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Sazón

105 Reade St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. W. Broadway
212-406-1900

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6
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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40% would go back.

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Sazon- My daughter's 14th bday disaster

By Chrissymama on 8/13/2013

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I frequented this restaurant w/coworkers.I had a good experience when I last visited with my staff on Friday 8/2/2013. It made me come in later that day to make a reservation for my daughters' birthday. I filled out the info form and was informed that an event planner would be in touch. No one called, thought it was oversight w/Restaurant week & busy pace, I showed up w/my party of 16 on Sun 8/11/13. It was awful! We patiently waited and was seated by a very nice hostess; who printed a customized menu. Pricing started;$45 pp; surprise! After being seated our waiter Antonio came over, explained choices asked if we needed more time. He came back in 20-30mins. There wasn't water or bread for all guests. We placed our order 1hr after being seated. It took 20-30 mins more for drinks. We didn't receive appetizers/salads promptly. Water spilled, we notified staff& waited 20 mins again for someone to clean. Our table wasn't cleared between courses. We looked for the waiter often, while he attentively waited on other large parties. It was my baby's bday, we weren't offered singing of happy birthday. 20 mins after dessert before signaling for the waiter and requesting the bill.The experience ended with me getting up, going over to the register paying $780. We paid ~$110 gratuity for very poor service. My guests were frustrated& angry. My daughter's didnt eat at all. The food was off;esp. the salmon {3 guests}. What an expensive lesson and I will not bring others to this establishment.

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28 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

Hot Hot Hot

By nicodeeco on 8/16/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great food, a little attitude, great music and HOT women!!

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27 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

HORRIBLE

By PaulineL on 8/10/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Unfortunate. Don't understand the hype. Service is horrible, ridiculous policy on seating, rude hostesses and wait staff must be paid minimum wage or incredibly entitled. I am a neighbor of this restaurant, and it is too bad, I was looking forward to a nice experience there. Awful. Will never go there nor would I ever recommend it. In fact, I might just share my negative experience with as many people as I can.

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34 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Dress Code Disappointment

By zory28 on 10/13/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

My family and I went to NYC to celebrate my sons and his wife birthdays, we are not from the area and we wanted to walk around the city during the day, have dinner at the sazon restaurant and come back to PA. One of the parties forgot or didn't bring xtra clothes to change - I don't see where nice jeans and sneakers are not decent clothes to enter a restaurant - nevertheless we end up going to another restaurant and it was a real disappointment - I was disappointed I wanted my son to have and to celebrate his bday at a nice restaurant. When people or a family decides to go to NYC they wear comfortable clothes to be able to walk around and enjoy the trip,well El Sazón restaurant lost a lot of customers (we are a big family) and all because of the dress code. Since we didn't go we can not rate the restaurtant I just selected average and poor judgement with the dress code.

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40 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Almost like mom's

By sesolnas on 7/15/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My mom can not longer cook so I wanted to see if this restaurant can give me that taste and it was pretty close. The skirt steak was seasoned just right, the pernil was tender the empanadas were good the dessert delicious. Our waitress Adriana was a pleasure and her constant smile was a great addition to her service. I can't wait to go back to have the mofogo. The portion were generous. I definetly recommend this place.

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60 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

Food

By Carameloncito on 4/5/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I felt that the food was not that good. Tostones unusual the way they make them, paella was too amogollado, arroz con gandules not to my liking, and the prices I don't remember seeing them in the menu. I kept asking myself that is the first restaurant where I didn't see the prices. By the way the sodas were awful. Gee they really need a puertorican cook that knows what he/she is doing. Too bad because the restaurant atmosphere was very nice. There were soooo many workers hanging in the front. I've had paellas at Spaniards restaurant and they can't compare to yours. The deserts (flan, tembleque were awful).

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60 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

BRING FAMILY and FRIENDS!

By ricardo1956 on 8/21/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I found the place to be fashionally sofisticated, the food was deliciously authenthic latino it made my tummy happy. My compliments to the chef and to the whom ever is in charge of the salsa music selection ...the music was great! Thanks

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74 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

RUDE!

By hgray01 on 7/29/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

They really need to replace the young woman working as hostess at the front. Utterly rude.

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71 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Time at Sazon

By MELANIE105 on 7/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I stopped by sazon while I was walking down reade street on my lunch break one day and as I walked in to take a peek I was pleasantly greeted by a wonderful hostess who was very helpful and friendly. I was given to a tour of the restaurants dining room, bar, and lower level where Puerto Rican Artist De La Vega has left his markings once again. Not only was it beautiful, but the food was definitely home style Puerto Rican Cuisine. The chef's recipe's are right on the money, the sangria is one of a kind, and last but not least, the price is right. I look forward to going back this sunday with my family for the $19.95 brunch menu with unlimited sangria and mimosa. Sazon IS the place to be and definitely on my to do list more than once.

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74 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

Service no es bueno

By mlopez6895 on 7/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to Sazon on a Friday, I had a party of five and we arrived around 4:30 p.m., so it wasn't very crowded. Service was not great - we waited 40 minutes for someone to even come to us and offer a table, and then we finally had to walk over to the bartender to ask where the hostess or waiter were. After that, it got worst. After spending over $350 for diner, we went down stairs to the lounge and after ordering drinks and sitting for about an hour we were asked to get up from our seats because apparently someone more important came in. I WILL NOT VISIT THIS PLACE AGAIN NOR WILL I RECOMMEND IT.

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