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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (6)
Cozy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We loved it. Had the paella and also the Brussel sprouts. Great service and an overall lovely experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Waited almost an hour for the paella.. service was apologetic and made amends w/the bill. Food was quit good otherwise, though one dish came out a bit cold.

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

So delicious--a wonderful meal for 2. Paella is super flavorful and comforting. Very good Happy Hour deal on tapas and wine

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to this restaurant for New Year's Eve. The tapas were truly fantastic, we tried about 4, the flavor of each one exploded in my mouth. The paella was good but not as good as I would have expected. I was also not impressed with the sangria. Way too sweet. The other strong positive was the service. The wait staff did everything possible to make sure we had a good time. And that we definitely did!

Tags: Tapas
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent paella and prix fixe lunch. Reasonably priced wine list emphasizing Spanish reds.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal! Everything was outstanding from the service to the incredible tastes! The owner himself voluntarily checked every table & assisted with exceptional service, recommendations & personal attention. It’s our new favorite restaurant & we’ll be returning every trip to NYC, which is quite often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was great! I will always go back just because .... PAELLA!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had an excellent meal. Best paella I've had in NY. It included fresh lobster, which is rare in my experience for paella, but I could tell right away and the Maitre D' confirmed it. Very tasty appetizers. When we anticipated that the noisy bar scene downstairs would disturb us we were immediately offered a quieter upstairs table. Only reservation is that this particular table was opposite the restroom. I'll definitely go back and find a better situated table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Came for a holiday lunch with colleagues, but had to postpone paella until my next visit. My pollo sandwich was divine! Also chocolate beignets for dessert were the bomb diggity.
I’ll be back for paella

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

The tapas were terrific but the paella disappointing. Two of us had the chicken paella; two the meat and they tasted and looked almost the same except for the smokier sausage taste in the meat. Their paella has vegetables and meats cubed or chopped into small pieces mixed into rice—boring and tasteless . Service is very good. If I returned it would be for the tapas

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

Terrible experience. Will never come again. Horrible table, horrible margaritas. Very noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pretty good food! The Paella was delicious. I would have like a few more coffee options. Overall, the experience was great and we had excellent service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good food especially for location.
Lunch special better than indiv tapas, which added up quickly.
Cege paella just ok

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Went during happy hour and sat in the bar area. Half priced tapas and $7 sangria. The Napoleon was great. The suckling pig and lamb was good but lacked any depth in flavor

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love their tapas and paella. Unbeknownst to us, they had a 3 course lunch menu that was a great value. Service is excellent and friendly. We don’t live in the area but travel to Socarrat to dine there. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing! Love the food and drinks and staff were very kind.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great service and the Paella dish was so good as always

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent service and great tapas. The wine we had was very good

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service and nice food in overall, price seemed slightly high. expect over $100 for 2

Tags: Cozy, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful paella! Good sangria. Attentive service! Interesting wine list. Great place to use sign language - too noisy to hear your table-mate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Dining in Barcelona without having to make the trip. Compelling paella.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The restaurant was nice and the server was good. But one of the dishes that arrived was incorrect. As we only had an hour between meetings we did not have time to send it back. Two of the main courses were very nice but on one the fish was undercooked.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food in a lively atmosphere. Great Spanish food fit for a foodie!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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 !!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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

Great tapas spot on 2nd ave. The food is really delicious and authentic. Nice atmosphere, good for a date or dinner with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I always have a wonderful experience at Soccarat (Midtown East). Staff is always friendly and the food is always delicious!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous!! Vegetable paella amazing!!

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

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.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious tapas and paella. We had the pescados y mariscos, and it was fantastic! Took us back to our honeymoon days in Spain :) Service was top notch, as well. Very friendly hostess, and a very attentive waiter.
Will definitely be coming back soon.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice place for a Midtown getaway.
Tapas are the best to share.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Reasonably ok but nothing truly special. Dishes were all good enough but wasn’t blown away. More a convenient neighborhood place than a destination spot.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fabulous Spanish tapas!

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

I always enjoy the tapas here. The staff has consistently been attentive and friendly. This is a restaurant that is now one of my "go to" places for a meal alone or with friends - I'm never disappointed. The octopus is amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I really like the paella. Probably one of the best I have tried in NYC. But it was not very pleasant that the waiters always tried to clear the plates even before we are completely done with the food or implying that we should get the check.

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

The tapas are delicious, the guest sitting next to us actually let someone in my party taste their paella and they said it was also delicious! The service is always outstanding here. I will be back again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent food, paella done right. Came during happy hour and wouldn't again. Very very loud , playing Celine Dion, Nsync and other music that ruined the ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was having an early dinner (5PM) on my own, so they sat me in the bar area which meant I got half price tapas - this was an unexpected benefit. The food was great and the service was outstanding. This is my new go to place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Outstanding wait staff. Carlo was exceptionally knowledgeable about the wine list

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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