Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea
Great way to spend my birthday evening. Amazing food, awesome service, not too hard to find parking.
The appetizers and paellas were very good, and the service was outstanding. The ambience was very nice. I thought the price of a pitcher of the very weak sangria at $48 was quite overpriced. I would recommend Socarrat to others.
The environment is nice, we went there on a Sunday. We order a paella with shrimp and scallops, the rice were a bit salty. I also ordered a rośe sangria, which was pretty nice with a sweet sstrawberry taste.
Fantastic food, best paella ever. We’ll be back!
I liked the atmosphere and the service was great. I suspect my issue with the food was limited the special I ordered, so I will likely try it again and update my review if appropriate.
I ordered the duck paella special. It was served as a paella dish with pieces of duck breast laying on top of the rice. It was clear that the duck was placed on the paella after the paella was cooked -- I guess you have to do that to avoid overcooking the duck.
The duck was rare for my taste, very tough and I didn't feel like there was enough to justify the price of $38/serving. The paella was just warm (not hot) and even the pan was just warm to the touch, so it was clearly made in advance. The taste was fine, but I felt like I didn't get a good value.
Food was soooo good! I love the mussels appetizer! (sorry couldn’t remember the name)
The service was 👍👍👍👍👍
Definitely will go visit again!
The rice was so burnt! The seafood was fresh however the rice was too burnt that we couldn't taste the crispy part.
Good food but very tight seating, next to other diners. Uncomfortable seats
Food was good, not great. Fair value for the price. Service was very good.
best place for paella in the city, good wine list, great attentive service... Not a big fan of sharing tables, but I respect the decor
The food was very good. It gets pricey quickly if you are having appetizers and paella. I would definitely recommend. I'm not a fan of shared tables but we sat with a very nice group.
Bit pricey but worth it
It's just really noisy. So noisy that it's hard to have any valuable conversation.
Incredible Datiles and Paella. Flan was light and delicious. Can't wait to go back.
Great food, great atmosphere, great "socarrat" on the two paellas we got. My only issue is the waiter recommending an expensive appetizer we didn't need. After we finished ordering, he said "2 appetizers is very little for 4 people - you should get one of the specials". We followed his advice and ended up unable to finish either paella at the end. This is a testament to their healthy portion sizes, but since paellas have a crispy bottom, they are not nearly as good when reheated, which the waiter should've known. The waitstaff's goal should be to give diners a great experience, not sell them things they don't need. Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
I really enjoyed the lamb chops paella, which was the special of the night. Dessert was a tad small but very delicious.
Our waiter was good, and explained everything to us. We decided to try a new restaurant since it's restaurant week. Food was good and filling.
Incredible food and great service. I went there for my birthday and my boyfriend and I were treated like royalty. Will totally return there and recommend it to anyone looking for excellent paella and tapas.
Its a very small restaurant and the seating is akward (you share a table with strangers!) - but food is amazing
Great place and great food.
We went on a Saturday evening at 6pm, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that they have a happy hour on all tapas dishes and drinks.
I don’t live in New York so I personally wouldn’t come back. to this restaurant but I would recommend it. The food was good. I didn’t expect to be sitting at a high top table. I’m short and that’s not too comfortable for me. I prefer sitting at a table with just the people in my party and here you shared your table. The appetizers were quite delicious. We ordered the seafood paella for our main dish for 3. Plenty of food. Quite expensive though. Delicious drinks and yummy dessert.
BEST meat paella on the planet! Really great tapas; chorizo, fried calamari, pork belly (was a special) fried artichokes, garlic shrimp. All delish. Excellent white sangria. Friendly staff. Kinda noisy. Hi-top seating only and stools are a little uncomfortable. But worth a trip from ANYWHERE for the carne paella.
This is a neighborhood favorite! It should be yours too. Food is consistently very good and outstanding service.
Real Spanish Experience: food + environment
Hands down, the best paella in NYC, maybe the States. Always have the squid ink paella and it’s fabulous. The staff is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend
Everything was very good. We did end up showing up 10 minutes late and the hostess told us that she was about to give away our table, that wasn’t very nice. The waiter was excellent and the food was very good, the Paella was not as great as I will would’ve expected
The food was wonderful, the service terrific, and the overall experience great. So happy we chose this restaurant!
I have been going to this restaurant for long time, the service is inconsistent, and lately the food as well. I always order the same Meat Paella, and last time it was made differently, without some of the normal ingredients.
Wonderful staff and ambience. Food was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go again
The staff makes the restaurant shine! We loved speaking with the bartender and Alfredo on favorite dishes, soccer, and NYE plans. We will certainly be back.
A friend and I just came back from Barcelona and wanted to relive our sangria and paella meals. The food was exceptional (Socarrat paella), but the staff asked us so many times about ordering, it made us feel rushed out. The place was full, so I understand, but it took away from our dinner!
Excellent food, the tapas are amazing. Especially the octopus!
Very expensive thou.
Was craving paellas after watching a cooking show and this place did not disappoint! the Tapas were just as good as their paellas. When the paellas came out, it was a mix of crunchy and soft and the seasoning was on point. Also all of their desserts were homemade. Literally everything was really good, would recommend and come back again!
The food was delicious and the service outstanding. I will be back!
Food was good but service was poor. They asked us to move to the bar exactly 2 hours after our reservation time even though there were empty tables of our size everywhere and we were clearly still finishing our drinks.
we went a happy hour. wow. all the tapas were half price. inexpensive and very good. i didn't love the chicken skewers but the eggplant napoleon was fabulous; shrimp very good; wines were happy hour prices. friendly bar staff and patrons.
Have never tried the Carne Paella so not sure how it was supposed to taste. I know the rice is meant to be crispy, but I believe this was burnt.
Delicious paella, very good service and atmosphere!!
A little pricey though.
Delicious food and kind service. Had chorizo, smoked salmon, seafood paella. Highly recommend.
It was ok but I expected more based on the reviews. But the service was pretty good