Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

4.7
1485 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1485 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB14
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good place for traditional American food with friendly service

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AnyaF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Vegan Paella was very good. Our waiter was accommodating. We sat outside under heaters. We spoke to the people at the next table which made for a more lovely evening. The vegan onion soup was delicious. All in all I definitely recommend!!

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Maya
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem! Delicious, fresh food; excellent service; beautiful outdoor setting w/ heat lamps -- well-spaced w/ the plastic dividers.

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Fantastic
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic happy hour. Great service and amazing food. Our experience was wonderful!

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vipHappyEater
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. The outdoor service is perfect with heat and private corner. Nice sangria. Perfect for groups

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Partycurl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful late brunch on Saturday afternoon. We ordered 2 tapas and seafood paella for 2. It was the perfect amount of food for two. They have a really nice outdoor set up. We felt very safe dining there. We will be back.

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RonZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, great service, delicious lobster paella.

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AlexanderB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and tasty food. Portions were good and we enjoyed a wonderful birthday brunch. I personally liked the dates with goat cheese wrapped in bacon.

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David
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Some items came barely warm. Shrimp was over cooked.

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IrinaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside dining with space heaters

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KenN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good, authentic Spanish food but with the drinks especially the price tag kind of creeps up on you and at the end of the day it’s about $100 a head with tax and tip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SeanR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Delicious food.

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vipMRNYC
New York Area
52 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
52 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
55 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
5 reviews
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
118 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.

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 1485 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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