Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

4.7
881 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita is now accepting reservations for 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.

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.

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 881 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VictoriaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my meal here. The staff is always very friendly, accommodating and very happy to tell you about their incredible selection.

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MKCKC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a farewell dinner for a friend, and she loved it!

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SherriM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were lovely and accommodating, and the food and wine were delicious! Great date spot or place for girls night out.

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vipPatD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food from start (tapas) to end (desserts). Delicious paellas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive and friendly staff!

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Patrick
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Expensive for what we received

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flamenco dancing. Should’ve booked in advance to sit closer.

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vipLexNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lucky enough to get a last minute reservation here after a total fail at another restaurant. Hostess was wonderful and promptly seated us at a great table with an awesome server. Tapas were delicious, and the meat paella never fails. Excellent experience as always. Highly recommend for a fun night out with friends.

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Valk
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socarrat accommodated a last-minute reservation for 7 people at a sidewalk table, and everything was amazing. Fantastic and fun service; excellent food (we ordered almost every tapa and two paellas); loved the Sangria!

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CharlieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is overall good. Good flavor. White sangria was OK. I tasted better. The Paella is OK but you must remember it is made with crunchy rice, thus the name Socarrat. Overall the place is good. No regrets.

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vipBKFoodie75
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here. The food was absolutely amazing. We also had outstanding service from Camilo, he was very attentive. Will be dining there again in the near future.

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vipMsMagaly
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andres and his team are the best! Great food, great flamenco, iutstanding service. If you are looking for fun, outstanding service and great food, this is the place.
Thank you Andres, Jorge y Camilo!

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DeAnna
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service!! The waitstaff was so friendly, helpful, and attentive.

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant pick. Great food, great vibe, and never disappoints.

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RobW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The sangria, tapas and paella are all outstanding. The service is even better. Save room for their cappuccino.

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vipAngie
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas and sangria. One of my fav places in NYC

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PJS1
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Was great sitting outside, waitstaff was excellent. Paella was good not, great. I understand we are going from socarrat (carmelized rice at the bottom of dish) but these were overcooked to the point of burnt.

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, perfect for dates and any occasion to go out. Paella and sangria are outstanding.

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ESther
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

A complete rip off. I have never been more dissatisfied at any restaurant I have ever gone to. The price of the paella, specifically, is overpriced, considering the fact that what your getting and paying for is the burnt rice at the bottom of the pan. Let’s start off with the fact that this thin layer of burnt rice, served at Socarrat is not a paella. We literally could not believe our eyes when they placed the (practically) empty pot of rice in front of us.
My family is from Spain, We have lived there most of our life, so trust me when I say that this so called “paella” served at Socarrat is a disgrace.

The service: Our waiter seemed overwhelmed. Which made me uncomfortable. I was almost afraid to ask him for anything because I was afraid I would throw him off. Besides this, We asked for our tapa de chorizo to be cooked more and without the green sauce they put on top of it. When we asked for this accommodation, the waiter advised us that the pincho would not taste good that way. Which humored us because we always eat our chorizo a la plancha without any sauce. The waiter granted our wishes and when we asked for seconds he told us that he could not place “special orders” at the time. So there we were... left starved due to the Small serving of burnt rice and not being able to order plain chorizo without any sauce.
Our bill came out to $400 dollars we were still hungry and Displeased with the service. after Socarrat my family and I went to a local pizzeria.
Oh! the flamenco performance however was awesome.
Would never ever return and would most definitely not recommend.
I was so disappointed I took the time to write this review...and I have never reviewed anything before. Hoping I can save someone the disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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JessicaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great brunch: food was good, server was attentive, and we didn’t feel rushed as we enjoyed an outdoor brunch!

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OxanaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cozy atmosphere, amazing food. Definitely will be coming back.

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SondraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, everything, as always, was amazing. 1st time to this location (have been to them all in the city) and was wowed by the sincerity and general hospitality of the staff. Thanks!

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SarahB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the BEST paella and incredible croquetas. The cava sangria was spectacular. We felt like we were back in Barcelona!

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vipFrankG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always love Socarrat! The food, drinks, and ambience are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great authentic food, nice wine, attentive service

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vipdridr
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was all very good, appetizers and paella. The waitstaff were attentive, helpful, and professional but definitely overworked. Everyone at the table felt that the amount of food was not commensurate to the amount charged. This pertains to the fried artichokes and grilled squid as well as the paella. The paella comes in pans that are large but also very shallow and actually there is not much there. Considering that the pans are priced for two people and thus actually cost $58 or more, the portions should be a bit more generous. However, the taste of everything we ordered was excellent. I just don't know if we would go back.

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vipCatherineS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it very much! Thank you for your great service and delicious food!

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PeterH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Nice people. Nice ambiance. A bit cold inside. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptionally friendly and proactive, everything we ordered was delicious, and the outdoor seating was spacious and quiet.

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JayTheBulldogNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish paella!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood paella!! Lovely service and ambiance, loved the music selection they had (Spanish guitar, etc)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and had an amazing time! The service was top tier!

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vipNataliaR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service is nice we were seated immediately the drinks were good the shots were better ..the appetizers were amazing calamari wasn’t fried but the taste was on point the shrimp with scallops were soo tasty and the lobster paella was fantastic the rice was very flavorful. The service was perfect friendly and on point.

My only con would be very pricey ..not a casual place to drop by you have to balling lol

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Edwardo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quiet on a Monday night and the food was fresh and delicious. The fried artichokes are a must if you are hungry (but beware, they're very fillimg)!

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vipDIEGOF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Paella, Sangria and appetizers, excellent service

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food from every region of Spain, amazing!

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vipnyunder
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went at the end of Sunday bottomless brunch, so we missed the deals and were surrounded with very loud parties. However, the food was great and once it cleared out a bit more the service picked up as well.

FAQs

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 881 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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