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

Zou Zou's

4.6
4.6
724 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Zou Zou’s is a lively and modern Eastern Mediterranean restaurant from chef Juliana Latif, who spent years working at some of the most notable restaurants throughout New York City, including The NoMad. The menu is 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 the plaza towards Whole Foods – Zou Zou’s will be on the right side of the plaza just past the NHL Experience Store.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 112 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 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: (212) 838-2554

  • 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 724 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. AnaUYNYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Zouzou's is always a memorable experience. The food was outstanding as was the service. Tried some new dishes and they were phenomenal. The only thing that was not perfect that the fact that the outdoor table seemed to be in a bit of wind tunnel, so it was at times chilly and uncomfortable.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal at Zou Zou’s. Amazing food, nice ambiance.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Very rude waitress totally unhelpful and not welcoming. She literally threw the ball at us before we asked for it as soon as the kitchen closed.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 1 day agoWe are so sorry to hear about your experience but are appreciative of the feedback and will absolutely share with our team. Please know this was certainly not up to our standards. I would be happy to connect and chat further about your experience. If you are open to sharing more, please reach out to me directly.

  4. LaurenK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was terrible. They were not accommodating or helpful in any way.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoWe are so sorry to hear about your experience but are appreciative of the feedback and will absolutely share with our team. Please know this was certainly not up to our standards. If you are open to sharing more details about your experience, please reach out.

  5. Edward

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience. This is what dining is supposed to be. Hosts, waiters, runners all outstanding, personable, caring. We ate outdoors. The restaurant interior beautifully designed and constructed. The “tower” appetizer was unbelievable. What a wide variety of flavors. Highly recommend Zou Zou’s we are going back soon!
  6. ZoeyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food, amazing staff! I will definitely be back!
  7. ACR1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful night at Zou Zou’s. August & Heather looked after us and were *wonderful*!! Dips can’t be missed, chicken for two could easily serve more (we have left overs), and the cheesecake was a delightful surprise! Will be back!
  8. Frenchman

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Saturday "brunch/lunch" at ZouZou's, impeccable service (Linnea was our waitress, outstanding !). The pace of the food, the tastiness, the range of flavors, the bottomless flavored spritzes... great boost seating, lovely decor, good music/noise level... perfect place to have a lengthy Saturday brunch with friends when it was pouring rain outdoors... Nicely done team ZouZou !
  9. KaylaV

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Short brunch menu options but everything the group had was exceptional. Attentive and kind service.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for the positive feedback Kayla. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you in Zou Zou's again soon.

  10. MHAH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    The noise wasn’t energetic, it was noisy. Food was undercooked, they didn’t tell us the options for cooking the meat and it was all medium cooked which we don’t eat. Ordered a drink alcohol free but they gave us alcoholic, and we’re Muslims

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for bringing this to our attention. I am so sorry this occurred during your visit. This is definitely not within our standards of service. If you would be willing to reach out directly to me it would be great to connect further and learn more about your experience and how we can hopefully make it better. We hope to be in touch soon!

  11. Kwabena

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zou Zou's has (quickly) become one of our favorite spots The food and atmosphere are wonderful Great "Date Night" destination

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for the shout out! We love being your date night spot. Looking forward to seeing you again!

  12. heybenlee

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great restaurant. Service was extremely slow. Delicious food.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. Will definitely come back. 
  14. Heather

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a 2pm reservation for lunch and when we got there we were immediately told that the kitchen was closing so we had one shot at ordering (couldn't order dips/bread while we were looking at the menu). If the kitchen is closing, it would be better not to to be booking at that time.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed recap of your experience. We are truly sorry this was the experience you had with our Host team. Please know this is not what we strive for. We are always eager to learn and grow and if you are willing, invite you to reach out to me personally to discuss your experience a little more.

  15. Diana

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wow- great experience- food was great, beer menu could be a bit more inclusive- staff was amazing and the ambiance was amazing! Hope to be back soon!
  16. szkiki

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Host stand super rude! Restaurant was half full and they wanted to sit us on the side of restaurant. Finally after insisting they Saturday us in the center. Food was outstanding. Waitstaff very efficient.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed recap of your experience. We are truly sorry this was the experience you had with our Host team. Please know this is not what we strive for. We are always eager to learn and grow and if you are willing, invite you to reach out to me personally to discuss your experience a little more.

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dips were amazing! Beautiful ambience and delicious food.
  18. kayj

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    While we did not have a great experience with our reservation (we had to wait 30 min past our scheduled reservation time). Our server, Ayleen was EXCELLENT and did her best to make up for this - but disappointed we had to wait so long for a reserved table while we watched the guests before linger.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for your comments and providing this feedback on your experience with us. We will absolutely share this with our Host Team. I would be happy to connect and chat further about your experience. If you are open to sharing more, please reach out to me.

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The staff forgot to seat us and the food took forever to arrive. It was very disappointing.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for bringing this to our attention. I am so sorry this occurred during your visit. This is definitely not within our standards of service. If you would be willing to reach out directly to me it would be great to connect further and learn more about your experience and how we can hopefully make it better. We hope to be in touch soon!

  20. Gilly

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really creative little plates, stylish decor, impressive bar scene (exciting cocktails), lots of reasons to check it out!
  21. davem

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great meal here. Nice that it was open late, had an active vibe and cool ambiance. Food was particularly good — especially the dips, artichokes, branzino and skewered pepper filet mignon. Our server Isabel was excellent. Very attentive, helpful and proficient. My only constructive comment would be to offer some more wines at lower price points. Almost every bottle was $100-200.
  22. Rafael

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was exceptional. My only feedback would be on celebrating important events. My wife and I were celebrating our five year anniversary and I put that in the reservation notes. We ordered dessert and I expected some kind of acknowledgment during that meal but we were given none. That would have been a nice touch.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for the feedback Rafael. We're so happy you chose Zou Zou's to celebrate your anniversary. I apologize that we didn't make it feel as special as it could have. We will share the feedback with our team and hope to have you in again in the future!

  23. TEllen

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great service, as always. Moroccan chicken for two was over cooked, dry, tasteless and VERY $$. Overall, steep prices for small dishes and even though we specifically requested no cilantro, the kitchen was clearly not paying attention.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoWe are so sorry to hear about your experience but are appreciative of the feedback and will absolutely share with our team. Please know this was certainly not up to our standards and we will be sure to share this feedback with our Chef team.

  24. ClaudiaG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails and beautiful space. A really fun spot for a group especially if you want to share plates. We didn't adore the food as much as some other places but it was good, and I wished the desert menu was better but overall it was a fun place to celebrate in.
  25. Cory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Zou Zou’s, the food was amazing, my only complaint would be the portion sizes were smaller than expected. Little pricey for the portion size.
  26. Cham

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot and absolutely outstanding food! We will come back.
  27. TarunG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall1food5service3ambience3
    We had mentioned in our reservation request that we wanted outdoor seating as there’s no option to select indoor/outdoor while making a reservation. I even called the restaurant 2 days before our reservation to confirm this and they said “yeah it shouldn’t be a problem”. When we got there they were running behind but I again asked about it and the hostess said “that’s our priority for you”. And then they called us and said we only have an indoor table for you. And started stating some made up rules like you can only reserve an outdoor table on the day of. I asked then why wasn’t I told before when I called in and even when I came in. The hostess was very dismissive and just said that’s a communication problem and I will talk to the team. We had rearranged our plans so we could have a nice outdoor dinner and this was really annoying and unexpected. We finally got a table outside after waiting a lot and had to deal with stupid issues like the table light going off every few mins. The management was highly unprofessional and hard to deal with.
  28. RayD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Good good. Nicely designed interiors. Very loud so not a place for a quiet romantic meal. Food is delish.

    Zou Zou'sResponded 5 days agoThank you for the kind words Ray. We hope to have you in again soon!

  29. LinaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and loved the dips! I will definitely be back
  30. Honee0812

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here taste so fresh and delicious. We love coming here for lunch. Highly recommend.
  31. Kara

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, energy and food. Been a few times and always great!
  32. HEATHERP

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Highly recommend. Excellent food but I bit pricey. Only complaint is they don't have outdoor heaters so you definitely need to bundle up on chilly evenings.
  33. BettyL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant, food and service were amazing. Our waiter went above and beyond. Highly recommend. We went with a group of people. If you’re looking for a quite restaurant this isn’t the restaurant.
  34. arvinda

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Sitting outside and outdoor exhaust fan overpowered everyone’s conversation. Management would not seat us inside even though tables were available. Asked to see a manager because our entrees came out after 1 hour 15mins. He never showed up and I went inside to pay and he didn’t apologize. Management really has a lack of focus and maybe because it’s a Monday and the b squad is working.
  35. BeiqingH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We Enjoyed the accommodating service. Food was nice too
  36. Chit

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome. Tyler our waiter was great. I’ll definitely be back!
  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Waiting time for food is too long. Had to wait 50min for main dishes and 15 min for the check. But food is delicious.
  38. RosanneB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is really beautiful and has a lively vibrant atmosphere. The service is lovely and kind and attentive. We had the mixed dips to start, the ricotta spread was the winner, so different and delicious. For dinner, we had the lamb chops. They were cooked to perfection and the mini-roasted tomatoes on top were full of flavor. The frozen yogurt dessert - is oversized so great for 2 or 3 and full of lemon flavor, cool and refreshing. The prices are very high, my only criticism. So go for a special occasion and enjoy.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time back and just as amazing as the first time. Food and service are amazing and the Som recommended some great wine. My favorite restaurant in the city right now.
  40. DandJ

    New Orleans

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Only complaint is that the entire order must be taken all at once, even though the 5 dip tower starter is a clear favorite. So the order all went in together and the meals came out soon after the tower, requiring all to stop enjoying the starter, move plates over, etc., then enjoy cold entrees that had to sit aside. Seems like an arbitrary “rule” that leads to poor timing of serving courses. 5 dip tower is A+!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zou Zou's is rated 4.6 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 112 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

    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 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: (212) 838-2554

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