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About Saffron Restaurant

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.

161-50 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY 11414
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 3:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Cross Bay Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(347) 392-4152

Website:
http://www.saffrontapasny.com/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
Free parking area is located in back of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Q41

Executive Chef:
Herbert Duarte

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

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Christmas Eve Brunch will be served from 11:30am-3:30pm. Enjoy our regular menu all day long with holiday specials - we look forward to celebrating with you!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Years Eve Brunch will be served from 11:30am-3:30pm. Enjoy our regular menu all day long with holiday specials - we look forward to celebrating with you!

Saffron Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
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Tapas (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was excellent. MY friends shared a fish dish and vegetable paella. I had the seafood paella which I enjoyed. We shared the taco appetizer and the chef made it gluten free for my friend..
Kudos to him!!😎

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A great local place but also worth traveling for. Occasionally they change items on the menu (which is good) but if you ask them to make something from before, they will if they can.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The appetizers were good the mail course horrible. Overcooked rice and fish in the Paella. Waitress who was brand new was a doll.

Management Gould do better with the advertising and the quality of what you actually receive

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Stack up on the tapas!! They're great. Food, and service were both amazing. Wasn't packed when we went, so the noise level wasn't an issue at all. Only slight drawback was that the bill ended up being slightly pricy. Definitely not a deal-breaker though. I'll be going back for sure 👍🏾

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. Went with family for dinner and had a wonderful meal. Service was attentive.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I took my dad there for the first time (for him) for father day and he said that was one of the best dinner he had in a long time and the tapas where grate . I myself visit Saffron with my wife and try to have something different each time and are never disappointed. One of my favorite restaurant. By far.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service was awesome! The food was delicious! Great brunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Family owned restaurant. I look forward to celebrating many more event's at Saffron. Extremely friendly staff. Beautiful decor. They can accommodate from 1 to 100 people possibly more. Great for a casual dinner or a romantic date. Very pleasurable dining experience.
Thank you for

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Love this restaurant for Tapas, this was the first time having brunch there. Menu was a little bit strange, very limited choice, but food was good as always and service was great.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We stopped by here because it was one of the closest restaurants to JFK on OpenTable when we needed a quick place to grab a bite between a domestic and international transfer with friends who were not continuing on the next leg and who didn't want the lame airport options available before security. We weren't disappointed by the proximity to the airport or the overall experience but the food isn't necessarily anything special (crab cakes were actually quite good, just nothing you can't get outside of manhattan) and there was a graduation party in progress which certainly added to the noiselevel (not properly separated and they had a DJ so became very difficult for anyone in the restaurant to have a conversation). Still, they warned about this before being seated so it was our fault for staying!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My son and I had brunch on Mother's Day. It was lovely. The choices were ample and the food was delicious. I have been there before with friends and would definitely return. It was very friendly from the moment we entered, escorted to our table, which was waiting for us, and the server was friendly as well.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The service and food were both impeccable. The waitstaff was very attentive and the chef sent over a delicious treat on the house for the table. I have now been back twice. I have found my new brunch place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

the place is great, very accomodating... the reservation didnt go through

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food, service and ambiance were good but the noise level was terrible and extremely distracting. People were just about screaming while speaking across their tables making it very uncomfortable for others trying to unwind enjoy conversation and our meal.
The people should be asked to turn it down a bit to respect others. I was there on a date and it was difficult to converse. I do not think I will be coming back.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food is wonderful as is the service. I've been here for dinner as well as brunch with Groupons. Great value!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We went for brunch and enjoyed the unusual choices. The only negative was that coffee was served at 3/4 cup and no refills. Food was delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Fantastic as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

THE HOSTESSES SHOULD OF BEEN DRESSED BETTER SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE JUST CAME FROM A GRUNGE CONCERT. A PLAID LUMBERJACK SHIRT & JEANS AND SNEAKERS.
THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT BUT $39.00 FOR BRAISED SHORT RIBS IS A LITTLE HIGH.
THE WAITRESS AVIE WAS GREAT SHE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING ON THE MENU.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Had a Brunch Groupon for Saffron Restaurant. The value was outstanding. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent! My husband and I had a lovely afternoon brunch and I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is very tasty and you are not rushed very plesent service with a smile

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was delicious, great service. A little pricey but it was worth it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Delicious food and friendly service. Can't go wrong.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Have been there many times. Drive from Long Island because food is so good.
A little surprised that they were not able to use the Open Table App reservation.
They said that only the owner was able to do this and he was not there. Had to contact open table to get points.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The food wasn't as good as my first visit, but was still good overall.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Meh. And overpriced. And not tapas at all. That's about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Saffron is one of our go to restaurants. The food and service is consistently great. Love the tapas because you can try a variety of dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We wanted to try something new in a convenient location! Saffron was a great choice!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2016

I really enjoyed my dinner here. I got a few tapas to try and they were all delicious. Their sangria was one of the best I have ever tried and my server Danny was very attentive. I will definitely be back with friends and family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Used groupon for 4...Excellent value, food and sangria... Definately going again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

The restaurant was completely empty except for my party. Judging by that I would have expected exceptional service however it was adequate and seemed slow at times. The brunch menu stated that a Peach Bellini drink was available however they were out of Peach Bellini. Although the food was good, the overall brunch, price fixed at $30 seemed high to me in comparison with other brunches I have had in other Queens locales, particularly Astoria. Perhaps it it included desert I would have felt differently.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The waitress was absolutely lovely, very knowledgeable, made great suggestions!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Used a groupon coupon- prices could sneak up on you. Sangria was good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

This was my second time at this restaurant. I loved the food and service. Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Absolutely delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

I enjoyed brunch at Saffron but there's one problem. The hostess shouldn't have to be busser and server aswell.. The hostess/busser/server was a very lovely girl but just spend the extra money and hire a couple of more people.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Food was great as well as the service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

The food is always good
The waiter was sweet and responsive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We were a party of 6 for brunch on a Saturday at noon. They had one waiter to be the bartender, waiter and busboy and to make matters worse, this was his first day working there. Needless to say, it wasn't the best experience. There were only 4 tables altogether and yet to get a second bloody mary was like pulling teeth. Getting the first one was tough enough because he didn't know how to make them! The brunch menu gives you complimentary drinks so there should have been a bartender working. I am not blaming the poor waiter, but I think the Owner needs to have more than 1 person working a shift. The food was very good, so we will try it again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2016

As always everything was delicious and the service was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2016

In a neighborhood full of pizzerias and Chinese restaurants, it's nice to have a change of pace with Saffron. The staff is always attentive and helpful. The wine list is decent. There is a good selection of tapas to choose from. The clams, however, were a big disappointment. Way too hard. Shrimp were overcooked, also. These were two items from the tapas menu. We had the meat and seafood paella for our main course. Again, the seafood was not up to par. I would stick to the meat only paella. The seasonings and rice in the paella are tasty, though. Desserts at Saffron always please me.

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