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

Zou Zou's

4.6
4.6
333 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


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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 333 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. JT

    JamesT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish and fun meal, beautiful space; attentive, friendly and effective staff
  2. AC

    AnnC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice diner in a beautiful place. Nice and friendly people. We enjoyed! 👍
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was good
  4. DD

    DinnerDiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful food, cocktails, and ambiance. A lot of work and attention to detail go into this operation. However, we felt a bit rushed while there and were disappointed to not have been shown the dessert menu.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Host was SO rude - waited over an hour for our table after I had called and reconfirmed how long the wait would be if we came in at 7. I was told 10-20 min at max. Host spoke to me with so much attitude. Food looked and sounded good on menu - but that's it. Everything needs to be fixed. As a middle Eastern, everything tasted so wrong and off. Duck Borek isn't supposed to taste like baklava. Manti was huge and did not have the proper spices. The kasseri cheese dried up in 3 min and was inedible The fluke was flavorless. Also why is fried chicken $75??? I get NY prices and inflation - but really? The only good thing was the dips and Turkish bread. Restaurant is targeted towards Instagram aesthetic, but that's about it. Super disappointed.
  6. AH

    AngelaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The only thing I’d complain about is that for a restaurant that’s about sharing food and enjoying group meals, the music was so loud you can hardly hear the person next to you talk. I came home with a sore throat! Dial down the music volume so at least the guests can hear each other say “pass the dip” would be nice!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ethan our server was very patient and it was very appreciated. The food was excellent! Highly recommend and make sure you get the 5 dips.
  8. AC

    ACOC

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with FABULOUS service! Highly recommend the 5 spreads and the MEat Dumplings.
  9. R

    Ross

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good experience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not great. Overpriced and the the food is below average. Can do much better in the city.
  11. S

    Sasha

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular and our server Bekka was the best!
  12. DA

    DineAtTheBar

    New England

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service needs work. Drinks took a long time often coming at different times entirely. Glassware went empty for a while before acknowledgement. Good food but not perfect timing - things staggered in odd times, requests were forgotten. Ambiance on patio was lovely however very buggy so recommend having some sort of repellent nearby.

    Zou Zou'sResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you for sharing your experience. We truly value guests opinions as it gives us valuable information to help us better our service and overall Zou Zou's experience. I am sorry that service was below par, as this is not the standard we hold for our staff. I do hope you come back and give us another shot.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There’s really nothing to say other than— Hands down, best meal I have ever had in NYC.
  14. K

    Kowarmack

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Recommended by a friend. Food was great. Staff was very accommodating. Enjoy our time there
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing except it was a little too loud with the music. I would have like to listen to my group talking. we had to repeat things a lot.
  16. CA

    ClaudineA

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 3rd time here and I still feel the same way I did on my other two visits — this place is AWESOME! Great food, vibe, decor, drinks, etc. I LOVE the oysters, scallops, fried chicken, steak and pull apart bread to name a few things — you cannot go wrong with the food! The service is also a major reason for me going back and wanting my loved ones to experience this place. Kaja has been my server on all three occasions and each time I’ve been, she just makes me and my guests feel so well taken care of. She’s an absolute gem! The entire team here is lovely! I love it here! Taking my outta town cousins here in a couple of weeks..
  17. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Service was nonexistent. No one acknowledged us when we sat for at least 20 minutes, and that continued for the rest of the meal. Never had water empty glass sat way too long no one offered us more drinks and staff was clearly not busy just ignoring everyone. Table next to us had to flag down server for check. Food was average at best, but definitely not worth the price. I could go on but just take my word for it, not good.
  18. SK

    ScottK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here several times and like everything about it.
  19. R

    Roomies

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a ladies night out or a first date - Food is delicious and perfect for sharing.
  20. AG

    AG123

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The food is good and so is service. Issue is that they rush the food. Appetizers are delivered right away (which is good), but then entree is served minutes later, shortly followed by the bill.
  21. DB

    DebB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything ordered was amazing. Highly recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    While the food is fabulous, the restrictions on seating limit (90 minutes for 2 guest) cause the servers to be overly pushy and do not allow diners the experience of sitting for two moments to review the menu options. We were asked 5 times in the first 10 minues of sitting at the table if we were ready to order. Also, when the food came out, it comes all at once. We had the dips come out, followed by scallops one minute later, followed by the main one minute after that. We wound up having to leave the dips for last as we didn't want the scallop/mezze plates to lose their intended temperature. It's a shame that diners are not allowed to fully enjoy the wonderful plates they are putting in front of you because they are trying to turn tables so quickly. We wound up going to another restaurant across the street for after-dinner drink and dessert because we didn't feel comfortable staying any longer at the table. Will unfortunately not make this a frequently visited option as the experience was not one deemed enjoyable.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was great. Server was slow.
  24. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Place is cool - and presentations are beautiful. The dips and spreads - odd not bad just odd. Artichokes Great - Caesar salad awful Too much STUFF - the Caesar at quality meats is one of the best Shrimp skewer good. Maybe dinner is better!
  25. d

    davidr

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and very flavorful food!
  26. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was heavily charred.
  27. OM

    OlivierM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a great experience. Food was great and tasty, nice wine list also. The service was good but could be improved when wine refill is required.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Poor service, long wait for drinks. Food is overpriced and underwhelming. Would not recommend.
  29. H

    Happy2eatout

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good is delicious and unique. The Fatoush salad and the meat dumplings were excellent. Fried chicken delicious!
  30. AH

    ArnoldH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the Yemenite pull-apart rolls and the lamb chops. Both were really great. I plan to go back to try other items on the menu.
  31. C

    Christiaan

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely night here enjoying the truly visionary food ….was a little bit of a wait but worth every minute when one delectable dish after another arrived. Special thanks for Austin Nixon for taking such wonderful care of us and the beautiful desserts were a sweet way to end a perfect evening oh and don’t forget about the fried chicken truly worth the hype
  32. L

    Lylie

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is meant to be shared so lots of groups. But acoustics and loud music made it impossible to talk.
  33. NH

    NoelleH

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Amazing. Food was remarkable and we were debating what was the best out of what we ate. Highly recommend.
  34. T

    Twyla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent fresh Mediterranean fare. Convenient location to our Hudson Yards offices, now definitely a staple for me!
  35. P

    Pumpkin

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a group of 6 which enabled us to order many different items all were delicious.
  36. J

    John

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, Ambience and Service was on point! I have been here once before when they first opened and the second time was the charm!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience! The place looks lovely and the food was spot on.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The manager Austin is amazing- he really made the experience better
  39. T

    Tomi61

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the space, so beautifully designed. Food was fantastic! Would recommend trying all the dips. Service was friendly and attentive.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved it! We sat outside and there was a bit of a scuffle when it started raining, like they weren’t sure what to do. But they figured it out pretty quickly! Food was

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zou Zou's is rated 4.6 stars by 333 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


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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