Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 38 times today
Special offers available. See details

Salinas

4.7
1551 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Spanish, Mediterranean
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm- 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 6:00pm- 11:00pm
Sunday - 5:45pm - 10:00pm


icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 776-1990
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Luis Bollo
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
between 18th and 19th street
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
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

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

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

What 1551 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything were perfect

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 !

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Absolutely outstanding in every respect.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good food! Expensive! But very good food!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner with a combination of tapas, side dishes and a rice dish. Dessert was also delightful. The servers were attentive and helpful in deciding on choices. Would definitely visit again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A very smart place with a great interior - very professional service and great food

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This restaurant was an unexpected find with a warm ambiance sitting far back off the street. The service was excellent and very good traditional tapas along with larger entrees. Very nice bar.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant itself is beautiful. Very chic atmosphere with great food. I highly recommend for a date or a special occasion. Good wine list, delicious cocktails, and great service. Will definitely be going back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fabulous! The rice dishes and suckling pig are not to be missed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Terrific Food. Wonderful experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic food and service at this Spanish tapas restaurant. If you're looking for paella, it's only served on Sundays. However, the menu has so much to offer we didn't miss it. Some innovative and some traditional dishes are available, with small plates for sharing and larger entrees for those who want a more traditional meal. The bread service is excellent, but a bit pricey at $9.00. Pulpo with popcorn coating and squid ink sounded strange, but was really good. Branzino and short rib/scallop plates were delicious. Try the fried garbanzo beans - amazing! Only downside was we were seated in the bar area and it was quite noisy. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Perfect romantic dinner

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I recommend Salinas for more of the adventurous eating kinds of folks. We also were sad that there was not more of a tapas menu, we always love having a lot of options for tapas. Instead, it's more of a limited menu, which they do very well, but is for people who are more interested in getting creative dishes. For us, we will definitely be returning, but more for the desserts and cocktails. The almond dessert was exquisite and the sangria was presented in a very interesting way, with a giant red wine ice cub in a glass.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and service were great, but it was very expensive for date night. We had 4 small plates (tapas) and one rice dish, bread, a bottle of wine and 2 other drinks, for $300 (including tip and tax). That was just too much.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Had a great, Spanish waiter. Food was great!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Just beautiful. everything was perfect! Will go again.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I felt the value for the food was way over priced for a Chelsea restaurant

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We loved everything about Salinas except for the ultimate price tag, which was nearer to $300 than is ideal for two people who weren't celebrating anything other than a date night. That being said - we could have dined a little less expensively had we opted for cheaper wine and maybe one less small plate/dessert. The pre-dinner cocktail we had put us in perhaps an overzealous ordering mindset.

The restaurant itself is really great. Lots of small rooms with velvet seating that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. It was mostly couples dining around us, although the bar in our area was packed the entire time, too. The service was great!

It was suggested that we order four small plates, one arroz dish, and one main dish (all to share, obviously), and we wound up ordering 3 small plates instead. It was plenty. If you have a larger appetite, perhaps 4 would be necessary, but we walked away very satisfied with what we had eaten. For small plates we ordered grilled razor clams, a tuna dish, and a duck salad. All prepared impeccably. We ordered the duck arroz dish, and it was so delicious- I wish I could recreate it at home. For the main, we ordered the fish special, which was half of a whole fish, served with face/tail "for presentation" with a garlic sauce that would burn your socks off. It was great, but definitely not conducive to any immediate hanky-panky afterward.

We did wind up splitting a dessert at the end - our server told us that people either love or hate their desserts because they're all focused on "sweet and salty combination," but fortunately we loved it.

We made our reservations for Saturday night the Thursday before, and at that time they only had seatings available for between 5-6 PM or after 9:30 PM, so we went with 6. I imagine if you're looking for a prime dinner time slot, you should prepare in advance.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Ambiance was very romantic and they provided good service. Waiters were nice and patient to explain each deal. There was a bar but it was not noisy at all even if you were seated next to the bar table. But they didn't have many options for main meals, and the steak plate was fixed for 2 pounds, which could be too much for some people.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We come into Salinas every time we are in NYC and never fails us. Great food, drink and lovely atmosphere . The hosts and servers are top notch. Always an amazing experience!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The food was outstanding, very authentic. Next time we will do more tapas.
The lighting is a bit dim. Overall a very good experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food, great people, the owners are very approachable and pamper their patrons.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service and food were top notch. Highly recommend

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Beautiful setting, great food, knowledgeable staff, wonderful and responsive service. We had a delicious and ennoble evening!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

El lugar super acogedor, estaba tarde para reservación y fueron amables al esperarme 30min. El lugar bonito, mesero superrr cordial y atento, lo unico fue que el pollo que pedí no esta cocinado al 100%, lo cocinan termino medio! La cuenta para 2, Casi llegando a los 200. Super recomendable

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing food !!! Service was perfect !!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This is beautifully designed and distinctive looking restaurant with cozy nooks and beautiful lighting. The tapas menu was wonderful and the execution was first-rate -- every dish was absolutely delicious, fresh, and original, and I'm a picky foodie! Our server was very professional and did a great job of getting everything out to us in a timely way so that we could eat at a relaxed pace and still make an 8:00 pm show at the Joyce. I will definitely go back and I heartily recommend Salinas!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Loved! Great food. Good portion sizes for value. Tasty. Super fresh. Dessert on point! Wine bottles very expensive

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall great experience, a bit too tight of a space for me, but normal in NYC

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food; friendly service! My friend and I both really enjoyed it :)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service and the food was delicious. The wine selection was great.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
39

Tweets by Salinas