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La Fonda Del Sol

4.3
1101 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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Indulge in vibrant Spanish cuisine and an expansive selection of tapas at La Fonda del Sol.

A modern reincarnation of the iconic 1960s restaurant, we are conveniently located just steps away from Grand Central Terminal on the east side of Vanderbilt Avenue at 44th Street.

In our tapas bar and lounge, choices include tuna tacos, garlic shrimp, croquetas, patatas bravas, and albóndigas. You may also enjoy a more intimate experience in La Fonda del Sol’s elegant main dining room with paella valenciana, whole market fish, braised short ribs, and suckling pig.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
TAPAS LOUNGE
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

MAIN DINING ROOM
LUNCH - Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DINNER - Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Phone number
(212) 867-6767
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Cross street: Between East 44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
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Neighborhood

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Bring your loved one to La Fonda del Sol for a $68 three-course menu featuring Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Peruvian Chicken, and our signature desserts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1101 People Are Saying
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vipJonNYC (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

La Fonda Del Sol is a great spot adjacent to Grand Central Station.

The food is fresh, creative and tasty, while the environment is hospitable and friendly.

And Sonia always makes you feel special!

A neighborhood find!

Jon

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vipIxtris (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

I invited 6 friends for lunch and everyone was very impressed with both the food and the service. I had the cod, and it was beautifully prepared and presented. In fact, I’ve never had a better cod entree. The service was excellent.

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gcrawf (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 13, 2017

Have had lunch here several times and the food never fails to deliver. The menu is a perfect balance between courses, with many - but not too many - options to choose from. The prix fixe option is also attractive. It's not cheap but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 12, 2017

Great overall but salmon was over cooked even though the waiter went out of his way to tell me how the cook recommends it medium rare.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

The reservation was made quite some time ago and the day before we got an email reminding us of the reservation. Then on the day of the reservation , which was for 5pm, we received an email at 11:30am telling us that the restaurant was going to close at 3:30pm and therefore we would not be able to dine there. Rather unpleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 30, 2017

All good. Been here Many times and always enjoy the food. You can have a conversation with your guests too.

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vipnglee (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 27, 2017

In general, the food here is very good. One of us thought the pork chop wasn't flavorful, but another of our party loved the pork chop. The scallops were nicely done, still moist in the middle and very flavorful. As starters, we had the chorizo and eggs and the beet salad. Both were excellent. The wine selection has a nice selection with price points to meet every budget, but we opted for a pitcher of red sangria which was very nice. If you're looking for a restaurant convenient to Grand Central Station, you can't do much better than this.

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vipCeFlor (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 27, 2017

It had been about a year since my last visit and was not disappointed. The service was great!!! Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipErica (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 24, 2017

Great place for a nice business lunch - very good food, service and quiet! The tapas bar is very nice for an after-work drink with colleagues.

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susans (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Great quick meal before catching the train so close to Grand Central trains

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
TAPAS LOUNGE
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

MAIN DINING ROOM
LUNCH - Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DINNER - Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Cross street
Between East 44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 867-6767
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Catering
La Fonda del Sol offers private event and wedding catering in NYC.
To receive more information about our private event options, please contact:

Jenna Kelleher | 212-867-6245
jkelleher@patinagroup.com
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Parking details
When you dine at La Fonda del Sol, One Parking offers you a special rate of $25 for up to 4 hours of parking. Please make sure to ask your server for a validation sticker at the end of your meal.

One Parking is located at 200 Park Avenue
(accessible from the north and south side on Park Avenue)
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to 42nd Street/Grand Central Station.
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Executive chef
Eric Basulto
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
La Fonda del Sol offers an unprecedented stage for modern Spanish cuisine. Awarded two stars by the New York Times and designed by world-famous architect Adam D. Tihany, the split-level venue consists of a striking bar and tapas lounge on the ground floor and elegant formal and private dining rooms on the upper level. Event capacity: 25-300 guests.

To receive more information about our private event options, please contact:

Jenna Kelleher | 212-867-6245
jkelleher@patinagroup.com

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Designed by world-renowned architect Adam D. Tihany, La Fonda del Sol's split-level space consists of a striking tapas lounge/bar on the ground floor and an elegant dining room on the upper level.

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