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  • Puerto Rican/Dominican, Latin American, Nuevo Latino
  • 400 E 57th St, New York NY10022 40.7582898 -73.9629118
  • (Btwn 1st Ave & Sutton Pl)
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  • (212) 754-5999
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User Ratings (Based on 159 reviews)

3.605
Food 3.9 Value 3.7
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 754-5999
Fax:
fax
(212) 754-5959
Website:
www.sofritony.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 4pm-12am Fri-Sat: 5pm-2am
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Open Late, Prix Fixe, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Catering

User Reviews

  • Sofrito

    Posted by kandie on 05/16/2008

    Good Food, Good Music, LONG WAIT!!!!!!

    I have been to Sofritos a number of times.The food is very good but as many have mentioned the wait is long. I was there last night w/ a party of 8 and we waited a LONG time to be seated although we were supposedly next for at least 30 mins. The plus is that in the lounge area you can have your appetizers and drinks while you wait. There are many appetizers to choose from , are reasonably priced and good. The music is good but as some of my party noted was loud. I don't mind. Sofrito's is like a combination of a good restaurant but also has a club feel. THere is good and bad, there are off nights and on nights but the constant is great food and fun atmosphere. Try it for yourself and you be the judge.

  • Sofrito

    Posted by Ms. Crissy on 05/15/2008

    Sabroso!!!

    The food was delicious!!! Two thumbs up! However, the wait was horrendous...My party of 5 and I expected to wait because it was Mother's Day, but we did not anticipate being there all day. We were told the wait would be 2 hours. Instead it was 3. Again, it was definitely worth the wait. We're going back on a Monday, when it shouldn't be as crowded and there's a live salsa band playing...

  • Sofrito

    Posted by RichNorm on 05/11/2008

    Enjoyed

    We went to Sofrito's for the first time yesterday. The experience was a pleasant one. We were one of the first there so maybe that's why we were served and attended to in a quick and courteous manner. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the music. The staff was attentive, again maybe it was because of the time of day that we went. The food was great as were the drinks. As we were leaving, we did notice that the restaurant was getting crowded and the waiting area was full. This was at 6pm. So maybe the trick is to get there when they first open. Bien Provecho

  • Sofrito

    Posted by blessed on 05/09/2008

    Good food.. LOUD atmosphere. LONG WAIT!!

    A friend and I arrived before the rest of our party. We had drinks at the bar which wasn't bad. The place filled up quickly. By the time our whole party arrived, we were in for a long wait. As others stated, the buzzer didn't go off soon enough. We were also told we'd be next and the wait took forever!! Next is like an eternity at this place. While the restaurant is appealing, it is quite noisy. Now, we are a loud group so we didn't mind so much we just raised our own voices however, by the time you leave, you are still on high volume!! The food was very good (authentic, tasty) but beware when you order. One person in our group who had dined here previously ordered a platter of assorted items for us to share. The waited demanded we put in our individual orders at the same time he said he had to take the entire order from us. I guess since the place is so crowded on a Friday night, they don't want any group staying too long. That was ridiculous because we couldn't know how much would come on the platter and whether we'd need to order so many individual entrees. He could have been more forthcoming and recommended we order 3 - 4 additional plates to share. Instead, we each ordered a separate item from the menu. There were 7 of us so needless to say, we had WAY too much food. After sharing the platter, we were full! Basically, you will get your fair share of food, no skimpy servings here! On another downside, after we left the place, we were taking a few pictures outside the restaurant (but not directly in front of it). As I said, the place is loud so it's hard to adjust once you leave the place. I suppose we were having too much of a good time OUTSIDE their high-decibel joint, that one of their managers came out to tell us to calm down! The nerve! We were appalled. We were not doing anything wrong, just laughing and having a good time. That was totally uncalled for and we called the restaurant and let them know. We were very good customers and didn't deserve that rude behavior. All in all, a good time was had, but they need to work on their staff etiquette!

  • Sofrito

    Posted by Posted by Nancy 4/26/08 on 04/26/2008

    Weekdays are Better

    Food is GREAT! I've been to sofrito often, but weekends are too crowded, after paying for pre-fixed dinner because you have a large party is unfair because you are RUSHED OUT regardless of what you've paid. The music is too LOUD to have a decent conversation over dinner. Everytime I go music gets louder. Weekdays are great no crowds. I want to invite my Gringo (white neighbors),but I'm thinking about it, since they are Restaurant experts. But I'll say it again the food is delicious, that's why I go.

  • Sofrito

    Posted by Ana on 04/07/2008

    Never Again-

    We were a party of 7- we understood there was a wait and we did so with out complaining, then our buzzard went off, so we assumed they had a table ready we got up lost our seating by the lounge area to be told that it was a mistake. The people working the seating changed names to accomadate those they know, they took our buzzard away saying it was a mistake and handed us another. Contacting the manager was of no use he claimed we will be next however two other parties were seated, at that point we decided to take our business elsewhere and so did two other parties that were encountering the same service. The manager does not manage that restaurant Those who are assigning the seating do, they choose which of their friends get to be seating Or whether they get compensated for accomodating large parties that may be something the manager needs to look into. Also they change the names of people at will, so don't assume that because your name is on the waiting list or if your buzzard goes off that you are entitled to a table, they will claim is an error and give you another buzzard. please take note of the buzzard number . Not a good place to go on weekends

  • Sofrito

    Posted by Mindy on 03/17/2008

    Never Again....

    We were a party of 5 we went there to celebrate a birthday. They said, the wait would be an hour needless to say, we waited 3 hours. They kept saying we would be seated next and they kept seeting other people. When we finally got to our table they gave us the menu and another waiter came and took them away. The food was very dry and then they had the nerve to rush us. I would never return again. They need to decide if they are going to have a restaurant or a night club. It is very loud and crowded. Our night was totally ruined, by the time we sat down we were so upset we couldn't even enjoy ourselves.

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