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Salinas

4.5
4.5
2005 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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  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    between 18th and 19th street

  • Additional

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

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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Menu

TAPAS (SMALL PLATES)

  • GARBANZOS FRITOS$9.00

    Crispy garbanzos, sumac mojo

    • PAN TUMACA$10.00

      Grilled country bread, shaved tomato, olive oi

      • ARUGULA Y VALDEÓN$16.00

        Wild arugula, roasted beets, Valdeón cheese, mustard vinaigrette

        • SHISHITOS$12.00

          Fried shishito peppers, escama sea salt

          • BERENJENA$16.00

            Grilled eggplant, toasted pistachios, pistachio-anchovy aioli

            • PATATAS BRAVAS$10.00

              Crispy potato, spicy brava sauce, pimentón

              • COLIFLOR AL YOGURT$13.00

                Multicolor cauliflower, Greek yogurt, citrus pepper

                • ALCACHOFAS CRUJIENTES$16.00

                  Crispy artichoke hearts, beets, preserved lemon aioli

                  • CROQUETAS (subject to availability)$15.00

                    Daily croquetas, seasonal aioli

                    • TORRADA DE ANCHOAS$16.00

                      Grilled Catalán bread, truffle brandade, white anchovies, black olivade

                      ARROZ (RICE & PASTA)

                      • ARROZ DE VERDURAS EN COSTRA$24.00

                        Calasparra rice, cauliflower, artichokes, garbanzos, egg crust

                        • ARROZ VASCO$29.00

                          Bomba rice, salted cod risotto, manila clams, shrimp, asparagus, parsley broth

                          • ROSSEJAT RÁPIDA$28.00

                            Fideo pasta, chicken breast, fava beans, chorizo, clams, saffron aioli

                            CARNE (MEAT)

                            • POLLO AL CARBÓN$29.00

                              Grilled free-range chicken, carrots, white beans, sweet onions, vinegar glaze

                              • ENTRAŃA$30.00

                                Herb dusted prime hanger steak, Pedro Ximénez reduction, sea salt

                                • HAMBURGUESA IBÉRICA$25.00

                                  Grilled angus beef burger, melted arzúa cheese, tomato confit, piquillo pepper, patatas bravas

                                  • CHULETON (subject to availability)$120.00

                                    2.2 lb – for two or more; Grilled prime rib-eye steak on the bone, fingerling potatoes, spring onions, mushrooms, piquillo peppers, garlic mojo

                                    PESCADO & MARISCOS (FISH & SEAFOOD)

                                    • LUBINA (subject to availability)$29.00

                                      Pan seared European sea bass, spring peas, Spanish white beans, mint broth

                                      • PULPO A LA SARTÉN$25.00

                                        Seared octopus, fingerling potatoes, Spanish olives, cucumber salsa verde

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                                        What 2,005 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                        NoiseModerate

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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

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          2 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

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          3 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

                                          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

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 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

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 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

                                          32 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          32 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

                                          19 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          19 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

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 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

                                          vip
                                          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. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          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

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          11 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

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          24 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

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          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

                                          29 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          29 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

                                          12 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          12 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

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          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

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on February 2, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing service and loved every dish.

                                        30. n

                                          normag

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          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

                                          34 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          34 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

                                          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

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          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.

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                                        • 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

                                        • 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

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