Socarrat Paella Bar - Chelsea
It is a regular spot for us. We love everything about Socarrat. Highly recommend it especially the paella.
VERY NICE PEOPLE. EXCELLENT SERVICE. FOOD OK, NOT GREAT.
Socarrat is one of my favorite places for paella, but lunch seems to be challenging for the kitchen. This is the second time we've gone for lunch instead of dinner, and like th previous experience, the paella was tasty but lacking the distinctive socarrat that they are known for. Very disappointing.
Food was good but portions on the small size. We had the serrano ham to start but they give only 2 small slices of tomatoe bread with it which isnt really sufficient for the amount of ham. The serrano ham was good though. After, We had the lobster paella for 2 and it was tasty and flavorful but again portions were small. It was pricey for the amount of food . Left feeling half full.
Fantastic service from reception to waiters. The paella is always unique and delicious.
We were initially seated at a high top next to 3 shrieking women (you know the type). The maitre’d totally got it and moved us to a great table.
Delicious paella, good atmosphere and excellent service.
Food was good but we felt rushed to eat and be dispatched
Delicious food and excellent service! Highly recommend!
If you're looking for a quiet, intimate place to have a deep conversation, Socarrat Paella Bar might not be the best choice but if outstanding tapas and outrageously delicious paella is what you crave...this is the place for you! The wine selection is spectacular and the service was highly attentive without being bothersome...enjoy!
great food and drinks but its a bit to expensive for what it is.
We live in the neighborhood and Socarrat is certainly the best restaurant near us. We've eaten here many times, always enjoying the different paellas, the relaxed atmosphere, the wine recommendations, friendly staff, etc. And it's fun to share a paella with others.
Average Spanish food
Everything about this restaurant is fantastic!
It’s always a great choice. The lobster paella was amazing :)
Loved my experience. Great food!
The seafood paella was ok, nothing actually special and a bit salty. The churros we ordered for dessert was rather disappointing:(
But the place itself is nice, the service is friendly. If one doesn't have high expectations regarding food, then it might be an option.
The food was not good. Nothing was fresh. The shrimp were burned!
We had Birthday dinner with my friend. Everything was very good!
Small and charming restaurant with a good ambiance.
The tables I sat at were high tops and it would have been preferable to be at a regular table for the kind of dinner I was having. (large Paella plate)
We sat in the back so its three high tops across, we sat in the middle hightop which made for a cramped space.
Dinner for two came to $155 with tip
Food was good, Sangria glasses could be bigger....3 gulps and with the ice were done.
Always the best
Loved it. They had to seat us a bit late, but they took very good care of us for the remainder of the dinner and it ended up being a very special experience.
The service was great, and the food was spot on. The shrimp in garlic and oil was a big hit.
Paella was delicious! Staff very friendly. Highly recommend
Overall, I was very happy with my experience. The tabling area in the back was warm and nicely lit, perfect for an intimate experience for two. The noise was high enough to feel busy but shy of actually being too loud to hear one another. Our waiters were courteous, and the food came out very quickly. We ordered four different tapas, and while the portion sizes were on the smaller side for two, they were surprisingly filling. It goes without saying that taste was great. Would absolutely recommend and return to try other dishes.
The ambience was moody and quite nice. Great Spanish wine list and 3 delicious sangrias. The choices in tapas were excellent and they had interesting specials. Our tapas lacked outstanding flavor, except the squid - delicious, but saltier than it needed to be. I would try it again.
Great food and ambiance. Service was rushed and we were told we had to leave as another party was waiting and there was no one waiting. For a better value go to salsa one nine.
Good paella and tapas. Fun evening out.
the restaurant was empty and they chose to sit us at a table where there was a food pass through to the kitchen literally right behind my back. Again the restaurant was empty and the sat us at the worst seat in the space. Not a good first impression. They did reseat us, but at that point I was to disgruntled to enjoy my meal.
Service was great. It takes 35 minutes for paella to be made
Understand that Socarrat paella is not like traditional, Spanish fluffy paella. It’s cooked down rice stuck to the pan.
Such a charming beautiful place. I loved our tapas and am still craving more Paella!
My friend and I visited there. Food and service was so nice.
The food was well prepared but we felt that the portions were a little on the small size. The wait staff could not have been more attentive and even gave us a complimentary dessert because of our wait time. All in all, it was a fun evening at Socarrat.
The food was spectacular in a chic environment; I really enjoyed the ambiance. They also offered clear GF items which was welcome.
Excellent food and Ambience!
Great experience, went for a date with my girlfriend. Food was quality and quick and the sangria was spot on! Food portions were perfect and paella was delicious! Will be back
Always love this place! Every time we go, we have a great time. Great paella, sangria, and tapas.
Best Paella ever! The tempranillo wine was so delicious. Outstanding service. The appetizers were a but too small but very taste. If tiu are traveling to Manhattan this is a must visit.
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.