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
Amazing service from Amaya! The food was great. I highly recommend the meat paella!
Father’s Day fun
Very friendly and attentive staffs and rally good service. The food was excellent! White sangria was very refreshing to start with. We loved the Galician style octopus and seafood paella. Perfect for the summer outdoor dinner.👍
Paella was good. Sangria was ok. Service was ok. Its a noisy and busy spot. The flamenco dancer should dance for the tables sitting outside as well.
I always enjoy my meal here. The staff is always very friendly, accommodating and very happy to tell you about their incredible selection.
DO NOT GET THE LOBSTER PAELLA!! It was over cooked and they didn’t even give us anything to crack the lobster with.
We had a farewell dinner for a friend, and she loved it!
The staff were lovely and accommodating, and the food and wine were delicious! Great date spot or place for girls night out.
Amazing food from start (tapas) to end (desserts). Delicious paellas!
Great food and very attentive and friendly staff!
Expensive for what we received
Amazing flamenco dancing. Should’ve booked in advance to sit closer.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Delicious food and amazing service!! The waitstaff was so friendly, helpful, and attentive.
Always a great restaurant pick. Great food, great vibe, and never disappoints.
Amazing! The sangria, tapas and paella are all outstanding. The service is even better. Save room for their cappuccino.
Excellent tapas and sangria. One of my fav places in NYC
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.
Love this place, perfect for dates and any occasion to go out. Paella and sangria are outstanding.
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.
Delicious food and outstanding service!
Great brunch: food was good, server was attentive, and we didn’t feel rushed as we enjoyed an outdoor brunch!
Great service, cozy atmosphere, amazing food. Definitely will be coming back.
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!
We had the BEST paella and incredible croquetas. The cava sangria was spectacular. We felt like we were back in Barcelona!
My wife and I always love Socarrat! The food, drinks, and ambience are amazing!
Great authentic food, nice wine, attentive service
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.
We enjoyed it very much! Thank you for your great service and delicious food!
Good food. Good service. Nice people. Nice ambiance. A bit cold inside. I would go back.
The service was exceptionally friendly and proactive, everything we ordered was delicious, and the outdoor seating was spacious and quiet.
Great seafood paella!! Lovely service and ambiance, loved the music selection they had (Spanish guitar, etc)
Celebrated my birthday here and had an amazing time! The service was top tier!
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 887 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.