Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East

4.5
999 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 999 people are saying
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chefem
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very charming place. Only one problem: some of the food came out much later than the other, but overall very good food and service.

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Cablegirlll
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella and service were spectacular! Special shout out to the octopus starter

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vipTom92807
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last and best New York meal before heading back to Denver. The space was warm and inviting, the service was exceptional, and the paella was as good as it is in Barcelona. A special thank you to our server Patricia who made us feel so welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Thanksgiving Meal! Turkey Paella was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is very good. And the wine and tapas are awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do your self a favor and enjoy a delicious meal here. We loved the thanksgiving pre-fixe and can’t recommend it highly enough!

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JohnT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The upstairs dining was wonderful and the tapas was yummy. Kurt behaved well - what more could a dad want. The Alberino was deliciously dry. Service was flawless.

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vipJoeL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! We enjoyed excellent red sangria, tapas, and paella! Continues to be one of our favorite places to dine in NYC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff are all fabulous.! Great welcoming us, wonderful, attentive and caring service. The food plentiful ,authentic and delicious

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vipbmoore
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary service and delicious food. The serving sizes of the tapas is terrific- much bigger servings than other tapas places I've been to.

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richardp
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Very expensive for what you get. Food is not bad, ambiance is mediocre, plus loud, bad pop music from the 1980's. Not recommended.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East
Responded 5 hours ago

Hello Richard, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize for the loud noise. The holiday season is our most vivacious time, so with that may come loud guests and unintentionally loud music. Upon request, we can gladly relocate guests and/or lower the music at certain points of the restaurant. While our pricing is in line with Midtown East / Turtle Bay, we're more than happy to hear any suggestions regarding how we can provide more value to our guests. We hope to see you again!

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JaRoE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Also the happy hour drinks (we loved sangria). We didn't like however the margaritas - they had some (for us) rather unusual aftertaste. Though, without any doubt, we will be back as everything else was great!

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vipevak
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

it's very hard to find a genuine spanish tapas place; this place is ok

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vipDocdub
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best Paella in New York. Lively fun place to meet a friend

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Connie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Started with a watered down Sangria, boring tapas and unappealing paella with undercooked rice !!

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BradM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here twice and tried numerous items items from their menu, the food was all fabulous! The service was even better, Patricia is a gem that is worth her weight in gold! You must try Socarrat!!

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AmandaE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour is the way to go! So delicious, best to do the tapas family style!

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vipalexheynash
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for lunch and had a great meal. Sat outside- that’s the only reason it was loud!

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vipJamesnycny
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Spanish restaurants in the city.
Excellent food!

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vipKenL
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was good but not exceptional. We enjoyed ourselves regardless. The vegetable napolean was bland. The short ribs on the pureed squash was very good. The juice for the mussels was also very good and the mussels were a nice size. The crispy brussel sprouts were delicious. It was just not the most interesting tapas ever. I do want to come back for the paella. We needed another person for me to share with.

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BobbieE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food!!! Drinks are delicious! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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vipChrissy
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious tapas, and paella. Have come here w groups, and 1:1 with my partner or a girlfriend. Always a good meal. Bonus - they have some outdoor seating and take reservations.

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vipLaurieC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There’s no better place in Manhattan for Spanish food. The restaurant is lively, the service is great and the paella’s are awesome. The sangria pitchers were yummy and the tapas menu (our appetizers) are extensive and delish. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family… wonderful!

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Stephanie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas were so incredible. We had a plethora and each and every one was absolutely delicious. You can’t go wrong! And the staff was amazing. We had the best time! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Steven
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I’ve been here before and the food and service was much better. I’ll give them the benefit that it was a Saturday night but I still expected more

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vipNyc218
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty! And a clear step up in food quality from the past. A few consistently great meals!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas - Outstanding!
The paella - Transcendent!
Loving on the Socarrat!!!

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RememberingSpain
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable night. Waiter was extremely attentive and helpful. the Socarrat paella was delicious. def would go back.

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best !!! Service and food are outstanding !

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AllyDon
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this place! Going to go back time after time after time, again. I highly recommend the sangria!

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vipAlanF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service & very enjoyable meal

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty. The staff was friendly and the service was good.

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vipJSB1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. No checking for vaccine even though there is a posted sign.

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KatarinaL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food!
Thank you very much!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and ambiance. We sat outside, which we had a perfect night for, and the noise level was extremely low which was very conducive for great a conversation. The food was phenomenal, we shared the croquettes, dates and carne paella. Simply fantastic. Will be back next time we are in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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GuillermoC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like to eat Paella and tapas this is the place.

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vipMaximillianH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location and service.

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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 999 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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