Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

4.6
1693 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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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 1693 people are saying
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ChrisRod
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing and staff was great!

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OliviaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely spot! Food was delicious and the staff were very attentive! Highly recommend for a cute date spot, or probably good for groups as well. The street is quiet, so makes for an intimate occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific and the service was great. They have a really nice outdoor patio with a plastic roof over it and heat lamps if it’s cold. We came for a birthday, and we would go again!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints. they take care of their guests very well and the food continues to be delicious and authentic.

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vanyc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat in the Garden, because my friend forgot her Vax Proof and it was a bit noisy, but lovely. The food was fantastic as always!

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Hello123
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Appetisers were good and came in a promptly manner. The croquettes and brussel sprouts were delicious. The paella, however, was burnt, and tasted burnt. Understandably, socarrat should be a little stickier and overcooked than regular paella, but it should not taste burnt. The churros were also very underwhelming. Service was okay - the waiters were attentive and friendly, but sometimes a bit slow, which was weird considering the place wasn’t full.

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QQQDEK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food were excellent, we had one of the best paella, comparable to the paella we had in Spain. Very good services, however, the price was on the higher side, compare to many other restaurants serving Spanish cuisine.

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vipsm16
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on-point. Great table, food was delicious, our waiter was attentive and very hospitable and we had an amazing time. Missed this spot. We’ll be back.

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DouglasM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful lamb, black truffle, mushroom, and asparagus Paella special tonight. Service spot on, lovely evening for outdoor dining and great value for the quality of the food amd experience.

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vipSlue
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor space in the back patio. Heated if necessary. The service was impeccable and very caring. We had short rib appetizer which was incredibly tender and delicious and of course the traditional Soccarat paella. Very authentic with a great crisp on the rice and filled with generous portions of shellfish, chicken, chorizo. Will be back.

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RONW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

authentic spanish tapas spot. the paella looked pretty although the flavor was quite bland . needed garlic , butter etc. . disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious paella, great ambience and service!

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daniell
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It’s a good thing my date was so hot because the paella was cold!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great birthday. Favorite restaurant in NYC!

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foodie41
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Socarrat is amazing, the food is delicious and it reminds me of all I ate during my visit to Spain. The service is beyond great and the Cava Sangria is amazing. You will not go wrong here if you want a nice dinner with family, friends, or just hang with your girlfriends. I have two young girls and they love it here. No matter the occasion this is the right place. Best paellas I’ve had outside of Spain.

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Anti
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice time for our dinner. Our service was good and the food was a nice difference from the typical . The short rib appetizer was amazing !

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Judy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Scarrat before and was so pleasantly surprised. It really exceeded my expectations since I didn't really know if Spanish food was my thing. I would love to have had the time to sample the Paella but since we were attending a performance at the Joyce nearby, we had tapas instead which were all divine. Really delicious. I highly recommend.

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MichaelP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The squid ink paella…. Sooooo goood. Throw in a bunch of other delicious tapas and tasty sangria and it’s always a good time.

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MontyB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed some nice wine and tapas tonight

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AriaT50
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We loved our meal at Soccarrat. The Sardines with almonds are a yummy starter. The Paella is DELICIOUS! And the Sangria Rioja was the perfect beverage - order the carafe! Note that you pay per serving for paella (ie per person). We will definitely be back! Thank you.

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vipPuckiesMom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best paella I know of in NYC, fresh and expertly prepared, complemented by a small but well-matched selection of affordable Spanish wines, friendly and efficient service, and a leisurely vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The tapas were good. Waiter forgot to bring the 3rd tapa out. The paella was good, but it came out cold. They had to reheat it. They didn’t serve bread. The waiter wasn’t paying attention, and he could easily be considered rude. The place wasn’t even full, probably at 1/4 of operation. We went there for recommendation. Maybe it was just the Chelsea location. I wouldn’t personally go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time. Delicious food and quick service and food. Loved our time!!! Andres was a great server. Thank you!!! We’ll definitely be back

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CourtneyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious paella, tapas and sangria. Great service!

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Amyyy
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious paella and good drinks, must go! Cute atmosphere

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Tapas we have had! Ordered 8 different plates and each one was amazing. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back!

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nphan
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable here! The staff members are wonderful! The food and drinks were also delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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vipRichard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat paella in town

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was fantastic & the service was phenomenal

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vipase1707
New York Area
468 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and enjoyed an excellent dinner consisting of tapas and paella. We cannot wait to return.

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MyraR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Tapas and wine are very good here. Service is excellent. Paella seemed a bit "tired." would recommend for tapas.

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Debbie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town to see a Broadway show. Back patio was so sweet, and private, pretty. Everything was fabulous. Will def come back again.

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KarinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience dining at Socarrat Paella Bar at Chelsea. Very welcoming ambience, recommend it to meet with friends or family.
White sangria was delicious. Tapas were great and the Paella did not disappoint us. Excellent customer service. We will definitely go back soon.

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Mimi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent! Ambiance excellent! Staff very helpful too. Definitely recommend dinner there.

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BrookeK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I was back in Barcelona with the vibe and food. We will be back!

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vipYJEats
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! great for the family gatherings!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly yummy food and drinks. We had perfec

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were exceptional .
Diego and Daniel were excellent waiters.
One hundred percent recommend!!!

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Taylor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thought the restaurant menu would be available when I made the reservation and it was recently updated to exclude saturdays. They should have honored it but did not. The bill came out to be $164 for 2 ppl. It is what it is but a little annoyed.

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 4.6 stars by 1693 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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