Friday night my friend and I headed to Sosa Borella for dinner. This restaurant was recommended to me by my cousin, Nandini, and it was nothing short of spectacular. I was immediately drawn towards Sosa Borella because it offers Italian-Argentine cuisine. Sounds pretty exotic, huh? Yes, I was very curious too.
832 8th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(Theater District – Midtown West)
As you enter Sosa Borella there is a bar area to your left a dining area towards the back. The restaurant is a little dark and has a nice glow. Here is a picture taken from above.
There is an upstairs dining area. The hanging leaves reminded me of my trip to Italy.
Upstairs the dining area wasn’t as loud.
Here is a romantic table for 2 – I thought this was so cute.
The restaurant started getting more and more customers after 7 PM.
Couples, Groups, Romantic Dining.
Couples, Groups, Romantic Dining.
Italian, Argentine, Latin American.
MENU – $$$
Sosa Borella Menu. It is suggested this restaurant is $$, but I disagree, it is $$$.
RECOMMENDED HEALTHY EATS… choices below are based on my knowledge of food and nutrition. It seems Sosa Borella uses quite a bit of oil in their food, hence be cautious when ordering certain dishes if you are watching your weight. In general, if you are very health conscious, avoid fried foods, avoid beef, avoid steak, avoid dessets, and avoid hard liquor. Instead opt for grilled veggies, grilled chicken, or grilled salmon. Skip the dessert and go for a cappuccino or an espresso. In terms of alcohol, opt for a glass of red wine. There is no online nutritional information available for Sosa Borella, please use your own discretion when making a decision.
|Grilled Polenta and Vegetables|
|Calamari Salad w/dressing on side|
|La Numero Cuatro (Veggie Pizza)|
|Grilled Red Snapper|
|Grilled Atlantic Salmon|
Since it was Friday night I was in need of a drink. I started off with a Mango Mojito which was a perfect blend of Rum, Mango Puree, Fresh Lime, and Mint Leaves. It was absolute perfection.
Mango Mojito ~ $12
My friend had the Cosmojito which consisted of Absolut Citron, Bacardi, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice, and Fresh Mint. I tried her drink and it was an amazing combination of sweet and sour. The drink is so pretty!
Cosmojito ~ $12
We were served Complimentary Bread and Olive Oil Pesto. The pesto was made with extra oil and very tiny bits of basil and garlic. The sauce was spectacular.
Bread and Olive Oil Pesto = Complimentary
For appetizer, we ordered Terracota Shrimp which was cooked in roasted garlic, lemon, butter, and a ton of olive oil. This dish was so sizzling good, but oh boy it had a ton of butter (my poor arteries).
Terracota Shrimp ~ $13
The shrimp was very juicy and I even ended up eating a piece of roasted garlic.
As my meal, I went for the Spinach Linguine with Roasted Peppers and Salmon (not listed on the online menu). I requested a little Parmesan Cheese on top and this dish was so amazingly good. The salmon tasetd so fresh and was very tender. I was pleased to be eating my Omega 3s.
Spinach Linguine with Roasted Peppers and Salmon ~ $17
But check out the amount of olive oil used… ouch! Regardless of the amount of oil used, this dish felt light.
My friend went for the Bife alla Sosa Borella which was steak topped with minced arugula with a side of crispy French Fries. My friend said the steak was really good.
Bife alla Sosa Borella ~ $32
Okay, so you all know I’m not a “beef eater,” however I did try a piece of steak to see what the hype was about. Quite honestly, I thought it was slightly chewy and didn’t care for it. Steak is definitely NOT my cup of tea!
I also ordered a side of Mashed Potatoes since Sosa Borella is known for this side dish. The potatoes were creamy and so buttery, and yes, they were delicious too.
Mashed Potatoes ~ $4
VERDICT – 4.5 / 5
Sosa Borella is absolutely amazing. The ambience, the décor, the service, the drinks, and the food were all amazing. This would be a great restaurant to dine at for a special occasion or if you happen to be in the Theater District of Manhattan.
My only complaint with this restaurant is how a couple dishes were floating in oil and this could quite possibly be why every dish tasted amazing. I just felt all that oil was really unnecessary. In terms of food alone, Sosa Borella deserves a perfect score, however due to the amounts of oil used I dropped the score by only 1/2 point because of nutrition.
Furthermore, I’m not sure what part of my food was Argentine cuisine, to me it seemed as though most of the dishes here were more Italian-based. Thoughts? Regardless, I love this restaurant and I definitely plan on dining here with my husband next time. And a special thanks to my cousin, Nandini, for mentioning this restaurant to me.
TELL ME: Have you ever tried Argentine food? If so, how does Sosa Borella compare?