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Frida Midtown, New York, NY
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Frida Midtown

4.7
4.7
169 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
With a career spanning across two continents and twenty-seven years of experience in some of the best restaurant in the city, our Chef, Emerith Betanzo has created a culinary haven known as Frida Midtown located at 214 East 52nd St. Our Chef will make sure you have the ultimate dining experience and unforgettable taste experience.

Our chef personally selects his produce and vegetables directly from the market daily, as he wants to ensure top quality and freshness of all his ingredients.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Peruvian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 688-5200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Emerith Betanzo

  • Catering

    We do catering for all kinds of services for groups at 300ppl

  • Private party facilities

    We do all kinds off events for parties up to 65ppl.

  • Private party contact

    Camila Zevallos : (347) 453-6868

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    2nd & 3rd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Discounted Parking available at Icon Parking on 54th street

  • Public transit

    Take the E or M line to Lexington and 53rd Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS, BELLINIS & SANGRIA

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Brunch every Sunday from 12PM-4PM and indulge in our bottomless mimosas, bellinis and sangria for 90 minutes!
  • Valentine's Day Celebration with Live Music!

    $120.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate this Valetine's day with us! Join us for a Three-Course Dinner, Complimentary Champagne and Live Music!!!! Located in Midtown East, Frida Midtown, is a beautifully decorated restaurant serving Mexican - Peruvian inspired cuisine.

Offers

  • LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    For the month of November and December, we will have live music in our main dining room every Sunday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

What 169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. LG

    LocalGal

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were very good, and our server was nice. However, it was clear to my group of "women of a certain age" that the host deliberately seated us in the "irrelevant" section in the back, behind the wall of shame, hidden away from the attractive young people. Now, don't get me wrong, we liked the table we were given because it was quieter and my hard-of-hearing friend could actually enjoy her conversation LOL. But next time, seat me with the A-listers and wait for ME to request a quieter table!
  2. L

    Leigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was nice. Service was high end. Food was authentic and Plated perfectly. Drinks were incredible original and imaginative! The bill was very fair. We were all really impressed!
  3. JF

    JamesF

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a great place! It was our first time there. It’s a short walk if you’re visiting the MoMA. All the food we ordered was excellent. Drunken Mussels app, Baja tacos, and chocolate lava cake for dessert. The kids menu offered grilled salmon, which our kiddo loves. The margarita’s were delicious. Our kiddo had a watermelon lemon-aid that comes with an ice pop. This was a bit hit. Our server Jorge was friendly and attentive. The ambience was comfortable and inviting. Lovely restaurant, go check it out!
  4. W

    Windsor1336

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Loved the food & decor. Service was gracious & professional, albeit sometimes slow (we arrived @ 6:30 & didn’t pay our check until 9:30, which was much too long). Also, it was too loud—granted, it was a Friday night with two birthday celebration.
  5. UE

    UES1

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time! Food was great. We sat downstairs, which was a nice change of pace. Our waiter, Jorge, couldn’t have been better. Can’t wait to return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and incredible service. Michael the GM and our waiter Armando truly went above and beyond. Can’t wait to come back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Perfect afternoon lunch experience.
  8. EM

    EllenM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service excellent food. Beautiful decor inside

    Frida MidtownResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you Ellen!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Frida Midtown was great food, festive atmosphere, and fun without being too noisy for conversation. We were a party of six and ordered multiples of appetizers. Everyone loved the food and variety. The octopus (pulpo) was my favorite followed by the duck tacos! Fabulous.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 29, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to hosting you again.

  10. AG

    ArjanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Friendly staff. Had a Great time with Family

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you Arjan! Happy Holidays.

  11. AC

    AdrianaC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Roberto was excellent. He thoroughly explained the menu and recommended some outstanding dishes. Food and cocktails were delicious. Also, enjoyed the live music.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you Adriana, Live music is every Sunday. We hope to see you again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food was incredible, however, freezing cold air blows on you throughout the entire meal. I asked the manager to address this issue. Manager said she turned it off and that she didn’t know what else to do. Nothing changed. I don’t think it’s much to ask the manager to learn how to control the air.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Yes, we even offered to show you that the vents were OFF on our end. We the managers only know how to use the controls. Vents are connected through the roof which we do not have access to BUT we will ask the owner to train us for that as well.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to if not the best. The food portion, the quality and the service is beyond perfect. The cocktails are unbelievable, the presentation is great

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you so much for your amazing review! Happy Holidays.

  14. VC

    VirginiaC

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Frida for dinner. Started at table that was dark and loud, asked to move and was accommodated immediately. Food was delicious, service was friendly. So glad we found this spot.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you Virginia, We are happy our staff was able to accommodate your request.

  15. N

    Nigel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the vibe of this place… Beautiful decor, great food, friendly staff! I would def recommend it.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you so much Nigel! Happy Holidays.

  16. NT

    NancyT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, and drinks! Great for a big group or a festive night

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you Nancy! Groups are definitely welcome.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great fusion food, great service, ambiance and cocktails

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you so much!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a beautiful restaurant and the service was amazing! Jorge was our server and he was so kind and sweet in making my experience so special as I’m getting married in two weeks. He had great recommendations and the food and drinks were amazing! Definitely recommend and definitely coming back!

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for your review! Congratulations and we hope to have you dine back with us soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very common food items ,,, it needs more creativity I’m not sure why the restaurant it’s named after Frida and offers Peruvian food.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for your review, our restaurant is named after a person close to the owner. A lot of people are named Frida and they are not necessarily from a specific area.

  20. C

    Cliff

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    On arrival for our reserved table for four diners, we we told we had to finish our dinner in 1:45 minutes because the restaurant was busy and had to accommodate other guests. No notification, of this restriction on website.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 12, 2022Dear Cliff, Thank you for your review. We are surprised you leaving this review based on a "time limit" notification more so because you STAYED for exactly 2 hours and 58 minutes. Our manager Michael notifies all guests as we have a commitment not just with you but with every single client that chooses to dine with us. A table of 4 for example has 2 hours unless you are late for it and do not notify us. Our time limit policy is on the "BEFORE YOU GO" section when you make a reservation with us.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the vibe, food and service. All around a tasty good time with some interesting fusions. Their Oaxacan Old Fashioned is definitely fun, with a smokey presentation.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you so much!!!

  22. VO

    VinOrdinaire

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktails and delicious food. Can't wait to return.
  23. JG

    JayG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, presentation, creative cocktails -- a delight from start to finish
  24. UE

    UES1

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frida never disappoints. Great food. Service is wonderful. We will return for sure.
  25. SA

    SethALaw

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great eats! Amazing service. Pretty atmosphere! My 3rd time here. Cant wait to go back again!
  26. m

    markethej

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good upscale Mexican dining experience
  27. JG

    JillG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and service as always at Frida. The manager Michael is warm and welcoming. Our waiter Jorge provided a terrific dining experience and the food/drinks were amazing. We will be back soon!

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you so much Jill!!!

  28. G

    Grillmaster

    West Palm Beach

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice energy and our server was quite nice. However, we found the food to be good but not amazing and our sense was pricing is way to high, especially for appetizers. Have to add that the Ribeye Frajita entree was quite good.

    Frida MidtownResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you so much for your review!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had lunch outside with a friend on probably the last weather-appropriate day for outside dining. The highlight was definitely the waitstaff who were delightful, particularly Jorge who was over-the-top friendly, attentive and accommodating. Also, the food was fresh and the preparation delicious. And the prices were reasonable given the quality. My friend I would both recommend it as the best overall experience we’ve had in the cuisine category in the area.
  30. NS

    NancyS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Very authentic and great service. We will be back!
  31. P

    Pronto

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the guacamole to start. Salsa was perfect - nice and spicy. Jorge provided great recommendations. I had the chicken mole and my husband enjoyed the enchiladas with mole sauce. Excellent food and amazing service! Will be back again
  32. KS

    KristenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance! Would definitely go back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service by our waiter Jorge! He was so attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and cocktails were great too.

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you for your review! We will make sure to thank Jorge for his great service.

  34. S

    Seetal

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food! Cocktails were amazing!

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you so much Seetal! See you soon

  35. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Everything was very tasty, esp the grilled octopus and very fresh and flavorful tuna tostaditos. Very friendly and competent service

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Barbara! Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The attention and service we received from Armando was outstanding. Attentive but not intrusive. His attention to detail was on point. Will definitely return thanks to him

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you very much! We will thank Armando for making you feel at home.

  37. BM

    BrigidM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Deafeningly loud. Food and drinks excellent. Kitchen too small? Need a backstage bar? It took 45 minutes from the time we sat down to have cocktails land on the table. And an hour for the appetizers ( ordered at same time as cocktails) to be served. The front of house staff was working SO hard and were uniformly warm and gracious bit for a meal where we had to cocktail, some guacamole, our entrees and no dessert to take 3 hours?

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Dear Brigid, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you had to wait. On the night you dined with us we unfortunately were short staffed, which almost never happens. We are so happy to read the rest of the staffed tried their best. We hope to have the opportunity to make it up to you in the future.

  38. JS

    JodiS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Just perfect! Unique food and beautiful restaurant. Will be back for sure!

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you Jodi!!! We cannot wait to have you back.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant for dinner or lunch. The food, ambience and service were equally fantastic. Beautiful decor as well. We ordered the guacamole, salsa and chips as our appetizer and we both ordered Birria beef as our entree. Delicious. We definitely will return soon and we’re extremely happy that we found such a gem close to Grand Central station.

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you so so much for your review!

  40. CM

    ClareM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was excellent; menu was interesting; cocktails were unusual but very expensive. Wine was outrageous.

    Frida MidtownResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you Clare for your review. Our specialty cocktails are all made with fresh fruits and purees prepared in our kitchen, we do not use artificial syrups/flavors of any kind.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Frida Midtown using the Order Online button. Frida Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 688-5200.

Frida Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 169 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Frida Midtown

214 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd & 3rd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Peruvian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Discounted Parking available at Icon Parking on 54th street

  • Public transit

    Take the E or M line to Lexington and 53rd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Emerith Betanzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 688-5200

  • Catering

    We do catering for all kinds of services for groups at 300ppl

  • Private party facilities

    We do all kinds off events for parties up to 65ppl.

  • Private party contact

    Camila Zevallos : (347) 453-6868

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