About Socarrat Midtown East
Outdoor seating is open!!! Come and have dinner at our balcony!
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:45pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday:4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:45pm
Between 50th and 51st
$31 to $50
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Please call us for details, as we can tailor any event to meet your needs. Catering for 6 to 600!
We are conveniently located near the 4/5/6, the E, F, J and N, R, W.
We are on Second Avenue, between 50th and 51st streets.
Jesus "LOLO" Manso
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Our spacious upstairs private dining room with balcony overlooking 2nd Avenue has 2 separate dining areas, one seats 25 guests and another for 45. We offer prix fixe menus of $50, $75 or $100pp, We welcome all inquiries. We look forward to making your special occasion or business meeting memorable!
Socarrat Midtown East Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely the worst Spanish restaurant I have ever been in. Beware menu prices are inaccurate Paella is listed as per order when in fact it is per person charge and they will charge you double the listed price as you must order 2 of the same. This is clearly fraud which I wouldn't mind if the food was any good. $72 for a 1.25 lb overcooked lobster with burnt rice --- just plain wrong !!!
Food was great. Six of us got four orders of paella and tapas and still have some leftover paella to take home. First time I tried their karne paella and thought it was just delicious. Also enjoyed the gambas that had a little kick and the brussels sprouts tapas. Try if you havent been there. I will definitely return.
We were attracted to the $25 lunch, but then saw there were more interesting options on the dinner menu and ordered from there. We shared a few of the small plates and then two kinds of paella - one with mixed seafood and one with beef, sausage and chicken. Everything was very good and the service was friendly. The venue is surprisingly small and must get crowded when it isn't warm enough to sit outside. We might try a different location next time.
The rice in the paella was to die for. So full of flavor it was absolutely stunning. Which is why it was so surprising that the lobster was soft and mushy, and the scallops, shrimp and calamari were totally tasteless. The rice had the perfect crunchy crust around the edges and was moist and yummy in the middle. So...I ate the rice and picked out the fish. But $39 is a lot to spend on a dish of rice no matter how yummy it is, when you have to pick out the seafood.
Met a business colleague for lunch and sat outside on 2nd Avenue to enjoy the lunch prix fixe menu. While the price appears steep ($25/person), it includes an appetizer, main (including some of the paellas) and a dessert. My colleague had the bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed dates and I had the gazpacho (Andalusian-style) as appetizers, we shared the paella of the day (made as one large dish) and both had flan for dessert. We had excellent friendly service that was helpful but not intrusive and great food. My only quibble about the food was the gazpacho lacked any texture at all - I make an Andalusian-style gazpacho that I think is enhanced by some finely-minced ingredients stirred into it.
The food was great, I sat outside as it was quite busy - apparently they have a happy hour that draws a crowd, but that didn't impact the excellent service or the food I ordered arriving quickly to my table (I ordered several tapas). Finished my meal without feeling rushed with a drink and coffee. As a side note people walking by on the sidewalk commented on how delicious the squid looked that I was gobbling down👍
My college friends and I went to Spain together a few years ago and have been trying Spanish/tapas restaurants in NYC to try and find that genuine, authentic Spanish taste- and we found it here! Paella was amazing (we had squid ink & soccarat). Tasty sangria & great service!
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