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La Fonda Del Sol

1114 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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
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Cross street
Between East 44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
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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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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
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent thoughtful service, delicious food and quiet with sufficient room between tables.

vipnyet (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing! Great service and food.

vipLindaS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Food came out too quickly and at room temperature. Maybe an off night as it was Monday night.

vipebuff (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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. :)

Cylantro (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

vipNYCFoodies (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.