Sofia - Margate
Sofia - Margate

Sofia - Margate

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofiaofmargate.com/
  • Phone: 6098229111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunset Menu ($15.95): Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live jazz on Saturday nights starting at 8:00pm.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Sofia - Margate
Our diverse menu features a plethora of fresh fish and sensational seafood along with numerous Mediterranean eclectic dishes, premium aged steaks, chops, vegetarian selections, grilled entrées and mezes (Greek-style tapas).
Sofia is now open 7 days a week starting with "Happy Hour" featuring specialty cocktails, premium spirits and a wine list ranging from mainstream vintages to opulent varietals.
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Sofia - Margate reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (53)fit for foodies (46)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (39)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (31)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (13)scenic view (9)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Very good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Thanks I like that very good so will again someday Smile Stella
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Local
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at Sophia. The only negative was the noise level. All other items from food to service exceeded expectations. The true measure of one's satisfaction is whether they would return. My wife and I, as well as the other 2 couples we were with all agreed that we would be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    LLK605
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The whole dining experience was very enjoyable. We were there to celebrate a significant birthday and were very pleased with the food and service. The noise level was a bit loud but not unbearable. The wine list needs some improvement.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodFan18VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Sofia's is always good and the food is interesting. Loved the duck and the saganaki appetizer. The bread is really good and we appreciated the complimentary dessert plate of fruit and Greek sweets. It is noisy and I would just say that when a customer requests a quieter table to accommodate hearing issues, the table should be in a corner against a wall and waiting for the reservation. We were seated upstairs because there were fewer tables to be less noisy, but it was adjacent to an outside party where the door kept opening and the party's music kept playing. Also, there was a table for 8 right next to us on the other side. which also could have been noisier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • longport2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have ben here many times. Exceptional!!! All good. Beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful dining!
    shorehearted
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sofia's is done in beautifully good taste and the food tastes beautifully good! The design makes an amazing setting for two or 20. The staff is friendly and eager to please. The bar area is a fun setting surrounding a large oak tree. I only wish it had been covered in white lights. We will enjoy it again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    JerseyansVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Enjoyed the food at Sofia's. Must say that we had been there years ago and didn't like it. We decided to give it another try and to our surprise, the place has totally changed. I thought the food was better and enjoyed the Greek selections on the menu. Also, they now have table cloths on the tables which makes it more of a fine restaurant feel and not a pub. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RichVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Service was great would highly recommend Sophia
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy here today
    happyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    had a late reservation on the Saturday night of Labor Day weekend. The place was packed. Lucky to get a seat at the bar. The bartenders were going crazy. very energetic though. decided to have dinner at the bar. enjoyed our evening. can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found the only bad table!
    ReliableVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant with good food. However, holiday weekends are not the time to go there. Good food doesn't taste so good while seated next to the bathroom, especially when there is a mirror to reflect the interior of it. Stressed out waiters and the potty parade I witnessed, will be a hard memories to erase . Arguing with me about my reservation didn't help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy, too over priced
    lamcas1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu was unexciting and limited, way too expensive for what you got. It was the noisiest restaurant I've ever been too, we couldn't even have a conversation. Just sat and looked at each other while eating expensive food. Will never go back. They should maybe try dimming the lights and using candles, maybe if it felt more intimate, people would be quieter.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Near miss
    FoodisfunVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Most of what we ordered - and we ordered a lot - was delicious but first Branzino presented to me so so dry and over cooked it was flaky and tasteless. They did remake it for me but if course that took 15 minutes. By the time it arrived I'd filled up on other things. To add insult, my partners surf+ turf was priced $20.00 more than other entrees, which I think we should have been alerted to - and he'd have still ordered. But too much of a up charge not to tell people. And, while he tried hard our waiter was serving people upstairs as well. Very disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BurgermanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were seated 30 minutes later than our reservation and the hostess didn't seem concerned. The restaurant is very attractive and the service was above average but the food left much to be desired. Only 1 of our 4 dishes came out as ordered and the remaining were dry and overdone..
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sofia
    PittParent
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was excellent. Service very good. Wine list had choices at good price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prettiest place at the shore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant. My husband loves it. That said, his soft shell crabs over pasta looked very unappetizing, and even he said they were not good. We had the flamed cheese appetizer. Again, not appetizing, looked flat and very brown which gave it a burned flavor, plus the consistency was too thick and stringy. Have had better elsewhere. The flame roasted shrimp were served in a hot casserole skillet - not great. Not crazy about them swimming in the butter garlic sauce. We also ordered the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly but had virtually no seasoning on it. The mashed potatoes and asparagus were good. The traditional Greek Salad was delicious! Fresh crisp tomatoes and peppers with feta cheese and capers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruce
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a nice facility and bar with a great outdoor eating area. Unfortunately, the eight ounce fillet mignon was overcooked and tough. The branzino fillet was fresh but lacked any sauce / flavor. The wait staff was pleasant but seemed overwhelmed or perhaps inexperienced. The salad was uninspired also. The kitchen is lacking
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our first time at Sofia's and enjoyed it very much. They were out of the Kendal Jackson Chardonney I ordered, but the Rodney Strong the waiter substituted was delicious. The grilled octopus was so tender. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stuck in the corner!
    Dax103
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've dined here several times and was always pleased, till now. Food was great, but we were seated at a very undesirable table. We asked for another table and was told they were reserved. Several nicer tables were still empty when we left. Disappointed, but will try again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bobgVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was very good. All three in our party were very happy with what we ordered. I ordered a veal porterhouse with a fig glaze it was very good. Stsff was very attentive to our needs(Ken has a great personality) Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Food
    Food4thought
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I have a long standing thing going where we have yet to visit a resturant twice. Not for any other reason, other than we haven't found many small restaurants worth a second visit. We went to Sofia's last year on a whim while on vacation in Ocean City,NJ. This year, we had made it a point to go back. Best Greek food we've had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • garyj
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    the food was great and the employees were very customer oriented from the top down. great place
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Made a reservation several weeks in advantage for a Saturday night, was called 6 days before dining to confirm, reservation for 7:30 PM was not honored, had to wait 20 minutes before being seated. Hostess seemed flustered, and many other patrons to be seated seemed annoyed. Food overall was just fair compared to other finer Margate restaurants. Wife and I had received mediocre salads and midway through our ability to consume the salads our entrees were presented. Food was rushed. My wife's ahi tuna platter was tasteless. Outside of a glass of bottled wine and great coffee nothing else will be remembered. Will not return, and will not recommend. Go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Sophia's many times and always had a great meal and great service. Saturday night it was terrible. The service was terrible. Our cocktails came after our appetizers and salads, which both came out at the same time. My daughter and I ordered the exact same thing. One looked beautiful but the other one had half the amount of food on the plate. I will not go back to Sophia's. The hostess was rude and not interested in hearing about our experience. Very disappointed
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect in every way
    Zorro
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Table was ready on busy summer night. Al fresco added to very good meal Whole Bronzino ;,seafood Palaki Grilled octopus appetizer Attentive service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm and welcoming
    VoorheesFoodFan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had never been here before even though we've been going out in this area for years. The decor and environment are warm and inviting and make you feel transported the moment you enter. The staff could not have been better - attentive, fun, and devoted to great service. The food was delicious, and we all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SueBKVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our first time in Sofia's. We were so pleased with everything! The waitstaff was professional and friendly. The service was quick but not rushed. And, most importantly, the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food as always but this time we felt that we were being rushed out. It was great that our water glasses kept getting filled up but we were not done the calamari appetizer and it was almost whisked away! Same way with our meals. I know they want to turn over tables on a Saturday night but give us time to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was very good
    FranVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had octopus which was very tender, moussaka which was seasoned deliciously (although the bechamel was not firm and lovely grilled fish with veggies. Also grilled cheese which was yummy- you could taste the oozo which it was flambéd with tableside and souvlaki with a delicious tzatsiki sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    foodkingVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always a solid meal. For a shore place, this place always hits the mark. Not amazing by any stretch, but will not disappoint. A couple of strange corner table setups in dining room, try not to seat in these seats. Bar scene is cool and service is very good. Don't have expectations of grandeur just have fun and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hey, it's the shore and it can get loud while dining. If your not making a romantic marriage proposal go and enjoy!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were there during the week last summer and it was great, they were very kid friendly. will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service. Lackluster food.
    PhillyFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I read the reviews but decided to give it go. We walked in and were immediately impressed by the ambience; a large tree centered around the bar (you have to see it). From the new brick ovens to the massive wine selection, we were sure the reviews had to be mistaken. That was until we sat down for dinner. Thankfully we had an apologetic server because the poor service and over priced food was enough to make us dine and never return. We watched as severs scrambled to run food; leaving one pizza next to us for 20 mins without ever even have greeted us. When our food finally arrived, it was nothing to rave about. We frequent many philly foodie establishments. Next time well save our culinary expectations for the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lastminutescore!
    AlwaysonSundayVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Fun and fabulous. Sea bass and steaks delicious. Little pricey but not over the top. Great waiter in Nick. Will def. return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was the second time my husband and I dined. The first time was a much better experience. This time however our meal was completely rushed. Food came out and was cleared way too fast. My husband had the veal special- he is a real meat eater so I was shocked when he spit out his first few bites saying it was inedible and all fat with no meat. We informed the waiter and got the fish special instead which was better than the meat special but only average per my husband. Overall a disappointing experience this time and we cancelled another reservation we had there later in the summer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One if the true Jems in Margate, food was great and service was impecable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediteranean Gem
    TomInCt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Highly recommended. One of a handful of really good restaurants at the Shore. The whole bronzino was perfectly done, moist, sweet and flaky. I had to filet it myself which is unusual since it is typically done by your waiter at your table in most good restaurants. Although you can order just the filets I prefer the whole fish since it usually is more moist. My wife had the Chilean seabass served with a wonderful sauce and it was done to perfection also. Parking is at a premium near this place so if you are going on a weekend leave enough time to find a parking place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great Meal
    alisonandfrankVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is our second time here, from the Martini, to the Grilled Octopus, to our entrees, everything was top notch. I ordered a Greek special, Seafood Plaki, served in a terracotta pot and was phenomenal. My wife ordered the pasta with the crabmeat, and she loved it. Our desert was also phenomenal. Our server was terrific. The only "dent" was the loudmouth sitting next to us who obviously didn't realize there were other people in the restaurant. We cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal and
    Rosanna
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There were four of us in our party and we all had an amazing dinner - the wine was excellent and dessert was scrumptious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofia A Gem
    ArleneVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first visit to Sofia's and it was worth every penny. I had a seafood stew that was remarkable for its taste and textures. I highly recommend it. Though I can't remember it's Greek name, it is one of the restaurant's signature dishes, as are the lamb and eggplant dishes. The salads were big enough to share. The wine list very respectable. Most often when you go to a shore restaurant you get high prices but mediocre food. These prices were significant but when you get this level of food, you do not mind spending for it. Definitely a find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I went to Sofia of Margate for her birthday dinner. It was an amazing place, wonderful atmosphere, ambiance, architecture. The wait staff was incredibly nice and helpful. The food was really good. An excellent place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.