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.View Private Dining Details
The Valentine’s Day selection of food was amazing. Great service from our server. Ambiance was incredible. Definitely recommending to all my friends and family. I will definitely be back.
Excellent thoughtful service, delicious food and quiet with sufficient room between tables.
Squeezed in a weekday lunch with friends. The food was just ok, and greasier/mushier than I like. Part of our order didn't arrive until we asked for it (it was on the check though, so they remembered that part). Someone dropped sauce on one of our jackets and then just dropped off some napkins without checking to see if that stained. Overall a convenient and clean happy hour location (probably), but not worth revisiting otherwise.
Amazing! Great service and food.
My Colleague and I had a business meal there during restaurant week on Feb. 9th. It was my first time dining there. The atmosphere was trendy yet elegant and it is very comfortable place. Jack was our waitperson. He was extremely helpful with our menu choices. I am not a steak person but had the Hanger Steak Churrasco. It was DELICIOSO!!! Cooked to perfection. Serving size was perfect. I really really enjoyed this place and will definitely return with friends in tow.
The Hostess(s) were also very inviting and very pleasant. KUDOS to LA FONDA DEL SOL
I have been to La Fonda Del Sol many times. Usually the food is very good. Service is average at best.
On this occasion the food was not good at all, perhaps a different chef?
Service unfortunately remained unchanged.
Food came out too quickly and at room temperature. Maybe an off night as it was Monday night.
The architect for this restaurant was brilliant! The proportions and layouts of the different dining areas makes for an energizing and welcoming atmosphere. The colors are welcoming but not garish. The glass “windows” are doors that can open on to a patio in warm weather. An altogether flexible space that I bet they really aren’t fully taking advantage of. (Example: they could easily clear away part of the front dining area for dancing, musicians or movies.)
Oh yes, and the food was excellent.
I’ll be back sometime for dinner and to sample their evening atmosphere. :)
Disappointing experience topped off with being overcharged. Went on Jan 30 for restaurant week. Place is tastefully designed. Server while polite needs more training. Food was not spectacular. When I asked the waiter what is in the Valencia rice (I don't eat pork or shellfish) His response was:what it says on the menu. Since I know how to read I was more than annoyed. I had to tell him that there was no description and he said it's rice. No S*it. Then he said it's plain Spanish rice. The rice actually comes with peas and carrots. He was not knowledgeable about the menu and was unable to make any reccomendations. I ordered the fava beans which were supposed to have lemon and mint. While the texture of the beans were good it probably would have been great if the were lemon and mint were included. The chimichurri appetizer could have been better had there been ample chimichurri. The ropa vieja and chicken entree were good. Not good enough to warrant another visit but they were good. As the restaurant was closing the servers were not subtle about wanting to leave. Plates collected before fork hit the table,lights dimmed music was turned off....that sort of thing. It was a party of 4 and 3 paid by card 1 in cash. Checking the card statement the next day he double charged 1 person!!!! I guess that way he could keep the cash. Of course the charge will be disputed and I will never patronize this establishment nor will I recommend it.
My friend and I met for lunch, we both went by restaurant week menu and picked salmon as entree, they were cooked just right, and the grilled clams that came with it were also done just right. For dessert, mango tres leche cake was to die for. Service was superb. Very friendly and accommodating waiting staff who served with smile that light up our day. My friend is very particular on the importance to have good service, and she gave the waiting staff high remarks for their wonderful service. While we were sitting there, she was already making list of people that she wants to bring to dine in this restaurant.
My time at the restaurant was really nice, even though I came by myself during the lunch hour, the hostess sat me in the formal dining area, as opposed to the more open casual area (which was considerate of her). The wait staff was polite and answered my questions about the food and gave suggestions when asked. They did sadly run out of a main ingredient in the entree I ordered but they made up for it by comping my drink which I found to be also kind and conscientious of them. The food was great and full of flavor, in no need of extra salt (& that means Alot coming from a salt fiend such as I am) and good portion size.
Food was good, and also the cocktails, just a little bit pricey for what we ate
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!
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.
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.