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Sophia's

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988 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY
212-662-8822
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We stopped here for lunch and were disappointed with the quality of the food and the attitude of our server. We felt as though we should apologize for interupting her day. With so many similar restaurants on the same street I wouldn't take the chance on this one.

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2012
Craig C
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Woodstock, ct
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Sunday, Dec.31 noon Luncheon for 9: Waiters acted as if they were doing US a favor. Demeanor, attitude, conduct etc. all acted as if they were annoyed. Had to ASK for everything. Please clean the table off, then "attitude". please give us a menu. then MORE "attitude". we ORDER...Waiter's ANNOYED TONE response: OH WE DON'T HAVE 'THAT'. OH NOT 'THAT... More 

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Durham
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

You know this is a great wine and tapas n bar always full of new Yorkers locals fab wine choice staff great and food delicious

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Woodstock, ct
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stopped here for lunch and were disappointed with the quality of the food and the attitude of our server. We felt as though we should apologize for interupting her day. With so many similar restaurants on the same street I wouldn't take the chance on this one.

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WINNIPEG
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We felt pressure to go in from the matre'd, but that is Little Italy with all of the restaurants. Food was very good, we ordered Caeser salad, margerita pizza, lasagna and fettucine alfredo (which was so delicious). A little pricey, but good portion sizes. we were charged for bottled water and only had tap, so after we got that dealt... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The place is obviously very old, but doesn't need to look it!!!! Food was great, service was good.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We went to the location in Little Italy. We felt like we had been conned by stepping inside the place. They have a fake food board outside that lists some good looking meals at decent prices. When I asked about them - I was told that they were very small servings and it was better to order off the menu.... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

I felt like I was stepping into a tourist trap when I was there. Unfortunately my friend and I were pressed for time before a show so we picked Sophia's because it was close to the theater. The host was extremely rude, he had the nastiest face on when we walked in like we were bothering him. He then tried... More 

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Plaquemine, Louisiana, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Visited the one in Times Square. The food was terrible. Ordered a dish with sauteed chicken and it was boiled and tasted bad. The waiter never once provided us with refills of water and did not check on us at all. We had to stop him for our check, so he did not receive a tip. The portions are also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The atmosphere is timeless- could be Frank Sinatra will stop in for a drink or an after-show dinner. His kind of music is playing in the background, at least until the three piece combo arrives and the easy jazz piano/base/drums begin to play. The bartender and the maitre d' are pure New York - sort of surly, but underneath you... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

I've been to this restaurant before and it was really nice. So when we went to NYC with friends we went back. Never again! The staff are run off thier feet as there is not enough of them. The food is terrible. 3 out of the 4 water glasses on the tables had big chunks out of them and when... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 988 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-662-8822

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