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Saffron Restaurant

4.4
4.4
235 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Saffron is a family owned restaurant in the heart of Howard Beach.
While we offer a variety of traditional Spanish tapas, we also offer a wide variety of innovative dishes which incorporate Italian, Greek, Cuban, Asian, and American styles into made-from-scratch dishes you will never find anywhere else. In addition to Meat, Seafood, and Vegetarian options available for every visitor, our Chef is also able to deftly assist with any dietary needs or restrictions you may have.
Saffron has plenty of free parking located in the rear and we are happy to accept orders for take-out.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sun 1:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 392-4152

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Herbert Duarte

  • Catering

    We are flexible to our guests needs. If interested in off-site catering, Saffron will customize menu options for any customer interested and will customize package options.

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 65 and over, Saffron will provide the entire dining room for a private dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Herbert Duarte: (347) 392-4152

  • Neighborhood

    Howard Beach

  • Cross street

    Cross Bay Blvd

  • Parking details

    Free parking area is located in back of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Q41

  • Entertainment

    Flamenco performances are held once a month along with a weekly flamenco guitarist. Performance dates do vary; It is recommended to check our facebook or website to find out about our upcoming shows.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Better than expected!
  2. JO

    JOHNA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service at Saffron was excellent. We had Tapas, entree and dessert, which were all prepared very well. The Peach Sangria was tasty but weak and the prices were a tad high. We enjoyed the dinner very much and would go back.
  3. SW

    SusanW

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday weekend for my husband
  4. c

    cocolikesherfood

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unassuming location but very kind service and lovely food.
  5. D

    Dybo

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Saffron was delicious. We had a bunch of tapas, which were yummy! Cosmo and sangria were great. Staff is attentive Continue to go back
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great - and our waiter was wonderful!
  7. TS

    TereseS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were there on Easter , the food was fresh and well cooked. Service was attentive and quick . The décor was bright and festive for the holiday .
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good Food, Great Ambience! Service was a bit off, but that’s understandable at this time. I would go again! ♥️
  9. W

    Woodhaven

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    yummy food. good service
  10. CH

    CathyHill

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our waiter was very good. Red sangria was lacking in flavor, fruit and punch.
  11. MP

    MichaelP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. The sangria was good as well as the appetizers.
  12. JP

    JPTurtle

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful for them to have an outdoor dining option when one of our party forgot their phone (with vaccination card on it). They were extremely cordial & the food was awesome! Great margaritas too!
  13. m

    melissad

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! From the food, drinks to the service. Will be coming back!
  14. W

    Willproline1

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Terrible experience. We will never go back.
  15. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  16. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal of small plates is always satisfying and oh so tasty! Chef Duarte is outstanding and honors his craft with creative delights to please ANYONE! Each delectable tapa is given the special attention as if you were being titillated by a personal chef! We left the restaurant satisfied, but eager to go back and try more of the many options available from seafood, meat and vegetarian options!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of four. Everyone ordered 2 small plates a d we had a feast of varied amazing tastes from scallops, garlic shrimp, yucca fries, wings , etc. would def go back
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good, we were not rushed, the food was all exactly as we asked and tasted delicious.
  20. TD

    TracyD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was terrific experience as usual!
  21. I

    Ibis12

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The ambiance was OK and a little noisy. However, the most important element is the food which was excellent. I had lamb korma that was as good as any I've had.
  22. NC

    NikCL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Unbelievably delicious! Very very good! Upset I’ve been missing out all these years...
  23. D

    Dybo

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We felt safe dining inaide
  24. F

    Fianel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and Sangria were outstanding! Will definitely be returning soon. You must try the Red Sangria and the Plantain Nachos are too die for!
  25. RM

    RaiM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was a bit pricey for the portion but was very good
  26. DM

    DeborahM

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Saffron a number of time. Food and service always meet my expectations
  27. A

    Alejandro

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and decent but friendly service. I recommend this establishment.
  28. VL

    VL61

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and staff. I look forward to returning and trying more of their tapas.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waiter took 45 min to take our order, they brought one tapas out that we ordered and when I asked where’s the other one, they said they come different times. The price for the tapas is stupid high and the food portion is tiny. Our meal was simple and no flavor. They charged $35 for skirt steak and only came with fried yuca. The chimichirri tasted horrible. When I got the bill, they charged us extra by adding on glasses of wine meanwhile we only had one glass of wine. This place sucks!
  30. S

    Stacey

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the wait staff was lovely. Will definitely be coming back here
  31. JM

    JeanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is fresh and well prepared. The service was excellent. They had a good choice of gluten free options.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for great service and amazing food then this place is a must!! From sitting at the bar for a drink and appetizer or having dinner at the table this place will exceed all your expectations!!! A family run business that is consistently great all the time. Gina, Sean and the rest of the staff are amazing!!! FIVE STARS!!!!!
  33. JJ

    JohnJ

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Always good paella: seafood, black or valenciana (without rabbit meat) this is our favorite place for that. Ham croquettes very very nice but too few 😕 and the blackened salmon so good. Try the chicken, good prepared and brilliant taste. Good attention from waitresses 👍🏻 thank you guys.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Very mediocre food. Croquettes were soggy and gross. Waitress and staff were friendly and nice!
  35. W

    Woodhaven

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great friendly service!!
  36. TA

    TrishA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chef/owner Herbert was absolutely amazing. My parents arrived early, prior to their busy time, and he sat down to talk with them. He not only acknowledged my father for being a Vietnam Vet, he honored him with a discount and gift card for when they return. The food was excellent, staff was courteous and helpful. I noted on my reservation that I am a Vegan, and when I arrived they were ready to show me around the menu for options that would work for me. This is a great place for most eaters! I would highly recommend going for all occasions.
  37. a

    amazing

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and great setting
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always awesome
  39. TM

    TomM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious as always. New corn seafood fritters are fantastic. One of our favorite places.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going to Saffron since they opened over 10 years ago. They make you feel like family and always welcomed there. Food is delicious. Gina is my favorite waitress. A must go!

FAQs

Saffron Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 392-4152.

Saffron Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Saffron Restaurant

161-50 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cross Bay Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Howard Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sun 1:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking area is located in back of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Q41

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Herbert Duarte

  • Entertainment

    Flamenco performances are held once a month along with a weekly flamenco guitarist. Performance dates do vary; It is recommended to check our facebook or website to find out about our upcoming shows.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 392-4152

  • Catering

    We are flexible to our guests needs. If interested in off-site catering, Saffron will customize menu options for any customer interested and will customize package options.

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 65 and over, Saffron will provide the entire dining room for a private dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Herbert Duarte: (347) 392-4152

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