Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East

4.7
906 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 906 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LewK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Over priced

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vipCarmenuu
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s.a nice place . Check in was very friendly, and service very good.good wines by the glass. We had pan tomate, really good, and huevos rotos. Poached eggs. They were good , but in Spain rotos means “ broke” not poached.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Paella

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vipRatitou
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good times tapas & friends. Excellent black rice paella and grilled octopus. Many other choices. Corkage fee is cool.

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm Spanish and I really enjoy it! I missed croquetas de jamón, but everything was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood Tapas restaurant. Excellent food and service. A little pricey, but not too bad

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CatherineS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The tapas and the paella were outstanding. A great meal.

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RamonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great... the service provided by Juan and Mercedes was superb!!!!

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vipBootsR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a very good neighborhood place for Spanish food

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vipVicky
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table upstairs on the balcony was perfect for a lunch meeting. It was not busy and not noisy. The service was excellent and the food was awesome!

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LateBloomer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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mpina11
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second time at Socarrat in midtown East and the food has been amazing each time. This time we had tapas and drinks outside and it was so fun. Highly recommend this place.

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AndreaA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We did 4 tapas and 2 servings of paella and were more than satisfied. Our favorite tapa was the croqueta! Pitcher of sangria de cava was worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

festive place with warm friendly service. order lots of tapas. delicious and fun. suckling pig, dates, albondigas, croquettes, brussels sprouts, shrimp. amazing. great martini. beautiful paella. somewhat loud party atmosphere.

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DeborahB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food was very poorly prepared - especially the paella. And the cocktails were worse than mediocre. I’ve dined at Socarrat many times, never had a bad meal or cocktail before.

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viptacogirl
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place it’s my restaurant place in town. Great food amazing sangria. Love the outdoor terrace

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BonnieF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best Paella I have eaten. I have been here several times now, my husband and my friends have also enjoyed the fabulous food, service and atmosphere!

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JosephS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time there and the food was delicious and the service was great!

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vipJoselito
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, service outstanding, atmosphere very comfortable and friendly.

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MyreviewsQueens
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. We went for Brunch. The server was very nice. However, the kitchen needs help. They didn't cook the eggs the way they were requested and they also served the wrong brunch order for one of our party and she had to wait another 15 minutes for them to first make what she had ordered.

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vipExcellent
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great little spot for an intimate friends’ dinner. Ordered anchovies which were amazing, however, the paella was very under-seasoned. Drinks were good and ambiance was inviting.

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AdrianC
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating was pleasant all thing considered. Would recommend.

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vipROBERTG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Service couldn’t do enough for you.

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MinervaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were absolutely outstanding!

I love it here.


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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great experience! Delicious food

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HeavenlyCuban
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for dinner!! We ordered tapas, and a paella!! Every thing was amazing!!! We eat at a lot of Tapas restaurants, but have to say this was great!! We will be back again!! Owner stopped over to talk with us then sat with us!! So nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner with one of my oldest friends and my mom- tapas, we shared 6 things and it was not only exquisitely prepared, but everything came out fresh and rolled out in batches! A memorable meal, to which I will return to try the veggie paella (I’m not such a shellfish fan...yet!). Our host was Italian, charming, and the service was efficient and warm. Thanks for a great evening, Socarrat!

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vipMicheleR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Had tapas during happy hour, which were half price. It was tapas heaven! All safety measures were in place, with lots of space and plastic dividers between tables. Had a great meal and would definitely go back!

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vipDianaL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Manager and owner (I believe that’s who they were) should wear masks all the time. One of them had a bandanna that kept falling off his face and behind the bar he did not have it on at all. That was So unprofessional during a pandemic

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vipIRB1
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was courteous and pleasant at all times. The black rice paella did not disappoint. The croquetas were just delicious.

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CEJNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food beautifully prepared!! Have introduced my friends and family to this place.

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vipTQ5425
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my friend’s birthday, brought the kids too and everyone had a pleasant time. We were seated in the patio and felt safe! The paella is delicious and the sangria and churros are a must. Very friendly staff and had a nice evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious paella and waiter was super nice!

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kevinh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella wonderfully reminiscent of seaside Barcelona dining in pre-COVID times.

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VLove
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Visiting from San Francisco. The first weekend sans reopening indoor dining. The service was impeccable and the paella was phenomenal. The only thing better was dining with my sister who lives here! Haven’t been able to visit in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable nite out. Food was great. Good sangria

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NSchmidt
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food portions are smaller than most restaurants now but the portion size was perfect for no leftovers. Waiter was very attentive had the Bottomless mimosas and never had to ask for refill,, They just kept refilling

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vipEricaK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch foods along with some favorite tapas

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vipCorky
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly. Accommodating. Covid protocols adhered to.

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Douglas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent persil, pulpo, and brussel sprouts!! Highly recommended!

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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 4.7 stars by 906 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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