Sofia - Englewood

4.7
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$30 and under
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Steak
Located in the heart of downtown Englewood, we offer the most exquisite steak cooked to your desired perfection, mouthwatering wood-burning pizza, fresh seafood & raw bar, and many other gourmet Italian-American creations.

Formerly known as Smoke Chophouse, this Sherlock-Holmes-esque steakhouse & cigar emporium was transformed (with a lot of time and effort by the owner) into a bright, chic Italian Steakhouse, which continues to hold one of NJ’s only indoor smoking licenses.

Planning a gathering for a special function — corporate event, holiday party, birthday party, bridal/ baby shower or other? The “Garden Room” at Sofia is available for parties of up to 60 people. With its retractable roof, the weather can be another “guest” at your affair during those warm weather months.
What 622 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect date according to my date she absolutely loved it. The DJ should be compensated very well and asked to show up a lot more very very good DJ enjoyed the whole music library he had. Food was awesome portions worth the money. Definitely would go again.

WR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food....Always! It can be brunch or dinner and it’s always pleasant.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good. The noise level was extremely loud.

MI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night - the music and ambiance was fabulous. @phearnone the one man DJ VIolinist was incredible and so cool to watch and listen to.. food was delicious everything we had ! And they were accommodating and quick to serve our every need and request .

NM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good. A little crowded. Noisy. But over all drinks were good and so was the food.

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was Delicious. Cigar bar was nice.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This restaurant was somewhere from ok to pretty good. The ambiance/atmosphere was attractive and our server was a professional: attentive and fast when appropriate but also cognizant to give us space. My wife and I were at a two top squeezed close to two other tables so the privacy wasn't great.

The real reason for my mediocre ratings is that the food was only ok. I ordered the Alaskan King Crab legs. They were good but the portion was small for the price. My wife ordered a pasta dish and wasn't impressed. I think we will try it again and order something different to see if the steak or chicken dishes are better.

P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience.

NN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. One of our “go to” places for a fun and delicious night out.

PB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, ambiance, and everything else, except the parking.

IC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was good, just a little pricy.
Nice place to have brunch or even to smoke a cigar.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service
a bit pricey but good for special occasions

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The hostess appeared unaware of our reservation and we got a bad table. The food was good. Not as good as I was expecting considering the high price point. Also you can smell a faint smoke odor coming into the dining area from the cigar lounge.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a whisky bar

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was outstanding. Beautifully cooked and I loved the sea salt addition. The space is chic and contemporary; cocktails prepared well. We will definitely be making a repeat visit very soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Waiter messed up the appetizer order. Chopped salad had not taste and was returned (they DID NOT take it off the bill).

Entrees were delivered before the appetizers were even finished. Plates were removed without being asked if we were done.

Porterhouse steak was the worst steak i have ever had. A lot of grizzle, and meat was very tough.

Asked for the bone and meat to be packed to go. And they never returned it.

Cappuccino was perfect. Two desserts ordered. The chocolate mousse cake was still frozen. We complained and they did take that off the bill.

I’ve heard nothing just great things about this restaurant but I was very disappointed when we got there.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was great as always. Service is wonderful and they make sure you’re well taken care of

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very nice restaurant. I would like to visit again.

V
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

For my first time going there loved it! Would go again!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were very rushed and felt like the staff just wanted to turn tables; this is the first time that we finished our drinks, appertizers, and main course in 1 hour!
Staff definitely rushed us to accommodate next cudtomers!
Food was good but very pricey!
Will definitely never return back!

MM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valet parking available. If it's not busy, you may as well just park your car yourself. Plenty of on street parking. It'll end up there any way. Beautiful setting. Food was very well prepared. Staff appeared professional but some hiccups make up think otherwise--ie: filling my water glass to the brim. Service with a smile would be nice too. Overall, delicious food and company.

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Smoking lounge was crowded so we could not get in. So that was very disapointing for all.

M
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Food was excellent! But the servers are not friendly and so loud.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and perfect for a ladies brunch.

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike our waiter was great. Our first time dining there, he made sure we knew what was really good and he was spot on. It’s expensive but I was very happy with our entire meal. Desert was amazing. One bar tender needed an attitude adjustment but other than that, a nice dinner

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to have drinks, food was delish, but small portions. Service was on point!!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good, the restaurant was nice our server was knowledgeable and friendly but a few times we waited for plates to be cleared or asked if we needed more drinks for an excessive amount of time. For the price you’re paying, they should really be on top of it. Other than that we had a great time and would go back.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Yorkshire
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia was just amazing. Nice wines, food was so delicious. The steak is out of this world!

AA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service And ambience. Everything we ordered was delicious.

i
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and beautiful ambience. The only negative is the portion, as it could be bigger. Overall, great restaurant!

MP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal super drink and the service was perfect..

c
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, but a bit too pricey for pasta dishes

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful time at Sofia

NR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience is pleasant. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was good. I wouldnt say the best I've had but good enough for a possible 2nd visit. Drinks were really good. The only thing I noticed was that they are suppose to have a prefix dinner menu between the hours of 5-630. We had dinner at 6 and we were never offered the menu the whole reason I choose that place. Ended up spending more money then I would have liked because the items are pricey. However I was treating a friend and it would have been embarrassing to tell them to give us that menu.

MP
Philadelphia
209 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. The NY Strip was prepared perfectly and a delicious cut. Halibut special was excellent and the long pepper and meatball apps were good. Our server Sejdin was friendly and on point. Nice place wouldn't hesitate to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday dinner and he loved it , they played great music, the food was amazinggg. Very beautiful restaurant. will be going there more often.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my friend's birthday and everything was fabulous. Carlos was our server, very pleasant and attentive and gave great suggestions regarding menu choices. The food was great but I wish the garlic mashed potatoes had roasted garlic because I got a chunk of hard garlic in one bite but for that the mash potatoes were silky smooth. The sauteed spinach was the best I have ever had. My friends got the pappardelle dish but had it before they had changed to the filet mignon from the short rib and the flavor was a bit lack luster. However, over all my friend enjoyed her birthday dinner and the majority of the meal was on point and delicious and service excellent. I will definitely return in the future.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waitress spilled a platter of drinks on the floor and it ruined my shoes and covered my pants. Otherwise, it was a great experience. I would go again, but would have liked to have been accommodated somehow for that.

OT
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a first time experience for me. I had been in ct overnight and found this restaurant as a convenient stop for lunch on the way home to South NJ. I had the clams Oreganato starter, 6 cherry stones with s tasty stuffing and s scampi sauce, mouthwatering. The homemade bread provided was the perfect vessel to absorb the sauce.
I dined outside on a beautiful afternoon.
The main course was seared scallops with shaved truffles, and sautéed mushrooms. Also delicious. Service is unobtrusive, and timely. Can’t wait to return.

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