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About Socarrat Midtown East

Outdoor seating is open!!! Come and have dinner at our balcony!

953 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish

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

Cross Street:
Between 50th and 51st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 759-0101

Website:
http://www.socarratnyc.com/

Catering:
Please call us for details, as we can tailor any event to meet your needs. Catering for 6 to 600!

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jesus "LOLO" Manso

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Scenic View (6)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice atmosphere.Shrimp is especially good.I think it will be better if they have more Spanish wine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Always pleases, pleasant service - we can come twice in a week, order 7 different tapas each time with no crossover.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Delicious food!!

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

Excellent paella and good service. Will be coming back here! Ambiance better than the Chelsea location

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

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.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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.

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

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

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.

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

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the food, which was blissful. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The crowd was loving it too. No one was disappointed. Second time here. Def will return.

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

Table seats are too far for conversations, great food and amazing sangria!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy, Tapas, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Best paella ever! We went for dinner on Valentine's Day and it was a very pleasant experience. Attentive staff but not overbearing and the food was amazing. Will definitely come back.

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

WE kept it pretty simple with a cheese board and fried artichokes to start. THen we split the Langosta Paella and the churros for dessert. All very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Went for business lunch. The food was delicious (they offered a pre-fixe option), good service and the sangria was delicious. Location was busy but not loud. The group of four of us were able to have a conversation without struggling to hear each other.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Amazing food with a cool Spanish theme. Can be a little too noisy on weekend nights downstairs but the food is incredible and the vibe is always energetic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Love the food. Service was great.i went alone and had great time. A lot of friendly people that you can start a conversation. Best time ever

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Delicious food and very good service. We enjoyed our brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

All the choices for their Restaurant Week seemed delicious. Went with the croquettas and their signature paella, and it was delicious and filling. Their churros were served with a thick chocolate for dipping. Cool ambiance. Will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Was excited to try this location for the first time, have to say very disappointed, paella left much to be desired - find another place so much better paellas out there!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great service, high noise level, bar or dining place confusion

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

This place is phenomenal! We were here for our 10th year wedding anniversary and we had a great time. We will definitely be back here when we visit NY again. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Good apps. and bread, but paella was not authentic. A bit dry and no flavor. Also, service was too slow for a business lunch.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Amazing paella and an excellent Restaurant Week menu! Left feeling full and happy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Every dish was delicious. We had the garlic shrimp and bacon dates tapas, paella Socorrat and churros. A fabulous meal. Service was attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2017

We had an amazing meal (4 tapas and the Socarrat paella)! The service was also top-notch :-)

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2017

The service for this Restaurant Week luncheon was very good. And the food was unusual for me and good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2017

This is for the restaurant week lunch. The paella was a little too salty but the appetizers and dessert was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Ok nothing great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

The place and food was very nivece. Just one thing is that it becomes very noisy since all the tables are right next to each other. Everything else was GREAT!!!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Tried the restaurant week lunch menu and everything was delicious. The paella was incredible!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

DISAPPOINTING!

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Did not like the seats i reserved, but staff was very accommodating switched us to a better area. Great waiter, really enjoyed our evening.

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

Restaurant looks very small from outside but it is decently good size restaurant. We went for 3 course prefix lunch and i would say it was very good food and great value. Paella was really good. The only downfall was an awkward smell in the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Tapas, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Have been here a few times- always great service, delicious food and a great time. Very accommodating to special dietary requests.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I love Socarrat and have been to all three locations. Food quality is excellent and i have recommended the place to many. I have also had office group party at the one in Chelsea. Never fails...always excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I was glad to run into an old friend, Iñaki, and know he is part of the staff there. Great food, great wine selection and excellent service. Love the place!

Tags: Tapas
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