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Jul 28, 2013 05:39 PM

Good Paella? with a roofdeck?


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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  1. 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. 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

        Conversely, Alma in Red Hook has an incredible roof deck, but no paella.

      2. 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's their way of regulating the crowdedness of the space.

        1. 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.