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Solera Restaurant

Housed in a comfortable midtown brownstone, the restaurant occupies two floors, with a capacity for 115 people. Each dining room evokes a warm, intimate feeling and reflects the colors and images of Spain accented by a display of contemporary art. Party space is available in two locations within the restaurant; the "Patio" room, enclosed for year-round use and accommodating a maximum of 16 people and the "Salon", located on the second floor with a capacity for 40. Solera's cuisine has traditional roots and explores the primary flavors found in Spanish cooking. Whether you choose to enjoy Tapas, Paella or the Main Courses Solera offers its guests a taste of Spain in an authentic, yet contemporary manner. Solera's Wine List is exclusively Spanish. It is 'value priced' and reflects Spain's many diverse geographical regions. Additionally, they offer approximately 15-20 wines by the glass, and twenty-five Sherries and Montillas that form a perfect compliment to its regional cuisine
65 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(65 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 65 reviews
5 stars
(23)
4 stars
(28)
3 stars
(11)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(27)
  • neighborhood gem(24)
  • great for lunch(17)
  • good for groups(13)
  • romantic(10)
  • special occasion(10)
Solera Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Not that memorable"
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2013
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Review 2 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2014
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Like the warm ambience and food. Delicious"
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2015
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Review 3 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A Find for the Business Traveler

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Excellent food and service. Menu with variety and well-prepared. Quiet. Light enough to read undisturbed. Friendly and easy to deal with. Refined environment, food and service. Service is attentive, efficient, and tasteful."
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic
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Review 4 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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Review 5 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Solera is a great place to experience authentic Spanish cuisine created by their long time chef from Barcelona. Everything is delicious, from their famous gazpacho in the summer, to their soups of the day all year long. Fish is particularly well prepared here."
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 6 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Nice quiet restaurant

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great setting and service for a romantic dinner, but the food was very dissapointing."
Dined on 8/11/2015
 2012
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Review 7 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

surprisingly wonderful

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
"Gracioys beautiful spot with excellent foos at reasonable prices. Try it. Sure you will like it"
Dined on 7/16/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 8 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delightful Tapas

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This restaurant is a wonderful place to experience a classic taste of Spanish cuisine - supported by a well-trained staff of professionals."
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2010
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2010
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Review 10 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/03/2015
 2011
Dined on 6/03/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/03/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wonderful food and exceptional service. Great tapas in a nice atmosphere. Highly recommend."
Dined on 6/01/2015
 2009
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Review 12 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/24/2015
 2015
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Review 13 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/18/2015
 2005
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Review 14 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Excelent service. Poor food

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Dined on 5/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I went for a real spanish food especially the paella. I finished very disappointment. You eat best food antihéroe in spain. Cities or little twons"
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice quaint restaurant. Sangria was strong and less fruity but more wine based. Overall the food was good. I think next time we might stick to ordering more tapas but overall good date night with the hubby."
Dined on 5/14/2015
 2006
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Review 16 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Prices have skyrocketed; the food was so-so.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2006
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Review 17 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/13/2015
 2011
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Review 18 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

TOP RATED

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
"No better spanish restaurant in the city !!!!
The food is delicious and the service is outstanding.
"
Dined on 4/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/28/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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Review 20 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/21/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great time and food as usual.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love using "OpenTable", but lately the website seems to be a mess. I have been having a hard time finding the restaurant I am looking for after signing in."
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2015
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent service. Business lunch.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Thank you for excellent service and delicious food. The tapas were unique, tasty and different from usual fare. Highly recommend."
Dined on 4/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2015
 2005
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Really good food and service! Looking forward to returning to taste more dishes at this gem!"
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fine tapas and full dinners too!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was our first timing dining at Solera Restaurant and we were impressed with the combination of classic tapas fare and reasonably priced entrees. The service was very efficient and the host made sure our party, which arrived at staggered times, was seated as they came in."
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great restaurant, great service and the food was awesome!"
Dined on 3/09/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 27 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A TAPAS GEM

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Their Tapas menu was so appealing that we skipped the main entrees and ordered a variety of tapas that were absolutely delicious. Chorizos, ham croquettes, garlic shrimp and shrimp empanadas were prepared to perfection accompanied by a terrific dry Spanish white wine. Finishing off this meal with a small quartet of icecream, flan, cremebule and pastry along with cappucino brought a perfect evening to a close."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Solera is a special, Spanish restaurant with excellent cuisine. The chef is terrific."
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 29 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

What a ripped off !!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Overpriced with very small portion!! NOT at all recommended !!"
Dined on 1/29/2015
 2012
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Review 30 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

They have great food and service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Since the restaurant label as "tapas bar" , food comes in small serving. Expensive but good food."
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 31 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Wonderful Find for Great Spanish Fod

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Great tapas, paella, Spanish wines. Really enjoyed ourselves."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, late-night find
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Review 32 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Still a Gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"The food and service as well as the ambiance just make this an all around go-to in midtown. Yes the prices are high but I think they are just for the area and the type of dining experience you are getting."
Dined on 1/15/2015
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 33 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good paella and reasonable prices!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I don't eat Spanish food often, but when I do, Solera is one of my top choices. From the warm bread and olives to the delicious wild mushroom appetizer and the always mouth-watering patatas bravas (I generally don't even like potatoes that much), not to mention the generous portions of paella, Solera always hits the spot."
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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Review 34 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Gem of a place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our first trip to NYC with the kids. We wanted to take them to a fine dining experience, but not one that was stuffy or stifling. The staff were enormously kind and engaging to my family. The food was exceptionally delicious for all palates (even younger ones) We felt special and that was a gift!"
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Solera Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Solera's food is truly authentic Spanish cuisine. Everything is fresh and delicious. Their soups are light, full of vegetables and without cream. Very healthy. Fish dishes here are special, very fresh and tasty."
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Solera Restaurant
Based on the average of (30) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
24 out of 27 recommend this product
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic