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
116 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (50)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (35)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (27)notable wine list (21)great for outdoor dining (19)scenic view (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bobg
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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!
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    • 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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    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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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    notable wine list
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great Meal
    alisonandfrank
    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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, good service
    Loren
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good Greek food with good service. Filled up rapidly as we were leaving at 8pm on a Friday night...making the service at the end of our meal slightly slower than the start...but overall, the service was good. Food was excellent as always.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Absolutely the finest!!
    DivaVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A wonderful, and remarkable restaurant The decor outstanding The food choices were abundant Tis will become my favorite while visiting the shore
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    LoveItalian
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We frequent Sofia's often and have always had great service and food. The bar is a little noisy but if you want quiet you can request a table towards the back of the restaurant. There is also an upstairs that has a great view. I would recommend this establishment to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Wonderful service and very good food. Going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it here!
    happyVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    wonderful as usual. great bar. live entertainment. terrific staff. excellent food. a real treat!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. Specials all sounded great. Restaurant should take advantage of great bay views.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    FinedinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I enjoyed dining at Sophia's very much. Everything we ordered was delicious and our service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch experience
    Molmeg
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was excellent! Service was great! We dined early on a week day which could have been a factor. Nick,our server, explained the "specials" and gave the price which is a good practice not usually followed in other restaurants. Trio dip appetizer was delicious accompanied by a generous portion of pita bread. My wife's pasta dish was plentiful with enough to take half home. My lamb chops, on the other hand, though cooked to perfection consisted of three small chops. At a cost of thirty six dollars and two bites per chop, this came to six dollars a bite. A little much. We will certainly go again, but I will not be ordering the lamb chops again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Gidget
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Sat outside on their upstairs patio. Lovely surroundings superb service. Overall pleased but specials weren't exactly as described. Lobster tail on surf & turf a bit over cooked. Best creme brûlée ever!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very attentive waiter very helpful to our children
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boater
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Service was not bad, but not the best. After longer than usual wait, we got all food coming at once. The raw oysters, salads, hot appetizers and cold ones. We had to send hot starters back. After this incident everything were smooth. Food was delicious (except raw oysters ), entries - Crab cakes and Lamb Osso Bucco we can recommend to foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Atmosphere and food was great, Sophia's is our favorite spot in margate!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    Ryb1323
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent food. We had the branzino and lamb chops, absolutely delicious. Highly recommend Sofia.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite
    MarlenieGSVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We done here often. Love the selection of rW bar items, Mediterranean apps and salads, most delicious pita bread and eggplant, flatbreads ,on larger entree side lamb duck and Bronzino are always a sure bet, Greek coffee, wonderful cocktails and a shout out to Nick one of our fave waiters, a great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was so looking forward to Sofia...
    GirlinAC
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My best friend was in town and we decided to make a reservation for Wednesday night which the website advertises as "Social Scene Wednesday". We made a 10 pm reservation thru a link on the Sofia's website. 10:15 & 10:30 pm were also available. At about 8:40 pm call was placed to me by the restaurant manager.I got the message as we were heading out the door at about 20 after 9. The message confirmed that we had made a 10 pm dinner reservation, but that the kitchen closed at 9:30 p.m. We called to the restaurant to express our disappointment. The response we received was, "I said I was sorry. What do you want me to do?!" So while the food and the atmosphere may well be delightful, it is my experience that customer service is lacking.
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