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Posted by Anonymous on 04/08/2009
Went last night for the first time and the bar and casual front of the restaurant were jammed at 6PM. We chose to eat in the quieter upstairs area which was nice. We ordered 6 tapas for 2 people which the waitress said would be enough, but it was not as the portions are small. Favorites were the scallop ceviche, grilled langostine, garlic shrimp and tuna tacos. Nice to get a bite or drink but not a destination to run back to for a great dinner.
Posted by downtowner on 03/10/2009
Josh de Chellis has finally found his niche! Wonderful lunch menu at fair prices. Tapas are very nice size portions and mains are more than ample. Great fish stew and wonderful beef cheeks. The place is quite large but has a nice buzz at lunch. We will return-again and again!
Posted by Bob on 03/06/2009
Everything about La Fonda del Sol was excellent. The food was delicious and well presented. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The room was attractive as were the diners. A lively bar scene but with a dining room that is up a few stairs and insulated from the noise. It is a rare experience to be able to speak in conversational tones and be heard lately in NYC restaurants. A definite winner.
Posted by goodtaste on 02/26/2009
I'm not a food critic so I wont bother describing every dish to detail but I will say that I loved my meal at this new Spanish place. My experience was out of this world. I love the food, the music and service. What a great place!!!!
Posted by anonymous on 02/19/2009
Went here for dinner on a friday night in february. I thought the food was fantastic. Highly enjoyed the scallop appetizer and the short ribs. Dessert was okay- the sorbets are not that great. I thought the decor was very 1970s but perhaps that is because they're trying to make it like the original place?
Posted by Alberto on 02/05/2009
As a Spaniard I always have the highest expectation when I visit a new Spanish restaurant in NY. As a rule of thumb I have found that it is very hard to reproduce good Spanish food in this city. Well, I'm happy to report that La Fonda del Sol joins a selected few restaurants in my list of the ones that got it right. The bar area is specially a good deal. The tapas are great (except for the empanadas and the veal croquets) I specially recommend the cod croquets, the manchego croquets, the blister roasted pimientos, the patas bravas, and the garbanzo and chorizo soup. All very close to the originals of my native country. And the cherry on top? It is very well priced Gracias Fonda... ya era hora de tener un buen restaurante español en midtown!
Posted by t on 02/05/2009
La Fonda has been open a couple of weeks. It has a great bar atmosphere offering tapas, specialty drinks and a nice selection of wines by the glass. The dining room is more formal with a different menu. The food is very good. The staff is very friendly and professional. La Fonda is a welcome addition to the neighborhood and offers an experience not available in this area.