Sofia - Englewood

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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.
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FG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar .... great dinner

C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sofia continually exceeds expectations and delights. Everything we’ve tasted over the years has been very good. And if you’ve eaten your full and want to conclude with a small desert, “the World’s smallest sundae” satisfies both your sweet tooth and wallet.

Sofia is a precious gem of a restaurant.

i
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious , good vibes and good pricing , good service

CT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner at Sofia. My husband and I shared the 28 oz bone in ribeye which was delicious, cooked perfectly medium rare and large enough for 2. We also had the fritto misto, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus all of which were excellent. For dessert I had the world's smallest sunday which tasted great and (true to its name) very very small while my husband ordered the pecan chocolate cake (which I didn't like - and I LOVE desserts with any kind of chocolate in it. We had been warned; the waiter guided us against both the tortino al cioccolato and the pecan chocolate cake but we ordered it anyway). For drinks we ordered the Hanging Vine Merlot, the Route Stock Cabernet Sauvignon, the Belleruche Garnacha and Terrazas malbec. I was underwhelmed by every single one of them and would not order them again. Sofia's strength is definitely not with wines. Service was excellent; not overbearing but helpful and timely.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My brother and I took my mother and aunt out for there bday we showed up a little late and we're told that they can only hold the table for us until a certain time. Thatvwas for thought because we had an activity planned afterwatds. The experience was nice and the place was beatuiful. I alway would pass by it when im in Englewood so I decided to check it out.I like to ask my waiters or waitress when dinning out which food they liked or preferred but I was sadly disappointed when I asked my waiter what he preferred and he gave me little to no answer the helped me out. I enjoy the help and info when trying to decide what I want to eat.But other than that the experience was nice and the food was good.

NJ
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Waiter was in a rush. Food was cold. Overpriced to say the least. Not worth the price at all.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely service personnel. My linguine with clams white wine was al dente and piping hot till my last spoonful. Tender sweet clams! A little noisy and wish we had known the back room with skylight was available for regular dining. I thought it was only for parties. When I made reservation for 8 for a birthday dinner it would have been nice if they mentioned the back room was available. But overall great experience. Thanks!

F
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the experience that my wife and I had at Sofia was outstanding! food was excellent, service terrific! a little bit on the pricey side , but beautiful experience.

PF
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both amazing.

S
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything is fine however for the prices I'd expect better then just fine

JT
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Abulous professional service, energetic atmosphere, fresh delicious edge of creativity... over priced.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Place was great, waiter Sammy was wonderful. Food was excellent!! Was there with family, great night date place!!

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Outstanding food and great service! Menu is varied...pasta, fish and extensive steak options. Each dish was prepared well and presented beautifully. Highly recommended.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time as usual at Sofia’s. The atmosphere, the service, and the food are always wonderful. All of the staff downstairs in the cigar lounge are friendly and attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the place is perfect for a special dinner. I asked to be seated outside but my request was completely ignored by the girls at the front. But out waiter and food made up for that. Definitely will come back.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Always !!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love it here for Dinner or out for drinks with friends

FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great date night and anniversary celebration.

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch in every aspect of dining. Ambience, location, food is all top notch.

JJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing and the food was top notch.

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated the sale of our house. Excellent service by valet, nicely greeted and served by our waiter, Frank. Cool vibe, great food. Will definitely be back.

LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

At such a high price-point, one would expect that the greeting and waiting staff would be trained to be polite, look you in the eyes when speaking, give a genuine smile, and not let the customer have to ask for the bill after waiting 15 minutes after eating.

MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place. Wonderful ambience. And we loved the service! Everyone!!!! Was wonderful but special thanks to Hannah who was so sweet and charming. Totally worth it. We will be back.

OD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Went to Sofia because of the good review. Valet parking staff was not friendly, may be because we were driving a Subura. Sadly, they showed sincerely when other customers arrived with a Mercedes or BMW. We reserved a table for 3, but the hostess gave us a round booth table for 2 and add a chair to accommodate the 3rd seat. Shouldn't it be a 4 seat table instead? Then came the waiter, who seems to be not attentive to our table from start to finish. Our appetizer came out on time, but dinner were 45 minutes no show, and the waiter did not follow up till we asked. We ended up over an hour to have our dinner. Overall food quality was just average. Noise level of this place was very loud. We literally had to scream at each other to hear our own conversation. When we left, we followed the text instruction to call our car back to valet. And guess what, we waiting 10 minutes and no car, and a valet guy showed up and asked us if our car were across the street. Hello? Then another 5 minutes later, the guy showed up with my car, left the driver door opened, took the tips, and not saying thank you. Worst of all, the guy didn't even open the door for my wife and my old age friend. In my opinion, the place is not worth what you pay for.

AB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always the food, drinks and service were outstanding. We tried the specials of the day (e.g., crab filled ravioli and grilled red snapper) and they were delicious . The cocktails and dessert were very good too. I will recommend it!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were delicious, service was wonderful, the venue itself is gorgeous- we loved it! Our food was also off the charts delicious

j
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think that lunch menu is overpriced, my salad was good but my friend’s chicken was so over cooked it was inedible and she wasn’t charged for it
I requested the back garden room when I made the reservation, when I got there I found it was under construction, if I had been told that I would not have made the reservation because the dining room is too noisy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was empty, server had zero personality and was not attentive despite empty restaurant. Overall, so disappointing-we had a table of 6 for my son’s birthday and it was AWFUL!! I had been to Sofia once before for a corporate event and the food was very good, but not the case for dinner.

G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars... always for Sofia! Top notch every time.

HJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter is very kind

ZS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The fritto misto is not a good value. I want calamari with a little bit of peppers and zucchini, instead I am served a platter of a little bit of calamari and lots of fried peppers, not so much zucchini and fried lemon slices!! I prefer calamari and zucchini!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food mediocre, noisy and kitchen screwed up our order.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and drinks

BH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Can be a little noisy at times

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice atmosphere, sat outside, but on busy street. Had to contend with buses, street noise. Food was nicely prepared, tasted well.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Sofia was excellent! Our waiter was great and provided great recommendations. The music was good, at a moderate level and the ambiance was perfect for a girls night/birthday dinner. I look forward to dining here again.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Friendly, relaxing atmosphere.

LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our server Sergio had no personality whatsoever. I felt like I was being rushed. For appetizers my friend and I had meatballs and stuffed pepper which was pretty good. For entree, I ordered a special called "Spaghetti with razor clams and bread crumbs". I got Spaghetti with razor clams, ham and bacon. So they can't even get their specials right. They serve whatever they want. The dish was bland and dry. My friend orders lamb chops for $48. I had Pistachio gelato which was excellent. I probably won't return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

There was 4 of us and we sat outside in the back of the restaurant. The weather was perfect to sit outside. We enjoyed the ambiance very much.

Two of us ordered the chicken Milanese and they were both overcooked.

Very disappointed.

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