Agave has taken only a couple of years to make a sophisticated name for itself. The dining room’s hombre theme is refreshingly understated, and the menu travels the authentic Southwestern route with a few creative detours. Swordfish tacos are wonderful, with moist, flavorful fish; spareribs, bathed in a bitter mole and tender beyond expectation, are nicely matched with chili-corn mashed potatoes.
140 Seventh Ave South
|Cross street:||between Charles and W 10th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 11:30am–11pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V|