Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Socarrat Paella Bar

259 W. 19th St. (Eighth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-462-1000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Snug Chelsea eatery that serves up some of the best paella this side of Spain.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

* Click here for rating key

  • 3.5 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
3.5 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Socarrat Paella Bar, New York, NY

Socarrat Paella Bar Restaurant Review

: In Spanish, the much-sought-after crusty layer that forms on the bottom of the paella dish is called "socarrat." At this narrow eatery, the setting is reminiscent of dining at an old friend’s country home---a large communal table separates one wall of white cabinetry from the opposite brick wall and bar. Boasting bold flavors from all over Spain, the menu features six paella varieties such as a squid ink version, a fideua (noodles) option, as well as our recommendation: the traditional Valencia brimming with yellow rice, heaps of chicken and soft cuttlefish, briny mussels, clams and shrimp in their shells, and tender scallops. Since the paella takes about 25 minutes to prepare, choose a few tapas while waiting. The plato de embutidos (slices of spicy chorizo, salchicon and fuet sausages), the vegetales asados (roasted leeks, scallion and endive with a creamy peppery dip), or the brandado de bacalao (a dish of mashed potato with cod and olive oil) are all savory nibbles. For dessert, the crema catalana, an orange-inflected crème brûlée, ends your visit with just the right satisfying bites to ensure that you’ll be back.

User Ratings & Reviews for Socarrat Paella Bar
 
New York City Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the New York for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in New York here!

Discover the best restaurants in New York for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.