Santina

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Santina is a coastal Italian oasis where people can drink and celebrate day or night in Riviera style. Located under the High Line in a glass box designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, Santina is light and festive. This iconic structure is complemented by handcrafted Murano chandeliers from Venice, and outfitted with lush orange and palm trees.

The food at Santina likewise takes inspiration from the Italian Riviera, pulsing with bright and refreshing flavors with a gluten-free menu that highlights lighter dishes focusing on vegetables and fish. Santina's signature cecina, spaghetti blue crab and bass agrigento showcase its ability to integrate Italian coastal cuisine with modern culinary sensibilities.

Santina was named one of the best restaurants of 2015 by The New York Times, GQ and Bon Appétit, amongst other publications.

At Santina, it’s always summer.
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New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Zucchini Muffins are insanely delish! Cocktails always wonderful. Love Santina for brunch. Almond Pancakes were delightful . Really great NYC Venue

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service. Very knowledgeable with regards to allergies.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great pasta and good ambience. Servers were friendly and prices are somewhat reasonable.

s
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The squash carpaccio was excellent but the crab pasta was basically crab deficient and pasta overcooked. Have been before and loved the food. Just missed this time.

DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ths food was great. Service was friendly and responsive. Highly recommend the shrimp pancake for a shared appetizer.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We didn’t get all of the meals we ordered. We were missing one brunch entree and one side item. When we immediately alerted our food runner, she told our waiter and you could see that he clearly forgot. He avoided our table for the entire 15-20 minutes that we waited for our 4th meal. He kept passing our table, but he would never look at us. When we finally got our missing entree item, we then mentioned that we were still missing our side item. When our waiter finally came over to address us, he blamed the kitchen and took our 1 side item off the bill, but told us he had alerted management. That just isn’t good enough. This was our 4th meal and our first time taking out of town guests. Needless to say, we won’t be back. Cesar totally ruined our brunch experience.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Amazing food, really takes me back to my happy place in Italy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, delicious gluten free food - loved it ;-)

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice airy. Great light. Food good but average. Had pasta w crab. Not much crab.

TT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit. I will most certainly go again. Drinks were well crafted and the food was excellent. Great if you need gluten free environment.

c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place that always delivers solid pastas and the ceccina are just great. Whether it’s the avocado trapanese, the shrimp or the always delicious tuna, the ceccina are a unique starter. Never get tired of coming here

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

out of all the recommended dishes on a sunday

average service

food was average

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Got to the restaurant at 7:30 for our 8:00 reservation. Did not get seated until 8:55pm. They did try to make it up to us with a free appetizer but it was still frustrating and we were all hungry.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Avoid tables near the door.

MJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Italian ceramic dishes in tables set charming atmosphere.
Waiter was helpful and food tasty and unique.
Loved it.

NJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! We had the Chickpea pancake with avocado and tomato, Fried artichokes and pasta with cheese and pepper. Delicious!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was too warm in the restaurant. Food is very good even though you have a limited menu. Upbeat ambiance. the combination of too warm and cramped is never good.

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place, good food, alcohol is expensive and the price in general is above average

PS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not believe the pasta dishes were gluten free. Really delicious meal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Service was poor - waiter was not accommodating at all to simple requests to the food.

ED
New England
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous! Beautiful spot, great vibe, nice location right under the highline. Will be back!

CG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, superbe atmosphere and service :) We had a lovely evening.

NK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food! went on a Monday night, not sure how much i would have enjoyed it on a weekend though.

H
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation but ended up sitting at the bar. The atmosphere was amazing, the wonderful wonderful and our bar tender/server was excellent!

MV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best culinary experiences I've had in a while and I am born and raised in NYC so have had my fare share of them. Going on my "best of" list for sure! Must mention that I am gluten dairy and tree nut free and had no issue here and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of options we had!

JC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guaranteed excellent food, ambiance, service and drinks! I’ve dined here multiple times for several occasions and it never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks , loved the food had a rice dish and eggplant entree and octopus were all amazing and a grapefruit sorbet dessert was delish

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the French toast!

AM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

6 of us for dinner with a friendly waiter. after they poured water we asked for ice and the bus boy brought two small glasses for 6 of us
Apps were excellent mains were mixed some very good some not so
To their credit —they did not rush us on a busy Friday night, expensive for the qty of food
My third time there in as many years, but probably my last just not special enough for $600.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and incredible food. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC

MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice, fun spot. Good vibe. Enjoyed the food. Not overly expensive- what you expect from the neighborhood. Overall, would return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service impeccable!

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is so good. Incredible fresh flavors and not heavy. Very creative and everything is gluten free if needed as one of my guests did.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, flavors and presentation. Great service and awesome atmosphere.

i
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun Capri/Positano themed atmosphere. The only thing is this restaurant was gluten-free only! I would have loved some bread with my burrata but other than that 10/10 experience!

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fun place, good atmosphere. Wait staff was nice. Overall food was pretty good but they tend to overdress everything and if asked to add no salt, butter, etc they kind of ignore the request. They don't even let you order the salad with dressing on the side. Tough city for that....

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Why were all the non-white people seated at the patio? And all but two in the main dining room were white? Modern-day segregation??? You may want to look into that.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks at Santina are phenomenal. We ordered zucchini muffins, Prosecco with an assortment of juices, lemon pancakes, with almond butter and fruit, and the amazing chickpea pancakes with smoked salmon, and Fontina frittata with crispy potatoes. Make certain to try the salsa verde and the other red sauce that is served. You're going to want to put them on everything! The server's Jose and Cesar are extremely personable and very attentive without being invasive. Even though the restaurant was very very busy they never missed a step. Service was seamless. Both Cesar and Jose were so accommodating. And I've been told by friends I can be very demanding. I really look forward to visiting Santina again for a dinner date or even just to hang out at the bar and have a drink or two. The environment is just that welcoming

BM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good quality. The standout was the service. Very attentive, personal and timely.