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Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East

4.4
537 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Outdoor seating is open!!! Come and have dinner at our balcony!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:45pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday:4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:45pm
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Phone number
(212) 759-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jesus "LOLO" Manso
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Catering
Please call us for details, as we can tailor any event to meet your needs. Catering for 6 to 600!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 50th and 51st
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Public transit
We are conveniently located near the 4/5/6, the E, F, J and N, R, W.
We are on Second Avenue, between 50th and 51st streets.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Our spacious upstairs private dining room with balcony overlooking 2nd Avenue has 2 separate dining areas, one seats 25 guests and another for 45. We offer prix fixe menus of $50, $75 or $100pp, We welcome all inquiries. We look forward to making your special occasion or business meeting memorable!

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What 537 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.1
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good & so was the service, but it was noisy

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. Wasn't like spectacular. Service and atmosphere was amazingly spectacular!!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Hands down best paella in NYC (we ordered the lobster option). It took awhile for our order to come out but our waiter managed our expectations very well by warning us in advance it would take ~30-45 minutes. We were happy and the vibe was perfect for a Friday night!

The biggest downfall was the pitcher of sangria. It was way over priced and it tasted terrible - sugary and medicinal - so we didn't even drink it. A disappointment but we'll be back again sans sangria.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Paella was nice and worth the trip. The tapas are average. Would recommend sticking to as few of the tapas as needed as the description is better than the actual food. However once again the paella is good.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food, service, and ambiance is always great. It never disappoints! I highly recommend it for a date, special occasion or business event.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The bartender is the best of the restaurant (Nadia)

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food, amazing brunch deal, I just wish the owner hadn’t asked our group to stay quiet on a brunch Sunday at 3pm. They want to serve boozy brunch but want everyone whispering and not laughing.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was excellent. Food was delicious and service was one of the best I had in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious!!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I had the Paella brunch which was very good food and excellent value. The service was very helpful and attentive.

I had the chorizo starter and the Paella main course followed by churros for dessert. The Sangria flowed unstintingly. All of this was for a very affordable set price.

I recommend this restaurant for genuine Spanish food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was very good except the music which sometimes did not fit the ambience

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very polite and professional wait staff. Good food. Had to wait >20 mins, even though had a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Friendly, attentive staff. Food was very good in a fun atmosphere . Would definitely go back and recommend highly to paella fans.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food, good service and great happy prices. My only criticism is limited seating available if you’re going for happy hour. There where plenty of tables available but we had to sit at the already crowded bar.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Excellent food, drink & atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

A favorite of ours... for either just 2 people or with friends visiting NYC. Nice size Tapas for sharing. And the Paella is huge.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was just average but service was good.Better seafood should be used.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

From beginning to end everything was amazing! I showed up a bit early for my 5pm reservation and had a beer at the bar. Juan the bartender was very friendly and engaging. Later when my wife arrived we were seated upstairs by the window. Great table! We had a few tapas and the pata negra they were all delicious. My favorite were the jamón (of course) , dates and the chorizo. Then we had the squid ink paella which was epic and the crema Catalán for dessert that was perfect. Both our waiters were excellent ( wish I knew their names) with the recommendations and top notch service. Benny, the GM was awesome and an amazingly nice guy, very genuine! We love this place and will definitely be back soon. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The appetizers were outstanding and main course/brunch was very good. The Churros were amazing with a dark chocolate dipping sauce. We went for brunch and the mimosas were just ok; needed more champagne.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Simply outstanding. An outstanding server, he was amiable, attentive without hovering, and really understood the food. It is a little loud downstairs, but upstairs is better.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

it was fine but in no way special. the paella was not crusty on the bottom and the pan used made it thin and dry.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very good service! Excellent food. The tapas were very good with a slight spicy heat. The seafood paella was also very good. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing tapas. Was pleasantly surprised when the waitress told us it was tapas happy hour before 7pm. Great place big on flavours and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I am never disappointed at this Midtown East location. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly and welcoming. If you have room for dessert try the homemade chocolate chip and almond ice-cream!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

went for restaurant week. The rice had clearly been cooked a while ago and the extra ingredients just placed on top. They were VERY stingy with the seafood. for the price, it should have a lot more of the good stuff

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great tapas and paella! Sangria was sweet! Lively atmosphere! Great service!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Went for restaurant week with girl friends. overall excellent food, drinks & service. Churros could do with some improvement.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Everybody was so nice there. I would definitely come again

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Nice food and atmosphere. Took my boss here for restaurant week lunch. We both enjoyed our food. The service was good.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great service and food!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing paella! Love the crispy socarrat. Nice tapas. Server was cool, with helpful suggestions. They allow corkage (thank you)!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for dinner and took the sea food pilla. There was 5 Shrimp, 3 scallops and small pieces of white fish. It was way overpriced. 52$ for that. Not worth it

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. As usual.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I’ve been to my share of Spanish restaurants but this had the best white sangria I’ve ever had!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Got together with some friends and this was a great place. We got a table upstairs which was nice to be away from the tighter and more crowded scene downstairs. We got some sangria, tapas and paella and everything was great! The service was a little slow but overall it was a good experience for a group get together.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was excellent and our server outstanding!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

My friends and I came here for restaurant week. The food was pretty great and we were treated to an additional beverage courtesy of the manager. Our servers were able wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service was amazing.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Reservation means nothing. Walk in gets served faster. Good food but slow even on lamb chops.

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