221 W 46TH St Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.759189 -73.986267
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
WAITER PICKS NOSE – We were going to the theatre across the street so we stopped in for dinner.We ordered drinks and waited at least twenty minutes for them to arrive.The waiter looked like he was a cab driver and smelled like one to.He didn t even hand us the menu,he just threw them down in front of us upside down.After ten minutes he came back to the table and just stood there.When the food came to the table two out of five dishes were wrong.We looked for our cab driver-waiter and he was standing along side of the bar picking his NOSE!.He finally came to the table and we asked for the owner.He told us the owner is not here and he does not know who he is.We asked for the manager and he replied why? When we told him of all the bad things that were wrong and him picking his nose in the dining room,he replied that this is his problem and not the managers.We got up and started to walk out and he came yelling and screaming like a wild animal from the Taliban.My wife started to scream and my friend started dialing 911.I grabbed him and pushed him away.It was a street brawl at this point.When I called the restaurant the next day to complain,the person said I would have to talk to the owner about it.When I asked for the owner,she replied you can t.When I asked why she replied because he would not believe this story.I told her I would write the New York Times she replied don t waste your time and she hung up the phone.
i am italian, sofia is NOT – this is by far the worst resturant i have ever been too. the ppl in there were albanian/french, (which is fine, if they had some descent tasting food) the food tasted like it was from a 3rd world country. there was a bone on my chicken breast, for what it looked like, decoration?!?!?! very bad food, terrible service. me and my husband thought it was brand new by the terrible service. my main question is.. why on earth did they call it an italian resutrant?! it was far from that. my husband said that he would have perfered a #1 from mcdonalds, while at the resturant (true story) PS: the bathroom was the best seat in the house!!
Not picky, but this place sucked – Went to Sofia's after an evening show due to the proximity to the theatre (across the street). The service was slow and quite rude. I considered leaving no tip it was so bad. I was a server during college so I usually tip well but this was very poor service. Food was bland and small portions for the price. I wouldn't go back. Really, there are so many better restaurants in the city don't waste your time. The only (and I mean ONLY) positive was the atmosphere. There was some band playing soft instrumental music.
No Service – My husband, daughter and I visited Sofia's on December 3 before going to see Movin Out. The staff was rude and service was terrible. We were told they had no coffee because "there was no bus boy." I would not return to this restaurant. The play, by the way, was excellent.
good food, mediocre service – My husband and I visited Sofia's before a Wednesday theater matinee. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken quickly. The service was slow, but the food was excellent. Our main complaint was the service - our waiter was surly and slow. But the other servers seemed to be great.
brenda – We have never been disappointed. You get good value and an above average dinner. It is perfect for a before theater dinner.
Ho-Hum – Took a chance on this restaurant based on the reviews listed on this website, which are completely split down the middle. Bad idea. The interior had no ambiance whatsoever. I was the only Italian in the place and the Indian waiters were no go-getters. We went for Sat. lunch and ordered off of the special menu (soup/salad-entree-coffee). Dessert was not part of that menu, a real disappointment, until you looked at the dessert cart. The cakes and pies looked like they had been there awhile. The chicken in the dishes we ordered were all dark meat. Overall, a bad decision on our part.
Ho hum – Our group of seven had made a reservation, and we were seated promptly. Unfortunately, that was only thing "prompt" about the service. The place was only about half full, but we were basically ignored. We had to flag down the waiter even to refill water glasses! My husband's steak was prepared incorrectly, and the rest of us were almost done eating by the time they got his meal back out. Our waiter never once checked back with us, except to bring the check. The food was okay, but not worth the hassle. We will not go back.
No better than Olive Garden – My husband and I dined here once. It was bitterly cold outside and Sofia's looked inviting and warm. We were seated promptly. However, our table was directly in front of the door which they had propped open so that the maitre'd could "rope" in customers. The icy cold air just poured in from outside and they didn't seem to notice. I ordered pasta with pesto sauce. What I was served bore no resemblance to pest. It was alfredo sauce colored green. When I questioned our waiter about it, he just looked at me as if "how could I not tell this was pesto." This restaurant is no better than the Olive Garden for authentic italian cuisine. There are so many better restaurants in the area, don't waste any time here.
Terrific find! – For our anniversary, I was taking my wife to a show and overnight in the city. After checking out the different restaurants, I decided on Sofia's. It was the right choice. The food was execellent, the service very professional and all at a good value. I heartily reccommend it for dinner anytime!
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