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Socarrat Paella Bar

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259 W 19th St, New York City, NY 10011-4019 (Between 7th & 8th Ave)
+1 212-462-1000
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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San Francisco
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Chelsea outpost of the Socarrat restaurant group was bustling with a mostly young crowd on the Thursday evening we visited for dinner in a party of four to celebrate a birthday. The narrow and deep space with brick-lined walls has the feel of a cellar, warmed by the crowd, and a welcome respite from a rainy and blustery night.... More 

Thank Kai-Ala
Toronto, Canada
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The server was friendly but wasn't too familiar with the menu. We still got great food. My only concern was that we were there for a business meeting but didn't realize that it was communal seating at a long table. In all fairness it was probably an oversight on our part, rather than a restaurant deficiency. But everyone was happy... More 

Thank feedthetraveller
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost never went back after the last visit to this restaurant, but so glad I did. The staff tonight were a pleasure and the wine recommendation was spot on. Tempranillo was delicious and complimented the meal perfectly. The tapas selection we ordered to start with was a little hit and miss. The fried artichoke dish was wonderful, however the octopus... More 

Thank daturaz
London, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The starters were much better than the paella, which was very overcooked and dried out and burnt at the bottom. The seafood was chewy as it was very overcooked. The starters, however, were quite good--which is why I gave 3 stars instead of just 1 or 2. The best starters were the grilled squid and the tortilla as well as... More 

Thank Suzanne M
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 2, 2017

My friends were visiting from Japan so I took them to my favorite restaurant, Socarrat. We had octopus, sausage, salad for appetizer, and the ink squid paella and meat paella. They all loved it. My favorite is the ink squid paella and there's no other place that makes it as well as Socarrat. Hats off to the chef. Please keep... More 

Thank Melenie K
Harlem, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delightful meal, wonderful flavours and beautifully presented. My partner and I had Theater plans at 8pm and Dinner plans at 640pm at Soccarat in Chelsea. We had the Pulpo a la Gallegos and Boquerones en Vinagre as appetizers. Both nicely seasoned, medium sized portions. Main course was the Arroz Negro which brought back memories when we were in Malaga,Spain.... More 

Thank Clem S
Brooklyn, New York
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228 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

While there are dozens of restaurants near the Joyce Theatre, this is a stand out. Great tapas - lots of small plate choices which is perfect for pre-theatre dinner. Lovely atmosphere and nice service. Not loud or boisterous. A great choice among many offerings. Will definitely return for the paella.

Thank GMBG
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The seafood paella was amazing and any of the apps are really good. If you are on an intimate evening or with family, forget it. Too tight and very loud. Service is good.

Thank Jonathan B
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We went here for a new years eve meal and ordered off their special menu. We had a choice of starters and then shared a paella with a choice of desserts. The starters were very tasty. The paella was one of the best I have ever tasted and was as authentic as you could get. The staff were very friendly... More 

Thank redswiss
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was hella expensive for such small portions. Mediocre. I would have enjoyed it much better had there been more portions and had more flavor in them. Sangria was nice and strong though. Service waitress seems like she's had a long day and was cranky to get out.

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 W 19th St, New York City, NY 10011-4019
    (Between 7th & 8th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Close to A, C, E, L and the 1 train.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-462-1000
With three locations in Manhattan, our menu features paellas, tapas, and vino from all regions of Spain. The Midtown East location, has full bar and plenty of room for private events- come celebrate your party here!! Join us for a Spanish brunch, a delicious dinner, or a glass of wine at the bar. All our locations are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and we welcome reservations and walk-ins. We also offer catering and are available to customize a menu for your own special event.

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