Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
For Thanksgiving, we will be offering a $55 per person "Thanksgiving Feast" pre-fixe in addition to our a la carte menu.
Fantastic service and food!
Outside seating in small 2nd floor balcony overlooking 2nd street - covid-safe and comfy with infrared heater. Well done Socarrat!
What a great find! Any kind of paella you'd like, they've got it. Will def be back.
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.
Good food and service in pleasant surroundings. We’ll return
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.
Great paella and drinks.
Staff friendly and checked on us throughout our entire meal.
Great paellas 👍
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
Great brunch deal. Kept our glasses full
THe food was the best paella they ever made. We got a lot of personal service, too!
The hostess was so sweet! So was our waiter. The food was a little salty but the experience was good
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!
It was great, unique spot right in MidTown! Honestly, better paella than in Spain - lunch deal was a steal too.
Phenomenal service and delicious food.
The food was great and the restaurant followed COVID protocol. All servers wore a mask and sanitizer was available at all tables.
The food quality seems have gone down a lot since its opening.
We could see the nose of the waiter coming out of his mask while he was talking to us . I felt so unsafe
Brunch/outside dining at the patio was so good! Good distance from other tables so we felt comfortable! Of course foods/drinks are great!
Very comparable to fine cuisine in Barcelona. This is a fine choice for outdoor dining in a safe environment.
The tapas were good. The paella was very overpriced for the small amount - basically rice with some seafood on top. Not what we expected.
Súper buena comida, atención y muy buen precio!
Delicious food, ate outside as is the norm currently. Friendly wait staff, quick service.
Fun as always
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..
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.
Cute date night spot or girls night out full of Sangria, Tapas and Paella!
Covid time...I believe food is better when the operations are fully running..
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.
Not as expected
Noisy but excellent paella. We had lobster/seafood
Artichoke taps also very good
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.
Food was delicious. The service was spectacular. Everyone was friendly.
The tapas and appetizers were all outstanding but the paella was a total disappointment. It wasn’t cooked enough. No socarrat!
Perfect place for a girls night!
Extremely overpriced for below average experience. Quite disappointing
Second visit to a
For a place named after the crispy part at the bottom of paella, and a place that makes a big show out of scraping the pan, there was no soccarat. The waiter, however, was an angel in helping us with our business expense separate checks.
Superb tapas matched by excellent service. The shishito peppers and the squid were my favorite - closely followed by the croquetas!
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 4.4 stars by 842 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.