Tinto Seco: Prepared with Spanish red wine, brandy, pomegranate, ginger, orange and lemon. This sangria was lightly sweetened with a hint of orange. Absolutely delicious and the best sangria I’ve had to date. A favorite.
Coliflor Con Remolacha: Flash fried multicolored cauliflower, baby beets citrus yogurt, and pimenton de la vera. The cauliflower was smoky and had a subtle bacon flavor. The citrus yogurt at the bottom was unique. Well made.
Seco Paella: Spanish rice prepared with chicken, scallops, peas, octopus, prawns, monkfish, shitake and chorizo. Perfectly cooked rice with tender fish and so flavorsome. I ended up having leftovers and the paella tasted even better the next day. A favorite.
Migas Sevillanas: Seville style honey and olive oil cookie crumbs, crispy cocoa meringue, truffle, marcona praline topped with chocolate gelato and sea salt. The cookie crumbs had a bold flavor of olive oil. A good dessert to have if you are looking for something traditional or gelato.
FAVORITES: Red Wine Sangria | Croquetas Del Dia | Seco Paella
VERDICT: 4.25 / 5
It’s not often that I dine at Spanish restaurants, and when I have in the past, often times I have been disappointed. Salinas NYC is one of the best and most romantic restaurants I have been to, and definitely a good first date spot. I was seated in the garden room which is absolutely beautiful and feels like a dream, additionally it is the perfect spot to people watch. The service here is great, and I believe most servers were of Spanish origin. You can’t leave Salinas without ordering sangria, it is incredible. Furthermore, the croquettes are a must! Given the portion sizes, Salinas is rather pricey, but then for intimate ambiance like that, you will quickly look past it. Highly recommended.
Food: Excellent | Drinks: Excellent | Décor: Romantic/Intimate | Service: Professional/Friendly Value: Pricey
136 9th Ave.