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About Sofrito NYC

At Sofrito, the aromatic mix includes the authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine, The magnificent sounds of music from around the world, The Caribbean atmosphere, The delightful living room dining room decor, and fantastic service which takes you back to our Island, Puerto Rico.

679 Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10031
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Puerto Rican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday 4:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 12:30am (Lounge open until 4:00am)

Cross Street:
145th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 754-5999

Website:
http://www.sofritony.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday : Jazz Band
Thursday's-Saturday's : Live Djs
Sunday's Brunch: Live Band

Catering:
Sofrito caters to Private parties, corporate events or just a family get together. Our menu consists of a variety of Puerto Rican dishes & desserts, that will make you crave for more.

Parking Details:
Valet parking $15.00 (Cash Only)

Public Transit:
D,B,A trains to 145th & St. Nicholas Avenue
1 train to 145th & Amsterdam Avenue

Executive Chef:
Frank Maldonado

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sofrito NYC Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Scenic View (4)
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Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Authentic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I reserved a table for 2 ( my wife and I), got there 10 minutes early to see a club scene which I wasn't looking for, But I didn't let that bother me. Walked in and spoke with the hostess, she told us to sit by the bar and someone will come seat us. From afar I notice she was talking with the waiter on seating another group and two girls plus us. He wasn't paying her much mind since he was into the girls. He seated both the two girls and the group, but didn't bother with my wife and I. So I left it alone, waited 15 minutes after that and still nothing. The hostess looked at me but with a guilty look. after another 10 minutes I just walked out. It was the worst experience ever. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless someone that likes to waste time.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service me and my fiancé loved the restaurant definitely would go back even on a regular day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My friend and I went for restaurant week. First off the location is gorgeous right on the water. Our server was friendly. The food was so delicious. The empanadas were so flavorful as were the sauces. I had the pernil with the rice with pigeon peas and the meat was juicy and packed with flavor. Dessert and the drinks were just so yummy. We both looked forward to coming back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Horrible!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great services and love the food it was amazing the view was just amazing next to the water was just overall great experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The noise level of the DJ was excessive in the dining room. The floor near the bar was wet from drinks that were spilled throughout the bar area and remained wet for a prolonged amount of time while the host and staff members walked back and forth through the restaurant. Two females danced alone in lounge chairs by the wall in very provocative and inappropriate ways. The behavior and foul language was acceptable to staff while families with children waited for tables and were dining. It would be nice if management would pay more attention to the ambiance and took more control of these situations.

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I really enjoyed celebrating me and my friends birthday dinner at Sofrito!!!! We will be coming back very soon.

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was my 3rd time at Sofrito’s and each time I enjoyed the food, ambience & the waiters get a 10.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

After work, especially early in the week is amazing. Very slow and you get a beautiful view of the city and bridge.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere but my server was a bit rude. Despite this, i would definitely go back!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food did not have any Latin flavor it was very blan steak with white rice, beans and platano but I do have to say on a positive note the dopa vieja was good but on top of that they put an automatic 20% gratuity, the mixed drinks on the menu all had some sort of lemon juice in it making it very sour. I came to the original sofrito and was fond of it at the time but after coming again I was not to happy. Valet parking $15 plus’s tip most places in that are do free valet and hey if we want to tip $20 we can do so but let tit be the choice of the customer.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Horrible experience. I waited an hour and forty minutes just to be served my appetizers for a group of 3. We paid 155 dollars and never received our food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The restaurant was amazing and the ambience beautiful. The food was authentic Puerto Rican dishes. I had the Pernil with Spanish rice and plantains and hubby had the skirt steak with Spinach and plantains. It was delicious and the portions were huge. The appetizers were not the best. I had fried calamari and it was overcooked and the calamari sauce tasted like canned tomato sauce. My hubby had Empanadas that tasted great on the inside but the dough was too thick.
Appetizers aside the overall experience was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The atmosphere was beautiful and the wait staff were pleasant, however I was not impressed with the food. I got the piononos as an app, the paella for dinner, and the tres leches for dessert. The portions were big and I ended up taking most of my food home, but I felt it was overpriced and underflavored. Would not recommend for dinner. Maybe for just drinks and lounge.

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

Food was cold and spinach was out of a bag, not fresh

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food, fantastic drinks and great service. The atmosphere is family friendly but great DJ for late night fun. I loved the outside seating!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very good!!! Love the food & music!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Beautiful scenery and amazing food but they should train their servers but that didn't ruin the night!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Yes very nice we had a great time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Coconut rice is horrible and the rice for the rice and beans was not fully cooked.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I made reservations but was running late. When we reached we were seated immediately. I guess Saturday nights they have a dj and the music was poppin. Me and my man were jamming while we were eating. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun and trendy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Let's start off with the positive the atmosphere was great and music was on par.

On the negative side
No one enjoyed their food
The white rice tasted like coconut
The calamari tasted like fried chicken
The coconut mojito didn't have the coconut flavor
The ropa vieja tasted as if there was only sofrito and no meat.

I was very disappointed with food and the service. We didn't get our meals together. Our waiter disappeared only saw him to take our orders and to give us the check , and then we got stuck giving him a $40 when he didn't even do anything. With the reviews of the restaurant I was under the impression of up to par service. However I was not impressed and would not visit here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service was slow and horrible. The waiter was very careless and acting as he was "over it" when taking our orders. The mosquitos outside were the worst. They should have some kind of repellent to keep them away from our person and our food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was average . The atmosphere was very casual. There were people in shorts and flip flops . I wold have liked a more sophisticated atmosphere to celebrate my birthday.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This place has a very nice ambience the view is great. I don't think they should be charging you $15 valet but they do so be prepared. Upon entering the hostess was doing more talking on the phone then really paying attention. However, I was seated quickly and allowed so wait for my party which was good. Most restaurants won't see you unless everyone is present we all know that. So after being seated I ordered a drink Hennessey Colada. It was pretty good appetizers was fried calamari which was tasty and shrimp and chicken empanada. The empanadas were not good chicken was dry shrimp where??? I myself can make better empanadas. My friend had mashed potatoes with her shrimp they were awful taste like old potatoes boxed potatoes taste better than that. Oh and be careful pay attention to your bill it clearly says gratuity added with 5 or more people. Turns out they add it if your bill is over 100 bucks so pay attention or you will double tip

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had a nice time with friends. Sat outside and watched the amazing view

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Also love this restaurant. Such a great vibe! We enjoyed the music as well as the waterfront.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was sub-par, prices were a bit much for quality/portion sizes. Music was incredibly loud when we sat outside for dinner. Wait or could barely even understand us when ordering (even brought wrong beer although I drank it anyway instead of correcting). Would be great for a happy hour or late night drinks, dinner not so much.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

First of all I got mosquito bites from sitting outside. But mostly the issue was we had 3 different severs, none of whom actually paid us attention. We Didnt get a refill on our water until we got the check. Food and drinks are over priced and 20% mandatory gratuity for 2 people (that isn't mentioned on the menu) is absolutely ridiculous but explains why the servers didn't care. Overall I wouldn't come back. If you're Latino you've had food better than this.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Like the other reviews I read before visiting said, the view is what you go for because the service begs for plenty of improvement. Would be shocked if someone told me that it was NOT our waitress's first day in restaurant service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Went to Sofrito for Restaurant Week and was pleased beyond measure at my experience there. Excellent food, excellent service and excellent views....will be there again soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Sofrito on the Hudson was nice my guest and I sat out side. The music was good, overall the place is very clean food, tasty, fresh. The staff were very friendly and attentive . My drinks remained cold even though I chose to come here on a extremely hot day. Nice view Probably even better at night. I would definitely return.

Tags: Spicy, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was a great time. Went for my mother's birthday, Altagracia was the best server ever!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The service was great! We were celebrating a birthday. Our waiter Eddie had a great attitude and made sure everything went accordingly. The food was delicious! Great view , energy and music. I would definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This was a great place to celebrate your birthday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I love the scenery...Food is authentic, very cozy and a great atmosphere for relaxing while you eating.

Tags: Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Cozy, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food was delicious and the waitress was very nice. I will be coming g back soon

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Casual, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Loved it so much ! Amazing service, beautiful views & great service !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great place! Been to the former one first time at the riverside drive location. Loves it even more!

Tags: Authentic
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