359 6th Ave
New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
SpanishPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://tertulianyc.com/
- Phone: (646) 559-9909
- Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
- Executive Chef: Seamus Mullen
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Off-site catering is available.
A word from Tertulia
Located in the West Village, Tertulia is an award-winning Spanish restaurant inspired by the lively cider houses of Northern Spain. Here, chef/owner Seamus Mullen brings his unique, creative approach to Spanish cuisine, with a menu that ranges from classic tapas to seasonal vegetable and seafood-driven share plates, and large format dishes such as paella. All food is served family-style, adding to the bustling, convivial energy of the dining room. Our excellent wine list features unique, hard-to-find Spanish wines, as well as wines, sangria, and sherry on tap. The warm, cozy interiors feature original brickwork, vaulted ceilings, a skylight and an open kitchen anchored by our custom wood-fired grill, the heart and soul of the restaurant.Continued
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Tertulia reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (83)neighborhood gem (63)romantic (32)good for groups (32)notable wine list (26)special occasion (25)hot spot (25)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (15)late-night find (15)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
- Absolutely deliciousEVFoodieVIPDined on 11/21/2014Wow. This was our first time here in a very long time. We're kicking ourselves for not making this a regular hangout. We shared five small plates, and every bite was stellar. Their famous grilled bread with garlic and tomato, a skewer of grilled winter vegetables over swiss chard, a Brussels sprouts salad, octopus, lamb meatballs. Followed by Crema catalana and a bread pudding dessert. GO!!!Special Features:
- Consistently excellentDelectaVIPDined on 11/13/2014Food was excellent; service was unobtrusive yet attentive. A class act. Worth every penny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- incredible special ocassionmyshunissharpDined on 11/12/2014The night started right, with great attention from the hostess. I waited for my date at the bar. I asked for a cider recommendation, funky and earthy...the bartender nailed it with a unique pour from northern spain made from crab apples. When my lady arrived, we were taken right to our table, which had a good view of the kitchen and grill. We ordered many dishes to share and it seemed, as they came out, they just kept getting better. Baby squid special was incredible. The grilled broccoli was firmer than im used to, but the char and flavor was so good, makes me realize i've been eating it overcooked my whole life. Chef Seamus made an appearance, checked in on us, shared some great info on the whole fried butter fish - local, seasonal, sustainable. He also encouraged to eat the head, and it was delicious. We can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Poor ValueOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 11/10/2014The $1 oysters they advertise didn't exist. The food was expensive for what it was (mostly bread or bread related) and the service was spotty at best.
- Great VibeJohnVIPDined on 11/7/2014You can easily walk by this eatery on busy 6th Ave and not notice it. Inside though is a lively ambiance without being overbearing. Lighting is soft but not soporific. Food is inventive tapas. Mostly for sharing. Attractive fun crowd. Keep in your list for West Village restaurants.Special Features:
- Wonderful!JBaileyVIPDined on 10/28/2014Amazing food and wonderful service! Seamus is a genius in the kitchen.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tetulia ~ this evening off a bit!TheDiningDivaVIPDined on 10/25/2014I love Seamus Mullen's food. Tertulia is a fav of mine. I came back with friends. No bread served...had to ask more than once for oil etc to go on bread. SLOW service. Just a bit disappointed. Will be back! Hopefully chef will be there net time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingMarysusan74Dined on 10/24/2014The place is cool. Noise level almost unbearable and I was so disappointed by the food after reading good things about it. Their jamon was more like an extremely salty prosciutto. Croquetas were terribly boring. The tortilla was ok. I would not recommend this place to friends. I get the feeling the chef is not in his kitchen enough because the food had potential but made no one in our party enthused.Special Features:
- katkatDined on 10/24/2014Was very good and would recommend and has $1 oysters during happy hour which were excellantSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- All around great experiencedineinnycDined on 10/24/2014The food was amazing, the atmosphere was wonderful and the staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.Special Features:
- Excellent seasonal tapasHansen0000Dined on 10/21/2014Tertulia never fails to disappoint. It's hard to write a specific review because the menu changes seasonally and even within seasons. Always go fro anything with jamon Iberico and you'll never go wrong. Waitstaff is always extremely helpful in making recommendations.Special Features:
- great food and ambianceEtarreVIPDined on 10/19/2014I dined here with my mom, and it felt hip without being parent-unfriendly. We were seated near the big coal oven, and enjoyed watching the chefs making various dishes in it. Our sangria was OK, but the food was the real standout. Everything we ordered was well-prepared and perfectly cooked. My favorite was the brandade, which was served attractively, had great flavor, and was a deliciously new twist on one of my favorite classic dishes. Servers were friendly and helpful. We dined very early, and the restaurant wasn't crowded, but I suspect it's very noisy when it's full. I would definitely recommend this place for a romantic date night, cocktails with friends, or a fun night out with out-of-towners.Special Features:
- Good, not greatOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/15/2014Food was good although really small portions. Not really Spanish but interesting take on traditional Spanish cuisine. Wine was ok although the bottle that the waitress recommended was nothing to write home about. All in, for 175 dollars for 2 ppl in the village, I think you'd be better off playing "open table roulette" and go with something else simply because there are so many other good places.Special Features:
- Nice food, disappointing serviceEnglishpatienceDined on 10/14/2014We ordered 3 starters amongst 3 and 3 main dishes at a 12 noon sitting. After 30 mins we had finished our first drinks so I reminded the waitress that we were still waiting for our food. We ordered more drinks and eventually 2 of our starters arrived. The 3 mains followed but a L dishes were charged for on our bill so we reminded them that only 2 had arrived. Great food. Not so good service.Special Features:
- Don't go!!!!!!!!!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 10/9/2014What happened to this place? Full of frat boys and girls speaking at the top of their lungs after too much booze. Service really lacking and juvenile. And the food........I don't know if I have the right vocabulary for my disappointment.
- Yummy food, wait staff=uninterestedschulzie1973Dined on 10/4/20144 of us went Sat night for dinner. We got seated waaay in the back, next to the kitchen. Everything was really delicious, different types of ham & smoked meat, tomato & melon salad, kale salad, & smoked chicken paella. However, our wait staff, from the main guy to the helpers did not know the menu very well & seemed uninterested in explaining any of the food to us. The holder for the paella was dropped off unceremoniously on our table about 45 minutes before the dish arrived, along with a seared lemon & some garlic aoli. All we were told is, "don't eat that". When the paella arrived, we asked what the lemon and garlic were for. The answer, "well, you can use it if you want." ok. I think they need more training on the menu & being polite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- good food, good servicetravellingvirgochickDined on 10/3/2014The dept of health was there and the servers apologised and comped us a round but truthfully I hardly noticed any delay. The cod brandade was delicious and the octopus to die for.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- warm and friendlyOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/2/2014Delicious Spanish food with a great wine list. The wood burning pit is a winner, the aroma of the food and restaurant transports you to a past era of rustic old country kitchen's.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love this placeDusanDined on 9/27/2014This is the neighborhood gem you wished you lived around the corner from. The staff is friendly, the food delicious and interesting, the surroundings fun. Just wish it was a little less a surprise at the end when the bill comes!Special Features:
- silkcityVIPDined on 9/21/2014Came with high expectations on rave reviews-have to say they were generally spot on. If there is one dissent, then it would be the somewhat limited menu. Also some offerings were sold out. However, a definite return.Special Features:
- All around very goodTKAGMADined on 9/19/2014It was our second time at this restaurant. Every dish was very good . The baby squid special was extra good . Olive oil ice cream ice cream and walnut ice cream were both yummy for dessert .I would recommend this to a friend.
- Grumpy bartendertallblonde2014Dined on 9/18/2014Bartender was unenthusiastic, took his slow time acknowledging customers, and had an attitude about making simple mixed drinks over ordering from "his list". Thankfully, the food was delicious and they have a great efficient wait staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Over RatedOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/16/2014Not quite sure how this got so much buzz but I guess there are a lot of Goop followers buying the hype.
- WHAT ARE YOU DOING TOMORROW NIGHT?meandhetravelDined on 9/16/2014Went with a friend for an after-work dinner and, well, we loved it. Two small plates, three large plates, oh, yes, the bread pudding and several wines by the glass. Liked it so much, went back the following night with the husband. Just a great place. Crazy delicious, comfortable easy, excellent choices and portion sizes and a really (really) wonderful server ) knowledgeable, helpful and professional/personable. The kind of place that could just become a habit. You have to have the Tosta Huevo Roto y Jamón Ibérico. And the bread pudding. And the ... Just go!Special Features:
- Mediocre food, awful servicebkreviewerDined on 9/13/2014The food was nothing special, and we felt the prices did not reflect the quality of the meal. The service was off-putting. Waiters were not friendly at all, barely spoke to us and made little to no eye contact with us. All of our dishes were brought out and almost thrown on our table without a single word. We had to ask a waiter to clean our table after they took our dishes away. I would not come here again.
- Mixed bag but some great platesOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 9/10/2014We read other reviews mentioning the horrible slow service and have to agree. The waitstaff is friendly but it does take a while to get anything. THe delicious dishes suffer by being brought to the table in a haphazard - one at a time - manner. Guess that's why it's more of a tapas bar than a restaurant - That and the noise level make the ambience of this place just nasty and I would not go back - EXCEPT they have some delicious dishes on the menu. The Choclo alone is worth a trip back. Crispy fried hominy with a delicious lime sauce - it was very fine. Other stuff was anywhere from just okay to really good (the Albondigas).
- Unique menushanagementVIPDined on 9/9/2014The menu was unique at Tertulia. I wish that the specials were listed on the menu. It would have just been easier than listening the servers who had trouble remembering the specials, and we had a hard time hearing. I also thought the Sangria could have had some more zing. Loved the patatas bravas. The paella was only okay.
- DdukesVIPDined on 9/7/2014Sorry but food was just average. Server was very helpful and nice. Drinks at $16? Do you think this is the Plaza? Excessive price! Used Blackboard eats discount so total bill was reasonable. To summarize: nothing special about Tertulia.
- TertuliaPattyDined on 9/5/2014Server was extremely knowledgeable. Loved the food, she made great recommendations on both the food and wine.Special Features:
- NYC TapasCeceDined on 9/5/2014Cafe Tertulia was recommended by a friend. We were in from Chicago so we decided to try it. It was a bit out of the way from where we were staying & Friday night traffic was abysmal but -- once we arrived the Arroz A La Plancha and the Tosta Matrimonia made our trip worth it. If you go, please try both along with many other wonderful options.Special Features:
- hbzsDined on 9/3/2014off beat menu with very good food. different than the normal every day restaurant. funSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not the top tapaslgtravelbugDined on 9/3/2014We were disappointed in Tertulia. We ordered 2 small spanish beers (because they are all small) and paid $8.00 each for them plus 1 glass of mediocre red wine. We ordered 5 tapas dishes, all vegetarian: potatoes, corn, green beans, olives and bread w/tomatoes. As with all tapas, the plates were small and designed to be shared. It's a good thing we weren't very hungry. The service was absent, literally requiring us to flag down our waiter for our 2 additional beers or extra tapas or the bill. And when the bill finally came, we were shocked that so little alcohol and a few plates of vegetables cost more than $160 for 3 people. The ambience was that of a noisy bar, rather than a restaurant. We will not be returning.
- brilliant tapas!NoraBVIPDined on 9/1/2014We've been to Tertullia three times over six months and the food has been spectacular. Great ingredients and imaginative usage but not at all fussy or pretentious. Great vibe, good service, glowing and candle lit, like a tapas bar should be. Not sure why it's gotten low reviews, it's great!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 9/1/2014Hostess was accommodating. Restaurant has no ambiance and kitchen service was slow. Our tapas selections were very good. Tried a new main dish chicken special that was outstanding. Kudos to chef for this dish. It's a keeper. We would return for the dish alone despite the slow service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great spot in the west villageFoodieatheartDined on 8/29/2014If you don't mind sharing a table with strangers this is a fabulous spot! Wonderful and friendly wait staff and delicious Spanish tapas. Great rustic, quaint atmosphere, but a little loud. I would definitely recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- gourmetdinerDined on 8/23/2014We ordered paella - very disappointing (served with an abundance of roasted potatoes???? come on, when is paella served with roasted potatoes - are we in Texas?Barbecue?). Very salty, would not insult the dish by calling it paella.
- Truly Delicious!AWhitneyVIPDined on 8/22/2014A good friend and I had taken a trip to Spain a few summers back and made it a point to visit all of the well rated Tapas restaurants in San Francisco upon our return. She recently moved to NYC and when I read about Tertulia I knew it was the perfect place to continue our Tapas Crawl! The food was truly delicious, no complaints on flavor or texture. The Paella was a little dry, but we polished it off. Sangria was tasty as well. I would only note that the dishes were a little heavier and richer than normal Tapas, but yummy none the less.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- opinionJoseDined on 8/20/2014We had Lunch, worse spanish restaurant that ever eat, we couldn't even eat their bread!
- BillNYCbillnycDined on 8/19/2014Food was excellent and diverse. It came at intervals that were irregular, leaving fairly long gaps between courses.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing food.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/18/2014I have visited this great gem twice and adore everything about it Lovely food, nice atmosphere, delicious drinks,,, and great service! Love it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.