San Martin Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 143 E 49TH St

    New York, NY 10017

    Cross street: nr. Third Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-832-0888

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1 star is one too many. The bread basket had little whole wheat rolls that could have been used for hockey pucks. The bruschetta was completely tasteless. The Caesar salad was the only good food. Tomatoes and homemade mozzarella was served

3
★★★★★

1 star is one too many. The bread basket had little whole wheat rolls that could have been used for hockey pucks. The bruschetta was completely tasteless. The Caesar salad was the only good food. Tomatoes and homemade mozzarella was served

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A couple of girlfriends and I decided on San Martin for our last meal in NY, being that it was so close to our hotel and all. We sat down immediately, which was great, but as each plate of food arrived at our table, we knew the food was going to be sub par. We ordered the calamari to begin with and it was as chewy as could be! I ordered the penne artista, which sounded delicious but turned out to be anything but. My two girlfriends ordered spaghetti with meatballs and the penne arrabiata. The meatballs tasted like cinnamon and the texture of canned dog food. The arrabiata was definitely the best choice of any dish, but still not anything to rave about. Our meal was ended with the cheesecake and tiramisu. The cheesecake was pretty good, but the tiramisu was a great disappointment. My friend had never tried tiramisu before and after tasting this one, she never will again. On the plus side, the wine was always served to the brim!

1
★★☆☆☆

A couple of girlfriends and I decided on San Martin for our last meal in NY, being that it was so close to our hotel and all. We sat down immediately, which was great, but as each plate of food arrived at our table, we knew the food was going to be sub par. We ordered the calamari to begin with and it was as chewy as could be! I ordered the penne artista, which sounded delicious but turned out to be anything but. My two girlfriends ordered spaghetti with meatballs and the penne arrabiata. The meatballs tasted like cinnamon and the texture of canned dog food. The arrabiata was definitely the best choice of any dish, but still not anything to rave about. Our meal was ended with the cheesecake and tiramisu. The cheesecake was pretty good, but the tiramisu was a great disappointment. My friend had never tried tiramisu before and after tasting this one, she never will again. On the plus side, the wine was always served to the brim!

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Hello! San Martin Restaurant. We finally find a place where we felt like home. Nice spot, convenient Midtown location near Waldorf Astoria, Marriott, W. Hotels. The place is full of tourists from all over the world, where you can hear the staff speaking several languages. Very impressive menu and during the lunch time you can get a three course meal for $19. Wow. Great food, friendly and happy staff. It's a winner.

2
★★★★☆

Hello! San Martin Restaurant. We finally find a place where we felt like home. Nice spot, convenient Midtown location near Waldorf Astoria, Marriott, W. Hotels. The place is full of tourists from all over the world, where you can hear the staff speaking several languages. Very impressive menu and during the lunch time you can get a three course meal for $19. Wow. Great food, friendly and happy staff. It's a winner.

Pros: a great family feeling

Cons: too busy

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We had the best time at our last dinner in New York before departing for home. San Martin is a quiet, sophisticated and cosmopolitan place to enjoy a memorable evening with good friends. We shared a couple of plates of calamari for everyone and I had the Bistecca Pepe Rosso (an all American Sirloin). Everything was just great. Good wine, good company, good food. I??ll be back again for certain.

2
★★★★☆

We had the best time at our last dinner in New York before departing for home. San Martin is a quiet, sophisticated and cosmopolitan place to enjoy a memorable evening with good friends. We shared a couple of plates of calamari for everyone and I had the Bistecca Pepe Rosso (an all American Sirloin). Everything was just great. Good wine, good company, good food. I??ll be back again for certain.

Pros: Great food, sophisticated atmosphere

Cons: Perhaps some music

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An exceptionally terrible restaurant, which prompted me to write this review, something I rarely do. I was there with a larger corporate group. The service was indifferent. My mozzarella with tomato and basil appetizer was a joke. (Note to the chef: when produce is not in season, don't put it on the menu.) Green, tasteless tomatoes, sloppy slice of mozzarrella doused in oil and two basil leaves. My entree, capellini with tomato sauce was a disgusting mess of overly garlicky, salty sauce (which was no better than the brands in a jar) slopped over some overcooked pasta. The wine was cheap and gave me a supreme headache.
There are so many fantastic restaurants in NYC, with food and wine that will blow your mind, don't waste your money in this dingy midtown tourist trap.

0
★☆☆☆☆

An exceptionally terrible restaurant, which prompted me to write this review, something I rarely do. I was there with a larger corporate group. The service was indifferent. My mozzarella with tomato and basil appetizer was a joke. (Note to the chef: when produce is not in season, don't put it on the menu.) Green, tasteless tomatoes, sloppy slice of mozzarrella doused in oil and two basil leaves. My entree, capellini with tomato sauce was a disgusting mess of overly garlicky, salty sauce (which was no better than the brands in a jar) slopped over some overcooked pasta. The wine was cheap and gave me a supreme headache.
There are so many fantastic restaurants in NYC, with food and wine that will blow your mind, don't waste your money in this dingy midtown tourist trap.

Pros: nothing

Cons: horrible food

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Decided to try this place out after a friend of mine recommended it. I must say I was impressed with their menu selection. There were so many dishes to choose from that it took me a little longer to decide which one I wanted. I love variety.
I ended up having the fried calamari appetizer (perfectly crunchy and I didn't have to chew each piece for an hour...lol!) and my date had the tomato and mozzarella appetizer and she loved it.

Overall the food was incredible and the service great. Not too much on top of you but always around when I needed something. It's almost like the waitress could read my mind!

2
★★★★★

Decided to try this place out after a friend of mine recommended it. I must say I was impressed with their menu selection. There were so many dishes to choose from that it took me a little longer to decide which one I wanted. I love variety.
I ended up having the fried calamari appetizer (perfectly crunchy and I didn't have to chew each piece for an hour...lol!) and my date had the tomato and mozzarella appetizer and she loved it.

Overall the food was incredible and the service great. Not too much on top of you but always around when I needed something. It's almost like the waitress could read my mind!

Pros: Wine,Calamri, Vongole, Service, Host

Cons: Parking

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We had a horrible dining experience at San Martin New York. Expensive. Horrible food. Old Building
Don't even try to order flan or a tiramisu (they used whipping cream instead marcapose cheese!!!)

0
★☆☆☆☆

We had a horrible dining experience at San Martin New York. Expensive. Horrible food. Old Building
Don't even try to order flan or a tiramisu (they used whipping cream instead marcapose cheese!!!)

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The food was good but definitely overpriced. The service was spotty since our wait staff seemed somewhat uppity. Wait staff must have thought acting snooty translated into "high-class." Hardee har har...

The restaurant itself is cozy and beautiful. The crowd tends to be older folk either there for business or socialites catching up w/ friends.

The only way I'd go back to San Martin is if it's on company expense.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was good but definitely overpriced. The service was spotty since our wait staff seemed somewhat uppity. Wait staff must have thought acting snooty translated into "high-class." Hardee har har...

The restaurant itself is cozy and beautiful. The crowd tends to be older folk either there for business or socialites catching up w/ friends.

The only way I'd go back to San Martin is if it's on company expense.

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For an $$$ restaurant I expected much more. I would of been better off eating at Sbarro for a satisfying experience. The food was mediorcre and the service was awful - some of the worst I've experienced ever. I did not know who our waiter was, over 4 different waiters came to our table - the "wait" is all we got. We had to wait forever to order dessert and wait another half an hour before our check arrived, only to find out that they had given us the wrong check. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, unless they want to waste three hours and $70 - $100!

0
★☆☆☆☆

For an $$$ restaurant I expected much more. I would of been better off eating at Sbarro for a satisfying experience. The food was mediorcre and the service was awful - some of the worst I've experienced ever. I did not know who our waiter was, over 4 different waiters came to our table - the "wait" is all we got. We had to wait forever to order dessert and wait another half an hour before our check arrived, only to find out that they had given us the wrong check. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, unless they want to waste three hours and $70 - $100!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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Bad service, bad food, long wait, too pricey!!!! After eating half of my meal, and tried to get the waiter's attention, I had to wait nearly half an hour! I would of had to jump up an down and shout to get the hell outta there. If you have a choice in the matter do not go here!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Bad service, bad food, long wait, too pricey!!!! After eating half of my meal, and tried to get the waiter's attention, I had to wait nearly half an hour! I would of had to jump up an down and shout to get the hell outta there. If you have a choice in the matter do not go here!

Pros: Small

Cons: Food, service, every other reason you go out to eat.

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My wife and I have been at San Martin several times and not one we were dissapointed.
The food is delicious, the service, on of the best.
We also discover that San Martin has once in a while has live music shows, from Jazz to Flamenco.
Even without the shows, every Friday and Saturday famous Flamenco guitarrist Domingo Alvarado is there playing and singing great Flamenco tunes.
Look at the pictures of famous Artist that have visited this place, including Domingo Alvarado playing for Frank Sinatra and Eva Gardner.

2
★★★★☆

My wife and I have been at San Martin several times and not one we were dissapointed.
The food is delicious, the service, on of the best.
We also discover that San Martin has once in a while has live music shows, from Jazz to Flamenco.
Even without the shows, every Friday and Saturday famous Flamenco guitarrist Domingo Alvarado is there playing and singing great Flamenco tunes.
Look at the pictures of famous Artist that have visited this place, including Domingo Alvarado playing for Frank Sinatra and Eva Gardner.

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For four $ signs I expected high quality, creative, tasty food. Lunch was rather bland, soup of the day was oversalted, salad had canned roasted peppers and overly oily eggplant (in fact, everything we ordered had too much oil). Salmon was ok, however, sides were very simple and looked microwaved. Portions were huge and the food was just "ok" - definitely overrated w its "9" rating. You can get much better food at the same price at other restaurants.

1
★★★☆☆

For four $ signs I expected high quality, creative, tasty food. Lunch was rather bland, soup of the day was oversalted, salad had canned roasted peppers and overly oily eggplant (in fact, everything we ordered had too much oil). Salmon was ok, however, sides were very simple and looked microwaved. Portions were huge and the food was just "ok" - definitely overrated w its "9" rating. You can get much better food at the same price at other restaurants.

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Wandered it because it started raining and we were hungry, turned out to be fantastic food and tiarimisu! I can eat pasta anywhere but this was really good, and the decor was fun and cozy and we didn't feel underdressed in jeans and sweatshirts. Wait staff was on top of it.

2
★★★★☆

Wandered it because it started raining and we were hungry, turned out to be fantastic food and tiarimisu! I can eat pasta anywhere but this was really good, and the decor was fun and cozy and we didn't feel underdressed in jeans and sweatshirts. Wait staff was on top of it.

Pros: location, food, decor

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food was very good offering standard italian dishes mixed in with "new" italian fare and many spanish classics. We chose to stay with the italian food which hit the spot but was just better than average for manhattan. The service was friendly and attentive without being pushy and rushed.

2
★★★★★

food was very good offering standard italian dishes mixed in with "new" italian fare and many spanish classics. We chose to stay with the italian food which hit the spot but was just better than average for manhattan. The service was friendly and attentive without being pushy and rushed.

Pros: price, service, location

 

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