Our philosophy is simple - food should be authentic, well crafted, and delicious. We practice this in everything we create, from our homemade yogurts to our fresh-baked breads. 

As for the restaurant’s name? Traditionally, the Sofreh is a term for an iconic Persian fabric that served as the backdrop for seasonal feasts and celebrations. Over time, the term itself has taken on a larger cultural significance: it refers to a gathering, a sharing, a place for family and friends to come together. You’re welcome to meet us there.    

 

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“In her restaurant début, Nasim Alikhani’s front-of-house style seems just as intuitive as her interpretations of a cuisine sorely underrepresented in the city.”

The New Yorker By Hannah Goldfield

Food is the language through which Nasim Alikhani best knows how to express herself. Her earliest and fondest memories are of staying indoors during the summer as a child, preparing foods and making jams and pickles with her mother. Coming from a tradition of strong women who are great cooks, she began cooking for large gatherings and parties at a young age. During law school while studying to be a judge, she found that her true passion was cooking for friends and classmates. It took Nasim twenty five years to realize her dream of opening a restaurant. In that time, she worked in various professions unrelated to food, did some ad-hoc catering, attended the International Culinary Center, interned in restaurants, and most difficult of all, pleased her twins' directing palettes. Finally, in the summer of 2018, at 59, she opened Sofreh to acclaim.

“relaxed, with a modern, cosmopolitan attitude.”

The New York Times 10 of the Best New N.Y.C. Restaurants
By Pete Wells

At Sofreh we sought to interpret the welcoming, cozy atmosphere of traditional Persian homes in a bright and minimalist setting. Creative director & interior designer Rozhia Tabnak has crafted a location that demonstrates the ways in which contemporary design can be a complement to hospitality, not in competition with it. The dining room is uncluttered and modern, with subtle allegorical touches that cleverly nod to the heritage of both Ms. Alikhani and the food she creates.