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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We are celebrating Valentine's Day with a $125/person menu only. All reservations are held with a $50/person deposit and a 72-hour cancellation policy. After 72 hours, the deposit is nonrefundable. Submitting credit card information serves as agreement to deposit charge and cancellation policy.

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Details
Sun 5:45PM - 6:00PM

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

Salinas Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (32)
Tapas (31)
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Cozy (28)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely ambience with the fire on a cold night, the scent of roses and beautiful arrangements of roses throughout the restaurant. We would have liked to linger but due to pre-theatre were very gracefully handled to ensure that had optimal dining experience with great selection of pre-fixe price dinner menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

beautiful ambiance, delicious tapas and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is my second time in Salinas, and I love this place. The food is great and the ambiance very romantic. Great job Salinas !!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great great great. Nice Spanish wine list.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Salinas is a lovely restaurant serving delicious and attractive food but sadly, left us very disappointed. We arrived early for dinner after notifying the restaurant on Open Table reservation of Theater time. We reminded our waiter who assured us that he would make sure to have us out on time. Sadly, this was not the case. The waiter “disappeared” after our first course, and after complaining to the lovely and very apologetic manager our beautiful main course arrived! We declined it as there was no time to enjoy it. Restaurant was very apologetic and but this experience left us confused and very disappointed.
Will we give Salinas another chance?.... we’ll see!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Elegant decor. Delicious food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good Food Poor service always unpleasant host.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing, authentic Spanish cuisine. Friendly, attentive wait staff. And a gorgeous table by the fire. This was our best meal in a 3-day NY stay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We very much enjoyed our dinner here. The food was great, the atmosphere was lovely and it was a perfect place to eat on a frigid winter night. I will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Simply fabulous food. Original. Beautiful space. Excellent service. Will go again and again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was my second visit to the restaurant. Extremely warm and charming interior. Outstanding food, fresh ingredients, wonderful wine and cocktails, friendly service. An absolute gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Used to be one of best in NY from my point of view but last night truly disappointed to me...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful experience! Complete knowledge of the menu by our waiter. The food is so good! The Duck Salad was our favorite. Yum! Delicious drinks resulting from a glorious mix of (never heard of) alcohols by their talented bartenders. The ambience was romantic and intimate but with a lively feel. Will absolutely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I love this place and they have kept it at a high level of service and food for a long time. For once I didn’t get the steak - which is my go to - but all the smallmates we got were amazing especially the patatas bravas, eggplant with pistachios and octopus.

The service is here is really impeccable- from the welcoming and friendly hostesses to the knowledagble wait staff. You won’t get any of the attitude and bitchiness that you get at many other NYC restaurants with similar chic clientele (for example, at Barbuto).

These people know how to make glorious food, and create an atmosphere where you feel right at home, whether you are a regular or going there for the first time.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I celebrated my 10-year anniversary at Salinas. Everything was perfect and I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Got there 5:20 for 6 o’clock res. Manager disciplined can’t stay inside until after they open at 5:30. It was 5:20, cold and, well, I ended up outside until after 5:30. Just dumb. Eaoecially the lecture at the door about his liability because they were doing construction (no where near front door)

Waiter excellent, food just OK. For price expected more. Table crammed in, not spacious, doesn’t match price point.

Overall? Not again. Can think of better high end Spanish restaurants. Still, so e folks may like it.

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

I am not sure what is there in this restaurant to have almost 5 stars . It is extremely expensive for the level of food they offer. You could actually get the same crispy calamari in any diner for much lower price. Never again....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Exceptional service, fantastic food from start to finish. The wines are waaaaaay overpriced, and the selections quite limited, but the sommelier was lovely.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Best Spanish restaurant I've been to in the US! Perfect! Everything tasted just like when I lived in Spain.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We have been to Salinas on many occasions but this is the first time since they have reconfigured the bar and front. While I like the original version the new version does not change your experience - although we will avoid the semicircular banques by the bar as they are not comfortable for us

Continues with fantastic food that is wonderful to the taste and creative. Same for the wines both by the glass and the bottle

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very nice ambience and good for dates. The portion size is small but food is scrumptious. Desserts are also great but again the portion size is small.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

That have renovated and now have a very comfortable bar area. The food is always great

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was excellent, ambiance was very romantic, however the music was a little strange. The food was very good, but there is better in NYC for the price, and their take on Spanish cuisine wasn't always an improvement on the original.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a wonderful surprise! The flavours were amazing!!!! Loved it

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Menu was creative but food wasn’t particularly good. It’s a very pretty place and food is fine but not worth returning.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Really trendy place but not overwhelming, comfortable seating, great food and trendy music in the background.Great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything is outstanding, except the too narrow space and table. Also, the light is too dark for me and I even barely could see the menu. But beside this, the food is extremely outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I had a reservation for 4 people at 6:45 PM on Friday 12/1/17. I was the first of my party of 4 to arrive, and I was on time at 6:45 PM. Two other people in my party arrived by 7 PM, and the last one was running late due to her job as a surgery fellow and she was coming directly from work. We asked to be seated but was told that everyone had to be present for us to be seated, and that after the 15 min grace period, our reservation would automatically be canceled.

Eventually, the hostess did seat the 3 of us around 7 PM but instructed that we must order right away and that we had a strict out time by 8:30 PM. We finished our meal but chose to go elsewhere for dessert because we ran out of time by 8:30 PM.

Food is ok, service is extremely poor. Everyone in my party works in healthcare, and if we treated patients like this, we would all be fired. The food is not that great enough to make up for the lack of service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Banquets are getting a little to small to sit in. We had to move the other night to a table with chairs. Other than that it was a great night overall!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was just perfect! Booked for my partners 30th birthday, the whole experience was amazing! Our waiter was one in a million. Thank you so much

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great place, but the automatic cancellation of my OpenTable reservation because I failed to respond to a phone call from the restaurant (unknown number to me) takes it off the list of places I'd book through OpenTable, and - therefore - probably means I won't go there again. Reducing the friction/increasing the ease of my reservations is the whole point of the OpenTable service. Salina's policy defeats the purpose. Perfectly OK as NYC has plenty of other options.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great lighting and wonderful service was my first impression. The sangria was arguably the best I've had. A good simple menu for a romantic night out eating light on tapas but we were surprisingly satisfied by the end of the night which was a first for a tapas night(a good thing). Maybe the menu is too simple because we both left feeling like there was nothing left on it that we simply HAD to go back for. I would go back for the sangria although it was pricy. My date loved it and she was very happy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely restaurant with nice ambiance! Food was absolutely delicious!! Will go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous place! Very intimate with great food and service. We loved the paella dishes! Wonderful service also. One guest had the fresh fish--good but not as the paella dishes. Would definitely recommend to others!!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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