About Sofia - Margate
Our diverse menu features a plethora of fresh fish and sensational seafood along with numerous Mediterranean eclectic dishes, premium aged steaks, chops, vegetarian selections, grilled entrées and mezes (Greek-style tapas).
Sofia is now open 7 days a week starting with "Happy Hour" featuring specialty cocktails, premium spirits and a wine list ranging from mainstream vintages to opulent varietals.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Sunset Menu ($15.95): Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz on Saturday nights starting at 8:00pm.
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sofia - Margate Ratings and Reviews
We haven't been to Sofia's in more than ...
We haven't been to Sofia's in more than a year and when our group of 6 left after dinner all we kept asking ourselves: was why not? The night was a home run. Ken was a terrific server but the entire staff was very please and accommodating and the food and ambience was top notch, just like every time we have been there. Great job.
We dined at Sofia on Saturday September ...
We dined at Sofia on Saturday September 10th for the first time. We will return for sure however I feel a need to express my thoughts on the hostess. We had a 8:15 reservation and did not get seated until 9:10. I felt like the "regulars" get seated right away and the reserved parties wait! The ambiance was nice so I really did mind waiting however the unpleasant hostess prompted me to write this review. Our waitress was very nice and pleasant. The food comes out quick once seated. The food was amazing, the ambiance was very nice but the hostess was terrible! She was rude and ignorant. I would recommend that she not be the first interaction with consumers. Had we not had other people with us I would have left the restaurant for sure based of my interactions with her. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and would return however I hope you take this feedback and place an appropriate person to greet your consumers! Also it is important for me to mention that the manager did make it up to us by offering dessert on the house but we opted for another round of drinks! Loved everything about my evening here except for the hostess! I Hope to see a more pleasant greeter when I return!
Another great night at Sofia. In spite ...
Another great night at Sofia. In spite of the pending storm, which never materialized, our server Vinny took great care of us. As usual, the drinks were perfectly mixed!! My wife ordered the Pasta Aphrodite which was chock full of lump crab meat. I ordered, at Vinny's recommendation, the Lamb Chops, which were terrific. We finished off with a dessert i cannot even begin to spell correctly. As i noted, in spite of the storm, we were not hurried out. We could have sat there all night, which we greatly appreciated.
The service was so slow and the bar made ...
The service was so slow and the bar made our drinks wrong two times. The food was bland and in some cases over cooked. We waited over an hour and a half for our meals while other guests that arrived after us were served and finished before we even received our entree. Not going back here, too many other and better choices in the area.
We had a wonderful experience at Sofia's ...
We had a wonderful experience at Sofia's. Our reservation was for a Friday night @ 7:30.
We were taken to our table promptly. Our server was great (Ken). Food was outstanding.
Sofia never disappoints. My husband and I had the Pan seared Chilean Sea Bass with Lump Crab Meat. It was scrumptious!!! Our appetizer Spanotinika was delicious as well as our Greek Salads. Dessert was Coco Tartufo which was also delicious. Its prices are comparable to any fine dining restaurants. Well worth it!
Seriously, amazing. Wife had the langost ...
Seriously, amazing. Wife had the langostine entre, probably top 5 seafood dishes I've had, they were very sweet and fresh. I had the lamb osso bucco is awesome. The decor is great and our server Ken was helpful and always near by if we needed something.
We have been to this restaurant many tim ...
We have been to this restaurant many times. This last time was a disappointment. I ordered "Seafood Palaki" and what I got was a warmed over pot of very little. One piece of fish, one scallop, three shrimp and a piece of potato that were all overcooked. This was very disappointing. As the saying in the restaurant business goes, "you are only as good as your last meal".
Had a nice time service was very good. I ...
Had a nice time service was very good. I had the shrimp and bass in the terra cotta pan. Did not know when I ordered it that is would have all that sauce on it. There was way to much sauce on the dish. The fish was lost in it. The sauce was very tastes but over powered the whole dish.
Food was horrible. I added grilled chic ...
Food was horrible. I added grilled chicken to one of their regular salads. Soooo salty I couldn't eat it. My husband ordered a steak med rare and it came out med well. My friend ordered musaka which was burnt and her husbands lamb chops were over cooked. The only good thing was the humus.
Dinner last year with our friends who we ...
Dinner last year with our friends who were visiting from out of town for an Expo in Atlantic City was such a hit, they requested to come back for another wonderful dinner. We were NOT disappointed. Great food, great service and wonderful wait staff. We hope to return soon. :)
The main hostess is extremely rude. I ca ...
The main hostess is extremely rude. I called to make sure they brought out cake for my best friends birthday. She didn't want to deal with it and told me to tell the waiter when we got there. When the whole point was to surprise my friend. They sat us on the second floor which barely had AC because it is the same floor their outside deck is on. Our waiter was the best part of our dinner experience. The appetizers were great but the Chilean sea bass we order was terrible with zero flavor. The hostess alone gave me a bad taste in my mouth.
We have been to Sophia's on multiple occ ...
We have been to Sophia's on multiple occasions. The food is very good with multiple choices. The portions are large and the salads excellent. It is best to be upstairs and outside as on weekends the noise level downstairs is considerably high. The service is good as is the wine list. We usually do not eat dessert. Excellent fish and beef. Great choice af appetizers and knowledgeable waitstaff. You are not rushed or ignored.
I was very disappointed that when my par ...
I was very disappointed that when my party arrived 5 minutes before our reservation, we we were told that the wait would be about ten minutes. That is not a big deal except it was impossible to even get a drink from the bar. After waiting for 30 minutes we realized the woman in charge was directing the hostess to seat people who arrived after us. Basically, the woman was seating regulars and we were not given a table until one of the people in my party complained. After another 10 minutes we sat down. After speaking to those who summer in Margate, we were told regulars always had priority. Besides the awful first hour, the waiter was attentive and the food was delicious. I suggest you either become a regular or expect to wait. Or make a very early reservation around 7pm.
We both ordered pasta. One dish was supp ...
We both ordered pasta. One dish was supposed to be in a basil marinara sauce. The only basil in it was dried basil ( as from a jar ) sprinkled over the tomato sauce. In my over 50 yrs of eating Italian food this was the first time I ever saw dried basil used in an upscale restaurant . A completely different flavor and unacceptable at these prices. The server appeared to agree and merely shrugged. My wife's pasta would probably have been good but it was way too spicy which was not mentioned in the menu description. She was able to eat some but lost her appetite. The server brought our check which had a credit for one half the price of my wife's entrée only......Would rather have had a decent meal.
Our server was not accommodating at all- ...
Our server was not accommodating at all-brought out the wrong entree and did not tell us -we had to ask "is this" what we ordered? Response from server: we ran out of that - is this ok? Not even an apology! However food was good '
We sat on their roof top, which is the o ...
We sat on their roof top, which is the only place to sit. The ambience is great - lovely outdoor enclave. Inside, the noise level is beyond belief - you cannot hold a conversation. Going out with friends is more than the food - good conversation is an important component. Downstairs, you cannot hear across a table which immediately makes me not ever want to come back.
The food, however, is the redeeming factor and was fresh, well prepared and well presented. The staff alternated between trying to hurry us out, to forgetting we were there. Very inconsistent attention.
If you can get on the roof, it is worth going. Otherwise, not worth it.
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