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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Best Paella in town!
Loud, rude/rushed service...paella crust was burnt
Pulpo a la gallega, just delicious!!!!
Lobster Paella and red sangria the perfect combination. Fresh and delicious plates. Would definitely recommend.
Place is great. Been there many times. Food is delicious. Best paella. Service fantastic! Tables close together, but that’s typical for a nyc restaurant.
Gran lugar. Atención personalizada. Muy rica comida. 100% recomendablep
Arrived early and was seated early. Waiter was quick and attentive. Food was delicious, definitely recommend the Cava Sangria if you haven’t had it yet.
Paella was tasty but kind of small. Croquetas were great.
The hostess was very rude. The rest of the staff very friendly
Poor experience. To mandate a two person minimum paella portion is ridiculous and sheer greed.
Very small portions and paella had no taste
Paella Carne was salty and dry to the point of being nearly inedible. Individual pieces of meat (chicken, pork, sausage) were tough and indistinguishable from each other. And very pricey at $54 for two.
Pre-Fixe Luncheon is a good value. Good Paella and Sangria.
Horrible overpriced food. Paella was primitive, had absolutely no flavour, not even salt. You pay huge amount of money for food you cannot even eat. Never again!
We did the bottomless brunch, which came with 3 courses. Had to ask the hostess to send the waiter over to our table multiple times, was clearly helping others and not helping us. Food was okay, nothing out of this world but a good value for $40 plus unlimited booze.
Unfortunately we had a waiter who was very impatient - we were given three beverage menus without a food menu. Two food items incorrectly. Not a great experience - small tables where plates barely fit. We were rushed to order as soon as we sat down. Personally I do not plan to go back which is unfortunate given the decently positive reviews.
Just an awesome NYC Tapas place. The food is incredible!
It was fine; we stuck with tapas bur tables near us had the paella and seemed to enjoy it. The tapas were fine but not outstanding. They were generous portions; we shared 6 tapas and that was plenty. We rank this place below Boqueria and Armada, but it is close to our apartment so that counts for something...
This was a nice solid tapas restaurant. Food was good but nothing overwhelming; that being said we have great tapas restaurants where I live and I’ve visited Spain a few times so I’m hard to impress in this category.
Love this spot. Brings me back straight to Spain. A little pricy in comparison obviously, but truly delicious. Waiter was knowledgeable and knew exactly what Spanish dish to pair with their Spanish Cava. Even down to the homemade dessert.
Excellent service and food. We we're all
very happy and will be back.
Amazing food and great service the manager Mercedes and the whole staff took care of me and my family, all the food came out really quick and the sangria they have is to die for, definitely coming back.
Service was very good! Gambas al Ajillo were equally good.
However, the seafood paella we ordered was not all that great!
Good menu of Spanish food for lunch. Recomendables las gambas al ajillo.
A very great restaurant. You are in Spain for a while (they would prefer if we say "in Barcelona or Valencia"). Perfect paellas and great wine selection by the glass or by the bottle.
Delicious calamari and grilled octopus. Good paella as well. Really nice - looking bar .
Was a fun evening with GFs. Food was very good. We stuck with tapas . Didn’t try the paellas. Maybe next time!
Excellent food - highly recommend the shrimp in garlic and grilled calamari. Delicious Spanish fare!
Brilliant good. Brilliant service and the staff were really good
One server and one bus boy were serving the entire upper floor. Service was very slow but it’s not their fault. It’s understaff. The bacon-wrap dates tasted like lamb... 😖
They made us be quiet.
Our waitress was outstanding
Sadly, the food was subpar and served just above room temperature. The paella was mediocre at best, with no crust in the rice worthy of its name. It was very disappointing in every way.
The service was not great, even though it wasn’t busy. However, he did try to make up the bad food by bringing us a free desert. It wasn’t very good either, but it was a nice gesture, which we appreciated.
Our Paella was almost burned. Should have ordered tapas.
Great option for lunchtime. The fix Prix menu always offers a different paella and the churros they have for dessert is the real thing, just like The ones you get in Madrid.
food was ok. i have had better. My colleague did not like the Paella de dia.
Went for brunch. The food was good, not great, but solid. The endless sangria (what you can consume in an hour and a half) was really good, not watered down. The ambiance is casual and you are not rushed. Very friendly wait staff made us feel at home. Would definitely recommend.
We ordered tapas and paella from the brunch menu. All our dishes were delicious, the paella was top notch. While we enjoyed the food and drinks would not return due to the service. The city has way too many great restaurant options to settle for rude, rushed, unprofessional service.
A little too noisy for me but otherwise a good place to have something light and casual in mid Manhattan