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Salinas

4.5
4.5
1957 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Please note the hours of operation listed above are temporary during Covid.

OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS ARE NOT GARDEN ROOM. OUTDOOR IS PATIO/SIDEWALK SEATING. The Garden room is a standard reservation because the roof is retractable and only open weather permitting. Although it will not be guaranteed, if you wish to request garden seating please make note of your request on the reservation.

Salinas is a unique and vibrant award-winning restaurant in the heart of West Chelsea serving the full culinary experience of Spain. Opened on June 8th of 2010, Salinas specializes in both traditional and inventive tapas as well as regional main course dishes. Salinas has received several accolades, including a 2-star rating by the New York Times.

To book a reservation for 5+ guests, please email our reservations team at reservations@salinasnyc.com. At this time, we are only accommodating reservations of up to 10 guests.

Groups of 11+ guests can email our private events team at events@salinasnyc.com.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 776-1990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luis Bollo

  • Private party facilities

    Located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, Salinas is the perfect event space at any time of year with sophisticated design, prime location, & superior cuisine.

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    between 18th and 19th street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,957 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. P

    Pymy

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gracious!From the moment we entered we were ushered into a beautiful place and eventually a delicious meal.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We were seated at literally the worst table in the place. What they called a bar table which was literally under someone’s bar seats….
  3. AK

    AKapoor

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The manager Amanda tried to cancel my reservation after my dinner so I wouldn't be able to leave a review, but unfortunately for her I will anyway. I booked a table on May 2nd for a dinner on the 20th. I called requesting a garden table for a dinner with my boss. I was told that there was availability and they should be able to accommodate. On the day of the reservation, I called to confirm that the garden table was available. I explained the occasion and that I had made the reservation weeks earlier. I am moving out of town and this was me taking my boss out to thank her for facilitating my move. Amanda said they couldn't guarantee anything. I made it clear that I had booked Salinas on the basis of being able to have a table in the garden area - otherwise would have found an alternative venue. I then arrived early to the restaurant to make another plea for a garden table. Amanda showed me two tables - one in the garden (someone was finishing their meal) and one by the window. I said we could wait and see what my boss preferred when she arrived. Fast forward to about 15 minutes later, and Amanda has rescinded the table offer in the garden because 'someone else booked it last minute' and proceeded to offer us two other tables. Managers should not be exercising personal preferences and using their influence in this unprofessional manner. There was no desire to be helpful or accommodative, and in fact quite the opposite. There is NO WAY a professional establishment would prioritize a 'last minute' booking over my request from 2.5 weeks earlier. She clearly at that stage just didn't want to give me the table and I have no idea why - I have never met her before and frankly had heard great things about this place from my sister. Amanda ruined my experience. And the food was fine but not exceptional - so between both elements, rest assured I'd never want to go back.
  4. YW

    YanW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The octopus and steak are awesome. The steak surface is fried very deep but delicious. The eggplant is delicious. The environment is also beautiful and romantic. Service is absolutely a big surprise. They even gave us two champagnes for our anniversary!
  5. JB

    JulieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    what a lovely evening - service was great and the food delicious. So nice to be out again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for and wine, good service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and really wanted what we had ordered previously, but the menu changed and is a bit more limited. BUT the food, the service, and the ambiance was perfect!!! Regardless of the change in menu we were still very very happy with our decision!
  8. p

    paola

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The man who waited on our table was incredibly nice and helpful.
  9. NG

    NeilG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I selected this restaurant to have an early dinner with my wife, daughter and roommate who both attend college in NYC. The restaurant was a perfect choice, the food and service was great. My wife and I have no restrictions on diet but my daughter considers herself a pescatarian, her friend a vegetarian. The menu catered to all diets and I definitely would recommend it.
  10. GM

    GrnMntn

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit to Salinas was as enjoyable as our first. The paellas are special...unlike any others I've ever seen. The creative menu brings out the best of the ingredients, with options for gluten-free dining. Service was impeccable. We sat in the back room, which provided a lovely, quiet atmosphere for enjoying the very special meal.
  11. A

    Aileen

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was exquisite. However the chef was inflexible and there is no reason why substitution if one veg for another should be a surcharge when the prices are already extremely high. Wine list is grossly overpriced
  12. KR

    KirkR

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous tastes and very cozy room
  13. GM

    GinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salinas was a wonderful dining experience. I will do back as often as I can.
  14. RN

    RajeshN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food...great service from start to finish!
  15. r

    reginak

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had such a wonderful experience here!!! Food was exceptional, service was great, and the restaurant was very romantic and beautiful! Will definitely be coming back again soon!
  16. MB

    MarcyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant and server was wonderful The food was the issue Not good
  17. WM

    WMON

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food but a little pricey. Good service and nice atmosphere.
  18. W

    Woofus

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I am a huge fan of Salinas but this was a very disappointing meal. Items were either too salty or extremely bland. Even the familiar fabulous cocktails had the same problem—either over iced and bland or too sweet. What happened to my favorite restaurant?
  19. t

    thegoose

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. One if the best nyc dinner experiences EVER. And we have had 693 of them all over town. WOW
  20. SM

    StuartM

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    There were no salad options on the menu. Nothing light. Food was okay. The room was beautiful and the service great.
  21. D

    Delicious

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great servers, and great ambience. My only complaint is the cost of the drinks and sangria.
  22. NM

    NicholasM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, the food was excellent and full of exquisite flavor. The staff really made you feel special and were attentive to all your needs and were more than happy to assist you. Salinas itself is pretty on the inside with multiple rooms with a different vibe in each. Highly recommend for a nice date night or any special occasion.
  23. c

    charlottew

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and ambience. One of the best restaurants serving Iberian food outside of Ibiza. And we go there all the time!
  24. TJ

    TheJJs

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Red wines are very expensive! Think ‘cheapest’ bottle was $78 I think
  25. r

    rkaye

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and incredibly attentive service ---we just had 4 starters ( 2 of the 3 nightly specials) since it was an early dinner before seeing a play but they were all delicious and very interesting. Would definitely go back for a full dinner A bit pricey and wish I had been told the price of my glass of wine ($22!)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Atmosphere was great. Some of the dishes were too salty. Service was good.
  27. G

    George

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner and the service was fantastic. I requested a corner table in the Garden room and was accommodated with our favorite seat. We have been to the restaurant before and we will be continued customers!
  28. RC

    RodrigoC

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing as expected and the way a dinner should be.
  29. JL

    JessieL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and loved every dish.
  30. n

    norma

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance and Service excellent. Staff could not be nicer. Food creative, but it would have been nice to be able to order a simple salad along with the "creative" menu
  31. ED

    ErikD

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    More on the smaller side of restaurant size, but that does not detract from how nice the interior is. The garden room where we sat was really nice, and even though it was quite full it did not feel cramped or overly loud with people talking. The wait staff was very friendly and one of the hosts was very helpful describing the specials and made great food and drink recommendations. Drinks were well made, the food was great and paced appropriately. We didn't feel like we had to wait for any extensive duration for service. We were checked up on enough without feeling like we were being bothered. Overall awesome experience.
  32. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salinas is one of my favorite places in NYC to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Fine wine list.
  33. DM

    DrMarkS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We first had dinner at the restaurant about 8 years ago and although we don't reside in New York City full time we always have Salinas as one of our go to restaurants and have been back for dinner several times since the first time. Love the vibe!
  34. d

    drea

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Lovely room. Great food.
  35. EB

    ErikB

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Excellent drinks and tasty food. Service was so-so at best. Took a long time to get a drink served, but food came out very quickly (too quickly). The main servers were below average in their attentiveness, but the food distributors and water-attendants very attentive. Would probably try something different next time.
  36. h

    harsue

    New Mexico

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service thank you Garrett you are a great server!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Bartender made terrible drinks while we waited 20 minutes for our table. When we were seated, after 15 more minutes, we had to ask the host several times if they could send over a server for us. When the waitress arrived, she saw the full drinks on the table and “knew that the bad bartender must have made them”...apparently they have a bad bartender and don’t do anything about it? Unfortunate that the paella needs 45 minutes advanced ordering and we couldn’t do that until about 40 minutes after our reservation. More unfortunate that it wasn’t any good. Sympathetically, our waitress told us “I would’ve compt the drinks but you already paid” to which we replied “we actually tried to carry the bill over to our table, but were not allowed”. The waitress awkwardly replied “oh right it’s Friday”. When we ordered tapas to split, we tried paying extra for a 3rd scallop (there were 3 of us and we found out the serving was for 2). The normal thing would be to upcharge and give a 3rd, given the circumstances we expected the 3rd to be free of charge. Neither happened - we were told it could not be done because it would create a 4th unused serving. At the end of the meal, when we said we did not want dessert and just the check, they brought over some sympathy sorbet. Wow...the efforts they went through to make us feel welcome! Overpriced even if it was good. Definitely never returning.
  38. r

    rightcall

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic small plates—don’t hesitate to get the octopus with popcorn, it’s amazing.
  39. JE

    JEH123

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location is convenient and the servers are knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. But the reason to come is for the food. It is unique, it is presented beautifully, and it is delicious.
  40. SW

    ScottW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. They sat us a little later than the reservation but they took care of us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Salinas is rated 4.5 stars by 1957 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 18th and 19th street

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luis Bollo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 776-1990

  • Private party facilities

    Located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, Salinas is the perfect event space at any time of year with sophisticated design, prime location, & superior cuisine.

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