Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East

4.6
976 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 976 people are saying
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BobbieE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChrissy
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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
27 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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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
4 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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vipMarco
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

First time back since the apocalypse. This was our favorite paella spot and was hugely looking forward to enjoying both the food and the night. Well, we couldn’t have been more disappointed. The paella was a complete failure, the rice wasn’t crispy, the mussels tasted very fishy (which many times denotes being less then fresh) the calamari was nothing short of rubber, overall the dish lacked flavor or a personality!! Unfortunately the pandemic continues to infect businesses along with people. We won’t return

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BryantP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious here! The paella is definitely the go-to, but if you are running late on time, all of the items are amazing. We went for brunch and it did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is the most friendly and welcoming person I’ve ever met to own a restaurant . I’m a huge foodie and this place was absolutely insane…from the food to the service. Everyone should go!

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vipFleur
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tapas-The Brussel sprouts were quite good. The short rib with butternut squash purée was also good.
We were very disappointed in the paella-he

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NUMAP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La atención y cómida fue espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and thank u for everything

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vipJbird
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Paella was fantastic! Some of the other dishes were pretty good. Service needs a bit of improvement. Sometimes it got too noisy to hear my companions.

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vipkoko
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. More AC would make it a perfect experience.

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NicholasL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, we ate on the balcony hence the slight noise, but the food was great and the service stellar. Our waiter was very attentive, very professional. Loved him. The food was delicious without being pretentious. I would definitely go back.

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Maggie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious apps, paella was good not great, service excellent, bar staff great, request outdoor balcony seating definitely.

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vipgldb
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great paella in an authentic decor. awesome small plates.

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MyreviewsQueens
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a few times previosuly. We sat outside upstairs. The brunch was its usual self - delicious. Our waiter was very accommodating and when my husband's aunt whispered to him to give her the check as it was our anniversary, he left and came back with three small glasses of sparkling wine. So nice. We will be back again.

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bengd08
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

the food is just ordinary nothing really special, more than half an hour before someone came to get our order for drinks, another half before they took our order for food, good thing my company were busy catching up with each other so I didn’t even notice how long the food took to be served, the server was nice and that made up for the wait. Food is 3/5 service is 2/3 because if the wait

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way. Would highly recommend

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vipPerryK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining and we love Socarrat. Very authentic Spanish food, best paella I have eaten outside Spain. Also, great Sangria, which I am usually hesitant to order.

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vipJMNNYC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lolo serves some of the best and most authentic Spanish cuisine in NY. It was great running into him (it's been years since we last saw him @ El Nacional). Great food, relaxing atmosphere, good value - what's not to love?

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angg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing

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Boop924
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The place, the setup, the service, the music and of course the food!!! We will be back!!

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vipGus1
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food!

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vipRHRNYC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & service . The $25.00 lunch special is a bargain ! Can’t wait to go back!

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Natalie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this place for friends gathering or casual lunch. The food was delicious.

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Soupied
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, the price was right and the service was excellent. They had some very nice white Spanish wine

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XimenaK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sangria, great paella! Also a really cute place and fun environment!

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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 4.6 stars by 976 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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