Santina

4.6
1065 reviews
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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. With one step in, guests are immediately transported to the sunny Italian seaside.

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday
Breakfast & Lunch: 11:45am-3:00pm
Saturday / Sunday
Brunch: 10am-2:30pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Wednesday/Thursday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Friday/Saturday: 5:30pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(212) 254-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Haar
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Cross street
Gansevoort Street
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Parking details
The nearest parking garage is on Jane Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street.
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Public transit
The A/C/E and L trains are all located at 14th Street and 8th Avenue.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Santina is available for large party bookings and full restaurant buyouts. Santina can accommodate up to 100 guests for seated events and up to 200 guests for cocktail style receptions within the restaurant. Santina's patio can accommodate an additional 50 guests seated or 100 for cocktails.

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What Insiders Are Saying

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There were exactly zero restaurants we enjoy hanging out in Meatpacking until Santina arrived. Now there’s one.

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What 1065 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I went to Santina for the first time in summer 2017 and loved it, but my second visit in August 2018 was awful. The service was slow even though the place was empty and there were bugs EVERYWHERE! I was so embarrassed to have been the one to suggest this place for a girls dinner. The food was great, but overall very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The food was great and creative, ample portions, decent service the only complaint was that it was a big restaurant but only 2 restrooms- there was always a line to get in.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Meh - was just OK

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Exceptional Chelsea Dining Spot. Pallet pleasing authentic and fresh Italian gormet food. Outstanding customer service. A must dine experience whenever in lower Manhattan.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The restaurant atmosphere was beautiful and the staff was very attentive. Brunch selection was not that great but everything else was on point.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was excellent, service was fair. Staff not fully ready for the 5pm reservations.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Loved the variety, preparation and presentation of the food. The squash carpaccio is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I truly appreciate having staff members who not only know the menu, but can make recommendations based on what they have personally eaten. Our waitress was amazing and checked on us enough to be mindful of our conversation and when we were running low on drinks or when it was time to order dessert. The food was amazing! From the shared dishes to our main courses, each dish was flavorful and aesthetically pleasing. The drinks were balanced and the bartenders did not skimp on the alcohol. Truly a lovely night for sure. The one thing I would note is that the dessert menu does not have much there, but if you’re not one for desserts, then you’re fine.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great time! Very attentive service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This is one of my faves in the city as it perfectly fits any occasion and it’s a friendly setting. It’s bright and airy for a day visit and works equally well for an evening. Consistently every time the hosts / hostesses are welcoming, there is no attitude and they set the tone for a great experience. Complimented by a friendly serving staff and delish cecina (with avocado is my fave), kale sunchoke salad, squash carpaccio to name a few this is definitely a fab place to be.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The food has gone way downhill in the past year, and the prices have skyrocketed. No wonder it’s easy to get a table. Service is still excellent.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

1/4 of the menu was not available, which I think is very poor execution for a restaurant of this level. Everything we did eat was excellent, with the exception of the shaved veggie salad. Boring and poorly presented.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I've been to Santina a number of times, and have always been impressed with the delicious food but stunned by the price point for both the food and the drinks. Two drinks, an appetizer and a main - even just the fish sandwich - will set a single diner back by $100 or so. However, I've been willing to tolerate it because it's generally a pleasant experience. However, that changed when a friend and I went there for brunch this past Sunday (July 15). Our initial server was charming and attentive - a real delight. But when the restaurant got busy she was reassigned to another section and no server was assigned to us. We went 35 minutes without being checked in on by anyone, a streak which finally ended only when my friend got up and tracked down the manager (who had, incidentally, walked by our table, with empty glasses and no food left on our plates, several times without even a glance). I am willing to pay Santina's exorbitant prices for a first class meal with excellent service, but I am not willing to pay those rates to be ignored. Alas, although I do love their food, I won't be back again.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great service, food was delicious. One of my favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Very good meal with excellent service. Our waitress gave terrific recommendations for food as well as wine and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Love Santina! Food is amazing. Pricey but such a great spot, it’s worth it! Beautiful restaurant in a perfect location.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fish Sandwich
Almond Pancakes

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wait staff was incredible, the food was also incredible

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The food was delicious and the service outstanding! The pumpkin carpaccio was out of this world and was recommended by our waitress. Another one of her great recommendations was the grapefruit sorbet. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The service was great! The cocktails were a bit expensive and the food portions are fairly small. It's a cute restaurant, though, with an interesting menu.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We were disappointed. Seated inside, very little ambiance. Service was ok. Food was good, but overpriced. We won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great food and service!!!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Santina is fantastic. Great menu! Great food. Wonderful service. Everybody who works here is happy..sort of like the people at Trader Joes! We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The food was very good and the presentations were unique. The restaurant was less than 1/2 full when we were there but our server was largely absent during our entire meal. Fortunately the busboys, runners and other servers took up some of the slack for us. The patio is outside but under the Highline. This restaurant has potential if they feel like working a little harder to take care of their customers.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Easily the best brunch in NYC -- I've lived here my whole life and tried many places.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Good meal and service although it feel rushed at the end. A bit overpriced for pasta and crepe, but nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Santina never disappoints! The food is consistently good. And, for those of us that eat out frequently, there are many healthy options. The menu lends itself to sharing so it's good for a big group. I highly recommend the chickpea pancakes with avocado trapanese and the squash carpaccio.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Delicious as always. Good dishes, consistent. Unique ambiance. Nice wine guy!

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great chickpea pancakes

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Waitress was rude and inattentive. Food super overpriced!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

amazing and creative flavor combinations .... the art of the restaurant itself was a beautiful reflection of those flavor twists in each bite .... i think the servers recommend a little bit too much food for the table ... you could easily be fine for three if you pick something from three of the sections on the menu

def get at least one thing from the first section with chick pea tortilla ... really unlike anything else i have tasted

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

This place is a special gem! The staff is always so friendly, and accommodating, for example we showed up a bit early, and had cocktails at the bar, so ended up not ready to sit down until 30 min. after our reservation time, and the staff could not have been more relaxed about it.

The food was amazing, the waitress knew the menu very well, and was able to make great suggestions.

The atmosphere is lively, but not too loud, and the décor is awesome. Definitely recommend !!!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

I had always loved Santina until last Monday night. service was very slow. my food, the branzino, was seriously oversalted. service was beyond leisurely to too slow. we all loved the cecina's. the ice cream sundaes were so big that our teen-age granddaughters should have been alerted that they could easily share, as my daughter and husband did happily. will definitely give Santina another chance, but not more than one

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Waiter was rude. Had to give a credit card to reserve. Ac was really poor since they leave the doors open. It wastes energy.
Menu was limited but must say food was excellent and wine selection was terrific.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I love the decor and the ambiance of the place and the service is polite, if a little nonchalant. The kitchen, however, is sloooooooow. I ordered two poached eggs with toast and homefries. My friend ordered the shrimp frittata. Neither of those is a very complicated or labor intensive dish. After 40 minutes of waiting, they brought us some french toast, which we did not order. They did not ask if we wanted the french toast, or anything else, they just brought it, as like, an apology, I guess? By the time my actual food came an hour after we ordered it (again poached eggs and toast), I wasn't really hungry. I really want to like them, but I don't think I'll be coming back for brunch voluntarily. Also, in case you're wondering, our reservation was at 2 pm, so not even peak brunch time.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great character , terrific fresh food , mixed drinks are amazing , great service filling portions

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

One of my fav restaurants in nyc..believe the entire menu is gluten free- lots of healthy options.
Ambiance is super colorful and lively.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Two of the four diners were gluten free so this restaurant was a great choice. We loved the food, service, wine list and creative cocktails!! The restaurant has one downside: it is a bit pricy!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Santina is on the best restaurants in New York City, and I have certainly been to many of them. The cuisine is original and delicious--fresh and bright. The service was superb and the wine list outstanding. I could not have had a better experience and I will certainly return as will the friends that we dined with.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Loved the Waiter’s suggestions and every dish we had was fabulous!
Loved

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