About Sazon NYC

After nearly 3 successful years in Midtown Manhattan, owner of Sofrito, Genaro "JR" Morales decided it was time to expand and begin his search for a new location. Shortly thereafter, Sazon NYC was born. An exciting and unique addition to Manhattan's downtown scene, Sazon brings authentic Puerto Rican cuisine to the heart of Tribeca. This dual-level establishment encompasses all the vibrancy and delectability of its sister location but adds a downtown flavor all its own. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch: Sazon NYC offers its patrons a variety of ways to experience Puerto Rican cuisine at its best. Buen Provecho

105 Reade Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Puerto Rican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 406-1900

Website:
http://www.sazonnyc.com/

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3, A, or C Trains to Chambers Street

Executive Chef:
Frank Maldonado

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties of 8 or more the pre fixe menu is required on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sazon NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (8)
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Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Attentive staff and excellent, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine.

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·Dined 6 days ago

I had such a great time at this restaurant for my birthday! Everything was amazing from the drinks, food and service !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

They have the worst (better yet, nonexistent) customer service ever. Never going back.

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

Great service and fun atmosphere. We had a group of 9 and went with the pre fixed menu which had options for everyone and we loved it!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

warm atmosphere, good food, and prompt service. very enjoyable.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great Latin Food. Recommended to go on an empty stomach. 🤣🤣

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hadn’t been here in years, and my girlfriend wanted Latin food. The food isn’t anything special and was actually underwhelming. The best thing was the free garlic bread... I hadn’t been here in seven years, and will probably be another seven years before I return.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent value for money. Fun space. Excellent lunch venue. Shrimp and saffron rice delicious.

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

The food and coconut mojitos were delicious! It was a colleague's birthday and they brought out a lovely dulce leche cake with sparkler. The birthday girl loved it . She always orders the tilapia there and this time I had it as well with the sweet plantains. It was a great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Worst experience ever... After being seated and seating for 15mins, gave order for drinks, waited atleast another 15 mins before we decided to leave. Employees talking among themselves and or on the phones.... NEVER GOING BACK.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I went to Sazon on the 29th of September with reservations. The waiter took a good 15 mins to acknowledge us. He took so long that by the time he came we already had our food and drink orders ready. We felt rushed while giving our order. The waiter was practically walking away while we were speaking. The reservations were for 8:30 and the club downstairs was already pumping. The music was so loud we couldn't here each other at the dinner table. Not that great of an experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I ordered a grilled shrimp that was way overpriced and did not come with sides making the meal inadequate . Please lower your price that is commensurate with the size of the meal. Also their Salmon is dry.

Go for drinks and dancing only. Do not be ripped off.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

I really can't say much about the place except it looked nice on the inside. We never got to order because we were ignored for 10 minutes , so between that and the extremely loud music we opted to leave. My daughters birthday was almost ruined but a near by place saved the night out. Not friendly for anyone over 40 for sure. The menu looked enticing but when you dont get so much as a hello after 10 minutes ....you walk.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

That evening wasn't the usual evening I spend at Sazon. The service was just ok and the food was delivered luke warm. They ran out of bread and a delicious bean spread they usually have and it seems the drink prices double at the table. It's usually a much better time. I hope they step it up a bit.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service subpar to the extent one is often trying to flag down anyone for assistance. Noise is also a big issue. Screeching music made it nearly impossible to think much less converse with friends.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I had an amazing time. Food was delicious, music was great, service was just right.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I love this restaurant! Amazing food and service.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Took my family to this restaurant to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday and everything was amazing . Food,drinks,service all 10 stars

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

Food saved it for sure. It was a semi club experience which is not what we were going for. They actually ID at the door to the restaurant. The manager at the door made it seem unreasonable that I asked why I was being ID at 5 in the afternoon. But flute food experience was great. Good size portions and fantastic taste. Service once we were seated was great. Minus of course the paper they put over the table cloth. All in all it seems the establishment doesn't quite know what it's going for but the food saves it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and service... went for their brunch, not a large crowd whereas I typically see the place packed. Only complaint was it was really hot in the restaurant, was informed it was an old air conditioner system... hopefully they upgrade the system soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

food was ok, had the mofongo it lacked flavor. my friend had the steak with shrimp which was delicious. I would order that next time. The coquito was not very good.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food is always amazing, and the desserts are so rich and delectable (and I'm not typically a fan of sweets).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Visited for restaurant week. The food was definitely sub par for the price. For appetizer, I got the fried oysters...hard pressed to find any oyster in the almost burnt batter. Main course was the lobster roll, decent but very small. Service was atrocious. After almost an hour of waiting for dessert, ended up leaving without it...still hungry and out $55.

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

The restaurant week menu was diverse and the portions were huge for the price I paid. The coquito martini was delicious! My only complaint was the temperature in Sazon itself was very warm. It was a hot day and felt cooler outside than indoors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It was my first time to dine on Puerto Rican cuisine and I am happy that it was at Sazon. Service was very good and everything we ordered was mouth wateringly delicious! My favorite dish was the delicious Sancocho, a hearty soup made with beef, oxtail, chicken and some root vegetables. I also had the savory Potato Puff filled with ground beef which was melt-in-your-mouth good! Prices were reasonable which added to our dining pleasure. I plan to go back with my friends.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

A tad bit expensive, felt like eating at a regular (non-fancy) puerto rican restaurant. Not sure its worth the heavy premium

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My only issue was it was very warm in the restaurant. I don't know if it was broken or just not working correctly, but it was very warm. Other than that the food was delicious, the service was great, the drinks were delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Love Sazon I have been going for years. Thank you.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great service and adequate food. Good lunch spot and terrific and varied menu.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

This was my 3rd time dining at Sazon. It was
my sister's 1st. My sister was feeling down
and I wanted to lift her spirits. She loved the music
and food! We really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks Sazon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I have been to Sazon before & this was a big dissapointment for me. The experience was as if I was in a fast food restaurant it was not at all to its potential. The customer service was ridiculous when the waiter brings you food & your utentsils are not even at the table. Overall experience is that I will not return to this location ever thats for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I was very disappointed, the hostess was rude and not friendly, our waiter we saw him twice during our 1 hour stay and that was when he took our order and face us our check. Maybe they were short staffed but he never came back to ask us if we wanted another drink or to check if everything was ok with our food. The bus boy Raul was more of our waiter then the waiter!!!! He mad sure we had everything we needed. Anyways don't know if we will go back again. This was our 2nd time there and the first visit was just as bad as our last!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We arrived for our reservation and were seated promptly. Our server was outstanding. Every need was covered and the entire experience was pleasant. The food was above average with the permil being outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We made reservations and we were taken on time. The appetizers were delicious but we wish we were given more because we were a group of five and what was served would be fine for a party of 2-3. The entrees were cooked perfectly and a decent amount of food was given for the price. Overall we had a great experience and would come back again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Outstanding service , and just like my wife's abuelas cooking !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

My husband and I went for dinner on a Friday night. I was very disappointed. It was a very uncomfortable experience, because AC was out of order. Cocktails were good but I was not impressed with the meal. Don't think I'll return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Sazon continues to live up to the reputation it established when first opened. The food is delicious, service is great and portions are more than enough!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I love this place. The food was amazing. I always enjoy Sazon.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Beautiful space.

Drinks were very good!

Food was good. Highly overvalued, however. For example: I paid $12 for a sancocho. Same deal for "Sopa de la Abuela" (Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup). Most places charge $5-$8 for this.

Service was quite dismissive. I felt like the server thought that we were a burden. This isn't the first time I've felt this while dining here.

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