“The atmosphere is quaint (perfect for dates), the food fresh, and the waiters are knowledgable & friendly.”
“Lou will make you feel like a VIP, by letting you to sample his incredible wines.”
“Excellent wine, excellent food, excellent staff, excellent place.”
“Things I liked: exposed brick, handsome & comfortable wood carved chairs, engraved crystal wine glasses, extensive wines by the glass or bottle ?”
“This is definitely a great date place or a venue for a nice evening out chatting with friends.”
“The staff is so knowledgeable.”
“tasty and delicious plates of food - good presentation - reasonable price ?”
“mixed with great background music combine for one of the best nights out in a long time.”
First and Last Time!. When I checked my bill I noticed that the bottle of Cabernet we ordered which tasted like cigar smoke was $20 more than the price on the menu. When I pointed this out to our waiter who was rude from the very start, he became defensive and did not apologize for his obvious wrongdoing. The menu is very limited so there's not much choice other than the heavy crusted pizza with a burned bottom. Hardly one of the the "top 5 pizzas in New York" they claim to have. The place looks nice but is so small I had to get up from my chair every time someone needed to get by and so close to the next table we couldn't hear our own conversation.
Sofia Wine Bar comment. Will definitely go back!
Best Midtown Spot.
Last night was the third time my girlfriend and I have visited this rustic neighborhood wine bar and as usual it didn't let us down.
The atmosphere is quaint (perfect for dates), the food fresh, and the waiters are knowledgable & friendly. They let us try a few samples of wine each even though we weren't ordering a bottle! The meatball pizza is by far the best item we've had so far. Thank god there is a slice of the village in midtown.
Fabulous Pizza and Wine.
Great wine bar! I have been here about three or four times and have loved it every time. I have had the pizza with prosciutto, Mac & Cheese with prosciutto and the chocolate cake dessert. All of these dishes are great and come out of the kitchen in a timely manner. This restaurant was my introduction to prosciutto and I have loved it ever since. The space of the restaurant is exposed brick and has a very warm environment, a perfect environment for a relaxed conversation or date. The music selection that the house plays is perfect and quite varied and definitely suites the environment. I've heard everything from Andy Williams to Radiohead there and it has always worked well in the space.
Now on to the wine! Sofia has a very large selection of wine that should suit most any palette. The wine list is always getting updated with new and interesting wines and the staff will offer you a sample of some of the new ones. The best part of this wine selection is that it comes with an excellent staff that is very quickly able to dial in to what taste preferences you have in wine and suggest other great wines to try. I am not a wine expert by any means but they have always been able to find me something I like and that is the most important part of a wine bar and that is why this is one of my favorite wine bars. If you like wine and are in NYC you will not be disappointed by Sofia wine bar.
Love the Wine Here!. OK. So I am italian. And I love Italian fare. And I dont think there are many places in NYC that do it right. This place does it like my dad does it. You heard it here first. Best Italian Restaurant trhat I know of in NYC.
OMG...GREAT FIND. Vinegary...this review is so extreme and FALSE. I experienced the complete opposite during a week night and savor the free wine tastings that the bartender and friendly staff offered me. Also, please keep in mind that I am a world traveler and visited top wineries that offer customers value, and home cooked comfort food just like Sofia Wine Bar.
A PLACE FOR WINOS -- NOT OENOPHILES!. At $10 a glass, I did not expect to get a chilled glass of vinegary Burgundy served in a chipped glass! We ordered a pizza that was served burnt and soggy. If you are a connoisseur of fine wine and food I recommend you go elsewhere.
Most Amazing Wine Bar!!!. I love Sofia wine bar!! It is so cozy and they have one of the greatest wine selections in the city. The staff is so knowledgeable. And the FOOD OMG!! The food is amazingly fresh and delicious!! I love the pizza!! I come here all the time and I plan to continue to do so for quite some time!! Sofia Wine Bar is one of the best spots in the city!!
great wine bar.
One of my favorite restaurants in town. They are careful about everything. Lou will make you feel like a VIP, by letting you to sample his incredible wines...
The food was very, very good...try the planks...you won't be disappointed...
Great atmosphere, great music at the perfect volume, caring staff...I went there last month for the first time and have been back 3 times since.
Great wine selections. Cozy and nicely decorated, this place makes you feel right at home. A friendly and informative waiter was very helpful with suggestions, recommendations, and even some "tasting". Almost too many wines to choose from, but it's just another reason to return. Highly recommended,even for novice wine lovers!! Can't wait for the alfresco seating!!!!!
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