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Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe

#1,060 of 11,213 Restaurants in New York City
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Neighborhood:
Midtown
Italian, Wine Bar
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242 east 50th street (between 2nd & 3rd ave), New York City, NY 10022
(212) 888-8660
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Today
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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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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
Great place for wine

My husband and I came in for wine and a cheese and meat plate and weren't disappointed. The service is great, the selections are varied, and the place is very cozy, not at all touristy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Jennifer D
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Lakeland, FL
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Godawful/undistinguished/expensive/small portions/served barely warm insult to Italian Cuisine -- but the server was pleasant!

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Lakeland, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I came in for wine and a cheese and meat plate and weren't disappointed. The service is great, the selections are varied, and the place is very cozy, not at all touristy.

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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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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, Wine Bar
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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