About Sofia - Margate
Our diverse menu features a plethora of fresh fish and sensational seafood along with numerous Mediterranean eclectic dishes, premium aged steaks, chops, vegetarian selections, grilled entrées and mezes (Greek-style tapas).
Sofia is now open 7 days a week starting with "Happy Hour" featuring specialty cocktails, premium spirits and a wine list ranging from mainstream vintages to opulent varietals.
Margate, NJ 08402
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunset Menu ($15.95): Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz on Saturday nights starting at 8:00pm.
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sofia - Margate Ratings and Reviews
Arrived early, mentioned reservation on Open Table but person who seated us did not check us in, resulting in OT contacting me about "no show." Service spotty at best but another server covered pretty well. Plaki overcooked, fish not fresh, but otherwise a very good Sofia experience.
This was our first time to Sofia's and we enjoyed the meal very much. My wife and I started off with a couple martinis before dinner and then settled into their Trio appetizer which was delicious. I also ordered the crab bisque soup which I think was a special but it was one of the best I ever had. My wife had the crab cakes which has lots of crab in them and I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was good. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and we will be returning again.
We had a wonderful dining experience on Valentine's Day. Our server was so gracious--personable but also professional. My wife's lamb oso bucco with orzo and spinach was delicious, as was my seafood pataki. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special night out at reasonable prices in a distinctive Mediterranean atmosphere.
We had a group of eight and they were kind enough to give us a table in a quiet area. Service was excellent as was the food. My wife and I enjoy sitting at the bar and just getting a bunch of small plates. Everyone liked their food and there was plenty to take home as well. The bar was very active with nice music too. The decor is nice. Very Mediterranean with arched doorways and nice finishes. They had a fire going which helped on this very cold evening. Parking is convenient in a lot just east of the restaurant (towards the ocean).
As soon as you arrive at Sofia’s you can feel the warmth, friendliness of the staff and the ambiance this restaurant has to offer. The menu choices are fabulous. You can get flatbreads , wonderful appetizers and the entries are nice sized portions and delicious. Great wine selections. Finish it off with a marvelous dessert. My favorite is the pistachio gelato or tiramisu. Mmmm
Our service was terrible. Our waiter never came back to ask us if we wanted another drink. We had to flag him down to ask for another round. Asked if we like to see the dessert menu an we replied yes, he never brought it to us. Twenty minutes later he handed us our check. Definately a restaurant they cater to their regulars. It’s too bad because I don’t think we’d go back. Service is number one in our book.
Sofia's is one of our favorite restaurants in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. The food is absolutely excellent including dessert. The service is superb….very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We love the entertainment….nice dinner music, not loud and boisterous. We love the ambiance. It was a little costly, that's why it is such a treat for us to go once or twice a year. NEVER CLOSE!!! We love Sofia's. Thank you.
We chose this restaurant because it served Greek food and we were celebrating our anniversary which we've done for the past 28 years after going on our honeymoon to Athens and Santorini. The food was very good and the octopus and Greek salad were excellent. However, on a slow off season Saturday night, I felt the dinner was rushed. Our reservation was for 7:15 pm and the check was presented to us around 8:30 pm. There could have been more time between the appetizers and the entrees. We weren't completely done with the apps and the main dinners arrived. It would have been nice for some time before the main courses arrived. Other than that the place was very good.
Food and drinks were great. The hostess and the manager(I’m assuming she was also the owner) were great. Our waitress was the worst server ive ever had. Absolutely no care to make eye contact or conversation. Wasn’t even a busy night so can’t blame her lack of enthusiasm on that.
Food was great but our server was god awful.
I had the seafood and it was delicious! The crab cocktail was the best I ever had. My husband had the Veal Chop Parmesan and he didn't care for it. He said there was too much breading and not enough veal. Service was very good and the ambiance was nice. We had a reservation and didn't have to wait very long for our table. I'd definitely go back.
Will start by saying that the food was very good and very reasonably priced at Sofia's. Unfortunately, does not appear that they understand how reservations work. We had a 730 reservation however, we were not seated until 815. Wouldn't normally be as upset about this BUT the hostess proceeded to seat NUMEROUS parties that came in long after us and then after we informed both her and the manager that we would be in the bar area waiting, they proceeded to seat more parties in front of us. We know for a fact this happened because a party of 2 (We were a party of 2) who sat next to us at the bar told us that they had an 8 pm reservation and were sat before us! Literally, hostess came over and sat them knowing we were right there! Service aside, food was good and would recommend just be prepared to wait even with a reservation!
Love everything about Sophia's beginning with the warm bread and "Sophia's Olive Oil". Great, friendly service, on time seating (reservations), appetizer (Greek Salad), jumbo shrimp cocktail and perfectly prepared Bronzino with great fire roasted vegetables. It was difficult to choose an entrée; there are so many on the menu that we will have to keep returning. We would love to have dessert; one of these days we will save room.
We just left Sophia! The owners Sophia and Angela are the most accommodating and kindest women. They make you feel so special when you're walking. If Ute is exquisite and the service is always great. The restaurant itself is beautiful they have an outstanding outdoor space on the roof which she is so delightful and a lovely evening
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