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484 reviews
|Bars|New York, NY 10022 United States

242 E 50th St #A, New York, NY 10022 United States

(212) 888-8660

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Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe is touted as Midtown's best restaurant. Serving pizzas and panini along with a raw bar offering tuna, oysters, shrimp and clams, Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe also has an extensive wine list of 80 international varieties. The wine is carefully looked after and kept in containers with wine sealers. There are 25 types of beer too. The venue has a classic feel to it with red walls and chic furnishings. The minimalistic decor also adds to the elegant appeal.

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s s. review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
s s. on Citysearch

7 years ago

07/09/2016, 03:39 AM
Rude waiters overpriced ok food the worst is they add 20% tip without telling it even if you dine alone!! what a scam!
First L. review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
First L. on Insider Pages

11 years ago

12/08/2011, 01:45 AM
Love This Place! Love This Place! Very like me food, service, atmosphere, value and in general all !!!!!
Italian Lover review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
Italian Lover on Citysearch

12 years ago

09/24/2010, 03:37 AM
First and Last Time! – When I checked my bill I noticed that the bottle of Cabernet we ordered which tasted like cigar smoke was $20 more than the price on the menu. When I pointed this out to our waiter who was rude from the very start, he became defensive and did not apologize for his obvious wrongdoing. The menu is very limited so there's not much choice other than the heavy crusted pizza with a burned bottom. Hardly one of the the "top 5 pizzas in New York" they claim to have. The place looks nice but is so small I had to get up from my chair every time someone needed to get by and so close to the next table we couldn't hear our own conversation.
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yvickery review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
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13 years ago

05/24/2010, 01:09 AM
Sofia Wine Bar comment – Will definitely go back!
JackE review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
JackE on Citysearch

13 years ago

03/11/2010, 00:08 AM
Best Midtown Spot – Last night was the third time my girlfriend and I have visited this rustic neighborhood wine bar and as usual it didn't let us down. The atmosphere is quaint (perfect for dates), the food fresh, and the waiters are knowledgable & friendly. They let us try a few samples of wine each even though we weren't ordering a bottle! The meatball pizza is by far the best item we've had so far. Thank god there is a slice of the village in midtown.
s p. review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
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13 years ago

03/10/2010, 02:13 AM
Nice wine, shame about the service The servers here are up their own arses. We were treated like second class citizens. We had to press people to take our order, bring us drinks, clear our plates... No one asked us if we wanted more food/more drinks/dessert. The worst part of the whole thing was that no one who worked there seemed to give a crap that we were having a bad experience. As someone who works in maximizing customer experience I will never go back here and I would actually actively encourage people NOT to go here.
Lewis101 review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
Lewis101 on Citysearch

13 years ago

01/28/2010, 02:17 AM
Fabulous Pizza and Wine – Great wine bar! I have been here about three or four times and have loved it every time. I have had the pizza with prosciutto, Mac & Cheese with prosciutto and the chocolate cake dessert. All of these dishes are great and come out of the kitchen in a timely manner. This restaurant was my introduction to prosciutto and I have loved it ever since. The space of the restaurant is exposed brick and has a very warm environment, a perfect environment for a relaxed conversation or date. The music selection that the house plays is perfect and quite varied and definitely suites the environment. I've heard everything from Andy Williams to Radiohead there and it has always worked well in the space. Now on to the wine! Sofia has a very large selection of wine that should suit most any palette. The wine list is always getting updated with new and interesting wines and the staff will offer you a sample of some of the new ones. The best part of this wine selection is that it comes with an excellent staff that is very quickly able to dial in to what taste preferences you have in wine and suggest other great wines to try. I am not a wine expert by any means but they have always been able to find me something I like and that is the most important part of a wine bar and that is why this is one of my favorite wine bars. If you like wine and are in NYC you will not be disappointed by Sofia wine bar.
boyacasha review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
boyacasha on Citysearch

13 years ago

01/27/2010, 01:32 AM
Love the Wine Here! – OK. So I am italian. And I love Italian fare. And I dont think there are many places in NYC that do it right. This place does it like my dad does it. You heard it here first. Best Italian Restaurant trhat I know of in NYC.
9111111 review for Sofia Wine Bar & Cafe
9111111 on Citysearch

13 years ago

01/26/2010, 02:30 AM
OMG...GREAT FIND – Vinegary...this review is so extreme and FALSE. I experienced the complete opposite during a week night and savor the free wine tastings that the bartender and friendly staff offered me. Also, please keep in mind that I am a world traveler and visited top wineries that offer customers value, and home cooked comfort food just like Sofia Wine Bar.
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