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Sophie's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873-3273
+1 732-545-7778
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Somerset, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is wonderful and cozy restaurant situated in Somerset NJ. The bar is well stocked with a variety of wines to choose from. You can sit at the bar or my favorite by the window where candle lighting invokes European flare. The hostess we had was French and was very attentive. The owner of the restaurant Peter came by and... More 

Thank Sterling H
Somerset, nj
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good but pricey The place is cheerful and bright. The service was good. I had lunch there. I would go back again

Thank nancydavis
Central Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going here. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is cozy in a neighborhood you would never expect it. The servers and owner make you feel like you are family.

Thank Excitedtraveler17
Somerset, New Jersey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salads and appetizers were awesome, but dinner was just okay. I will have to try it again, but maybe get a salad and two appetizers (yes, the mushroom tart was that good).

Thank Mi_2_Jo_2
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359 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About 3.5 stars would be accurate. The servings are large and the wait staff are excellent. The noise level was tolerable even though the house was full on the night we dined here. They distributed three separate menus, each progressively longer than the previous one. The first offered a special for two that involved choices among several appetizers, main courses... More 

Thank Taughboyne
Monroe, New Jersey
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205 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm going to commit a general review, by that I mean, we've been coming to this wonderful restaurant for many years. It's always, always fantastic, from the super friendly service to the fantastic French Onion soup, it's always top notch and you just can't go wrong eating here. We usually go on your way to The State for a show,... More 

Thank Garry O
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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197 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant can always be counted on for a pleasant dinner. They serve traditional French bistro food well prepared. The escargot are delicious, mussels and frittes delicious. The cassoulet is a traditional one, a favorite with us. Our favorite salad is the frisée with lardons. Dessert are always good. We had crepes filled with ice cream topped with chocolate.... More 

Thank StephHorn
Coquimbito, Argentina
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Has been a place for french confont food, but it was always short of the standard. This time there was a noticeable improvement. The steak frites was delicious, rather than just acceptable, and the berry crepe was outstanding. The pate was good, but with too many trimmings, sometimes less is more. Service was professionally efficient and pleasant.

Thank ManuelLucero
Somerset, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great food, great service, great people, great atmosphere. They aim to please and they don't fall short. It rivals any bistro I've frequented in Europe. Make sure to say hello to owner Peter. He has the best sense of humor.

Thank expertfund
Belle Mead
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a wonderful place for date night, a celebration or dinner with friends. The owner Peter will make you feel welcome immediately as he stops by to introduce himself and to check that you are having an enjoyable experience. The food is fantastic, especially the classic french dishes. Be sure to same room for dessert too1

Thank Gail M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873-3273
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 732-545-7778
Classic French Bistro

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?