Santina

4.5
1338 reviews
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Italian
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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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 1338 People Are Saying
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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and bright restaurant with excellent food. Our server was knowledgeable and was able to accommodate my daughter’s special dietary needs.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing,great food and service can’t wait to go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their brunch food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance! Perfect place for a nice weekend dinner.

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as was our waiter but upon entering the restaurant 10 minutes before our 6:00 reservation we were told to wait at the bar (empty restaurant) and they would come and get us when the table was ready. (?). We went to the bar and were ignored while the bar staff huddled in the corner trying to avoid eye contact (other people were already having drinks at the bar). Once they eventually took our drink order the hostess came over and told us our table was ready. I’m not sure what the issue was when we arrived but I know it didn’t make my wife and I feel welcome.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going here for business and social reasons!

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It’s an awesome location, great ambiance. They were out of 5 items by our 8 pm reservation, which was disappointing. The food was ok.

CZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Location (right under end of highline), food, service and atmosphere was very good. My only negative comment would be portions a bit small for price.

VK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and server was super helpful and accommodating. Perfect place to dine near the High Line

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing gluten free bread and I’m not gluten free

LL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre, at best. They must have gotten a deal on cherry tomatoes because everything we ordered was smothered in them. Salmon was over cooked and steak was so fatty, it was nearly inedible.
Cute place, though air conditioning was ineffective and server was adorable.
Will not be going back to Santina.

d
Milwaukee
65 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a very energetic and enthusiastic server who in general was very attentive. The food was very average and for what they are charging is a really poor value. Yes they are in an awesome neighborhood/location, but the pricing does not warrant what is being served.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Excruciatingly slow service and kept forgetting drinks we ordered. Arrived at 9 and didn’t get our entrees until midnight. At that point we weren’t even hungry. Not sure if I would go back.

J
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday and had a great experience here! Staff had very warm personalities and went the extra mile to ensure you were satisfied. The food was so good - from reading other reviews, I was worried about the portion sizes but the plates were perfect and more than enough to fill my group and I up! Definitely try the lobster fettuccine if you like spicy foods. 10/10 a great spot

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Fresh ingredients and excellent service

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night celebrating my daughters birthday!

SG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The place is really cute and great to have some drinks. The service was outstanding and we had a lot of fun. However, the food was just ok!

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

They did not have good AC, it was extremely hot in there.

WJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great as usual except the noise level. :)

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Water was warm. Linguine was good. Tortellini portion was small. Wine was good. A little too much money for the food offered. Great service and friendly staff.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I planned a girls weekend to NYC. Dinner was amazing. We enjoyed it so much, we ended up returning the next day for brunch. Pleasant staff, great food and ambiance. We will be back again.

N
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food! Certainly quite pricey but worth it!

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and terrific and our waiter was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The eggplant is a must. Beautiful restaurant, great service.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Arrived at 7.45 and put our order in right away. Starters came right out, but something clearly went wrong in the kitchen, with the mains not arriving until 9.15, a full 90 minutes after we placed our order. Delicious, but hardly punctual. #servicefailure

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

tasty food nice location !

SS
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved their brunch, atmosphere, location, and price point! Will definitely go back.

KM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The portions were very small for the price. Overall good atmosphere but not worth it.

BB
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, healthy food and great service at Santina!

J
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food... every dish was great! Will definitely go back for the inventive cuisine, fun and relaxed atmosphere; and excellent casual service.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. Sound level indoors was deafening. Outside was fine but it’s a little grimy sitting under the High Line.

They don’t have an adequate number of bathrooms and there was no soap in the bathroom— which was not remedied. FWIW, you can run over to Bubbys if you want bathrooms and soap. 🤨

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved our meal here! Great after a long day of sightseeing. Delicious food, great cocktails. Waiter was just okay, sort of a dud. Pricey but delish!! Right next door to The Whitney!

GF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a gluten free paradise! We walked the hi line and then stopped for a light lunch. Our server was extremely professional and the food was delicious.

PY
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend to lunch to celebrate her bday We loved the food and our waiter was excellent. We can’t wait to go again!!!!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Great food and service

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great place, love the food and the location. we had a blast

AK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the warm reception at the maitre’d (where he graciously offered to mail two envelopes for me), to the excellent cocktails, to an attentive and excellent waiter, to perfect bread, main course, and exquisite dessert, the entire experience was so superior that we stayed there from 12:30 PM until 4:00!!!

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extreme mediocrity.

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