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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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.
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Amazing food, really takes me back to my happy place in Italy.
Fresh, delicious gluten free food - loved it ;-)
Nice airy. Great light. Food good but average. Had pasta w crab. Not much crab.
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.
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
out of all the recommended dishes on a sunday
food was average
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.
Avoid tables near the door.
Italian ceramic dishes in tables set charming atmosphere.
Waiter was helpful and food tasty and unique.
The food was amazing!!! We had the Chickpea pancake with avocado and tomato, Fried artichokes and pasta with cheese and pepper. Delicious!
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.
Cool place, good food, alcohol is expensive and the price in general is above average
Could not believe the pasta dishes were gluten free. Really delicious meal.
Service was poor - waiter was not accommodating at all to simple requests to the food.
Brunch was fabulous! Beautiful spot, great vibe, nice location right under the highline. Will be back!
Amazing food, superbe atmosphere and service :) We had a lovely evening.
great service and food! went on a Monday night, not sure how much i would have enjoyed it on a weekend though.
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!
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!
Guaranteed excellent food, ambiance, service and drinks! I’ve dined here multiple times for several occasions and it never disappoints.
Great drinks , loved the food had a rice dish and eggplant entree and octopus were all amazing and a grapefruit sorbet dessert was delish
Order the French toast!
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.
Impeccable service and incredible food. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC
Nice, fun spot. Good vibe. Enjoyed the food. Not overly expensive- what you expect from the neighborhood. Overall, would return.
The food was amazing and the service impeccable!
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.
Amazing food, flavors and presentation. Great service and awesome atmosphere.
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!
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....
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.
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
The food was very good quality. The standout was the service. Very attentive, personal and timely.
Remarkable service and great food served in a lively setting. Love the Crudités appetizer - we’ve ordered on several occasions. Great seafood and meat offerings. Everything happens to be GF. Some of the best homemade pasta. Period!
Excellent service, food and ambiance. Have had brunch and dinner here and it is always great.
Everything was absolutely delicious. We were busy catching up with old friends so we had the waiter order for us and it was incredible. And didn’t break the bank either. We had amazing food, wine, and ambience and left for under 70/head. Can’t wait to go back
A member of the Major Food Group - Mario Carbone virtually under the Highline on Washington Street (nice location especially in nice weather). Lively atmosphere with a wonderful menu including chickpea quesadilla, Calabrian tuna, fritto misto, grilled octopus/eggplant spiedini and a terrific squash carpaccio. Mains are also very well prepared - grilled ribeye pizzaiola, perfectly seasoned salmon and the signature capellini with blue crab. Extensive wine list with many good reasonably priced options (especially like the perfectly balanced Piedmont region Bruno Giacossa Roero Arneis 2017). Go and enjoy....
Great meal with fun atmosphere