Sofrito
Sofrito

Sofrito

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sofritowhiteplains.com/
  • Phone: 9144285500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:30pm
    DELIVERY AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH

    Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour- Mon-Friday 11:30am-7pm (Thursdays extended until 9pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Cardona
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: off and on-site catering available
  • Entertainment: live music every Friday and Saturday
  • Special Events: specializing in corporate functions, special celebrations such as bat mitvahs, weddings, christenings ect..

Getting there

  • Public Transit: metro north
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: valet $7
A word from Sofrito
A Taste of Puerto Rico in the heart of Westchester. "The food at this spot is better than in Puerto Rico" Hot. Sophisticated. Sabroso. Sofrito is initially defined as an aromatic mix of herbs and spices, used as a base flavoring and seasoning in Latin food. At Sofrito, the aromatic mix includes authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine, magnificent world music, Caribbean atmosphere, delightful living room and dining room decor along with professional courteous service taking you back to La Isla Del Encanto. Welcome to mí casa, sú casa....Sofrito
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Sofrito reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (12)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (5)special occasion (5)romantic (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Food is superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My date and I had empanadas (beef, shrimp, chicken in descend in order of greatness), shrimp ceviche, pernil, churrasco. Everything was excellent, prepared perfectly. Every bite had tons of flavor without being too salty. I absolutely live their food. Sangria and mojitos also fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    nothing to rush out for food was bland even when we asked for spicy
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came to Sofrito White Plains as a group of 5. We usually go to the location in the city, but wanted to try this location. We were so happy that we did. This location is still vibrant and energetic, but you can hear each other speak. The NYC location you can barely hear each other without shouting. The food at both are great and authentic. We especially liked the fact that White Plains had items that NYC did not have. The service was also excellent. They were very attentive and available for any requests. Love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps Getting Better
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've been going to Sofrito for years and it keeps surprising me. Place was packed on a Saturday night, especially around the bar and the sidewalk dining area. Wanted the place to make a good first impression on my date (who had never been there) and they did an amazing job. Plantain chips instead of bread were a great starter, the passion fruit mojito and the Angel Fizz (think alcoholic orange julius!) was amazing and we ended up just picking at appetizers through dinner (chicken empanada is the best I've ever had) and were taken very good care of. So 3 appetizers, 2 rounds of drinks, 1 flan and we were full and very happy. Would recommend to anyone, is a great date night and also a fun spot for a slightly adventurous family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool spot!!
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Came after work to hang out with co-workers and we were pleased. Cool ambiance, ATTENTIVE staff, GREAT happy hour, fresh food. Yup, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofrito
    Theaterdining
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    First time there - great experience. Food was both traditional and creative. Service was efficient and professional. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valerie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was awesome, service was Great. Thank you Damiano for great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great bday celebration
    fiestachicaat40
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was amazing and music great!! Would go back and often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becky
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The brunch was great but the music was too loud. It caters to groups but you're unable to speak to each other given the level of the music.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definately worth every penny!
    Shonob1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a date night with the wife and thought this would be a great place where we can enjoy a meal together. Man, was I ever right! My wife loved the food and is still craving the deserts to this day. Noise level is a bit high so ensure they get your orders right. Great find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofrito so so
    TeacherLoves2Dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was delicious as always. It took quite a bit for our appetizers to come out but the manager gave them to us on the house. It was my birthday and I was disappointed our waitress did not ask if we wanted dessert or coffee. Other than that it's a nice spot to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Great Service
    DatenightRilis
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From the moment we arrived tge staff was very inviting & attentive. The host was very friendly & out waiter was very informative. Our food arrived quickly & it was perfect not one complaint!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place for a date
    Funsville
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    After one dinner at Sofrito, i can honestly say that it is nice respite from your typical dining environment. The waiters were informative, polite, and I never felt rushed. The food was prepared well, and I would certainly have dinner there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good atmosphere
    Honest
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Good food, good surroundings, great for a nice date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice vibe
    Abhi
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Good food with a nice vibe and a hip interiors and bar scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 193 reviews are from the Sofrito reviews archive.
  • Fun evening
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, fun atmosphere. A bit loud, not really a date place but fun with a group. Only complaint is that our main courses came when we were only halfway through with our appetizers. I asked that the food be brought back to the kitchen until we were done and the waitstaff looked a bit put out but otherwise it was a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised.
    TlenhartVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Went for lunch. Food was delicious and I will be a return customer.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofrito Overall
    RadioClash30
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love their food, however, they usually mess something up. I'm gluten-free aka no bread and sometimes they give me a bread sandwich when I ask for a Jibarito. I have a wheat intolerance! I can not eat bread! Now on to brunch. We didn't get the unlimited (1.5 hrs) brunch, but I'm sure that's a fun time. The brunch menu was pretty extensive. Not only did they have the regular Sofrito sandwiches but the menu also included specialty brunch items. Again they didn't have plantains, but atleast they told me so I could order something else. They also didn't have their Yuca fries which was very disappointing, but they did have "Yuca Homefries"... All in all I will definitley return, I just wish they would get their food issues together.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sofrito is a great time!
    beans1284
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Sofrito White Plains is a really lively and fun restaurant offering lots of tapas and cocktail options. We were there to celebrate and had a wonderful time - the food was great as was the service. We dined on a Saturday night and used Open Table to make a reservation. Reservations would be highly recommended as Sofrito was constantly busy during our full night there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    Girlsnite
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Plenty of food, excellent service. The music was a little too loud for us
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this this restaurant!
    Paul
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great food with ample portions. Friendly and attentive service. Lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service was fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Perhaps the service was strained from the Groupon crowd, but it took over 20 minutes to get a menu, another 15-20 minutes to place an order, 20 minutes for the appetizer, then over 30 minutes to receive the entrée. The waiter was completely distracted and spent less than 2 minutes speaking to us - we had a better relationship with the bus staff. Food made up for the disappointment in service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Great!
    PJC245VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    My Wife and I went there for dinner and the service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes to gets drinks and the food was average when it finally came out. They even had the nerve to charge us a 20% gratuity even with the horrible service we had! We would not go back there again after our bad experience.
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  • below average place
    griska
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    It's a noisy place that serves the so-loved by somebody big portion of food that are almost tasteless and greasy; some people loves it other loves to eat out when they want to taste something special. Unfortunately for me myself belong to the second category so I was pretty disappointed. The service is poor and the metre accommodation and cordiality simply poor! for sure plenty of better place around to have a nice MEAL!
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  • Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to Sofrito in White Plains. The previous visit was when it first opened. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is fun. The waitstaff is very friendly. While the food was still delicious, the place has become a bit run down and could use some touch ups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • positive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    An overall positive experience. We'll be back to try orher items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Tymorjen3
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Got together with some old college friends to enjoy some good Latin food. It was the perfect spot as we could laugh and talk without anyone hushing us. The wait staff was friendly and the food was great and plentiful, just the way I like it. I would difinitely recommend to a friend and I will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh no, Sofrito.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was pretty good, however, service was terrible and unprofessional. The hostess sat us and left us without menus. The waiter was rude, impersonal and unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ropa Vieja
    Richard
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Highly recommend the Ropa Vieja!! Outstanding. Great service,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was very
    Disappointedmom
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Food and service was very good. Too noisy for my taste but probably not for a younger crowd.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofrito is fabulous.
    4Carmel
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Even though the menu was a little different then was posted on line it turned out to be delicious. The only problem we had was we parked at a meter and no one would give us change of a dollar. The other thing was they only gave half a portion of flan, which was really cheap on their part. We've been to many restaurants during restaurant week and this is the only one to do that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    beyiam
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great interior design. Extremely pleasant staff. Even good food. However, even though the Restaurant Week site, the open Table site AND Sofrito's own site listed Sunday as an Restaurant Week day, they ran a Groupon that day and cancelled RW. After a 15 minute " I'll check with management " wait we were told an exception would be made. Our meals were good, but we all ordered Flan and were served A half if a flan each, with a cherry atop some and not on others. Our drink order was slow and then one drink was wrong and two Margueritas were overdosed with line.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VERY VERY LOUD
    Bella4VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went on a Saturday night and had to scream (and I mean scream) for the people at our table to hear each other speak. The noise and music was much much too loud!! We were in the front of the restaurant sitting directly across from the bar. They have a back room which we did not know about -- ask to be seated there. It is quiet back there!! Other than that -- the food was very good!! We enjoyed that!! And also had good deserts!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good appetizers. Great sangria.
    Ny4momVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Good appetizers. Great sangria. Room in back better for talking
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Sangria?
    Mrenee
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Hmmm...I think I had one of the best sangrias I've ever tasted at Sofrito's! The food was absolutely delicious. Wonderful, attentive service. Lively and fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Service ambiance food were all 5 stars! Went for a birthday celebration and were very pleased with recommendations of food and drinks. Great portion size tapas and dinners. Sangria a must! We will be back with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Demanding
    Hard2plz
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Our group is very demanding and has high expectations. We were pleased with the excellent service. Management greeted us twice to make sure all was well. No request was too big. We asked many questions as the menu was new to us. The portions were huge and everything was delicious. We ate until we could hold no more and had plenty to bring home. Posted pictures of food on fb and have already made plans to return with a different set of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    phelix15
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food was very good I had the sea bass which was very flavorful and my friend and I enjoy the salad before the meal it was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent restaurant
    finediner
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Food and ambience were wonderful. The front room, including the bar, were Very noisy. We sat in the back room, which was considerably quieter, except for one large and very noisy group. It's too bad that there isn't a separate room for large groups (or maybe there is another room that I wasn't aware of).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed. Excellent
    50HappilyMarried3kids
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Very impressed. Excellent food, wish there were more of us so we could order more dishes. Good vibe, nice people. Will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.