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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.

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About Salinas

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.

136 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm- 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 6:00pm- 11:00pm
Sunday - 5:45pm - 10:00pm


Cross Street:
between 18th and 19th street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 776-1990

Website:
http://salinasnyc.com/

Executive Chef:
Luis Bollo

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Special a la carte menu and optional prix fixe. A $30/person credit card deposit is required for every reservation. Cancellation policy is 72 hours and deposit is nonrefundable if the reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours. Submitting credit card information is in agreement to this policy

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We are celebrating NYE with a prix fixe menu only. A $50/person credit card deposit is required for every reservation. Cancellation policy is 72 hours and deposit is nonrefundable if the reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours. Submitting credit card information is in agreement to this policy.

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Details
Sun 5:45PM - 6:15PM

Mon - Sat 6:00PM - 6:15PM

Salinas Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (42)
Good for a Date (38)
Tapas (37)
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Cozy (33)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Casual (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was outstanding. Very passionate and knowledgeable service. The menu and the food was outstanding, and the ambiance pleasing.
It's not cheap but very reasonable for the quality we got.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

What was once a warm , welcoming and beautiful restaurant made for special occasions has become one driven by the reservation book at the front door where attitude presents like a century at the gate. Woe to the guest who arrives early or late. One minute can ruin an entire evening. You’re banished to the cramped front bar room to cue up should they choose to honor your reservation and if so, you’ll have a restriction imposed on the amount of time you can occupy the table. . If it’s a celebration you’re planning I’d stay far away from this place.

I lieu of beautiful flowers, personable service and excellent cuisine, mediocrity now takes center stage. The front staff are full of themselves, wheeling their power with a rigidity, insensitivity and arrogance I found “distasteful. This should be a no reservation place with seating first come, first serve.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic meal. Definitely returning. Everything was outstanding! Great job, Chef and staff!

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely wonderful- beautiful both in atmosphere and presentation! We had tickets at a theater near by so had an early small plate dinner here first and it was just perfect!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful inside and great ambiance. Impeccable service. The paella is my fav, but now only available on Sunday (sadly).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything about this place is on point. From the service to the food, to the cocktails and to the music. I can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

the food was excellent but the restaurant has too many rules.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service were excellent! Great restaurant, Expensive so check prices before you go.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A little too noisy. Hard to talk cross table. Otherwise it’s perfect experience. Food is amazing and service is great.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The place was awesome everything was perfect really would not change anything

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

loved it- really nice space, service and food

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Congratulations on creating such a enchanting sexy space filled with knowledgeable yet humble and genuine caring team of employees. Food unique, creative, and beautifully executed.
I own restaurant on the west coast and know how hard this effort is to make it look seamless. Bravo!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Delicate portion, excellent services. There was another customer spilled water on me by accident, but the server dealed the situation nicely and dried my jacket.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

A lovely dining room, good music that somehow did not drown out the conversation, friendly service and delicious food made it an all around excellent dining experience. The white anchovy with brandade toasts were a perfect balance…enjoyed the pulpo, fideos special and even a simple eggplant dish with pistachios was deliciously flavorful. Next time I'll go with a carnivorous friend and sample some of the jambon and chorizo dishes offered. Sangria was unusually good and not too sweet. Only complaint: no wines under $70-plus, which is an unfortunate limitation. After dining there, did some reading and saw that I knew the chef from the old Meigas days. Liked his cooking then and like it now.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ambience can not be beat! Food is absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My friend and I ordered two of the small plate specials and an entree size order of the suckling pig. All were absolutely outstanding and special. Not like anything I make at home.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Salinas was the perfect anniversary restaurant. They have wonderful cozy banquets. The flowers are really beautiful and make it a sexy atmosphere. The food is very good as well as the cocktails and wine.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had my anniversary dinner with my boyfriend! We had an amazing dinner in the back porch. The attention we got from staff was amazing! The food was top notch. Every time we go the experience gets better and better!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Treated with fake decorum by staff and owner about seating. Service was slow and poor. Food ok. Place is stale, needs renovation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Chef would not work around food allergies. We left before main course.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 11, 2017

There are so many places in NY which are just okay. The ambience here is a but manufactured food is fine, menu and kitchen not particularly interesting. The wine list and beverage selection is very good and decent value too.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was a little disappointed by the food. There wasn't one dish that I really loved, and several that I actually didn't like much. Lovely ambience, slow but friendly service, great cocktails, but I wouldn't go back when there are so many great choices in the area.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food but wait staff should learn from Danny Meyer! The customer should be treated like royalty. They came to remove plates several times while we were eating! The waiter didn't seem to want to answer questions about the menu. And when we offered feedback to owner, he was similarly ungracious. Too bad.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This was my 2nd trip to Salinas, and it didn't disappoint. Food and service were both excellent. Such a pretty restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very good place !! I strongly recommended !! 👍🏻✔️

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Loved the Sangria and the menu. Absolutely beautiful decor and the server was knowledgeable and delightful and attending to our every need.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was blown away by Salina's. The food was absolutely incredible and the vibe was unlike anything i have experienced. I go out to eat a lot and love to try new places, and this was one of the most chic and well-designed restaurants I have been to in a while. The food was OUTstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Expensive and mediocre. Since it is local restaurant in the neighborhood this was the third try over the yrs. strike three you’re out!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The restaurant was small but has beautiful decor. Food was excellent. The roast pork was a masterpiece. Would love to come back here again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The staff and food were out of this world!!! They were excellent friendly, informative, courteous could not have asked for any better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and loved Salinas -cozy but upscale the retractable roof on a beautiful night added to the ambience and the food was delicious and our servers were knowledgeable and very attentive I would highly recommend it

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Have visited NYC a number of times and think this is absolutely one of the best meals I've had and the ambiance was perfect for a romantic evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had a great dinner! The restaurant is beautiful and romantic, especially the garden room where we dined. Our server gave us excellent advice on how much to order. We had 4 small plates, the croquettes, arugula salad, tuna, and pork belly- all delicious. We then had the seafood and duck rice dishes and they were equally excellent. An all round excellent evening!! This is a particularly good choice for a romantic dinner. Gorgeous huge flower arrangements! Also appreciate that it's not too loud. Highly recommended

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic food and great ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The smell of fresh flowers as you enter the restaurant is enough to make you never want to leave, and then as you enter farther into the restaurant, you see beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers everywhere you turn. On top of that, the food is delicious and the service is impeccable. Perfect spot for a romantic date with someone special. My favorite restaurant!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food , great ambience, good wine list. Overall a good dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Despite no having both wines we ordered from their wine list and no being offer an apology nor something equivalent... the food was wonderful and great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Stop calling this a place to get tapas. They have limited selection of small dishes. They are good but push you to get a main which is also very limited. The back room is beautiful but despite requesting we were put in the hall seating before the back. My seat was constantly kicked by service staff. Wine was great but pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

A gem of a restaurant! Not inexpensive, but totally worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This restaurant's quality came as a surprise to me. I picked it by location and I didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to surpass most of the restaurants in the area. I recommend it very highly. The food seemed both authentically Spanish and at the same time quite innovative. Very few restaurants around here have a noise level suitable for conversation and this one did. It also is very pretty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Tapas
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