Permanently Closed - Sofrito

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474 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A Taste of Puerto Rico in the heart of Westchester. "The food at this spot is better than in Puerto Rico" Hot. Sophisticated. Sabroso. Sofrito is initially defined as an aromatic mix of herbs and spices, used as a base flavoring and seasoning in Latin food. At Sofrito, the aromatic mix includes authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine, magnificent world music, Caribbean atmosphere, delightful living room and dining room decor along with professional courteous service taking you back to La Isla Del Encanto. Welcome to mí casa, sú casa....Sofrito
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4.2
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3.8
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KidaF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had many parties here before, I always recommend Sofrito to my family & friends and they have all had a great experience, the only thing that I was shocked about was how they changed the number of guest for the bar packages. Overall I had an awesome time!!!

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Guillermo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter mixed up order and brought out the wrong entree. We didn’t say anything but...Prices were also a bit high for the quality and value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Slow Sunday for Brunxh so It was really nice because we didn’t feel rushed and were able to fully enjoy the company of our party. The monitor that we had at the Bar while waiting for the rest our our party to arrive was excellent. Likewise, The food was good.. The sangria tasted a little weird, both the white and red and the mimosas were overly sweet. Other than that everything was fantastic.

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RobertG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This restaurant attracts LOUD people who are happy to shout at each other to be heard over the high noise level. Fantastic food, good service, but if you are noise sensitive, you might want to go during the day. Lots of birthdays and office parties for some reason. But again, authentic delicious food.

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GENESES
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not my first time there, & definitely not my last. Everything was great, from the food, to the drinks, service and ambiance.

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Katherine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great brunch

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vipJasmineL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great!

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JavierT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

For being Mother’s Day, the service was good and the food came out really quick. Best of all, the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Really busy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic and the amount of food served was more then enough amount especially with the price you are paying. High recommend!

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AdamM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Brunch! Great drinks! My only complaint was that we had a reservation, yet still ended up waiting about 30 mins for our table.

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Shakira
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This has been my fourth time at sofritos and although my experience was not great on the past I decided to give it another try after try because when I sit at the bar the service is not so bad. However when seated at a table the experience is completely different. The servers seem overwhelmed, they do not check on you to make sure everything is ok, the busboy worked harder than the server. My steak was not cooked to my liking, my drinks were not good, I had to go constantly chase after the server as he took ages to come to my table, the service was horrible. It is safe to say that after giving this restaurant multiple tries and chances I will no longer be stopping here again nor will I recommended anyone to visit this restaurant; absolutely horrible!

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Ceecee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I took my mother here to celebrate mother’s day. Her food was cold, our waiter never checked on us. I always had to reach out to her for something. She checked on the table next us though, don’t know what that was about. She gave me the wrong order, the food was good but when the check came I asked what this is I didn’t order that she looked at me as if I’m trying to get a free meal and went back on forth telling me this is what I ordered I had to ask for the manager. I’m willing to pay for what I asked for not your mistake. I am not a steak person therefore I did not know the difference until I saw the name on the bill. The manager was kind enough to take off the difference.

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AndrewC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

surprisingly great for kids..... as it is very loud but also they provide sippy cups and crayons etc

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JoeS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Delicious food but the atmosphere was more like a club than a restaurant

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phelix15
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food wait staff was very attentive. Your definitely going to spend a lot, but I think it’s worth it. Not the place to come for a quiet dinner but if you are in white Plains you have to eat here.

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RickK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great menu. Attentive staff. Food great. Noise level much too loud

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vipDeborah
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent.

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vipHungryGal
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Sofrito Whitplains was OK, but I prefer Sofrito on the Hudson in Riverbank State Park.

The ambiance there is so much more better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It's so loud in there you can't hear yourself talk.
Staff ignored us, no fork or knives.
food was average, they pushed the mohitos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

It send like the server wanted us to serve her. Better training needed. We were a party of five and they automatically added 20% to the bill. The restaurant splits the tip so the staff gets a cut of the tip.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We arrived knowing it was Hudson Valley's restaurant week. I had made the reservation a week before. Upon arrival, we were seated quickly because there were only 3 tables being utilized at the moment. After being there for about 10-15 minutes the hostess informed us that due to 2 large parties the kitchen was closed and we could only be served appetizers. Had they known this in advance they should've called so I could've made other arrangements as this was our early dinner because we had a show to get to. We waited over 25 minutes for appetizers to arrive. Once they did come out, only 3/4 arrived and the other arrived about 5-10 minutes later. We were seated for a reservation at 3:30 PM and didn't get out until after 5. Aside from that subpar experience the food was goof. I thought Sofrito would've extended us a courtesy and reduced the check to account for all the mishaps but they didn't. We paid almost $100 for 2 drinks and 4 appetizers. I am EXTREMELY disappointed as I had been to Sofrito before and never experience anything quite like this, even on their busiest night. I doubt I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They seated us and served us drinks only to come back and tell us the kitchen was closed for 30 and we couldn’t order any food so we would have to wait. We left . Why are they even scheduling reservations during that time

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vipPattyP1
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience1

We were given a table in the back which looks like a different restaurant with ABSOLUTELY no ambiance at all - not a candle, flower or low lighting. The front was hopping and trendy and the back was ugly. The food and service were good but I won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job by the staff

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vipLaLi
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Waitress did a great job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bathroom was a disaster!

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viplocal
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Have been wanting to get here for a long time but it never works out so finally go there Friday night for date night with my wife. Way too loud a place for dinner and we were in the back room. Portions were very big and food was good overall. Would try to go back when it’s not a weekend night so you can have a conversation without yelling

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My overall experience was Awesome. Every time I go there, I try a new drink. Today I tried the Sofrito Express and it was out of this world. 👍🏾👍🏾 Plus it was Restaurant Week. We took advantage of that. The food is always Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

For a Wednesday night family outing it was good. My daughters enjoyed it. The food and the servings were good needed a little more seasoning but overall good

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Many usual menu items were unavailable on this night. Our steaks tasted low quality, my side of mofongo tasted more like mangu and my dad's arroz con gandules was stale. This restaurant used to offer a great menu. I'd also like to mention that the ladies restroom was a filthy mess. Toilet paper on the floor and very little to no toilet paper in the bathroom stalls. There was no hot water at the sinks. The bathroom appeared outdated and one of the stall doors had no lock. I was not satisfied to say the least with the overall experience.

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vipCarolJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The appetizers were the highlight of the meal. That's a sad commentary given the expensive prices for food in this restaurant. Our bill for 5 people was over $200. Only one person had a coke and everyone else had tap water. To add insult to injury, the restaurant was out of bread. As if that wasn't bad enough, this Latin restaurant was out of Flan (seriously?) and cheesecake for dessert. The dessert selection could only be described as slim pickings. Save your money. There are many better restaurants in White Plains.

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AmandaB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was good. The only thing I'd critique is that we made a 7:00pm reservation for 6 people. Everyone in the party was there at 7:05pm however they said it would take another 10-20 minutes for them to have a table ready. So we weren't seated until 7:40pm which kind of made the reservation a waste of time.
The music was a bit loud but after dinner they didn't pressure us to leave so we could continue conversations.

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cwoodson0779
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The music play was nice but not overpowering.

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CCole
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I ordered mofongo with beef stew they just gave me rice and beef stew

AJ
vipAllisonJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The waitress was not engaging. The food was mediocre and the noise was too loud. The cocktails are overpriced and not much alcohol. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and would definitely not eating here again.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Booked Sofrito for Vday after hearing great reviews. Arrived ahead of our reservation and were quickly seated. We were starving so we were gawking for our waiter to come around. We knew what we wanted so gave our orders quickly . Long story shorts after waiting 20 mins for our appetizer which was soup they came out with entrees?!?!! QUE! I got up to get the attention of our waiter when Fio the Manager stepped in and saved the night. She apologized was ready with our soups and assured us they would re-fire the entrees to ensure it was hot. She also checked in on us 2 times after that and offered comp cocktails! SERVICE!!! I will sure to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great as usual. It was Valentine’s Day and sofrito had a pre fixed menu. It would’ve been nice to have the usual food menu as another option in conjunction with the pre fixed menu. Other than that, food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. Everything had a nice taste and the portions were big. They also make excellent drinks here as well. The service was great too!

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Jacquelynef
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. My husband as I live in queens NY and took the weekend off from work and the kids. Had a great time here EVERYTHING from the food to the drinks were exceptional.

Thanks will be returning here.

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Permanently Closed - Sofrito is rated 4 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.