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Sofreh, Brooklyn, NY

Sofreh

4.7
4.7
458 Reviews
$31 to $50
Persian
For parties larger than 6 visit www.sofrehnyc.com/events
Brooklyn restaurant featuring authentic Persian home cooking made with love.

Traditionally, Persian families gathered around the sofreh, an iconic fabric spread that served as the backdrop for beautiful displays of food during New Year, weddings, and other celebrations.

More than a decorative tablecloth, sofreh represents the warmth and hospitality that Persian people are known for. We embody this ethos at Sofreh, with traditional Persian dishes that represent/speak to the rich heritage and diversity of the region that is modern-day Iran. We want Sofreh to feel like a second home - a place where you can experience comforting food, made with love, in an inviting atmosphere.
Our philosophy is simple - food should be authentic, well crafted, and delicious. We capture this essence in everything we create, from our homemade yogurts to our fresh-baked breads. We even make our own pic

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 340-0322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nasim Alikhani

  • Private party facilities

    For groups larger than 6 including private events please visit www.sofrehnyc.com/events/

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Cross street

    Flatbush Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway: 2 & 3: Bergen Ave stop, B & Q: 7th Ave stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. BM

    BrentM

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A great night at this Persian restaurant. Took us a week to get a decent time reservation. Very nice inside, not too closely seated. Very welcoming staff. Food was amazing. The owner and chef personally introduced herself to us which was a very nice gesture. A bit confusing who our waiter was resulting in a few delays with dessert but this didn't distract from a great feed. Our most expensive dining experience so far in NY. Definitely recommend trying this place. A few minutes walk from Barclays.
  2. c

    carolynv

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So grateful to have had the opportunity to go to Sofreh on the night before the corona closure - if there was any restaurant in the city to have a memory to hunker down with, I can't imagine more beautiful tastes lingering in my mouth. Can't wait to support this elegant and warm place once again.
  3. H

    Holland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Dishes were beautiful and well executed! The airy modern space added to the ambiance.
  4. MG

    MaureenG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit to Sofreh and it doesn’t disappoint. The food was unique and delicious and reflective of Persian herbs and spices. We had a variety of appetizers and main dishes and each was outstanding. Eggplant appetizer and steak main course were our favorites. The owner moved gently from table to table offering menu suggestions and making sure each patron was enjoying their dining experience. We will definitely returns to Sofreh!
  5. WB

    WBranham

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sofreh is by far one of the best restaurants in New York. I was extremely impressed by the customer service, the expertly curated decor and more importantly the food. My waitress recommended the sea bass in tamarind sauce with saffron rice on the side, what a perfect creation. The attention to detail, balance of flavors and presentation were above reproach. To top it off, the chef/ owner and restaurant leadership team were genuinely engaging customers to ensure their expectations were exceeded. If you consider yourself a foodie or love food that overwhelms your taste buds with deliciousness, Sofreh is your next destination! And if you live in New York City, Sofreh is a 2 minute walk from Bergen St. station! Bon Appetit!
  6. TJ

    TimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    really lovely, can't wait to go again - really hate this character minimum b/c all I want is to convey unbridled enthusiasm
  7. MF

    MikiFlorin

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, very good food. Inexpensive considering the service.
  8. E

    Elliott

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. The owners were there and treated us with the most fantastic Persian hospitality I could ever ask for. Can’t wait to go back soon.
  9. DE

    DaniEats

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, excellent service, everything was perfect.
  10. VM

    VanessaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food. Place beautiful. The owner always comes to say hi. No frills with the food. Just amazing Persian food. You are on for a treat
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pooo oooo l looo ok poopo
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Best Persian food in nyc
  13. s

    s17mt

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I really liked the restaurant and food, but I was at dinner catching up with a friend and three times the waiter asked us if we could leave soon because the next table had arrived. Finally they offered us to head to the bar to continue drinking/catching up so we were happy to move. But when we got to the bar, the owner said those seats were reserved so we ended up having to leave. I was disappointed as the table next to us was there prior and after us leaving.
  14. S

    Sepi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff. I recommend this restaurant to everyone. It was my third time and I will keep coming back! <3
  15. DE

    DoctorE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    definitely- everything was amazingly prepared (except the rice pudding- not great)
  16. B

    Birthday

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Went for my birthday with friends. The food was lovely. We dropped a lot of money. The manager who seated us was great. The waitstaff knowledgeable and friendly. The owner was obnoxious. She cranked up the music half way through and when one of my guests gestured to turn it down a bit the owner said something ridiculous like she does it for the kitchen staff when they're on break. It was annoyingly loud, we saw the kitchen staff in the kitchen and not on break and none of them were smiling or excited about the loud music. Towards the end of the meal she put pressure on us to leave even though we were still eating (many courses) because she needed the table. She had people come by every 2 minutes to ask if they could clear the plates even though I was clearly still eating. Sadly, I did not experience a trace of Persian hospitality. Loved the food but won't be back. Very rude owner. Disappointed that I can't recommend it.
  17. CT

    CTFoodie

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about Sofreh! They thought through every little detail, from the ambiance to the aprons to the rice pairings. I thought the space was beautiful and relaxing and I loved everything we ordered. It's great for a family style meal. I can't wait to go back.
  18. l

    linnielo

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sofreh is a special restaurant. The food is amazing and the few times I’ve been did not disappoint. This time we went to celebrate the Mister’s birthday with friends. Perfect ambiance and food was amazing. I’m definitely returning.
  19. SK

    SelmaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good but not sublime. The menu is quite limited, which is a shame. My husband had leg of lamb which could have fed an army. Very good. I had a spicy beef stew, also good. The rice with kohlrabi and cabbage was less interesting than it sounded. The ambiance is a bit chilly, but I think that's because the owners specifically did not want an ethnic feel. Still, the place lacks warmth.
  20. NN

    NegarN

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience. The food is beyond this world. Authentic Persian cuisine which is also Americanized. Drinks are unbelievably interesting with a Persian style to them. I highly recommend this restaurant and would like to go back as soon as possible. The only issue is that you could go only by reservation and this is not always easy. This restaurant is mostly fully booked and you cannot make reservation way in advance.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was great! People were nice, food and service was excellent!! Will definitely go back and tell friends about as well. We have no complaints
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak and saffron rice!
  23. K

    Kevin

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great but the steak was a little tough.
  24. MM

    MMDT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was my husband’s and my first visit to Sofreh. We’d been looking forward to it for a while. The food was pretty good. Maybe too many rice dishes? You order one of a few types of rice to go along with your entree, the server suggested we also order the fried rice (patties) as another side, and rice pudding is one of the desserts offered. The service was a little precious. The tone is sort of like, “Isn’t this incredible?”. The entree I ordered—chicken placed on top of a sauce—had tomatoes (an ingredient I have to avoid) in the sauce. I knew that when I ordered it and asked if I could have just the chicken, and hold the sauce or put it on the side (so my husband could try it). The waitress said no, that they couldn’t do it without the sauce. I said ok, and that I’d host try to avoid the sauce. So, that’s what I did—I scraped the sauce off of the bottom of each bite of the chicken. I know the logical suggestion would be that I order something else, but the other dishes included other ingredients that I can’t eat, so the chicken was the best choice. It was just strange that the server was more interested in preserving the original dish than in serving it to me in a way that would work better for me (the customer, who paid $125 for dinner for two). I’m glad we tried it but we probably won’t go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, incredible food. Will definitely come back!
  26. k

    kimberlyp

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Loved the atmosphere- lively, fun, and lots of energy. Will definitely be back!
  27. VP

    VaclavP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a 6:00 p.m. seating on a Saturday which for us turned out to be the perfect time because we got there before the crowds arrived. We were seated immediately and the service was prompt and attentive throughout without being at all intrusive. The cocktail menu offers a number of unusual drinks with what appear to be traditional Persian flavorings -- the Sekanjabin martini was exceptional. The waiter was completely familiar with the dinner menu which provided sufficient variety for all five in our party to choose items they enjoyed. The appetizers and main courses were all delicious, and the waiter's suggestions were all on the mark. It was as perfect a dining experience as I have had in years.
  28. A

    Annie

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went after a performance at BAM The reception was gracious And the food wonderful!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Staff did not acknowledge note that it was a birthday. Drinks were too sweet. Dishes were confusing. Initial Server was inattentive. Other staff helped out half way through the dinner. Food was only ok. Overall overrated!
  30. CO

    CynthiaO

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The inventive Persian food is unfortunately overshadowed by the alternating pushy and indifferent service. We literally ordered twice as much food as we needed, due to the aggressive nature of the server, who basically was adding items on to our order and misleading us in the size of portions, etc. This felt wasteful, and then once the order was placed we never saw the server again. Beyond this the service was slow and not at all welcoming.
  31. s

    slmd7

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I find the food extremely salty. After four visits, there is a sameness to the dishes (yogurt, pomegranate, tamarind). However, more problematic is the owner/chef. She stands at the front of the restaurant. She does not greet her guests; she barely looks up. She does not come over to the tables to say hello. She does not speak to her wait staff. This is my fourth visit to the restaurant and she has never been any different. As a diner, I do not feel welcomed. I won't be going back.
  32. MP

    MatthewP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd been wanting to come here since the rave reviews in the New Yorker and NYT over a year ago. It was well worth the wait and exceeded my expectations. Nasim Alikhani, the owner, greeted everyone that walked in through the door as if we were coming to her house for dinner. The originality of the cocktails hinted at the surprises to come. I've eaten around the world and cook a lot myself and yet was surprised by many of the flavors in the food we ordered. Prices are a touch high but the servings are quite generous and some of the dishes (like the amazing duck) are more than enough for two people to share.
  33. f

    feedme

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service. Can’t wait to come back!
  34. NR

    NimaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Persian restaurant. I wished for years to have such a high quality restaurant nearby and now Sofreh is there. Highly recommended!
  35. KE

    KarleeE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the only persian restaurant in the world that matters, GO, go at all costs!! you must!!! don't let death take you before you get a chance to eat at this restaurant
  36. DL

    DLBKLYN

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food shines here--beautifully prepared with fresh, interesting ingredients and imaginative riffs on classic Persian cuisine. The space is thoughtfully designed. For the first hour, the noise level was very comfortable. Then at 7 p.m., the music was cranked up to a high volume, for no apparent reason, which was a very strange and unfortunate choice. To management: keep the music low and let your diners enjoy the miracles created in the kitchen.
  37. AH

    A2H2

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special meal out. Everything is delicious.
  38. CS

    ChristineS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing. We will return.
  39. MD

    MartinD

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Our server was disrespectful and inefficient. Dirty dishes were left on the table when other courses were placed. The noise level was painfully loud.
  40. A

    Angeline

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was good, but overpriced for the relatively small portion size.

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Sofreh is rated 4.7 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Flatbush Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Prospect Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway: 2 & 3: Bergen Ave stop, B & Q: 7th Ave stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nasim Alikhani

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 340-0322

  • Private party facilities

    For groups larger than 6 including private events please visit www.sofrehnyc.com/events/

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