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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.

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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

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (27)
Tapas (25)
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Cozy (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Fun (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (London)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

It's a very nice place to entertain clients. At first, we were greeted with a big smile from the host who provided a quiet table as requested. The server Daniel was excellent, so I gave him a huge tip to recognize his personal attention. However, I accidentally left a small gift bag from my client below the table, but when I called the restaurant the management said the item couldn't be found. It's my fault for leaving under the table and I will definitely go back and refer to my clients and friends.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I booked Salinas for my anniversary dinner because I was told it was romantic. It very much is a great spot for a romantic restaurant. We went the "let the chef take care of us" route where we simply told the server the types of food we like (e.g., cajun for me) and the chef made us an 8 course meal. The service was excellent. The food excellent and memorable. The atmosphere was perfect. They do the little things right such as not skimping on flowers. The place was loaded with fresh flowers. We paid a nice price ($400 or so total, including two bottles of wine) but it was definitely worth it.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

You could never imagine how amazing the atmosphere is as you first enter. Everything from the layout, lighting, furniture, flowers and tables are perfect. The service is excellent and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. The food is amazing and, while expensive, worth it. Certainly not overpriced - especially in NYC. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and service was exquisite! Would highly recommend Salinas

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Salinas never disappoints! Regrettably, we hadn’t been here for 4 years, yet everything was as good or better than we remembered. Our dinner was fantastic and the service was perfection as well. We recommend this wonderful establishment to anyone looking for a great night out!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing! This place has such a cozy, romantic setting. Would love to come back in the summer when the roof is retracted. Food was absolutely amazing as was service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfection on every level. Loved it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very tiny portions

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Newly designed decor hasn’t compromised the quality of food or service which is excellent. Authentically Baelaric island feel adds to the sexy ambience...Relatively small wine list but the sommelier is extremely helpful. Tapas menu makes the meal exciting from the outset. Great for a date.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tapas, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

beautiful ambiance, delicious tapas and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 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 11, 2018

Elegant decor. Delicious food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 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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vip
 (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 22, 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 20, 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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 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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 (New York Area)·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 16, 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 14, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 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 9, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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