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“Fine French dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sophie's Bistro

Sophie's Bistro
700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873-3273
732-545-7778
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Ranked #2 of 106 Restaurants in Somerset
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Carlsbad, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Fine French dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The setting is not jet-set like but, what counts, the food is. I live in San Diego but for me a visit to good ol' Jersey is worth just to savor once again Sophie's superbly authentic escargots that, alas, are hard to find.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sophie's is the type of place everyone should be able to walk to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten at Sophie's on many occasions. When you combine the careful attention to the menu, food preparation, bar, ambience, relaxed atmosphere, and Peter connecting with almost every single patron....the place is wonderful! Each time I'm in the area I make every effort to get over to Sophie's.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect French Bistro in New Jersey USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great food -- relaxed & friendly atmosphere (What a bistro is all about...) Consistent and authentic fare. Solid wine list - with added surprises. It might be the best value in the area. Peter Mack, the host and owner, knows how to ensure customers will enjoy their meal. The staff is friendly and they know how to pay attention without hovering.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

good value, nice change of pace, not what you would expect, from the location

Visited April 2012
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136 reviews 136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“French Gem in NJ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Comfortable atmosphere, very good and fairly authentic French food with a decent wine list too. The red sangria is delicious. Warm, friendly and sometimes bustling with people (even a bit noisy at peak hours). The owner, Peter Mack is a wonderful host and goes out of his way so his patrons will return. The restaurant staff are attentive and friendly. We've eaten at Sophie's Bistro several times and we are going back for more.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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