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La Fonda del Sol

200 Park Ave, MetLife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
+1 212-867-6767
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (55 reviews)
“tuna tacos” (6 reviews)
“jamon iberico” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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LOCATION
200 Park Ave, MetLife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for an informal business lunch and sat upstairs (much nice than downstairs). Went with Prix Fixe, which seemed to be a very good deal. I ordered the empanadas, the hanger steak churrasco, and bunuelos. Basically, none of them met expectations. The empanadas were mushy...More

Thank TeddyDove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic spot for relaxed business meeting with good selection of wines and nice range of tapas on which to graze. Californian pinot noir was particularly palatable. Service generally pretty good.More

Thank Richard H
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Richard, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at La Fonda Del Sol. As always, customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we are glad to see that you received that on your most recent visit....More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

After walking by this restaurant I finally had the opportunity to stop in. It was a very nice experience. We were seated upstairs right away, our food, a variety of Tapas was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive.More

Thank Christine C
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Good Morning Christine, Thank you so much for your kind review and feedback of us here at La Fonda Del Sol. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience while dining with us. Please join us in the upcoming weeks while we...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018

The architect for this restaurant was brilliant! The proportions and layouts of the different dining areas makes for an energizing and welcoming atmosphere. The colors are welcoming but not garish. The glass “windows” are doors that can open on to a patio in warm weather....More

Thank 5268Y
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your kind words and rating of us here at La Fonda Del Sol. I will be sure to share your feedback with the whole team here at La Fonda Del Sol in order to make your next dining experience with...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

I agree with Don H's review that the service was a little strange. The food wasn't that great either. I've had better food and service at a highway truck stop. Strange service + bad food + unsanitary conditions...maybe they're trying to model a truck stop.More

Thank lonelychair
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Good Morning, We appreciate your honest feedback and are truly sorry that this is the experience you have been left with here at La Fonda Del Sol. I will be sure to pass these comments along to our team in the kitchen and management and...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Been there several times. The cuisine is very good. But downstairs, the service is always slow and the servers do NOT care, it is so bizarre to me.... We went back a couple of days later - business lunches - and went upstairs, much better...More

Thank Sophie G
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Good Morning Sophie, I am truly sorry for your recent experience dining with us here at La Fonda Del Sol. It is certainly not the impression we want to leave you and your guests with after dining with us. We do hope that you dine...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

My family and I popped in here for a quick drink during the festive season. The bar staff were attentive and helpful. The prices were typical NYC. The vibe was trendy with a modern Spanish twist. The place is very convenient for Grand Central Station.

Thank Stephen G
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Good Morning Stephen, Thank you for your wonderful rating and feedback of us here at La Fonda Del Sol. We are truly glad you and your family decided to dine with us and we do hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went as couples before a show and we were in a hurry, therefore any mishaps in making things happen quickly were amplified. The waitstaff was attentive but a little slow for our needs that night. I'll try and be fair but they were also...More

Thank Don H
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Good Morning Don, Thank you for your kind words and wonderful rating of us here at La Fonda Del Sol, I do hope that you stop in next time to try our downstairs lounge food and beverages. I would like to welcome you back at...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was great value at lunchtime for tapas we went in at 3o'clock and you can get three tapas for 18dollars we had six assorted tapas and everyone was delicious. We also had the sangria for half price and it was the first time...More

Thank 186534Shazza
Patina_Group, Manager at La Fonda del Sol, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at La Fonda Del Sol, we hope to see you dining with us again in the near future!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is nice but the service and portions were very small. I understand this is a tapas place but the 2 portions is not true tapas. The chicken empanadas were over Frieda. The tuna tacos were quite good but simply too small.

Thank da277
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Park Ave, MetLife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005
    (Between East 44th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains to 42nd Street/Grand Central Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-867-6767
Description
Indulge in vibrant Spanish cuisine and an expansive selection of tapas at La Fonda del Sol. A modern reincarnation of the iconic 1960s restaurant, we are conveniently located just steps away from Grand Central Terminal on the east side of Vanderbilt Avenue at 44th Street. In our tapas bar and lounge, choices include tuna tacos, garlic shrimp, croquetas, patatas bravas and albondigas. Or enjoy a more intimate experience in La Fonda del Sol’s elegant main dining room, with paella valenciana, whole market fish, braised short ribs and suckling pig. La Fonda del Sol’s private dining room is also an excellent setting for your next business or social event.
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