Salinas

4.6
2011 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
With a heavy heart we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close Salinas for service in order to prioritize the health and safety of our team, our guests, and our community.

For nearly a decade the Salinas family has been proud to welcome our guests with genuine hospitality and open arms. But right now, being temporarily closed is in the best interest of public health and safety.

Information is changing rapidly, and we will be sure to update you through our website and social media channels on when Salinas can safely reopen.

This is difficult for everyone right now and our thoughts are with you all.

With love and gratitude, the Salinas family


Salinas specializes in contemporary Spanish cuisine with many items sourced directly from Spain. Salinas is proud to locally source fresh to market ingredients and committed to producing food responsibly.






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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipNeilG
New England
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.

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vipGrnMntn
New York Area
29 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.

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Aileen
New York Area
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

KR
vipKirkR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous tastes and very cozy room

GM
GinaM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salinas was a wonderful dining experience. I will do back as often as I can.

RN
vipRajeshN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food...great service from start to finish!

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vipreginak
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The restaurant and server was wonderful
The food was the issue
Not good

WM
WMdiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food but a little pricey. Good service and nice atmosphere.

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Woofus
New York Area
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?

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vipthegoose
New York Area
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

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vipStuartM
New York Area
23 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.

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vipDelicious
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great servers, and great ambience. My only complaint is the cost of the drinks and sangria.

NM
NicholasM
New York Area
1 review
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.

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vipcharlottew
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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!

TJ
vipTheJJs
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Red wines are very expensive! Think ‘cheapest’ bottle was $78 I think

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viprkaye
New York Area
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!)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Some of the dishes were too salty. Service was good.

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vipGeorge
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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!

RC
RodrigoC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing as expected and the way a dinner should be.

JL
vipJessieL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and loved every dish.

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normag
New York Area
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

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ErikD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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.

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vipJoseph
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salinas is one of my favorite places in NYC to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Fine wine list.

DM
vipDrMarkS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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!

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vipdrea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Lovely room. Great food.

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ErikB
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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.

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vipharsue
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service thank you Garrett you are a great server!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 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.

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rightcall
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic small plates—don’t hesitate to get the octopus with popcorn, it’s amazing.

JH
JaniceH
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.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. They sat us a little later than the reservation but they took care of us.

MJ
MyrnaJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just fantastic in all respects. My two guests felt the same way and one person was vegan.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice elegant contemporary twist on tapas

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vipLunaeats
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My two daughters and I had dinner at Salinas before a performance at the Joyce. Our excellent server took note of the fact that we had an 8:00pm show. The three of us shared the cauliflower and artichoke "tapas", then the En Costra del Calabaza, which is on the menu under "Arroces Y Fideos"; all were really delicious. We were seated in the very back room, which was so cozy with the fireplace. The food is excellent, the ambiance elegant, the service gracious.

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vipGwendo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dinner! The food was all scrumptious and beautifully presented; the wait staff were well-trained and friendly, and not the TOO friendly types you can get sometimes. No one asked us if we were still "working" on our food, which was amazing, since it happens all the time, and it's my pet peeve. The atmosphere is warm and it is clear that thought was put into the decoration (chic but comfortable) and efforts made to reduce noise through padding, etc. Highly recommend - would be very nice for a date!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious! My only complaint was that they forgot to bring out the special appetizer that we had ordered. That being said, there was almost a 45 minute gap in between our first appetizer and entree. They did make up for it and sent dessert on the house. The mistake made me give 4 stars, other than that I would have given 5 stars.

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JaneR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word describes our experience: exquisite. The service was warm and attentive without being intrusive. We ate three tapas and split an entree and it was enough food for the two of us. Add a bottle of wine and a dessert and the sum was a perfect, delicious and delightful evening.

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MonicaK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere, very good service (although felt a bit rushed) but very over priced even for NYC

JH
JerusalemH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurante muy agradable con tres ambientes. A nosotros nos dieron una mesa en la zona de la barra, que fue lo que menos me gustó, pues los otros dos espacios, con chimenea, parecían más acogedores. La comida muy elaborada y cuidada (pedimos el menú de Nochebuena), aunque algunos platos estaban algo salados o no pegaban mucho (como el sándwich de jamón ibérico con tomate). El servicio fue correcto, aunque tardaron más de lo que nos hubiera gustado entre plato y plato, así que al final te quedabas sin hambre para disfrutar los últimos platos. En cualquier caso, fue una buena elección y repetiría.

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Salinas is rated 4.6 stars by 2011 OpenTable diners.

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