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About Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

If you are unable to do a reservation, please, contact the restaurant to check availability (212) 219-0101

Socarrat Nolita's ambience 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.



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.


284 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Houston

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 219-0101

Website:
http://socarratnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Flamenco Nights! Every tuesday after 7pm Live Flamenco
Socarrat Nolita also offers several tapas, wines by the glass, Spanish desserts, and sangria

Catering:
Socarrat is now offering catering services for your party of choice; whether its a cocktail reception or a corporate event. We are available in all five boroughs with our full service catering staff. We will coordinate all rental equipment, leaving none of the planning headache in your hands. Menu selections include seat down dinners, buffet style, passed tapas, cocktails and wine tastings.

Parking Details:
Parking on street only after 6pm.

Public Transit:
Close to the F, B, M, D, 6, N and R trains.

Additional:
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Seasonal (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always love the service here, it makes me feel Im home. The food is always spectacular and the sangria is the best drink you can have.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Not many menu options for gluten free or vegan - otherwise it’s a nice place to go with friends

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food - we had the paella was wonderful. Service was great - very attentive and accommodating when we were early. Fun place especially good for groups. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They were amazing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful experience. The service was attentive and informed. We had 2 appetizers and one paella. It was all incredibly tasty and more than enough food; sadly we didn't have enough room for dessert. We will be back. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner - great paella. Had to wait quite a while for it, but worth it. Very friendly staff and service.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was great, but paella portion was tiny for price and overall food was too salty. Service and atmosphere are amazing!!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waitress was phenomenal! The food was amazing! I went for bottomless brunch with some friends and we all enjoyed ourselves. It was my first time there, and definitely not my last!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall experience was amazing. This was the first time I had experienced paella and it more than I had expected. We had a reservation for the evening yet we arrived much earlier than we anticipated. My friends and I decided to grab a drink yet the hostess was kind enough to seat us at next available. The waiter explained the menu perfectly and also offered suggestions. The food was delicious and flavorful. The atmosphere was on the loud end and tight as you walk around so be prepared. My friends and I were still able to have a conversation without having to yell. I would come back again.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good, friendly service
Creative tapas and paellas
Worth the visit!

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a lovely dinner as a big group of 8 people. The paella was delish & four dishes served the group. The whole staff was very friendly & attentive.
It was crowded but that added to the festive atmosphere. We had a great meal & an excellent time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The black ink seafood paella lived up to the rep. Good portion size, left no room for creme catalan.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It is always great to have dinner at Socarrat Nolita, the service is excellent and the food delicious.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food. Disappointed that we were not seated until 8:45 with a 8:00 reservation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I had such a wonderful time here. The ambience was amazing! We had our personal server who was very knowledgeable. The food made my inner fat girl so happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Amazing flamenco performance ! Super service - great party atmosphere but with enough breaks to be able to talk and interact with friends. Great date night place.
Love it .

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service and food. The Colombian waitress is the best! Had a great time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Such a disappointment. Soggy patates bravas, spoiled olives, socarrat on paella was crisp but black, burned and mediocre. The uptown Socarrat is way better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Went here with my husband for my birthday. For a Tuesday night there was so much going on- loud music/guitarist & singer and a flamenco dancer! The place was packed. We had a perfect corner seat indoor/outdoor. I do think the menu was a bit pricey but the food was pretty good. We were too full for dessert.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Tuesday flamenco was really awesome. Amazing paella.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Too dark. Lighting needs improvement. Music selection was rock an roll, not my choice during dinner.
Paella was great, thought the waiter would have done first serving. Dates wrapped in bacon needed crisp bacon. Was gummy and like a glob of unchewable fat. Wasn't impressed with the garlic shrimp. Portion was extremely small, very expensive for the appetizers. Sangria(white) was also good.
Small spot. Was previously at the midtown location, which I preferred.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excelente servicio, el mesero Jonathan súper atento, la mejor comida

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Visiting NYC, my wife and I searched for something other than Italian (no offence to Italians, just not much into pasta these days) and found this place near where we were wandering around hungry. Had a lovely window seat at front of the restaurant but, wouldn't you know it, it was trash day the next day and the view across the street was a mountain of plastic bags. Nonetheless, we had a nice meal of tapas and Rioja. Somewhat skimpy portions but the flavors were great. Especially enjoyed the bacon-wrapped dates and octopus. The shrimp in garlic sauce were a letdown, however, and the beef skewers were good, but little of them. We were gunning for a Priorat to sip while eating but the Rioja our waiter steered us to was quite tasty. Place filled up shortly after we got there and was vibrant but not too noisy to have a conversation. Check it out next time you're in NoLita.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tapas, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food is super good here but if you are looking for quiet date night, this is not your place. It has live band at night and people started dancing. Very fun experience tho

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious paella and sangrias with excellent service

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Live Music, Tapas, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was awful only good thing was artichokes and manager was very condescending. Waiter was sweet and tried hard though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Love this place and their Chelsea location. Had a family dinner with out of town guests and it was the perfect delicious finish to our hectic day. Always a go-to for a delicious trip to Spain without ever leaving Manhattan.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The service was painfully slow. Our waitress would continually check on us when we had no food or drinks on the table but refused to give us an update on when our food would be ready. When we finally did get our food the waitress was no where to be found. I had the paella del dia (chicken chorizo Canadian bacon- weird combo) and it was very mediocre. The croquettes and dates were tasty and the sangria was fine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I went to restaurant week last year as well and the same experience this year regarding the paella as in last year. I was disappointed again of the thin crusted Paella. It had just three eggs and 4 small pieces of ham for two people's order and I was expecting some seafood. I should have asked and I was just assuming since most other standard paella is with seafood. The crust was burn and the rice was somewhat hard. The lamb chop dish was excellent though! The meat was tender and juicy and favored just right. The service was excellent! Small and cozy place.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was under seasoned and really over cooked. Each meat in the dish was so over cooked that it tasted like chalk. The service was attentive and very friendly. But the food was so lacking it was surprising.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service felt rushed and food was just okay. Paella was okay but cooked inconsistently where some thinner layers were rock hard and other forunate parts were more moist. Extremely disappointed with the grilled octopus being bland. Churros for dessert also had a strong dough taste. All in all the restaurant week experience here was underwhelming.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Socarrat is wonderful! If you book through OT, make sure to call and confirm with Socarrat right away.

Even though our Open Table reservation somehow didn't reach them, they accommodated our group of 7 with only a day's notice. I still can't believe our luck! And when we added a person to our table the night of our dinner, everyone was so welcoming and lovely. This doesn't happen everywhere in NYC.

Thank you for a great dinner, Socarrat!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always, a splendid meal with excellent service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We were 3 people and ordered 5 tapas and the paella for 3. The portions are decent sized and came out quickly. Shrimp in garlic oil and roast suckling pig were the tastiest dishes. The carne paella was good but the crust under the rice (socarrat) was a bit burnt and charred. Some people like that, I didn't. Great place for groups and sharing.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Everyone is friendly and food is delicious!! The waiters also take the time to explain the menu and options in detail if you are unsure. I love Flamenco Tuesdays and will definitely go again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had dinner with friends and thought the food overall was average. The drinks and service were are good. Overall, for an average restaurant it is overpriced.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excelente comida y servicio!

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Mmmmm. Go for happy hour at the bar till 7pm, then dinner afterwards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant.! I've gone to all three locations and the food and service are amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The service was excellent. Courteous, attentive, took the time to explain items. Paella and tapas were delicious. The chocolate beignets, although small, were heavenly. The churro she were small and hard, not like the ones in Spain. All in all a great place. No one's perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tapas
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