We have eaten here four times in the past two months because we cannot get enough of this place. Each time we dine it is about 4:30PM on a weekday and the place is empty. We can pick any table in the house. Once we made the mistake of showing up for brunch at noon on a Sunday and were turned away for lack of a reservation. Timing appears to be everything and reservations are a good idea; especially on weekends for brunch and dinner.
Every menu item that we have tried so far has been prepared with great care. The quality of the ingredients are first rate... even the seafood rivals coastal restaurants for freshness and presentation. Try the bar-b-que scallops as and appetizer, if available. There are only two, but they are clean (meaning no sand), tender and very large (think petite filet size). Also if available, the Halibut is another winner. The Shepherds pie is the best that we have ever eaten. It is NOT ground lamb or beef but instead comprised of lean, shredded beef and served in a huge casserole dish. Each salad that we have been served is made of top-notch garden greens (Sorry... iceberg lettuce fans). The blue cheese dressing is over-the-top with hunks of its namesake ingredient. Also, the Field Green and Beet salad is well-done and satisfying. The Bombay Burger is unique, but timid diners should ask for the curry ketchup on the side. Save room for outstanding desserts and baked goods which are disclosed well in advance at the 30-foot long bakery counter.
You will have difficulty finding Sophia's at Walden without an updated GPS. It is off the main drag, but definitely worth pursuing. Many locals will not know how to find it. There are some great dining places in this town, but it won't be long before this place tops the list. Go there now before it is discovered.