Table Talk: La Fonda Del Sol

La Fonda Del Sol
200 Park Avenue
(212) 867-6767
Tapas Lounge: Monday—Saturday, 11:30AM-11:00PM
Main Dining Room: Lunch 11:30AM-3:00PM
Dinner 5:00-10:30PM

La Fonda Del Sol is located in the elegant Grand Central Station and its ambiance aims to recreate the Spanish fine dining experience of the 1960s. Although this Midtown eatery carries an infamous name, it doesn't really succeed in representing authentic Spanish cuisine. If you are a foodie, you probably won’t be running back for seconds, although the Serrano ham is to-die-for. On the other hand, if you're looking for a place to see and be seen while enjoying a delicious cocktail, then this is it.

Set in a space overlooking the busy streets of NYC, they incorporate a fun sixties style décor in the main room, while keeping a more classically decorated elegant room on the second floor. The excellent service and staff ensure a pleasant dining experience, even if the food isn't five-star quality. The wine list is diverse and well selected, as are their cocktails, especially the Caipirihna, which was one of the best I have had. All in all La Fonda Del Sol was enjoyable, but I would skip it if authentic Spanish tapas are what you are looking for. For a crowd that you can mix and mingle with after work, La Fonda Del Sol definitely works.