May 11, 2011
January 25, 2011 | Before Suzanne asked me to go to Sophia, I had never heard of it. I’m always down to try new place so we came here for dinner on a weeknight, prepared with a http://restaurant.com coupon and a bottle of wine! Like previous reviewers have mentioned, the parking lot could use some work, but at least there’s a parking lot.
Since it was recommended by fellow yelpers, we ordered the spinach Texas goat cheese dip— my friend normally isn’t a fan of goat cheese but even she thought this was delicious. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and one entree to share. The beet bruschetta was simple but pretty damn good. I love calamari and was delighted that their version wasn’t fried! The spicy sauteed calamari comes with this habanoer-tomato broth that was very yummy. We also couldn’t resist trying the the mussels (apple smoked bacon, green apple, apple brandy sauce). The only entree we tried was the cheese ravioli & lobster— I thought it was great! The food was so enjoyable, we were giddy (ok, maybe the wine contributed to the giddiness).
It wasn’t a particularly busy night but our service was great. Yes, the decor could probably be vamped up a little but I’ve never been one to care that much about decor.
I’m surprised the other reviews on this place aren’t higher but I’m glad I didn’t let that stop me from trying out the restaurant. It’s a little pricey, but it was a steal with the coupon. I’d love to go back– that happy hour special sounds great: $5 starters from 5-7pm everyday!
1601 W. Main St
Houston, TX 77006