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Good Paella? with a roofdeck?

Chinatownlady Jul 28, 2013 05:39 PM


My boyfriend's birthday is this 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!

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    sushiman Jul 29, 2013 07:17 AM

    No such place, except for my house. ;-)

    But you can get close at Socarrat on Second Ave. I think that they have outdoor seating on the second floor.

    The tapas there are suprisingly good too.

    1. Sluggo1407 Aug 2, 2013 07:02 AM

      La Nacional Tapas Bar, 239 West 14th Street (between 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.) is rumored to have great paella, but it doesn't have the rooftop thing going on.

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      1. re: Sluggo1407
        chompchomp Aug 2, 2013 01:06 PM

        Conversely, Alma in Red Hook has an incredible roof deck, but no paella. http://almarestaurant.com/

      2. waxyjax Aug 2, 2013 04:56 PM

        maybe do Socarrat Chelsea and then drinks at the Gallow Green rooftop bar after? beautiful space - you need to buy tickets to access the roof, but the cost of them is applied to whatever you order....it's their way of regulating the crowdedness of the space.

        1. jcmods Sep 6, 2013 01:59 PM

          There's a place in Astoria called La Rioja (been a while). It was kind of a store restaurant, but morphed into more of a restaurant. Worth checking into.


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