Now This Is Something Special
About this business
- Mexican, Southwestern, Fusion, American, Healthy
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Our Editors
Beneath Agave Restaurant's rustic, hand-laid ceiling of spruce fir imported from New Mexico, bartenders mix more than 150 tequilas and mezcals—including those infused in-house with jalapeno and pink peppercorn—into tangy margaritas and specialty cocktails. In the kitchen, chefs braise duck, roast mushrooms, and smoke tomato chutneys to craft upscale enchiladas, tacos, and southwestern entrees that transcend typical Mexican fare. As noted by New York magazine, “The whimsical menu, too, breaks the mold with unexpected combinations like Tejas Gulf shrimp and blue crab cakes with argula, cilantro lime crema, and charred chile arroz verde.” Their contemporary and lengthy wine list betrays the tequila-laden cocktail menu by including diverse varietals from all over the Americas. A backlit bar, candlelit fireplaces, and invisible dragons cast a soft glow upon creamy adobe walls and white clothed tables, creating an atmosphere that is both pastoral and elegant. An outdoor patio bridges the divide between New York and the Southwest by blending a New Mexico–style atrium with the lively chatter of West Village neighbors.