Salinas

4.7
1728 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.

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Sun 5:45PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM

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 1728 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place! Excellent service and the food was DELICIOUS. The restaurant it's so nice. Definitely will recommend for other people to visit and will be back soon :)

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CR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening at Salinas. Calm atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful service. Highly recommended.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was authentic and genuinely interested in our having a pleasant experience.

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BD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spectacular.

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JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, delicious, unique food offerings. Service extremely attentive and kind. Marvelously quiet! Cannot say enough positive about this place.

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e
New England
51 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When you walk into Salinas it is like you have been transported out of NYC to a romantic candlelit local tapas restaurant in Spain. The food is excellent and service is friendly and professional. I guarantee if you eat here once you will come back again!

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RS
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is warm and intimate with lots of wood. Excellent food with the service to back it up. We already de ided to go back again.

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MF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great ambiance! Glad we went on a Sunday. It's the only day they serve a full paella dish! Absolutely delish!

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Romantic

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is legit! Believe me.

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FL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely surprise! Went to it without any previous knowledge and it is a wonderful find! Lovely wine list and very tasty tapas.

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R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very pleasant surprise dinner before our ballet at The Joyce on a Saturday night. Most importantly, the food was scrumptious. We didn’t have time to try the traditional Spanish dishes but certainly will in the future. The wait staff were attentive, professional and pleasant. It helped that they were well staffed. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The noise level permitted us to have a conversation - no blaring music thankfully. This looks like it will be our go to restaurant in Chelsea. I’ve already told friends about it.

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M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, good food and friendly service are a winning combo at Salinas.

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JM
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salinas never fails to satisfy and impress. The preparation and selection of food was amazing as always. Really delicate and defined. Fantastic atmosphere with great fireplace.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eager to introduce others to this restaurant. The meal was excellent, authentic Spanish fare and flavors. Service was flawless. All in all a lovely experience.

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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for date night! Interesting food, dark lighting and fabulous secret corners.... Love this with my man!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so very innovative and made with passion. The owners run it as if it was their favorite friends coming for dinner every night.
One of our favorite restaurants ever.

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MH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always amazing. They seemed to have renovated the restaurant. The previous design was beautiful warm and had a magical charm. Now just seems ordinary. But still cozy. Salinas is one of my favorite spots in Chelsea. Food is always delicious and original.

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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent food, service, ambiance, wine...all very enjoyable. Perfect in all respects. Will be back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Food good. But it was very cold in back room.

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PB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but great service and the best Spanish food in NYC

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J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing ambiance. Service was super and wine outstanding

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. The table (semi circle booth) was not appropriate for a party of four. Very uncomfortable. I expect when I make the reservation via Open Table and then confirm the day before with the email link that I don't need to be called yet again with a phone call confirmation. Feels arrogant that I have to reconfirm so many times. The food and service is great, everything wrapped around it needs work.

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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buena
Comida buen servicio

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TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! This place was a cozy delight and I’m so glad I have it a try. The service was impeccable.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the hidden gems of NYC. Best restaurant in Chelsea

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Christmas’eve:
-reservation 2days before, paying 30$ each. It means we could not cancel the reservation....
-once seated, we tried to order, but at each single request, the waiter said that dish was finished. And that for almost half of the menu.
-considering it was christmas’eve, we could not cancel the reservation without loosing 120$, and we could not reserve another restaurant at that time and considering no discount was applied to our bill, we are really disappointed.
NOT SUGGESTED!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas buffet! Everything was on point!
Great service, great food and great ambience

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here on Christmas Eve and the food was delicious! Will definitely come back.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing, very good service, great wine choices. I had an emergency and had to leave, but I have to go back when I am in NY. Great restaurant, the decor is intimate. Any foodie will love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, customer service and vibe. A must go place when in nyc

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening out with my son. Best tapas I’ve had since Spain! Pilot was extra special.

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d
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The cozy, gorgeous dining room with a fireplace created a casually elegant atmosphere and backdrop for a delicious meal. Our server, Garrett, was superb: knowledgeable, professional, upbeat, cheerful and courteous. The food was simply excellent.
If we didn't experience the arrogance and arguments from the hostess staff and manager, I would have rated Salinas five stars.
We did not appreciate being told we could not have a drink at our table while waiting for our companions to arrive--even though we were early and our table was available. (Of course we were directed to the bar, where we refused to go.) Nor did we appreciate being told "The chef prefers everyone in a party be seated together for the dining experience." Nor did we like being told, after having confirmed the reservation the prior day with an actual phone call, that suddenly we would have to leave in two hours because the table was booked for another party.
We won't go back. There are enough other restaurants in Manhattan with great food, excellent servers, and management dedicated to hospitality.

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delighted with our experience at Salinas. Incredible taste, presentation, great atmosphere! Definitely returning!

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MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted something new and quaint yet still pack a “wow” effect. Salinas did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the drinks were consistently flowing. Needless to say the service was amazing. Highly recommend for any occasion. But specially for a special night. Thanks Salinas.

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YS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent service was good except they told us to wait at the bar where there were not enough seats to sit down.

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s
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like very good Spanish food at high prices served in tiny portions amidst gorgeous decor, Salinas is the place for you. We both started with signature cocktails; mine was pear-based Reina del Huerto, delicious but barely filled to 2/3 of a small glass with a large ice cube taking up much of the real estate @ $18.00. Pulpo con Palomitas appetizer with crunchy topping and squid ink was very good; creamy pork croquettes were tasty but miniscule. Hubbie's duck sausage rice was good but skimpy portion. However branzino special was generous and scrumptious, crispy skin covering tender white meat nestled on a layer of creamy potatoes. Shared a warm chocolate with pistachio ice cream dessert, yummy.

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EW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant with excellent, warm service. Food is interesting and very tasty. We were seated around 6 pm at an intimate table in the back and conversation was easy given the noise level. As the restaurant filled up, the noise level increased, so conversation became more difficult. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this place for an Anniversary. Great romantic place for any occasion. Staff was friendly and attentive but not overly so. Food was amazing as well. I would recommend this place to anyone and we will definitely be back again!

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