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

Zou Zou's

4.7
4.7
265 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

7:00 PM


Booked 142 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 265 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The food was worth every penny. Only thing that could be better was the cocktails - I switched to wine because the cocktail I ordered was weak and for $15 it could have been made better. The decor was amazing, and our service was so friendly.
  2. g

    glad2eatout

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had dinner before theater. Very attentive wait staff. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The larger parties around us were sharing many more dishes that looked fabulous. We will definitely return to enjoy the food again. .
  3. CL

    CherylL

    New York Area

    216 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    216 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The space is lovely Wait staff very attentive. Wonderful to have delicious food in this location. Do ask lots of questions as the menu descriptions are not as detailed as they should be
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was underwhelming. We ordered the duck and then items to satisfy a vegetarian. The layers of flavor were noticeable. The entrees were over thought and expensive. Party of two $280
  5. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Sunday 6/26 lunch menu selection was quite limited. The chickpea burger was a bit dry. The dips and drinks were great. Service was decent. The ambience is very nice.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Ordered a ton, loved the dips, the meat appetizer, the fried chicken. And the cheesecake dessert was excellent and the lemon dessert too. Overall it’s pricey but fun and upbeat and we’d go back.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoThanks for the review! The froyo is one of our favorites! We hope to see you again, soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The experience feels a little rushed since you are encouraged to order everything at once. Drinks are also pushed pretty hard- Other than that Always a great experience.
  8. BR

    BRIANC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Foods great. Service needs major work. Drinks always take too long… even an iced tea. Servers dropped things more than once around our table, including at our table.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking the time to review. I am sorry that your meal and time with us was not up to par. I hope that we can host you back and show you the proper Zou Zou's experience.

  9. R

    Richardtz

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Love Middle Eastern food and had read good things about this place. Arrived at 10:20 for our reservation they did not have a table. We decided to wait at the bar and it got a bit confusing. But we sorted that out and got our nice table. Service was uneven but they seem to be operating at full tilt. So I will give them some slack on that they were nice and because of the confusion we did get our drinks comped. But then of course they put them on the bill and we had to have the waitress go talk to the manager. Blah blah blah which was a bit weird but anyway. The five dips at the beginning were delicious the other two dishes we ordered to me were only okay one was this lamb sausage made in a pastry shell. Which my friend wanted. I did not love it. And the other item we ordered was grilled branzino which was only okay. So I would give it a mixed review if you like lamb. They had lots of lamb dishes on the menu including a huge shawarma that was for five six people. Overall lots of energy at the restaurant and decent food.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoHi Richard, thank you for your candid review. I am pleased that my guest relations team was able to correct whatever table confusion there was. Our dips are an excellent start to any Zou Zou's experience. I am sorry you did not love the duck borek as it is one of our fan favorites. We hope to have you back to try some of our other menu options (I love the steak kebab and the lobster tagine!) and give us another try!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing! The food speaks for itself, but the staff goes above and beyond! Amazing experience with every visit!

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience! Look forward to hosting you soon!

  11. L

    Liza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We loved the food but when we wanted dessert the waiter told us we only had 20 minutes left so it probably wasn’t enough time. It was a birthday dinner, dessert is kinda the point. So we left.
  12. d

    dinesoutalot

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mediterranean food We started with 4 dips and vegetables and then for our main lunch entree, salads That plus non alcoholic drinks totaled $90 before tip Our waiter, Cameron was fantastic

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoThanks for taking the time to share your review. Cameron is a new member of our team and we are happy to see him shining and making guests like yourself happy with your Zou Zou's experience. We hope to host you for lunch (or dinner!) again soon!

  13. DK

    DebraK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the dips! All 5. A delicious way to start the meal, each one creative, and flavorful. Nothing repetitive at all. I wish I had gotten a 2nd kind of bread too - do it!! Had the duck after - tender, flakey. A lovely outdoor space, not on the road. I will absolutely be back

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoThanks for the rave review! We are super proud of our Chef team for the innovative and tasty menu they execute night after night. The patio is one of my personal favorite places to dine, especially in this beautiful weather we've had lately. We hope to have you back for Duck Borek round 2!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my outdoor dining experience. The service was great impeccable, the food delectable, and the ambience was relaxing. I’ll definitely be back.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 2 days agoThank you for sharing your Zou Zou's experience. We love our beautiful outdoor patio, too! Hope to have you back in the future!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service. I recommend this place to all my friends.
  16. RD

    ReshamD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food but below average service- staff needs more training on people skills
  17. S

    Shivp

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing twist on Mediterranean food. Love the decor! Great vibes! Highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance even while dining outdoors
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the service was fabulous!
  20. FD

    FoodfanaticDee

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food everything was so tasty. I would dine here again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant accepts brunch reservations prior to 12 but doesn’t actually open until 12:00.
  22. SP

    SanjayPuri

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic meal really fantastic. Fish, dips, salads, cocktails and wine.
  23. JW

    JW3315

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make sure you check out the upstairs lounge and terrace!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Honestly, I have been a few times including the soft opening which was outstanding. I took a friend who was visiting from overseas and it was so so average from start to finish. Other than the sommelier. I basically will not come back! Such a shame.
  26. BH

    BraggHouse

    New York Area

    163 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    5 dips were outstanding, as was the cucumber honeydew salad. Three other items were good not great, possibly because we were already full (a challenge due to them making you order all at once, annoying). We were told this was for scheduling of food to be delivered, yet then main dishes came when we were still only 1/2 way through appetizers (annoying). If we went again we would push back so we were not so rushed. Servers and support staff were wonderful and space is beautiful.

    Zou Zou'sResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your candor! We prefer our servers to take complete orders to appropriately course our guests' meals for the ideal Zou Zou's experience. It appears we did not execute this to our standards. We do hope you return to give us another try! I am happy the staff was able to shine and that you enjoyed our beautiful dining room.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, drinks, food and service were all amazing. We cannot wait to return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The Branzino was salty, however the assorted Five Dip was excellent. Service was excellent.
  29. MK

    MichaelK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The Shaved Vegetable Fattoush salad was very disappointing. I have no idea what shaved vegetables were included, and it would not have mattered as the salad was over dressed. The Filet Mignon Kababs were very salty. Thank goodness for the dips. This was my second visit. The Kitchen was EXTREMELY SLOW that last time and was slightly better this time. They screwed up with one of my fellow diners. as his Fluke appetizer followed his main dish.
  30. C

    Criss

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I came to try a cocktail. I had one called a field trip which is supposedly one of the best sellers but I just tasted salt and pepper and didn't like the mezcal personally. Then I tried a salad which was awesome, tried the rice and the $75 chicken and kept it even though I wanted my money back. The rice was dry and had a bunch of earthy spices that amplified the dryness in my mouth. The chicken tasted really sweet cause of the breading and the flavor didn't stand out to me as anything but "sweet chicken". I would visit again to try more drinks only cause i'm often in the neighborhood and the bartender Juan gave me great service and had nice comforting presence which is important to me when I dine out, especially solo.
  31. AM

    AustinM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Obsessed. Will be back.
  32. i

    ilkirm

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was very nice and attentive. We were given complimentary glasses of champagne for our anniversary and despite ordering the 3 selection of mezes were given all 5 with compliments of the chef. A very nice touch. Bread and dips were delicious as was the fattoush salad and the grilled branzino, although the escarole it was served with had some grit. Grilled artichokes were tasty but not the highlight. Nice to offer large glasses of wine as an option by the glass. The Etna white I had was perfect. Went early (515) so felt very relaxed and calm. As the evening progressed the music got louder, however I will see it nice chill music do wasn't overwhelming.
  33. MS

    MadeleineS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here was delicious and the service was very attentive and knowledgeable!
  34. l

    littlenewyorker212

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is absolutely delicious. Pricey, but good for a special occasion or group outing for sure.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The service overall was quite slow and our party did not feel very attended to. The beginning of the meal (dips,scallops,fluke) was AMAZING! The second and third course was a little underwhelming and some of the food was quite salty. I know it’s a new restaurant so I will definitely be giving them another shot!
  36. OF

    OmarF

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Everything from the bread to the lamb was delicious. The service was attentive.

    Zou Zou'sResponded on June 1, 2022Thanks for the review! We look forward to hosting you again!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was very good and fresh, nice menu choices. Service was decent, could have been better if they listened to specific directions…nut allergy and vegetable came out with nuts all over it, then they re-did it and brought out with nuts on the side of the plate where NO nuts should have even been brought out :( The drinks were ok, not strong at all and 3 drinks later not a single buzz feeing…straight pours were small.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    In short, the food quality and uniqueness was amazing and excellent. However, the service had an attitude. Our first experience was at the bar while we waited for the other couple we were dining with to arrive. We ordered drinks and she made them, then held them in her hands and wouldn’t put them down in front of us without a credit card on file so she asked us for it first. Okay… fine… but we’re dressed nicely, a cute couple and are about to sit and eat dinner. We also put down an Amex platinum. We’re not going to grab the drink and run? So strange that she treated us like that. Anyway, we get seated and the hostess doesn’t say a word other than, “we need the table exactly 8pm” and walks away. The four of us looked at each other as if we had done something wrong. Our rez was for 6pm and we sat down at 6:10pm. We could definitely be done by 8pm and understand the need to get us out but she was rude in the way she said it and not welcoming at all. Then! The waitress. Ugh she was cringing behind her smile it was so obvious she didn’t want to be there. Anyway, we ordered the 5 dips at 6:15 or so and then at 6:55pm they were still not at the table. I understand kitchens can be backed up but to give us a strict time limit and then not even bring our appetizers over for 40 minutes wasn’t right so I asked the waitress if she knew how much longer and she fake smiled at me and said “are you hungry?” Again, we all looked at each other because it was super rude! Then lastly… we ordered the 5 dips, not 3. They give us a round serving of pita bread and the four of us go through it pretty quickly and have over half our dips left. I asked for more bread and she said it’s an extra order and we have to pay for it. I’m sorry but why do the 3-dips come with the same amount of bread as the 5-dips? Just stupid. Will not return to the restaurant because of the service but may do take out of the dips and dumplings, they were great.

    Zou Zou'sResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your candor, I apologize for this less than ideal Zou Zou's experience for you and your guests. I'd love to speak more about this if this is something you're interested in. Please know we take these reviews and critiques to heart and will use your experience in further training our staff. We hope to show you the proper Zou Zou's experience and do hope to see you and your guests again in the future.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best meal we have had all year! The food
  40. VH

    ViviH

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place! Ordered the hummus plate, oysters, and the duck. Oysters a bit small but taste good, one of the hummus is too salty for us but great overall, the duck dish would be sour for some people but I love it.

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  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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Zou Zou's is rated 4.7 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 142 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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