102 5th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.737086 -73.993169
Mon-Thu 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm;
Fri 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm;
Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm;
Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Union Square, Flatiron District
Not much, for the money – Restauant week special was $35. For that I got a huge looking bowl of soup (bowl was huge, but very shallow, to disguise the small amount of ok tasting soup) a quarter of a chicken (tasty but way too small) a scoop of warm potato salad, billed on the menu as something else, and a desert consisting of a piece of pineapple upside down cake, smaller than a cup cake, and a melon ball sized scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you're hungry, go elsewhere.
Excellent – This restaurant was awesome! I got dragged by my friends to attend this place during restaurant week which to me usually goes along w/ bad service and even worse food..but this place was definitelly an exception. our food was amazing, and definitelly very original...I am a big foodie and often visit celebrity chef restaurants, but latelly all the food - although good, has been pretty much the same everywhere. this one is definitelly unique, with the southwestern full bodied flavors, just enough spice and lots of creativity. But the service is what really shone...When one of my friends complained that her chicken was slightly dry the waitor right away offered her something else although she clearly already ate half of it...during the 3 minute wait for the next dish a manager came up and bought us drinks for our whole table..the whole night everyone was very attentive, and the suggestions they made were right on. Bobby, I love your shows, and you have definitelly not let me down. I cant wait to come back to this place and try everything else.
In a word, lame – This place needs to be updated, badly. The decor is straight out of the 90's. The food is pretty good but nothing that special. Service was okay, moderate wait for the table. Surely Bobby Flay realizes this place needs a facelift and menu update. I guess he is just coasting on the steady stream of tourists that were coming in as I was there. Probably some of the best mark-ups in the biz in this place.
Not what I hoped for – The food was not what a Bobby Flay fan would expect. It was bland and the double baked potato was ice cold. I think he should wear a beard or some disguise and check his homework. Ramsey would have a field day in there. They seemed like they were trying pretty hard to succeed but just didn't. I had high hopes. Maybe too high. Maybe watching too much food channel. All in all pretty pricey. Not bad but not worth the tag. Might give it another try. Might not.
Mexa wannabe food!!!! – Let's just say my girlfriends and I walked out of the restaurant, halfway through our meal due to a visitor in our tabe AHHHHH!!!! My friend pointed out that I had a cacaroche (city search bans the true word from reviews... hmmm... conspiracy much?) crawling on me, we screamed to high heaven, and a bus boy came and put it in a napkin and ran to the kitchen. Next thing I knew I was asking for the manager, who was a person with too much attitude.... and tried to debate with me whether it was a cacaroche or a water roche... like manager, an inch long brown roche was crawling on me... do I really need to debate semantics here??
Anyways who knows if the perp was actually a cacaroche or water roche... either way I'm never going back there!
Just as a note, when we walked out, a woman at the front who had just finished eating said "Oh you guys had a cacaroche by your table too?"
Sorry that place needs to be shut down.
Flavors crackle at Bobby Flay's two-tiered Southwestern – At this vast, almost always booked restaurant, both the lively crowd and the decor--including colorful dinnerware and booths upholstered in cowboy prints--shout "fiesta!" But while the design may strike some as overly kitschy (if not outright tacky) for an upscale eatery, when it comes to the menu Flay doesn't disappoint. Dishes are fresh and vibrant, and though the prices aren’t cheap, the food is worth the splurge. Barbecue pork quesadillas and crispy squash blossoms both make excellent starters; main courses like red snapper with chili tomato sauce or duck breast with chorizo goat cheese tamale seal the deal. Finally, pucker up for an adventurous dessert like the pineapple buttermilk upside-down cake.
~Delicious~ – We had no trouble with customer service what so ever. On the contrary, our waitress recommended wonderful dishes (Goat Cheese Dip for an ap, Pork Tenderloin for an entree- seriously good!), our food was prompt, we were seated only about 3 minutes after our scheduled reservation. We all agreed that it was a fantastic night! Our total bill for 3 people was $120 (no alcohol or dessert, one shared ap and 3 entrees). We sat at a very comfortable 4 seat table which was great. I could see that the tables for 2 may have been a little close together, but honestly no worse than in other restaurants I've been in. This is NYC. Space is not overly abundant. But although it may have been slightly cozy, I really don't think it would have been a showstopper. I definitely recommend!
Just went there for the first time last saturday since me and my wife both are fans of Iron Chef and Throwdown.As soon as we got in the server took us to our table.we were ordered the spicy chicken and my wife ordered chicken with sweet potatoes.The bread basket came which was decent but everything went downhill from there the plates came they looked wonderful but didnt taste any good its was without any taste and little burned the home potatoes i ordered were old and warmed in microwave i complained to the waiter but he ignored and told me that if i dont like it we dont have to come back so we paid our bill left .Once we got out we went to a hot dog stand and had the best hot dog of our life....All that glitters is not gold.
Nothing to write home about – I expected a great experience for the price. Highly disappointing. The waitress didn't smile, when asked advice, we received a scowl.
Don't waste your money - plenty of better restaurants out there for the cost of this one!!
A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT
What A Mess-a Grill! – Am guessing the staff thinks Mesa means mess in Spanish- Awful experience. Arrived on a Monday night and was greeted by hosts who looked frightened by people. We weren't really given a good estimate as to when we would actually be seated but am guessing some people shouldnt have to bore you with details about how long a wait is when you have a reservation. Big crowd in the waiting area while there were seats open. Even more amazing is that they were turning away walk-ins with a supposed wait while there tables. Losing revenue in times like these, I should have taken that as a hint and ran while I still had a chance. Our waiter was apologizing for how busy it was and we did feel bad for him, it looked like he was the only person manning a large number of tables. They were severely understaffed. Managers fluttering about and not stopping by tables to ask how things were given how crazy things were looking. Felt like I was in a bad episode of Hells kitchen. Bobby Flay should really re-visit this restaurant and get back to basics.
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