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Sofia Italian Grill

3.8
3.8
1515 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Whether it is a business lunch, a pre-theater supper, a celebratory dinner or a private party, Sofia Italian Grill can accommodate your needs. We can help turn ordinary occasions into extraordinary meals, and special occasions into affairs to remember.
Our large bar has it's own menu with plenty of room eat.

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3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience

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69% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst customer service that I have ever experienced.

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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    On Sunday Dec 20th we had 5:00 reservations (show tickets at 7:30) for 8. When we arrived the doors were locked and chained shut. The Restaurant looked like it was set up and ready for business (tables set and a full bar ready to go). Not sure if the Landlord locked them out or something else happened. Called the phone number but no answer and no message. Notified OpenTable and they said they would look into it.

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    Roxie251

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our night was almost ruined-we arrived at Sofia's right before our reservation time (Thursday, December 17th at 5:30) just to find out that the place was not open. Luckily we had a backup plan or my family would have had a hard time finding a place to eat before the Christmas show. Had a wonderful dinner at Ruth Chris instead.

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    Reggiey

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We made a reservation and it was not respected ! They killed our evening in NYC. And we were not alone

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    Foodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    After waiting over an hour with a 7:00 reservation, we left. The poor hostess was trying very hard to give customers answers, but there were just no answers that were acceptable. They clearly were overbooked and didn't have enough help. There were several empty tables that needed to be bused the entire time we waited. Sorry Sophia's won't be going back.

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    Nottoopicky

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Had a reservation for 6:30, we waited until 7:30 and the hostess said it could be another 30 minutes. The hostess also said that Open Table was overbooking and that it wasn't the restaurants fault. If you don't mind waiting it could be a for you.

  7. TP

    TimP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience was superb. The dinner menu had something for everyone and they did not disappoint with any of the dishes. I was very pleased and even my two toughest critics enjoyed - my two boys, 9 and 11 years old!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We wanted lunch close by to Rockefeller center. The food was very good and the service was prompt. I would highly recommend Sofia's grill.

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    NYFoodie

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    With the other reviews I was expecting a great dining experience. But found the food to be very bland with little or no spice in the seafood dish my husband ordered. And I had the spaghetti which was very bland. We were seated near the waiter station and our waiter kept snorting thru out our whole meal. Very upsetting. Would not revisit this restaurant again.

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    Gerard

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2015

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    Horrible service!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Horrible service. The waiter kept forgetting what we ordered. Forgot about my boyfriends wine. The restaurant was out of 2 dishes that we tried to order. Ordered desert and the waiter came back 5 minutes later asking what we wanted for desert. Heard really good things about this place. We will not be returning.

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    LyndsiM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Not a true Italian restaurant. The food was NOT good at all. 3 tables around us sent their food back. We did not, because I felt bad but the pasta was super under cooked and the side of mac and cheese was a bowl of cheese soup with a few noodles. And the prices they charge are insane for the quality of food. Yuck.

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    Tonja

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The food took forever to come out. It was mediocre at best. I was entertaining friends from Florida and we had show tickets. I chose Sofia because it was close to the theatre and it sounded good on this site. It was not. I was embarrassed at how bad it was, and won't go back.

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    ogmila

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2015

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    When arriving, the hottest pointed to the table where my family and I were going to sit, instead of walking us to our table (should have left then). Ordered a bottle of wine, 45 minutes latter it arrived. The food was okay (no seasoning used at all), nothing to get excited about, but the service was terrible. And when you order a $55.00 steak, it's the customers privilege to cut it, shouldn't be pre sliced... Should have listened to the reviews I have read about service, there all true.

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    Cali66

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second dinner experience at Sophia's and the second experience was even better than the first experience. Both times the service was absolutely outstanding. Our server (Luis) was friendly, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu (expected) but about the ingredients, history and origin. We had out 10 year old daughter with us and while the ambiance would be considered a bit upscale and romantic it was absolutely kid friendly. The food was outstanding and the grilled beef was better than famous name steak joints. We absolutely will go back to Sophia's and will recommend it to everyone we know who will visit the city.

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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We loved our experience. The food was very good and the wait staff was cordial, pleasant and responsive. We would definitely go again

  17. BF

    BrianFood

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner here couldn't have been better - it was amazing. I had the pork chop and my fiancee had the filet mignon - both were great. We had a mozzarella dish for appetizer. We also had the creme brulet for dessert. Dinner could not have been better. Kudos to the waiter, chef, and all the employees who were tremendously accommodating and just made it a memorable dinner. Great spot for dinner before a show at radio city - right around the block.

  18. FL

    FishLover

    Atlanta

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My friend and I were in NYC for a girls' weekend of theater and shopping. We went to Sofia for dinner and were very pleased. The atmosphere was lovely (more romantic than we needed, for sure!) and the waiters were delightful. They were attentive, friendly, and efficient. We both had a salad with poached pears and some kind of cheese (goat cheese, maybe?). It was really delicious. We shared the veal scallopini, which was very good. We thought the prices were fair and the restaurant lovely. Given the overwhelming choices of pre-theater spots, I think we made a great choice.

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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took wife to Sophia's after Broadway show. Place was beautiful and close to time square; however far enough away to avoid the crowed. Food was great would go again.

  20. SN

    SkitchNM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I went to Sofia's Grill for dinner on Tuesday night. Everything was terrific. The food, the service, and the ambiance. I had the veal with mushrooms, which was excellent. We also had calamari as an appetizer and a chocolate lava cake for dessert. The wait staff could not have been more attentive. We did have one major issue though. The credit card machine was down...but they didn't tell us that until AFTER we had already had dinner. I found that very frustrating, though it didn't ruin the wonderful night and experience. I would definitely go back.

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    worldtraveler

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2015

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    Our server was amazing and very attentive. Great suggestions on daily pasta! Amazing crab ravioli that was recommended by my server. Very rich and unique flavor. Loved the location, great bar! Only hiccup was the credit car machine or connection was not working and we had to pay cash ( Who carries that much cash for a work trip!) So, almost ruined the night. But otherwise amazing place!

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    diane

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    My daughter and I met a cousin and his daughter for dinner. We had chosen a mid-town Italian restaurant as we were unsure about food preferences. Italian usually works. The food (I had veal scallopine) was below average and very chewy. We were seated in the back under a fan but it was still extremely warm. Our server seemed nice but he regularly interrupted conversation and I think he thought he was humorous. When I asked what chardonnays were offered by the glass, he said, I have 3 wines...white, red, and pink. Then he laughed and walked away. I wasn't sure what to order! None of our party of four would ever return. The evening was delightful due to the company and nothing else.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    We had eaten @ Sofia's in 2011 & found its new location for our 38th wedding anniversary visit (which I mentioned in our reservation)to NYC; what a disappointment. It certainly was the not the same as we remembered. We arrived @5, pre-Broadway play, seemingly unbeknownst to the host. We asked to be seated at the window for great people watching. The table was too wobbly, as was my stool, so we had to move. I ordered Merlot; they had none. My husband Iwanted a cold draught; they had none. We chose Pinot Noirs; they were $15 a glass. We both had salads and pasta. The food was good, not exceptional. Our server was very accommodating and we felt well attended to. When our $100+ bill arrived, I paid w/a Visa gift card. It was returned to me, as their "machine" wasn't working! We had to pay cash! There was no Italian music to create a bona fide, romantic Italian ambience; I almost said something to our waiter. There was no mention of our anniversary nor any special gesture, i.e. dessert " on the house." Sofia's will not be on our itinerary when we return to NYC.

  24. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My son was in NY on business and spoke to some of my NY contacts, they recommended Sophia. Easy to get to from Penn Station by subway, food was fresh and tasted good, wait staff was attentive. Retsaurant was a bit dark for my tastes but menu could be easily read. Gnocci, tortellini and lobster ravioli were all tasty. A bit pricey ($$$) but hey, its NYC, lol

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    Alwayemp1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was served hot and delicious. The staff was attentive to every need and possible change that one could ask for while dinning. It was relaxing and refreshing - never rushed. A very enjoyable experience. I will return there any time I am in the area, no question about that.

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    Skye

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful time, the food was excellent and flavorful (filet mignon) but most of all our waiter, Luis, was very attentive, thoughtful and the best! He was on point with everything and catered to our son serving his food first, the food was delicious right down to the desert. Highly recommend Sofia to anyone!

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    nicclee

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2015

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    This was my first time at Sofia Italian Grill. I wanted a nice sit-down restaurant to take my family to before a concert at Radio City and the location of the restaurant was very convenient. It was easy to get a reservation, and I now understand why. While the service was great - our waiter was very attentive and friendly - the food was very disappointing. A few of us ordered a seafood pasta dish, which sounded appetizing on paper. The 'light tomato sauce' was really just tomato water. The linguini tasted like it had been pre-made. Nothing had any flavor, in spite of the presence of dry herbs all over the dish. The scallops appeared to have been diced up and then over-cooked. They were rubbery. The tiny shrimp were also over-cooked and borderline rubbery. The only redeeming quality was that they used real crab. They also included gratuity in the bill, which seemed audacious for the overall quality of the food they're serving. I guess it's so we don't take it out on the nice wait staff. Do yourself a favor and save your money. Go somewhere else.

  28. GT

    GT33

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2015

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    I live in the city and was looking for a place to grab dinner before a show. This restaurant was a complete tourist trap. Terrible Italian food, would never go back.

  29. LG

    LakesideGrandma

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We attended an event at Radio City on a Saturday night, and of course I put off getting a dinner reservation until the day before. There were not many reservations left at 6PM. I had never come across Sofia Italian Grill in any of my many searches for pre-theater dinner, but decided to try it strictly in favor of an across the street parking voucher. Great choice! We had Manhattans at the bar which were perfect, but priced for midtown NYC. We had to make a few modifications to our dinner choices, but my grilled tuna was delicious. Wait service was exceptional. Our server paid attention to my dietary needs. The interior space is open and inviting. Try it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Had fried calamari appetitizer and salmon for lunch...just very average..I thought would be much better based on reviews. Much better optons available.

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    diner155

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the service was great! What more can I say!

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    Pete

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Clean, neat with nice white tablecloths. Polite waiters, management came over to ask how everything was. Food was very tasty and fresh. They ran out of veal when it was only noon. How do you not have veal in a Italian restaurant? I would go back.

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    Alice

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Staff tries to be really accommodating , food fairly good . Wines by the glass terrible. We needed a place near 48th and Park for an early dinner. Probably would not return

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Did not honor my reservation. Turned into a skeezy nightclub. Do not go here.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    we dropped in on our way to a Top of The rock tour and were pleasantly surprised. Spotless white tablecloths excellent supply of cold tap water and superb food served piping top. Sides are for sharing as they are too much for one. All 4 of us were well pleased

  36. I

    Italot

    Munich

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Refusing to give us an espresso because the machine is already cleaned is ridiculous for a supposedly Italian restaurant. It's also not classy to bring the check while we're still eating dessert just so they can close down quicker. Last time I brought a client there.

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    Liam

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Cannot understand how this place can get a single positive review. From the wine scam to the inedible food. Go hungry as opposed to eating here. Seriously.

  38. t

    t8te

    Washington DC

    233 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A nice Italian restaurant not far from the theatre district - they take late reservations so a good place for dinner after a show. Red sauce is very good. Though my penne arrived less than hot, they were very attentive and kind about heating it up, and it tasted wonderful! Also, they brought us a complimentary dessert when they saw on the reservation that this was a birthday celebration. Couldn't ask for better service. I'd go back!

  39. S

    Suzanne

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been going to Sofia's since the old days when they were in the Edison Hotel. The new location is even better. Food and service are outstanding. Louis is our favorite waiter in NY.

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    BruceWayne

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    If your looking for a nice romantic evening with great service, then this is not the place. We had a 5 course dinner where we had to wait 30-45 minutes in between courses without the waiter asking if we were ready for the next course. For the cost, I except my napkin to be placed on my lap and for an explanation of the dinner. However, after being seated it took 10-15 for a waiter to show up and then another 10-15 for a menu. The food was average. They were actually out of one of the courses that I wanted. To make matters worse, the waiter didn't inform me and brought me what he thought I wanted instead. Just to name a few examples. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant.

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