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 firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time, we are only accommodating reservations of up to 10 guests.
Groups of 11+ guests can email our private events team at email@example.com.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
PAELLA DE HONGOS Y VERDURAS
Bomba rice, wild mushrooms, artichokes, baby carrots, peppers, melted Murcia cheese-egg custard, vegetarian broth
CHULETON (subject to availability)
2.2 lb – for two or more; Grilled prime rib-eye steak on the bone, fingerling potatoes, spring onions, mushrooms, piquillo peppers, garlic mojo
Crispy potato, spicy brava sauce, pimentón
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….
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.
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!
what a lovely evening - service was great and the food delicious. So nice to be out again.
Great for and wine, good service!
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!
The man who waited on our table was incredibly nice and helpful.
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.
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.
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
Fabulous tastes and very cozy room
Salinas was a wonderful dining experience. I will do back as often as I can.
Outstanding food...great service from start to finish!
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!
The restaurant and server was wonderful
The food was the issue
Tasty food but a little pricey. Good service and nice atmosphere.
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?
Incredible. One if the best nyc dinner experiences EVER. And we have had 693 of them all over town. WOW
There were no salad options on the menu. Nothing light. Food was okay. The room was beautiful and the service great.
Great food, great servers, and great ambience. My only complaint is the cost of the drinks and sangria.
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.
Fabulous food, service and ambience. One of the best restaurants serving Iberian food outside of Ibiza. And we go there all the time!
Red wines are very expensive! Think ‘cheapest’ bottle was $78 I think
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!)
Atmosphere was great. Some of the dishes were too salty. Service was good.
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!
Every thing as expected and the way a dinner should be.
Amazing service and loved every dish.
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
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.
Salinas is one of my favorite places in NYC to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Fine wine list.
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!
Fantastic experience. Lovely room. Great food.
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.
Excellent meal and service thank you Garrett you are a great server!!
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.
Fantastic small plates—don’t hesitate to get the octopus with popcorn, it’s amazing.
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.
The food was fantastic. They sat us a little later than the reservation but they took care of us.
It was just fantastic in all respects. My two guests felt the same way and one person was vegan.
Salinas is rated 4.7 stars by 2017 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.