140 Seventh Ave. South, New York, NY, 10014
at Charles St.
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 gwhiz00711 on 3/2/2003
Agave is an adventure in taste. The menu is full of choice. We started with a Southwest sampler washed down with a 20 year old single barrel Tequila from an extensive list. The entre was a very light fresh fish wrapped in banana skin called "Dorado". The creme brulee for dessert was second to none. We enjoyed the cozy hide-away feel of the spacious adobe style dining room. Waitress was quite attentive and manager treated us to a sampling of some rare Tequilas.
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
By bcashman283 on 1/13/2005
Agave is a magical culinary delight in all areas. It is a fun place for meeting and entertaining. The menu has something for those who have diversified taste as well as simple ones. The service is both attentive and reserved so as to keep you satisfied. Agave is the kind of place where you are proud to be the one that recommended it.
By Joshua_B on 8/28/2005
Agave tops the list for South West Cuisine in NYC! White adode walls, dim lights and it's native american motif set the mood right. With a large variety of authentic Mexican food to choose from you are sure to leave full, as large portions seem to be Agave's standard. Foods that must be tried include the Grilled Corn on the Cob appetizer done Mexican style served with queso cotija and chipotle lime butter, Puerco Sabana(pork tenderloin marinated in pina mojo) and the Super tender Short Ribs. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. Suprisingly the bathroom all though a bit cramped was seemingly clean and orderly. Overall a great place to have dinner with family or friends.
By spinzon on 10/28/2005
Started with Hatch green chile corn chowder w/chicken, very hearty and extremely well balanced dish. A hint of chile, tomatoes offered a sweetness, wonderful choice when very cold, very hungry, or both. Chile crusted seared Ahi tuna was cooked perfectly, excellent moist piece of fish. Chile crust added a tasty smokiness, not 'hotness', tomatoe consomme and olive/caper relish were wonderful along with it. Blue Crab quesadilla was cooked perfectly, the tortilla was cooked but not hard/crispy. Definitely taste the crab, guacamole had a hint of chile on the aftertaste, worth coming back just for this dish. Fresh Fruit margarita of the day was wonderful, I had the Blood Orange version which was slightly sweet but balanced with just the right amount of tartness and tequila overtones. Chambord creme brulee does not have much raspberry to it, but the sugar crust was cooked to perfection (just the right amount of crispness), and the custard was creamy and delicious. Overall, I'd like to go back and eat my way through the menu: the quality was consistently excellent and compels one to come back.
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 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.