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Posted by Tonya T on 07/20/2007
I'd like to say Sofrito is a wonderful restraunt to have dinner but the service is not very good. I've been there several times and have had the misfortune of having the same waiter and his service was unacceptable! The lanuage barriers plus the slow response mad the dinner a bit hard to bear. Once the food arrived you where in total heaven.
Posted by Kurt on 07/14/2007
Well, I went to Sofrito on Friday 7/13/07 for dinner with my girlfriend and suffice it to say that devoid of the service, the restaurant is adequate. The food was good, though not especially memorable. The atmosphere was interesting, though not what you'd expect in a place with the rep this one has. The other sister restaurants are much more upscale. What ruined the evening was the rude hostess and wait staff. It took forever to get seated with a reservation. The waitstaff were abrupt and didn't get the order on the first try. He had to come back over to check how I wanted my steak. The bar took forever for just a couple of beers and soda. We didn't order any fancy drinks but waited at least 15 min from when we ordered to get drinks. The waiter then disappeared and didn't return. I asked the food runner to get him over, that didn't work. I asked another waiter to get him over. That didn't work. When the manager came around to see how we were doing and I complained, the waiter finally came over. The manager didn't even offer to do anything for us. The waiter actually had the audacity to underline the tip line on the check. Now I eat out at least 3x weekly and never have I seen someone underline the tip line on a check. Basically here is the low down...this is a place to stop at and have a bite on an off night. This really isn't a good date place and it really isn't the place to be on a thurs-sat night. The food was good and for dinner for 2, a $76 check isn't bad at all so I might return, just not any time soon. Perhaps my next trip there would be on a less busy Tuesday evening or something like that...so contrast the level of service.
Posted by The Mirandas on 06/23/2007
Went with my family after reading the review in a NY newspaper and was genuinely impressed with the location and the quality of the food. The Sofrito Mojito was quite delicious; the pitcher was able to serve 3 people about 2 drinks each. At the end of the meal we indulged ourselves with dessert: the cheese flan and the tres leches. Both the desserts were very rich and made to perfection. Will go back again on Friday's or Saturday to enjoy the live music.
Posted by Sandrita...la huerfanita on 06/19/2007
Back in December '06 my husband I and celebrated our birthdays...well... we have been back quite a few times and let me tell you IT'S STILL ALL THAT AND A BAG O' PLATANO CHIPS...where should I start....the food, service, atmosphere, ambience is all FABULOSO...JR whatever it is that you are doing...keep doing it. I'm looking forward to this Friday where I'll be taking my Papi for a belated Día de los Padres celebration. Que viva Puerto Rico.....QUE VIVAAAA!!
Posted by Absolutely Delicious on 06/18/2007
I went to Sofrito this past weekend with some friends and we could not stop praising the food. It's been a long time since I have been to a nice, white linen Puerto Rican restaurant that serves authentic food, generous portions, without charging ridiculous prices. I had the Bistec Encebollado with Tostones and it was well seasoned, flavorful and just plain delicious. One of my friends ordered the Pernil with Arroz con Gandules, and the portion served were very generous. The pork was seasoned very well with garlic and the skin was very crispy as it should be. I recommend this place to anyone that's seeking true Puerto Rican food and a very nice environment.
Posted by Mario on 06/16/2007
My friends, I went yesterday and this place rocks! If you are Boricua as I am you will notice that this is as good as it gets. I had the Lobster asopao. It had huge pieces of Lobster inside and they even give you the tools to get the meat out of the shell. Sabroso! It had a lot of Recao which is great. Then I had the pernil with arroz con gandules and of course Maduros. (yes I was hungry). The amount of food was enormous but still ridiculously good. The pernil had the crust toasted like chicharron. Ohh! God. Thank for this place. The service was perfect also. Mi Gente! Este es el lugar.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/13/2007
To find a place in New York City, one of the most diverse places in the world, that is authenitcally puerto rican is rare to say the least. The food is delicious and lots, the music is loud vibrant, the people are friendly, and the cost cant be beat. When i went there was a wait but my Host couldnt have been nicer-or funnier. Our server was friendly and on point. We had at least 3 people come over to ask how everything was. Hands down the best most authentic puerto rican experience. I would highly reccomend to anyone.