Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita
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.
Socarrat Nolita's ambiance denotes feelings of warmth, comfort, and hospitality. Building on its sister restaurant's identity as a small, intimate space comprised primarily of one large communal table, the restaurant also offers banquet, bar and table seating.
- 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
Lobster and Seafood Paella
whole lobster, shrimp, scallops, calamari, peppers, tomato sofrito
bacon, cheddar cheese, baked eggs, tomato sofrito
short ribs, free-range chicken, chorizo, snow peas, mushroom sofrito
Great Paella, Sangria and appetizers, excellent service
Authentic food from every region of Spain, amazing!
Made a reservation to celebrate a friend's birthday. Walked by the restaurant early and it was empty. Went over to REI to find something which is around the corner. Spent about 20 mins there and returned to find the place still empty. Checked in early, 30 mins, and they asked of we had a reservation. I kind of thought ot was funny, but didn't realize that later that night the empty restaurant would be capacity full since there was only 35% due to Covid19. Now it may have seemed robotic at 1st until Amaya, our waitress, took over. Her passion for making customers feel good and part of the experience started as soon as she came by our table. She was bright and cheery and full of suggestions to help enjoy out night. We started out with my favorite, Gambas al ajillo, and we ordered these delicious balls of potatoes filled with meat. Both were really good, and when you use the hard dough bread to dip into the hot garlicky full of flavor olive oil. The oil is so tasty, we asked for more dipping bread! We also decided to order a red wine, and my friend a sangria that tasted like a piña colada. We were not going to overeat like we usually do, so we ordered the Chorizo, Chorizo and the Coles de bruselas ( crispy Brussels sprouts). The Brussels sprouts were really delicious. Since it was my friends birthday, Amaya surprised us by signing Happy Birthday to my friend with 2 flutes of cava. Now here is where my friend was truly impressed. The Tarta de Santiago, the traditional Spanish Almond cake IS TO DIE FOR! What a fantastic cake she served for a birthday cake. My friend said it was the best tasting item they ever had. It was extremely delicious. Socarrat knows how to take care of their customers with extra zest. Amaya truly made our night. She is amazing for Socarrat.
Socarrat Nolita is my favorite gem in NYC!! The food, the family, the ambiance, all make Socarrat special.
Lovely outdoor eating experience- gracious staff and fantastic food.
Exceptional food, service and warmth even though the weather was cold. We were warm under the heaters, treated kindly by the staff (and with good humour), and delighted in the superior tapas. A very nice wine selection to top off a lovely, safe evening with a dear friend!
Gorgeous ambiance and quiet restaurant right off of Houston. Tables felt far enough spaced from other guests and the heat lamps provided good warmth. The tapas were exquisite specifically the artichoke. Fantastic sangria and good happy hour prices. Would go again and again and again!
I’ve lived in Spain and go often to visit. Eating at Socarrat Paella Bar feels like eating in Spain!
Great service and food! Heated Outdoor dinning available.
Nothing Spaniard about it... Paella was really a calamari paella. No real seafood.
Food and sangria were great! Wish it wasn’t as expensive but it is what it is. Will be going only in special occasions.
Wonderful restaurant!!! So homey!!
Great food, and great value too! We come back every year
I dined here on Thanksgiving with my husband; we sat outdoors. The food was excellent! If their holiday selection is any indication of their usual quality -- highly recommended.
The service was the best.
Great service and experience will definitely be there again!!
We always have a great time at Socarrat, service is always friendly and accommodating! We went for brunch with friends and had a great time, food was delicious as usual and they have a nice set up for social distancing during these crazy COVID times! I left thinking “I need to come back soon, love this place!”
Food was impressive, especially for the appetizer tapas. However the floor near the restroom was tainted. They should definitely keep up the cleaning work.
Food was and service was amazing, we will definitely be back! However, for tapas style it is a bit expensive...we did all shared plates and had a few drinks and it was $100 a person. But I would definitely go back! It was great food, service and awesome drinks!
I did not like the set up outside. Our table of four was not on the patio but on the sidewalk and people were walking and hanging out right near us. There was a table literally unprotected in the street that I thought was going to get hit by a car several times. Your signature dish the pie it was mushy
I specifically came to this restaurant for their paella, and it was definitely worth it. I tried the lobster paella and it was really good, I also had the grilled octopus for an appetizer and it was exceptional! I will definitely come back!
The Paella was great and worth the wait. We had a salad as an appetizer and it was delicious. My one caveat is that we were charged the full price for a drink that we ordered at 415ish because happy hour started at 430pm. We would have appreciated if the server told us happy hour was at 430pm before we placed our drink order so that we can make an informed decision. The manager offered to give us more sangria but we would have preferred to save a few $.
Otherwise food was great and just bring a sweater if you are sitting indoors b/c it is a little chill. The manager was kind enough to create a space where we could sit away from the window which was nice but still a little chill. I am sure most restaurants are still adjusting to the indoor/outdoor hybrid.
Paella to die for. Everything was delicious. Will deft be back
Took my daughter for tapas , thought there is currently no flamenco the waitstaff and stand in MOD were amazing and catered perfectly to all our needs and desires. Thank you it’s one of my go to places before and after this pandemic!
Food was perfect from the first plate of tapas to their signature paella to the flan dessert! Will absolutely return again.
Great food. Good ambiance. Nice music. Great wine night with tapas!
Really authentic food and great potion! Idk why I just knew it!
Food was deliciously wonderful. The restaurant seemed to be understaffed. The waitress was nice, but she was the only server for a relatively busy restaurant.
I think because of the table changes due to outdoor dining staff was a little all over the place. Took really long to get an appetizer and we werent really being paid attention to for most of the night. Food was delicious tho.
had a wonderful time
Great food and service
The tapas were exceptional
Paella the best
The best paella! Thecwaiter recommended a brilliant white wine to go with it.
We had always loved Socarrat but haven't been there in a while. It's outdoor seating only for now. The food is still outstanding. We loved the veal & beef meatballs and our lobster paella (my favorite). The restaurant manager offered 2 glasses of champagne and even added a candle and additional items with our dessert for our anniversary. Great services and great food. It's not cheap but totally worth it!
We're not 100% comfortable eating out on the street so though we thoroughly liked the food we will not be back until there is indoor dining.
Best Sangria!! Paella was delicious, but the best was the service!! I will recommend Socarrat to all of my friends and family. Looking forward to seeing them soon 😊*
Socarrat is the best place to get Paella in NYC. Period. The food and drinks are absolutely amazing. The staff is friendly and my wife and I always have an amazing time. Even during COVID, the outdoor experience is great! Be sure to get a reservation because they get pretty busy!
Amazing service, and the food was fabulous as always!! Get the bacon wrapped dates!
Food is as good as always and the staff was very attentive and friendly.
Place is fire, definitely adding to my rotation of Spanish restaurants.
Nice restaurant, good atmosphere.
Good food, real Spanish ones.
We will definitely come back.
Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 219-0101.
Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita is rated 4.7 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.