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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.

622 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch:
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)

Cross Street:
40th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 808-8110

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengony

Entertainment:
ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
Mondays & Saturdays | 5pm - close
La Biblioteca & Main Bar only

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

REVERSE HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday - Friday | 9:30pm - close
La Biblioteca only

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to Grand Central, and 7, B, D, F & V trains to 42nd Street.

Executive Chef:
Richard Sandoval

Additional:
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.

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.

Zengo - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Groups (27)
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Good for a Date (26)
Great for Brunch (23)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Happy Hour (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Casual (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Spicy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
People Watching (4)
Healthy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went on a Sunday for brunch, and the experience was great. Our waitress gave us the option of ordering things we would like or bringing it all to the table so that we had the opportunity to sample different foods, and sample we did! Food was great, drinks were great, atmosphere was great. We will definitely recommend to others and return ourselves!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was advertised as a 2 hour bottomless brunch but they stopped serving drinks after an hour and a half and said it was 'on the website' it finished at 4. Very disappointing. In addition they were serving the table behind us way after the time - i do not appreciate being treated differently to other people and being lied to.

The server in general was excellent and the food was great however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was delicious- we had allergies to worry about and our waiter knew all the ingredients for all of the dishes and gave us great recommendations on what to order. Service was perfect and the food was awesome. Will definitely go back!! We caught the tail end of Happy hour - drinks were really good at half the price

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful tasting and fresh ingredients . Love the sushi! Very unique and creative. Very friendly and attentive staff. The cocktail were also amazing! Worth exploring.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Incredible dinner experience!! I was celebrating a special occasion with six friends and I was looking for an upscale place close to Grand Central where we could enjoy an ice meal together. I highly recommend trying Zengo! The food was incredible, we tried a platter where the chef prepared special sushi dishes and my only regret is that we didn't order 2x!! I look forward to my next visit back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great consistent food. Waiter was friendly and gave great recommendations. Wine list is solid and cocktails are very tasty

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We came here for Sunday brunch. The food and drinks were fantastic! We had a small mishap, but the server and manager were very professional and attentive. We were very pleased with out experience and would return next time we are in the city!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great Place for Brunch! Service was great, food was delish and bottomless Mimosas!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food, great space, terrible service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Everything was perfect! A little noisy though. Had to lean across the table to hear friends or the waiter.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Pre theater dining. Very unusual food presented beautifully. Attention to detail is a strong point. Very attentive service. A little pricey but so delish! Can get very noisy. The place was hopping.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great variety of food, printed and prepared well. Wonderful place for brunch and brunch celebrations. Drinks are well made

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is an awesome place for tapas and drinks! Been coming here for years. Food can be a bit salty but flavored are amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We told our server that the menu had too many great items and we asked her and the chef to deliver whatever they thought we would enjoy. It was a great dinner with fabulous food and drinks and we will return and do the same thing again.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Zengo did an excellent job of accommodating someone with celiac disease. They have a separate gluten-free menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Terrible food. Seems that they are too hip for themselves. Overcooked, dry fish, uninteresting appetizers. The only decent thing was edamame. Hard to screw those up

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The menu covers many countries in regard to the dishes. The sushi and steak were very good. However the ceviche was awful. It was a fruit salad with red snapper. Very bland and the flavors did not compliment each other. I am not sure I would return to this restaurant. It was just OK for me.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Went to Zengo for Restaurant week Summer 17. I suggest having more shell fish- less and vegetarian options on the menu. It was a very limited restaurant week menu. The service was amazing, very attentive staff. I ordered Tuna tartare, Lomo salteado and flan. My friend ordered veggie postickers, orange beef, and cheesecake. apps were okay (Tapas style), entrees were good but a little on the spicy side, and desert was good. I would return for the flan, but the cheesecake was nothing to rave about.
Got to see the bar downstairs which had a pretty nice scene, more of a romantic, date kind of scene. But at the same time it looked like a fun young adult crowd. It was a Monday evening and there were about 5 couples there, would go back and check out the bar downstairs.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I had my birthday brunch here and took advantage of the bottomless brunch and menu. It was a great idea and value. Will be returning very soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great vibes, beautiful decor, friendly and attentive staff

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Have been here several times. Food is interesting and attractively served. Even though we were the first customers, and our party of three ordered quickly off the Restaurant Week prix fixe menu, it was 90 minutes before dessert was served, at which time I asked for the bill. If you're expecting to be in and out for a business lunch, this may not be your best option.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The service was slow. Both the food and drinks. I would not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Zengo never disappoints. I enjoy their tasty food combos (always something latin and something asian mixed together), and great flavors. Service was very good too.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Spicy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Birthday Brunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I truly enjoyed myself at Sunday Brunch. It's $42 pp for unlimited everything. When I tell you I was drunk...that's just an understatement. There could have been more fruity and sweet options for drinks, because my cousin wasn't able to indulge as much but we did just fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Would not recommend this place. Full of kids. Understaffed. No ambiance. Tourist trap.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Waiter was instructing us well and giving great recommendations. Friendly and accommodating. Noise was just right. Not too loud. A few LARGE tables there but still was perfect setting. Food and drinks were on point as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Showed up 30 minutes early to our reservation and were seated immediately without a problem. Booth was very comfortable. Our server graciously guided us through the menu, offering amazing suggestions and tended to our bottomless brunch drinks/tapas orders constantly. Music playing was mostly spanish which kept me dancing in my seat (drink in hand). Food was absolutely delicious. Things I didn't think I'd like (lobster grits) turned out to be absolutely amazing. It was supposed to be only 2 hours but even after paying, and well over two hours later, our server gave us another round of drinks! Venue is very spacious and though my group was small (4) I would definitely come back with a bigger group. I was also brought a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate syrup with dessert and a candle! Overall amazing service, amazing venue, amazing food/drinks, amazing time! Would HIGHLY recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Birthday brunch: Excellent service and truly bottomless

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Zengo fulfilled the ambiance, eating and drinking pleasures for each and every one of our celebratory party of ten. Apps, mains and desserts were terrific, drinks and service outstanding.
The restaurant is an excellent choice for groups. We'll be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I absolutely love zengo. I have been many times and I have never been let down by a meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I had my birthday brunch here. I did not feel that the waitress was as attentive as she could have been. Some of the drinks were warm and unsatisfying. The food was delicious and came out regularly.

Only disappointing aspect was the "2 hour bottomless"

I would still recommend. Everyone was very friendly and the ambiance was ideal for a birthday.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were celebrating two special events at once and Zengo did not disappoint. The cocktails were really good according to my husband as was my mock tail, which was fresh and delicious! For starters we had the crab guacamole which was really, really good- the flavors blended so well! The other starter was the lettuce wrapped shrimp dish- out of this world! I could eat this for an entire meal! Our main course was the fish tempura for my husband which he loved and was large! I ordered the Chilli crab Hong Kong style noodles, which was ok- it lacked a certain punch, which our starter's certainly had. Our server was really, really nice. He was attentive, friendly and just very pleasant.

The ambiance of Zengo is hip and the perfect place for a date, to celebrate something or just to have a great meal. We saw lots of office goers seated at the bar after a long week, groups of women, couples and a family or two. We'll definitely be back here, probably to try the brunch menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was tired and tasteless. Service was fine. Ambience o.k.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Service means everything to me, and my experience was the server just was not that attentive. It took us to get up off frim the table to ask fir the final time for the check. The server also did not check on us during our meal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The food was pretty good, but the lunch menu really doesn't lie when it says "small plates." I ordered the vegetable potstickers and it was just 6 tiny potstickers with dipping sauce. It was pretty much a snack. Thank goodness I ordered the yucca fries on the side, which were quite delicious and a bit more filling. I don't think that you're getting everything you should for the prices you pay here.

The service, on the other hand, left much to be desired. The hostess was friendly and offered to move my party of three to another table if the sun in the window by which we were sitting was too much. After a few minutes at our table, we realized that the sun would be a bother and asked our server if we could be moved to another table, but she said it wasn't possible, as the restaurant was completely full. And when I looked over at the empty tables nearby, she said that they were all reserved. Really? Those SPECIFIC tables were reserved? That wasn't what the hostess just said. The server acted like she couldn't be bothered and made NO effort to accommodate us. The entire time, she pretended not to see us, while catering to a table of business men right next to us.

Overall, the experience was ok. I would only return if someone else were paying, but I wouldn't spend my money.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I had lunch with a new date and found the restaurant comfortable and the ambience good for conversation. The food was delicious. I had the fried chicken sandwich served as a salad not a sandwich. The server was responsive and helpful. I would definitely go this restaurant again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

amazing! First time eating here and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Delicious tapas style latin-asian fusion dishes. Wok dishes were not very good though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Tapas
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