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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.

9314 Amherst Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunset Menu ($15.95): Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 822-9111

Website:
http://www.sofiaofmargate.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz on Saturday nights starting at 8:00pm.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sofia - Margate Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Tapas
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful , order the filet

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We hadn't been to Sofia in awhile and it was great. Will go again soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Pleasant experience, attentive service and an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Cold in dining room, moved to bar area which was a bit noisier.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The service was excellent. Cocktails ere offered right away. We had : Revithosalata, Spanakopita Flatbread, Ahi Tuna, Pasta Sophia, Pan Seared Gnocchi. All the food was excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is my go to restaurant every time. It’s so welcoming inside and the owner comes to every table to make sure the customer is happy.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dinner with our family celebrating the New Year!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

all of us enjoyed our meal. prices were good appitizers great, flatbread outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been there several times over the summer , for happy hour and for dinner. It is my favorite restaurant at the Shore.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What a find!!
Enjoyed the authentic cuisine that was so enjoyable. Cocktails were cold and bright. Ummm
David our waiter was knowledgeable and courteous. Can’t say enough. Great dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always Consistent! Very Friendly!
Delicious! We love going to SOFIA's with Family & Friends for any occasion.
Also love going for date night!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Birthday Celebration!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was decent but the price was ridiculously high. Mid 30’s for an ala carte entree with no salad or vegetables is quite expensive for an evening dinner.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always had a great meal!
Cool bar! Great food. Service is spot on!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place has a superb happy hour everyday plus superb food for a nice relaxing dinner .

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always good. We have never had a bad meal there. A little noisy, but, that was likely due to the size of the crowd. It was very busy.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Terrific local joy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Sophia-great cooking

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, excellent service get place for ant occasion

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Staff was pleasant and attentive. Went in off season, seated promptly. Food was excellent, perfect size portions. Would visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Restaurant is very noisy. It was also very hot.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Too overpriced. Ordered Pan-seared Ahi Tuna medium-rare, and they well-done it. Tasted like cardboard. Tiramisu wasn’t all that great either. Service was good though.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

incredibly loud!!! food fair- not worth the wait for table!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was very good and you don't need to call 3 month in advance to get a table 👍

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Love the Greek salad! Tuna and pasta dishes are always delicious. Service is great! It can be a little noisy at times

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful ambience...wonderful food...wonderful service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Service was excellent and food was outstanding .Room is relatively quiet and nicely decorated.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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