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136 9th Ave, Between 18th and 19th Streets, New York City, NY 10011-4949 (between 18th and 19th street)
+1 212-776-1990
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:45 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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506 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 person is dressed, everyone should be treated equally. We came here on a busy Saturday... More 

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Thank YayeMama
Hertford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank France's-Anne G
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank juanitaborrero
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 hours to dine due to the next reservation they had. We didn't pay too much... More 

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1 Thank Lin L
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. The decor definitely makes you feel like you're being part of a special occasion. Service was great from the moment we walked in until we left. The food was outstanding. I will def recommend the paella as main dish. In the tapas menu I highly recommend the croquettes and the seared tuna.

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Thank Seabass305
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had a good dinner in a lovely environment at Salinas and it would have been a good night and would have lead to a good review if this would not have happened: i picked a relative expensive bottle of wine and when i asked the waiter about it he recommended a different (and cheaper!) bottle. The difference was that... More 

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4 Thank Uli W
Management response:

Hello, I hope this message finds you well. It is a pleasure to meet you although I hoped it was under better circumstances. We are genuinely sorry to hear that you had an under par experience on your recent visit. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience to make sure this never happens again. If you may kindly... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Was very excited to eat here after reading positive reviews and wanting to eat somewhere special for Christmas Eve. On arrival, we were very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful fresh flowers and decor. Unfortunately, that was where the pleasantries ended. We waited a good 10-15 minutes to be seated in the bar at the front of the restaurant, even though... More 

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2 Thank Ben S
Fonthill, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Was in NYC for business and colleague suggested Sainas for dinner meeting. What a great choice. Food was fantastic. We ordered a few small plates and 2 entrees to share between 3 of us. Everything was just perfect. Definitely going back when I am in NYC again.

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Thank Rick M
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Salinas is one of my favorite places in NYC. I love the ambiance, very intimate, you will surrounded by beautiful roses and candles. The food is interesting and tasty. Everyone I took there, liked the place. Enjoy!

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Thank RinaSD
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Well,we were in NYC for a tradeshow and my husband wanted to bring me to a romantic restaurant,he googled it and Salinas came out as one of the best romantic restaurants in NYC.I loved sweet smell of roses as soon as you step in,this place in decorated nicely and very cozy,roses everywhere.We were not familiar with their menu so I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:45 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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