Traditionally, Persian families gathered around the sofreh, an iconic fabric spread that served as the backdrop for beautiful displays of food during New Year, weddings, and other celebrations.
More than a decorative tablecloth, the sofreh represents the warmth and hospitality that Persian people are known for. We embody this ethos at Sofreh, with traditional Persian dishes that represent/speak to the rich heritage and diversity of the wide region that is modern-day Iran. We want Sofreh to feel like a second home - a place where you can experience comforting food, made with love, in an inviting atmosphere.
Our philosophy is simple - food should be authentic, well crafted, and delicious. We capture this essence in everything we create, from our homemade yogurts to our fresh-baked breads. We even make our own pickles and marmalades.
Contemporary and traditional flavors, these meals hit home. We licked our plates clean (no shame). The chefs, Ali and Soroush, and the owner Nassim really bring this place together. It’s a gem, we absolutely wont miss it next time we’re in New York. Very hospitable, gracious, excellent food (authentic but will be enjoyed by those who have never been exposed to Iranian food) and outstanding service. Definitely returning. Great for special occasions, large or intimate groups.
We had the lamb shank, fish, and kabob torsh (sour kabab). Delicious. Cocktails were outstanding too. Don’t miss them!
The food was really wonderful - a very flavorful and unique dining experience that's hard to find. The servers were incredibly friendly and helpful with questions as well. My friends and I went for a holiday dinner, and it's a great choice if you're looking to be a little decadent.
A lovely new and unique option in Prospect Heights. There is love, care and attention at this place and the food was sublime. New and interesting flavors and heavenly bites. Put this one on your top 10 list to try soon!
Very nice, but we eat Persian food at home and Sofreh’s was much too salty. Drinks were good as were the desserts. Still there is better Persian food in other parts of the city
Inventive Persian Food in Mod Setting
Sofreh offers an inventive take on the flavors of Persian food in a hip setting. Tasty food, nice cocktail program.
Honestly - this place is amazing! We frequent quite a few Persian places around New York and this has become the favorite by far. The atmosphere is very chic, the food while nodding to tradition is updated and fresh and service excellent. We live on the West Side of New York and consider the bridges and tunnels travel well worth the experience.
An incredible addition to the neighborhood. Every dish, cocktail, dessert was memorable. I can't wait to go back.
Finally a Persian restaurant that it’s not just about kabobs. This place is not your “traditional” Persian restaurant - in fact, it comes with a modern twist. Every single dish was full of flavors & it truly captured what Persian food is all about.
The service was amazing & the ambience couldn’t be more perfect. Their cocktail menu was quite unique. One of my new favorite local restaurants now & cannot wait to go back.
Made our list of the most impressive new place we've been to in years
WE had a great meal. Only drawback, and it would not keep me from going back, is that they subscribe to the philosophy that loud music which begets a loud conversations creates positive feelings about the place.
We went to Sofreh as a goodbye dinner for my cousin visiting from Iran. The food at Sofreh is very much the real deal and more. Everything was delicious and reminded me of the summers I spent in Iran growing up. Nasim, the owner and executive chef, is a class act and a perfect example of Persian hospitality. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Not only was the food amazing, but right in the middle of dinner Steven Seagal walks in yelling "ANYBODY SEEN RITCHIE??"
We had my husband's birthday dinner here with our adult daughter and a Persian friend. We tried many things on the menu and everything was excellent. I especially liked the bread and the beef "kabob" which two of us shared and still left room for tastes for the rest of our party.
MY HUSBAND AND I SELECTED THIS RESTAURANT BASED ON A NY TIMES ARTICLE WHICH RATED IT VERY HIGHLY. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED AND TRULY ENJOYED THE AUTHENTIC AND CONFORTING FOOD AS WELL AS THE VERY WELCOMING OWNER. WE CAN’T WAIT TO RETURN.
What a lovely place for dinner. The food was vibrant and the welcome is superb.
nasim personally comes out and greets every guest that comes in. feels like you are entering her home with the warm plates and atmosphere. i love this spot and love that it’s right here in brooklyn
Soooooo good everything was delicious especially the lamb shank and tahdig! Can’t wait to go back.
Ran into people we knew. Met the owner :)
Food was fantastic but the lighting was way too bright and not very romantic. The ambiance and experience would be better if they dimmed the lights.
We ate at 9:30 on a Saturday, hardly that late for NYC. The restaurant had yet to set up its door tent so our table by the door was freezing. Our friendly waiter talked us through all the best parts of the menu and left us to ponder. When she returned to take our order we were informed that the restaurant was out of an unusually large number of dishes including all bread (sort of critical for dishing up the signature dips) and most rice. We were comped a bowl of soup for our troubles. Our cocktails were all much sweeter than advertised. And halfway through the meal I got an angry email from Open Table saying I hadn't showed up. When I asked the restaurant to fix it, they said "Well did you say your name when you came in?" I had indeed. In all, the hospitality and preparedness were lacking. But the food was splendid
Mind blowing. My new fave restaurant in Brooklyn. Attention to detail at every turn. Food is incredible.
The food was fine, some of it good, but the portions are stingy - for instance with the eggplant starter, they give you half a piece of bread and for the price point that is just ridiculous. The tastiest thing we had was the starter meatballs but the temperature was luke warm and again, portion was tiny. I won't be returning. There are two many other good restaurants in NYC where I can spend the same amount of money and leave satisfied and happy.
Surprisingly lackluster food
Great space and delicious food. Hosts very engaged with customers. Great new dining place.
The menu was interesting and different. Really unique dishes that didn't disappoint. The Lamb Shank was outstanding. I will be coming back a lot.
Terrific place, can’t wait to return for a special occasion (delicious lamb shank!...). Appreciated especially the lovely background music which matched food and atmosphere—and it was low enough to still allow for great conversations!
Owner was incredibly rude.
Best Persian restaurant in the tri-state area. Exceptional food. Must visit.
Top notch, from the food and service to the decor. Owner spent time at our table, explaining the genesis of the restaurant. He also suggested that we visit both restrooms (which we may have missed) and gave us a tour of the under-renovation patio after dinner. I can't wait to return.
A must their pistachio saffron ice cream and everything is super
Always a pleasure, always magical to be here. The hospitality and service.
I can't add much to the accolades regarding the food - it's all been said. Delicious meal well presented. The service was not quite as good - for example, our drink and food orders were taken all at once and then we had to wait a long time for the drinks. Plus, it got so crowded with people waiting for tables we couldn't see past them to flag down a wait person. But nonetheless a fab meal and I'm sure they'll iron out the kinks.
I already can't wait to go back to Sofreh - every dish we tried was amazing. They were accommodating with my food allergy, the decor was nice, and the cocktails are inventive. Highly recommend
The food, the ambiance, the service were all impeccable!
I can't wait to return!
Imaginative and consumately-executed variant of Persian cuisine. Two eggplant dishes (app / main) with very different flavors. A spectacular chicken dish. But, in fact nothing there missed a beat. A thoroughly satisfying experience.
Noteworthy, creative and fresh ingredients- delicious in every way. Must try.
What an amazing restaurant! Everything was perfect. The food was some of the best I have ever tasted. We were seated right away, our waiter was attentive, and offered us lots of recommendations . And we ate like queens. Everything was so delicious. We ordered so that we could share and we couldn’t finish everything. I cannot wait to come back. It’s a special place!
Absolutely delicious food accompanied by the friendliest service I have had in a NY restaurant in a long time.
Truly special restaurant - a rare find.
Ok, not worth the hype. Misogynistic bathroom decor was just disturbing. Food just ok. Portions small. Light on veg, heavy on meat.