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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Had an absolutely wonderful time. Warmly greeted from the time we entered and continued friendly service throughout the meal. The lunch pre-fixe is a terrific deal. Lots of tasty choices. Shared the bacon wrapped dates and sizzling shrimp. We had one paella de la huerta(veggies, although no snow peas as written on the menu) and the meat paella. One flan, one chocolate with churros for dessert. Everything was lip-smacking delish and love being able to share dishes and still feel totally sated. Perfect, low key acknowledgement of a birthday. Great find and highly recommend.
Have to order the same paella per person. Each paella is about $25 but both people need to order the same one! I wanted the meat one, my date wanted the seafood. Also, for $50, the amount of paella was very small. Service was not great, was not offered bread while other tables had bread. When got bread, no butter came with it. Service also not great as I was without a drink refill for about 10 minutes, I had to hunt down the waiter. Overall, place is overpriced, food is nothing special, they used tiny shrimp instead of jumbo or large shrimp. I would not recommend as is.
Very disappointed! It used to be our favorite restaurant. However, the quality of the food has been so inconsistent for a while.
First of all, they tend to put the open table reservation as no show even though we arrive early and dined. I received a message during the dinner so I asked the waiter and manager and they said they took care but they didn't. I wonder they try to avoid fees to the Open table or something... Same things happened before.
The appetizers were just ok and the paella was tasteless. It makes such a big difference when they serve a good food or bad like today. I start feel like getting a lotto.
Service could've been much better. Aside from sitting on top of the neighboring table the service was generally slow and lacked attention to basic detail. My croquettes weren't hot and the paella tasted as if it sat out for awhile prior to being served.
Have had great experiences here, however this wasn't one of those times.
Hopefully this will prompt additional attention to very basic detail.
Lovely lunch at Socarrat. The waiter was very attentive and explained the hows and whys of a dry versus a wet paella. We ordered garlic shrimp and bacon wrapped dates as an appetizer, followed by a meat paella for 2, dry with the desirable crust. All were delicious. Everything but the dates were on the prix fixe but we ordered off the regular menu, so it was very nice that dessert was served gratis, which would have been the case if we ordered the prix fixe. Very nice. Good espresso too. Tables are close together and it can get a little bit noisy when full, but the atmosphere is nice. We will return.
The staff at Socarrat Midtown East were exceptionally welcoming and kind. They had a bustling lunch time crowd and were flying all over to look after all their patrons with diligent, attentive and thoughtful service. We went there to try paella for the first time. It was such delicious comfort food, hearty and nourishing. It was amazing - (not amusing ;)! We are very grateful to Socarrat for such an excellent dining experience. Thank you!
Three friends and I went here for dinner on a Sunday night when it happened to be Restaurant Week. After viewing both menus and being told that if we chose paella that at least 2 of us had to order the same one, we were a bit disappointed that we couldn't get more of a selection. We ordered the meat paella special which seemed to look a little skimpy for 3 people but was ample nonetheless (3 girls eating this) appetizers were very good, I had the seared tuna and my friends had the grilled shrimp. For dessert we had churros and flan, both great. (btw the 4th member just drank!) All in all was an ok time, they didn't push us out even though we were there for 3 hours (and 4 bottles of wine later!), but that may have just been because they weren't super busy. This wouldn't be my first choice but I wouldn't turn it away if the opportunity came again.
We had a wonderful time! It was a bit loud, but just another way I felt I was back in Spain! The croquettes were phenomenal, and the shrimp with garlic were the best I've had in NYC in a long time. Would absolutely return, I just thought it was a bit pricey for certain things on the menu especially the Spanish tortilla... although the other details on the plate made up for it.
My expectations were high for getting a great paella considering the fact that this is a specialty restaurant with the sole primary focus being paella. We ordered the most expensive paella, the seafood one with lobster, shrimp, calamari and scallops. We asked that they not include the scallops and put in shrimp in its place. They obliged.
The taste... just ok. Nothing special. Very bland! I know paella has saffron as one of the ingredients and if it was in here it was miniscule. The lobster, small. The shrimp, small and not plentiful. The calamari... you needed a magnifying glass to find the pieces. The rice... very bland and there wasn't much rice!!
For a $70.00 dish of paella for two we were very disappointed in the lack of taste and the small portion! I mean seriously, how much does rice cost? Remember Rice-a-roni? I think that would have been better!
If you like red wine, recommend ordering the Pesquera. The wine is really nice & pairs well with the tapas & paella we ordered. We went there two nights same week with separate friends. Enjoyed the food. Service was inconsistent - depends on assigned waiter.
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