Holy paella, Batman!!!
This place was picked for a birthday celebration and it was a magnificent choice. Everything from the red sangria to the paella was delicious. Really was impressed with the paella, moist and flavorful. Will be back!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
really terrific place - staff
really terrific place - staff welcoming from the first confirmation phone call to going out the door. cocktails are fun and inventive; wine list is varied enough. tapas is terrific (excellent croquettes, fried artichokes, tomato bread and serrrano ham). waiter was great - made sure our paella order went in early so we did not have to wait too long. paellas have to be ordered in 2's. downstairs is extremely loud; upstairs is a delightful haven. outside seating for nice weather.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Try the mushroom croquettes
Try the mushroom croquettes and veggie paella. Both were outstanding as was the service. Worth going to.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
they were so nice with our
they were so nice with our friends' kids, and a great meal
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best paella in the city. Try the squid-ink paella: outstanding!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great addition to Midtown East. Exes lent paella. In keeping with their other two restaurants.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for good food in
Great spot for good food in a great environment Friendly staff with some great outdoor spaces. You will not be disappointed!!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place can be both romantic
This place can be both romantic and good for groups depending on where you're seated. The food is just GREAT. All their tapas are just delicious and the paella is one of the best in the city, if not, THE best int the city. Vibrant atmosphere, fun times.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came for the Fideau. Very
I came for the Fideau. Very good but not as good as on the Costa Bravo.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paellas were excellent. We
Paellas were excellent. We had the carne and the veggie paellas and both were delicious and suitably crusty. I appreciated our server's help to figure out the appropriate quantities to order for our group of six.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I LOVED this restaurant!
I LOVED this restaurant! The food was authentic and truly delicious. The service was outstanding!! I cannot wait to go back -- this is my new favorite!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I tried 8 of the tapas selections and all were terrific! Next time I will try the paella. Great spot.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paella- good job!
The paella is one of the best I have had. It is cooked just right. The portion is not so big but just right if you have other tapas dishes.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent sangria and cocktails.
Excellent sangria and cocktails. Memorable paella. Fantastic experience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A tad tight and hot
Tables are very close together. You have to be uber thin not to have your behind in someone's face as you are trying to get in your seat. Was also very hot. They should have cranked up the ac
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved everything about the whole experience here!!!!! Socarrat is fantastic, in both senses of the word! Thank you!!!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and fun
Met up with a friend for a drink and tapas. Three hours later we were still there having a great time. We ordered items one and two at a time and felt no pressure to hurry up. Our server and bus boy were delightful. Will definitely go back soon!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paella for One
Though only at lunch, this is one of the few restaurants that serves single servings of paella, cooked to order. It comes to you in a cast iron skillet, the aroma of toasted rice coming from the pan. Another rarity is the caramelized, toasted bottom that is considered a delicacy. This is where our restaurant gets its name. Where many (very good) paellas come to you with a moist firm rice top to bottom, the cast iron skillet does to rice what it does to potatoes, give you a crispy crust of starchy goodness. A skillet is more than enough for lunch, but my friend and I could not resist tapas to start. We recomend the paella de la Huerta with artichoke, cauliflower, eggplant and snow peas and Pescados & Mariscos with fish, shrimp and shellfish.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & great staff
Went for lunch with a group of friends, one of whom was celebrating her birthday. The food was delicious and the staff made my friend's birthday special by providing a small candle and a glass of champagne for all us. That made the lunch even more special. We will be going back again for sure!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Previously, we have eaten at the W 14th St location. I enjoyed the meat paella for one (single portions only available at lunch). It compared well with those I've eaten in Valencia, Spain. Two others in our party ordered the seafood paella and it was excellent. It does taste somewhat different than the traditional seafood paella of Valencia. Mainly, the Spanish broth is difficult to duplicate. I prefer the Socarrat version because the broth is not as "fishy." The appetizers looked and tasted like the real Spanish versions. We will definitely return. The staff did not seem bothered that we brought our sixteen month old daughter along. In fact, you might call this a kid friendly restaurant at lunch. Not sure about dinner.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife was craving Paella and this place, and its' sister on 19th St kept coming up on internet searches....and for good reason. There were about six different Paellas to choose from & we chose a seafood one(there was more than 1 seafood option)-it was perfect. The skillet had a thin layer of rice at the bottom which was perfectly done, a bit crispy and required some scraping off the skillet-yum! My only complaint: there was a mixed meat and seafood Paella which we wanted but we asked to substitute chorizo for the beef and were told we could remove items but adding any item, even a substitution, was $6 extra person. A bit hefty since the meal was only $24 per person to start. This little quirk kept them from getting excellent in my eyes.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Tapas Place in Midtown
Everything was excellent, but the big surprise was the almond ice cream. Never had anything like it. Wow.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The mariscados paella is flavorful without being overly garlicky. The crunch of the socarrat is the right amount of texture..One could make a meal of sharing the appetizers, but then you'd have to return for a paella.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Paella in NYC...
This place has the best paella in New York City. Good service too.
7/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good but confusing pricing
Visited the restaurant per recommendation by a friend, the service was great, good sangrias and tapas. We ordered the Carne Pallella, which was delicious.
The only problem, they price the Pallella as $25, then say it's per person with a double order minimum. Why even bother wrongfully pricing it if its just going to upset the costumer who has to pay double from what they initially see?
We left happy but kinda felt weird because of the pricing.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the tapas and the paella. Wonderful meal!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined here on Wednesday with two girlfriends. I arrived a bit early and was seated at the table right away. The hostess was most welcoming. Within minutes, I had water and a marvelous gin and tonic. Service was friendly and professional. And the food -- oh, the food. We ordered four or five of the tapas ,while all were good, the croquettas were really outstanding. We ordered a carne paella for two, and though were were three, were were barely able to finish, though we did. It was that good. Save room for the chocolate beignets. An excellent meal, and a wonderful evening. Do go!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best paella I have tasted outside Spain. Good tapas menu. The paella for one person is an excellent choice for trying more than one and it is plentiful.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The first time I went was against my will. A friend had chosen it and I am not a fan of paella. I was so mistaken. The meal was incredible. This visit was our second. We had a party who had lactose intolerant, vegetarians and a fussy eater. Thee I accommodated all of us. I can't wait to go back and try something else
The service was attentive and the food was delicious.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
Best Spanish food in the city... if you like paella, you'll love this place. Plus, they gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary which was a really nice added bonus. All around great stuff! Easily one of my favorite restaurants in New York.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Socarrat for a special occasion. It was my first time there. The food was fantastic. I specifically picked Socarrat because I was born in Spain and had heard their paella was good. Well, yes, it was very good, and would compete with any paellas I have had in Spain without an issue. We had the seafood paella which was packed with clams, mussels and fish. Very flavorful.
We also enjoyed several tapas while we waited for the paella to be cooked. The jamon and cheese tapa was fantastic and the date and bacon wrap were to die for.
The staff was truly fantastic to us, as we were having a small post-wedding celebration with our family. It truly wrapped up a wonderful experience at Socarrat.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
known for its paella, Soccarat dishes up the best i'va had in a while. Nice caramelised rice bottom, good range of seafood in the mix, interesting cocktails and mixers. Really enjoyable - we had no tapas as the main dish is quite large for two of us.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for dinner! Service
Great place for dinner! Service was great and the food was amazing!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, paella is only
Great food, paella is only for 2 minimum but you have enough for 2 and it is very good. I asked for a virgin cocktail and it was very good, I am sure non-virgin ones are excellent and will try one when non-pregnant!
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went there to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary they treated us like kings and queens! I have been to many restaurants on my anniversary but have never been treated like Socarrat Midtown East they out did themselves. Everyone was super sweet in congratulating my husband and I. The restaurant made sure our dinner and time spent there was celebratory.
Will be back to celebrate my next anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
went out to celebrate a colleague's
went out to celebrate a colleague's upcoming marriage - manager was so nice to extend free champagne to our group to celebrate ... seafood and carne paella were delicious - tapas was yummy...
waitresses were polite and gracious and attentive...
pricey but we walked out very content and filled....
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I had a wonderful experience at Socarrat East. I have been looking for a place with excellent paella and am so happy to have found this gem. Their paella was outstanding as was the service - very friendly and attentive. We cannot wait to come back again - it will be very very soon! It was difficult not to return the very next day!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very good experience
Attentive, accommodating, good energy, delicious food. For the price, the quantity could be slightly more generous but what is served should be enough for most appetites. A must try.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service great atmosphere .. What more can one ask for?
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM