Seats are a hot commodity at this tiny Spanish restaurant. Those patient enough to wait will find deftly executed tapas, like grill-marked endive and leeks with a zesty romesco. But the focus is on the namesake dish. The signature version delivers with aromatic rice and a bounty of delicious morsels—mussels and clams, piquillo peppers, chicken and cuttlefish. Desserts are not the restaurant’s strong suit—ho-hum chocolate cake and crema catalana. Instead, conclude the meal with porcine candy: Iberico ham.
Socarrat Paella Bar
|Venue name:||Socarrat Paella Bar||Contact:|
259 W 19th St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave; 1 to 18th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|