140 Seventh Ave. South, New York, NY, 10014
at Charles St.
By mjmoore22 on 6/26/2011
Went here for some drinks and nibbles.... we saw a roach skitter across the floor and got visibly flustered. When the waiter asked what was wrong, we told him, and he acted like we were making it up to get a free meal (which it should have been, because it sucked anyway!). One word: AVOID.
By rpcvhaiti on 12/19/2008
I've heard good things about Agave as a straight down the middle, tex-mex and margarita sort of place. This may be true, but I went there for a simple sunday brunch and not only was the food terrible (eggs undercooked, beans cold, etc.), but the waiter was surly and spent most of his time talking with the bartender, to the point were we had to get up twice (after waiting ~15 minutes each time) to find him to ask for a little more water and finally the check. Good food and bad service is OK, bad food and good service, forgivable, but when the two combine... May try Agave sometime for dinner with friends, but never again for brunch.
By diptipai on 1/4/2009
I've been to Agave twice, and on both occasions have found cause to complain about the service. We found both the host at the front desk and the waiter at our table to be rude, condescending and disrespectful. The food is good, but there are MANY more restaurants in NY with equally good food that also provide great service. Definitely not value for money. If you're looking for a good Mexican restaurant, try Zarela on 51st/2nd!
By NYC_Gal on 6/22/2009
What can I say, there is something about sitting on the bar on a sunny weekend evening, sipping mojitos and margaritas and indulging in the setting sun the pours in. This is one of my favorite cocktail spots in the city, I specifically like the pomegranate mojitos and the blood orange margaritas. Also a decent place for outdoor dining on a nice evening. The food is solid, not much to expect, we had the Kobe burger which was nice. I would definitely go back for a casual dinner and drinks.
By rleib on 11/8/2009
On the whole I was not very happy with Agave. Though we had a reservation, we still waited 30 minutes for our table. When we were seated, our waiter took a long time to even come bring us water / introduce himself, and then remained pretty inattentive the remainder of the night. Our food took a long time to come, but when it did it was pretty good. It has a nice atmosphere, but until they work on improving their service I would say the experience was just ok.
By feedmeseymour on 11/5/2005
I've never had a bad meal, here--though I'm not sure I've had a brilliant one, either. The execution is solid: consistently good, but not the best NYC has to offer. It's a nice, laid-back neighborhood restaurant for a casual, weekday meal--but I'd spend special occasions elsewhere.
By jrxx1 on 3/1/2003
Great hideaway. Main dishes and ceviche are delicious, but the margaritas, both frozend and on the rocks, r-u-l-e! Only thing they need to improve is the quantity of salsa they give you with the chips.
By Caitlyn on 8/18/2003
Apps were miniscule- chips and guac was literally 10 chips and a dollop of guac. Service was very slow but friendly, Entrees were good.
By zeecee on 12/5/2003
We were delighted to have Agave open and though disappointed the first time we tried it, we've returned and are now quite happy there. For openers, the Margaritas and Mojitos are super. It's a happy place with many people in the 20's enjoying the drinks and food. They start you with delicious chips and sauces. The main courses we've had have been good as have the typical Mexican things, like the lobster and corn tacos, one of my favorites. That's a main course for me at it's reasonably priced at something like $14. It's nicely done, service is professional and pleasant. Ceiling is a bit low, but it's not too noisy for those of us who don't remember what it's like to be twenty. Casual, it's useful just for drinks as well. The tables near the entrance can get cold when it's unpleasant out.
By 1foodynyc on 9/23/2004
I love the decor of this space, they have spent painstaking time on details. From the flowers to the lighting to the south western artwork that adorns the walls. They have a great steak and cheese quesadilla and the prickly pear margherita is worth the visit all by itself. Like the atmosphere far better than that of Benny's burrito or any of the other mexican restaurants in the vicinity