Donostia

Donostia

Spanish Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Café$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Debs
    DebsSeptember 14, 2016
    Tortilla & pâté
  • Caroline
    CarolineMarch 14, 2016
    Conserva (basically, fancy canned food). don't miss the tortilla Española. The bar also pours the largest sherry collection in the city.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttNovember 29, 2015
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu so there's nothing I'd recommend. The plates are very small by the way so nine dishes makes a lot of sense for two.
  • laura r.
    laura ramirezNovember 23, 2015
    Food was good there's a lot to pick and also the dessert is very small menu but good the area is nice also
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Great wine and coffee
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinSeptember 27, 2015
    A tightly seated, very welcoming pintxos (basque tapas) bar with the warmest owner. Bonitos, the recommended cheese (delicious), meatlovers tortilla if they've got it.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannSeptember 16, 2015
    Pretty good food but terrible service.
  • John P.
    John PavlickAugust 30, 2015
    Spanish tortilla, the salt cod pate, and the marcona almonds!
  • John P.
    John PavlickAugust 30, 2015
    The Spanish tortilla is excellent, as are the marcona almonds. Love the salt cod anything
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...August 20, 2015
    Awesome tapas, montaditos, and basque treats.
  • Idan C.
    Idan CohenAugust 12, 2015
    This place is as close to Basque Country as you can get. Plus! Prices are totally reasonable. Enjoy it!
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongJune 16, 2015
    Tortillas de Doble Capa, a sandwich could also be made with a Spanish tortilla, which is basically an egg-and-potato pie.
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 7, 2015
    The smoked salmon Montaditos are a must have which is served with crema, guindillas, almonds and local raw honey. http://freshnyc.com/tapas/tapas-and-wine-bar-taste-spain-east-village-donostia
    Upvoted Nov 21, 2016
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroApril 19, 2015
    Popped in for a glass of wine. Intimate spot with an extensive food/wine menu.
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 3, 2015
    Conserva (basically, fancy canned food). don't miss the tortilla Española. The bar also pours the largest sherry collection in the city.
  • Leonor T.
    Leonor TorresFebruary 2, 2015
    The vermouth de grifo and damasco tapa are gorgeous.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangJanuary 6, 2015
    Owner is very knowledgable regarding basque culture/history so definitely chat him up if you're curious. Any dishes with the words morcilla or brandada is a must try. Fantastic wine list too!
  • FreshNYC p.
    FreshNYC p}-:{>December 12, 2014
    a beverage-driven tapas bar that tosses in a Spanish cafe and San Sebastian Market bringing a taste of Basque cuisine to NYC with a selection of native wines, sherries and sangria to wash it all down. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 12, 2014
    One phenomenon this year was sandwiches made with substitutes for the usual two slices of bread. This spots "Tortillas de doble capa," is filled with spinach and leeks which tumble out the sides. Read more
  • The Taste Sheriff
    The Taste SheriffNovember 8, 2014
    Good effort, needs work. The food is average.
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TOctober 26, 2014
    The food was not good. We asked what seafood was fresh and the response was "well it's canned so it's all fresh". We tried the mussels anyway...and they were gross. They cut the jamon wrong too.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 19, 2014
    The servers will point you to great vegan pinchos. Don't miss the heavenly artichoke pate. Its a dream.
  • Maria P.
    Maria PérezOctober 4, 2014
    Good tortilla and pintxos can't miss Gildas!
  • dipti p.
    dipti p.September 27, 2014
    I only had the red sangria with a hint of cardamom here..delicious!
  • 8PM R.
    8PM ReservationSeptember 13, 2014
    Sexy, authentic and I hope it's here for a good long time.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 14, 2014
    Robert Sietsema's three star review: "Montaditos are compelling, edible bread-mounted sculptures on which you might find blue-veined cabrales cheese or the best canned sardine you've ever tasted." Read more
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonAugust 9, 2014
    All the things. Try to eat all the things.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RAugust 7, 2014
    Feels like San Sebastián. Txakoli on tap. Cabrales and Jamon y zambiriña montaditos, gildas, boquerones.
  • Cristal O.
    Cristal OrpillaJuly 22, 2014
    Get the txakoli and sit by the bar for various pintxos. Cafe con leche at the end of the meal is nice
  • Long C.
    Long CaoMay 19, 2014
    Really, really great value for Basque tapas. The Brandada paté is excellent, be sure to ask for extra bread to polish it off.
  • Jeff
    JeffMay 10, 2014
    Authentic basque pinxtos. Lovely experience and great value for money. Great selection of sidras.
  • Erika K.
    Erika KazMay 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place.
  • Patxi A.
    Patxi AranaApril 25, 2014
    I can't believe it's like being again in Donosti!
  • Carrie V.
    Carrie Van EsApril 14, 2014
    Literally every single thing is amazing.
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeMarch 30, 2014
    Excellent food and wine. Reasonable prices
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngMarch 16, 2014
    V good p good
  • Bree D.
    Bree DoutyMarch 13, 2014
    Delicious and super authentic. Get the mixed seafood plate. And the pulpo. I've never had octopus so tender.
  • Special J.
    Special JJanuary 15, 2014
    ... try the tapas!
  • adam t.
    adam thompsonJanuary 10, 2014
    Great Basque-style small plates.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterDecember 20, 2013
    The tap wine is delicious, and the tapas affordable & inventive. Great addition to the neighborhood
  • Leonor T.
    Leonor TorresDecember 8, 2013
    Love this place! Really nice quality food and service. The interior design is very cute as well.
  • Marina B.
    Marina B.December 7, 2013
    Get some gildas and a plate of mixed canned seafood. Love the sagra beer and the sider from michigan!
  • Dens
    DensDecember 4, 2013
    I dig this place. Don't leave without trying the apricot & the salmon tapas. Bocadillo & the pantxineta (almond custard dessert) are a great way to start & end too. Ermita wine on tap too = A+
  • Laura C.
    Laura CruzNovember 25, 2013
    Awesome spot for genuine Spanish eats. Order A Gilda and a sagra!
  • Ahad S.
    Ahad SitawiApril 24, 2014
    Slammin salsa Roja goes great with everythinggggg can't enufff so addicting💉💉💉💉😵😵😵😵❤️❤️❤️❤️
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