Hip...but not too hip...
It's kind of a hidden gem. I was pleased to see allot of different age groups present. Very energetic, hip vibe, but very inclusive. The food was very good. Pretty much the usual suspects as far as the menu items, but they were all done well. The service was a bit surely so I would say that that was the only drawback. I will go again.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We liked the restaurant very much and thought the atmosphere was fun. We thought it was well designed and unique. We enjoyed our dinners and I had the fish special which was delicious. Our server was very nice and likable as were the bussers and hostess. It was our first time at this new restaurant and we definitely will return soon.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was truly impressed by The Social Club. We enjoyed wonderful service, not only from our gracious server, but also from the other employees at the restaurant. Additionally, all three of us loved what we ordered (steak, salmon, pork chop). My husband's grandmother is almost 89 and I made a request in my reservation regarding her mobility. They were not only very accommodating, but she also had a wonderful time. I think my husband could eat the cookies/milkshake dessert every night.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and drinks. So
Great food and drinks. So busy on weekends it hard to get great service but overall pretty good. Loud and energetic place, not a.good place for quiet conversation if in the bar area. We will be back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to The Social Club
I went to The Social Club based on a recent newspaper review and found it to be just as the reviewer described. Their signature dish is fried chicken and it was delicious. My friends and I shared (and loved) a butterscotch pot de creme for dessert and it was wonderful. Overall a good dining experience.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved my brunch! I ordered the veggie scramble with the potatoes - delicous!! The fresh brewed iced tea mixed with lemonade was very refreshing and worth the wait. Be sure to ask for the bread with honey butter, a true taste sensation. I love this place and can't wait to come back.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oh, wow. Very yummy food at
Oh, wow. Very yummy food at the SC in Petaluma. Enthusiastic and helpful (even if inexpert) service. Noise level through the roof. Free parking in the lot across the street. One star off food, for a tasty butterscotch pot de creme which had a grainy texture due to overheating eggs, but overall excellent quality and generous portions. Salmon en brodo over leeks and fresh spring peas was heavenly, served rare as specified. GF had a delicious hanger steak. Gouda/bacon mac & cheese with toasted breadcrumbs was the bomb. We will definitely be back.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limited menu (which I like) but good food. Good service and not too noisy.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a super supper
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had gnocchi for an appetizer that was really good. It was served over sautéed kale with a garlicky sauce. My husband had the salmon over spinach and edemame. It was a nice piece of fish cooked perfectly. I had a smoked Gouda Mac & cheese with bacon. It was to die for. We finished off with the fresh baked cookies & vanilla milkshake. It was really good. We loved our server Brooke. She was so kind and took such good care of us. We will go back!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Social Club Petaluma
Great Food, nice dining experience. Not the best place to take kids but had a wonderful flour-less chocolate cake that the kids enjoyed. A little pricey for small servings.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a great experience.
The restaurant interior is done very well -- a well balanced, comfortable, but vibrant layout. Service was friendly, fun, effective. We loved the wine list and cocktail list. Everyone was delighted with their meals. All in all, a great restaurant experience, and high on our list for a return visit.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfort food at its best!
She had the roasted beets and salmon, I had the pork belly and possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had. Great service, great food. We will be back!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special treat in Petaluma
Have dined there 3 times. Food is always excellent. Fried chicken is very good. great hangar steak. very special desserts. Wait people are very professional and know the menu. This is a real gem.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for foodies
Menu was very interesting - we tried items that you don't normally find -- roasted asparagus with fried whole egg, and the crispy pork belly with a sweet sauce, very good! For those who are not adventurous, they have fried chicken and hamburgers! The kale thaat came with the chicken was delicious! It is a big place so you can have a big group - there was a band setting up and suppose to play at 9;30 so we weren't there for that. Would surely come back to bring our family. If you don't like to have the bar and band scene, they have an inside dining room - where I suppose you can request to be seated.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our meal was awesome. Between our party, we had about 10 different dishes. Everyone was beyond impressed with everything. Will definitely be going back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Dinner Out
My friend took me there for my birthday! It was awesome! We had the gouda Mac-N-Cheese as an appetizer...it was to die for! LOVED IT!!! I had the short ribs. They were delicious! The entire experience was great! I will definitely be going there again!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's gotten even better
This place had a promising start, about a year ago I think, with a congenial atmosphere and good food, a really nice bar scene. I personally wish they didn't have so many TVs, or TVs at all. I think it would make it much more sophisticated and a bit quieter. That said, the food has gotten even better than when they started. It was excellent the food times we were there recently, very fresh, locally sourced (it would have to have been, it was that fresh and delicious), nicely prepared. And their manager/sommelier was great.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious short rib hash for
Delicious short rib hash for brunch and good service. Will go again.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food for thought
Excellent meal from appetizers through main course. Pork Belly appetizer was outstanding, followed closely by smoked trout/fried grren tomatoes and steamed clams and mussels in beer.
Am looking forward to a return visit.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty small plates met local wines
Recent dining Wednesday, explored their special 50% off wines by the glass - great value- plus quite a few Sonoma area offerings. Server was a little ditzy but pleasant. Paired rich Cabs with pate appetizer, heirloom tomato risotto. EZ location is smack close to downtown parking
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. We had a table at the edge of the bar. Agree with previous reviews stating that one can hear expletives and there can be a swarming and loud group of 20-30 year olds at the bar. Not really appropriate for families or even dates on a Saturday night. However, it is a "social club" and people were having fun...as did we. As long as they spend money, the loud 20-30 year olds are worth it...if they don't, the owners should get rid of them as they probably drive a lot of business away.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food & drinks
Everything we tasted was great. Went for a date night with the wife (1st since the new baby arrived) and the evening was great.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to this restaurant because I had a coupon. Food was greats nd the waitress was super friendly. Had an heirloom tomato salad with just the right amount of balsamic. The roast chicken was great as was the salmon. How can you go wrong with a chocolate brownie for dessert. I will definitely go back and maybe bring my husband next time!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant executes a great combination of homey food with an upscale twist. I ordered their roast chicken entree because the description was so appetizing. I never order chicken when I go to a restaurant because it is usually boring compared to other choices. It was excellent...juicy, not overcooked, and the sides that came with it perfectly balanced in terms of playing with acidity, saltiness & spiciness. Loved it! We will definitely come back. I can see how this restaurant may be loud & busy on a weekend night. The bar is located in the middle of the restaurant which radiates noise throughout. However, we were there mid-week and it was not an issue.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very social meal
This was our first time at The Social Club. We dined with friends. We had a nice booth and great meal. We each ordered a different entree . The beet salad was wonderul as was the roasted salmon, pork chop and, steak.
We will be back!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch on Sunday
We went for brunch, 4 adults and two small children. Food and service were very good. Staff were very accommodating with the children. Would recommend to friends as great option for brunch.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice meal overall. Friendly
Very nice meal overall. Friendly service. The bar was hopping on a Sunday evening with live music.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM