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Sofia - Margate
Sofia - Margate

Sofia - Margate Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofiaofmargate.com
  • Phone: (609) 822-9111
  • 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: Greek, Mediterranean
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "the food was great and the employees were very customer oriented from the top down. great place"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Table was ready on busy summer night. Al fresco added to very good meal Whole Bronzino ;,seafood Palaki Grilled octopus appetizer Attentive service"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Hey, it's the shore and it can get loud while dining. If your not making a romantic marriage proposal go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were there during the week last summer and it was great, they were very kid friendly. will return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One if the true Jems in Margate, food was great and service was impecable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A wonderful, and remarkable restaurant The decor outstanding The food choices were abundant Tis will become my favorite while visiting the shore"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. Wonderful service and very good food. Going back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "wonderful as usual. great bar. live entertainment. terrific staff. excellent food. a real treat!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was very good. Specials all sounded great. Restaurant should take advantage of great bay views."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I enjoyed dining at Sophia's very much. Everything we ordered was delicious and our service was great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very attentive waiter very helpful to our children"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Atmosphere and food was great, Sophia's is our favorite spot in margate!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent food. We had the branzino and lamb chops, absolutely delicious. Highly recommend Sofia."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have been to Sofia's many times and the food and service is always exceptional."
    Dined on 6/7/2014