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Sophie's Bistro

700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873-3273
+1 732-545-7778
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“escargot” (26 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
“onion soup” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873-3273
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One goes to a bistro to get food that one may eat at home but without having to do the work. Sophie's offers such items as onion tart, wild mushrooms in puff pastry, lamb shank, roast duck, etc. We have enjoyed many of the same...More

Thank OutfromPennington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so first I want to say I'm usually not one to go to restaurants alone. I like the fact that I felt just as welcome as people in groups. Often wait staff doesn't like to wait on singles because they might not get as...More

Thank DominicanMerida
Peter M, Owner at Sophie's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so grateful for your kind words! Here at Sophie's, we strive to give our guests the best experience, and are truly glad to hear when it is fulfilled. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an incredible spot to eat after a long day of working a trade show. The food is so fresh and well prepared it just melts away in your mouth. The restaurant was absolutely packed and it's hard not to see why with the...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We attended a wedding in Somerset,NJ, took a 15 minute drive to Sophie's Bistro and have been talking about it ever since. Delightful experience, from the atmosphere to the service to the quality and taste of the food. Mussels appetizer was plentiful and tasty and...More

Thank PammyBret7
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The menu at the bistro is not extensive which enables them to prepare good food to order. Some dishes are staples but others are adventurous so everyone should find a meal to their liking. The "house" wine was an excellent value for the quality. I...More

Thank Irwin49
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This place is a find! I don't know how they've been able to stay off my radar. The food was excellent and supurbly prepared. The french onion soup is to die for (and to die of from all that cheese). I had the steak au...More

Thank waspccpa
Reviewed 10 December 2017

What a perfect restaurant! Small but impressive wine selection with the best value for the money options, including Portuguese wine. The food is incredible and the service is perfect. The complementary banana rum is out of this world.

Thank DCTravelerToo
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Sophie’s Bistro is a hidden gem in Somerset, NJ near New Brunswick. The décor is as close to the Left Bank that you’ll find in New Jersey. Its classic bar is surrounded by casual and more formal dining tables. Our party started with cocktails and...More

Thank stardustdrive
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great french bistro. Reasonable prices, exciting menu, great service, expansive host. Lamb shank, trout, enjoy

1  Thank marty p
Reviewed 25 November 2017

My husband and I have lived in the area for six years and never knew about this restaurant until last week. We made a reservation and dined there last night. The restaurant is fairly small but very nicely decorated and has a nice, cozy ambiance....More

1  Thank jilld374
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873-3273
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 732-545-7778
Classic French Bistro
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