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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Special Occasion (23)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fun (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Casual (7)
Live Music (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Tapas (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Waterfront (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday Celebration!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 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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·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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·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 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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 (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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·Dined on September 10, 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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·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 5, 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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 (Naples)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The hostesses are always extremely pleasant and accommodating and the service staff is very good. The food is wonderful and consistent.We LOVE the whole fish....SO good!!!!!!! We frequent Sofia's and are always pleased with our experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

While the food was superb, all of the servers were very inexperienced. The water server spilled on us then asked us if we needed a napkin to clean it up. The waiter was polite but it read clearly that this was his first job in wait service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent meal prompt and courteous service

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very unpleased with the noise level and food. The tables were so close together that all you could hear were other people yelling over each other. I had one of Sofia's classic dish which was anything but classic. The shrimp and sea bass was completely overcooked. Just not what we expected in the least.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our go to place in margate. Food never disappoints. Service always excellent. Owners always present and vigilant. We go there weekly year round. Our highest recommendation

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was excellent, server was also very good.

The experience "checking in" was less than stellar, poor communication above t what was going on, where we should wait, what the process was after we told the hostess our name and our reservation time.

There was a huge crowd of people at the hostess desk, not really clear if they were waiting to put their name down, if they had already checked in and were waiting to be seated, or what. Kind of a mess there for sure.

Eventually, we were seated at about 8:20 for an 8:00 reservation. What's the point of a reservation?

Atmosphere was VERY lovey, high noise level all through go our meal, lots of activity and tight space, if you enjoy a hustling/bustling meal, this is sure to please in that regard.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, and the service was excellent. The food was
decent, but grossly overpriced for the quality and quantity. We had a nice evening for a special occasion, but won't go back for at least another year as there are too many other options in the area with far better food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great find in Margate. Great food, great service. I wish I had known there was a patio but the inside is very nice too. We loved the flaming cheese and dips as appetizers and the seafood was delicious. Would definitely go back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We sat upstairs outside. It is the second time we were there in one week.
Last week we sat downstairs.
Great food
Seats uncomfortable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was ok but the restaurant is super noisy! They made us wait 20 minutes after our reservation for our table and the owner was incredibly rude to my brother while we were waiting.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Waitress was nice and tried really hard, but it was an All around terrible dining experience. Bad food, tables all on top of each other, so loud, just terrible!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Reservation for 8pm and wasn't seated until 8:30pm. Apparently the hostess at the desk doesn't seat customers so had to wait for someone for almost 30 minutes. Heard many patrons complaining so we were apprehensive about our dining experience. Ordered an appetizer that was never brought out. Had to tell our server after she brought out salads. Finally came out. She told us they had no more specials because they were all sold out. Asked about authentici Greek dishes since it is a Greek restaurant and the menu only listed 4 dishes that were Greek. She said other dishes made with Greek seasonings. Not sure that's true. Felt sorry for our server because she looked rushed and harried. Not sure we'll be back. Other restaurants in area have given us a better dining experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Definitely OVER RATED and definitely OVER PRICED. Better to go to MAYNARD's next door!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent! Service was great we have not been here in a while and were nervous. But it did not disappoint.

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

Enjoyed my first visit to Sofia's - excellent menu with a wide variety of choices.....the Branzino was tasty and nicely prepared. Wait staff was very responsive and I will definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Unfortunately, had an awful experience. The food was good but the service was really horrible. Went for dinner during happy hour and waited an hour and a half for our food. Other tables around us who ordered after us had already eaten and left way before we were served. Two diners in our party got their food and then the rest of the party waited another 15-20 minutes. Service staff was not accommodating about the delay which was probably an error on their part or the kitchen. Wouldn't recommend or go back.

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