Salinas is an intimate restaurant and tapas bar serving impeccable Spanish cuisine in the heart of Chelsea. Specializing in unique and thoughtful tapas as well as regional main courses, this experience will transport you out of busy NYC and into the romance of the Spanish Mediterranean. Co-owned by Chef Luis Bollo, native to San Sebastian, Salinas’ rustic, inspired cuisine is informed by Bollo’s training at several Michelin-starred restaurants.
Boasting a 2-star rating by the New York Times, this vibrant culinary experience sacrifices neither flavor nor design. With three separate dining spaces – the plush velvets, limestone walls, and Brazilian walnut floors evoke the incredible spirit of the Balearic Islands. A menu filled with specialties like Iberico ham, perfectly seared octopus, and crispy artichoke hearts will have you on the edge of your seat with every new dish. Incredible cooking, chic design, and a genuine atmosphere come together to create a standout restaurant, a piece of Spain tucked away in the hustle and bustle of New York City.
Dedicated to introducing lesser-known (but equally magical) Spanish dishes and passing down generations of family recipes, this restaurant is both inventive and warm, a place you can feel immediately at home while enjoying new – and delicious – cuisine. Stop by Salinas and indulge in an evening of laughter, comfort, and fabulous food, it’s sure to become your new staple.
Words by Emma Ungaro