Sofia - Margate
Sofia is now open 7 days a week featuring specialty cocktails, premium spirits and a wine list ranging from mainstream vintages to opulent varietals.
"Happy Hour" is at the bar on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations for "Happy Hour".
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Lollipop Lamb Chops
Grilled Domestic, Mediterranean herbs, slaw
Baked and layered eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, tomato ground beef, Kefalograviera bechamel
Shrimp with basil marinara, feta, kasseri, ouzo, pita
Always delicious! Great atmosphere! We will be back!
Beautiful restaurant, lovely service, delicious quality food. Love it here.
My husband’s birthday! Absolutely wonderful. The staff was knowledgeable and helped make the evening a success with thoughtful recommendations.
Our waiter approached us for our drink order approximately 10 minutes after we were seated. We order a half bottle of wine. He returned with a full bottle we were concerned if we said anything we would never see him again. We placed our order and watched everyone who placed orders after us get served and we were still waiting for our appetizers. We couldn’t find our waiter so we asked a busboy where our salad and soup where. Dinners came after that but we never saw our waiter. Nobody checked on us until it was time for dessert. Our busboy checked to see if we wanted dessert. We declined and our check appeared with the missing waiter. No apologies nothing. We were a party of 2 and were there for 2 hours. The restaurant was crowded and did not appear to be understaffed.
New Year’s Eve
Unfortunately, because of the Margate Bridge Toll, we won't be back. It's a matter of principle. From where we live (Barnegat), there's plenty of very good romantic type restaurants to patronize...So why pay an extra $4.00 in tolls to get there?
Alway great there and food is consistent. It was New Year’s Eve and we went last year also and ate outside with heaters due to covid. A wonderful evening !
Love this place one of the best at the shore
My family and I having made this a Christmas eve tradition.....though the family is a little smaller, the consistency is spectacular. We have doing this for about seven or eight years and Sofias always impresses.
Sofia Restaurant had a warm and inviting ambiance when we dined there. The staff was pleasant and attentive,inspite of how busy they were. The meal was better than good with a delicious branzino as an entree. I would highly recommend Sofia.
Excellent service and atmosphere. Food was delicious and portions were appropriate
Early Christmas dinner with friends and family.
A most unique dish, the special, the Boar Osso Bucco was outstanding. The Chef made a special Gluten Free sauce for my friend Jack’s Osso Bucco, nice touch. Both of the girls had Crab cakes which were reported to be Ok. Great server, great atmosphere.
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Celebrating daughter’s performance
Prices have gone up tremendously, maybe 30 percent. A surf and turf from $ 40 range to $ 78 is Ridiculous. Not worth the price
The food was outstanding! Would highly recommend to anyone!
very accommodating. very nice atmosphere great food
My meal was exceptional. I had one of the specials. Loved that the decorations were so festive.
Another delicious dinner here! Be back soon!
Excellent Atmosphere, Excellent Service and Outstanding food best on Absecon Island for Ambiance and delicious Mediterranean cuisine
I had not been to Sofia’s FR some time because of a bad experience. After going back I am embarrassed I stayed away as long as I did. Everything was excellent. An attentive server, that seemed interested in what we might want or need, a good pace for dining, and we thought everything we ordered was prepared extremely well, and everything tasted great. I will return often in the future.
Always a wonderful experience!
We had a delicious dinner, with fabulous server GiGi!
Everything was 5 stars! From
The greeting at the door, George behind the bar, our server, and the food was beyond delicious!
Our first time at Sofia, and we’ll be back! Great ambiance, great food & the wait staff is so friendly and so good at what they do!
This was our second very disappointing meal at Sofia. We used to think it was a quality restaurant.
Our server didn’t seem to know how to do his job. He consistently offered us amenities too late (ie cracked pepper for our salads when they were half eaten). He also did not seem at all concerned about doing a decent job.
Besides an inattentive and inexperienced server, the food was barely passable. My husband’s seafood pescatore had zero shellfish and was a skimpy portion. The few shrimp were dried out. My seafood pla ki was more ample but the shrimp were so dried out I couldn’t eat them. We skipped dessert as we just wanted to leave. This was a pricey dinner that was uncomfortable and unappetizing.
Great food! We will be back!
The food was superb. Well plated, tasty, and priced accordingly! Our server was very pleasant and made excellent recommendations. The wine list was large and reasonable. Thanks for a great experience.
We are outside. The ambiance was perfect. The heaters were awesome and plentiful and we were not cold. Service was great. Food did not disappoint.
Very good as usual
Sofia’s never disappoints! The ambiance, the staff, and the food is magnificent. There is something to satisfy everyone’s pallet. Try the Greek salad, the entrees are fabulous and the desserts are quite different than you will find at any restaurant! Great night, great people, great meal!
Was a very good dinner! Great atmosphere. A little pricy but good.
My girlfriend and I “Love” this wonderful restaurant.
The food, service, atmosphere is first class as well as Sofia,the owner.
It is our favorite dining spot at the Shore!
Looking forward to returning next week!
If you want to celebrate a special occasion, entertain your family and friends, this is the place!.
Dave was a wonderful server. The gluten-free crab cakes were stellar as was the short rib special.
We have been to Sophia's many times over the years and, as always, the food, staff, ambiance is just right. We were upstairs next to a large party but the sound level was good.
Our waitress Gabby was excellent
Always quality food and enjoyable wine selection. Favorites are the octopus appetite and the sea bass.
We wish that you would offer more vegetables. My husband cannot eat broccoli and cauliflower, which is already mixed into your very limited vegetable medley. Please give us a better choice. We love Sofia’s!
Food and service was terrific! Hostess was disconnected and on the side of “rude”. All at our table made same comment about her. She needs a back end job, not front of house!
Sofia - Margate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 822-9111.
Sofia - Margate is rated 4.6 stars by 1917 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.