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Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe

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242 east 50th street (between 2nd & 3rd ave), New York City, NY 10022
(212) 888-8660
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4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming

This place is awesome, great food ( pizza is amazing). The service is really good, amazing attention and prices are really good. Great for a dinner date.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Naniux
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place is awesome, great food ( pizza is amazing). The service is really good, amazing attention and prices are really good. Great for a dinner date.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Met a friend here and fell in love with this place! This wine bar is refreshingly not swanky. The bohemian decor and dim lighting, in conjunction with upbeat music makes it a really unique spot. Food is great and the wine list is well priced and has fantastic choices. My favorite part of this place was the wines by the... More 

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Mt. Vernon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was looking for a small, charming boutique style restaurant/wine cafe/bar in the eastside area. I found Sofia Wine Bar and Café. Walking up to the entrance, we were met with lights decorating the walk and immediately set the tone for the ambiance I was hoping for. I had called ahead to see if they take reservations, but was told... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow! We couldn't have asked for more, Sofia's was particularly welcoming and full of ambiance. To sum up Sofia's - cosy, welcoming decor - friendly, knowledgeable staff -fresh, tasty food -excellent wine list Don't miss a lovely hour or two here!

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like a small intimate setting this would be a nice choice in Midtown. The bartender was more than generous with his pour, very accomodating with tasting new wines. They are partial to Italian wines which is to my liking. All of their wines they serve are temperature controlled.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I, along with my siblings, were in NYC just for the day to take in a show and have dinner. We were between events when we realized we wanted to stop somewhere for a drink and found this gem on google maps. This is a cute, small wine bar with well-priced wine, a nice selection, food that... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Perfect little neighborhood wine bar, great late night italian snacks. Meatball sliders were the best.

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McKinney, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Food was decent, wine was poured full, a nice treat...ambiance can't be beat at Christmas time. Service was fantastic.

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We can't say enough about the Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe. The decor is incredibly charming and everything about the cafe makes you feel welcome and appreciated. We were there on 2 different evenings and all the staff were amazing as was the food and wine. It gets very busy and loud but the staff go out of their way... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There is no where to sit while waiting for your party and they are VERY insistent, even with empty table wait outside. The place packs em in by 6 ....you will need to shout to have a "conversation"....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 east 50th street (between 2nd & 3rd ave), New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 888-8660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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