Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East

4.5
849 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East is now accepting reservations for both indoor and 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. To book a table online for indoor dining, please select "standard seating".

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.

Our Midtown location, the most recent addition to the Socarrat family, displays a lively atmosphere that is perfect for small and big groups alike. Book your next party in our private dining room!
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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 849 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipElle
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious, mostly warm, safe, outdoor experience thanks to the gracious staff, to start off the New Year festively!

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CEJNYC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing tapas and paella, as good as anything you can eat in Spain. Can't wait to go back. Have recommended Socarrat to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, will be back!

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

Best Paella in NYC. No questions asked. Tapas are to die for. My first visit was in 2015 and since then I keep coming back.

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BlairH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always with both food and service. Everything tasted amazing and sitting on the balcony was really fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience. I highly recommend this establishment!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food!

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JjJj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good eats
Outside seating in small 2nd floor balcony overlooking 2nd street - covid-safe and comfy with infrared heater. Well done Socarrat!

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vipTimS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Any kind of paella you'd like, they've got it. Will def be back.

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Mary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a Covid perspective they seem to be doing everything they can to keep it as safe as possible. Loved eating outside too.

They also handled my food allergy really well and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food.

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JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food and service in pleasant surroundings. We’ll return

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was warm and friendly. One complaint with food, on why I gave it four stars, is one of our tapas dishes arrived cold.

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ChristopherV
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great paella and drinks.
Staff friendly and checked on us throughout our entire meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great paellas 👍

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BarryP55
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were fine overall. Paella was well flavored and moderately generous with the inclusions (tho the promised squid was hard to find, and the chorizo was diced in minuscule indecipherable pieces). Interestingly, the paella lacked consistency with restaurant’s nomenclature- no socorrat to be had). Also, the mixed app platter (campero?) was rather sparse for The $26 price tag. No worries, I give restaurants a pass for modest under delivery during these trying times

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vipFoodMom
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch deal. Kept our glasses full

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vipSueS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THe food was the best paella they ever made. We got a lot of personal service, too!

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hostess was so sweet! So was our waiter. The food was a little salty but the experience was good

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FatBoy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and service! Only issue was sitting outside on a slanted sidewalk but it really did not even matter - everything else was so fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, unique spot right in MidTown! Honestly, better paella than in Spain - lunch deal was a steal too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and delicious food.

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Arnell
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the restaurant followed COVID protocol. All servers wore a mask and sanitizer was available at all tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food quality seems have gone down a lot since its opening.

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vipIrenitaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We could see the nose of the waiter coming out of his mask while he was talking to us . I felt so unsafe

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

Brunch/outside dining at the patio was so good! Good distance from other tables so we felt comfortable! Of course foods/drinks are great!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comparable to fine cuisine in Barcelona. This is a fine choice for outdoor dining in a safe environment.

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vipDebraM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The tapas were good. The paella was very overpriced for the small amount - basically rice with some seafood on top. Not what we expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper buena comida, atención y muy buen precio!

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CarynR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, ate outside as is the norm currently. Friendly wait staff, quick service.

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WoodyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun as always

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Diana
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food... The brunch special you can't beat from appetizer to dessert. Everything was amazing the best res sangria... I will be coming back soon..

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vipCarolineL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay, and the portions were small. There was a notice on the menu asking all diners to only stay for 90 minutes given the shortage of tables. After about 75 minutes of our meal, we were told that they need the table for the next reservation.

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vipSteph
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute date night spot or girls night out full of Sangria, Tapas and Paella!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Covid time...I believe food is better when the operations are fully running..

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DelusionaryCulinary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very overpriced paella, without that true, rich authentic taste. Tapas are also horrifically expensive, although the chicken croquetas were good. Chorizo & cheese boards were unremarkable and so was the tortilla. Truly superb pork belly, though, which I would order again if I ever came back. Atmosphere is pleasant, with a buzzy bar area and comfortable surroundings.

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Meddy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not as expected

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PAULD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noisy but excellent paella. We had lobster/seafood
Artichoke taps also very good

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BEST Paella I have found in the city. I always want to try other items on the menu but I can't resist the paella.

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Migdalia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The service was spectacular. Everyone was friendly.

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You can order delivery directly from Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East using the Order Online button. Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-0101.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East is rated 4.5 stars by 849 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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