Sun-Wed, 4pm-midnight; Thu-Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat, 5pm-2am
6 at 51st St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Redbrick walls, shelves of gleaming wine bottles, and a dark wooden bar give the small Sofia Wine Bar a simple, relaxed feel. The café is lit by chandeliers, large quartz candle holders, and tin lanterns. Suspender-clad waiters drift between the tables to help customers choose from over 90 wines served by the glass. The menu offers simple fare including thin-crust pizzas topped with prosciutto, meatballs, mozzarella, or eggplant, pesto-filled paninis, homemade focaccia, spinach dip, and meat or cheese platters. A tiny back room holding eight small tables extends off the main area, with only the attentive waiters to distract you from your drink.
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