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Frida Midtown, New York, NY

Frida Midtown

4.6
4.6
108 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 27 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

    Dinner Daily 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!

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. JG

    JillG

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and experience at Frida. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a special night. The general manager Michael sat us at a special table and the service by Nicole couldn’t have been better. The meal and drinks were outstanding. We will be back very soon. Thank you!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is very tasty and reasonably priced given the area! Great place to get dinner and drinks with friends
  3. DC

    DCMnyc

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The plantains and churros were delicious! We liked our dinners too. Good service and beautiful restaurant. We’ll be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and great food!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came with high hopes for great food and drinks and we were not disappointed. Basic cocktails like margaritas and palomas were as perfectly executed as the signature cocktails we had later in the meal. The food was a unique and stellar mix of Mexican and Peruvian flavors well thought out, from ceviche to Abuela’s house-made pollo de mole. The dishes were upscale and beautifully presented but not overly fussy. Solid flavors throughout. Roberto and Michael made us feel very comfortable and everyone was very attentive. I would highly recommend for an upscale dining experience which still retains the spirit of Latin comfort foods.
  6. CL

    CeciliaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and drinks! Would recommend

    Frida MidtownResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you Cecilia, We hope you host you in the future.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Made reservations for birthday celebration. Restaurant was first confused about the reservation thinking we did not show up, but we were the only people in the restaurant. Restaurant never acknowledged the birthday. Arrived and left disappointed

    Frida MidtownResponded on August 2, 2022We apologize for the experience. We know when this happened, and we talked about this with the server. He should have done the usual birthday procedure. We love to celebrate our guests and hope to be able to make it up in the future.

  8. JC

    JCox

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appreciate the waitstaff’s service. The host explained the mole entrees preparation very well. I had the duck tacos - a rare find in most Mexican restaurants. They were outstanding! And finally gave in to delicious flan. Overall, a great experience and ambiance! Muchas gracias!

    Frida MidtownResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you so much for checking us out! We look forward to hosting you in the future.

  9. CB

    CorinneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good traditional Mexican food. Very nice atmosphere
  10. PA

    PatA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Now I understand critics saying they dream of particular dishes. At Frida it wasn't just one thing though: everything was deliciously memorable. I'd not eaten mole since a bad experience in Oaxaca decades ago, but the very kind and professional manager encouraged me to try them (and he would replace with anything on the menu if not to my taste); Beautifully presented and succulent beyond words, I ate too much! What an outstanding evening in this artistic restaurant with first class service and delectable food!
  11. HE

    HEIDIP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the duck tacos and tres leches cake both were amazing. Definately recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food; amazing cocktails, and awesome ambiance!
  13. R

    windycityRealtor

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived for a pre-theater dinner and we were promptly seated. The service was very good as was the food. My husband order the steak and lobster tacos, and I had the chicken enchiladas mole. We also had guacamole and cocktails. The restaurant is lovely, the service was very good and it was a great experience.
  14. c

    christocino

    Houston

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and food.
  15. J

    Jozie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent! The space has a cool vibe. Drinks were a little watered down. Service staff were very attentive until we were looking for the bill. Was nice to be able to sit and talk for hours without disturbance. Overall, it was wonderful and I would recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance, service and food were just what was needed for the great company shared.
  17. F

    Francopd

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These were some of the best tacos and Mexican drinks I ever had. Service was also exceptional. I can’t wait to come back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Frida. I loved it! The food, service, drinks, and ambiance were all excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, gracious and friendly staff. Food was DELICIOUS. It will be a new “go-to” for me!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shanghai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic meal all around. Only complaint was a few small service issues (like forgetting an order of guac ordered late). But overall, really impressed and will return.
  21. E

    Eliana

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Santiago was fantastic, the drinks were yummy, and the food was delish. Always a great place to eat, with wonderful atmosphere and delicious food.
  22. CN

    CarolN

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great ceviche, mole, duck tacos, green enchilada sauce!
  23. i

    iheartdining

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance and decor was really pretty. The staff were all super attentive and very kind. The food was really good with lovely presentation. I really appreciated the art and beautiful botanical touches around the restaurant, definitely a place to take pics for the Gram. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning.
  24. AP

    AnaP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Baja tacos and guacamole, both very yummy! Also amazing drinks and the staff was so polite and attentive! I will be back next week 😊
  25. F

    Fabulous1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time at the boozy brunch will definitely return for more and Yuhua Hamasaki Made us go back to look at Rue Paul’s drag race season 10!!! Thank you and wow the queen at the door was amazingly beautiful!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, upscale Latin, and the cocktails amazing. We also liked the style/decoration, but the atmosphere was lacking as only one other table was occupied during the more than 2 hours we spent there over lunch.
  27. M

    Mauro

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    👍🏼 fine good, good person. A little bit expensive
  28. J

    Julie

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great cocktails and beautiful setting. Service was awesome too!
  29. TK

    TK719

    New York Area

    463 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    463 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful contemporary Mexican restaurant. The space is beautiful and elegant. The Caesar salad was generous in size and so fresh and delicious. The salmon with pineapple sauce was cooked to perfection and just amazing. And the churros were ice cream were out of this world. My server Robert was absolutely superb and made certain that my meal was perfect. A great addition to the Midtown East dining scene.
  30. SR

    SchneiderR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A phenomenal exquisite experience every single time! Highly recommended.

    Frida MidtownResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you so much! We cannot wait till you visit us again.

  31. DS

    DianeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just returned from dinner here with two girlfriends and we couldn’t have been more impressed. Everything from the cocktails to the food to the service far exceeded expectations. Everything was super yummy, especially the lobster/beef tacos.

    Frida MidtownResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you Diane for coming back and for taking the time to recommend our place! <3

  32. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Frida Midtown with my boyfriend for our date night and it was fantastic! The restaurant itself is so pretty with super cute decor and an awesome mural. The food & drinks were absolutely outstanding and the service was incredible. Our waiter came over numerous times to check in with us and was soo friendly ! I would definitely come back!

    Frida MidtownResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you Nicole! We can't wait to have you back.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great environment and good food. A bit pricey but at least you're well treated.
  34. HP

    HasiniP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a good restaurant. Cocktails were amazing and the food and service was very good. I would recommend it.

    Frida MidtownResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you Hasini! We love reading this and thank you for recommending us.

  35. B

    Barb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    online menu showed lamb chops which was my sole reason for going there. I had the filet and the portion was really small.
  36. TJ

    TheatreJunky

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time and Frida and won't be the last. The food was delicious. I had a salad with grilled salmon and my friend had beef tacos. We shared an order of guacamole that was fabulous. The only complaint was I asked for the salmon to be cooked through and had to send it back and the music was way too for lunch time. They have a private area behind the bar that looked like it could hold 10 people.

    Frida MidtownResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you for your honest review. We will share this with our kitchen to make sure it does not happen again. Best, The Frida Midtown Team.

  37. CF

    CourtneyF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so impressed by the service, kind, warm staff and accompaniments that made celebrating our 10 year anniversary perfect! The food and drinks were spot on, depth of traditional Mexican flavours and the attention to detail was amazing! The wait staff were all welcoming, and we truly enjoyed getting to know the waiters and sharing stories about Mexican food and travel! We were so grateful to receive 2 free glasses of celebratory bubbles AND a delicious Mexican desert!! What a surprise! We will absolutely come back on our next trip to NYC!

    Frida MidtownResponded on May 15, 2022Dear Courtney, Thank you for celebrating with us and for your kind review, we can't wait to have you visit us next time you come to NY. Best, The Frida Midtown Team.

  38. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate outside and had a wonderful meal. The staff is very friendly and the food was great.
  39. VF

    VivelaFrance

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chose Frida due to its close proximity to the hotel I was staying at, seeing some plant based options on the menu, and because it was supposed to have a low noise level. I was dining with a friend I had not seen in years because of the pandemic, and was excited to catch up with. Unfortunately, there was a group of deafeningly loud women at the bar area, that sucked the joy out of not just our dining experience, but I could see people at the table next to ours, looking over in disgust, several times, as well. Not the restaurant’s. fault, for sure. But, it did affect our dining experience at Frida.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet dining space, beautiful art work. Fresh food. Waiter was attentive, and 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 4.6 stars by 108 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 27 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

    Dinner Daily 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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