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Sofrito Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sofritowhiteplains.com
  • Phone: (914) 428-5500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:30pm

    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: Latin / Spanish, Caribbean, 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 & Promotions: 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....SofritoContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First time there - great experience. Food was both traditional and creative. Service was efficient and professional. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was awesome, service was Great. Thank you Damiano for great service."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was amazing and music great!! Would go back and often!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good food, good surroundings, great for a nice date night!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Good food with a nice vibe and a hip interiors and bar scene"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Food was delicious and I will be a return customer. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Plenty of food, excellent service. The music was a little too loud for us"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Great food with ample portions. Friendly and attentive service. Lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "An overall positive experience. We'll be back to try orher items on the menu."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Highly recommend the Ropa Vieja!! Outstanding. Great service,"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food and service was very good. Too noisy for my taste but probably not for a younger crowd."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good appetizers. Great sangria. Room in back better for talking"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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)."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Very impressed. Excellent food, wish there were more of us so we could order more dishes. Good vibe, nice people. Will return."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "when restaurant first opened in white plains mgmt. was watching carefully to smooth out expected new opening issues. as time went on the place was on target as a good destination spot. now who's in charge? wait staff needs to be replaced, they have no idea, the kitchen needs to watch more carefully as to the quality and the temperature of the food. food sitting too long in kitchen, witch may also be from a poor wait staff. get your act together my boriqua friends."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "This restaurant was very good!! They were very friendly and I felt like I took a trip to South Beach, Miami for a couple of hours. Very chic!!! I will be back to try out their salsa lessons!!!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We had an excellent meal at Softito's. The service was a little off because we has to ask three times to get our pitcher if sangria. It was delicious though. The food came out in time and was tasty. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013