Salinas

4.7
1580 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 general reservations for groups of 6 or less on Sundays through Thursdays and groups of 4 or less on Fridays and Saturdays.

For groups of 7 or more on Sundays through Thursdays and groups of 5 or more on Fridays and Saturdays, Salinas will provide a preselected menu and will require a minimum of three business days' notice for booking and confirmation secured with a credit card per a credit card authorization form.

For reservations of 7 or more guests on Sundays through Thursdays and reservations of 5 or more guests on Fridays and Saturdays, please contact us 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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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 1580 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

I had two very underwhelming plates—the popcorn pulpo and the asparagus on special both were served cold and tasted like they had been sitting around for awhile. The lack of elegance in plating the dishes was disappointing as was the tiny size of the asparagus. Service was attentive tho and the flowers were amazing....we had some very good and expensive wine which was a treat. Work more on the core product of food which is the mainstay in your biz and I’ll come back

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

SALINAS is an overpriced, nuevo Spanish restaurant w precious plates on a limited menu, some of which were tasty, but too small and pretty to be recognizable in Spain: One small dish (appetizer), 'croquetas,' (croquets) were grape-size vs finger-size; One 'arroz' (rice dish) was, in fact, three mini-burgers composed of rice w diced duck meat, and when I asked for a fourth one because we were four, our waiter told me what 'the upcharge' would be ... classy; One dessert, 'migas' (bread crumbs traditionally served w olive oil or chocolate as peasant food) was, in fact, chips of french macaroons w ice cream garnished w edible flowers. Got the picture? The receptionist told us our table needed to turn over in two hours when we arrived. The attractive DR on Salinas' website is beyond the small room w a view of housing projects where we were seated. Our waiter's style was not out of place in this pretentious, little restaurant, but the character he played would work better on a bigger stage.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

This is an incredible place for its ambiance alone. The retractable roof, stunning decor and beautiful flowers were a huge wow factor. Although the food was good, I was not blown away. We definitely left on the hungry side. If you are looking for a unique place, this is it! Maybe just have a snack first :)

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Authentic Spanish restaurant. Delicious seafood and patatas bravas.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our waiter was Garret, he was amazing!!! They gave us a great table, the food was amazing and waitstaff was very accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. The cocktails are amazing, definitely try one. Even though it was small plates we were still full when we left- the paella is delicious. It was our 1st anniversary and they brought us two glasses of cava after we paid the bill. The atmosphere was very romantic with fresh roses everywhere! Thank you so much for a special evening!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This restaurant was beyond our expectations. Excellent Spain-inspired food, efficient and pleasant service, staff with a smile. We had dinner in the airy and light section with the roof that slides open. We loved it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Elegant spot with attentive but unobtrusive service. Spanish specialties, plenty of seafood and carne choices. Long list of appetizers/tapas. Inventive cocktails, not very extensive wine list but adequate range of styles and prices. Has an outdoor dining area too, but we didn't go there.

They can can be very busy and they try to prevent no-shows, reserve early.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Wow! First, the food was spectacular, the Mastery of doing great food simply. Everything we tried was perfectly prepared, layered in flavors and well, exceptional. Now I haven’t had much Spanish food so I don’t have much to compare but my wife spent time in Spain, frequented several famous restaurants and she said this was the best she ever tasted. Before we left we made a solid commitment to come back next time we are in nyc. Thanks chef for a memorable and satisfying experience.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We had a great time and the food was amazing.
Great for a date when you don’t want to fill up on a big meal.

Our server was very informative and gracious.

The space is really pretty. Beautiful outdoor dining in the back yard.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Creative takes on classic tapas dishes, in a cozy, romantic setting. Definitely request the garden seating -- the candles, flowers, and open air make it seem like you are far away from NYC!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Expensive but worth the money. Creative and refreshing! Great staff and great menus !

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food & ambiance was nice, but a bit pricey. The wine list was pretty expensive as well.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Salinas is a very romantic place. I took my husband there for his birthday. The food was fantastic, I have no words to describe how much I loved it in general. The garden room is super nice. The service was really good and you can notice it's a very exclusive place.
The Chef is from the basque country in Spain and when I was told that I already knew it was going to be good, cause a lot of the best chefs in the world are from there and the food in that region is amazing.
The combinations of flavors on his plates are just incredible.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We've read the menu before going to the restaurant, we have no problem paying $43 for a plate of rice with shrimps, but it has nothing to do with the pictures shown. The portions are extremely small, maybe suitable for a 7 year old girl, the flavor was excellent but considering how cheap rice is, it makes no sense to leave a restaurant hungry after spending $200. The chick peas were just boiled then fried, it had nothing in it, less than a cup of chick peas, again the portions are super small. One of the appetizers had a long list of ingredients that translated into three pieces of crunchy bread with tiny bits of the listed ingredients... very disappointed.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Bartender poured the drinks like he was trying to pinch pennies and put the bare minimum in my Manhattan. When the glass ended up less than half full after he stirred and strained it, instead of adding more alcohol he added syrup and ice and stirred it again. Gimme a break. Unfortunately, this is what I remember most about the evening.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Salinas is my not-so-secret weapon in Chelsea when bringing clients and friends out for dinner in the area. Dates too, when I was single.

Drinks are on point, food is beyond excellent and the music/vibe will make you want to stay for a few night caps.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent! The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Originally reserved for 4pp through open table however a fifth guest wanted to join us. I called the restaurant to increase the party and drama started. We were told that the tasting menu was mandatory and I was required to fill out what seemed to be an application with cc number, security code etc to secure our reservation. Further more I was asked to put $150 down when I called the restaurant. When we arrived we were almost cohersed into buying a more expensive menu bc of dietary restrictions. I am glad we did not bc the $65 tasting was plenty. The wine we selected was delicious as was the food but I will think long and hard before bringing a party larger than 4 pp if I go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great place! Fantastic food

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Everything was good. Food, ambience, service and more. Except it’s little pricey, I highly recommend to try, especially paella and sangria.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere. I recommend the world to dine here

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing food. Go for the specials.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The servers asked a lot such as “are you done? Even thought we ‘re EATing dishes.
It was borrowing us.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great place to take my wife to for first anniversary. A bit pricy with drinks but food was good and the people here are awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The taste of food, the presentation and the ambiance are perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Fantastic and authentic restaurant. Best sangria I’ve had in NYC, but I’d wager their cocktails on the whole are top-notch. Pricey, but worth it. Note: their tables are definitely not all equally nice, try and book early. Also, smell the fresh flowers at your table flown in from Ecuador! Staff throughout is extremely attentive and has an eye for detail.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Everything were perfect

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food and wine. Music was similar to what one would hear on virgin Atlantic as you’re waiting to take off. Soothing bit strange for a restaurant. Great Spanish restaurant so a little Spanish music might be a good idea.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The staff members were kind and accommodating. Our server was very knowledgeable and catered to our every need. The food was bomb! The Hake and Pollo were delicious. Make sure you try the Bravas (potatoes)! I’d definitely recommend. It’s an intimate setting with affordable prices ($$). I’d return.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I've had in NYC. If I had to (nit)pick any one thing I'd say that they didn't pay attention to my note when I made the reservation that said it was my girlfriend's bday. Didn't really matter in the long run, as they treated everyone like it was their bday. We both appreciated the experience and will be back !

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The service was very slow, notwithstanding a 6pm reservation. It took 50 minutes for the main course to come out, and when it was served, even the wait staff acknowledged that it was raw (not rare; raw). By the time they brought out re-cooked food, we were to be late for our theater tickets, so could not even have the main course.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Everything was perfect. Octopus with black garlic sauce was TOO delicious. The design, the fire place, the flowers , the service was superb.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Totally amazing experience on all fronts - I would go there again - go for a special occasion too!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the city!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was amazing and the service great; everyone was very friendly. The ambiance is beautiful, especially if you sit in the "garden" open area.
I think the quality/price ratio is excellent. Definitely recommend it and will come back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Salinas was top notch all around. The garden room was beautiful, and quiet for a pre show dinner. The ambience was everything I could hope for and more. Service from front door staff, to servers and waitstaff were all attentive and A+. I would highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Absolutely outstanding in every respect.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Pretty place and one of the best Spanish restaurants in NYC. Some nice plays on very authentic dishes. Food, wine, cocktails, service are great. Specialty ingredients and seafood items are beautiful. Really pretty place, a little too expensive. Like 25% more than it should be. Leaves a bit of a bad taste.. Portions small for big time prices like $50-130 for entrees. Otherwise excellent and special.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good food! Expensive! But very good food!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Perfect restaurant to take your better half. We loved the ambience, the flowers, and the food. We ordered croquetas, patatas, Brazilian fish, octopus, and chocolate pustachio ice cream. Also one of the best sangria's I have had in a long time!!! Excellent experience.

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