Sofrito-Midtown
Sofrito-Midtown

Sofrito-Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofritony.com/
  • Phone: 2127545999
  • 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 2127545999

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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Sofrito-Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (50)hot spot (49)vibrant bar scene (48)special occasion (36)late-night find (35)fit for foodies (22)romantic (18)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Puerto Rican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have been to this restaurant 5 times already. I LOVE IT and keep coming back! I would recommend going right when they open because you can get a seat right away. I have had to wait over an hour during peak times. So try to go as soon as they open. Food is EXCELLENT! Service has ALWAYS been excellent. It does get noisy since it is such a HOT SPOT so get ready for the high energy ambiance you will get here. Also, I have had 2 celebrity sightings, so you know it has to be good if the rich and famous come here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother
    JillVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were hoping to enjoy the wonderful tastes of the delicious authentic Puerto Rican cuisine we experienced on a recent trip to PR. In fact my friend and I go every year. When we arrived we were told by a surly man to show our id cards. What kind of high class restaurant requests id cards from well dressed middle aged people coming for a 7:30 dinner reservation? This set the tone for the entire evening. Loud music blasted making conversation impossible. The food was awful. The waitress never bothered to ask if we were enjoying our meal.... I guess she knew. The tres leches cake? Inedible. And they don't even serve coffee on Friday or Saturday nights. This place is a nightclub trying to pretend its a restaurant. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, but extremely loud
    PabloB
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Good food, great service but extremely loud. The "alcapurrias" were very tasty. The "pernil" has too much fat. Great portions. I share one "pernil" dish with my wife and we were not able to finish it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the food and the music ... The drinks was amazing
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It
    TechDiva
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service from Fiorella (hope I spelled it right) was to notch and very personable. I love both locations (midtown & downtown) of Sofritos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food And Service!
    HungryGal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We truly enjoyed our time at Sofrito-Midtown. The service was superb and the food was excellent. Please visit on an empty stomach. They truly give you and over-abundance of food. The ambience is magical and the salsa music playing in the background sets the tone for an enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not particularly impressed
    CGood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Upon arrival it was very quiet but the noise level quickly became overbearing. We had to speak loudly across the table. Our server seemed overwhelmed and it wasn't crowded as yet. Our dishes were just ok, nothing to write home about. As Puerto Rican foods go we expected a wider selection of authentic meals with more flavor which was lacking. The service however was swift even though my date's meal wasn't what she ordered. I'm willing to go back but probably during the week to get a different perspective because I was told great things about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See You Soon
    Lowdown
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my 2nd time there the food was awesome the service was great. The DJ was great he played Salsa,RB,house music the energy was high. I took my girl friend and her daughter they loved it. I can't wait to go back. I will recommed Sofrito's to all my friends. Must go enjoy the great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great date night
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went during restaurant week. They offered a variety of food on the menu. Service was fast and the food was great. Plan on coming back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food & service were good, the place need a lot of update. Paper wall is falling, some seats ripped. Sat right next to the band on a Monday night, wasn't aware a band was going to play that night other wise would of ask for different seat. By the time we wanted to move there were no seats available less the 20 tables in the room.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Rip-Off
    DoloresB
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    $45 for a pitcher for white sangria that tastes like sweetened juice. No Spanish music played AT ALL!.. They had the nerve to serve a whole, deep fried fish, that was almost burnt - with eyes and all, the food was way overpriced and the food subpar. I am Puerto Rican and brought foreign Spanish friends to enjoy Spanish cuisine and Spanish music food this is not it! I realize they are in a high priced neighborhood, but, their customer based appeared to be ethnic and they are just taking advantage of that niche. Absolutely, ridiculous. The waitress will tell you to order all the high priced entrees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW, WAS IT NOISY!
    Lovewaterfrontshacks
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was good. Service was terrible and it was way too loud. A few years ago, people used to dress to come to this place, well, not any more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Spectacular service and the food was beyond delicious but the music was way too loud. If you're not there for the party/bar scene then don't choose a friday/weekend night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AJORDAN
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    GREAT PLACE AND GREAT FOOD. THIS PLACE IS FULL OF ENERGY. LOVE THE FOOD AND MUSIC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome time
    Crln44
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food! Awesome waiters! And the music and dj are great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner didn't happen
    barbEHVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    There was a networking event going on I the bar when we arrived. The noise was overwhelming and the event had no end time. We decided to come back on another - quieter - evening. The hostesses were lovely and understanding. The menu looks great and we are looking forward to returning next week.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, way too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went on a Wed night in August, thinking it would be quieter than usual. No luck. Just too loud to hear anyone in our party of 6 people, and we were at a table with folding chairs that didn't feel really stable. The portions seemed smaller than when I've been to Sofrito before. It was good, but not the great restaurant it used to be
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEWARE: 20% added gratuity ??
    Evans1mesa
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Will never go back here ... it's ridiculous that they add a 20% gratuity with no warning... the service was so, so but come on.. any thoughts about the food were ruined by this
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service.
    Sindhu
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Place is great. Great social setting. Service is poor because you are rushed thru your meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to try this spot for Restaurant week and we're so glad we did. The staff at Sofritos were very accomodating considering we were 15 minutes late to the reservation. They sat us immediately, our waiter was attentive and the food and drinks were tasty. I'd definitely return again. My only complaint is that we practically had to shout at each other across the table due to the loud music.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cuisine
    Rolls0716
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The ambience is great, cuisine awesome and excellent service. Bar tender suggested coconut mojito. Such a great recommendation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I had the red snapper - it was amazing. The location is very convenient and the staff and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Resturant week
    Shellystone
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had a great time, food was great, service was timely and excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place, but
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good Place to be with a group. Great bar, good service, food is Ok. Although I would may go again, would not bring the kids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not amazing, but good
    Lovefood2muchVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for a late birthday dinner and enjoyed myself. The food was not out of this world, I personally think the entrees lacked flavor, but it was okay. We ordered from a prix fixe menu as it was a large group and it sort of lacked options. The appetizers and desserts, which were presented in large plates, shareable style were really good though. The place was crazy loud as the dining section and bar/lounge area were right next to each other. The drinks were yummy but lacked alcohol. The policies listed on their website (ex. dress code) make this place sound upscale and fancy but it fell pretty short of that. However, I had a lot of fun and left satisfied. Will I be back again? I doubt it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience once again
    JD71fromNY
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always love this place . We are never disappointed .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Too loud for a date night. Entirely too expensive for restaraunt week. Dinner for 2 came to $124..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have thought twice
    bishop2774
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    What can we say about sofrito. Well the hostess wasn't attentive to us when I told her I had a reservation. The music was very loud. Then I guess a basketball player came in and my waiter and another were sort of arguing over who was going to take care of him. Just because I didn't like it doesn't mean someone else might
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    sanm1992
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I love coming here all the way from New Jersey. The food is always excellent and the wait staff are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ghetto with Great Food
    SBP1985
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    So... to get to the actual seating area of the restaurant you have to walk through the bar, which is about 12-14 feet long. That crowd in that space is beyond ghetto. Its like being in a club that's smack in the middle of the Bronx or Queens. The way the people act and are dress. Its' like where the hell did you come from cuz you don't work around the area dressed like that. And you didn't drive to park your park on 2nd Ave at 7pm. And then there's the DJ. So you're having dinner and 5 feet away there's an actual party happening. The food is actually very very good. The service is a bit lower than average but its still every good. That's all this place has going for itself. Its super loud so you can't have conversation at all.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great energy
    ieatnyc
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The place is a great party and the food is worth having again. In particular the shrimp empanadas are perfectly crispy and seasoned. The beef empanada filling was bland, but the sauce provided is so delicious that it made up for it. I had coconut crusted fish and it was delicious. Every bite was evenly battered and had great crunch without being at all greasy. Yes, it's loud but we could have a conversation with a little effort. We didn't care because the music was great and it felt like a high energy, fun party. Make sure you dress for a hotspot bar because otherwise you will be turned away at the door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 out of 4 ain't bad
    HappyLeaderVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Loving all types of Caribbean food, and having been to Puerto Rico many times, I was looking forward to my first visit to Sofrito. While the experience was far from terrible, it was disappointing. Why? While my drink, and appetizer, and dessert were fine, my main course was not. A dish I've had often in Puerto Rico, and is one of my favorite dishes, is Arroz con Pollo (chicken with rice). When it's made properly, the chicken is cooked in the rice. At Sofrito, it was obvious that there was a generic rice (probably also used for Arroz con Camarones - shrimp with rice), and that pieces of fried (not breaded - kind of like the old Chicken Delight) were dropped in and stirred in. Disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food and staff were amazing. The only negative was that there was a table celebrating a birthday and their noise level was beyond the norm. While I understand that they were having a celebration that did not give them the right to prevent the other patrons from carrying a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience scene
    Hazeleyes
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I enjoyed the atmosphere, service and the food. Music was a little loud couldn't to to my table mates without raising my voice. Music was nice but just loud.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best!
    AnaC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I went there for diner before a concert and the food was awesome!! My husband order the pernil and they gave him the biggest piece of pernil I have ever seen served at any restaurant! It was soooooooooooo good. Also, I order the monfongo with the ropa vieja and the meat was nice and juicy! Would def recommend this place to anyone!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was wonderful. Sangria was amazing. Good place with live music during late night dinner. Not much room for dancing, but it works if you are looking for dinner and dancing in one location. Waiter was slow during the end of the night and was not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Kitkat72490
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I loved this restaurant! The food was great and the portions were surprisingly large. They had live music playing that wasn't too loud or distracting from being able to talk with group I was with. Now that's saying something considering we were sitting practically right in front of the band. I would definitely recommend this place and I plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, but...
    AmethystRose
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Delicious food, great service! However, on a Thursday night, we did not expect that the bar area would be "popping" as if it were Friday/Saturday night at a club. (This may have been because the following day was July 4th, a holiday.) Conversation with my party was pretty difficulty even though we were some distance from the bar. Had we know about the noise level, we probably would have selected a different restaurant since we wanted to talk and catch up. Perhaps the music could be lowered a bit? Nevertheless, the food was outstanding and our waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Latin food
    Bewitch9
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Good food large portions they don't mind if you share, good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always On Point
    Sabroso
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Every time I go to SOFRITO I know the food is great service also great keep up the good work guys
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.