Santina

4.6
1038 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Santina is a coastal Italian restaurant created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. Situated on what used to be the coast of Manhattan where some of the city's first farmers market once stood, Santina takes inspiration from the neighborhood’s history with a menu that highlights vegetables and fish. Dishes like Giardinia Crudite, Spaghetti Blue Crab and Bass Agrigento integrate Italian coastal cuisine with modern culinary sensibilities. Santina is located underneath the Gansevoort entrance to the High Line park in a structure designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano.

For any questions regarding an existing or future reservation, please email reservations@santinanyc.com
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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, 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

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

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1038 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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3.8
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Waitress was rude and inattentive. Food super overpriced!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The waitress was very pleasant. We did not receive a morsel of food for 55 minutes. It was not even that crowded. The food is always good. The wait was ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great restaurant

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1.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I'm not sure I've ever seen a restaurant mess up every step of a dining experience. From not bringing food to leaving in allergy items after being told to leave them out, to bringing the same dish twice (no, really)... and we had such high hopes for Santina.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

One of the best restaurants in NYC

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The place is unassuming, loud but the food and service were top notch. We tried 8 things on the menu and the gelato Sunday. All better than the last thing we ate. Highly recommend but it is pricey.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The restaurant is pleasing to the eye, all glass doors and windows and light. They do take advantage of the fact that it is all glass doors and windows and they do keep them open so bring something to keep yourself warm because it can be cool. ON the other hand, you feel like you are eating in plein air so enjoy it. The cocktails are very nice. The food was very good, they have interesting choices, and it is all well presented. Do order the crudité platter - you might not want to touch it because it is a work of art.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great meal!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

What a cute little place! We came for Mother's Day brunch. The frittatas were perfectly cooked. The French toast was full of flavor and had the perfect, delicate crust.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

OVER PRICED and barely fair food makes this a neighborhood ripoff. Trendy YET unimaginative and poorly prepared food. They couldn’t get the order for a table of 6 right. And with little to show for it, the check was well over $200. For an okay at best brunch with no liquor. It’s location is optimal for an outing to the Whitney but my recommendation would be PACK A LUNCH. I’d never go back for ANY occasion. It just screamed, we don’t give a damn, gimme your money.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went with large group. Food great. Fun atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Right when we sat down the waiter told us they were out of about 5 items on the menu... including tortellini and steak. It was a Friday night at 8:30pm... they shouldn't have been out of some of the main dishes! The food came very slowly. The appetizers were very good, especially the squash carpaccio (delicious). For main dishes - I didn't like my pasta with eggplant. It was covered in a regular, not special red sauce. My mother-in-law loved her fish. My husband loved the flavor of his pasta with lobster, but felt like there was barely any lobster in his dish. There are also only 2 toilets in the whole restaurant... I waited for about 15 minutes just to use the bathroom (and all the kitchen staff were also waiting on this long line). It was very weird. Overall, the atmosphere is nice and the food was fine... wouldn't recommend though. Was not a special experience like the other MFG restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Hostesses were rude, but then after that, the waiter was great, the food was amazing, and sitting outside on a nice night was perfect.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food was very good, interesting but not too unnecessarily complex. Wairer sold us on special appetizer of chick pea pancakes with avocado filling, but they were just OK. Squash carpaccio was excellent, as were the lamb meatballs, eggplant, and arugula, goat cheese and fig salad. The lobster arrabiata was good but you honestly couldn't taste the lobster. Our waiter was very good up theough delivering the main course, after which he just disappeared. We had to get someone else to get our check, so just OK.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Excellent food, drinks and service

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Excellent food...alcohol was a bit expensive but food was reasonable had sharing plates which were very delicious

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food was excellent and the way the menu is set up it encourages sharing so you can sample the cuisine.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Try the mushroom Cecina!
Honestly I’ve not stopped craving this delicious dish since I tried it.
Awesome service, wine recommendation, vibe and food

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Muy buen Brunch!!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

3 yrs after Pete Well's review, it appears that CTZ is focusing somewhere else. The brunch menu looks as if it has been dumbed down to appeal to the throngs of Highline tourists. My smoked salmon Cecina could have been prepared(nee assembled) at the finale of FN "Worst Cooks" - 0 creativity. The interior is Margaritaville with chandeliers. Maybe the quality and creativity improve at dinner. Oh, do I wish Spice Market would re-open.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Santina was delicious! The tortellini portion was tiny. Both of our pasta dishes came out cold, but they brought us new dishes. Service was great and really nice! Hostesses were so sweet!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Incredible ambiance! The food has vibrant and varying flavors that leave you constantly saying, "Wow". The creative cocktails and genuine waiting staff only cemented what I already knew-- I would recommend Santina to everyone I know in NYC.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Was the bar understaffed? Our drinks arrived after the food at each stage despite ordering drinks first. Had to cancel our last round as they hadn’t l come after we finished entrees. Not a real problem in the grand scheme but seemed like a solvable issue for such a great restaurant group.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Loved it! Great service and great food:

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had called as we were running late for our reservation. When we arrived the hostess informed us that brunch was now over and they were serving little bites. However, she made an exception and said if we ordered quickly we could order off the brunch menu. She sat us at the worst table. WE spoke to our server who told us we could move to the open table outside. The hostess came out after we ordered and said the table was promised to another party. Since brunch was officially over and dinner did not start for 2 1/2 hrs, I am not sure who she could be referring to. After discussion back and forth, we stayed at outside table. Our food came immediately, and we were done in 20 min!!!!! We felt very rushed and underappreciated. I never got my bellini, yet when the bill came it was on there. It also took 4 attempts before we got correct bill as they kept handing us someone else's bill.. We were very much looking forward to dining there, but it was very disappointing!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

2nd time there for lunch.great food

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Terrible host and waiting service. Ambiance is really good. Food is very average but definitely overpriced.

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