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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.
New York, NY 10012
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11:30pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 11:30pm - 4:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Flamenco Nights! Every tuesday after 7pm Live Flamenco
Socarrat Nolita also offers several tapas, wines by the glass, Spanish desserts, and sangria
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 on street only after 6pm.
Close to the F, B, M, D, 6, N and R trains.
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Delicious as always! This is my 2nd time here, 1st intro was for restaurant week, so it was good to explore the full menu. Took my bestie for her birthday, she lived in Spain many years ago and was happy to have some authentic Spanish food. Food & Service always on point. My only negative I wish we had a solo table, but now I know to ask for that in my reservation. No biggie at all! Love this place.
Soccarat is AMAZING! I can say it's better than any paella I had in Spain. Granted I only had paella in Spain twice, but Soccarat blows both out of the water. Not only is their paella delicious and perfectly crispy, but the tapas are top notch as well. Go on a Tuesday for free flamenco dancing. The dancers are so graceful and talented, and it really takes the night to another level. I would recommend getting there before 7 so that you can secure a table close to the action.