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Posted by Marci_M on 06/14/2013
I always loved this place, until last night. It was my 12th visit and last visit. To kick things off, when told that my 2 friends and I weren't going to the theater and weren't in a rush, our waiter threw his hands up in the air. He then vanished for some time. He turned up, we ordered a bottle of wine and after serving that, he vanished again. When I finally waved him down to order appetizers to start, he gave us a stern talking:"they" don't like to do it that way; "they" only like full orders. "But since the restaurant isn't that busy right now, I'll do it." When it came time to order, I requested salad in place of fries. "No substitutions allowed." When I said it had been done before, he turned on his heels for a 2 minute powwow with the manager, and then the manager turned up: "Someone wants to make a substitution? We don't allow that. Sometimes just with lunch you can get mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes instead of fries, but nothing else." When I said it had been done before, he said he would make an exception but only this one time. When my two friend ordered appetizers as their entree, the waiter made it clear he also wasn't happy that. So Sosa Borella it's been nice knowing you. Zero flexibility and several stern talking to's by staff are just unacceptable in Manhattan. There are plenty of other places that will be happy to accommodate my substituion and do whatever they can to have me be a returning customer.
Posted by Veggie Lover on 04/28/2013
Unlike most of the restaurants near the theatre district, this one at 6:30 was not stuffed to the rafters. The tables are a nice distance apart so you don't hear the conversations all around you. The salads were good. Branzini was very good. Steak was just too much meat! Very good gelato. Well worth a return visit.
Posted by MAS on 05/12/2011
Sosa Borella is a grat neighborhood spot. The ambience is amazing. You feel as if you are transported to the small town in Argentina. We always like to sit at the bar bc "Joey" the bartender makes the experience very enojoyable. He is an expert on the wine list and the menu. He is engaging and very friendly. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the female bartender on Saturdays. She is very rude and lacks any personality. She has twice charged me for extra drinks and is not helpful when asking for suggestions. Besides her I strongly recommed this place.
Posted by Dru Rahm on 01/06/2010
I hadn't been to Sosa B. in a while and returned this week to once again find it to be one of the more enjoyable restaurants in the Broadway district. The ambiance is lovely (as is the wait-staff...), the quality of the food is fine and they make a mean vodka martini. I highly recommend this Italian/Argentine restaurant to anyone who wants to avoid the touristy scene that often defines this neighborhood (though you often can see members of the Broadway community lounging in the front of the restaurant). The portions are not gigantic, but neither are they the once fashionable "minimalist" cuisine of the recent past. Fish or meat, salad to dessert, an all around great dining experience.
Posted by anonymous on 08/08/2009
This is the 3rd argentinian restaurant I try here in NY. The food is not that good. We order a "parrillada" and let me tell you that this is not an argentinean parrillada. The service was OK. It's also really pricey for the quality of food.
Posted by Frequent Tradeshow visitor to NYC on 01/29/2009
We were pleasantly surprised by the Sosa Bella. Great attentive service even though they were busy with the last minute Broadway show visitors. I had one of the best steaks ever here in NYC. Cooked to perfection and it melted in my mouth along with the beautiful mashed potatoes. Gentleman across from me raved as well about his same meal. I will definitely return!
Posted by Carly on 01/24/2009
The ambiance of this restaurant is absolutely charming, but I was left underwhelmed by the Fettucine dish I ordered. The food was good, but not nearly worth the price. Very very expensive for what you get!