Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

4.6
908 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 908 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We couldn’t hear the waiter. Their “socarrat” was really just burnt rice that was hard to chew and hurt our teeth. The chocolate churros were TINY (only 2 small 1/3” wide by 4” long pieces). It was a wasted of money and really just not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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kaysee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was really sumptuou, delicious, op quality and tasty-loved it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Paella was disappointing. Seafood was overcooked.

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Magda
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to enjoy a nice evening and see flamenco dancer

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Shane
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

paella was flavorless and greasy. rice was undercooked. appetizers were delicious however.

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IlonaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came here for restaurant week. Soccarat was very accommodating and patient. Our waiter took the time to fully explain how restaurant week menu worked for all of us. He even explained to us the best type to get.

The location was super close to major train stations. I'd absolutely go back!

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katie
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food no complaints. The trash smell from streets wasn’t good. We were sitting outside

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KellyZ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience for spending a couple hours luxuriating in someone’s company with satisfying food and a bottle of wine. Very cute vibe with string lights outdoors and plenty of space. Service was friendly and helpful without being overbearing. Food was great

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SherryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It is a cute restaurant and considering we sat outside tge noise inside did not bother us.
The food was good not great. I had the Paella.

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TedC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Socarrat, because it reminds us of our vacations in Spain. The tapas are tasty, and the paella is full of seafood.

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Teresaafonso
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very great service! Bottomless brunch approved! Always a great time at any Socarrat

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BigDnyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second time at the Nolita location; have been to Chelsea as well.

Our party of 5 shared a variety of tapas and 2 paellas (a vegetable and a seafood), as well as a bottle of red and a bottle of white, both suggested by our waitperson, Amalia. She was excellent, as was the meal. Not a false note to be found. Perhaps a bit more than I expected, but worth it.

We sat outside on a nice evening and being a quiet street, it was delightful. My previous visit there a few years ago was indoors and not so quiet but I don't remember the noise level being a problem.

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CynT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience at Socarrat. The food is amazing and the waitstaff are always attentive, fun, and friendly. Very consistent. I've been to this restaurant a few times now and have always had a good time. Many thanks to them all and especially to the Manager, Andres for going out of his way to make us feel at home. Socarrat is truly one of my favorites!

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jims
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and the staff was amazing.

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VirginiaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Had a great time celebrating my sister in law’s birthday. The food is delicious & the service was impeccable. Go there. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We took our father here to commemorate him being a lung doctor and seeing over 1800 patients during the covid pandemic in 2020, we made a reservation and from the moment we got to the restaurant the hostess treated us ver rudely and gave us a very disrespectfull attitude, she sat us in the community table and after I gently requested if we could change seats she reacted annoyed, then after our food came she started coming to our table and rushing us in a way I’ve never felt before in any other restaurant, she took the paella boul without us even finished it and starting rearranging our glasses of wine and touching everything on the table, it was very uncomfortable, the waitress on the other hand was very kind. I just feel that if it wasn’t for the hostess we would have had a better experience overall. I’m not coming back to this place.

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vipReliable
San Francisco
178 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’ve spent a lot of time in Spain. Believe it or not, the food here is actually better than most of what you get in Spain.

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vipMarisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service & delicious food!!

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pkbike
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this dining experience! Tuesday night live flamingo music/dancing was amazing. Food was delicious and service was superb! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expertly prepared food, excellent service and a great overall experience.

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vipNNNN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as was the waitstaff. Little bit pricey

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OjanayR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious. From the drinks, appetizers and paella, everything was a treat!

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MarcelaT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Amaya! The food was great. I highly recommend the meat paella!

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vipStacey
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day fun

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RWsurf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion dinner—excellent!

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JennJenn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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VictoriaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

DO NOT GET THE LOBSTER PAELLA!! It was over cooked and they didn’t even give us anything to crack the lobster with.

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MKCKC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SherriM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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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vipAoiS
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
18 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.

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 4.6 stars by 908 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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