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Zou Zou's Main Dining Room - Zou Zou's, New York, NY

Zou Zou's

4.6
4.6
388 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Zou Zou’s is a lively and modern Eastern Mediterranean restaurant from chef Madeline Sperling, who spent years working at some of the most notable restaurants throughout New York City, including Gramercy Tavern and The NoMad. Sperling is joined by Juliana Latif, who works with her in the kitchen [the duo met and cooked alongside each other at The NoMad]. Together, they have created a menu inspired by and celebrating the cuisine and flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean region, bringing in influences from Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, among others.

Zou Zou’s is located within the Manhattan West Plaza, on the ground level of Pendry Manhattan West. If arriving at 33rd Street (between 9th & 10th), follow the walkway to the plaza, turn left, and find the Zou Zou’s entrance on your left.

If arriving at the Ninth Avenue entrance (at 32nd Street), walk through Citrovia towards Whole Foods – Zou Zou’s will be on the right side of the plaza just past the NHL store.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 114 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 380-8585

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Madeline Sperling

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Contact our Director of Private Events, Denise Bryant at 212-838-2554 or dbryant@qualitybranded.com for more information

  • Private party contact

    Denise Bryant: (855) 762-1586

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    Enter Manhattan West at on 9th Avenue Between 33rd & 34th Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    7 Train at 34th Street Hudson Yards. A/C/E Trains at 34th Street Penn Station. 1/2/3 Trains at 34th Street Penn Station.<br /><br />Zou Zou’s is located within the Manhattan West Plaza, on the ground level of Pendry Manhattan West. If arriving at 33rd Street (between 9th &amp; 10th), follow the walkway to the plaza, turn left, and find the Zou Zou’s entrance on your left.<br /><br />If arriving at the Ninth Avenue entrance (at 32nd Street), walk through Citrovia towards Whole Foods – Zou Zou’s will be on the right side of the plaza just past the NHL Experience store.<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 388 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The service was mediocre. We arrived early and they made us wait till the reservation time. Understandable. Once we were seated and had our food served, no one really came to ask if we needed anything else. One of the dishes we ordered was the caramelized cabbage dish and it was very sour!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Crazy expensive for what it is, and the drinks could use a lot more alcohol for the price of a cocktail.
  3. SC

    SanC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Pricey food for what you get
  4. JG

    JenniferG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for four with drinks at Chez Zous beforehand. Lovely outdoor bar with excellent staff serving fabulous drinks. Our servers outside at Chez Zous were awesome! Breads and dips at dinner were a highlight, as was dessert. Entrees good, not great. But overall, loved it and will go back.
  5. K

    Kristine

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great service and delicious food. I'll be back.
  6. P

    Patvitt

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! I can’t wait to come back again!
  7. LK

    LoriK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. Such unique flavors
  8. d

    dvb1819

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very interesting menu with lots of flavor and texture. I would call it adventurous dining.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!
  10. N

    Normanizer

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. The fried chicken is to die for!
  11. B

    Bassett

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Main courses. Many were portions for four. We were two.
  12. RH

    RalphH

    New York Area

    298 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    298 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and extra friendly service.
  13. NY

    fritzNYC

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space and wonderful food. Seated right away and service was on point
  14. r

    richard

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our waitress was overwhelmed by a second waitress who kept butting with "My friends, ... " = annoying
  15. DT

    DianeT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice vibe here outside. Inside is unbearably loud. Cannot have a conversation without practically yelling. Service was great. Food was good. Smallest glass of wine I've ever gotten at a restaurant. Prices are very high in my opinion.
  16. RA

    RuqayyaA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The recovery after being rudely spoken to by a server was off to a great start but fizzled out almost immediately. I completely understand the second server assigned to us was busy and I don’t blame him at all. Each interaction with him was professional and warm. I wish the manager would have seen a larger part of the experience through. The support staff was ineffecient. My plate and fork were cleared for a course change. Food was dropped and no plate or silverware was replaced. My fiancés plate was never cleared. Also, I don’t think reservations should be sat at the counter; it’s not a counter that provides any type of a show or adds to the atmosphere of the restaurant. Literally just watching them prep and cook in an open kitchen but it’s not in a particular form of presentation that adds to the dining experience. I really felt like I was overflow or a walk in. A reservation that indicates a celebration should have been given a proper table. It was uncomfortable. Other than the rooftop, I wont be dining here again. The food wasn’t so memorable. The rice had an excessive amount of orange zest. The dumplings were delicious, perfect! My lamb was well cooked well but lacked salt. This was NOT the experience or memory I wanted for my fiancé’s birthday
  17. AS

    AmotzS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Wonderful experience! Been a while since we had such a good meal here in the city. The drinks, food, and service were all aligned with everything we hoped for. Thanks for making our anniversary night so great.
  18. a

    addicted2food

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Not one for negative public reviews. I would have told the manager who spoke to us, however, she did not introduce herself or leave a card or have the best table side manner so if someone wants to reach out about our recent experience please feel free to do so at the below: Christina@rezdora.nyc
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was BOMB. Would absolutely return
  20. PD

    PaigeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Zou Zou's! The drinks were fresh and made perfectly. The food also was super tasty, authentic and unique.
  21. GD

    GreatDane

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for lunch. Was pleasantly surprised. Outside dining was full but looked great. Good energy, friendly service and delicious food. Lots of healthy options which was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great service by our waitress Isabel. the portions for entrees were a bit smaller than expected, but outside of that we really enjoyed everything! the dips were especially pleasant. will definitely be returning!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Food is really great. Service was poor. Didn’t get seated until 30 mins after the reservation time. No apology, offer to sit elsewhere or have a drink at the bar. Funny that they only hold the table for 15 mins but can’t seem to be able to get it ready in that time. Just left standing at the reception for 30 mins. Would go back for the food. Very loud music.
  24. B

    Bassett

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous night. Everything , drinks food were excellent and creative. Great spices , nuts used to crest flavors. Superb celebration. A well staffed Restauranr.
  25. n

    njrandi

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    First time in Manhattan West. Tucked into the maze of buildings, stores and shop is Zou Zou. We choose to eat outside, as the weather was beautiful and the noise inside high volume. Our server was personable, but being shorthanded with staff, service was erratic. Dishes came with no silverware and without previous dishes being cleared. But, the food was outstanding. Well prepared, appealing presentation and generous portions will bring us back. Fun atmosphere and unique menu.
  26. FL

    FirmanL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find. Excellent food. Will definitely come back.
  27. f

    foodhound

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Overall a good experience. The food is very good: interesting dishes & well prepared. The space is very attractive. The major bummer is the service. While there are a lot of servers and bus people, they are not well trained. There are long pauses in service & you often have to flag down someone/anyone to get some service. The busboys wipe down the table often, but twice they made the table dirtier. The lamb shwarma, duck borek & lobster kebabs are standouts, but make you you go with a larger party, because they are insanely expensive to order for just 2 people. Desserts are huge.
  28. M

    Michael

    Mobile

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We made a meal off the 5 dips. Each was amazing. The pineapple dessert was light and refreshing. I ended up eating veg and didn't realize it. High praise.
  29. RH

    RalphH

    New York Area

    298 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    298 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and extra friendly service.
  30. J

    Jeri

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and ambiance last night! The menu prices can shock you but plates are meant to be shared. We had 3 dips ( the middle 3 were fabulous), filet mignon, chicken and broccoli char and sweet potatoes. This was enough food for the 4 of us, particularly if you want dessert. I would return here for sure! The service was also terrific.
  31. J

    Justin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Duck borek was interesting and good! The dips were excellent and the brazing was fantastic. Service was mediocre - waiter was good but when our drinks came out two different people brought them out to our table (which was fine) but they just dropped them off, didn’t say a word and we realized 15 minutes later they placed the drinks in front of the wrong person so that was annoying. One drink had alcohol and the other did not and one of us specifically did not want alcohol so it was a lying this occurred. Other than that the food was really good.
  32. LC

    LorraineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best service except for clearing dishes before all diners have finished their course. Food nicely prepared Noisy
  33. DP

    DelectablePalate

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and ambiance. Everything well seasoned, good portion size. Great place for sharing. Outdoor seating was comfortable.
  34. TS

    TessaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was so delicious. Great for sharing with family or friends. My server was a little rude, but the overall service was great. There was not a long wait time for food and I loved the ambiance.
  35. AR

    AtlantaRocks

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Staff was very front except one server who was extremely rude when we arrived.
  36. l

    lewren

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new addition to the NYC fine and different dining scene. We enjoyed our meal, the service and the ambiance. Go. You’ll enjoy it.
  37. B

    Burt

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love most everything about this restaurant. The decor is beautifully exciting, and "fun" describes the ambience and vibe! The staff is young, energetic and extremely personable ... and the FOOD is divine! The roasted cherry lamb chops and the filet mignon kebab are exceptional! In fact we ordered a second serving of the kebab, it was that delicious!
  38. m

    mkone33

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the fried chicken! So good. Ambiance and staff were great.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally good service, very flavorful dishes, great experience
  40. PG

    PolinaG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great atmosphere. The service is top notch.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zou Zou's is rated 4.6 stars by 388 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 114 times today
Google Map for Zou Zou's

385 Ninth Avenue, Suite 85, Manhattan West Plaza, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Enter Manhattan West at on 9th Avenue Between 33rd &amp; 34th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    7 Train at 34th Street Hudson Yards. A/C/E Trains at 34th Street Penn Station. 1/2/3 Trains at 34th Street Penn Station.Zou Zou’s is located within the Manhattan West Plaza, on the ground level of Pendry Manhattan West. If arriving at 33rd Street (between 9th & 10th), follow the walkway to the plaza, turn left, and find the Zou Zou’s entrance on your left.If arriving at the Ninth Avenue entrance (at 32nd Street), walk through Citrovia towards Whole Foods – Zou Zou’s will be on the right side of the plaza just past the NHL Experience store.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Madeline Sperling

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 380-8585

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Contact our Director of Private Events, Denise Bryant at 212-838-2554 or dbryant@qualitybranded.com for more information

  • Private party contact

    Denise Bryant: (855) 762-1586

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