Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East

4.5
1032 reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East is now accepting reservations for both indoor and 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. To book a table online for indoor dining, please select "standard 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.

Our Midtown location, the most recent addition to the Socarrat family, displays a lively atmosphere that is perfect for small and big groups alike. Book your next party in our private dining room!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser 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 1032 People Are Saying
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wm68
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Restaurant week lunch was a bargain. Wonderful sizzling shrimp and grilled mushroom appetizers, great Paella Socarrat, and very good desserts. Excellent, friendly service as well. Wish they'd open one on the Upper West Side.

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vipmyopinion
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious Paella, our reason for choosing this restaurant.

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Mayu
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for lunch in the restaurant week for the first time and the food was amazing!
The portion of the food is very good and it has amazing taste! Their paella is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food and service. The drinks and paella was great. They should make clearer that they are not honoring restaurant week on saturdays.

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ajho
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great choice for Restaurant Week! Portions are just right for someone with a normal-sized appetite.

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vipKathy2go
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the staffs are pleasant & professional. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipEric
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

The drinks were great, the 4 dishes we ordered were all subpar. Minimal flavor. We have had much better Spanish dishes. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Spanish restaurant who took careful considerations of food allergies. Definitely will be retuning!

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vipeastsoutalot
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Brunch was delicious and complete. It was reasonably priced

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KennyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

paella was delicious, albeit slightly more charred than preferrable. excellent flan and churro. The Tapas are outstanding. There was a dance party going on though, was a bit distracting.

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DillonD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was good but not amazing (and kind of on the pricey side). Don't come here if you have a shellfish allergy ;) I would say 75% of the items on the menu are shellfish-based (or cooked alongside shellfish).

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely fabulous tapas—would return for sure!!

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Lorenzo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable, great service, many tapas choices including specials not on the menu. Would be nice if paella was available as single serving

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DavidM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is just awesome!! We've been in many Spanish restaurants and this place was great!

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NYCDiner2014
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Authentic Spanish tapa place, a bit pricey though, but good food nevertheless

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LateBloomer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice lunch with a dear friend.
The service and our server Juan A. were excellent.
The food was delicious but could have been hotter.

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vipBlooming2
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Angie and all were awesome. The food was varied and delicious. A great dining experience at a very well managed restaurant.

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LauraZ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent black paella and Spanish wine!!!Good service!

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Hank
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good service and paella Vallenciana, although the chicken in it was a little dry. Very crowded but not overly noisy.

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cARINEA
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Good and service were good .. I would prefer seating in the first floor .. Fid not like being in the second floor and towards the back !!!

Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Carinea, We appreciate the time you took to provide your feedback. We’re very glad to hear that our food and service met expectations. We wish we could've provided you with better seating options while you were dining. Please reach out at info@socarratnyc.c o m to provide further information regarding why we were unable to seat you in your preferred area. This will help us ensure that your return visit doesn’t allow for the same scenario, assuming we have the space to accommodate you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great, service was good, clean establishment. The server did however forget to bring us a dish we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great. Fun, friendly atmosphere

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got there before 6 for happy hour and half price tapas - an excellent value!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place with awesome atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebration of my Spanish nationality 🇪🇸

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christine
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful tapas and great service. We also didn’t get chased away from our table when our reservation time was over.

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TONYM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Si te gusta la paella … no la pidas … un auténtico desastre… no tengo calificativos suficientes para explicar semejante plato que pretenden llamar paella de marisco.
Por otro lado, patatas bravas correctas … y pulpo a la gallega … por favor , cambien el nombre por pulpo a la brasa o horno .. pero no es a la gallega… el pulpo a la gallega es hervido.

Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hello Tony, We appreciate you taking time to provide your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you had a subpar dining experience. Our main goal is to provide an outstanding experience each time, and in this instance we didn’t deliver. We’re constantly seeking ways to improve, so if you have any other feedback you’d like to share, feel free to let us know at info@socarratnyc.c o m. We’d love to have another chance at your business, as we’re consistently known as a provider of 5-star service.

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Francine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food is just ok not extraordinary, service is good, their drink besides a little be pricy are full of ice not worth the money

Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East
Responded on January 4, 2022

Hello Francine, We appreciate your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you were pleased with the service, however, we wish we could've provided a better food and drink experience for you. We consistently strive to provide a 5-star experience through both our service and our food offering, so we're eager to hear specifics about what underwhelmed you. Please reach out to info@socarratnyc.c o m and we'll be more than happy to discuss these details further.

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vipDHS1
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service. The owner, Lolo, was fantastic. Can’t wait to return!

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vipfoodie2301
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food is very good and they have a good bar menu. And I I was downstairs which is a little loud at times. But this is a great restaurant

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OliviaD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a friend and we only ordered a few of the tapas which were absolutely amazing. Will definitely be going back to try the paella! We had no problem making a reservation but I'm happy we did because the restaurant was full by 7pm

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EvelynJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Tapas! loved the octopus and shrimp! The beet salad was terrific! like this Paella restaurant choices better than Chelsea.

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chefem
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very charming place. Only one problem: some of the food came out much later than the other, but overall very good food and service.

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Cablegirlll
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The paella and service were spectacular! Special shout out to the octopus starter

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Thanksgiving Meal! Turkey Paella was delicious

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vipTom92807
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our last and best New York meal before heading back to Denver. The space was warm and inviting, the service was exceptional, and the paella was as good as it is in Barcelona. A special thank you to our server Patricia who made us feel so welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is very good. And the wine and tapas are awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Do your self a favor and enjoy a delicious meal here. We loved the thanksgiving pre-fixe and can’t recommend it highly enough!

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JohnT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The upstairs dining was wonderful and the tapas was yummy. Kurt behaved well - what more could a dad want. The Alberino was deliciously dry. Service was flawless.

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Socarrat Paella Bar - Midtown East is rated 4.5 stars by 1032 OpenTable diners.

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