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136 9th Ave, Between 18th and 19th Streets, New York City, NY 10011-4949
+1 212-776-1990
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (27 reviews)
“tapas” (42 reviews)
“octopus” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
136 9th Ave, Between 18th and 19th Streets, New York City, NY 10011-4949
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so delicious here and combined with the ambiance it's a perfect date night spot. Comfortable banquette seating let's you relax or get cozy. Squid ink pasta was creamy and full of flavor. Duck paella was delicious and hearty as well. Can't wait...More

Thank Canasean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places I had dinner. If you love Spanish food, and do not mind a little higher price for the quality, this is a great place. Ambiance was awesome and service was fantastic.

Thank Khan H
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A varied menu that does everything well. The interior setting is beautiful in a not so beautiful part of Manhattan. We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed dinner. I usually get a rice dish. They have a few variations of paella including not...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

When we arrived we were amazed by the beautiful decoration, particularly the spectacular roses that abound the place. The service was very good, though I wish I could say the same thing about the food. I spend a lot of time in the Basque Country...More

Thank Zoraida C
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went to Salinas for my anniversary dinner and as usual it did not disappoint. From the second you walk in to what seems like an average restaurant in Chelsea you are teleported to a unique, dark wood, bright floral dining room experience. The popcorn octopus...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The service/staff are very personable and friendly. The food is quite good. The ambiance is very comfortable with lots and lots of roses through the restaurant. Very, very cozy. Nice place to settle down quietly with a friend or a couple of friends.

Thank walter f
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I've eaten here before and was satisfied, but Salinas must be under new ownership or the servers/hostess must've changed because tonight's experience was not fun. I realize a place like Salinas, which is not large has the need for reservations but regardless of how a...More

Thank YayeMama
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We decided to eat here on the spur of a moment and what experience it turned out to be. Fantastic food, great service and beautiful surroundings with a great atmosphere.

Thank France's-Anne G
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

From beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience. Beautiful place with amazing flowers and smell from them. Perfectly delicious food and excellent service. Couldn't ask for more. Absolutely loved it and will return to try other things from the menu.

Thank juanitaborrero
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were still in disbelief that a respectable restaurant in New York city would put a time stamp on a table. But it happened. We made reservation in advance. But as soon as we arrived, we were told that we had 2...More

1  Thank Lin L
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neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
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explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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Alex B
15 July 2016|
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Response from rockstarUSA | Reviewed this property |
Anything is doable in the city as long as you're not looking to walk! It can handle your group but I'd definitely call ahead not is not a big place.
Sarah K
23 August 2015|
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Response from KMB1810 |
Sarah, I hope you managed to get in. We were also there on Christmas Eve traveling from Australia!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:45 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 9th Ave, Between 18th and 19th Streets, New York City, NY 10011-4949
    (between 18th and 19th street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-776-1990
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