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Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

4.7
1473 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea is now accepting reservations for outdoor dining, weather permitting. In the case where we need to close due to inclement weather, we will contact you the day of your reservation.

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 Paella Bar Chelsea's 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1473 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining in back patio. Felt safe. Food was great as always! Awesome ambiance

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SeanR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. Restaurant was freezing due to doors open to try to accommodate outdoor dinning, considering whats going on I understand restaurants need as many options as possible right now so not mad one bit. That being said I would like to come back at a cozier time. Service was great

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ALGG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overprice in all Tapas and Sangria. Example: Four small meat balls $ 16.00 a jar of Sangria for 4 is $ 44.00. Additional to that they charge a mandatory 20% of service charge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing. Fantastic outdoor seating. Very clean, very good adherence to all NY regulations! I felt extremely safe and happy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on October 24th, a Saturday and had the most amazing brunch experience in their outdoor garden in the back of the restaurant. They renovated the whole garden to accommodate the cooler weather - so nice! The food is eccentric and every dish tasted incredible. We have the patatas braves, gambas al ajillo, tortilla clasica and the BEC paella. All of them were so tasty, the service was impeccable. We live in the building next door and definitely will be coming back!

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SJB1
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place for a bottomless brunch that is nontraditional. Great service and fun casual atmosphere.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They brought us an additional pitcher of Sangria, that we didn't order, to raise the cost of our final bill, because we stayed over our time by 20mins. Our final bill was steep because of that.

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nyceater
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Delicious food.

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vipMRNYC
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A vary nice meal outdoors, good food excellent service, will go back again and again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband went for a late afternoon date to Socarrat and sat outside in their hidden off street back patio. It was lovely! Private and quiet, tables well distanced, hand sanitizer on every table, all staff wearing masks. We tried a bunch of tapas - all were excellent - and a pitcher of the red sangria - delicious, not too sweet, and a healthy serving. Highly recommend (especially the back patio)!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Paella.

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vipMRNYC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

service was amazing, the outdoors made feel safe, the staff are polite the food good, will go back

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Erica
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was so/so. Waiter would leave for 20 minutes and then come back twice in 1 minute? Kinda weird. But had a great outdoor set up for COVID with a back patio and heating lamps.

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vipPatrickB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I was glad that there were half-off tapas because I was a bit surprised by some of the prices... and there was also happy hour pricing on house wines which was an added plus. All the food was good... some of tapas were very good. We shared paella for 3 among 4 people, which had reasonable portions. Service was rather good, but drinks sometimes took a bit longer than I expected. Staff was nice and I loved the table that the host gave us. I also felt very safe dining there in regards to COVID. I will definitely return!

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TiffanyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have several food allergies and the staff were very attentive and explained the menu as to what items I could order. The paella was the highlight and delicious. Well be back again.

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MarielC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service.
Perfect food.
Perfect date night spot.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The outdoor seating is great in the back. The noise moderate for brunch. Service was great, very attentive and always available. The food was just ok we got 3 different kinds of paella and not as good as advertised and expected.

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vipFrancophile
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice menu. We ordered tapas. Food was good. A bit pricey for the small portions and not-so-special ingredients.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas & paellas. Bravo!

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AndresI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in NYC! Food, service, environment - it has it all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and came out at the perfect time between courses. The octopus was killer and the squid ink paella was the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious paella, extraordinary patatas bravas just like in Spain. Great selection of wines and cava.

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CatherineS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food is always on point! Keep up the amazing job!

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vipMaria
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining was nicely set up and it was a pleasant experience...and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back

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vipPalafo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious, always pricey, good job with the social distancing

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vipRonen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great to spend an evening in the City after 6 months!
We really enjoyed the food , the drinks and the atmosphere sitting in a lively but quiet Chelsea street.
We will definitely return

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vipBlooming2
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of delicious tapas. Excellent service.

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viprbsharma
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Even with packed tables, loved that we were seated almost at the exact time of resy.
Food was good and so was the ambience.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a great vibe, and the food was fantastic! Th staff was attentive and the back patio was an awesome place to enjoy our meal!

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vipAmieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are incredibly knowledgeable as well as kind. They make the dining experience fun!

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vipAddyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We wish they had seated us on time. Had to wait 20 min for a table despite having a reservation. I suppose it's a challenge with 90 min slots amid COVID-19.

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SophieO
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience the food was amazing and the servers were beyond nice. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipAndrewMec
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday day and they were able to handle a larger party in the back garden area that felt perfectly socially distant and safe yet maintained a fun festive atmosphere. The staff was out of this world, the food and drinks were as good as ever! We felt like we were in good hands the entire evening and look forward to returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good ambience and service. Paella Lobster was very good.

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AndresI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! The food, the service, the ambiance - all amazing!

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ChristopherU
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Will definitely be back for tapas and sangrias!

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vipKattyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Paella was amazing! came here for my boyfriend's bday and it was great. we had the lobster paella paired with the spinach croquetas and a bottle of wine. the only miss was the pan con tomate - the bread is really hard. I'd recommend softer, warm bread w. the tomate spread. aside from that it everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was not attentive at all. Food was ok. Not delicious. Expensive for what we got portion wise.

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vipLolahm
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, the service was impeccable! Our meal was fantastic!
Couldn’t of asked for a better end to our day. Definitely recommend seating in the back patio!

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MarielC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great staff. We felt very comfortable dinning at the patio.
Our waiter was friendly we loved how attentive to us he was. Definitely coming back.

FAQs

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 462-1000.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea is rated 4.7 stars by 1473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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