobbyK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would definitely return but not too often, Agave is a bit expensive for what you get. Otherwise it was great!

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vipTeah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Overpriced and low quality. Agave doesn’t even offer free chips and salsa. We spent over $100 for 2 people on a casual Tuesday night meal.

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Someone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience I've had at a restaurant in decades

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vipLindsay
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Second time here. Wanted to eat outside...

Waiter didn't listen when I asked for a skinny margarita. Came back with two margaritas with a ton of sour mix in it. Wouldn't tell me that sour mix was in it, until I started calling out all the ingredients that are supposed to be in a skinny margarita. As a former bartender, I know what sour mix tastes like. He took them back and replaced.

Food took FOREVER to come out. And all we got was a quesadilla. Asked for it with shrimp. They put shrimp in half of it. Said that's what he wrote down... but that wasn't what I ordered. I was constantly trying to look for a server for another drink, extra sour cream.

Their pricing is WAY too high for the experience they are serving up. I really wish this place would get it together.

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vipbrianloz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Awful food. Worst meal I’ve had in many years. Will not be back.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall it was decent. Food and service were good. However, restaurant was a little too loud and it was definitely overpriced.

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vipMaggieD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was able to make an 11am reservation and we got there and were told that the kitchen didn’t open until 11:30. They wouldn’t seat us until 11:45, then the menus were off at the table and the food was missing critical items. Not great service and not the same fun atmosphere as the west village location.

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vipPKHS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Wait staff seemed overwhelmed

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LISAJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus was amazing!

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DoniciaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service wasn’t as good as the other one near Union.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Has the potential to be a Great spot looking forward to trying when they are out of previews as the full menu is not available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not comparable to west side location

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Agave is rated 4.4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.