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Sosa Borella
Sosa Borella

Sosa Borella Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sosaborella.com
  • Phone: (212) 262-8282
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Argentinean
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Humanitzki
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sosa Borella has hosted many events in house and off premise. The client base began with repeat customers hosting, birthdays, weddings, kick-off parties and various social events to corporate clients hosting holiday parties, summer recruiting socials, cocktail receptions and National Sales dinners. Companies such as VH-1, M.T.V., Universal records, H.B.O. Cravath, Microsoft, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Ogilvy and Mather as well as the cast and crews for AIDA, Hair Spray, Lion King, Wicked are only a few organizations that Sosa Borella provides services for.
  • Private Party Facilities: Sosa Borella has hosted many events in house and off premise. The client base began with repeat customers hosting, birthdays, weddings, kick-off parties and various social events to corporate clients hosting holiday parties, summer recruiting socials, cocktail receptions and National Sales dinners. Companies such as VH-1, M.T.V., Universal records, H.B.O. Cravath, Microsoft, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Ogilvy and Mather as well as the cast and crews for Hair Spray, Lion King, Wicked are only a few organizations that Sosa Borella provides services for.
    This Theater District location is a favorite to many because of its convenient location. With two floors of versatile catering space and an outdoor dinning area located on the second floor, Sosa Borella has turned this into the Theater Districts best kept secret to host private .
  • Private Party Contact: Jorge Sosa (212) 262-7774

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th Street
  • Public Transit: c and e train at 50th street
    1 train at 50th street
    n and r train at 49th street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage at 51st street. and 8th avenue
A word from Sosa Borella
Sosa Borella was established in 1995 in Tribeca. The first of two locations began as a quaint Italian-Argentinian Cafe that blossomed into a full service Restaurant, including lunch, dinner, brunch delivery service and off premise catering within two years of conception. Now, 12years later Sosa Borella expands its recipe for wholesome food, large portions and great dining atmosphere with a personal touch to the pallets of Manhattans' Theater District.

With Sosa's keen sense of design, the clean lines give Sosa Borella an inviting open airy feeling the moment you walk through the door, and yet the comfort and style of a cozy Argentinean Estancia, are seen through the white walls, exposed beams and cement color stucco on the columns, the custom made dark wood tables, the soft glow of lampshade chandeliers, wall stacked with coffee bags, wines and Argentinean memorabilia.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Reccomended by irish pub around the corner where we ate lunch, went here for pre-wicked dinner, fixed menu was a good value, food quality and portion sizes were perfect. A real hidden gem!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Unusual combination of Argentinian/Italian. Very nice grilled seafood dishes (the paralada is excellent) and good ceviche. Wash it down with some Argentinian wine. If the weather is nice ask for a table on the outdoor rear deck. Don't expect a lot of scenery back there, though. It's an enclosed courtyard. Good value. And, good pre-theater choice."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great choice for pre-theater dinner! Friendly and knowledgable staff made great recommendations for good and drink. We enjoyed delicious lamb meatballs and perfect pasta."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food was great, service was excellent. Great pre-theater dining. Right in the theater district."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant for dinner that was close to our theatre. We found Sosa Borella on line and thought we would try it. I have walked by this restaurant several times and never really noticed it. The food was great and the service excellent. We had a very nice relaxing dinner. We got there a little earlier than our reservation, but we were seated right away and were not rushed to leave. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent dinner in a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Lovely dinner before theater. Good service, fine food & convenient location. Felt like a neighborhood place in a tourist location. Would return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My husband took me to this Argentinian/Italian restaurant for lunch when we were in NYC for the day. What a great meal! He had hanger steak, I had a steak sandwich and both were delicious. The place doesn't have much atmosphere—very bare bones—but the food is terrific. And it's an easy walk to the theater, if you're going to a matinee (as we were). Check it out!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Located just a few blocks from most theaters, this place was excellent for before an 8pm show. Food was great, service was quick, and prices were affordable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Bartender was great the waiter was good the food was good the host was a complete idiot. He did nothing to make us feel welcome. When I asked if we could get a table upstairs he said no then said yes then bought me upstairs to show me that there was no table with my party of five in tow???? We did have a reservation so he bought us back down stairs where there were several tables that could accommodate 5 people when I asked if we could sit in the corner he refused until I was adamant we had a 5:30 reservation and were asking to be seated at 5:40 after spending nearly $200 at the bar . Probably the worst Host I have ever experienced in all my years of dining out."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Really liked Sosa Borella. I went for a pre-show dinner with my adult daughter. It was also the day of one of the World Cup games. It is not a sports bar, small TVs over the bar but we picked a table so we could see it. the waiters were chatting up the game. Good service and very relaxed friendly atmosphere. We were downstairs and I liked that it had simple design, not stuffy midtown place. We spent a long time talking and we weren't rushed at all. I loved the food. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I highly recommend Sosa Borella, and look forward to returning next time I'm near Times Square for a Broadway show. Very friendly, and unobtrusive wait staff who made excellent recommendations from both on & off the menu. My wife and I had the Pre-Fixe menu for $50 and enjoyed sampling each other's dinner choices."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great place to dine after a show. Easy to get to, right on 8th @ 50th."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "They had a limited wine list and had the audacity to charge $48 for a bottle of wine that retails for only $8.99. Charging over 5x times retail for wine is criminal. The small grilled calamari appetizer was good, but it was $18. The chicken milanese was dried out. The French Fries were OK. The roasted potatoes were terrible. It was just an overpriced restaurant with mediocre food that rips off the diners on the wine. I would never return there. The owner was nice, but I won't return to any restaurant that charges over 5x retail for wine. Skip this place."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem. Doesn't fit a category, but it's quiet, comfortable, lovely argentine food (excellent grilled meats) and extremely friendly and responsive service. In the Theater District!! A real oasis from the crowds."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The inner second-floor courtyard was a lovely surprise. It was perfect for my out-of-town visitors. And the food was really good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Sosa Borella has a charming ambience in the upstairs, and there is an option to eat on a small patio outside on the 2nd floor - but we were warned it would be at our own risk as birds fly over head. The mussels were fantastic, and the cocktails were nice. A good selection on the menu and the option for pre-fix. Perfect location if going out to eat before a show. Server's however did forget to bring some of our order, had to be reminded on two occassions for two different items."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Love the food. Best chimmichuri...waiter just ok...last visit waiter was excellent...in reservation I mentioned birthday,. Unfortunately they didn't pass it on."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great Menu with good specials. Fries are a matter of taste but they make the best in my mind."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When looking for a place for supper after theater, you just found it. Good honest italian, with fish and pasta specialties. Not fancy or pricey, just good. I will return."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have dined here for years and bring out of towers as it feels like a NYC locale rather than a tourist trap I always order mixed grill"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a group of six and had no problem getting a table that accommodated us all and was comfortable. Great ambience and food. Best Caesar salad and the hanger steak was delicious! Recommend!!!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food is really good although not cheap but it never lets me down. A place I can rely on!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We found this restaurant through google "restaurants near 50th and 8th" since we had tix to a show at the Circle in the Square theater. What a find! Very good food at reasonable prices in a brasserie-type setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the convenient location"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was all good - not spectacular but much better than you'll get in other Times Square area restaurants. Ambiance is nice - relatively quiet, enough off the more touristy areas of Times Square to avoid that kind of crowd. Price was decent - came out to about $30/person for entrees, one bottle of wine, and a few appetizers. A little more than the food is worth, but certainly what you'd expect to pay in the area. Service - this was the only downside. Everyone was very nice and accommodating but VERY slow. We probably waited at least 20 minutes just to place our order. We weren't in a rush at all, but it's still disconcerting to have no waiter contact for such long stretches. Overall - a good choice for Times Square."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was my second pre theater dinner here in two month and it didn't disappoint. The service is great and atmosphere lovely and quiet. The menu is varied and reasonably priced. Our meals of pasta and steak were perfectly prepared. Such a great find in a great location - just blocks from the theaters. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Normally Sosa Borella knocks it out of the park, but I'd never been on a Sunday evening before and maybe without the theater crowd they let things slide a little. The service was slow and the food was not up to par. I haven't given up on them, but I'll think twice about a Sunday night dinner spot."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is very good and service, friendly and effecient. A place to go before a show, they will make sure you enjoy your meal and be on time at the presentation..."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This little jewel is nestled one block west of the Broadway district. Argentinian cuisine was great. Portions were reasonable. Prices were a little on the high sided - even for the Broadway district. The staff was aware of our theater plans - though despite that, service was on the slower side. I'd recommend - but ensure you know they know you have tickets. We made our show with 15 minutes to spare - so all in all it was great."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Many times you settle for average meal and service near the theater district. Great food, selection and wine. Servers were attentive to our event time at Carnegie Hall. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Wanted a local restaurant that was not a chain. Sosa Borella hit the mark. You could tell that everything was prepared fresh."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A group of seven ordered a wide variety and was delighted with each dish. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I met 2 friends on a Tues. evening at 5:30 (we had a 7pm show to see nearby). Not only was the service great, and the food and wine delicious, one waiter actually asked us if we had a 7pm show to get to. I had a great visit with my out of town friends. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We have been here several times now and the food is consistently good. This last time we shared the hot fresh mozzarella appetizer (name escaping me) which is absolutely delicious!! Wouldn't share it again, I would want it all to myself! It's slightly off the beaten path of the theater district making it more appealing to me. Service is always great. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I have had lunch and dinner at Sosa Borella on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. This time, I met someone for a glass of wine and a late lunch (2:00) and conversation. This restaurant proved to be a good choice. Nice location, small and intimate. I have also eaten on the rooftop and that was enjoyable as well."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Reserved at 6 for pre-theatre group, didn't get appetizer for 45 minutes which made everyone edgy, well, except the waiter, who didn't seem to care and kept pouring. At one point, a basket of old flat bread with olive oil and something green arrived (sorrell? grass?) which seemed perfunctory. Mixed salami and cheese plate was really delicious, tasty bruschetta with grilled shrimp. Entrees arrived 710 and among us we had a range of bronzino, fettucine with shrimp, mixed grill a bit overdone, and fettucine with lamb meatballs, generally interesting. We sat upstairs and it was all hard surfaces, and very noisy-one end of party of six could not hear the other, and what with the dismissive waiter, not as enjoyable overall as we hoped. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "First time at Sosa Borella, but won't be the last! Food was fabulous...the empanadas are a must have! The staff was friendly and attentive. We were heading to an 8pm show but didn't feel rushed. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It was fine for pre-theater. Food was OK not great. Service was friendly."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Interesting menu choices, excellent dish preparation, reasonably priced wine list...especially we'll-located for pre- theatre commitments."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Friendly folks and flavorful food!! We will be returning soon!!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014