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cafe sophia,clementon nj,a new byob ;-)

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I have to be honest with you all! We got the clipper magazine and there were coupons for this new restaurant inside! I had no clue of their menu but the ad looked appetizing! So I rode by, picked up a menu and brought it home for my hubby to check out! He was in the mood for veal parm but it wasnt on the menu. I called and asked if they had it & they said whatever we wanted they can make for us even if its not on the menu but in stock! Ok,sounded good to me , we were gonna go eventually so why not go before the coupon expires right? So I clipped our coupon and on we went with no high expectations ! I already knew he was getting the veal parm and I was tossing it up between 3 seafood entrees!(toasted pecan crusted filet of tuna w/ sesame ginger soy wasabi glaze/potato encrusted salmon w/ creamy dill/ or shrimp and crab imperial) I had tuna the night before so I asked if I could have the salmon w/ the pecan crusting w/ wild rice and vegetables-no problem-done! bread ,olive oil dipping,soup & salad came with entree-I asked for kalamata olives on salad and ordered the raspbery vinagrette dressing! The soup was cream of chicken,very good and as I was eating I seen others' orders and the portions were a nice size! I wanted to save myself for my meal so my hubby and I wrapped our soup to go and nibbled on our salads which we both enjoyed the dressings(he had ceasar) Then the main course and my surprise of the night! It was delicious! This place was a secret score ;-) Thank you clipper for introducing us to a local hotspot! Of course we have to go back for the consistency factor but for now, we are both impressed with the quality,ingredients and price! The owner came over (Ivan)and asked how everything was and I said how impressed we were and to give our regards to the chef! He brought him out, (another Ivan & owner too) we chatted for a bit about their food background,Ivan the chef owns celebrity pizza on white horse road, they are both bulgarian but their cuisine is more meditteranean style IMHO & they also discussed their changing menu plans seasonally! That sounded wonderful! Im soo ecstatic for them and us ;-) Give this place a shot and use your clipper coupon! You wont be disappointed! Remember if its not on the menu, ask,they are eager to please!
FYI this was formerly filomena's in blackwood by commerce bank!
Cafe sophia
1245 blackwood clementon road
clementon nj 08021
856-783-5995
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Francine

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