Agave, a Mexican and Southwestern restaurant with locations in Kips Bay and Greenwich Village, will be opening at 688 Columbus Avenue, between 93rd and 94th Streets. (Thanks to ‘Upper West Sider’ for the tip). This space was formerly home to Gabriela’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar, which closed in September 2019 after 15 years.
Agave – which also has the words “Restaurant and Tequila Bar” in its full name – offers a range of margaritas, sangria, and non-alcoholic mixed drinks. It’s gotten quite a few press accolades, including a mention in Thrillist’s list of America’s top tequila bars.
A bottomless brunch offers 1.5 hours of unlimited drinks for $35 (with an extra $5 for flavored margaritas and a 20% gratuity included, the menu states). Agave’s daily happy hour (4-7pm) is also a big draw.
“Agave is where you go if you want to get drunk at brunch, but you don’t want to feel like you time-warped to freshmen year of college,” writes The Infatuation about the eatery’s West Village location.
Some interesting dishes include corn-crusted, Cajun-spiced calamari; empanadas filled with spinach and Spanish style ricotta; and gluten-free shrimp ceviche.
Agave also offers catering and hosting for private parties, as well as some seasonal onsite events (National Taco Day and Halloween celebrations are listed at both locations).
We’ve reached out to Agave to see when they plan to open on the Upper West Side.
Learn more at agave.nyc.