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Sofrito-Midtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofritony.com/
  • Email: info@sofritony.com
  • Phone: (212) 754-5999
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am (Lounge open until 4:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican
  • Executive Chef: Frank Maldonado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sofrito caters to Private parties, corporate events or just a family get together. Our menu consists of a variety of Puerto Rican dishes & desserts, that will make you crave for more.
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact office for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Evelyn Rivera (212) 754-5999

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 4,5,6, N & R trains to 59th/Lexington.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Little Man Parking- 405 East 56th Street (b/w 1st & Sutton Place) New York, NY 10022. $15 With Sofrito's validated stamp.
A word from Sofrito-Midtown
At Sofrito, the aromatic mix includes the authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine, The magnificent sounds of music from around the world, The Caribbean atmosphere, The delightful living room dining room decor, and fantastic service which takes you back to our Island, Puerto Rico.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant seemed like it wanted to be more of a nightclub than a restaurant. The music was very loud and the bar area was jumpin'. The food was good not great and the portions were large. It's a little pricey for what it is. The service wasn't that great, okay at best."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was good.. A bit loud but that's ok. What I didn't like was the service it truly sucked.. The waiter was a bit blahhh .. I had asked for desert but the check was also put on my table with the desert.. We wasn't ready to leave we were planing on more drinks.. The lady was standing behind me waiting for the payment!!! That made me furious !! So we just left.. Ended up else where for drinks!!! Never again .. Don't rush people out!!! You never know how much they are willing to spend!! Not only that it was only 10:00 on a Saturday!!! What type of service is that... Sorry first and last time!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Needs a makeover. Food is ok but atmosphere gets a thumbs down. Wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent as was the service. Bit difficult to have conversation as the music is typical latin as in has to be loud"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There is no respect for the reservation list. The hostess had the worst attitude, the bar tenders paid you no attention as they were too busy smoking hooka and on their phones. The floor manager had no idea how to manage the table, it was just an upsetting experience all together"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "For someone who doesn't like to eat seafood, tasting my boyfriends seafood dish was the best choice that night. The chicken With mango sauce I had came and I thought it looked dry. But I was so wrong. It was so juicy and tender I was actually surprised. Great space and music selections. Price of the food was reasonable and selections was great."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Sofritos during restaurant week provided a good selection on the menu. However it was WAY too crowded. They squeeze you in like sardines. It felt like the Blue Note. Also the tables were parties of 12 and 16 people. We were bumped twice because of them having to seat a larger table. So we waited an additional 45 minutes although we had a reservation. So much for reservations if you don't have 15 people with you! The music in the bar area was anything but Latin. They should have named this place Mamitas B Smiths, because its latin cuisine with R&B. There is NO DANCEFLOOR so don't think you are coming to salsa or bachata like the location in white plains."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a great spot! Atmosphere was electric! Definitely an experience you must have."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I took him there for his birthday due to recommendations from friends. He loved it. We were not disappointed. Everything was great. Will be going back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I must say that it was my first time for my girlfriend an me an she enjoyed her self that night , i must say that i also enjoyed my self also. The food was amazingly great an tasteful. I wouldnt mind going back to enjoy a nice night out ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Sofrito Is a place i always go. Great atmosphare! If your looking for somthing quite and more intimate & boring this is not your place. Sofrito has Great music (very loud) on some weekends if your lucky they have a live band there. Great food i have to say. The wine is what keeps me coming back. Homemade Sangria is the best I have taste in a while. Its a great place to loosen up especially if its your first date. One glass of sangria you will be lauging and enjoying eachothers company lol."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Never knew about soft reservation til Sofrito. It is not for me."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was quite mediocre not appealing at all. The worn out ripped seats,scratched chairs, stained walls are all hidden under dim lighting. The place was pretty empty of diners except for another couple sitting at the table next to us. The most action was at the bar..maybe they should just become a bar and give up the restaurant business.This restaurant is very lacking on all levels and do not live up to what is expected from dining at Sofrito . There is simply no comparison in the food, service, ambience and dining experience to its sister restaurants Sofrito White Plains, and Sazon. I am definately never recommending Sofrito Midtown to any friends or colleagues. We will take the trip to White Plains."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We couldnt stay to eat because the place turns into a niteclub!! After showing i.d, I was told to see the person inside. When I opened the inner door, there was a sea of people, and no employee in view. After clawing our way to the dining area,I was told by a waitress that i had to go back to the front door to get a buzzer. This was not the comfortably quiet, with a little music in the background restaurant that i had visited before. We left!! Definitely for the partying young adults, not so much for the family at dinnertime."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lively environment, great music, fun crowd, it is pretty loud in there. The food was very delicious, my friend had the skirt steak and i had the paella which were both very fulfilling! I recommend it for a night of fun."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner in Sofrito which I will not soon forget. We were transported to Puerto Rico for a lovely lavish meal. The portions were extremely generous and the drinks were good, and service from our waitress, Altagracia was so great! She was natural, sweet, refreshing and I felt like she was entertaining us in her own home. We will definitely find a reason to return...very soon! The ambiance was wonderful, and the restaurant wa beautiful :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My friend and I got there at 9pm we got a table at 12pm the girl who was the host was horrible she kept telling everyone the wait is 20 min while the wait was over 2hrs. This place is only good big parties because the gratuity is much more then for a party of 2. The host was very nasty had the nerve to be more upset while people were standing for hours"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Sofrito is great because the food is great, well seasoned and the meat is so tender. The portions are enormous, especially for a restaurant. Just know that it is like a club/lounge at the front of the restaurant so it is loud. Still highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I had a great time exploring Puerto Rican cuisine. The ambiance was amazing given its location. This was a great find during Restaurant Week. Staff was very welcoming and attentive to diners. Music was so lively, I wondered if anyone ever just gets up and dance. Too bad there isn't a dance floor. Either way, I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Restaurant week is not the only time to enjoy this spot. It is pumping. Music and crowd is hot. Food is plentiful. Try the place and you will be hooked."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is an energetic hotspot for authentic food. I recommend reservations because ot could be a wait on a weekend. Great bar and music when I went."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've always enoyed Sofritos and have be a patron several times however my experience this past Friday was upsettiing. The food was good. The restaurant is too congested. I understand it's a lounge but the layout is all wrong. Diners have a hard time getting from the front door to the the dining area. You basically have to push and shove your way in and out of the restaurant. This is definitely a fire hazard. The music should be lower in the dinning area so patrons can conversate during their meal. Last but not least, an 18% gratuity was added to the bill without our knowledege. Shame on Sofritos, we would given our waitstaff more than 18% had it not been added to our bill. I will never return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The price was very misleading. The top noted a price of $38 and by the time we were done and a pitcher of sangeria the bill was $153. The music was way to loud my date was a nightmare"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My reservations were for 8:15pm but I had to wait for another couple. I understood I couldnt be seated until they arrived. The seating hand device vibrated about 9pm. My party had not arrived yet. They came at 930 when I alerted the hostess but waited an hour and 15 min more. I was delirious by then..so hungry. Yes I could have ordered appetizers while we waited for them but I was hopeful that a table would be able soon. Bad judgement on my part to invite this other couple.Our waitress was so attentive! Food is always great."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Everything was excellent but the bar music was a little loud. It could have been worse, but the good and the service made up for everything. I will return!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This restaurant had a delicious menu. The food and drinks are nothing less than outstanding. Now my only issue was the ladies that greeted us in the beginning. We made a reservation and I had to keep following with the ladies at the front. They offered nothing but, attitude and poor customer service. When I apprached them regarding our reservation the first thing the lady did was count my party and inform me that anyone missing from the reservation I would need to pay out of pocket for. She seemed rather bothered that I asked her about this policy. I informed her two of my guest wouldn't be joining us and one was arriving late. Now it was restaurant week and she further informed me they would only get the entree and miss out on other dishes"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food at Sofrito was great! A friend and I tried it for Restaurant Week and could not have asked for more as far as the food and the wait staff service. You are given very large portions and even their normal menu has great prices... you can't go wrong. Our waiter Adrianne was phenomenal! The only minor complaint I have that was although we had a reservation we had to wait quite sometime at the bar until we were seated. (Oh and the girls at the door were not that attentive or friendly.) The bar was awesome! However, i prepared to stuff my face when I got there so I was starving! That, however, will not deter us from coming to the restaurant again... the food was way too delicious! Lastly, we enjoyed the dj that was playing during dinner!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place was loud and the crowd was gross. Service was terrible. I will never go back!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had a 6:30 reservation and was not seated until 8:20. The hostess gave us an excuse that the buzzer wasn't working, we would be next, etc. We went up to ask her what was going on 3 times and she kept saying we would be "next". Meanwhile, I saw many parties being seated as she told me we would be "next". At 815 I was fed up and asked to speak to a manager. The hostess called via walkie talkie and said thinking I wouldn't hear her "...she had a 6:30 reservation but I forgot to put her on the list". While finally being seated, manager said "we are having technical difficulties with the seating system for the first time in 7 years". I would have accepted an apology instead of being lied to in my face. I will not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "no space in-between tables. no room to walk and the drinks were watered down- food was OKAY. but there was nothing special about it. I honestly would not go again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I have dined at Sofrito Restaurant several times and always have loved the service , the food, and my overall experience there has always been good. I decided to take my mother for her birthday last Friday 2/28. I was not aware that it was restaurant week. We felt like we were being rushed to leave my cousin ordered from the restaurant wk menu and they used her dessert as the cake to sing happy birthday, the didn't offer us dessert , coffee, nothing. The waitress even handed us the check without asking if we were done.As we were putting our coats on by the table they were cleaning up the table , folding napkins right on top of us. I was very turned off by Sofrito and very disappointed .."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Even though I made a reservations for 2 and arrived almost 30 mins before my reservation time, I had to wait an hour and a half (from my reservation time) to be seated. We were then escorted to the dinning room which was packed, almost similar to the subway station during peak hours. My table was practically connected to another table which was a make-shift table of 3. My waiter was not well versed on the menu items, he would say that "he thinks it has meat in it"- being a vegetarian, that information is important. Needless to say, this restaurant would not be my first choice for dinning and if someone invites me, I'll snack before I go so I don't experience the same light-headedness that I did prior."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Really yummy food and beautiful place. Came for dinner and had a great experience. Drinks were awesome too!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was sub-par. The paella wasn't anything spectacular, and neither was the dessert. Who uses cool whip on their dessert? Apparently, sofrito does on their tres leche cake. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Will go there again and again. It is the total package for a night out."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to go to Sofrito because of their Restaurant Week menu. Ive been there 2-3 times before but my boyfriend hasnt. The receptionist was not very friendly and looked at me confused when we walked in but we were seated within minutes. The restaurant was packed for a Thursday night-- then again it was restaurant week. We were stuffed between two other couples and the music was so loud. I couldnt even think about what I wanted to eat or find out what my boyfriend was having because it was so loud. The wait service was great. Food came out hot and on time. I enjoyed myself despite the loud noise level. I left full and satisfied."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Wasn't impressed by the food because I have had better at Sazon. The coco loso was delish-not to strong and not to sweet. For dessert I had the tres leche and I was not impressed with it."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food was amazingly delicious!!! I was glad I made a reservation with Open Table because otherwise the wait time for a table on a walk in would've been very long."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had a very difficult time dining at Sofrito on a Saturday night. I needed a flashlight to see my menu, which the waitress so graciously provided upon my request. I also had to shout across the table just to be barely audible to my companion because of the unnecessarily loud music that the DJ was spinning. It seemed to get louder periodically with the base resonating through my head. I had a headache and a sore throat by the end of the meal--which lasted 90 minutes because we just couldn't take it anymore and decided to leave. I've been to Sofrito before at an earlier time on the weekend and enjoyed my time there, but after this experience, I will be going to its sister restaurant, Sazón."
    Dined on 2/22/2014