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Our Story

Desi Nikolova wants to bring attention to the old world family recipes she brought with her from Bulgaria to America. She truly feels that the cuisine from her homeland is at risk of being overlooked, and she is working hard to share it at Sophie’s Grill and Bar. Her carefully curated staff are also contributing their family recipes to the fine dining experience in her Cary restaurant. With a full bar, handmade cocktails, and local produce from area farmer’s markets (when seasonally available), Sophie’s strives to support the community while offering guests a truly authentic experience.

Sophie’s Grill and Bar is the place you want to bring your whole family to for a beautiful meal surrounded by a delightful atmosphere. Welcome home to Sophie’s Grill and Bar.

See you soon!


Desi Nikolova

Desi Nikolova came to the U.S. from Bulgaria over a decade ago. “I make food like my mother and grandmother made it. The secret of my food is keeping it simple and using fresh ingredients.”

She has successfully built two restaurants, Desy’s, in Morrisville which has been open for 10 years, and Sophie’s which has been open for 2 years. She is preparing to launch her 3rd location in RTP soon.

Neli Dimitrova

Neli Dimitrova is a Bulgarian native who makes the divine desserts at Sophie’s and is passionate about connecting with customers and sharing her creations. She has great energy and loves serving the community.