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Paella restaurant with a roof deck?

Chinatownlady Jul 26, 2013 07:22 PM


My boyfriend's birthday is next week and I'm looking for a NYC restaurant (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) to take him that serves amazing paella and ideally has a roof deck to sit out on... Anyone have any suggestions for places to check out?

Thank you!

  1. r
    RCC Jul 29, 2013 10:41 AM

    Not a roof deck, but I believe that Socarrat Paella bar in midtown east (along 2nd Avenue) has a terrace with dining tables on their 2nd floor that overlook 2nd Avenue.

    I've had the paella there on a couple of occasions and had a more than decent Socarrat and Paella Carne. I wasn't as thrilled about their tapas dishes, though.

    1. b
      Bkeats Jul 29, 2013 06:33 AM

      If answer to your question was a venn diagram, the two tiny circles would not cross.

      1. k
        kathryn Jul 28, 2013 08:53 AM

        For Brooklyn and Queens, you need to post on the Outer Boroughs board.

        There are very few rooftop restaurants in Manhattan to begin with, let alone ones with amazing food. And a specialty Spanish item like paella.

        For paella, look at Socarrat and Tertulia. I think Salinas might have it too.

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        1. re: kathryn
          erica Jul 28, 2013 09:12 AM

          It is hard enough to find good paella in Manhattan, or the other boroughs, let alone finding good paella to savor on a roof deck!

          I'd be interested in hearing which restaurants even serve a decent paella! I do like Tertulia so if Kathryn or others recommend, will try that dish there on my next visit..

          1. re: erica
            rottyguy Jul 28, 2013 10:31 AM

            La Nacional on 14th makes a good paella

            1. re: erica
              kathryn Jul 29, 2013 08:20 AM

              I really like the paella there, and a lot of their other dishes. There's usually a daily special of a deviled egg (last time it was smoked yolks with shishito pepper, previously I think it was salmon and creme fraiche). Also currently love the snap pea salad with radishes and ricotta, the whole smoked baby chicken with summer squashes, and the short ribs with miso, tomato, and anchovy. Their 40 day aged prime rib is also spectacular. And they were also doing an amazing cobia, scallop, tomato, squash, and shrimp skewer this past weekend, with two housemade sauces.

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