Northeast Social
Northeast Social

Northeast Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://northeastsocial.com/
  • Phone: 612-877-8111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday 4:00PM -12:00am Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: Closed, Happy Hour 4:00pm-5:30pm,Monday thru Friday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Geoff Little
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th and 4th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Northeast Social
Neighborhood bistro pub in the heart of the North East Minneapolis Arts District.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Northeast Social reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (30)romantic (22)special occasion (20)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (12)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great neighborhood find
    SusanBVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We went off the beaten path to look for a casual Sunday brunch and ended up at Northeast Social. The food was delicious and we enjoyed sitting on the sunny patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chowtime
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Tasty & unique brunch, server was excellent, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    marco7777
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As always NE Social was excellent. It is our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Weather the resturant is very busy or it is a slower night I have always had great experience at NE Social. The food is always interesting and delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. They also have a wounderful brunch on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veg friendly
    Buttercup
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you have a vegan or vegetarian in your group this place as some menu options. They did a wonderful job with their small menu by providing something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatingoutagain
    eatingoutagain
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The menu was more limited this time than I remembered. Excellent cabernet on the by-the-glass list. Very noisy but still able to talk across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One of the best places in NE. Great service and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful space
    Ithasitall
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great neighborhood. The NY Times had it right, 13th Ave and the NE Social club is a place not to miss. Great food, atmosphere and service, how often do you get all three in one spot!?! And the wine was quite good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor dining
    kaydinesoutVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Enjoyed being able to dine outdoors but can't rave about the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The apps were excellent. We had the market cheese and the grilled sausage. The strip was very good, missed great only slightly for being a bit salty. The entire staff was fantastic. Excited to go back and try more offerings
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect evening of food and fun
    JGoodman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I made a reservation for a pre-show theatrical event in the cities and this was the perfect place to stop, enjoy the meal on the patio, the service and selection was above none.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • questionable food combos
    Seldomgoesout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food seemed overpriced for what you got. The pork tenderloin (25?) was very salty and covered in a red adobo sauce over beans and rice. It made it taste too much like a burrito. I think that it may have been better if the rice/beans were on the side along with a raw veggie or two to cleanse the pallet from the heavy sauce. It was nice and smokey but too salty. The homemade pasta (20?)was mixed with truffle bits with mushrooms and veggies in a white sauce.There wasn't any real flavor one way or the other aside from the mushrooms. Normally the food is good and interesting - it could be just these two dishes. The wine list, service and the deserts are great! Since we seldom go out anymore, we really hope to get something unique but tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shelli place
    missshelli2
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The menu was diverse, the food was creative and the service was the best I have experienced in ages - welcoming, attentive and uber sensitive to some of our table members needs. A good time was had by all!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 963 reviews are from the Northeast Social reviews archive.
  • more social with living social
    mcmike
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The quality of the food and presentation was excellent. Portion sizes modest. I needed a little more bread to sop up the great liquor at the bottom of the bowl of mussels and was charged an additional dollar. Seems a bit tacky. Though I would not consider NE Social a great value, the value of the coupon made the experience rewarding and memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Wonderful Meal
    Willbebacksoon
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    NE Social doesn't have a two page menu. They have a one page menu consisting of carefully prepared menu items that are to be savored. I had their mussels this time and the hint of curry gave the broth an incredible smoothness. The burger was incredible also. The meat had so much flavor you could have simply ordered a plain burger and relished it. Their homemade pickles....can't forget those. Our bartender, Jordan, was attentive, informative and very personable. In fact, all the clientele at this gem, go out of their way to make your dining experience a relaxing one. While I am not a huge steak person - their Top Sirloin steak always gets smiles and awes when it is served.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out in the neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Katie was our server this visit and she was spectacular. She went out of her way to please us and was very professional and friendly. The new pasta dish was wonderful the mushrooms and sauce were perfect. The sea bass was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I've been to the NE Social many times and this place never fails to please me. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food is amazing and always with a twist. Tried the Buttermilk Pie for dessert - it was quite delicious and unexpected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't let the small menu fool you!
    Jbother
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Northeast Social Club was a very pleasant surprise. We had an Amazon Local deal but would come back even without the discount. We shared an appetizer, delicious salad, perfectly cooked steak and tasty dessert recommended by the waiter. The NE Social Club is a great neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love NE Social!
    Mandy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Northeast Social is always my favorite restaurant pick! The food and the service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service, Excellent Food
    Butterfly
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service was above expectations paying attention to detail. Michael was always present behind the scenes making sure every detail was covered to make the experience excellent. Th entree and wine ..... Fabulous! Looking forward to the next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good - quaint
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Some interesting items on the menu worth exploring in this unique little place ! Most of the food was very good... It's always disappointing when a restaurant charges for a bread basket - not even homemade bread... :(
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience!
    datenite
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed ourselves once again. So nice to get great food in our neighborhood. Not a lot of choices for the vegetarians but the server inquired in with the chefs and they created a super tasty dish for my Vegan dinner date! Also a great wine suggestion by the server. Another happy date!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NE Social
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Love this restaurant. If we lived closer we would definitely visit more often. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    amz724
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our waiter was so friendly and passionate about the food. Food was fantastic - I had the a grilled rare tuna sandwich and I'd list it in my top restaurant meals ever. The place was pretty noisy but not obnoxiously.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, good food.
    casualdiner
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The place was a little loud, but the food was good. A little pricey, but fair. Love the artwork. Our server was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Waitress made sure we did not order any "happy hour" items once she found out we were using a Living Social coupon and took the menu away from us saying "you can't order from that menu." Restaurant has become "over-confident" - needs more variety and more frequent menu changes. Some items are very small portions with large prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the neighborhood
    dogs
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Loved the outdoor dining, good service, good food. Make sure you call for reservations ahead for weekends, and during the week. Relaxed atmosphere. No pressure to rush. Good for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty local food
    leelerbug0294
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Love the high-quality and delicious local food. Prices are a bit high, but completely in line with what would be expected for a foodie place like this. And it was good. Service and staff were great! Wine list was nice with some reasonable by-the-glass prices. On the whole, a nice night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It's one of our favorite finds and have never been disappointed. Our waiter and all the staff was fantastic and the food as always was wonderful. We certainly will return and look forward to see what their next menu brings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely w/ fabulous food but noisey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had been wanting to try NE Social as I live in the neighborhood and enjoy taking friends and business colleagues out on the town...especially fine restaurants of MPLS. We all agreed that the food was top notch with a fine wine list. Our waiter was less than average actually down right poor. He could not describe any of the specials nor answer basic questions regarding things on the menu. He finally just said "read the menu - it's all explained". We began taking bets as to how hung over he was. The Noise Level was intolerable absolutely terrible. Nice try with the carpet tacked to the underside of tables. We had to yell at each other. We probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suburbanite1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was amazing. My mouth experienced flavors/seasonings they never experienced before. My steak was perfectly cooked the way I asked. Loved the small neighborhood feel. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RBMN
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    great food great atmosphere great service great value
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and wine
    Davin8VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Enjoyed food but found the restaurant very hard to find. They need sign that is large and hanging from side of building. Neat paintings inside restaurant that are fun to look at. The restaurant is on corner on same block as Ritz theatre. Great service and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food/good service
    dsbj
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We had wonderfully attentive service and the food was terrific and presented well. We are at the point of needing a quieter setting but know there are many who would not be affected by the level of talk in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My wife and I went to NES on a Wednesday night and our service was lackluster. We did not order alcoholic beverages and it seems that is what put our server off. After he brought us our sodas, he only came back to take our order and deliver the food. Either there was a back-up in the kitchen or service is just slow at NES, but it took an hour and 45 minutes for an appetizer, salad and entrees. Not once did our server as if we wanted more to drink or how the food was. All the food was lack-luster. The interior of NES is nice but there is some very creepy art/paintings on the walls. Thankfully we had a Groupon, so our ~$80 dinner was not too bad. Both my wife and I decided we would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommend this restaurant
    Rosie1
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    There were four of us dining and each ordered a different entrée. All four were wonderful. (salmon, chicken, steak, burger). Prices are moderate expensive, but the giant half pound burger for $12 could be split by two people for a very reasonable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    Browns
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    After you finally find it, Northeast Social is an epicurean delight. Very unique menu offerings in a wonderfully quaint setting - a restored corner store under a Polish-American social club. The food was excellent and the service was superb. We'll be back, with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food
    Pickle
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Northeast Social Club scores very high on my scale of restaurant food. The flavors blew me away and the presentation was strong. With all of my attention on food I almost forgot to say the service was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Rev1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have enjoyed NE Social for dinner many times but found the food very disappointing for brunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to the hype
    Foodisking
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had heard great things from friends, and it didn't disappoint. Apps, entrees, and dessert were all wonderful. Our server (Erin) was funny and knowledgable. Will definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.