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San Martin Restaurant

#1,261 of 11,541 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, French, International, Spanish
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143 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1202
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quaint place with good food

I have eaten here 5 or 6 times. The food is good and the staff are friendly as well. I try to stop once every time I'm in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric L
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here 5 or 6 times. The food is good and the staff are friendly as well. I try to stop once every time I'm in town.

Thank Eric L
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We stayed at the hotel next door and after arriving at night and very tired opted for the nearest restaurant .This has in the past proved to be a mistake but on this occasion we were very pleased with things . The food was good and service speedy . This has the feel of an old time Italian

Thank EllaLancashire
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Set in midtown Manhattan, the San Martin restaurant offered us a great menu and very affordable prices. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals in the excellent ambience of the San Martin restaurant.

Thank Thescheff
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I tried this restaurant as it was listed in the Playbill from the theater I attended. I was by myself so the waiter pretty much ignored me. Once I had my meal that was it. He never checked on me again. My glass of wine was only filled half full. Full glasses went to larger parties or to the men.... More 

Thank Phyllis011
Hereford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here whilst on a visit to New York. Very authentic Italian restaurant and the food was fabulous. Could not fault anything. Even had a pianist playing! Would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank here4duk
Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Just got to NYC found this place via Trip good reviews. Did not disappoint service was good four out of five like there dishes. The trout was very good. Good chicken parm, the chicken and shrimp in cognac sauce was really good unique flavor, chicken napolentano was not a hit. All in all good.

Thank Harmony5757
Clinton, SC
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have eaten here twice in two years, and both times really enjoyed the food and the service, and the overall ambiance of the place.

Thank laurac1357
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have eaten a this hidden gem at least a dozen times on business trips and have never had a bad experience. Not fussy or fancy, but well-prepared, genuine Italian food. Servers are often Italian, responsive and eager to make diners happy. Veal, Chicken, Beef, Seafood---all are well prepared and quickly served. You will not be disappointed.

Thank thomas_bogle
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I read the mixed reviews but myself and partner thought we would give it a try. It was a few steps from where we were staying that was the plus. The negatives are the food was bland spag bol had no flavour or taste for the price it was very disappointing as was the ravioli. Presentation was poor, the service... More 

Thank Alison Q
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Located next to the Lucerne hotel, we had a couple of meals here which were delicious. Amazing (thick) wine list with wines from about $40 to $14,000.

Thank JamieT8175

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-832-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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