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Posted by pancun on 11/30/2007
read the heading. Good shrimp, white beans, tortilla. but the servers are just slow and don't care. and the manager, thinks he is the man walking around like he is the owner, doing nothing. get some takeout or be disapointed
Posted by d.e. upper east side on 07/10/2007
I dine out in NYC very frequently, as I'm in sales. I was more than disappointed with the service, ambience and meal in the dining area of Solera this evening. The service was very slow; I had three different people waiting on me and overlapping because I needed to request attention many times (after having waited a ridiculous period of time for service). The food was mediocre, at best, compared to the many other choices in the area. The ambience was sterile, no music but waitstaff and bus boys falling over each other, despite the lack of efficiency.
Posted by Luis on 11/29/2006
First, the service and atmosphere are great - especially if you sit towards the back. This place isn't as stuffy as the price may suggest, and the staff are friendly and eager to serve and assist. Having said that, I must say we were disappointed overall with the food. The tapas were okay, nothing to write home about, but I would definitely recommend the croquettas - absolutely sensational! The biggest disappointment, however, was the paella. I think my expectations were high (if you read the other reviews), in that this place supposedly serves "authentic" paella. Well, being español, I can tell you nothing is further from the truth. Basically, the paella was a seafood stir fry! They used the wrong rice and the cornerstone ingrediants (prawns and chicken pieces) were bland at best. Anyway, I don't usually give reviews as I'm definitely not a culinary expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I just wanted other potential patrons to be forewarned - this place is nice but definitely over-rated and ultimately over-priced! Perdona, Solera, pero hablo la verdad...
Posted by Javier on 05/12/2006
Very nice atmosphere and wonderful lunch spanish style!
Posted by jay on 01/11/2006
Solera was a cozy place to go and the food was good. It was a little pricy and i feel the paella was not as good as i would have liked. However, the appetizers and tapas were very tasty. If i were to go back i would sit at the tapas bar and have some wine and an assortment of tapas but i dont think i would eat a full sit down meal there again.
Posted by Peedo on 01/05/2006
There are a mere two places in new york city that I consider to serve excellent tapas, and Solera is one. I was here about four weeks ago and had a phenomenal meal. The traditional piaea is not to be missed, and the tapas is among the best I have had. Be it a night of finger food, or a stit down meal you cannot go wrong. The atmosphere takes you away to the countryside, and if you let yourself go you just might believe it. Request to sit in the back if you can.
Posted by Viv on 12/30/2005
The 2nd floor is great for group events. The sangrias are unique & very tasty. The tapas are delicious, too.