The area’s chicest restaurant greets guests with a floor-to-ceiling glass entryway, and provides a taste of the unexpected, allowing patrons the option of dining in the front of the restaurant, from which they can observe the kitchens prepare exquisite menu sections, or the restaurant’s indoor-outdoor garden space with intimate seating area which transforms from winter to summer situated with bold, plush pillow cushions. Sofia’s back seating area has a retractable rooftop that allows guests an intimate and unique opportunity to dine under the warmth of natural sunlight during day and a glimpse of the evening’s stars at night.
One of Sofia’s biggest attractions that sets it apart from all area restaurants is its lux cigar lounge, equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration system. Located on the lower level of the restaurant, the cigar lounge includes premium cigar storage lockers and offers some of the rarest cigars, whiskeys and bourbons in the country. The cigar lounge also houses one of two expansive bars on the property, along with an exclusive wine collection. Sofia’s mixologists create unique, hand-crafted cocktails from behind their ultra-sleek top-shelf bars, and also offers a selection of craft beers.
Sofia’s culinary team prides themselves by only serving city-dressed prime aged steaks including the Porterhouse for 2 and the 44-ounce Tomahawk Chop. Sofia serves a variety of fresh seafood, from the Whole Wood Fired Wild Branzino to the Hidden Fjord Salmon, both delicately prepared with the fresh herbs from the local farmer’s market. Guests eager to dine on a little more can enjoy the Cognac Lobster Tail, a 20-ounce Canadian tail sautéed in cognac sauce --a tribute to Smoke Chophouse. One of the best features of the menu, available for lunch and dinner, are the handmade pasta dishes, made daily from the freshest, high-quality ingredients. Keeping with European tradition, Sofia’s in-house pastry chef utilizes only the best quality ingredients to create exquisite, custom-made pastries and decadent desserts, a rarity for most restaurants.
Sofia’s lunch menu rivals most dinner selections, including 1 ¼ quarter pound Lobster Roll with watercress and Granny Smith apples, Colossal Shrimp Venezian, Filet Mignon Bites, and Kale salad prepared with shredded black kale, pickled egg, ricotta salata, toasted almonds, lemon and avocado.
Sofia’s sleek and contemporary design, hand-crafted interiors and exclusive menu selections will soon make it a northern New Jersey hotspot and one of the top-rated Italian steakhouses in the area. Sofia caters to all occasions including corporate events, rehearsal dinners, family celebrations, holiday celebrations and more.
A family name and a family business, Sofia is named after New York restaurateur Eddy Sujak’s daughter. The Sujak family have a 25 year-long history in the restaurant business, having overseen operations for the New York based Giovanni’s, an area institution known for its home-cooked family recipes, and the ever-popular Tosca Café and Catering, serving coal-oven pizzas and light Italian fare with an active nightlife scene.
About Sofia Italian Steakhouse:
Conceptualized by New York restaurateur Eddy Sujak, Sofia is a family owned and operated Italian steakhouse located in Englewood, NJ. The Sujak family with a 25 year history in the restaurant business, as owners of the New York iconic Giovanni’s and Tosca Café and Catering has earned a reputation for creating an outstanding dining experience with stellar service offering the highest quality menu selections such as prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and hand-made pastas.. The restaurant is beautifully accented by the retractable rooftop eating area, which is available for private events upon request. Complete with the cigar lounge and enviable bar selection, Sofia is primed to be Englewood’s destination hotspot.
Sofia, located at 36 Engle Street, Englewood, New Jersey, open Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., offering an exceptional bar bite menu, Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sofia caters to all occasions including corporate events, rehearsal dinners, family and holiday celebrations. Sofia offers a prix fixe menu for Bergen Performing Arts Center patrons with reservations made by 6:00 p.m., and will soon offer a Sunday brunch coming spring 2016. Complimentary valet parking available. For more information or to book an event, visit, www.sofiaenglewood.com.