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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” (25 reviews)
“tapas” (43 reviews)
“octopus” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
136 9th Ave, Between 18th and 19th Streets, New York City, NY 10011-4949
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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...More

Thank Seabass305
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...More

4  Thank Uli W
Management response:Responded 29 March 2017

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...More

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...More

2  Thank Ben S
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful
brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most
popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s
jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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