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    2
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  • First Review
    April 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 9, 2014
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    3.5
 
 
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La Fonda del Sol translates to “inn of the sun” and was first open from 1960 to the early 1970’s. The visionary “theme” restaurant was hailed as ahead of its time by many critics, with a menu that brought Latin and Spanish cuisine to New York for the first time in a fine dining setting.<br><br>Today, 47 years after its inception, La Fonda del Sol provides an unprecedented stage for modern Spanish cuisine in New York. Executive Chef Chris DeLuna reinterprets an expansive selection of dishes from across Spain, with a focus on tapas.<br><br>The split-level area consists of a bar room on the ground floor and the main dining room on the upper level, separated by an illuminated glass wall behind the bar. <b>Reservations are accepted for the upstairs, main dining room only</b>. <b>If you have a PROMO CODE, please enter it in the special request box when making your reservation</b>.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quiet Saturday night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Whenever we dine here we sit in the main dining room. Saturday nights the place is virtually empty. But the food and the margaritas are great. This time we had the gazpacho, bean soup, and some tapas--grilled shrimp, croquettes, empanadas. The fish taco was weird--not a tacp--actually a flat tortilla--and the fish was breaded and fried. Service was exemplary and it was easy to have a conversation. And those mango/jalapeno margaritas are fabulous."
Dined on 6/07/2014
 2010
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At Bottino, Danny Emerman and Alessandro Prosperi offer classic and eclectic Tuscan Italian cooking and a boutique wine selection in a striking mid-century modern decor. The beautiful patio and garden is the center piece of the restaurant. Steps from the vibrant West Chelsea Gallery Scene, Bottino has been an art world dining institution since 1996. Bottino is the spot for lunch or cocktails after the galleries, or an intimate dinner with friends and family.<br /><br />Private rooms available for special events.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
The art of conversation
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We liked everything about this place. Service was very gracious--every request was met. Dining in the enclosed garden on the first nice night of the year was lovely. Food was very good. A large selection of appetizers. No problem for 2 to share a pasta dish. Interesting wine list with mid-price to slightly above mid-price range. Best of all, it was quite easy to have a conversation even though the tables around us were occupied."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2011
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