ZAVÕ Mediterranean Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
A stylish and seductive multi-level celebration of fine Mediterranean cuisine and culture. Enjoy quintessential Mediterranean recipes amidst tastefully appointed decor. Savor a cocktail at the sleek marble bar or unwind on the outdoor terrace. Offering a special 3-course lunch menu for $25.99 Monday through Friday from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the bar only.
ZAVŌ’s second floor is accessed via a private entrance on East 60th Street. Ascend the sweeping staircase to the intimate piano lounge, bar and refined private dining rooms. We offer five-star catering services cultivated from our deep expertise with corporate and special events. Our main upstairs room features the Chef’s special menu. Entertainment includes Venetia Night, 1001 Nights and 50 Shades of ZAVO.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS VIA OPEN TABLE FOR THE SHOW.
Please call at 212 753 5500 or visit www.zavonyc.com to make a reservation.
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vipIlovemydog336
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was amazing! It is always consistant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great. Live music on Friday night was a pleasant surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The show was phenomenal! I would definitely recommend it for a date night or special occasion. The service was a little slow and the food a little heavy although very delicious.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with good food. We ordered Octopus, Crab Cake, Filet Mignon and Sea Bass. Everything is delicious! Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place was amazing food was excellent

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vipfoodieinternational
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite lunch place (happy hour too). The service is always excellent, very attentive. The food is flavorful, made to perfection and you must leave room for the delicious desserts! I love the salmon, but I have also had the short ribs on another occasion.
Everyone I bring there is always impressed with the food and the ambiance, which is elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My boyfriend and I went to Zavo for restaurant week and our meal was okay. Our waiter was lovely and quickly brought out our delicious drinks. The appetizers came out rather quickly as well; the plates were very hot, but the food itself was cool as if they had been sitting out under the warmer for some time. The main meals were similar in temperature, the short rib was good, but the branzino was filled with bones. Our dessert was good, a nice end the the meal. Overall, service was great, the restaurant was beautiful, but the food left a lot to be desired. With so many amazing restaurants for restaurant week I would look to spend your night elsewhere.

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Ails
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on a Friday night And did the restaurant week menu and the food was absolutely delicious. We got char grilled octopus, jumbo crab cake, braised short ribs, mixed berry trifle, and the crepe brûlée. The place was really pretty with live music with A pianist and a singer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I liked the place, food not the best but everything else was good

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RhondaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I chose this restaurant for Restaurant Week. We loved it! The food was delicious, the drinks were strong and our waiter was courteous and attentive. We also loved the look and feel of the restaurant. Not being pressured to hurry up, eat, and leave was a plus! Zavo is definitely on our list for a return visit.

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vipAmyL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Zavo and all I can say is Wow. The decor is beautiful, the service was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. Also, the portions were tremendous. Great place.

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WhitneyB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. The grilled octupus appetizer was delicious. So was the crab cake. I was slightly underwhelmed by the rib dish. I was expecting more but it was just ok and the meat was very fatty.

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vipPala150
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect food service and ambiance. The only negative was they didn’t acknowledge the birthday occasion not even a candle with the dessert
But everything was so nice I didn’t realize it until we arrived at home.

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vipHard2please
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went for first time during restaurant week. Food was OK. Needs some improvements. Do not need too much but it is not quite alright. Will give another chance. Service was prompt and courteous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Solidly mediocre, won't be back. Food was fine but just not noteworthy. Ordered a main that was listed and it was really a side. And for a party of five in a tiny font they added a 20% tip, almost missed it and would have tipped 40% for okay service. Pretty room, but far too many places to go to think about returning here.

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viploiss
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food, atmosphere and service were all wonderful.
I enjoyed it very much

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KsuNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everything was fine till it was time to order desert. We ordered cheesecake and latte. Cheesecake arrived and latter never did, so we waited and wanted till it was already to the point of obnoxious, so I had to get up and look for a waiter to bring us the check. When he finally showed up he brought latte whichI said nobody is interested anymore since it’s been over half an hour after cheesecake arrived, so instead of apologizing he said I took latter off the bill... WOW! Obviously, we are not coming back any time soon.

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vipMichael
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rack of lamb was exceptional. Service was extraordinary. A wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

After a very busy week in non stop meetings, myself and two colleagues had a wonderful dinner at Zavo. We chose Zavo based on proximity to our hotels and a collective love of Mediterranean cuisine. Atmosphere is very clubby and was decked out for the holidays. The menu has a good deal options and great seafood selection. We had a ceviche as a starter that was a little unique as it cooked but very tasty with mussels, calamari and scallops with olives and tomatoes. Respectively we ordered Sea Bass, (mine) jumbo Prawns in a yummy butter caper sauce and grilled Lamb chops. Everyone including my colleagues who are very picky eaters greatly enjoyed their meal. No dessert but they had a nice selection. The live band in the lounge area made the dinner very festive but at times it was difficult to hear each other. Service was a little slow at times as it was very busy but our server made sure we had everything we needed and we were not in a rush. Always a nice touch that the manager came over to ask if we were enjoying ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No one at hostess desk and it wasn’t at all busy! (this should have been a red flag!!)

We waited and waited and finally asked the barmaid to seat us.

After getting menus and water from busboy, it took 10 minutes for waiter to come and take drink order. Again, place was not busy, only 3 other tables at 7:30 should have told us something.

Food was boring, ok, nothing stood out except poor service. Took forever to find waiter for check - and then he decided to try and be friendly. It was far too late to influence the tip by that point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s okay. Not wow

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vipSharonH
New York Area
400 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant staff. Good food. Nice space.

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vipfoodieinternational
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always good, never disappoints. Had lunch there a few times. Salmon done just right, moist, tasty. Desserts are to die for. Staff is very attentive. Always feels relaxing in this bustling neighborhood. A good respite.

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Reindeer
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great value lunch offer. Service was excellent. Food was good and plentiful. Perfectly located for a Bloomingdales trip afterwards.

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vipfoodieinternational
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the lunch was Great. The service was superb. The prawn appetizer was tasty. Don;t know what the flavors were, but they sure resonated on the tongue. My main course was the salmon which was cooked to perfection. I like it medium to medium well, but not dried out. The chocolate mousse was so delicious.

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vipWillm
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Really well prepared and presented. We had charred octopus. Wow. Also the sea bass was a beautiful and a great mix of subtle flavors.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. A yet undiscovered treasure!!

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vipmsf811
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the staff heard it was a birthday celebration they brought out a fake cake. It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience! I went for Restaurant Week on a quiet Wednesday night after a very rainy day. They were friendly and seated me quickly.
Decor was nice, it’s a big spacious venue with 2 rooms and a bar off to the side along one wall. There was a candle and a vase of red roses on each table.
Service was good. Staff was friendly, and they were even good about refilling my water (& with my preferred “no ice” at that!).
Food was delicious! Their plating was great, and the taste even better! I’m not big on crab cakes, and so I can’t comment on that, but the short rib and puréed potatoes were delicious, as was the crème brûlée dessert with blackberries and mint.

Would definitely recommend and return!

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vipMatias
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic lunch. I was with a friend but it was good too. Great value for the lunch menu, excellent food and service. I will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoy dinner at this restaurant. Will highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday celebration, fantastic service, posh atmosphere, excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was fine. However there was such a delay in getting the check and processing payment because the system was down. It took too long.

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viptheresullivan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y la calidad de la comida exquisita

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vipRockyroad
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for lunch. The food is very good and the service is great.

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OlesyaC
Monaco
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Empty restaurant but the food is good and the service as well. No atmosphere but it’s quite modern and big

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was amazing and service was on point! The ambiance could’ve used some help but it was a Monday night so I’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Greek food. Great service and wonderful overall experience. Would recommend and go back in a heartbeat!

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irinag
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience very good food excellent there detainment fun fun fun

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vipFoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for lunch in N.Y. We had the prix fixe meal—everything was top notch. Lovely venue, attentive service and delicious food.

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ZAVÕ Mediterranean Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 155 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.