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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 12, 2015

This place came recommended by a local. The food here was really amazing and loaded with flavor. The service was great. Our waiter was friendly and on point. I am Puerto Rican and I was really pleasently surprised as it's hard to find a really good Puerto Rican restaurant. The Alcapurrias were fantastic. The Mofongo and TriMofongo were absolutely perfect and served with ropa vieja that was seasoned to perfection. Really I am a picky eater and this place I will definately visit again. You know it's good when you don't want to leave any food but you just can't finish because you're stuffed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2015

went here at the last minute wasnt expecting much the food was surprisingly very good and great service went here with my girl our appetizers were great and our main course was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Enjoy the food and the service. It's always a grea time, when I visit this restaurant. I have been going to it for years and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend this place to all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2015

Food was overall good. Appetizers were really sensational. The Ropa viejo was a bit tough & too chewy. Would not recommend. Arroz con pollo was average. I have had better. Desert was good. I would not return because the place was LOUD. I could not have a conversation with my friends...and this was only a week night! I do not understand why the music must be so loud and booming. They were not even playing Latin music!
Overall I would say Sazon was a good place. Service was excellent. It's not a place I would go back to only because of the loud noise factor.
Carolina
Brooklyn, NY

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2015

I Had dinner with out of town friends and colleagues, the treatment was great, the dishes cooked to perfection. The drinks were definitely on point. Overall a wonderful experience and will continue to enjoy this establishment any moment I get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Sazon Is where I go if I want to celebrate someone special like my mom or boyfriend. the staff are always professional and nice and always very attentive. For mother's day I took my mom here and she had a great time especially with the menu created special for mothers day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

The food was great, good music and the service was great. Everything came at a moderate time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Too noisy for a restaurant.
Food not so good & trust me we eat out very often. The main plates had more rice than anything.
We had ordered arroz con mariscos, fried fish with coconut, arroz con camarones, sopa de la abuela, alcapurias, tres leches & bread pudding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2015

We had a server who didn't know what he was doing and didn't know the menu at all. He seemed confused. The food was mediocre and the room was very loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Churrasco steak was amazing!!! I will be back!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 17, 2015

Delicious food and great service. Best ropa vieja ever!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2015

The food is always amazing !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Great brunch! Amazing price! Atmosphere was perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Sazon restaurant will definitely not let you down. The food was probably the absolute best I've ever had and I'm spanish, lol. The pernil was crisp on the outside, yet soooo juicy on the inside. I can't wait to go back!! The drinks were great, everyone in my party really enjoyed their food. If you haven't tried it, it's a NYC MUST!!! Sazon you guys ROCK!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2015

it is a good place to have some delicious food and fun. the music is a little loud so not for conversations but great for groups of friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2015

I Love that places everything from
Food, atmosphere, bar, service and MUSIC absolutely good..

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2015

Calamari consistency was perfect which usually is good enough for me to give an above average review.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2015

Love that there is a two course brunch and really enjoyed the strawberry mimosa. Great place to brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2015

It was loud as usual but the food was great as usual. The Restaurant Week menu had a JR pernil, which I thought was a smaller portion of the normal item on the menu however it was equal to the portion they serve any time. No complaints there!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2015

We had the most fantastic time eating at Sazon. From the food to the server to the music. This place is so piping. Thanks for a wonderful night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2015

My Lunch date and I LOVED Everything about this restaurant from the Ambiance to the Drinks to the Food and Service had a GREAT experience here I will definitely go back and I will advise others to do so as well Thank you for being a 5 star Restaurant to me.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went to Sazon on Febuary 27,2015 for our 4 year anniversary.. He's a picky guy and I can only get him to eat from cuisines he knows which is Puerto Rican lol.. So I chose Sazon.. We enjoyed ourselves. It was a good thing I made reservations because the place was packed a lot of people waiting to be seated.. We sat down 2 minutes after we arrived (awesome sauce!!).. The drinks were well made, servers very attentive and helpful.. Food came out in a timely manner and was well prepared! We weren't rushed to pay and leave which was great because we got to enjoy our time out together.. Only downside is that birthday song every 5 minutes lol I encountered the same thing at Sofrito but if that's my only complaint then I really can't complain lol! We will most likely be back again! Overall great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Had an 8pm reservation and an hour and half later we were still waiting for a table

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Food, service and ambiance was really great. Its definately a neighborhood gem that you wouldnt think it would be in the WTC Area. The only thing i didnt like is that they add the gratuity into your check espeialy when your only two people i can understand a party of 4-5 or more than its ok to add it. But when your a couple or with another friend let the person decide the tip not added automatically.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

The music in the dining room area was way too loud. It almost simulated a night club and that I did not like at all.
I found myself screaming across the dinner table considering we were having dinner. The music should be at a decent amount of decibels so that customers can be able to hear themselves speak with the person they are having dinner with.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2015

The atmosphere here is great. The service is fairly good; although I did feel slightly forgotten once it started getting busy. But we already had our food so we were chewing in happy silence anyway. The food here is very, very good. The portion sizes are almost absurdly large for most of the entrees. The only disappointing exception to this was the ropa vieja; but if you had a set a barrel of that in front of me it would not be enough. I did order the restaurant week deal, so I expected a smaller portion. It was just very obvious when I saw larger plates completely covered in food, while my smaller plate was...less than completely covered. Kvetching aside, this is a great food spot. The ambiance is nice, the staff friendly, and the food is good. They don't try to get too fancy; they stick with the basics, which is nice to find in NYC. Especially for large groups (both of my visits were with more than 6 people) they are really good. At least during weekday lunch hours, I cannot speak towards the dinner hours. They do have a rather large bar, which leads me to believe that they have a jumping Happy Hour scene, but that is another update for another time. ;-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2015

I have been here a few times and each time service and food. This is a well kept secret.. The ambient is outstanding. You are not rushed and you can really enjoy the time there. I went during restaurant week and wasn't impressed. The cost was just the same. I have never had a bad meal at Sazon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2015

There were plenty of smiling faces and everyone here seemed to enjoy their jobs. That's hard to come by anymore in Manhattan. Our waitress Amanda was amazing. She had answers for all our questions about specials and brunch dishes. If she wasn't able to answer our question right away, she'd take note and come back with an answer after speaking to someone more knowledgeable. The food was amazing and everything was plated well. Our group of 4 ordered the brunch special which included the bottomless drinks for an hour and a half. And, Amanda didn't disappoint because she never once let our glasses get close to being empty. Bring your appetites because the portions are pretty large. So glad we discovered this TriBeCa treat.
My suggestions for Sunday Brunch: calamari or sancochito and ropa vieja a caballo.
¡Buen Povecho!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Had a wonderful time as I brought my mother (father and wife) her birthday. Our server, Mike along with Nick were awesome! My go-to Puerto Rican spot did not disappoint!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2015

I went to Sazon for an early dinner with a friend. The food overall was good.
Its the service that was terrible. Our waiter practically ignored us the entire time. As we tried to get his attendtion a waiter from another table came over to asisst.
We asked to take our leftovers home and I requested a little more rice be added to the take out bag he said sure. Then when we got the bill we learned the side of rice was $8. Where does a pint of rice cost $8. And we should have been told at the time that it would cost that much.
Then, to top it all off after I added my tip to the bill my friend realizes that there was already a 20% gratuity added.
Again, he never said anything!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2015

The ambiance of the place was nice, but I did not enjoy their food at all. I'm a foodie and this was not good. Their sister restaurant Safritos is 10x better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Food was great, service was impeccable. My only complaint is the volume. The bar is attached to the dining area, and the loud music and boisterous bar crowd were a bit much for 8pm dinner. But, it was a Friday night, so I guess it was to be expected.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2015

My girls and I went to celebrate a birthday. The dinner was amazing, the ambiance great!! The music was on point the entire night. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2014

I selected Sazon based primarily on its wide menu of my favorite dishes but found the buzz and great service to be a bonus. The pernil was very tasty and moist and the chicken and rice was as good as it gets. We will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2014

Amazing food!!! It's pricey, but worth every bite. I love latin food and I'm very picky about what's I like. It was better than I expected. Also, very friendly staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Great place to celebrate someone birthday. Food and drinks are good and the service was outstanding, one dissatisfaction was the fact that we had to wait 1:30hr to be sit because one of my friend arrived late and they won't sit you or allow no one to be sit after you were sit.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Ate here at 7:15 on a Saturday night. The music was so loud that I couldn't speak to my dining companion without shouting across the table. The food was good, but between the loud music and constant "happy birthday" performances by the wait staff, I could barely hear myself think. The volume would have been appropriate for a club, but I have no idea why the music would be so loud in a restaurant. The hostess also failed to mark our reservation as honored, so I had to challenge the no-show marking with OpenTable. Not a pleasant experience. I will not be going back to Sazon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2014

The food was just above average, appetizers and deserts being the best part. The place is moderately loud with a fun ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2014

Had a very wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend to friends and family to go to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2014

I was at Sazon celebrating a birthday. Ended up leaving after appetizers when we were told we had to pay to share entrees. Walked down the block and found a cute, Italian restaurant. Glad I ate there and not at Sazon.

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