This is a real bummer. Sonata has closed their doors on Liberties Walk. Chef/owner Mark Tropea is one of the good guys in the business, and has real talent in the kitchen. Over the course of Sonata's lifespan, Tropea got high praise from local critics, including Craig LaBan, and was a repeat champion at the unusually competitive annual NoLibs Rib Cook Off.
Tropea has not returned any calls in regards to his next steps, but the voicemail at the restaurant confirms the closing, and thanks their patrons for three years in business. It's sad to see Sonata close, but it won't be long before we see Tropea don the chef's whites again.
· Sonata in Northern Liberties has Closed [Foobooz]