Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita
Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://socarratnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122190101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12pm - 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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Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)good for groups (43)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (39)special occasion (31)hot spot (15)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • LoveroffoodVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a great time. Our table was in the back and the lights were too low. Our waiter was friendly and informative. Unfortunately, our dinners were very salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Paella
    KMF58VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A friend recommended Socarrat saying has the best paella outside of Spain. He was right. The tapas was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ProperDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for dinner during restaurant week. We arrived 10 min early so we understand a little wait but it took us 40 min to get seated. It wouldn't have been too bad had we not been starving! The hostess however was lovely. She gave us complementary drinks and an appetizer at the bar. She couldn't apologize to is enough for the wait. So we did appreciate that. The fried artichokes were so delicious. The walnut salad was very tasty as well. Ordered fiduea- the noodle paella. We weren't too impressed being this is a paella bar! The chicken in the paella was too greasy. Lastly our churros for dessert left much to be desired as well. I'm not sure if it was because it was late and was the last batch but they didn't taste as fresh as I'd like.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Aim25VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you are looking for a genuine Spanish Paella this is the place to find it. Great atmosphere for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious paella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had the pork belly for the appetizer and it was very good. Shared the paella and it was very good. More than enough for 2! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    bad points: 1. too noisy (everybody is almost shouting to speak) 2. too dark (you don't see what you eat. Seeing the plate you are going to eat is another pleasure that has been taken away) 3. too salty (The Socarrat paella was a made with salt....I am joking but there was too much salt) Good point The service was quick and kind
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another amazing time!
    Karry
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I brought my parents here and they loved it! They need more waiters, especially when it gets crowded, but overall we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious squid, tastless paella
    CamilleVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The grill squid was excellent and the service is great, but the the paella was a disappointment. I have been seraching good paella lately,but this place failed the recommendation. No saffron, not much flavor, rice was a bit undercooked. I guess after a while, chef just doni cook as the way they started.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Service
    feifei
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It's my first time try Spanish food. I like paella. Highly recommend paella and red sangria. The waiter splited one of our wine and offered us five champagne for free. Great place for hangout after shopping in soho.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best paella in town
    FeliciaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The seafood paella is the best I've ever had. We were there for Restaurant week. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour is very good
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We originally wanted to do the restaurant week menu but decided to do the Happy Hour 50% off Tapas and $6 drinks. This location is not as nice as the Chelsea one and the Tapas are a bit not as carefully prepared as full price dishes. But the price is still very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JMarq16VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    One of my favorites in NYC. A perfect date spot, whether it is a first date or not. Skip the basic Italian restaurant and enjoy some fabulous tapas and paella.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastes of NYC
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We visited Soccarat as part of a week-long trip to NYC, and also whilst the NYC Food/Restaurant week was on so many restauarants (including Soccarat) had fixed price menus for lunch and dinner. We chose the fixed price dinner menu and enjoyed fabulous tapas and paella. Lovely flavours, authentic paella. There was a wine special also which was great value and a good drop. All together happy with the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I recommended this place for my mother - I made this particular reservation for my mother and her long time bff who was visiting from the west coast. They both came back telling me "It was wonderful". The hostess and servers welcomed them warmly and they enjoyed the variety of tapas that was on the menu. Friendly staff and Tasty Food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall good
    ccl24
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Like the shrimp of appetizer and the pear salad (although the blue cheese is a little bit sweet); for paella, rice is relatively less than expected, beef is good though. Don't really like the dessert, it's not healthy and too sweet. Professional waiters. Like the window seat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    Megustacomer
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was salty. The gambas en ajillo were dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food quality was a pleasant surprise. Brought me right back to Spain. Very relaxed staff, which set the tone for the experience. Can be intimate as well as communal. Food did not disappoint. Well trained, informative staff. Offered great suggestions and was not let down. They ran out of Churros and hot chocolate, so they comped our next selection for dessert. Was so good that my fiancé and I went back a second time later that week. I will be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    Blooming2VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Tried Socarrat for the second time and it was as good as the first. Very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful paella and tapas
    KMF58VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The best paella I have had. Great tapas selection and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Paella Anywhere
    EconomicNaturalist
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I are regulars at Socarrat Nolita. We're big paella fans and theirs is the best we've found anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Tapas
    zeeceeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Socarrat's paellas are delicious!
    PaellaMaster
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    very tasty small plates and the paella can get a little pricey but its always reliably good and filling
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    AJMB
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best paella in New York
    NP22
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best paella and tapas!
    travelsinger
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    julzabeeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once is enough
    Artist4life
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This is the original and best of the three restaurants in this group. Wonderful ambiance, genuine service and fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 309 reviews are from the Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita reviews archive.
  • Second time there...
    Carl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better alternative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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*
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. This is our 3td
    lovethefood
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great spanish food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paella paella paella
    Ando
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special
    hyraxVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    we had the paella with the squid ink -- kinda special but not that good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right!
    daylilydinerVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic