Sofia Wine Bar

Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant · Turtle Bay
242 E 50th St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY 10022, United States
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 243 votes

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    "intimate with candlelight"(4 Tips)
    Amy S.
    "The Spinach dip and white sangria are both fantastic."(5 Tips)
    Christopher T.
    "Prosciutto mac n' cheese with the buffalo cheese"(2 Tips)
    Christine S.
    "Super cute wine bar to go with a girlfriend or on a date."(7 Tips)
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  • wine
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • pizza
  • cute
  • romantic
  • spinach dip
  • mac & cheese
  • intimate
  • lively
  • candlelight
  • trendy
  • gardens
  • tapas
  • authentic
  • casual
  • good for a late night
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  • prosciutto
  • good for special occasions
  • The Corcoran Group

    A cute, but tiny, wine bar in Midtown East - an area that could use more places like this. This is our go-to date spot, with a vast wine list and great tapas to share. We love the margherita pizza!

    The Corcoran Group · July 17, 2013
  • Leonardo Quezada G.

    I like the bubbly. I like the old skool credit card machine.- Retro always feels right!! Food to be discovered next time because its not a one time visit kind-of-place.

    Leonardo Quezada Garcia · June 16, 2013
  • Alexandra H.

    GO HERE.I know it's tiny,but the tapas(esp:prosciutto-topped mac&cheese!) is TO DIE FOR. plus, the wine list is phenomenal. I've been here 4 times and am always ready to go back. tip:GREAT date spot!

    Alexandra Hancock · January 6, 2012
  • Matthew P.

    Pizza is fantastic! Spinach dip is the best in the city. The staff will pick the perfect wine for you if you tell them what you like. This place is now my go to place for dates and intimate gatherings

    Matthew P · October 3, 2010
  • Pia

    The meatballs and crudo mozz (made in-house) were delish. Our waiters were friendly and personal. The ambiance is cozy and intimate with candlelight and exposed red brick. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Pia · April 20, 2012
  • Mark R.

    Great wine spot, laid back low lit atmosphere, even if u know nothing about wine the staff there can usually guide you to a wine you will like. DON'T go with a big group 2-4max is perfect # of people.

    Mark R · March 17, 2010
  • Jeffrey W.

    Quaint spot away from the grind of the 53rd St. bars. Bartenders know their wine varietals. So if you don't see what you like, describe & they will get you sorted. Neighborhood place, very casual.

    Jeffrey Wooten · September 14, 2013
  • Affinia Hotel Collection

    This wine bar located just steps away from the Affinia 50 features over 50 bottles of wine on its rotating wine list, as well as a number of delicious traditional Italian food items.

    Affinia Hotel Collection · February 17, 2014
  • Christine S.

    Super cute wine bar to go with a girlfriend or on a date. Lots of great wine to choose from. Food a little pricey, mozzarella was fresh and worth it. Small place and fills up fast.

    Christine Shepherd · October 27, 2012
  • Lauren S.

    Really great wine selection making it a cool place to go on a date. The staff is really knowledgeable, so go to them if you need any recommendations.

    Lauren S · May 22, 2013
  • Jenny T.

    Casual neighborhood spot with an ambience that is surpassed only by the wonderful staff members who are so friendly and willing to help with whatever they can. GREAT WINE LIST!!!!!

    Jenny T · August 14, 2014
  • Jonathan D.

    Sit at the bar & chat with super friendly & helpful staff! Don't be like the guy next to me and ask for quick course on wine 5 min before your date arrives! Take your time.

    Jonathan Dagle · June 20, 2013
  • Maneesh N.

    Fun wine bar in the area. Staff is great and didn't charge me for the glass of wine I had at the bar before sitting down at a table. Great date place too!

    Maneesh N · January 18, 2015
  • Alyssa

    Nice selection of tapas, enjoyed the spinach dip, meatballs and stuffed mushrooms. Wide variety of by the glass and bottles in an intimate environment.

    Alyssa · March 20
  • Kristof P.

    Amazing place: great food, great selection of wines, very friendly staff and a really cosy setting. Loved it!

    Kristof Persoons · May 16, 2015
  • Shana J.

    One of my favorite places in the city! Well worth the wait! Enjoy the garden in back and make sure to save room for the Mac and cheese!

    Shana Jordan · May 14, 2014
  • Emmanuel H.

    Cute little bar for a gathering of friends. Food was good but id like to try something other than the pizza. Staff was VERY friendly and attentive 😁

    Emmanuel H L · October 27, 2014
  • Beka C.

    extensive wine list but most unimpressive wines curated for the cost; food is ok. draw here is the intimate ambience and wine-centric bar

    Beka C · January 28
  • Christopher T.

    Order the Prosciutto mac n' cheese with the buffalo cheese and sea salt! Order it with some red wine and you're good to go!

    Christopher Tai · June 20, 2012
  • Willie C.

    Try a Marguerite pizza with smoked pancetta, onions and arugula with a glass of Angela Pinot Noir (Oregon)...superb!!!

    Willie Chin · August 17, 2013
  • Amy S.

    The Spinach dip and white sangria are both fantastic. Get here early for a table as the place is (pleasantly) tiny.

    Amy Sullivan · August 6, 2010
  • Valerie

    Great wine list. The meat and cheese plate is mostly meat not much cheese which is odd. Still good though.

    Valerie · January 8, 2015
  • Amanda A.

    Revising my tip: Caramere wine, prosciutto mac and cheese, and the fancy buffalo cheese with sea salt-- FTW!

    Amanda Albergo · June 19, 2012
  • Lisa V.

    Legit wine bar. Love Leo and Jeremy! I'll be back for more sipping and swirling, Great pizza too!

    Lisa Vigna · October 26, 2013
  • Gambrelle

    Wonderful selection of wine. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and friendly. Food is good too!

    Gambrelle · April 21, 2013
  • Frankie B.

    They play the best music here :) the wines, pizzas and staff are pretty cool too!

    Frankie Buckle · June 9, 2013
  • Henry K.

    Good food. Good wine. Miserably hot. Horrible estimation of time to be seated. Slow service. At least we got champagne as comps.

    Henry Ko · June 23, 2012
  • Serena

    an oasis of candlelight, legitimate wine and solid small plates amidst the wasteland of midtown.

    Serena · March 14, 2013
  • ✨Pun B.

    Best pizza in the neighborhood. Great wine selection, cozy ambience, friendly, knowledgable staff.

    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨ · March 24, 2013
  • Jason G.

    Great date spot for the area. Solid wine list, helpful bartenders, good vibe

    Jason Gelman · January 25, 2013
  • Annie A.

    House made mozz and amazing wine list. Staff is always friendly too!!

    Annie Alfstad · December 1, 2012
  • Sarah E.

    Amazing! I tried the vast majority of the menu and everything was great!

    Sarah Elizabeth · July 12, 2013
  • Lorraine S.

    Cute & cozy lil Italian place! Meatballs are yummy. Margherita pizza is OK.

    Lorraine S · September 30, 2011
  • Danielle O.

    Always a nice treat to have a drink here and chat with the very knowledgable staff.

    Danielle Ortiz · January 27, 2013
  • Shai A.

    The pizza is awesome! The wine is great and the single women are cute...

    Shai Almagor · October 11, 2011
  • Amy S.

    Love everything about this place. Cute, cozy and great wine selection

    Amy Shah · February 8, 2014
  • Nicolette R.

    Cute and cozy wine bar on a quiet street. A must try!

    Nicolette Romero · September 27, 2014
  • Kenneth M.

    Very nice please. Good wine and great pizza. You should try it.

    Kenneth Mørk · March 17, 2013
  • Shakeera D.

    The prosciutto Mac and cheese is a must here! Great combination!

    Shakeera Datwani · September 14, 2013
  • Davina A.

    Nice spot although be aware that they include the tip in the check on tables of two!!

    Davina Anthony · June 1, 2011
  • Laura L.

    Best cheese plate in the city! Amazing service! Always leave here in a great mood!

    Laura L · August 19, 2011
  • Jeff G.

    Great place and bar will guide your wine taste to get you what you like.

    Jeff Gallant · July 23, 2014
  • Kristen P.

    The meat and cheese plate has a very small amount of cheese

    Kristen Peirano · January 15, 2015
  • Simon T.

    Good times, wine selection is solid, service excellent.

    Simon Tschinkel · September 16, 2014
  • Amy C.

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    Amy Carothers · August 29, 2012
  • Jill G.

    Amazing. The longer you stay, the more free wine they force on you. New favorite spot.

    Jill Gaynor · October 25, 2012
  • Compass

    Settle down for a romantic date at the wine bar with a classic atmosphere.

    Compass · May 16, 2014
  • Roksolana H.

    Great cozy vibe, good vibe selection, and good food

    Roksolana Hr · March 20
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Fantastic selection of wines and a knowledgable staff!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 25, 2014
  • Jackie C.

    Adorable, cozy, love it here. Try the lambrusco

    Jackie Chen · August 5, 2011
  • Robert B.

    Mac and cheese with prosciutto and wine to complement.

    Robert Brisita · September 3, 2015
  • Liza P.

    Lovely place with a sweet outdoor garden

    Liza P · October 9, 2013
  • Henali

    So warm and cozy! Great winter spot.

    Henali · March 1, 2015
  • Femke v.

    Best wine so far and the service is outstanding!

    Femke van Wel - Brouwer · November 22, 2011
  • Nathalie A.

    They aren't nice [the staff] and the music is horrible!!!

    Nathalie Anaya · October 13, 2013
  • Sara K.

    Great atmosphere- order the spinach dip!

    Sara K · October 24, 2010
  • Matt B.

    Go to Sofia Wine Bar and try the spinach dip. Best in NYC!

    Matt Bosso · April 13, 2010
  • Maria A.

    Order the lambrusco and prosciutto pizza! Simply the best!

    Maria Arias · September 21, 2012
  • Bianca B.

    The hottest waiters in NYC. Coming back very soon ;)

    Bianca Bono · April 20, 2013
  • Venera V.

    Very nice atmosphere! Pleasant wine bar :)

    Venera Varbanova · March 3, 2015
  • Ellene H.

    the Chianti wine is fantastic!

    Ellene Hu · January 25, 2012
  • Pedro A.

    Food is good but the place is too small and often too crowded

    Pedro Alegria Jr. · September 21, 2013
  • Emily

    Great wine selection and love the decor!

    Emily · August 18, 2013
  • Tyler M.

    Great place for spending time with someone you love.

    Tyler Myracle · December 29, 2013
  • Cosie L.

    Have a pizza and a bottle of wine... ask for Andrew. <3 him

    Cosie Longoria · May 13, 2010
  • Justin M.

    The Chateau St. Jean Cab is phenomenal

    Justin Martin · June 9, 2014
  • Kate F.

    That waiter that looks like Adam Levine.. Uh huh

    Kate Flynn · May 31, 2013
  • Amar B.

    Best meatballs in the city.

    Amar Braithwaite · July 28, 2015
  • Gary D.

    Great place for a bite in midtown

    Gary DeGregorio · November 26, 2011
  • schneidermike s.

    Look. Midtown sucks, but this place rules.

    schneidermike schneidermike · September 19, 2012
  • Jess S.

    May have just found my new favorite wine bar

    Jess Sheehan · April 19, 2012
  • Andrew T.

    It's awesome!!!

    Andrew Thiesen · April 10, 2014
  • Pelin

    Best wine bar in NYC!!

    Pelin · October 5, 2014

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