Sofia Italian Grill
Sofia Italian Grill

Sofia Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sofiany.com/
  • Phone: (212) 262-6200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am to 3:30pm
    Dinner 3:30pm to 11:00pm

    Saturday 4:00pm to 11:00pm
    ** Weekend hours during the holiday season starting October are 11:00am to 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: John Dilemme
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Steakhouse and Italian food
  • Special Events: please visit our website at www.sofiany.com for information about our private rooms or call ToniAnn Albanese at 917-709-7501

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rockefeller Plaza & 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: D F M N B V
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Customers receive discounted parking when dining at forty2West at the garage located across the street. Redeem coupon at front desk, 6 hours for $20.00.
    Great for shows and dinner!
A word from Sofia Italian Grill
Whether it is a business lunch, a pre-theater supper, a celebratory dinner or a private party, Sofia Italian Grill can accommodate your needs. We can help turn ordinary occasions into extraordinary meals, and special occasions into affairs to remember.

Our large bar has it's own menu with plenty of room eat while having cocktails and socializing. A great place to meet before dinner or just catch up after work with friends.

Our private rooms can accomodate small groups of 10 to largers groups of 80 for a seated dinner to groups as large as 150 for a cocktail style event. Private rooms and private bar are located on the mezzanine level of the restaurant with a balcony overlooking the main floor.
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Sofia Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)romantic (6)special occasion (6)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Anniversary dinner
    Kathy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and the restaurant exceeded our expectations. The manager was gracious and welcoming, making a point to wish us well, and giving us a private table. Our waiter, Yousuf, was excellent and took great personal care of us. Food was tasty and paced perfectly. We could not have asked for a more lovely dinner, welcoming hosts, or warm environment. By the time we left, we were saying goodbye to family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great location, great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We booked our reservation at that last minute and couldn't get into many restaurants. So happy that we ended up at Sofia's. We brought our kids who are adventurous eaters but didn't need to be here. Menu has traditional italian cuisine, unique specials and delicious meals. This was a fun, classic NYC atmosphere, and we enjoyed everything! Great location too. Just a short walk to shopping on 5th avenue or over to Times Square. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofia Italian Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I ordered the grilled Italian Sea Bass. It was excellent. Service was good. Everyone was friendly. Only negative, was that the tables were crowded together, so space was a bit tight. But overall it was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My sister and I were in NYC for the day and wanted something other than pub food to eat. We found Sofia's via Open Table and it was a pleasant surprise! Very nice atmosphere (lots of b-day celebrations while we were there), good service and excellent food! We had an amazing salad and both pasta dishes were fabulous (and we grew up with an Italian grandmother or made homemade everything- not a low bar)!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We picked Sofia from good on-line reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. We were probably there too long. Staff was more than happy to make our evening very special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food with great service
    SJG57
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We dined at Sophia Grill for my husbands birthday with myself and our 3 young adult sons. The service and friendliness was wonderful from the owner/manager? who welcomed us, the bartender and the wait staff. The food was absolutely delicious and we ordered a variety of appetizers, dishes, sides and desserts from the menu and everything was really good. For my husbands birthday they brought his dessert on a plate with his name and Happy Birthday in chocolate sauce. I would definitely go back there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun night out
    JOEY
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    just went out on a Saturday night SIX of us .SOFIA was perfect great food & one of the best martini every lovely service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The staff is nice and helpful. However, there are Many other Italian restaurants in NYC to try and be Happy with. The food was just Okay. Nothing special. My order came out cold.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The meal was outstanding as was the service from the moment we arrived.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NicajVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful with great ambience and service. I could not eat all my dinner given the size of the portions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Groupon Great
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were visiting town for the weekend and looked for a Groupon. This place sounded good and so we gave it a try. The food was very good. I had a pork chop and my lady had the filet minion and we were both very pleased with the quality.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1347 reviews are from the Sofia Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • Great Food in the heart of NYC
    Winterlicious14
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I really enjoyed the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant. The filet mignon which our server recommended was amazing. I had it with mashed potatoes which had a nice texture and taste. My husband had the pork chop and it was also very good. The panna cotta was delicious and its presentation was a sight to see. I would definitely come back to this restaurant if ever in NYC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are better choices in area
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Most wines on the wine list were out of stock. The waiter ended up bringing the three red wines they had to the table. We chose the one we were familiar with, which retails for $30; Sofia charged us $190. Food was OK, nothing exceptional. Will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inacio
    Inacio
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Wine list is poor, there is no children's Menu, no gelato on the desert list. For a Italian restaurant the impression was not so good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gr84theatre
    gr84theatre
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Easy to get to after a matinee. Nice menu and atmosphere...friendly staff and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The owner should be ashamed to operate this establishment. Its a disgrace. I will celebrate the day it shuts down.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find near Times Square
    Kief1213
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful Italian place within walking distance of our Times Square hotel. Just what we needed after a day of touring the city. Our entire group loved atmosphere and the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let the servers serve..
    Rick
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went there on a Groupon on a Saturday night, early evening. Was very nice when walked in, was not too busy but had to look for someone to seat us (ended up a waiter started to seat us than the Mater die showed up). The Menu was great filled with great choices & good wine. The only problem seemed to be that we got the impression the waiter was being pushed to get us out of there in a hurry. I understand if you are busy " the moving tables thing" but it was not busy and yet it was like the waiter was back every 2 seconds. I believe that was forced from management once we stood our ground about taking our time the waiter did let us dine at a good pace. Food, wine, ambiance & waiter where terrific once we had a chance to relax.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reasonable restaurant
    Mike
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The service was good and attentive. We dined prior to a show at an early hour. The veal was fairly mild and nothing exceptional. I would not go out of my way to recommend Sophia's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We had a great time at Sophia's - service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CatD
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Sat by the open windows to the street, so it was a beautiful breeze, but people walk by and talk next to you and smoke etc. All in all it was good
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little pricey now
    NYCjunkies
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went to the old Sofia's location several times and loved it. New location is nice too, but prices have jumped quite a bit. Food and service still good, but price may keep us away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    fandoxVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at Sofia Italian Grill. The place is good for a Groupon but I wouldn't dine here again. If they expanded the menu selections on the Groupon, I would attend again but I wouldn't dine here again without one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice for Theatergoers
    TomS
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Nice Italian restaurant in the theater district with a comprehensive menu. Good tasting Italian food, well prepared and served.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    Ninat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I visited Sofia's for my best friend birthday and we both left impressed, stuffed and still savoring the red wine. The host was professional, the waiters were ready to assist (no matter whose table it was) and the other guests were all pleasant. I would recommend Sofia's to anyone with class who wants fine dining with (not cheap, but worth it.)
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining experience
    Nikname
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Sofia's was recommended for my visit to NYC. I wonder if this is the same as recommended as I was told prices were very inexpensive. While not outrageous prices. More than I expected. With that said, the price was in accordance with the exceptional and attentive service, location, ambiance and quality of food. Depending on item, about $20-$35 a plate (with add on salad). Would I go again? Yes.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Service!
    mmmfoood
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My friend and I had wanted some good Italian food while she was in town and thought grabbing a bite before our Broadway show would be perfect. This was just a half mile walk to the theater and we arrived very early in the evening (around 5:30) so it was still very quiet. The service was spectacular forever. The wait staff were very attentive and gave solid recommendations when asked. The food was wonderful, came out right away, with tremendous flavor. Would definitely take friends/family back here, although perhaps at a busier hour to see what its like. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Groupon Experience!
    foodiebaby
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Absolutely delicious food and great service. Don't know if I'd be willing to pay full prices for everything, but my Groupon was a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I eat there every time I am in the city. Great food and everyone is always friendly. Best ribeye in manhattan
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!
    Abonafide
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Used a Groupon for a 4 course meal and the food was amazing! Our main course the potterhouse steak medium rare was amazingly tasty and juicy! Very yummy. Me and my date were very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    willVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have been to this restaurant before and been very pleased. However, on this visit the poor service made for a less than pleasant visit. First, when I was asked If I wanted pepper on my appetizer, the server sarcastically said it was free. Then, they served desert to my date but not to me until I asked them to bring the desert I had ordered at the same time my date did. The food was excellent but the service ruined the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went on a bad night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    There was a private party for fashion week the night we went and they clearly proved who was the more important customer. They herded us to a back section with no ambiance and from the looks of it is most likely a storage area. Once seated the service was rushed and as the servers were taking orders they seemed distracted from the table and glancing around at the private party. Once the food arrived it was of decent quality but seemed a bit overpriced even with a groupon discount. The restaurant will probably have a different experience on a regular night but just make sure to call ahead to see if there are any private events that evening as they clearly showed more attention to those customers rather than regular diners.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday in the Snow
    Chris
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We arrived at Sofia 5 minutes before our reservation and were show right to our table. We were one of only 4 couples in the restaurant as snow was falling all day in the city. Wait staff was pleasant but seemed distrcted by the Olympics on the TV in the bar. Food was very good and served in a timely manner.The staff began pulling tables and chairs to the back to make room for a Fashion Week party and this took away from our ability to relax.The manager did come and speak with us and reassured us we were fine and didn't rush us. Overall I would come here again. Just happened to be the perfect storm of things going on that night. Food and wine vere great it just would have been nice to enjoy it all it a slower Saturday Night in the City pace.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The cherry on top of great a V-day
    Eric
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Alex and the rest of the Sofia Italian Grill made the evening delightful. We had a great table in the back of the restaurant and we were able to really soak in the beautiful setting. The food & wine were amazing together or apart especially the tiramisu which was the best I have had in 15 years! Hats off to the culinary staff!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    OmygoodnessVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Got to the venue, and was seated immediately...Seated at a nice table, but that's probably because we were only there with 2-3 other diners...ordered a $145 bottle of wine, and the waiter said they don't have it, so I ordered another bottle, this one was $150, and it was a 2004,the waiter comes our with a 2011. He said he can do it at 125$. Ordered the calamari, it "looked" fresh, but it was rubbery, and def. frozen. I also ordered the "lamb rack" and it came out as 2 lamb chops....I ordered them medium, and it came out well done....This place i predict will close down within 6 months. Overpriced and very forgettable. I had to think hard what I ordered.
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  • Terrific Italian grill with
    macy
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Terrific Italian grill with great steaks and very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupon Deal
    MKH7VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We came here with a groupon which was a really great deal. Bottle of wine, 2 apps, 2 entrees and 2 desserts for $110.00. The food was good, but my biggest complaint is the wine that they serve with the groupon. I understand it's going to be a cheap bottle but this wine was beyond horrible. We are in no way wine snobs, I even think two buck chuck from Trader Joe's is much better than this wine. It had a horrible smell and a painful taste. Next time I wouldn’t mind paying a little extra for a better bottle. Nice ambiance but it was pretty dead for a Saturday night. They have a large space to fill, makes me wonder if they will even be around a year from now. Staff was nice but very inexperienced. Did not know basic stuff from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our meal was tasteless and bland. The house wines by the glass were also of poor quality. The chocolate lava cake dessert was delicious. It was the only thing that had any flavor. Would not recommend or eat there again. We were very disappointed..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    Brit
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    I read the reviews about this place AFTER I purchased the Groupon. After reading the poor reviews, my expectations were low and I was regretting the purchase. I was so WRONG! This was the best meal we had in NYC! A lot of the reviews talked about poor service and they said they left the restaurant hungry. We were treated like royalty while at the restaurant. The portions were HUGE (and we are from the south and used to huge portions). The food quality was exceptional and DELICIOUS! The steak was cooked so perfectly and the creamed spinach was to die for! We were also running late for our Broadway show and they sped up the meal and gave directions to the theatere. I will return when I come back to NYC! Perfect before Broadway dinner spot!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for a pre theater
    Lovefood97VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Looking for a pre theater restaurant? Try Sofia's Grill. Good food, affordable prices and attentive service all in a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.