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Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea, New York, NY

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

4.6
4.6
2082 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 462-1000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Socarrat is now offering catering services for your party of choice; whether it's a cocktail reception or a corporate event. We are available in all five boroughs with our full service catering staff. Please email events@socarratnyc.com or call 917-656-8939 for all inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer multiple choices from Private Dining to a full Restaurant buyout. Please email events@socarratnyc.com or call 917-656-8939 for all inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Gigi Hoffman: (917) 656-8939
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Cross street
    Between 7th & 8th Ave
  • Parking details
    Parking on Street only after 6 pm.
  • Public transit
    Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,082 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Spanish

2,082 Reviews
  1. ElizabethK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner with great service. Loved the tapas and the Paella was better than I got in Spain. Would highly recommend.

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  2. Andrew

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single dish was excellent. Don't miss the passion fruit flan for deesert.

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  3. Epicuria

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at the bar because i was dining solo. Bar tender helped me choose the right wine and provided warm, efficient service. Had several tapas and all were delicious. Never felt rushed even when the place started to get full. Will be my “go to” place when I go to the Joyce Theater.

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  4. NewYorker

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The paella was excellent and the appetizers of the brussel sprouts, the croquettes and olives were outstanding. Good service

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  5. Elinore

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Socarrat is a gem. I'm becoming a regular there whenever I'm going to The Joyce Theater. Everything is very, very good -- the food, the service, the prices, the noise level. I'm definitely recommending it to others.

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  6. foodie41

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Socarrat. We went to celebrate my daughters 15th bday and they ensured me and my family had a nice time. The food was excellent as always. I love this restaurant. The corequettes are the best and my favorite paella is the meat paella!!!!!.

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  7. Sheryl

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and service were excellent! We will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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  8. philafoodfamily

    Philadelphia

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered many things off the menu. Everything was amazing. I would say the only thing to skip was the tomato bread. Croquettas, shrimp, cheese , short ribs etc. all amazing. My favorite braised short ribs and carne paella. So good!!!!!

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  9. AnthonyV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top of the line food. Probably better than the same dishes I’ve tried in Spain.

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  10. IvanC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good, what really topped it was the service, we will return when back in NYC!

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  11. CristinaQ

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal at Socarrat.

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  12. YasserS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    appetizers were awesome, black paella was a rob: well-done base (black rice) with precooked seafood on top.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Amazing food. Paella was amazing but maybe a bit too mush on the mushrooms but overall amazing.

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  14. Cynthia

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. I must try. Highly recommend the lamb.

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  15. AmyS

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Restaurant Week meal was very good especially shrimp tapas in hot garlic oil . Service was excellent both our waiter and server were friendly and professional. Even the water glasses were filled in timely manner

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  16. Onmyshortlist

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Check out this Yelp review for Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea https://yelp.to/2C4FP394Ob

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Tapas was decent, but the paella had frozen seafood. It was just mediocre.

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  18. Anonymous

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service as always. Only thing this time the tapas were rushed at the beginning where all 5 came out at the same time with no space on the table. need to slow that down a little.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent paella and sangria. Service was attentive but not obstructive. Food came out quickly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious - will be coming back here soon!

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  21. IreneH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very enjoyable evening, especially enjoyed Spanish conversation w/ wait staff

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  22. GiselaH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    great time, great Paella! Would go back, went during restaurant week, great deal!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were so kindness and the food awesome. I’d recommend chuletas de corredero tapas.

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  24. disappointedack

    London

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW….food , service excellent…cant say enough praises

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  25. Elinore

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a new experience for the five of us. We loved it! The service, by Diego, was all one could ask for— professional, informed, helpful, and friendly. And all of the dishes we chose were excellent. We’ll be back! And we’ll recommend Socarrat.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was great but there was no mention of sharing tables with strangers or their somewhat limited extended menu. Overall worth a go but maybe a once a year type of spot

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food! Sangria is to die for, tuna tartare and lamb paella special were phenomenal, ox tail pastry and fried artichoke were spectacular! Best resturant I’ve been to in NYC and wish I could come back again

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  28. PaulG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have now been to multiple locations of Socarrat. We ordered Tapas - not Paella - and loved each one, including a special Bomba Barcelona from the night we ate there. Will definitely be back.

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  29. LaurieU

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot if you need to be outdoors -- their heaters keep you warm!

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  30. KristenV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was seriously the best dinner ever! :) The hostess was welcoming, we had a table but instead opted for the open and empty bar seats. The bartender was fabulous, he made us feel so welcome, knew a lot about the food and even was able to offer us the special Paella we wanted from the pre fix menu. Above & beyond best describes our date night. New Years Eve was perfect because of this place, with it's excellent food, caring staff and of course the great wine! We will be back for sure.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant surprise. Great paellas! Went there with a group of 5 on a Friday night and had a great experience.

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  32. Victoria

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and amazing service. Great paella place

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  33. BrianS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant - great service and delicious food. However, the overall cost of the food and the Sangria was very expensive even for New York City. Should not cost over $100 to split an order of Paella and still leave a bit hungry.

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  34. Martyg

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not that hungry so just had tapas vs the paella. Each was flavorful and served hot right out of the kitchen which we like. We sat at a high-top and the party next to us did have the paella and it looked and smelled delicious. We will be sure to bring our apatite's the next time we return and return we will to enjoy more of the dishes at this restaurant.

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  35. ChristianP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Had a little bit of everything, from tapas to paella, and it was all a 10/10 in our book.

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  36. JoyY

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly one of my fav places in the city! Always delicious.

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  37. gaflick57

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining alone, I was seated at the bar. My bartender was very personable and took good care of me. The dishes and wine that I ordered perfectly suited me, for a very enjoyable evening.

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  38. Caren

    New York City

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent tapas good wine choices by the glass Good service Perfect noise level

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  39. DANIELB

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks and outstanding service

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  40. Mike

    New York City

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent paella, good appetizers, engaging service - our go-to place before shows at the Joyce.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea using the Order Online button. Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 462-1000.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea is rated 4.6 stars by 2082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

259 W 19th St., New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 7th & 8th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking on Street only after 6 pm.
  • Public transit
    Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 462-1000
  • Catering
    Socarrat is now offering catering services for your party of choice; whether it's a cocktail reception or a corporate event. We are available in all five boroughs with our full service catering staff. Please email events@socarratnyc.com or call 917-656-8939 for all inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer multiple choices from Private Dining to a full Restaurant buyout. Please email events@socarratnyc.com or call 917-656-8939 for all inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Gigi Hoffman: (917) 656-8939
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