Mesa Grill

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, and Restaurant$$$$
Union Square, New York
  • The experts at Food Network and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
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  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaMarch 26, 2016
    So sad they closed. Loved the chili rellano
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    This was one of my favorite places before it closed.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out Mesa Grill as seen on Celebrity Chef's Read more
  • Margo M.
    Margo MindnichAugust 25, 2013
    Discount parking available on 15th between 5th and 6th! $8.75 for 3 hours
  • SULLY B.
    SULLY BONNELLYAugust 18, 2013
    Nice for lunch, try the shrimp tacos!
  • Saundra
    SaundraAugust 18, 2013
    Small plates are great for sharing. Tomato Tortilla Soup is a must have
  • Eliza
    ElizaAugust 16, 2013
    Summer Berry Shortcake - light and not over the top sweet with a hint of tartness. Definitely ordering this again =9
  • Ganesh
    GaneshJuly 30, 2013
    It was damn good
  • Angie V.
    Angie V.July 16, 2013
    If you have a low spice tolerance, be careful here. It is southwestern food after all.
  • Regina L.
    Regina LindseyJune 27, 2013
    The corn tamale with pesto butter, the tuna steak, and sticky toffee pudding were all excellent.
  • Regina L.
    Regina LindseyJune 27, 2013
    Corn tamale with pesto butter, tuna steak, and sticky toffee pudding were all incredible!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HillMay 16, 2013
    I'm a big fan of their brunch. Was disappointed in the burger though. Service/management here was great the one time we had an issue
  • Jade C.
    Jade CMay 9, 2013
    The duck pancake is perhaps one of the most delicious appetizers I've ever had. Yummmm
  • Gabriela P.
    Gabriela PiresMay 4, 2013
    Try the El Buho Mezcal Blackberry Smash
  • Gary P.
    Gary PeckApril 16, 2013
    Solid food and service in a great setting. Southwestern food courtesy of Bobby Flay.
  • Autumn C.
    Autumn CarlettoApril 7, 2013
    The rabbit was so yummy. Never disappointed here
  • hoai vi p.
    hoai vi pApril 2, 2013
    Overrated, overpriced, average to below average food. Okay service, cramped quarters. Consider yourself warned.
  • Barbara G.
    Barbara GillespieMarch 30, 2013
    Get the Mesa burger, liberally dab on the horseradish mustard sauce and you will be eating the tastiest burger in the world.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauMarch 29, 2013
    Try the Chocolate Pretzel Tart - With spicy peanut butter chocolate swirl ice cream
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauMarch 29, 2013
    Try the Blue Corn Pancake With Barbecue Duck
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PilinkoMarch 20, 2013
    Get the shrimp and roasted garlic tamale.. so good.
  • Mas
    MasFebruary 28, 2013
    One of the best Cobb salads ever.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AlvarezFebruary 24, 2013
    Shrimp taco app is delicious, but extra tiny. It is a 1 person appetizer. Pork tenderloin with sweet pot tamale is tender but spicy (which I love). Impeccable service. Checks cannot be seperated.
  • Arthur♡♡♡
    Arthur♡♡♡February 6, 2013
    There are a bunch of great tips here. The food and dranks ~ Very good..
  • Lindy L.
    Lindy LoveFebruary 2, 2013
    You can't go wrong with a few glasses of the Mesa Fresca. Absolutely delicious!
  • WithLoveDaneliz ♡.
    WithLoveDaneliz ♡January 31, 2013
    Try the Chocolate Cake - Yum
  • WithLoveDaneliz ♡.
    WithLoveDaneliz ♡January 31, 2013
    Try the Coconut Bread Pudding - Nom nom nom nom nom. Absolutely delicious!!!!
  • WithLoveDaneliz ♡.
    WithLoveDaneliz ♡January 30, 2013
    Try the Sophie's Chopped Salad - Yummmmo
  • WithLoveDaneliz ♡.
    WithLoveDaneliz ♡January 30, 2013
    Try the Sixteen Spice Chicken - Has a good kick
  • WithLoveDaneliz ♡.
    WithLoveDaneliz ♡January 30, 2013
    Try the Sweet Potato Soup -
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MiscJanuary 26, 2013
    Really good southwestern flavor, great options for restaurant week. Mahi mahi a must with the bread pudding.
  • Denrael
    DenraelJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Banana Cream Pie
  • Denrael
    DenraelJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the New Mexican Spiced Pork Tenderloin
  • Denrael
    DenraelJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Rough Cut Tuna Nachos
  • Joe R.
    Joe RDecember 30, 2012
    Churros for dessert are a must.
  • Chrissy
    ChrissyDecember 3, 2012
    The shrimp taco app is insane. Steaks were on point. Well done Flay!
  • John B.
    John BrumbaughNovember 23, 2012
    Get the shrimp and roasted garlic tamales and the New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin.
  • Tom🐳 L.
    Tom🐳 LimongelloNovember 14, 2012
    Good burger
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SugarNovember 13, 2012
    New Mexican pork is off the hook
  • Tyshonia G.
    Tyshonia GivensOctober 22, 2012
    Spicy fried chicken i like mm_good.....
  • Tyshonia G.
    Tyshonia GivensOctober 22, 2012
    Spicy fried chicken i would eat it everyday.........
  • Edit B.
    Edit BelanszkyOctober 11, 2012
    Try the Pork Tenderloin
  • Edit B.
    Edit BelanszkyOctober 11, 2012
    Try the Tiger Shrimp + roasted Garlic Corn Tamale
  • Christian C.
    Christian CruzOctober 9, 2012
    Amazing. Worth every penny. I love Bobby Flay
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the Eggs With Sweet Potatoe Hash
  • Danika L.
    Danika LandersSeptember 30, 2012
    The breadsticks are amazing. Tho apparently they ran out the last time I was there.
  • Mollly G.
    Mollly GrayAugust 30, 2012
    Order the Blackberry Smash. The Mezcal Tequila adds the perfect amount of smoke to counteract the sweet!
  • The Foodster File
    The Foodster FileAugust 21, 2012
    Go during Restaurant Week - it will save you 50% on your bill and refills aren't free ;o)
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer ShumateAugust 13, 2012
    Overrated and overpriced. I wish I had skipped this place.
  • Sharon F.
    Sharon FMAugust 11, 2012
    Corn tortillas with duck are The best. Skip dessert though
  • Donna G.
    Donna GearyAugust 3, 2012
    Get the duck.
  • Bhavin
    BhavinJuly 17, 2012
    Gone so downhill! Live round the corner. Full of rude hostesses and empty tables. Only ppl left that go here are tourists... Bobby, you know you can do better!
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph ArthurJune 19, 2012
    Corn side dish is well worth the price.
  • Alice V.
    Food is great but can sometimes be a bit spicey on my tongue.
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  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AlvarezMarch 9, 2012
    Banana cream pie was AMAZING!
  • Stjepan R.
    Stjepan RadicMarch 6, 2012
    Mesa Grill102 5th Ave. (Btw 15th & 16th), New York, NY 10011American Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, Restaurant
  • Dean O.
    Dean OpriasaFebruary 19, 2012
    Def get the goat cheese and blue tortilla for an app.
  • Dory S.
    Dory SarafFebruary 5, 2012
    Try the Sticky Toffee pudding. Awesome and fantastic like everything else we had.
  • Jasmine Y.
    Jasmine YookFebruary 4, 2012
    Not necessarily a bad place. But totally overreacted. Nothing special at least for the brunch menu.
  • KitchenAid
    KitchenAidJanuary 26, 2012
    An amazing restaurant from chef Bobby Flay that serves up classic Southwestern fare. Try the Sixteen Spice Chicken and Mexican Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJanuary 25, 2012
    Try the Chocolate Cake - Dessert nom nom nom.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJanuary 25, 2012
    Try the Poblano Chile Relleno - Main course
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJanuary 25, 2012
    Try the Shrimp cake - First course
  • Venice
    VeniceJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    great margaritas and delicious food (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Denrael
    DenraelJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Shrimp Tamale With Garlic Cream Sauce
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.January 10, 2012
    The pork tenderloin is incredible. Get the side of mashed potatoes. Great and filling dinner.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.January 10, 2012
    The pork t
  • Helen B.
    Helen BlumleinJanuary 7, 2012
    Bobby flay is sexy!!!
  • Edwin A.
    Edwin A.January 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    For apps, try the shrimp tamale, the chorizo meatballs, or any of the tartares. For entrees, try the filet, the pork, the salmon, the lamb, or the quesadilla. For specials, get the shrimp or lobster.
  • KIT digital, Inc.
    KIT digital, Inc.January 6, 2012
    Phenomenal lunch place. Try the sticky toffee pudding!
  • Maurilio A.
    Maurilio AmorimNovember 21, 2011
    Try the Tuna Steak With Green Peppercorn Sauce And Cous Cous. - Amazing!
  • Alex I.
    Alex IskoldOctober 30, 2011
    Setting is just okay. Food is good.
  • Edwin A.
    Edwin A.October 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the salmon tartare, the filet, or the chicken. For nightly specials, the lobster is great, while the arctic char and the shrimp are worthwhile.
  • Amy D.
    Amy D.September 6, 2011
    Way too expensive for the tastes/portion. Dinners had weak flavors. Salmon tartar was pretty good. Pic is chile relleno
  • Tony H.
    Tony HAugust 26, 2011
    The water was watered down
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewAugust 16, 2011
    We got into Bobby Flay completely by accident. We didn’t really watch the shows until after we ate at Mesa Grill, first found by checking out Restaurant Week. Read more
  • Rena B.
    Rena Brackbill SavageAugust 9, 2011
    Yummy margaritas Read more
  • Tony B.
    Tony ByersJuly 4, 2011
    Where to start........ Ok, food above average, service ermmmmm terrible !
  • Monica J.
    Decent food, sub-par service. Strictly for tourists.
  • Eric
    EricJuly 3, 2011
    Just left Mesa Grill, food was good to average. There was barely 10 minutes between courses. Very disappointing. I won't be back.
  • Frank Buck Z.
    Frank Buck ZooJune 1, 2011
    If you are a foodie youse enjoy a table on the top level overlooking the kitchen. Blue corn pancake with duck & pear cactus margarita :)
  • Lance W.
    Lance WhiteMay 24, 2011
    Margaritas rock!!
  • Maurilio A.
    Maurilio AmorimMay 11, 2011
    Try the Lamb Porterhouse With Wild Rice Tamales. - This is so good. I'm sharing tears of joy!
  • Eugene K.
    Eugene KoMay 7, 2011
    Bloody Mary for brunch is a must
  • e
    eApril 23, 2011
    Delicious apricot glazed ham and spicy mustard. Also the bloody mary is a must try!
  • Gregory T.
    Gregory TuttApril 14, 2011
    Take a duvel. The best beer in the world.
  • Lora B.
    Lora BorregoMarch 19, 2011
    Tuna nachos + cactus per margarita!!!
  • Joel M.
    Joel MeyerMarch 13, 2011
    It was very good! Eight people in party and everyone tried something different. No complaints!!
  • Rob O.
    Rob OrtizMarch 8, 2011
    Ask Billy to let you try some Bootlegger.
  • Dee M.
    Dee MyaFebruary 28, 2011
    maybe i had very high expectations watching bobby flay on 5 diff shows. and iron chef, but it was nun like i expected.. Ive had much better food at my local diner.. the staff were very unprofessional.
  • Raffa R.
    Raffa RodriguezFebruary 17, 2011
    The only person with any personality in the place seems to be the bartender.
  • Neil Z.
    Neil ZachsFebruary 11, 2011
    The Chopped salad is great
  • Phil G.
    Phil GentileFebruary 6, 2011
    Overpriced waste of time. Loud and cramped.
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BryantFebruary 1, 2011
    OK this is where I meant to check in tonight and it was great - YAY Restaurant Week
  • Kristen P.
    Kristen PettolaJanuary 30, 2011
    The banana cream pie was a-mazing! Perfect ending to dinner.
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 25, 2011
    The original, where it all started. You cannot go wrong with Bobby Flay's Ribs, shrimp-and-corn tamale, cumin-crusted chicken, or pan-roasted rabbit.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 18, 2011
    If you're in the mood for Bobby Flay's classic Southwestern cuisine, like the Sixteen Spice Chicken, then check out Mesa Grill in New York, NY.
  • Thao
    ThaoOctober 22, 2010
    Tuna Tacos & Duck Tortilla are great appetizers to start with!
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupOctober 18, 2010
    Have you ordered the Pressed Cuban Burger with smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickles, dijon, roasted garlic mayonnaise with adobo fries?
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimSeptember 1, 2010
    Out of everything, the margaritas and the appetizers stole the show.
  • jin k.
    jin kimAugust 13, 2010
    try albarino peitan from Spain. awesome white wine
  • Joe D.
    Joe DeNivoAugust 8, 2010
    always double up on the queso fundido.
  • Alexandra Munmun O.
    Get the Cactus Pear Margarita- or any Margarita for that matter, as 'tis their speciality!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HearingJune 26, 2010
    Try the shrimp tamales. For real.
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LJune 14, 2010
    Tamale with shrimp. Love.
  • steve t.
    steve torresJune 5, 2010
    Pop that cherry margarita !
  • steve t.
    steve torresJune 5, 2010
    Pop the cherry margarita!
  • Justin M.
    Justin MarcianiJune 2, 2010
    Get the cherry margarita.
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DrossmanMay 22, 2010
    Three things you have to order: quesadilla, oysters and squash blossoms. Must order.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 23, 2010
    Try the New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin. It’s the best and most flavorful piece of pork we’ve ever had.
  • wai-ling q.
    wai-ling q.April 12, 2010
    Went for Bday Party & because we're fans of Bobby Flay. Got the Pork Tenderloin. Although delicious, it was the sweet potato tamale with crushed pecan butter that was out of this world. Read more
  • Robert D.
    Robert DiNardiMarch 31, 2010
    Always good, always satisfying. A burst of color on fifth between 15th and 16th Read more
  • Charreah
    CharreahMarch 11, 2010
    Awesome food, though tables felt a little close. If it means a lighter lunch, definitely get dessert!!
  • Patrick
    PatrickJanuary 26, 2010
    If you're there for Restaurant Week, get the Chocolate Peanut butter Flan for dessert instead of the Pineapple Buttermilk Upside down Cake. The flan is simply awesome.
  • seamus w.
    seamus walshDecember 8, 2009
    Headed there for lunch! I hope the pumpkin soup is on the menu!
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley POctober 20, 2009
    Always take my parents here when they come into town. Nice menu that changes. Good, interesting drinks. Nice wine list.
  • T B.
    T BSeptember 1, 2009
    do not get the red snapper! go for the chicken
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