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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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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Waterfront (11)
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Good for a Date (9)
Casual (9)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

I enjoyed the dining experience with my family for the most part. But on the evening I attended which was September 10, 2016, well the operating manager was rather nasty in his customer service experience towards one of my family members at my table. We were a table five celebrating my birthday. My Aunt was not happy with the taste of her Paella, she did not care for how the seafood was prepared and thus the taste of it. She asked to return her meal, and order the oxtails instead. The manager of operations came over to the table after we had given the plate to the waitress, with the meal back in hand and basically chastise my Aunt as to why she was not happy. And then after she explained, he said very abruptly and rather loud, "the oxtail dinner you want instead will cost you an extra ten dollars.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Service was horrible Freddy was the most unattentive waiter. We waited for drinks we even had to wait for silverware in order to eat our paella which was delicious. I work in fine dinning and that would never be tolerated. The food was impeccable and the ambience was unbelievable. The drinks were fabolous. I would go back but never with the same waiter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Outstanding view, great ambiance, good food and lovely staff.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

This is a new location to their 59th street restaurant. Food, drink and atmosphere was amazing. Daniel and Joseline were very accommodating. My friends went elsewhere but I stayed and enjoyed my food. Def coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

My experience the Sofrito was amazing and he staff was quite professional aND pleasant . The food is impeccable and so is ambiance. The low for the night was when I had my vehicle returned from valet only to find that my $150.00 Beats headphones had been stolen by one of the valet employees. So anyone that's coming across this I would recommend that they keep close eye on their belongings in their vehicles. Other than that my date and I were very satisfied.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The decor was beautiful. I was celebrating my birthday and it was the perfect place!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Loved the food. It Reminded me of my moms cooking. Our waitress was amazing. It was my wife's birthday and she really worked on making our first trip to Sofrito's unforgettable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Simply outstanding!! The service was amazing and I loved the view of the sunset

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2016

The food was not good, at all.

The steak in the quesidilla was dry and not well cooked, the sushi was delievered a mess, and tasted like it had been sitting for hours before it was served to us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2016

The service from start to finish was amazing! Food and drinks were great, couldn't ask for anything better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Wonderful place but the music was too loud during dinner. I couldn't really speak with my friends. Food fantastic location fantastic service fantastic

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Ambiance and Dishes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Had a fun date night. The music was good and the food matched the great vibes. It was raining so we couldn't go outside but it would make for a great outdoor eating experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Horrible food, I can't even get started on how bad the specialty dishes are here. Ordered a drink and waiter took it away , even though it was half full!! When I complained he said just order another one, service was not acceptable

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Here's my problem - and my only problem - with Sofrito: they insist on playing the music at levels that make it almost impossible to have a reasonable conversation with your table mates. I mean there is no dance floor there, so why does the music have to be so loud????

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The food was over seasoned and over cooked.
Dj was testing equipment for apparent later festivities and required having the manager ask him to lower the volume. Could not hear anything.
Have visited this location before and the food is much better and the noise level is not so loud.
Will definitely visit again.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 26, 2016

It as fine...atmosphere was great...staff as very courteous but our waitress appeared to have too many tables to handle,but ahead was great...very professional,great customer service...iI thought the food as just o.k.,...I don't drink but it seems like a cool spot for drinks or happy hour...especially when it is nice enough to sit outside...great view...again food bit over priced for offerings

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I have been to Sofrito a few times now and while it is a pretty decent restaurant, it could be so much more! It has a wonderful view of the Hudson River and GW Bridge, but those aren't hyped enough. The ropa vieja this time was fine, but average. Nothing to write home about. The other thing was that it was HOT inside the restaurant. It was HOT outside, but you need that A/C inside if we can't appreciate the view from their outdoor dining. Lastly, this restaurant is inside Riverstate Bank Park, which seems like it is hurting their business. It was Sunday brunch, but the place was barely half full. They have unlimited 3-course brunch for $42! They have to find a way to get the people in there!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Excellent service from start to finish. Very attentive throughout the meal. Even though the restaurant was busy and it was the height of brunch, we didn't feel as if we were being rushed

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Sofrito is lots of fun. The menu is a little bit of a challenge because the food is Puerto Rican and I am not familiar with the cuisine. However, I love everything we ordered. My husband and I had two appetizer, a salad, and main dishes. Next time I'll try different items. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We like the feeling of Sofrito: lively, family friendly, great for couples, and sophisticated too. By the way, the drinks are great and generous and they have a very good wine selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Gorgeous! Beautifully designed inside, perfect on the water. However, I constantly found myself underwhelmed. The patio outside (where we sat only because inside was way too loud) had wobbly tables and the mosquitos ate us alive. A few citronella candles could've gone a long way. Cocktails all seemed fruity and unoriginal. Ended up with white sangria that was good. The food was okay. The service was okay. Nothing really stuck out to me. It seemed like a restaurant good for its decor and that's about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2016

I was taken here for late fathers day gift. I book the reservation through open table the hostess didnt have clue where to find the reservation so she said sit where we wanted.

So we sat outside the smell coming from the water was so bad,the waiter was good food was good despite the smell.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Food was so tasteful. So worth every dime. Drinks real good

Music needs to be lower while dinner times but DJ's were good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Went here last Friday night on a date. First off we sat in the lounge where we would be able to do hookah then we were told we can't do hookah because people were complaining about the smell. We ordered food (just two entrees) and drinks. The drinks took a while to come but we're pretty good. The food took over 1 and a half hours so we ended up leaving! The manager was unsympathetic and slightly rude in the manner he handled customer complaints and concerns. Valet people are also not that friendly. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to a friend. I'd say if you do go..go for lunch or during the week.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2016

We have been there a couple of times and although there is a beautiful view and the food is excellent, I liked their other place better. It had more atmosphere. Plus the acoustics at this Sofrito is so clear, the music is so loud , it is difficult carrying on a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Two of my girlfriends and I met for a drink before our dinner reservation. We arrived a little after happy hour was over. We sat outside and had a lovely view of the river the park and New Jersey. It was a party everyone was having a great time there was a wedding party there. Really good energy. Drinks were stiff and delicious and we even had a hookah. This was all before dinner. I know the drinks are cheaper during happy hour so if your on a budget go before 7. The food was very flavorful and the ambiance added to the experience. There was a dejay spinning music the whole time so we danced at the table through dinner and then ended up going back outside for another hookah and some dancing. Since we live locally we were home around 12:30. Amazing night!!! We will definitely be going back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Altagracia was an excellent waitress. Awesome dinning experience! Very pleasant and welcoming atmosphere! Food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

I found it to be ridiculous that my family and I almost didn't get in. After making the reservations on Open Table and arriving at the restaurant we were told that our attire wasn't appropriate and we would not be let in. I explained to the bouncer that nowhere on Open Table did it mention a specific dress code. Mind you it was a 9 p.m. reservation, so we couldn't go anywhere else, we had a toddler, and had bought a cake to celebrate a birthday. However, the bouncer was kind and asked for a manager. The manager listened to our story and allowed us all to be seated. However, since one person had on flip flops, and the other person had on a black shirt instead of a button down, they had to wait outside until the table was ready. We waited 30 minutes for a table. After being seated, another one of our friends came and the manager would not let him in. This time it was because he had slight rips in his jeans. Once again, I had to speak repeatedly to the manager and he finally agreed to let him in. After the night was almost over, we asked our server to get our surprise cake so we could sing happy birthday. Instead of speaking to me in english, she went over to someone else at the table and asked them for the name on the cake in Spanish. It just so happened that she ruined the surprise. It was his birthday and she had just asked him about a cake he knew nothing about. Horrible experience!!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2016

I came in for Sunday Brunch with a party of 5. The brunch is $35 per person with unlimited Mimosa or Sangria. The menu is very limited but you get an appetizer and a entree. The food was tasty and the staff was friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2016

No pArking for customers (in the very large parking space there)
$15 valet only. I told the waitress we was celebrating my daughter and step son birthday, she offered no birthday cheer to them, and when trying to order a dessert from the dessert menu, was told that they only had one cake available (tres leche). When paying the bill, they include a 20% tip on tab, which is annoying, especially to my family that usually tips at least 30%. I forgot to mention I requested to be seated by the window (for the view) but was seated against the wall. It's the little things that's most annoying!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

That's was my first time for brunch and they can do better then that we go there for dinner and it's best good food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Really a nice place in the heart of Manhattan uptown. Let's keep it out secret!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2016

I've been to this place at their old location so I was excited to go their new location since I was in town on business. The hostess and atmosphere were amazing! The food was great and the drinks were as well. The ambiance and scenic view were breathtaking! The only issue I he was with the waitress who only had 3 tables but took way too long to check in and with everyone. In addition, as I was paying the bill, she rudely asked me why I wasn't giving her a 25% tip because that is the norm for her and what she expected since its NY. Her demeanor was offputting but since I've been to this restaurant before, I know that's not the norm so I won't hold it against them and would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2016

The food is somewhat great and the ambiance was awesome! The music was on point and the view of the river was beautiful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2016

1st to start food was good but the service at this place is terrrible from the time i walked in to the finish very slow and unorganized not helpful will never return it just was not a good vibe at this place

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2016

great for large parties food is always authentic and portions are generous. vibe for late night is amazing especially for out of townees who are use to places shutting down at 10pm. DJ WAS AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE loved him our server Eddie was fun and accommodating totally took care of us on every
level.
4/10/2015

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 9, 2016

I love this place , food is delicious,service is greater !
Drinks >>> highly recommend coconut Mojito :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Awesome time my waitress Altagrasia was awesome . I will be back maybe for brunch .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2016

The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Even though we were 20 minutes late, we were seated quickly. The music is nice and not too loud so you're able to have a conversation without having to yell and the view is beautiful. The appetizers, entrees and desserts are good but the portions are small. I ordered the oxtails and they were a little bit spicy. They don't have coffee which I think would be a plus when ordering dessert. Overall, this is a very nice restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2016

I have been to Sofrito several times since it opened. It's a great place to dine, the food is good. If you prefer to sit at the bar, you have the option to eat and enjoy drinks. Sofrito has a nice ambiance and the view is great. The music is also nice, not to loud that you can't have a conversation. Looking forward for the weather to get warmer and enjoy the outside .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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