Salinas

4.7
1644 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
We call to confirm reservations a day before so please provide a valid local phone number. Salinas does not honor reservations with incorrect or international phone numbers. If you are an international guest, kindly provide your hotel’s phone number or a valid email. If your reservation is not confirmed by 4PM the day of your reservation, the system will automatically cancel it.
We hold reservations with a 15-minute grace period. If your party is not complete within 15 minutes of your reservation, we will offer your table to another party who is waiting and work you back into our dining room.
All garden requests are only requests. We do not guarantee seating requests due to the amount of requests we receive. To guarantee a garden table it will be a credit card hold and held with a 24-hr cancellation policy. On Fridays and Saturdays, guaranteed garden reservations are accommodated with a tasting menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm- 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 6:00pm- 11:00pm
Sunday - 5:45pm - 10:00pm


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Phone number
(212) 776-1990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luis Bollo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 18th and 19th street
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Reservations For Large Groups
At the moment, Salinas is only accepting online reservations for groups of 4 or less all week.

For groups of 5 or more, please contact Salinas' reservation team at reservations@salinasnyc.com.

For groups of 21 or more, please contact us at events@salinasnyc.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

With all the Spanish food in this ‘hood it’s a big statement to make, but there is no better restaurant to get your Español on than Salinas.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1644 People Are Saying
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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great service and delicious food.

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Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The surprise find of a week in NYC - wonderful feel, fabulous small plates, friendly & professional service. We’ll be back.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. Food was perfect and on time. Service was marvelous.

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GR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant last week. The food was great, especially the Pork Belly !
I would recommend the small plates menu. This was our second time at Salinas, and we will definitely be back !

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JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a charming atmosphere. We were worried that we didn’t order enough food but the portions are generous.

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DC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, staff was friendly and attentive, and the cocktails were great -- but overall a little pricey and not much variety on the menu. Good place to meet for drinks, a small bite and quiet conversation, but perhaps not ideal for a dinner date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely cool ambiance! Great food wonderful service. Very cool decor!! Will definitely return my next nyc visit!

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AK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Found the seating a bit cramped but otherwise everything was excellent.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had.. food was outstanding service was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. Will be returning many times and def highly recommend this restaurant

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

While the restaurant design and ambience is amazing, the food is extremely subpar. There are better tapas places in Manhattan and specially in the Chelsea area. The food was utterly disappointing and the beautiful garden area and decor did not save the meal. The octopus was fried so much that every bite felt like chewing plastic. The cheesy croquettes tasted like movie theater cheese. Will not come back and do not recommend.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Beautiful decor! Will visit again. Somewhat expensive but worth the cost. Popcorn crusted octopus was outstanding and unusual. Cheese plate was excellent.

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r
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

wonderful spanish / tapas menu; our waiter Garrett was very knowledgeable about each menu item and ingredients used..his recommendations were spot on

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OCTOPUS WITH SQUID INK AMAZING; SERVICE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE BUT NOT INTRUSIVE

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R
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, service is on point, delicious food

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garden room is beautiful, great for a special occasion (birthday in this case)

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p
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is totally underated! Great food!! Amazing ambiance!

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D
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great neighborhood restaurant vibe!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quiet, great food & service in a cozy place

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PS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Salinas the last 3 occasions on which I have visited New York and chosen the tasting menu. The food and service are always excellent.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Dinner was good. Not great, not bad, just good. Far too expensive for the quality of the meal.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

I would give this restaurant raving reviews if not for the fact that they cancelled my 8pm reservation for 4 people at 4pm on the same day without any reason and did not return my call after i left a vm. It wasn't for overcapacity either because i was able to obtain the same reservation for 7:30pm (but my guests had to scramble to adjust their schedules). No one bothered to apologize either when I showed up and and in addition we were squeezed into a small booth table in the bar area more suitable for 2-3 people then for 4 with hardly any room to breath and little air conditioner. After dining there on multiple occasions it was very disappointing to be treated this way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty food. Really enjoyed everything I got. Pretty pricey but I didn’t pay for the date so I didn’t mind. Really good drinks as well.

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AO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite New York restaurants, and I always think of it for special occasions. A gorgeous room, good food, attentive and energetic service, very good food.

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BM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant surprise! This authentic Spanish cuisine with a modern flair in an absolutely breathtaking and comfortable setting made for a memorable meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with old friends.

The food and wine was spectacular, the decor was beautiful in the back room, and the service was perfect.

We all agreed we’d love to go back.

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and service in elegant surroundings. Gambas al Ajillo were fabulous.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great paella and romantic candle-lit dining area! Great for anniversaries.

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HM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a very nice evening at Salinas Restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff was very accomodating and atentive at all times. I would absolutely recomend it to family and friends!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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NS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, wonderful service and a beautiful and romantic atmosphere for a summer evening in the garden dining area!

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BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and wait staff were terrific; but can’t say the same about the hostess who greeted me at the door. My friend arrived to our reservation on time and had a drink at the bar while waiting, but due to train delays, I was 16 minutes late. I was greeted by the hostess who informed me in a rude manner that they were only allowed to hold my reservation for 15 min (reminder- my friend was already there; and I was 16 minutes late), so I had lost my reservation, but that I was welcome to still have dinner with them. Because of her reaction, I assumed the restaurant was packed. But to my surprise, all of the tables were empty!!! So rude! Why make a fuss and tell me that I lost my reservation when my friend and I were the only ones in the restaurant. Luckily, the food & wait staff were excellent. Hopefully, the management of the restaurant will wise up and replace the hostess....ASAP!

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative Spanish Tapas. Locally sourced. Has great bar and seating.

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had been to the restaurant three times previously and enjoyed it greatly. This time, despite a reservation and many empty tables, we were seated in the banquettes in the bar area. The seats are exquisitely uncomfortable. The temperature in the room was too hot. Daniel, our server, was great, but the rest of the experience was disappointing.

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AF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, perfect service and an outstanding evening provided by the wonderful folks running this gem!

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d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best dining experience we have had in NY. From the beginning to the end everything was outstanding! Hostess was very nice to us, everyone while we were walking to the tbl said hi. You feel very special. Hospitality is on a very high level! Our server was incredible (Garret not sure about spelling the name)! Very knowledgeable (we had a great conversation about Spanish wine) , polite and always there if anything needed. Support stuff was elegant and at the right time. The atmosphere is unforgettable... the decor, music. Food.. delicious! Everything! It was our anniversary and first time in NY together. We had couple more dinners out during this trip but we’ll never forget this dinner. It’ll be our favorite spot in this city and definitely will recommend to everyone! You’re doing excellent job!!

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C
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sangría in NYC, we tried several tapas but our favorites were the heirloom tomatoes and the roasted pig...fantastic! Please don’t leave without smelling the beautiful fresh roses from Ecuador.

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JG
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic synthetic Spanish food!! Wonderful Michelin star gem in Chelsea

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. The cocktails are unique and bring you back!

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique Spanish food and atmosphere - love the crusted octopus and squid ink pasta.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and wine. Courteous staff. Pretty surrounding. Small plates were special.

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