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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (27 reviews)
“tapas” (42 reviews)
“octopus” (22 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner for 4. Went here on a recommendation and couldn't have been more pleased! Small, romantic and cozy spot. The paella dishes were great and my husband had fish. Perfect sangria and desserts. Fine service! The romantic atmosphere was an unexpected...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, excellent service in a very cozy romantic restaurant. Several small rooms maked it easy for conversation. We ordered 4 small plates, one main dish, bread service, and a shared desert. We could have done with one less small plate. The presentations were very...More

Thank Sherri H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Four of us recently ate at salinas without any prior knowledge about the food or decor. We wanted an early pre-dance performance dinner. Salinas is a superb Spanish style restaurant. Small plates like octopus, eggplant and croquettes were absolutely divine. We shared seafood-rice main dish....More

Thank jdeh2016
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Delicious food and a very nice and attentive staff. A spanish restaurant, but you know that. Found the restaurant simply by accident. Next time in New York I know where to go!

Thank JMD750
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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

1  Thank Canasean
Reviewed 15 September 2017 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.

1  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 18 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 2 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

1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 4 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.

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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
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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