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Zengo - NYC

1826 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Asian, Latin American
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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
Happy Hour
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)
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Phone number
(212) 808-8110
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Sandoval
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Cross street
40th Street
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to Grand Central, and 7, B, D, F & V trains to 42nd Street.
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Mondays & Saturdays | 5pm - close
La Biblioteca & Main Bar only

Tuesday - Friday | 4pm - 7pm (Main Bar only)
Wednesday - Friday | 5pm - 7pm (Mezzanine only)

Tuesday - Friday | 9:30pm - close
La Biblioteca only
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Irene Costello, our Special Events Manager, at 212.808.8110 for more information regarding your next special event.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1826 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was bad

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great ecclectic food menu.. drinks were really good and they have a really nice bar/lounge downstairs. Took my wife ot for her birthday and we loved the food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Just perfect!

Carpdm48 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I took my daughters, who are both college students, for NYC restaurant week and we ended up ordering off the regular menu. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was friendly and helpful.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food portions we're small but tasty and filling. Drinks were expensive but potent. Loved the decor and service was friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our party was for 15 people and I think the restaurant could not handle so many people at one time, as half of the food was either burnt or very cold. Appetizers were perfect though!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing the food was on point drinks was just right

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great, fresh, quality food. Excellent attentive service. The portion sizes are not to big and not too small, but just perfect. I went for restaurant week, but would definitely consider going there on a regular basis.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I was there last week on a Thursday night with a bunch of my girlfriends. It was a birthday celebration of my friend so I was kind of hoping it better be good.
So lets start talking about the place first. So we walk in into this huge 3 level restaurant which is a rare sight in New York City. The place is brimming with people still doesn't seem to be crowded. The vibe, the music , decor ,everything was great.
Lets get to the food and cocktails now. We ordered the Zengo margarita which was really refreshing and slightly different from regular margarita must try if you are at Zengo.
Food we ordered a lot of food and everything tasted great.
The chicken pot stickers, veggie pot stickers were really good, shishito peppers were average, fried rice was amazing, the tofu entree was amazing don't remember what it's called, we also got the veggie tacos and roll. They also got a complimentary birthday dessert which was the Tres leches it was damn tasty.
Overall great experience at Zengo will visit again.
Perfect for a special occasion , date night or just a night out with friends.

vipKCnyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was excellent and our server Anthony was outstanding also. Zengo is a personal favorite and never disappoints.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Never disappointed. Food is fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

All great besides the Bibimbab, which was terrifible.

GoElsewhere (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Unfortunately, my restaurant week dinner left much to be desired. The only enjoyable part was the appetizer. It was the lobster tempura sushi roll. My main course, the mahi mahi, was bland and dry. It was served over a bed of quinoa that was cold. The red sangria was also watery and seemed to lack flavor as well. Dessert was a puff apple pastry with a tiny scoop of ice cream..something I could have done up at home. The restaurant was beautiful and had a nice atmosphere but the food selections mentioned need a lot of work.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was ok. Service was not great. One server had an attitude and the other was average. I told him my chicken was undercooked and he said “well it looks cooked” and walked away. I was not impressed with this place at all. The best part was the friendly hostess.

RiRiBecks (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great delish food. The service was awesome and the drinks were flowing.

Irene (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a party of 8. They were able to seat us before our reservation time (830pm), which was quite accommodating. We ordered some drinks and appetizers to start while waiting for one more friend to arrive. Drinks and appetizers were very good. When our whole party is ready to order, things start to slow down. It took longer than average for our food to come. During the main course, we thought they were slow serving all the dishes but it end up they left out two of our dishes. By the time they brought out the remainder two dishes the rest of our table already finished our dishes. No one came out and gave us an explanation. Lastly, we got our desserts, our strawberry ice cream on the chocolate lava cake were all melted. We were all very dissatisfied with the service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I really had to downgrade this place based on the service. We visited this establishment for restaurant week with an 8:30PM reservation, and the menu options for the event were pretty solid sounding. Probably not the experience most people will have, but we were not satisfied with the table we were given, and even though we had a reservation we were seated in what felt like an old table brought in to capitalize on space. Our server came to us right away to introduce himself, provided us with water, and promptly disappeared for about 25 minutes while we waited for him to return to take our order. We wanted a bit more to share besides the restaurant week menu, so the 4 of us also opted for extra appetizers, and it was then that a fruit allergy was shared. The appetizers came out around 45 minutes later, and the entrees what must have been another hour after that. In between the appetizers, one of the staff came to top off the water on the table, which apparently also meant pouring water into my Sprite. The desserts took an equally long time to come out, and the cake and ice-cream was basically cake and puddle - clearly it had been sitting around for a while. To top it off, the desserts were covered in the fruit allergy listed above for the person who specifically mentioned it to the server. The server did come to check up on us for dessert and after being informed of the problem did bring out a new dessert, but by this time (around 11:45PM) we were already sour about it. Not to mention that while eating our desserts the restaurant had already emptied, leaving only us and one other table, and many of the employees had their coats on and were lowering the music, and stared at us. We didn't expect to be there by closing either, but we hurried through our desserts paid the bill and left. The food was good, but I don't know if we were a lower priority or whatever it was, but our experience was not an enjoyable one.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Had an after work Friday dinner with three girls. It was a NYC Restaurant week so we had a pre-fixed menu. I liked all my choices, but I only remember that I took a spider roll for appetizer. I had Special Margarita, was also very good.

TEllen (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Waited a full 5 minutes at the door for host to saunter up (restaurant was not close to capacity at 1pm) had to move tables from booth where we were seated, which had adjoining diner rocking it like an amusement park ride! Food and service ok but unexceptional and unremarkable. Completely underwhelmed, expect more from any midtown lunch location.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Chose this restaurant as pre show dining and loved the menu. Lot of vegetarian choices as well as others for those who would like meat and or shellfish. The beer and wine list was robust and the menu choices were fun and not same old same old. Food was presented nicely and portions were good. Very tasty. Would definitely return. Located in Midtown East so not a touristy spot at all.