Zengo

Price guide: Mid-range

622 3rd Avenue, New York City, New York

Price guide: Mid-range

Zengo's dining room

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

I write for GoodLifeReport.com, .... Read more
#46 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Zengo

Chef Richard Sandoval's latest foray in Latin-inspired cuisine.

Acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval is no stranger to opening restaurants in New York City. He opened Maya in 1991 and Pampano in 2003. Both received accolades by critics and visitors alike. Now it's time for Zengo, a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, to get the spotlight. Sandoval creates artfully prepared dishes that will delight anyone looking for something out of their comfort zone. 

Food and drink: 

Latin flavors fused with Asian techniques. The myriad sauces boggle the mind in their complexity. The wine list is heavy on Mexican varietals as well as Argentine Malbecs. 

Recommended dishes: 

The Peking duck daikon tacos are a hit, as is the chicken tandoori with cilantro and mango salsas. 

Ambience: 

It's a bit more formal than one would expect from a Latin fusion restaurant. Still, that doesn't mean you have to dress to impress to eat here. Wrought-iron screens create a feeling of privacy and anyone on a date will definitely feel inspired to keep the romance alive here. 

Service: 

Service is excellent and fast and the staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine.

Location: 

Near Grand Central Station on 3rd Avenue. Not exactly a culinary epicenter, but it's easy to get to. 

Price advice: 

Dinner for two can get a bit pricey at about $100. Lunch is naturally less expensive. Opt for several small plates if you're worried about the price. 

More information on Zengo:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Argentinian, Asian, Mexican
Address:
622 3rd Avenue, New York City, New York
Telephone:
212-808-8110
Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-close; Sat-Sun 5pm-close.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Latin flavors

Have you been to Zengo? Would you recommended it?