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Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita
Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://socarratnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 219-0101
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Felipe Camarillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Socarrat is now also offering catering services for your party of choice; whether its a cocktail reception or a corporate event. We are available in all five boroughs with our full service catering staff. We will coordinate all rental equipment, leaving none of the planning headache in your hands. Menu selections include seat down dinners, buffet style, passed tapas, cocktails and wine tastings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston
  • Public Transit: Close to the F, B, M, D, 6, N and R trains.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on street only after 6pm.
A word from Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita
Socarrat Nolita's ambience denotes feelings of warmth, comfort and hospitality. Building on its sister restaurant's identity as a small, intimate space comprised primarily of one large communal table, the restaurant also offers banquette, bar and table seating.

Socarrat, the quintessence of the perfect paella and for which the restaurant is named, is the delectable, sensuous crust that forms on the bottom of the paella pan when the liquid is rendered and the rice reaches its peak of succulence. The menu, an authentic array of delicious dishes from the regions of Spain specializing in traditional tapas with an accent on paella and fideua (which substitutes fried noodles for rice) that can be characterized as a true exploration for the palette.

Socarrat Nolita also offers several tapas, wines by the glass, Spanish desserts, and sangria.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Diner Reviews
  • "It's a fun place, got a bit noisy but we enjoyed ourselves. Of particular note were the octopus tapas as well as the two we got on flatbreads (one being sardines). Like so many Spanish places, they require two people order paella so we didn't get to try it. The waitress, who was from Barcelona, was delightful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Socarrat is best for groups of 4-6 that allow to taste at least 2-3 paellas and multiple tapas. As a Spain vet of 30+ years, I can truly say that Lolo Manso has done a great job of bringing Spain's flavors to NYC!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Delicious Socarrat & Carne Paella crusted baked on flavored rice delicious. Notable appetizers, Fried Green Tomatoes, Plato Camparo. Also delicious red Sangria. Would not recommend going during any big sporting games unless you like hubbub, TV's are loud. seating a little cramped. Nice to sit near the sidewalk. Great deal Sunday through Thursday Happy Hour."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "very tasty small plates and the paella can get a little pricey but its always reliably good and filling"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was great, but service left a lot to be desired. In fact, we had to stand to call waiter many times, and we felt generally ignored. No one checked on us, unless we stood to call them. They were busy, but as someone who has worked in restaurants before, I can attest that a busy Friday night is normal. I will order take out but would be hesitant to return. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We've been to all Soccarat locations and loved the overall experience. Saturday evening's experience was exceptional, too, from our very solicitous server to the food. There was a downside, though, as we entered. We were 20 minutes late for our reservations and our host made us "especially" aware of it. Our first "moment of truth" was not pleasant. There was no warmth in the welcome, it almost felt like we had to be grateful we were being seated (it was for early dinner, too)."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My husband is a Spaniard, so we are very picky when it comes to Spanish food. The Socarrat restaurants are first class and the paella is excellent and authentic, right down to the crust under the rice (the socarrat). We were 3 girls and had 4 starters + 1 paella (portion size for 2) and it was the perfect amount of food. The starters were all delicious - we had the iberico jamon with pan tomaca, pimientos de padron, seared tuna and codfish croquetas. For dessert, we recommend the churros. Nice atmosphere that was lively but not too loud for a weeknight dinner. This placed gets very busy on the weekends so recommend making a reservation for a weekday (plan at least a couple days ahead). "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed this restaurant. The chef makes different tapas not always a set menu. They also make paellas that the chef will create. Maria and Lorete are amazing people that work there! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I have been to this location 3 times over the span of 3-4 years? This establishment consistently serves delicious food with incredible service every single time. It shows their commitment to their customers' experience and their food. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The tapas is great. Unfortunately the paellea is not as good. The rice was crispy, either under or overdone...don't know which. Also there should be a distinct taste of saffron.....none or not enough. Portion was small with not enough fish. I was disappointed. The atmosphere is active, the place beautiful...but too noisy for me. Once is enough."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "For a paella restuarant at this price point, the least they can do is cooking the rice correctly. Paella rice was undercooked and there was very little food for 60 bucks (2 person order). Very disappointed on the food. Good service and ambience though. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My friends took me there on a visit down from Toronto. I wanted to take my husband. Everything was delicious as expected. Service was prompt and courteous. Though it wasn't as dark and moody as I recall, maybe later in the evening they turn the lights down? I very much appreciated hearing mostly patron chatter, rather than loud music - a chronic problem in Toronto. My only complaint: stop the staff from punctuating every with interaction with customers with 'guys' i.e. "Is everything okay guys?" or "Be right with you guys!" or "Thank you guys". Bit déclassée of management if you ask me."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is the original and best of the three restaurants in this group. Wonderful ambiance, genuine service and fantastic food. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We tried 50% of the Tapas on the menu and they were all very very good. The Croquettas, Shrimp and bacon wrapped dates = yum! No complaint with any of our tapas what so ever! The Squid Ink Paella is highly recommended! The Carnivore & Lobster Paella was good, but was too salty for our palette. Their Paella's are meant to serve 2ppl, but I think it can feed 4ppl especially if you're getting the tapas. *reservations is highly recommended*"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I always loved the Chelsea location but it's so small it practically feels like an afterthought. But this location has literally the same feel, food, service and wine list without the tight quarters, neither hips hitting you as new guests arrive, nor discomfort of knowing the next table is hearing your latest confession to your best friend. I LOVE it. ¡Magnifico!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good food. This is our 3td time with friends. Excellent service.cYiy are never rushef here even when it is crowded. The tapa are delicious and the paella is the best"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The service is amazing. No one is hurrying you! If u come early the happy hour is a bargain! Must try the croquettes! We loved it!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Paella can't be beat here - it's always good. I've been twice to the Nolita location - sometimes it's packed - but even then it's fun. Went on a Monday also when it wasn't full - but still fantastic food. Rare place where there is a thriving night scene and the food is good too. If you want to try authentic paellas, this is a good bet."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "we had the paella with the squid ink -- kinda special but not that good"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Paella is one of our favorite foods and Socarrat on Mulberry has never disappointed us. On a recent visit, the place was lively and full of customers but that didn't prevent quick, skillful service. The pear salad had an interesting vibe, the shrimp in garlic sauce was so flavorful and the Socarrat Paella was full of the most delicious fish, shellfish and meat. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A maître d was rude as well as busboys. Food was just ok. They included gratuity to our bill although IRS ruled to discontinue automatic tipping as of jan. 2014. I won't go back this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Superb service, we were very impressed with the wait person. She was attentive and helpful. We had the vegetable paella and it was delicious. It was just the right amount of food for two. The two tapas we tried were Garlic Shrimp and Serrano with toast. They were both very good. The toast was very tasty. Will go back as often as we can. Delightful meal."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We went for Bruch with my wife and my 7 year old boy on Sunday and we were nicely surprise by the great food, service and quality of the food. We went to Barcelona last year and the food we ate in this restaurant was better than the one in Spain. What else can I say...The food is authentic and the service is simple outstanding (the prices are also fair). Once you go you will make it one of your favorites."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The sangrea and 2 of the 4 tapas were really great, the Paella was ok. I'm not sure if it was the style of paella we chose, the paella with ink, or just their paella overall. The portions were a little small and overpriced, but unfortunately that is what I expect in most Manhattan restaurants. Overall it was a good experience, but definitely not a great value. With all the options in Manhattan I would explore another Tapas restaurant first before I'd go back, but if a friend wanted to go I wouldn't be against it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A clear favorite when we are favoring paella. We have hit up pretty much every tapas bar in the city, but my husband always drags me back here for paella (often!), and for good reason. Always five to six choices, generous portion sizes and the perfect combination of soft rice and crispy rice to keep us both happy. The tapas are solid but not the reason to come here. The wine list is well-priced and Spanish, as you'd expect. The staff are both quick and friendly. Although both locations are great, but the Nolita one runs a bit louder. Try and snag a table by the door as they're much quieter than the shared table."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The tapas is delish - authentic and modern, the paella is classic and sublime - fish melts in your mouth, incredible farm-fresh green beans, the red sangria is everything that makes sangria perfect - rich, fruity and potent. The staff makes you feel like one of the family. Run to the perfect Spanish experience in Nolita. Oh and did I mention they have happy hour Monday thru Thursday from 5-7 - half price drinks, sangria and tapas. Seriously, run."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We go here at least once per month and food and service are always outstanding."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "amazing appetizers - loved the raw tuna could of ate this all night the best we've had, also had the fried mushroom app which was good and then for the entrée paella with squid ink rice (had no idea what that was but it was interesting) with seafood on top - a little dry for our taste but we've been spoiled with authentic paella in Spain - would come again for drinks, the dessert wasn't that great although we aren't dessert people - we had flan & didn't like it but it was our first time trying it ever and the lemon tart was oh so tart not in a good way but the place had and energetic vibe - we had a small quaint table amongst the hustle and bustle of the place (it was packed) which to us meant it was the to go place."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I come back here every couple months for a good date night. I typically don't like tapas places much but the paella here stands out far and above others I've had in the city. Our server, Carlos, was fun and friendly and took care of us appropriately. On a Sunday night the place wasn't crowded and we had no trouble getting a table. I'd like to come back again with a group to try out the long table. It's very attractive."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food is wonderful (love this place) but it is VERY loud"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This is the real deal.. it s not yellow spanish rice like most of places sell..This is made the spanish way, the rice is cooked to perfection, with the crunch and the burn (socarrat). Pealla Negra ( squid ink) is still my favorite..but all of them are to try."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The staff at socarrat was fantastic. They are warm, friendly and provide great recommendations. Ambiance was sultry with lots of dark wood and romantic lighting. The restaurant was the perfect noise level to hear your friend but not too quiet. The food was good but tapas portions were small, especially for the somewhat expensive prices. Paella was good but also somewhat expensive for not being awesome. I'd take a friend here that would appreciate the service and ambiance but it's not the best paella I've ever had."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The atmosphere and food are warming. Our waiter, Carlos, was so attentive and helpful. We got the classic paella which more than enough for two people without being too much. All in all a nice evening."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I use to enjoy the good food and casual vibe- but Soccorat has become a tarnished version of a once vibrant restaurant. Service was atrocious (barely checked on, drinks never refilled). All this when the restaurant was more than half empty. Too bad this former gem is now so disappointing!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Perfectly prepared paella in lovely bistro atmosphere. Our server Carlos was wonderful."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had a lovely time. The food was delicious although my Spanish friend said the Paella was only fair. I loved it! They added on a automatic service charge and did not tell us. But when we brought it to their attention - they gave us a free glass of champagne. I love Socarrat and would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Food was too salty, spoiling decent paella. Tapas not that inspiring. Wines OK."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Accommodating staff, attentive service along with delicious tapas - a keeper."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We had an excellent meal. The paella was among the best I've had. We were seated promptly and had great service throughout the meal."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This is one of my top 3 personal favs in the city...just go and let your palette decide!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013