Sophie's Bistro

4.8
983 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
We want Sophie's to be a place where one could have a good, hearty meal (comfort food), simple and unpretentious, at a fair price. Our goal is to produce an atmosphere where people can come for lunch, a full dinner, a late snack, a glass of wine or a big cup of coffee and feel comfortable and at home. Our menu is diverse enough for everyone, yet simple enough so the average person will not get overwhelmed with numerous menu choices and complications. Our basic premise is to provide quality food and good service at a fair price in an unpretentious atmosphere. The décor is modeled after classic French Bistros. French country antiques, large open shuttered windows, dark woods, soft pastel colors and walls covered with family pictures make Sophie's an intimate cozy environment
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for our 24th anniversary. Staff kindly gave us complimentary desert which was very thoughtful !

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Oui5
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Sophie's bistro! Thank you for a special birthday celebration!

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Shamyed
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sophie’s Bistro!! We have been coming here for years! The staff always makes you feel special, and Peter, the owner, always walks around to every table to make patrons feel welcome and like family!! The food is incredible-everything from the hot, delicious fresh bread, to the appetizers (we LOVE the Pate de Maison), to the entrees (I think we’ve tried them all, and they’re equally amazing! We always try the specials and the Vol-au-vent de Fruit de Mer is one of our favorites), to the dessert (the chocolate mousse cake…omg!) They also have a wonderful wine and drink menu. They are taking great care to keep customers safe during this time. If you want a delicious meal in an upscale, but not stuffy, restaurant, you’ve found your place!!

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vipMatt
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love coming back to Sophie’s Bistro. We had their pasta special, yellow tuna special, duck and salmon. I cannot pass on their onion soup. I eat it no where else because why be disappointed with salty bland impostors?

If you have a chance, let your evening (or lunch) table be set by Peter. You will not be disappointed!

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DRold
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The four of us each said OH WOW, This is Delicious upon tasting our entree. The French onion soup was great too. The duck breast, lamp shank, salmon and coqovin were terrific. Of course the baguette was great too.
We will be back for sure.
It's nice that they have a parking lot too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday. However, ran out of the star Duck!

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vipCarolS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fav! Consistently good

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MitchellN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was attentive. Prices were more than reasonable, and dare I say generous, for the portions.

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophie's is always a delight. The food is delicious, the service is prompt and friendly, and the experience is always worth repeating. My wife and I had the beef bourguignon with potatoes and vegetables, which was great! I had snails for an appetizer (also yummy) and she had the frogs legs (a true delicacy). We often go with friends, as we did this last time, who also enjoyed their meals. The drinks were super, thanks to an excellent bartender! Definitely treat yourself and have a fine dinner!

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MariaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sophie’s. The food is always delicious, and the staff is attentive. Peter is a very gracious host.

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vipBilln
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! What a great place! Huge range of choices on the menu, and everything we ordered was the best we've ever had. So many great items, it was tough to choose. Super food, very personable people, great service. What a great find.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Their service improves so much (it's already good but this visit was even better). Nice place for any occasion. One of our go-to date night places. Great value and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Food was great as always and they even gave us a dessert with a candle.

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vipAnthonyPisano
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and ambiance. Well worth the trip down from north NJ

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vipSusanR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is as close to authentic Paris bistro as you’ll find in NJ. Charming and totally unpretentious. The food is always great. So glad this place is open for dining again.

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vipJennifer
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only reason we chose this restaurant was because of geography. We were meeting friends who live far from us and this was in the middle. What we found was an amazing place that we will be sure to come back to. The only problem that we had was that there were so many wonderful menu items to choose from. Our server, Peter, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items. It was truly some of the best food we have ever had!

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vipjerzeymon
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lots of great choices for this largely French cuisine.
Frogs legs as appetizer was perfectly cooked and yummy!
Tilapia was outstanding .

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CarlaY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This French bistro is a gem. Go for the flawless and friendly service, the relaxed atmosphere, the homey & delicious main courses and splendid desserts. Quel plaisir!

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Stifpusher
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, will definitely return!

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vipWilmaH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious beyond belief. The escargot and duck confit were exceptional! Debbie is one of the best servers in New Jersey. Would recommend Sophie’s to anyone wanting an extraordinary meal.

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vipVoyageurs
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 20+ years still our favorite restaurant. Best onion soup we have had anywhere.

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Roger
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Staff made sure to help with celebrating the event.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at this Authentic French bistro. Loved the atmosphere, both indoor and outdoor, feels like you are in France somewhere, rather than in NJ. The food was to match, everything from the bread and butter at the table to escargot, to main dishes (including trout almodine, cassoulet de Toulouse, duck breast), and the onion soup today for! The dessert , we tried most of it, all delicious! Highly recommend this treasure of a restaurant, and of course cannot wait to return!

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Sheryl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh, we have loved this restaurant since our first visit more than a decade ago, and the prices have not risen much. It's like being in a cozy neighborhood restaurant in France. The decor is European, the staff (which has been around for a long time) happy to serve, and we have never had a morsel that wasn't eye-rollingly good. We even had a birthday brunch there for almost 50 people, for which the restaurant opened just for us. Our guests all became members of the Sophie's fan club, on the spot. And although lunches are just as wonderful as dinners, if you go for dinner, you will likely get a tableside visit from Peter Mack, the owner/operator who, far from being mustachioed and tuxedoed, will be clad in jeans and casual shirt, and very attentive to diners' pleasure.

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David
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and excellent service. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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SomersetJim
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Great time

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BarbaraB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escargot to start with the delicious bread for dipping. Worth the trip!

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vipmelissak
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had a quiche that was more like a vegetable casserole. It was not very tasty. My husband's sandwich was also mediocre. It did have a lovely atmosphere and we ate outside which was pleasant. Service was good.

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LynnT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! Food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent. Might be pricey for some but you get what you pay for at this dining establishment!

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LindaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service actually above and beyond! Though the food is always delicious, it’s pricey but worth it.

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Nana6
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Sophie's and great for special occasions.

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Phillyburbs
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little taste of Paris. A nice place to have lunch. I would definitely go back.

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vipCJTraveler
Las Vegas
85 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

From the outside, you get a little concerned given the area and the aesthetic from the road. But inside, it’s a charming country bar with great service and good food. We got the fondue appetizer and sandwiches. The fondue was more like a 3-cheese raclette but still, tasty. I had the croque madame and it was nicely done. I’ll be back.

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vipFabulous
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick, our server is excellent! We are never disappointed!!
We are always smiling when we leave!

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Kathalu
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we'll be back! Great food and wonderful service.

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AlyseR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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Jbrozena
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Highly recommend the fried Brie and the steak ah poivre!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dinner at Sophie’s. The owner and staff are so friendly and the food is always delicious. I look forward to our next visit.

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TheresaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly staff. Would definitely return.

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LaurieM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for years and it is always perfect. Never once have we been disappointed. PETE Iis the best!!!

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Sophie's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.