Sophie's Bistro

4.7
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765 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
We want Sophie's to be a place where one could have a good, hearty meal (comfort food), simple and unpretentious, at a fair price. Our goal is to produce an atmosphere where people can come for lunch, a full dinner, a late snack, a glass of wine or a big cup of coffee and feel comfortable and at home. Our menu is diverse enough for everyone, yet simple enough so the average person will not get overwhelmed with numerous menu choices and complications. Our basic premise is to provide quality food and good service at a fair price in an unpretentious atmosphere. The décor is modeled after classic French Bistros. French country antiques, large open shuttered windows, dark woods, soft pastel colors and walls covered with family pictures make Sophie's an intimate cozy environment

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

On New Year’s Eve, Sophie’s Bistro will be serving a $52.95 Three Course Prix Fixe from 4:00PM-5:30PM and a $69.95 Four Course Prix Fixe Dinner from 6:00PM-10:00PM. A credit card is required to hold your reservation. We look forward to serving you!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 765 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time to Sophie's and it was fabulous both times. The staff is friendly, the food is delicious and the restaurant is adorable. We love it here.

FG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Great food, service and ambiance. I live about an hour away so I don’t go as often as I like. It’s also good for a romantic-yet-casual date.

LS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sophie's is just wonderful! The food is delicious. The bar area can get a little loud, but we were there early, so not a problem. Had several appetizers among the four of us. Best french onion soup I've ever had! Onion tart was yummy, as was the asparagus appetizer special with chopped egg. Each of us had different appetizers. My daughter tried someone else's lamb shank on her first visit but ordered one for herself. Did not disappoint! Other daughter had the catfish special. A little heavy on the breading for her, but tastes were lovely. Husband had the salmon special and thought it superb. I had the paneed pork loin. YUMMY! Had several desserts too (creme brulee, blackberry dessert, lime sorbet and chocolate lava cake). All were great. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always incredible. Service is outstanding. Never ever disappointed

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every meal at Sophie's is like a mini vacation. A truly special place.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in NJ. Great menu, delicious food , exceptional service and wonderful bar. Always a great night.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food and great ownet! Fantastic atmosphere.

S
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Love this place! A little extra noisy tonight, but service and food always great. Wonderful ambiance and great value. Never disappointed!

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food. The owner is really nice. Very nice ambience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Expensive, food was good, side room was loud.

JE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful! You will be hooked and want to become a steady customer!

t
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my wife Diane and I had a wonderful dinner from spicy pumpkin soup to scallops and braised short ribs great wines desserts and coffees

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, owner interacts with guests, very nice

CD
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here! You feel very welcome and it's nice and lively. The servers are always very friendly and very attentive and the owner always walks around and talks to the patrons.
We both started with a cocktail and then ordered dinner. I had my favorite salad, the frisbee with bacon lardons, a poached egg and the house vinaigrette. The dressing is well balanced and not overly vinegar heavy which some vinaigrettes can be. My husband had the salad with smoked salmon. He loved it!
For entree's we both ordered the Choucroute special which was 3 sausages, one smoked , one made of veal and another type I don't remember it's main meat. All were delicious and served with a sauerkraut with apple. It was a nice accompaniment to the sausages. The owner said he gets the sausages from a guy in PA, at certain times of the year. They were perfect! My husband finished with a warm, chocolate cake that he thought was perfect.
I would definitely recommend this neighborhood gem!!!

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for the last day of crepe week and of course we were mot disappointed. Highly recommend this little gem to anyone look for casual traditional french restaurant. One of our favs.

MA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In addition to having consistently excellent food, the owner, Peter, is there to make long time andr new patrons feel welcomed. All in all, it is the best restaurant in Somerset.

TE
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. The portions were not excessive but that suited us fine since we prefer quality to quantity. We are not wine experts, but the house red was good and also a good value. Dessert was excellent. The atmosphere was very nice, but since we were there on a Saturday night it was very loud. Even though we had a fairly late reservation and no one was waiting, we felt a bit rushed. We did not have appetizers, but even so, our entrees arrived very quickly. We were given our check just as we started our dessert and coffee. Seemed a little hurried to me.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Good food, unfriendly waitress with attitude, loud venue with terrible accoustics- hard to hear and unlikely to return.

U
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The French Bistro atmosphere in the main dining room is wonderful. Not so much in the side room. But as much as we love the ambiance of the main room, the noise level of both rooms is too loud for good conversation on crowded nights. They really need some sound-absorbing ceiling material and maybe carpeting, especially in the side room. Otherwise go at uncrowded times.

f
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always have good time dining here. You won't be disappointed.

KC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. The wait staff were very accommodating as two additional persons joined our party.

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was wonderful, if a bit expensive (drinks are a little too expensive, too). Service, while friendly, is very slow. It’s a lively, and therefore noisy, place.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful meal as always. Peter is an excellent host!

MM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We were disappointed with our experience at Sophie's, having been going to the last five years. The scallops entree and the two duck breast entrees were "warm" in temperature and not hot. The French onion soup did the taste the same as last year - did not have that rich taste. This is the second time in a row that food was presented and it was not hot.

JE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our absolutely favorite restaurant! Going to Sophie's is a trip to our very own Paris Bistro! Great food and great service every single time!

BT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal before hitting a show in downtown New Brunswick. Escargot was wonderful as well as the lamb shank. Warm, friendly and welcoming with a great bar. As always highly recommended. Make sure you make a reservation as the place was packed.

JL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We have eaten at Sophie’s several times over the past two years and have really liked it.The service is good and the restaurant is quite cozy but
on our last two visits we walked away a little disappointed each time in the food.Same dishes that we always order but not prepared as well as in the past...

A
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delightful respite from a busy day. We had lunch and are hoping to return for dinner very soon.
The food was not only tasty but nicely portrayed. We give it high marks!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, enjoyable!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love all the food at Sophie's! There special menus are terrific. This time it was "Crepe-fest" Delicious crepes both savory and sweet!

BK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's been years that we've been enjoying Sophie's. It's our Go-to place to take out of towners; meet friends,and celebrate family occasions. Never disappoints.

AZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Finally able to try the crepe fest. Awesome.

JD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this charming bistro and would highly recommend it!

FF
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I received notification for Sophies that the were celebrating crepes as they do for 2 weeks every year. A friend and I came specifically to savor the crepes and we were definitely not disappointed! My friend has the seafood crepe and I had the spicy shrimp crepe. Both contained plentiful amounts of seafood with mushrooms and other delights. As usual the desserts were wonderful. I had a lemon sorbet my friend had the creme brûlée. Adding to the wonderful small Provence feel is the frequent presence of Peter, the owner, who circulates among his guests.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bistro. Best French onion soup anywhere.

H
Wilmington
107 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

What an excellent restaurant. Wide ranging menu and nice wine list. Free parking and easy to get to. Something for everyone here with friendly professional service. My wife said the decor reminded her of being in France. Try a lot of small plates and share. Very tasty food here.

P
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fun place with great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place..Especially the duck. I can’t say anything negative about this place. My favorite

ND
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going to Sophie's Bistro. The food, service, and ambiance are wonderful. It's a great place to celebrate or just a night out for dinner. Sophie's is highly recommended!

RK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is so good we had to be rolled out!!!!