TABLE FOR ONE: SALINAS

Sexy Spanish tapas await you at Salinas, a new spot that opened up in Chelsea last year. The place is dark and "loungey", and typifies the NYC "Scene". It's a hot spot with really good food from Chef Luis Bollo. 

Your fist insight into a good meal starts with the complimentary olive tapenade spread that comes with the bread. It's delicious!

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A dish of fried brussel sprouts ($9), green cauliflower, citrus, mint yogurt, and pimenton de la Vera, is flavorful and nice.

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Tripita ($12), braised veal tripe, veal feet, iberico ham, chorizo sausage, tomatoes, pimenton de la Vera, chorizero pepper, and crispy garbanzos, is great. I love when chefs make tripe dishes tender and fabulous. This is one of them.

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A dish called Rosejat Råpida ($25), crispy fideo pasta, chicken breast, chorizo, cockles, and saffron aioli was pretty good. I almost loved this dish, but really thought that the saffron aioli was totally unnecessary. The dish would have been great had it been left off the plate.

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So get your tapas on in Chelsea, a sexy night awaits.

Salinas
136 9th Ave (bet. 18th and 19th)
New York, NY 10011
212-776-1990

www.salinasnyc.com