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Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea, New York, NY

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

4.5
4.5
1826 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea 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 Paella Bar Chelsea's ambiance denotes feelings of warmth, comfort and hospitality. A neighborhood staple with a small, intimate space comprised primarily of one large communal table with bar and smaller communal tables available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 462-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple choices from Private Dining to a full Restaurant buyout. Give us a call to speak to our Events Team.

  • Private party contact

    Gigi Hoffman: (855) 549-3174

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking on Street only after 6 pm.

  • Public transit

    Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,826 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Spanish

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  1. SC

    StephenC

    New York Area

    190 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    190 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had the restaurant week dinner, which we all enjoyed. The service was terrific. They even sent us complementary after dinner drinks to celebrate my friend's birthday.
  2. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting twist on paella
  3. A

    Arcane

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood for tapas.
  4. CC

    CaroleC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night, great food, short ribs and squash purée 100%
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    still wonderful the second time around.
  6. SK

    SemeeK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! Loved their paella and gambas!! Will visit again!
  7. M

    Mariel

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best staff ever ! The food is the best always. Kudos to the Chef. Sangria is delicious. Thank you
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Father and son dinner. Everything was very good!!
  9. MO

    MicheleO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had made a reservation for outside dining, but it was so hot out, we requested to be moved inside and thankfully they were able to accommodate us.
  10. CR

    CindyR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Waiter seem in such a hurry and the food sucked. I had high hopes and was disappointed. Barely any seafood wasn't good, shrimp was soft.
  11. VC

    VeredC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Tapas were very good and we enjoyed the outdoor patio in the back. Thank goodness they had big fans as it was extremely humid that night. I only wish the paellas we ordered were cooked a little longer. The shrimp and white fish was undercooked and could've used another 5minites. The tapas, though were amazing!
  12. BB

    BradB

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing paella
  13. KB

    KB611

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was extremely Hot outdoors and the Fan above our table was Out of Order. I think the restaurant should be more prepared for Hot weather when dining outdoors. The paella was small in portion although it was supposed to be for 2. The food was tasty and drinks were great.
  14. MB

    MattB

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    If you are a Paella restaurant that’s the thing you want to ensure you get right. Tapas were great, but very little care was taken with the Paella. They clearly went for speed over quality. Super heating the Paella pan and throwing (an inadequate amount of) boiled rice into the super heated pan and not paying attention actually caused the rice to burn and stick to the pan. They threw the shrimp, mussels, and fish on the top of the rice and brought it out to the table. The experience was that you could scrape about a quarter inch of the rice off with the seafood contents, but no one wanted to chisel rice for their plate so our party of five actually left about a third uneaten. Unfortunately, I watched the same scenario play out at the table next to us.
  15. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Perfect date night restaurant pre-Billy Joel concert. Food was great. Service was perfectly executed.
  16. JF

    JenniferF

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week to try a new restaurant. We were looking forward to the paella, but it was just ok. The shrimp were overdone and the clams were not very good. The gambas appetizer and the desserts were good, especially the flan. The sangria was also very good. The service was friendly and attentive. They sat us under a fan which was nice initially, but unfortunately it made the food cold faster.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The air conditioning kept going from feeling great to basically being turned off on a very hot day. We had to ask that it be pumped up again but then it went down again so it was uncomfortable. I also felt the scallops were undercooked with the paella.
  18. JJ

    JimJ

    Milwaukee

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the world. The star of the show is squid ink paella with seafood. It's always consistent and phenomenal. We also tried a few tapas: octopus, braised pork, and eggplant napoleon. Along with red sangria, everything was perfect tonight. If we lived in NYC, the Chelsea Socarrat location would be a weekly stop!
  19. b

    babybunny62

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem. This was my second time at this location and it doesn’t disappoint. We had drinks and 6 different tapas… all excellent quality. Good attention from the service staff
  20. KM

    KevinM

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service excellent. We sat in the back patio area. Only think that was off, which was disturbing, was a rat that was spotted twice running through the outdoor dining area. The servers did not seem to be bothered by it. I would certainly return but I don't think I would sit in the outside patio area again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    On most trips to NYC we try to make time to dine
  22. DF

    DaveF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service is always good, I've been here a couple times, I always bring my friends when they're visiting.
  23. SA

    SharonA

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such fun. We loved our waiter. All the good was excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Anniversary, which the staff failed to recognize. They placed us in an old wooden table nearest the restrooms.
  25. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always impeccable Food & Service. Our server Ricardo was amazing.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fun and delicious food experience!
  27. K

    Kaycee

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I had a reserved high top and was notified the table was ready. When I check in with the hostess I was told there was no table and I could sit at the bar or outside. The Hostess attitude was dismissive and nasty. We could not order the Paella as planned because the very tight bar area would not have accommodated the pan. We did receive excellent tapas and service from the bar tender. Definitely be prepared to offer a tip to the hostess if you want to sit at an inside table.
  28. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious paella and outstanding service! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service are fantastic. Such a great restaurant!!
  30. MM

    MoMo

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender and hostess were so friendly as soon as we walked in and our server was helpful and knowledgeable. The food was great and flavorful. It was a very enjoyable time:
  31. k

    kevinh

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food immediately transports you to Barcelona BUT the wine pours are skimpy nearly to the point of invisibility and thereby destroy value.
  32. M

    Marisol

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Socarrat and I am already coming back again. The food is delicious . The waitresses Alfredo, Andres and Danny were very attentive. My friend liked this restaurant so much that he made a reservation for next this Saturday. It was great to come here :)
  33. CS

    ClaudiaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was not fresh and that is disappointing.
  34. E

    Exploradora

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fabulous Sangria and wonderful staff, perfection!
  35. HJ

    HeatherJ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a get together with friends we hadn’t seen in years and Socarrat was the perfect place- great table, excellent food and service was wonderful!
  36. IH

    IceHouseWinery

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food- very welcoming
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Socarrat! One of our favorite neighborhood spots to take friends and family.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Their paella with lobster was really mediocre, and prices relative to poor quality are ridiculously high. The service was attentive but it took them a long time to prepare one paella dish. The place was empty. My Rioja rosé was recommended by the waiter was the only bright spot. Overall a very disappointing experience. I will definitely not return. There are plenty of excellent Spanish places in Manhattan to enjoy. This is not one of them for sure.
  39. M

    Mariel

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal when we visit the restaurant. The staff is very helpful. Best waiters ever! Please order the red Sangria. (Thank you bartender) The tapas are very tasty and they come right away to the table. We had the Lobster Paella delicious! If you want a tasty meal this is the place to visit.
  40. N

    Nikm

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great, best food and the service was amazing! Will be back ASAP!

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

FAQs

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 462-1000.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea is rated 4.5 stars by 1826 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea

259 W 19th St., New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on Street only after 6 pm.

  • Public transit

    Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 462-1000

  • 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. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer multiple choices from Private Dining to a full Restaurant buyout. Give us a call to speak to our Events Team.

  • Private party contact

    Gigi Hoffman: (855) 549-3174

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