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Sophie's Grill & Bar, Cary, NC

Sophie's Grill & Bar

4.5
4.5
103 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Bringing Old World Favorites to the Heart of North Carolina!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, European
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (919) 757-3317
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We take parties of 20+ all the way to 150 guests! Please contact us for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Parking details
    We have a parking lot available in the plaza.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood gem

103 Reviews
  1. EricW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've always been treated like a member of a close and loving family here, and it is genuine. I can't say enough good things about the food and the people here! You'll never regret visiting Desi at Sophie's. I'll even put my $ where my mouth is. Try it, if you don't like it, I'll pay for you meal. Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Sophie's Grill and Bar nor am I being compensated for this. They are just this good!

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  2. jordanlind

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and entertainment was amazing. Great staff. Everything was wonderful.

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  3. JoanneC

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Rigatoni with short ribs ragu was outstanding! Salmon/shrimp nikola was good. Service was very good.

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  4. Ginny

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and accommodations were made for my food preferences and celiac disease. We were there for Valentine’s Day and will be back to enjoy the full menu.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I took my coworkers there on a Monday. They had only one waiter and he was also the bartender, so you can imagine how bad the service was. We asked multiple time for everything and it took a lot of time to get what we asked for. We were there from 5:15 to after 9, not because we wanted to stay for that long, but because the service was so bad.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    When we made the reservation two weeks ahead, they never said most of the restaurants would have a private party blasting music at the level higher than a nightclub. We only stayed because it was late and we were a big party, but it was horrible. We had to shout to hear each other and half of us ended up with headaches. The food was fine, but we didn’t finish eating because we just wanted to leave. They should have closed the red for the private party.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The waiter did not write down the orders and gave the wrong people the wrong dishes he also had to ask us what we ordered after the fact. He was also very condescending to us the whole time.

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  8. CarolC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service! Table was set for our party, and we were greeted by name at the door. Interesting menu with not your everyday entrees. The fig appetizers were delicious.

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  9. Csnl

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was rather disappointing- nice place. We had salads, sandwiches. Appetizers so I can’t comment on entrees. They sounded good.

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  10. RebeccaL

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very tasty - we really enjoyed the bacon-wrapped stuffed figs for an appetizer. The service is stand out...the head waiter had many years experience as a waiter on a cruise, so you get that personalized level of service. The atmosphere is lovely - intimate and darker, with soft lighting and lots of wood, but not stuffy - a great place for a date or small family gathering.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant. Staff was great, everyone was friendly and attentive. Nice relaxing music in the background, plenty of screens for watching sports.

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  12. TimR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a quiet dinner. The food was amazing and Simeon our waiter was top notch. I will go again.

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  13. MeelieRock

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place. Great atmosphere. Live soft Christmas music. Great food. Friendly staff.

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  14. KevinE

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the Chicken Kiev. It was quite a large portion of deep fried chicken. Nothing special; and surprisingly tasted like something you would get at any fried chicken place. The side sauce was very good though. It was Christmas and I appreciated them being open, but frankly not very likely to ever return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking for a nice meal for Christmas dinner and decided to go to Sophia’s. This was our first visit and chose based off of reviews. Well our experience did not live up to the “hype”. The service was great, the food not NOT… Lacked flavor completely; no seasoning. Not even salt. The ribeye was completely overcooked and the chicken Kiev was dry and tasteless. We were super disappointed in this meal, especially for what we paid. The only other highlight outside of the service was the dessert, which probably is not made by Sophia’s team, and the drinks. Finally, they add gratuity to parties of 5 or more, which is typical. However, we were a party of 3 and gratuity was added… not sure if this was a biased attempt, however we noticed and was not happy. Do not recommend.

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  16. KathrynF

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a luncheon with several work friends this week. Everything about the experience was fabulous, from parking right in front to wonderful food and attentive service. I will definitely be back / host events with Sophies.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Very personable and attentive. Would highly recommend.

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  18. Michelle

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for Thanksgiving at another restaurant. When we arrived, they had closed. Here we are, a party of 4 needing a place to eat on Thanksgiving. We had been ton Sophie’s a few years back and knew we could get a decent meal. They had availability. We walked in….tablecloths, servers dressed formally, wonderful ambiance, and serving Thanksgiving dinner! It was wonderful! Outstanding service and great food! Very grateful ☺️.

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  19. LindaC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. Definitely going back again.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sophie's Grill was a wonderful choice for Thanksgiving. The waitress was amazing as was the food. The turkey and mashed potatoes were excellent as were the green beans and cranberry sauce. My family truly enjoyed our meal!

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  21. JackieF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service! There was a wedding at the restaurant but the staff was still very attentive. We plan to go again!

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  22. AleciaM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One thing that I've been concerned with post pandemic is trying new restaurants because of issues with service and value. Some restaurants have truly struggled and it's made me reconsider my choices. Thankfully, I made a good choice in going to Sophie's. Simeon, our waiter, is a pure delight. He's kind, helpful and welcoming. He provided great information about the menu and as a result, the entire party enjoyed our meal. We definitely plan to visit Sophie's again.

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  23. apexbob

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to Sophie's several times. Good service and good food. Portions seem to have shrunk while costs have risen -- came home hungry. I know the cost business has risen.

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  24. BillyC

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun place Eastern European food, great time. We enjoyed ourselves

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  25. LaurenLovesFood

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service!! Will be back!

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  26. IC80

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice jazz night. Decent food. Good martinis. Pleasant ambience. Good service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there to see the belly dance show (which was wonderful.) It was a full house but the waitstaff and kitchen were hustling. The food was delicious. I enjoyed all of the appetizers we tried.

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  28. Kellyandgeorge

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place to enjoy a date night or a family dinner. The food was ok, and the service was good. The only thing you need to be careful of is that they automatically add 20%gratuite to the bill. Usually, this happens if you come over with a big group, but in our case, we just arrived four of us.

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  29. BradC

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was just not good. Tasted like doctored up processed food rather than the advertised “home cooking”

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot. Food and service are top notch! We love the salmon and always hope to have room for the dessert too!

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  31. MarcS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fantastic birthday meal for my wife here.

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  32. RichardG

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice dining experience. Our waiter, G, was excellent!

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  33. MaryT

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have visited Sophie's Grill & Bar four times trying something new each visit. All of the meals have been outstanding.

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  34. KarenL

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place to experience! The customer service and of course the FOOD. This was the first time for us to go there and we will definitely be going back. To be able to taste and enjoy the culinary cuisine of Eastern Europe was such a nice change. Our waiter was exceptionally too!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Sophie's for a business dinner with a party of 10. Service and food were impeccable. Had a wonderful evening and would definitely do it again.

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  36. MikeK

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simeon was our waiter. He made the whole dining experience fantastic with his stories and humor. He was always there if we needed anything, knew the menu inside and out and wasn't afraid to make suggestions, if asked. We went for a taste of Romanian style cuisine, which they didn't really have, but it was very close. (If they only had palenta.) The food, however, was fantastic. It was our first time in the restaurant, but it will definitely not be the last.

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  37. Do10hedron

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I went on a Saturday night and were disappointed with the overall service. Though pleasant in attitude, the place seemed to be poorly managed. We enjoyed our food well enough but won't likely return given the number of alternatives with good service. It took nearly 40 minutes to get out food and the ambiance was... confusing? It reads like a sports bar but seems to want to be a more upscale restaurant.

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  38. bonjour123

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Sophies! Lovely Valentines celebration with our daughter!

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  39. ChefCindy

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Honestly the hamburgers are poor quality beef. Stale roll all around not happy eating at this establishment

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  40. Tripper

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just acceptable. Had stuffed cabbage -- disappointing to say the least. Two small cabbage rolls for $17.50! No side dishes, no rolls. Twenty per cent gratuity added to the bill for only 2 people with no notice of this policy beforehand. Servers were cordial. I would not dine there again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sophie's Grill & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 757-3317.

Sophie's Grill & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sophie's Grill & Bar

2734 NC 55 Hwy, Cary, NC 27519

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a parking lot available in the plaza.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 757-3317
  • Private party facilities
    We take parties of 20+ all the way to 150 guests! Please contact us for more information.
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