T.O.’s top spot to see and be seen, but food is meh

Village Post - - Food -

Lob­ster crudo, black truf­fle ag­nolotti and yet the flavours are bland

SOFIA 99 Yorkville Ave. 416-479-8974 sofi­ay­orkville.com

A deca­dent place to en­joy upscale Ital­ian cu­sine and swanky cock­tails.

In­salata di arance, aragosta, riga­toni alla vodka and torta dell’opera, a deca­dent choco­late cake for two.

Nis­han Nepu­lan­goda (of Blow­fish fame) whips up Ital­ian­in­spired sig­na­ture mar­ti­nis and tasty cock­tails. There’s also an ex­ten­sive wine list of in­ter­na­tional vin­tages. $250 for two. Mon.-Sat., 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sun­day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s rec­om­mended that you book ahead of time at opentable.ca. One can barely keep up with Charles Khabouth, who at last count has 21 clubs and res­tau­rants, all suc­cess­ful, all snazzy, all cool. From Ca­bana pool bar (very Ve­gas) to By­b­los (very good Mid­dle East­ern), this is the guy with the Mi­das touch. His new place, Sofia, has 238 seats and has 110 seats on two pa­tios. Big. But no doubt Mr. Khabouth can fill 348 seats in Yorkville. Ev­ery night.

Clockwise from left: Sofia’s luxe din­ing room, aro­gosta crudo, zep­pole di san Giuseppe Oliva,

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