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Social 52 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Social52rva.com
  • Email: infor@social52rva.com
  • Phone: (804) 353-9709
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Thursday - 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

    Late night available until close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Oscar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining area offers seated up to 70. Cocktail up to 100. Private entrance and parking available.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Neale x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Mulberry St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available-private parking lot behind restaurant
A word from Social 52
Social52 is the newest addition to Richmond’s thriving dining scene. Located in the heart of the fan on Main St., this spacious casual-pub is perfect for any social gathering large or small.
Social’s casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop for our creative New-American menu and our extensive craft beer menu. Our All-American fare offers a fresh twist on classic items such as our ‘Duck Flatbread’ and ‘Social-Joes’ - ground turkey and brisket smothered in our homemade beerbeque sauce and served on a pretzel roll. With over 70+ beer selections we offer thousands of pairing options to please any pallate!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "What a pleasant surprise we found on West Main. We both loved the Virginia beer selection, the interesting entrée choices and the top notch friendly and professional service we received from Traylor. It was a first time dining experience there for us and already planning a return trip soon."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As always when I travel, OT did not disappoint. We were looking for something with a little bit of everything and Social52 fit the bill perfectly. With our semi-large group (10) finding a restaurant in the fan that took reservations was difficult, not to mention one with enough food offerings to accommodate everyone. Between the appetizers we all shared, mixture of sandwiches and entree's, all of the food was on point (though the duck spring rolls could use a bit more duck). The great thing about our night is once we were done eating we just stayed for late night drinks as the bar started to fill up around 10pm. Over all great place to eat and then hang out late night."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everyone in our group really enjoyed their meals. We got the fried Brussels sprouts as an appetizer - yum. And the firecracker shrimp was delicious. It was a Tuesday night so just a few tables were full, but i assume weekends are busier."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My friends and I went to social 52 and really enjoyed it. All of the food was really good and the sangria was yummy and huge. Our only complaint was that they accidentally have one of our dishes to another table, but our waitress was very aplogetic about it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loud bar scene Great for financially secure 25 to 32 crowd Great beer selection"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We took out-of-town guests to Social 52 mainly because we were looking for a sports bar from which to watch NCAA games. They delivered a great sports watching experience, with big screens easily viewable from both sides of the table. We were pleasantly surprised by the food, which was delicious - especially the brussel sprouts and flat bread and the service, which was top notch. The place was full of people, had a lot of energy and a fun vibe Only downside - a bit noisy, probably not a great romantic getaway spot. Overall, great experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really loved Social52. We went for date night, but it happened to be Saturday celebration of St Patrick's Day. The place was completely full and everyone was having a good time. The service and the food were both great. We'll be going back again soon!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Like so many of us these days, I trolled the Internet for what I was hoping were objective reviews. This restaurant has received many very good reviews and so I was expecting to have a similar experience as the majority. At best it was average. The exception was our server, She was wonderful and the best part of the evening. It's not that any one thing was specifically awful, but together the whole was not outstanding as other reviewers indicated. Food selection was limited and unimaginative. Again, average. A major detractor was the noise the level. We could hardly hear each other. It's probably a good neighborhood hangout if you don't want to stray far from home."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were the oldest people there (60s) and I loved it. Lots of young but not college people. Very lively and fun group. Excellent service from our female waiter. Excellent food with generous portions. Would repeat. No nonsense good place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went for dinner after 10pm. The food was great and so was the service, but I was definately a very strong bar atmosphere. Lost of people standing all around, and the volume level was just slightly to high to comfortable dinner conversation. The food was awesome though, and then staff on point."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This restaurant was clean, friendly, and busy. The wait staff was very nice and eagerly answered our questions about the food choices. The building was loud due to the bar side activity with talking and laughter making table talk difficult. The food was some of the best I've eaten in RVA. The energy there was fun with mostly a younger crowd and some of us old salts mixed in. Regardless of the noise, I will eat there again and again, it is worth it. Prices are as expected for what you get."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Basically just bar food which sounds a little more upscale than it is. Great beer menu, young crowd at the bar, TV's around. Price point is attractive but food (fried brussel sprouts, overdone and greasy; wings OK and Thai Shrimp flatbread pizza mostly flatbread, only a few shrimp and sauce was pretty mundane) Again, not bad, but nothing notable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was the first time that any of the four of us went to Social 52 but it will definitely not be the last. We had 3 different starters and 4 different entrees .... all were a hit!! We did a lot of sharing at the table ... and I can not tell you what was my favorite. The menu is not the same old, same old stuff ... different / variety in a good way. The wait staff arrived in a timely manner with each course / drink and Bart (.... I am guessing ... owner / manager) greeted us in the bar area and made us feel right at home in this new hot spot. Can't wait for a repeat!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My first time there...Service was fast, variety on the menu, great beer and drinks to choose from. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Checked on line for menu options for 8 yr. old, did not see kids menu but we were going early in the evening so figured he could have a flatbread pizza. They did have a kids menu and provided the typical faire along with crayons and coloring page. Our waiter was great, the beer list was pretty good and liked the creative burgers everyone else ordered. I had the duck and loved the sweet and spicey flavors along with the crispy duck for great texture. Our group loved the brussel sprouts and I recommend them!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "So do to the traffic my date was late to dinner and we had a tight schedule, trying to make it to the ballet after dinner. Even so the service was great we got our food promptly and were both extremely satisfied. We both intends to go back and enjoy a lengthy dinner. The alcohol list really caught my eye and I even enjoyed a few."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a hard time deciding what to eat because it all sounded so good, so we ended up with several small plates to share & they were all very good. The food came out really quick, which was surprising. We plan to come back soon!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Second visit, just two of us. First time came with a larger group. Had a beet salad both times; quite good. This time had shrimp & scallops on linguini which was ok. My companion had salmon on asparagus which was very good. Wait staff very knowledgable and attentive, same as with our first visit. Only thing unpleasant was the seat by front door on a chilly night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Social 52 was a great stop after cotillion with a large group of middle school boys. They had fun, there was plenty of space, the servers were very accommodating, and the food was great."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was OK. Noise was overpowering. Might be better on a weeknight so you can hear the conversation."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great beer list, the food was good (it's like they "upscaled" typical bar food choices), I really liked how accommodating the space was for large groups. Would recommend"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was great but service was on the slower side."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Lots of vegetarian options and the tofu club was YUMMY !! The pink mimosa was ahhhhmaaazing & we will most definitely be back for brunch ! Thanks for a great Sunday !!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "There for the Sunday brunch. Food and service were very good. Cramped quarters for a party of 5. Would recommend"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I like the style of social 52, it is simple, and not over done. The food is really good, the service is good, I will go back"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "First time dining here. Great atmosphere - a little loud though. Food was good. Great beer selection. Will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a very tasty brunch this past Saturday (1/11/14). The hostess and host were friendly, the waiting service was great, and the food we had (Chicken and Waffles & Biscuits and Gravy) were very good. We also purchased a mimosa pitcher that was VERY good!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Brunch at Social 52 is bound to get crowded once people find out how great it is. Yummy perfection like Mom used to make. Crispy home fries, bacon. Perfectly cooked eggs. Their sausage gravy is worth the calories. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Went with a group of 10 and added an 11th last second. They had no problem accomodating us. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Menu is small, but the choices are all very good. They have 70 beers available, however only about 8 are on draft. Most of the beer menu is beer I've had many times and see it on multiple menus around town. With so much of Richmond being centered around craft beer, they need to do something to stand out. Overall, we had a very good experience and would go back again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I go with our roommate every week!! We went for the food, and go back for the BEST BURGER IN TOWN. Most importantly, Alexis is fantastic! We always make sure to end up with Alexis as our server."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "OK, so we were there in the midst of a major bar crawl and the place was packed to the max with happy milenials. Regardless of the noise, our waitress was attentative and the food was great."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Food was great! The pizzas are very small but they are unique and pack a kick! Great atmosphere and a huge craft beer list To choose From!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "From the moment we arrived, the service was outstanding, beginning with a very welcoming greeting. Our first table wasn't quite big enough for all of us, which was really my miscount when reserving, and they were very accommodating; first trying to add extra seating and then moving us to a bigger table. The server never made us wait for drink refills or drink reorders. And everyone was very satisfied by flavor of their food! All in all, it was a great evening out!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We had a group of 10 and arrived at 8 pm. I would recommend the braughrworst and the shrimp flatbread. The apple grilled cheese was a little dry and needed more cheese. They have a pretty good craft beer list and around 9:30 the place turns into more of a bar scene. We wound up staying until 12 just hanging our by the bar. I would go back again :)"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The list of local craft brews and bottled imports was the perfect variety. The food was great and the waitress was very helpful. It was a great experience and I will be going back."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We haven't eaten there since it was the dark and moody Avalon, so it was a surprise to walk into an open, light space. Great change in atmosphere. We were really happy with the food. The soup and salads were terrific. I had the mac n' cheese special and it was terrific. The Brussels Sprouts are even better. There was a wedding party in the bar area, and they were having a real party, but it was still quiet in the dining area. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes. Oh, and our server was just charming and always attentive."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food was great, service was great, but the place was more of a bar atmosphere with a side restaurant than I originally thought. Would definitely go back though, great menu with variety."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The best thing about the place in our experience was the waitress and the beer menu. The food was pretty simple and not everyone in our group of 6 was satisfied. But I could see going back late night for a drink and a snack."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We shared a couple of appetizers. The cheese and bread plate was ok. Not much flavor at all. Fried green tomatoes were the best thing of the appies we had."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Social 52 has done a nice job renovating the space of the old Avalon restaurant. There were plenty of people inside for a good buzz. Mostly 20-30 somethings. Although they are boasting about their beer selection, they don't have too many draught taps -- no porters or stouts. The food was tasty but forgettable. I had the duck pizza, not very much duck. My other had the grilled cheese sandwich and similarly could not taste any bacon. Our waitress was bubbly, without being annoying and provided attentive service. There is only a peripheral nod to vegetarians with a vegan club and a pasta. In short , this place is fine for a simple meal but we won't spend too much time there with so many excellent options nearby."
    Dined on 10/11/2013