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Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe

€€ - €€€Italian,
242 E 50th St, New York City, NY 10022-7763
+1 212-888-8660
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (19 reviews)
“cheese plate” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar
€€ - €€€
242 E 50th St, New York City, NY 10022-7763
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small wine bar has a lovely atmosphere. The wine selection is mainly focused on Italian wines. We really enjoyed the time we spent here though it is slightly pricey. I would certainly go back anyway as the place was really enjoyable.

Thank Adrideo
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food, service and atmosphere was AMAZING! My favorite food stop in NYC so far. Quick service and super friendly servers that remembered us after our first visit.

Thank bkwikk
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Great happy hour spot. On a Thursday night it was slow, once after 630/7 it picked up, but not overly busy. The wine list is deeper than a lot of other wine bars I've been to so I enjoyed that rather much. Also their charcuterie...More

Thank ssherman4
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My wife and I went here for a light meal and some wine on Father's Day after seeing a Broadway show, as it was only about a block from our hotel. The place has terrific atmosphere from the minute you walk in. The food was...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a very nice bottle of wine and a bite to eat. Great cosy atmosphere. The place looks and feels like it's been running by the same people for many years. Well recommended

Thank Keith28110
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Quaint, charming, great service, and good wine. What's not to love? The cheese boards and pizza are also delicious!

Thank Ashlee H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were looking for a cozy wine bar and found it! We'd actually stopped in the night before but couldn't grab a seat, so we came back earlier the next night and scored. Nice wines, nice bites. Very cute spot.

Thank travelingcoupleMN
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a small wine bar. The wine list is good and reasonably affordable for New York. Its a bit tight to be honest in terms of the seating but if your petite it would be perfect. in fact the atmosphere is excellent. It tries...More

Thank david j
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

So stoked I finally got to go here. Cute little Italian spot in midtown east... romantic ambiance with small intimate tables and a bar. Perfect for a date, or catching up with a friend. Order some wine, olives and a cheese plate. Waiters are cool...More

1  Thank Taylor G
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a great Friday happy hour experience! Place was hopping, but server configured a table for 4. Fresh Pizza and meatballs were a great accompaniment to wines.

Thank Jodilynn84
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Wine Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 E 50th St, New York City, NY 10022-7763
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-8660
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