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About Socarrat - Chelsea

Socarrat Paella Bars ambiance denotes feelings of warmth, comfort and hospitality. A neighborhood staple with a small, intimate space comprised primarily of one large communal table with bar and smaller communal tables available.

**Please note that all of our tables at the Chelsea location are high tops and our chairs are without backs.**

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 also offers two dozen tapas, wines by the glass, Spanish desserts, and the best sangria in the city.

259 W 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Mon -Thurs 4:30pm - 11pm
Dinner: Fri - Sat 4:30pm - 11:30pm
Dinner: Sun 4:30pm- 11:00pm

Happy Hour: Mon - Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Brunch: Fri-Sun: 11:30am - 4:30pm

*Our Chelsea location will be closed for lunch from Monday to Thursday.

Cross Street:
Between 7th & 8th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 462-1000

Website:
http://socarratnyc.com/

Catering:
For catering please call (347) 479-1021

Parking Details:
Parking on Street only after 6 pm.

Public Transit:
Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Socarrat - Chelsea Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been a regular for years. There’s been a few minor changes over the years but it’s still one of my favourite places to eat in NY. It can be expensive so be warned.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic server! Delicious food & wine recommendations. What else could you ask for?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Super meal. Great paella with lobster, good tapas, nice sangria. A great experience. We'll be back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

They were very accommodating as we were extremely late to our reservation. The food and service was lacking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have about 5 years visiting Socarrat for many different occasions, I used to love the restaurant, but that night everything was awful, I don't know if they change the administration but everything was bad. And the lady in the front was really rude to me. I'm sad because I don't think I'm coming back there, I don't recommend this place anymore.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came here for nye dinner and while the service was wonderful, really friendly and helpful the food was just alright. Definitely not the best paella I've ever had and the apps were good but not great. The atmosphere was nice though, dim lighting and good music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time trying the place—considering how people rave about their food, I thought the tapas were better than the paella. Still very pricey for the size of the tapas they were serving. Waiters were friendly, but for some reason the hostesses came off rather a bit standoffish. I would say it's good to get a few drinks with some small bites, but not the most ideal place for a regular dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were looking for somewhere for dinner before attending the Joyce theatre. Execellent this tapas, cool atmosphere and attentive service. All tapas were amazing, especially the octopus and shrimp. Also, try the cheese plate. We did not try the paella, but it looked very good.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cozy little place with good atmosphere. Food was yummy. Service was atrocious. The restaurant has high tables with stools that don’t have backs. I had to place my purse on a dirty floor and sit on my coat as no one asked to check it. They left us sitting there for 20 minutes. Then the waiter walked over and just asked, “Know what you want?” He took our order an never looked back. I stopped him to ask what fruit was in the sangria. He explained apples and oranges and then proceeded to walk away without giving me a chance to order a glass. He never asked my husband if he wanted a second drink. He was also rude to the table next to us. When they asked for a recommendation for a moderately priced bottle of wine, he loudly asked them if the just wanted the cheapest bottle. However, half way through our meal a group of tourists walked in and he couldn’t help them enough. He offered to review everything on the menu for them. I would have liked to get 1/4 of that hospitality.
~ Italian Mama

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went here for nye dinner. The staff was great from the very beginning when I made the reservation to the actual night. The cocktails were delicious! The dinner was good but the pasta portion was small for a table of four wit two of the people being men. I ordered the NY strip and was not pleased. It was tough.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved the tapas. Good before joyce theater. Seating is on high stools which may be uncomfortable to some

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

High tables and stools with no backs. Very small portions and relatively high prices, especially the paella. Can do much better at nearby restaurants.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One on the best restaurants in NYC. Great food and pleasant helpful staff!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Loved every part of it. Terrific staff, terrific food, terrific experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fun place with an interesting and different menu. We tried many of the offerings on the tapas menu. Most were exceptionally good, the rest were just a step below that, but still very, very good. Can't wait to go back and try the paella.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic paella very authentic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fantastic authentic Spanish food with a wine selection.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The most amazing paella and sangria we’ve ever had! Couldn’t fault the service either - I especially loved how they scrape the paella dish towards the end of your meal so you can get all the leftovers - great touch! Highly recommend the croquettes and bacon wrapped dates for appetisers too.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I had the most wonderful experience at Socarrat. We initially had an issue with our reservation and the staff was so kind and provided us with such wonderful service and complimentary dessert because of the mixup. I don't think I've ever received such thoughtful service from an NYC restaurant before, and that's on top of the amazing food served here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent Meal and experience

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was great just didn’t know I would be sharing table with other patrons.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are always happy after a visit to Soccarat. The tapas and the paella’s are consistently fabulous; the service is super, and the sangrias are terrific. Total fun!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a quaint restaurant. I loved the decor, especially with the simple Christmas lights. All the tables were high tops which I liked, but not conducive for a person with a physical disability.
The service was excellent. There was a huge selection of wines and tapas and paella. The meal was fabulous. We also had Sangria, which was the best I’ve had in years.
I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Spicy, Authentic, Organic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is amazing as usual. Service is quick and professional. Music was a bit too loud.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious tapas and some of the best paella’s we have ever had. Great service too!!! 5 stars

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Guys were fantastic here, love those jamon ibericos but they were not that well cutted. Shrimps in the paella was so good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Only downside was not being able to dine in the side dining room because of “the manager’s rules” yet the restaurant was empty!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A fun tapas/paella place with very nice service. I've had better ( more authentic) paella, but the tapas dishes were all delicious and the sangria was tasty. Nice Saturday night ambiance - although tables in rear could use a little more lighting and sitting on stools presents a problem for women ( or anyone) with a bag - nowhere to hang them!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our waiter was on point he made sure we had the best time there i recommend the spot and i thank him for the great service!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Quick and attentive service allowed a leisurely meal before the dance performance at The Joyce less than a block away ... inventive tapas!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friendly service, delicious food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This is a true neighborhood gem, I'm lucky to have it near me. I adore the food, drinks, service, atmosphere, everything! It's a destination as well, especially towards the weekend. I love Socarrat Chelsea!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If your looking for authentic paella, this restaurant is the real deal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Professional, attentive waitstaff. Fairly loud as space is tight. Tapas - spicy shrimp was spot on. Eggplant dish tasty as well. Enjoyed paella. Rice cooked perfectly. Enjoyable dining experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Favorite pre-Joyce Theater dinner place! Share tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Squid ink paella is the best! I eat at Chelsea location about once a month and service is pretty ok. Went today and stood there for awhile waiting for the host to acknowledge us, but she just continued her phone call and never looked up or told us to wait a moment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Liked the place a lot and would happily return especially when going to the Joyce. The definately need to get chais/stools with backs.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nice place with great personal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food! Nice place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Paella was awesome. Say yes to the staff when they ask to scrape the bowl, it’s their hidden gem!

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