About Zengo - NYC
Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes. Light preparations and tasting portions invite sampling and sharing a variety of items. To complement the cuisine, Zengo offers one of the largest collections of tequila and agave-based spirits in the United States. Guests may sample over 400 varieties in the downstairs Tequila Library. Zengo also boasts an extensive list of Latin wines and Japanese sakes, which are best enjoyed at the mezzanine level Wine & Sake Bar. The cocktail menu showcases Latin-Asian classics made with fine spirits and fresh, hand-muddled fruits.
New York, NY 10017
Asian, Latin American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Friday | 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Main Bar & La Biblioteca)
Wednesday - Friday | 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Mezzanine only)
Reverse Happy Hour
Tuesday - Friday | 9:30pm - close (Main Bar & La Biblioteca)
All Night Happy Hour
Monday | 5pm - close (Main Bar & La Biblioteca)
Saturday | 5pm - close (Main Bar)
Saturday | 7pm - close (La Biblioteca)
Saturdays | 5:00pm - close (Main Bar & La Biblioteca only)
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
Mondays & Saturdays | 5pm - close
La Biblioteca & Main Bar only
Tuesday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm (Main Bar only)
Wednesday - Friday | 5pm - 7pm (Mezzanine only)
REVERSE HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday - Friday | 9:30pm - close
La Biblioteca only
4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to Grand Central, and 7, B, D, F & V trains to 42nd Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Irene Costello, our Special Events Manager, at 212.808.8110 for more information regarding your next special event.
ZENGO offers an artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into colorful, beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing.
Zengo - NYC Ratings and Reviews
We had a large group, so there was a good variety of dishes tried and they were all wonderful. It's beautiful inside and the wait staff is very polite and helpful... Only complaint is that it took longer than desired between getting seated and getting to order beverages and then to get to order our meals. Food and drinks were well worth the visit, just wish service was a little more prompt.
Went for my birthday on December 2nd and had a good time. Food was good and kept coming out. Only complaint was the waiter seemed to be overwhelmed and kept forgetting drinks, not coming around as much, and spilling drinks on people in my party. We ended up asking another waiter for what we need and it was great from there.
Good food but terrible service.
Nobody was there to host us at the entrance, and after few minutes waiting we had to look for someone to get our table, and we’re told that we have to ask to the hostess at the entrance...quite ironic.
They asked us if we wanted to have all plates together and we said yes. Dishes arrived one by one, and the last one after a long time while the restaurant was almost empty. I had to ask few times.
It’s a pity because the food is good.
Warning to anybody with food allergies. After informing the staff about allergies when ordering, it took multiple conversations to convince them (to the point where we were actually asked if it was a legitimate allergy), where it seemed more important to try to upsell the brunch pricing over somebody's health.
I'll just begin with I never ever leave reviews, but this was so bad that I feel compelled to speak up:
It took 10 minutes before we saw our waiter.
For 15$ drinks, you would expect them to be good, but they were terribly watered down. The food was just OK, and there was a 20 minute gap between appetizers and our main entrees. Then it took 25 minutes to get our check.
Meanwhile we saw our waiter being attentive to other larger tables so we clearly realized he was prioritizing where he could make a better tip.
$146 for meager service, food and drinks for two people? What a joke! Too many great restaurants in NYC to waste your time and money here- next!
Sunday Funday brunch before leaving NYC...WOW. What a disappointment! We should have turned around when we noticed the filthy entry way rug (it was right at opening hour, so it most certainly wasn't due to high traffic that day) and windows upon entering. We were seated at a booth that overlooked the restaurant and given a menu, our drink orders were taken and then the waitress was MIA for about 15 minutes; we questioned a bus boy as to why others were ordering and getting food...then our waitress came over and explained we weren't supposed to order, they just "bring everything out in courses". So, we waited about 15 more minutes and received our first course of the MOST awful excuse for food in NYC. It was as if Sysco foods had just delivered and they served up everything right out of the freezer! I will give them props for presentation...HOWEVER, the dumplings were cold, the chicken in the empanadas tasted so bad that I spit it out, and the salad they served appeared to be bagged salad with ginger dressing on it. The pork on top of their corn cake was ice cold--like it came out of a container in the refrigerator! The cocktails were just as bad. Two courses in, we asked for our check...worst $45 ever spent. EVER. There are simply too many fabulous choices in NYC to eat bad food-hot dog vendors care more about their food than this place! Take your money and go spend it on two cocktails and some deviled eggs at the Spotted Pig in the village. You'll be glad you spent way more money on two craft cocktails and some eggs.
I had been to the first location in Denver and we so excited when i saw Zengo was in NYC!! Brought some friends for the bottomless brunch and we all agreed the $45 was totally worth it. Unlimited drinks and tapas?? Who can say no to that! My only complaint was we were never brought the desserts, our waitress told us they were on their way but an hour later still no dessert and she avoided coming back near our table.
Although the food was terrific, the service was unprofessional. Orders were mixed up. Main dishes for the table arrived at different times. Waiter had to be reminded several times to bring items that were asked for. We had to ask for coffee and tea service; they were not offered. The wait staff did not seem to care as if they were doing us a favor. A disappointing experience.
We came for Zengo's bottomless brunch and endless small plates special. What a deal this was. Almost 2 dozen dishes to choose from and bottomless mimosas, sangria, margarita and bloody marys. You have two hours to eat and drink but we were well stuffed before our time was up.
We had 6 people total and tried everything. Staff were wonderful and kept up with us.
Met some friends on a Monday night for drinks & dinner. Turned out to be a good choice as not very crowded, so didn't have to shout. Wine was good, We ordered a variety of apps and mains to share -everything was good. Would go back. I know the downstairs bar can get noisy and crowded or a Thursday/Friday -which is fine if that is what u want.
2nd time I've been here, both times my food was wonderful. My gf said her Japanese meatball appetizer should have been juicier. Zengo has a gluten free menu which does not have as many choices as the regular menu but it has enough. The price of the gluten free dishes are the same as the regular dishes, some restaurants charge more for gluten free. It is a big restaurant with soaring ceilings. The seating is very comfortable and it is moderately noisy. The prices are about the same as most other midtown restaurants. I wish it were less expensive so I could come here more often!
We went for a friend's birthday dinner on a Saturday evening & it was disappointing. The menu options for the entrees seemed limited, the vegetarian fried rice that I ordered was terrible- it was bitter & overcooked. The service was particularly bad, we waited 1 hour after ordering our appetizers to receive them. The restaurant only had a few other patrons besides our table of 11, so there should not have been such a long wait for food. The servers appeared to be very confused as it took about 4 of them to serve our table. The only positive was that at least the terrible food was not overpriced!
Great food and fun spot for an unlimited boozy brunch with friends. Drinks aren't quite as good as their sister restaurant Maya (they seemed a bit watery) and they forgot a few dishes we ordered but there was so much food and what did come was great that we didn't bother reminding them. Would definitely come back!
we went on monday for lunch. they were out of fish for the specials which should have been a warning. the sushi rolls were passable but the tuna and salmon filling was very fishy and the fishy taste remained with us. the tuna was a dark brown which we hoped was soya sauce. the lettuce wraps was fatty with the very small shrimp that could have come from a can. the star of the meal was the black cod for $37 otherwise we would have given them zero stars. we certainly would not recommend Zengo for Monday lunch. hopefully they improve quality at other times or they will eventually vanish.
Wide selection of interesting and delicious pan-asian foods. Tapas style which was perfect for our group of five with vegetarian, seafood, chicken and beef preferences. Unusually large for NYC, the ambiance was relaxed and the noise level was perfect - just enough to feel energetic while we could still hear each other without screaming. We'll be back!
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