Sofia Wine Bar

Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant · Turtle Bay
242 E 50th St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY 10022, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.8/10

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    Christopher T.
    "Prosciutto mac n' cheese with the buffalo cheese"(2 Tips)
    Shakeera D.
    "The prosciutto Mac and cheese is a must here!"(2 Tips)
    Jason G.
    "Great date spot for the area."(10 Tips)
    Amy S.
    "The Spinach dip and white sangria are both fantastic."(4 Tips)
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  • wine
  • good for dates
  • pizza
  • cozy
  • cute
  • romantic
  • mac & cheese
  • lively
  • spinach dip
  • intimate
  • candlelight
  • gardens
  • trendy
  • casual
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • tapas
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  • prosciutto
  • good for special occasions
  • 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 · 1 week ago
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  • Robert B.

    Mac and cheese with prosciutto and wine to complement.

    Robert Brisita · September 3, 2015
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  • Amar B.

    Best meatballs in the city.

    Amar Braithwaite · July 28, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Venera V.

    Very nice atmosphere! Pleasant wine bar :)

    Venera Varbanova · March 3, 2015
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  • Henali

    So warm and cozy! Great winter spot.

    Henali · March 1, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Kristen P.

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

    Kristen Peirano · January 15, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Pelin

    Best wine bar in NYC!!

    Pelin · October 5, 2014
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  • Nicolette R.

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

    Nicolette Romero · September 27, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Fantastic selection of wines and a knowledgable staff!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 25, 2014
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  • Simon T.

    Good times, wine selection is solid, service excellent.

    Simon Tschinkel · September 16, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Jeff G.

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

    Jeff Gallant · July 23, 2014
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  • Justin M.

    The Chateau St. Jean Cab is phenomenal

    Justin Martin · June 9, 2014
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  • Compass

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

    Compass · May 16, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Andrew T.

    It's awesome!!!

    Andrew Thiesen · April 10, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Amy S.

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

    Amy Shah · February 8, 2014
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  • Tyler M.

    Great place for spending time with someone you love.

    Tyler Myracle · December 29, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Nathalie A.

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

    Nathalie Anaya · October 13, 2013
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  • Liza P.

    Lovely place with a sweet outdoor garden

    Liza P · October 9, 2013
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  • Pedro A.

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

    Pedro Alegria Jr. · September 21, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Shakeera D.

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

    Shakeera Datwani · September 14, 2013
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  • Emily

    Great wine selection and love the decor!

    Emily · August 18, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sarah E.

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

    Sarah Elizabeth · July 12, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Frankie B.

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

    Frankie Buckle · June 9, 2013
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  • Kate F.

    That waiter that looks like Adam Levine.. Uh huh

    Kate Flynn · May 31, 2013
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  • 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. https://www.facebook.com/BonfireApp

    Lauren S · May 22, 2013
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  • Gambrelle

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

    Gambrelle · April 21, 2013
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  • Bianca B.

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

    Bianca Bono · April 20, 2013
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  • ✨Pun B.

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

    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨ · March 24, 2013
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  • Kenneth M.

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

    Kenneth Mørk · March 17, 2013
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  • Serena

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

    Serena · March 14, 2013
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  • Danielle O.

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

    Danielle Ortiz · January 27, 2013
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  • Jason G.

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

    Jason Gelman · January 25, 2013
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  • Annie A.

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

    Annie Alfstad · December 1, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Jill G.

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

    Jill Gaynor · October 25, 2012
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  • Maria A.

    Order the lambrusco and prosciutto pizza! Simply the best!

    Maria Arias · September 21, 2012
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  • schneidermike s.

    Look. Midtown sucks, but this place rules.

    schneidermike schneidermike · September 19, 2012
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