Mesa Grill

102 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
212-807-7400

Details

  • Sun 11:30am-3pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, Fri 5:30pm-11pm, Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat 5pm-11pm
  • $$$; $$$$
  • Prix Fixe, Wheelchair accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Back in 1991, before he was a Food Network superstar, Bobby Flay opened the Mesa Grill, which would help usher in the Southwest culinary craze that swept the nation in the 1990s. Entrees such as the mango and spice-rubbed tuna steak, pork tenderloin with bourbon-ancho chile sauce and green chile cioppino all stay close to the restaurant's roots, as do the very popular margaritas, which range in flavor from cactus pear to tangerine. The decor, much like the food, isn't much for subtlety. Bold yellow colors, giant black-and-white prints and hulking painted Corinthian columns give the impression that eating here is more of an event than a simple meal. Needless to say, the place is almost always packed even despite its massive size, so make reservations early. Just in case you didn't get enough Bobby Flay during dinner, you can buy his cookbooks and branded sauces on your way out.—Keith Wagstaff

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