142 Beekman St, New York, NY | Directions 1003840.707187 -74.002613
Mon-Sun 12noon - 12midnight (212) 566-2220
Neighborhoods: Financial District, Downtown, Financial District (Wall Street)
Que rico! – I work Downtown and frequent Salud every Summer. Salud is consistently serves great food, cocktails and live jazz on Thursdays. I immediately thought of Salud for my job's Annual Summer Outing. Eddie, Jose and the staff at Salud is outstanding! Eddie was so helpful in setting up a private cocktail reception for my dept. on 8/2/11. It was a hit! The decor, ambiance, and music was a great backdrop to a lovely afternoon event. The staff was super friendly, efficient, and went above and beyond to make my group feel welcome. The food was delicious! An eagle-eyed staff member noticed my colleague wasn't really eating and he took the time to ask her why. No, the food was fine, but she's a vegetarian, so her choices were limited from the party menu. He had the chef make her a veggie wrap! Now that's rare, personalized service. But that's how they do things at Salud. My boss was impressed and stayed for several hours after our event was over. That's huge! He's already talking about booking for next year. Everyone in my dept. is giving me kudos for choosing such a wonderful venue for our event. Everyone had a great time. Thanks Salud for making me look so good! You never cease to impress me.
CLARO QUE SI!!!! – My boyfriend and I were walking around trying to decide which restaurant to try (we'd never tried any in the area), and went to Salud because of A) how good it smelled, and B) they were playing some really good music.
BEST CHOICE we could've made. The meal I had was EXACTLY what I was craving and it was soooo freaking good.
I had a mango mojito...then another...my boyfriend had the peach champagne something-or-other...then he had another...we shared both, and both were some of the best drinks I've ever had...
He had a bunch of different appetizers as his meal, I had the skirt steak....damn...he had the spicy shrimp (the plate was set on fire, it was awesome), the garlic shrimp with the only tostones that can top the ones i make at home, and a cuban sandwich good enough to make you eat another even if you're full...again, we shared everything, and walked out talking about when we can come back.
I was also very impressed with the service. Our server didn't write anything down...I'll admit, I was nervous about that (bad experiences in other places had me a little paranoid), but everything was flawless.
Don't pay attention to negative reviews, try this place for yourself. You'll be upset it took you this long to find it. I know I am. :)
happy customer – I love this place. The food is delicious, service is on point and the staff is very friendly. Also they make THE BEST Mango Martini's !!
Response From Salud! To Review on Jan 06, 2011 (1 of 3) – I feel compelled to respond to this review only because of the audacity (filled with contradictions) that you have displayed in trying to slander this establishment. First you say that you always have had a “great time” at Salud, and that our ‘food & drinks are delicious” but then you say you won’t come back. Then you say that your friend found a “screw” on her plate, but only waited until she consumed almost everything on her entire plate (skirt steak, fried green plantains, etc) before notifying the manager about it. Who does that? Next, you mentioned that the manager was very apologetic and you even conceded and acknowledged that he took the dish off the bill, but called him a bad business man afterwards because he didn’t offer you brunch as well? Seriously?
Response From Salud! To Review on Jan 06, 2011 (2 of 3) – Here is what I do know about this situation. FACTS: (1) Your husband is a manager at a neighboring restaurant. (conflict of interest I suppose). (2)Because we are cordial with your husband and knew who you were as well, the manager approached you before presenting the check to you, and specifically asked your friend to tell him exactly what she wanted him to do to, in which she replied “just comp my dish”, and so he immediately obliged. (3) After we confiscated the alleged screw (not a screw), we inspected the entire restaurant and could not find anything that remotely resembles that mystery object but also acknowledge that an accident can happen to anyone. (4) We do however close the restaurant every year in January in order to paint, repair & refresh for the upcoming season. We did this process for 3 days prior to your visit but certainly no renovations occurred while you were actually dining in the restaurant.
Response From Salud! To Review on Jan 06, 2011 (3 of 3) – To make a false accusation like that is just irresponsible on your part & is something that you should be held accountable for. (5) Finally, when we approached your husband about the extreme nature of your review, he mentioned that not only did you deny writing it but that you went on to accuse your birthday friend of posting it. Not taking ownership of your actions speaks volumes and told me everything that I needed to know about your character at this point. Strong ethics and values is something we pride ourselves in, whether it be in business, or on a personal level. I never cast dispersions on people, but apparently these are qualities that you seem to be lacking. Salud has been providing a professional service to a loyal customer base for the past 8 years now and we will not allow a spiteful, inaccurate & inconsistent review define who we are as a business, and more importantly as people. The defamation of our character will not be tolerated.
STEAK, PLANTAINS AND A METAL SCREW ON MY PLATE! – Tonight was my third time at Salud, the first 2 times I came I had a great time and the food and drinks were delicious. However, tonight I had one of the most horrible experiences ever at Salud. I decided to take my friend to celebrate her birthday and while she was eating her steak and plantains dish, she found a metal screw on her plate. She was puzzled and confused. I was just plain mortified and embarrased that I had suggested Salud as opposed to other places near the Seaport. I called one of the Managers named Jose and he was apologetic and attempted to explain that since the restaurant is under renovations perhaps accidentally, the metal screw landed on my friend's plate. The metal screw to me looked more like a tongue piercing but he disputed that. My friend and I kept our composure due to the schock and Jose the manager stated that we didn't have to worry about the charges so I shared my Paella with my friend and had a couple of drinks. When we asked for the bill, I was surprise to find out that the manager only subtracted my friend's dish, yes the one with the metal screw!!. Clearly, he is not a very good businessman. The money is not the issue, but it's the principal behind it. After my friend's dinner was ruined while celebrating her birthday, instead of him covering the whole check and perhaps offering a complementary brunch for my friend due to the inconvenience his establisment caused us; he had the audacity to expect payment. I don't know about you but I won't be going back anytime soon. In addition, I will tell my friends that work at ACS and HRA to avoid Salud. The Health Department needs to conduct an inspection ASAP and determine if renovations should be taking place while customers are being served. WHAT A BIG DISSAPOINTMEN!! I WON'T EVER GO BACK TO SALUD!
GREAT PLACE TO EAT – Was looking for some other place but ended up at this place, am sure glad we ended up there. The food was amazing and well priced, the drinks where great and the atmosphere was on the money. I will be making another trip to this place....
Great place ... – Was down at the seaport looking for nice quiet place non tourist to grab a bite a drinks ...and was I delighted the 24 dollar prix fixe was excellent and the drinks were perfect..def going back real soon
Happy Hour Drinks Knocked Me Off My A$$ – Happy Hour Starts Early and Everyday 4pm! I get out of work around 3pm and its a pain to sit at a bar for two hours waiting for the drink specials to begin. Salud charges $5 for traditional mojitos, sangria, Caipirinhas , and martinis. I was expecting to swallow down at least four drinks with their $5 special. I WAS WRONG! Be warned their drink sizes are well portioned and the mix was not watered down. I order a mojito that came in a highball glass (filled to the top) my other two friends had a sangria and a mojito as well. I had only sipped about a fourth of my drink and I began to feel the alcohol. The wait staff came around at least three times to ask if we were ready for a 2nd round. Each time we politely refused. One of my girlfriends (who has a high tolerance) finally started a 2nd round and the two of us soon followed . It was a struggle, for two of the three, to finish our 2nd round of drinks. Eventually, one of us made it safely to her third round of drinks. Delicious, well balanced, but strong.
When we first arrived the place was pretty empty, since it was a few minutes after 4pm. Gradually the place began to fill up. The interior decorating was nice and reminded me of a Caribbean (not cheesy) villa. When we were first seated there was techno (translation = tech-NOOOOO! lol) music playing. Then it changed to salsa, merengue and bachata!!
I read others reviews about how the wait staff was unprofessional or neglectful. Not in our case. We sat at a table for four although we were three. One of the tables rocked so much that we almost lost our entire first round of drinks. I asked the waitress if she had anything to stabilize it more - don't get me wrong I've had my fair share of wobbly tables and never complain but this thing kept slanting at a very sharp angle with slightest touch. She quickly got a busboy and he removed all the flatware and our drinks, hoisted the table, and adjusted the leg to be leveled to the floor. We thanked them graciously!
Bathrooms were small and very dark --but hey i don't eat in there so no worries!
Since we were three, we stuck to the Prix Fixe Menu and decided to share. The food was pretty delicious. I strongly recommend La Faldita & the Bacalitos. The skirt steak was very tender and juicy! The sauce that came with the Bacalitos was amazing. Had i been home i would have used my hands to savor every drop. The ceviche was not great - SKIP IT!
For the 2nd course
We ordered Anticuchos, Gambas Ajillo, and Paellita. All three were excellent chocies. Again the steak was delicious -- it came skewered on a stick with veggies and cook just right. The shrimp was not chewy or tough, very tender and just the right amount of spice to it. The paella was not soggy, sticky, instead light.
We ordered the Flan, Rice Pudding, and Vanilla Ice Cream. Skip Them Seriously! The flan was very EGGY tasting, like an omelet. Maybe the dark yellow/amber color should have tipped me off right away! The rice pudding was nothing extraordinary. I could have easily found the same thing in my local supermarket from KOZY SHACK! The Vanilla ice cream came with a maraschino cherry in it and i never once tasted a hint of chocolate liqueur. Perhaps the strong taste of Sangria on my tongue prevented me from detecting minute traces of it.
Happy Hour drinks were AMAZING. FOOD generally taste very good. Staff was courteous, attentive, and polite. I read someone commenting on the attire. Exactly what the hell are you expecting?!? Should they be dressed like the Pilgrims or the characters on BIG LOVE?!? At a bar most female and men staff dress trendy and slightly provocative. Face the window if you can't stand the view!
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