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Sat 10pm
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Phone: (212) 352-3101

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Neighborhoods
Theater District, Midtown Manhattan
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Sofia Ristorante Italiano

Sofia's Risorante Italiano

Sofia Restaurant

The Fantasy Party - Sofia's at the Edison Hotel

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Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Caterers, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental

Price Range : Average

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kampfire

02/01/2012

Overall
Audiences the HIT Off-Broadway...

Audiences the HIT Off-Broadway show "My Sinatra" can enjoy a delicious prix-fixe meal of Italian fare upstairs in the restaurant, before or after the performance, as part of their ticket price: $105 premium and $85 general admission.



The “devil-may-care,” style and incomparable charm of Frank Sinatra surge through the microphone once again at Cary Hoffman’s “riveting” show, My Sinatra. This one man musical explores the sometimes strange, frequently hilarious, and always interesting life of Hoffman himself; A Sinatra idolizer with an unparalleled ability to channel the voice of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Throughout My Sinatra, Hoffman interweaves his personal tale of musical obsession with the star, telling his own hard to believe larger-than-life story, highlighting it with “mesmerizing” (The LA Times) performances of Sinatra’s greatest hits.



www.mysinatra.com

Kampfire

02/01/2012

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My Sinatra and Sofia's makes a fantastic evening

Audiences of the Hit Off-Broadway show, My Sinatra, can enjoy a delicious prix-fixe meal of Italian fare upstairs in the restaurant, before or after the performance, as part of their ticket price: $105 premium and $85 general admission.

The “devil-may-care,” style and incomparable charm of Frank Sinatra surge through the microphone once again at Cary Hoffman’s “riveting” show, My Sinatra. This one man musical explores the sometimes strange, frequently hilarious, and always interesting life of Hoffman himself; A Sinatra idolizer with an unparalleled ability to channel the voice of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Throughout My Sinatra, Hoffman interweaves his personal tale of musical obsession with the star, telling his own hard to believe larger-than-life story, highlighting it with “mesmerizing” (The LA Times) performances of Sinatra’s greatest hits.

www.mysinatra com

shanatema

12/20/2011

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theatre district-not a ""tourist rap""

From the very first time we ate there, it was just pure luck! Our parking attendant(who by the way is a gem) raved about Sofias. We were 6 women going to the theatre and decided to just play it by ear! Boy were we lucky. It's hard to get 6 women to agree on anything, but we were all pleased by the food, ambiance, attention by the waiter and just a general feel good place. When in doubt it is always our go to place, especially on a cold winter night when you don't feel like fighting the crowds, and mot theatres are right there. Food is always top notch, plentiful, and when you want to share a meal it is always plated in the kitchen. They are always willing to do a separate ""bar bill"" as some people don't dink and don't want to pay for others. No problemo! I don't understand the ""tourists"" reviews and just felt that as a native I had to ""defend"" one of our own. Even a native Italian had nothing but high praise-and boy is she hard to please-espcially when her pasta is no aldente. Great choice for pre theatre or just if you want a great meal and don't want to pay big bucks! In fact we will be there this week pre-theatre with eight of us! Mange, and enjoy-you don't get to stay a NY restaurant or over 30 years for nothing!

Prester John

04/18/2011

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Surely you don't mean the jazz club below the restaurant?

I know nothing of the restaurant at street level. However 221 w. 46th st. is also the location of Sofia's Club Cachet which is downstairs from the restaurant and accessible thru the lobby of the Edison Hotel next door, So pardon me for setting the record straight to avoid confusing the 2.

This old, fairly well maintained nightclub is one of New York's greatest bargains. On Monday and Tuesday nights from 8-11 they have Vince Giordano's Nighthawk Orchestra, THE best hot jazz and dance band worldwide, his band being featured in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Additionally the food is fairly inexpensive averaging $15.00 for an entree, which is also the cover charge. Well worth it in my opinion, for where else can you listen live to an 11 piece 1920's style hot dance and jazzband!!!

Fortunately there is a decent sized dance floor, a great bar at the farther end and courteous waitstaff with none of the attitude mentioned regarding the restaurant above.
No, I'm not a club owner, nor do I play one on TV, just an enthusiastic fan of live jazz.

eastcoaster13

12/27/2010

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Incredibly Rude

We went to this restaurant because it was next to our theater and, with a blizzard raging outside, we didn't have the energy to search further. The food here was decent, but the service was unforgivably rude. Aside from some often-experienced mistakes at tourist restaurants (forgetting to refill the water, taking plates before people were done), our waitor Dominic treated us as if our presence there was an offense to all of his sensibilities. He threw menus at us, when we asked for silverware to share dessert, he tossed down 3 forks for the five of us (they even bounced!), and rejected any attempt at pleasantries. He attempted to be a snob, but despite being from Phildelphia, we were not the country hicks he seemed to take us for and could tell he was mispronouncing the Italian names and knew nothing about Italian wine. In the end we complained to the manager, but after we saw how he treated other patrons he was ""seating,"" I'm not sure it did much good.

ftw31

10/07/2009

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The owners should leave some more comments?

If you follow this person and there comments, the only good ones that follow their show are from them. How are you so bad as to leave positive comments on your own show so you can gain more revenue. The comments on the site are for the actual ""customers"" not the producers of the show. Let the customers fill in the facts and quit pretending like the your comments are all about some random residents coming to see the show. What the hell?

jceats79

06/28/2009

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wow....who knew people could be so unhelpful?????

Alright, well it looked decent enough. Stopped in there before heading to a show. No wait for a table, but we did wait for the older gentlemen posing at the host to acknowledge our presence, and he begrudgingly showed us to a table. It took quite some time for a server to come by, no one ever took our drink orders (it was not too busy at the time). When a server did arrive, he acted odd when we ordered drinks with our food. The drinks came rather quickly, but we were done with our drinks before the food arrived. And when it done, one dish was cold - so they nuked it. We had ordered another round of drinks when the food arrived...the drinks arrived around the same time as the check. The bread - which I normally love... - was stale. chewy. not good. Our server was decent enough, but he did not pay attention to us, and he asked me questions in regards to my mother's order (um, she can speak for herself). All in all, a regretful experience. Did I mention the pink neon lights surrounding the bar???? The only plus that I noticed was that around the time we were finishing up, a bass player and piano player began playing, which would add a lot to the atmosphere. Unfortunately, either due to their placement or to the poor acoustics, you could barely hear them.
I say-don't eat there. It's not worth the aggravation. And the food does not make up for the atmosphere.
=(

touristtrap

05/22/2009

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BARTENDER IS AN A-HOLE!!!!

I made the mistake of stopping in for a cup of coffee last Friday night. I also happen to have Parkinson's Disease. The imbicile behind the bar accused me of being ""strung out"" and said we don't serve coffee at the bar as I watched the woman next to me sip her coffee.

After explaining my condition, not only did he not apologize for being so rude, he still refused to serve me coffee and charged me $3 for a club soda instead.

I have never been so humilated in my life. I don't know this jerk's name, but he has long dark hair, a cheesy p@rn star mustache and wears a chain wallet (is this an Italian Restuarant or biker bar?) Think Adam Morrison on steroids.

Avoid this dump at all costs until he is fired. There are so many better Italian Restuarants in the Theater District that don't hire cave men as bartenders.

chunkybonez

04/17/2007

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Never eat here

Only went here due to torrential downpour outside. Food was mediocre. Service was very slow: our water glasses were rarely filled, and it took forever to get the check. The waiter didn't seem to care. We are never going back.

goshjeez

04/07/2007

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worst service and food

We had reservations,but I think it didn t matter,the place was empty.When we walked in we were greeted by a dippsy blonde that did not even ask us if we had a reservation.She led us on a tour of the dining room just to lead us back to the same place we started from,one table away.The waiter came to the table and asked us what you like? What a shame that in New York they can t find waiters that speak english.Our waiter looked dirty,his uniform had the whole menu all over him.We waited and waited for our drinks to arrive,by the time they came we figured that the dinner will be at least twice as long.We had our drinks and left.On the way out the dippsy hostess asked us how was our dinner.

honk2live

03/29/2007

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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.

laureng21

03/13/2007

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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!!

freetobeme

12/04/2006

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So much fun!

So the first thing to know know, is that this is an interactive variety show. The show has a little of everything for everyone. It's sort Chippendales meets side show acts meets dance club...really original and really fun!!! I would definitely recommend this women of all ages, form bachelorettes to moms to everywhere in between!!
Have fun ladies~

Olga44

07/16/2006

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The male dancers might have to get permission from mom and dad to stay out so late

the show is totally g rated, the guys are soft and too young, its a good time but not bachelorette raunchy good time. And they have no air conditioning whatsoever, pretty uncomfortable.

free2beme

06/12/2006

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Best Girls Night Out!!!!

OMG!! Hot men, great music, AWESOME Drag Queen and the drinks were flowing~
Went to the opening on a whim Saturday night for my friends' birthday. She participated in the pole dancing contest, while I danced and drank with those hot men! This show is different from other places because it's totally interactive with a hilarious story line that's told by the sexy Drag Queen!
I would recommend going to this show for a bachelorette party, birthday party or any other crazy fun night you want out with the girls! This is the show the women of NY have been waiting for!!!!!!

fitchard

06/08/2006

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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.

kmb55

12/04/2005

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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.

rlthomas7

07/05/2005

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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 reiss

12/16/2004

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brenda

We have never been disappointed. You get good value and an above average dinner. It is perfect for a before theater dinner.

wr552

06/30/2003

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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.

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