1. A piece of cloth that is spread on the floor, and on which dishes of food are placed at meal times.
2. Brooklyn restaurant featuring authentic Persian home cooking made with love.
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.
We invite you to experience our rich, slow-cooked dishes layered with delicate herbs and spices, like saffron and turmeric. Savor a classic staple like Fesenjan – a tender chicken stew simmered with ground walnuts and pomegranate molasses, served over rice. Rice can stand alone as the main course, with popular favorites like Albalu Polo, a savory sour cherry rice, and Baghali Polo, a fragrant herb rice with dill, fava beans, and roasted garlic. Awaken your palate with dishes like Kohresht Beh Aloo, an aromatic lamb and quince stew.