Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:45 pm
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Wed, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
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
I just didn't like the food. Sorry. Paella is made differently around the world. This version didn't appeal to me and I didn't want to eat it. My friend, however, did. So this is just my opinion.
Our experience at Soccarat was very pleasant from the delicious and unique appetizers to the authentic and generously portioned main paella dish to the amazing desserts. I would highly recommend this restaurant when visiting the City!
Wonderful and authentic tapas and paella. The folks who work here are actually from Spain. Super friendly. Great sangria too! Dos vino tinto por favor!
As a vegetarian, I was disappointed with the options. Not much of a sweet paella person and that was the only brunch option. All of the brunch dishes seemed heavy on the meat. I appreciated the kind service. I loved the fried artichokes.
The food was amazing and the wait staff was helpful and very attentive! What a great find! Thank you Yelp. We will definitely be back!
I know this restaurant's differentiation is that its paella is authentic. Its crustiness/dryness is much closer to paella I've had in the UK and in Spain (Seville) than in NY and NJ. This being said, I thought it was actually a bit too dry/burnt, to the point that this quality actually took away from the taste. The chicken pieces in the paella were extremely dry/overcooked, and the seafood was placed on top before serving so that it didn't overcook (but it then lacked the paella flavor). The croquettes were good but small. Paella is usually served in a huge portion; here, it was just enough (portion for2 for 2 people).
The restaurant is beautiful, great ambiance, and the service was nicely attentive without overdoing it.
I would try it again, but if the paella is again so dry/burnt then I might not go back.
Great place and amazing Paella. The long table is a bit tight, but it's good for conversation.
We had an awful experience.
Appetizers were inedible.
When we flagged down the manager his response was “People are eating these at other tables” dismissively.
We cancelled the paella order and left.
Andrew, our server, was very friendly and knowledgeable with wine and food recommendations. Will definitely be coming here again when we’re back in NYC!
Good food..great happy hour. Helpful, friendly wait staff. Very high noise level.
Forgot our order, we waited one hour for overpriced mediocre paella. Didn’t even take it off the bill. Never again. They also jam you into tiny tables with other parties.
Just plain awesome! You can’t go wrong here. Food, service, atmosphere..it was exactly what I needed
Food was good
Very expensive!!! Super tiny portions ( two little piece of squid for $15!!!) omfg
Have always enjoyed the food at this restaurant but sitting in the bar area was always very noisy, crowded and unpleasant. This time we sat in the other room which had a communal table and a couple of individual tables. It was much quieter and much more comfortable. No one was at the communal table and the other table was occupied. I suspect it would have been much louder if the communal table was full. The service was excellent and attentive. It was a perfect end following a performance at the Joyce Theater.
Loved the food and service. The seating was horrible
Hands down best paella in NYC. Great service and home-like atmosphere.
The atmosphere was very nice. Decor was great, we sat at the high table that faced the outside with the windows open so we had beautiful scenery. The service was great, the food was very good. The only negative was that we had the brunch that came with bottomless mimosas for a specific time - only 90 minutes. Our champagne glasses were empty longer than we would've liked & had to keep asking for refills. But other than that we enjoyed ourselves, the service was great & the food - wow.....I went with the chicken paella (hold the sausage) & it was incredible. Came out in a cast iron pot on a wooden pallet with mitten holders. Excellent dish!
Loved it. VERY friendly and accommodating. I have lived in Spain and enjoyed an authentic experience
Came here for my partner's and my six year anniversary. The staff was so kind, making sure that we got the bottle of sparkling wine we had specially requested to share at the table, and consistently checking in with us to make sure that everything exceeded expectations. While the paella is meant to be the star of the meal, I would highly recommend parties of more than one take advantage of the great tapas selection, in particular the fried artichoke and the pan con tomate.
Great food, great service helped make for a great evening out.
This is my favorite place, I feel at home at Chelsea's Socarrat! The food, drinks and especially the staff are extraordinary! The tapas are perfect, so is the paella. The red Sangria is to die for! I just adore all of it!
Everything was nice, the only disappointment was the sitting: all bar height table and chairs
This place is expensive, the food quality is average, and the service was poor. They impose additional discomfort on diners with the "high top" seating, which might be fine for a quick bite, but the kitchen takes quite a long time to produce the paella that seems to be popular here. The community table means that the noise level is high. In the end, however, it is the average food and poor quality wines (both the seafood paella and the gazpacho appetizer were off the mark and two different wines were pretty poor) that was most disappointing.
We LOVE Socarrat. We come in 2-3 times a month (sometimes more)
Best Paella in town, the tapas are amazing, great wine list, cocktails, the service is outstanding and we always feel welcomed and at home. I cant recommend this place enough!
We had an amazing meal and overall experience here! Loved it!
Food was not nearly as good as on prior to visits. We had to wait a long time for our paella which came out as nearly all rice.
Made a reservation last week which was restaurant week. Food was declicious, my wife and I had cod croquettes and dates wrapped in bacon as appetizers, for the main course we had the paella of the day. It was outstanding. Walking distance from the High Line, which is a must see for any tourist. The service was very good as well. Quiet place during the day, don't know about the night though.
The attention to detail has gone slightly downhill, or maybe it was just because it was restaurant week.
This is my first open table review. Save your money and time. You will probably have a better dining experience anywhere else.
Went because we were craving paella and we were NOT disappointed. The sangria, tapas and paella were all excellent and the service was great. Nice atmosphere, we actually felt like we were back in Barcelona. Definitely going back the next time we’re having a paella craving!
Authentic and delicious paellas and tapas. Perfect to share with friends - makes for a really social meal. Special place with wonderful and friendly staff. The crunchy bottom of the paellas and hence the restaurant name is worth coming here for - nothing like it...
The vibe was nice but they need to bring the beef pinchos back. Best thing that was on the menu.
It was good for restaurant week but I don’t know if I would go back otherwise
I’ve been here several times and it’s consistently good food and service.