Friends from ChicagoThey were very impressed with ambience, the great food, the interesting wine list and the excitement that our waitress had about the food and the desserts and her kindness toward us. We just have a terrific dinner and visit.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food has always been good,The food has always been good, but the service was lacking. Things seem to have changed - the staff couldn't have been nicer. The food was delicious, the portions surprisingly generous. We'll be back.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Dine About Town @ SocialeWe had a very pleasant lunch with our friends outdoors during the recent SF Dine About Town. The couple of choices for starter and entree were very creative and tasty. The service and setting were also excellent. Will likely go back another time for lunch.. The four of us had an excellent experience.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new room is greatSociale has recently added a new room that has acoustic tile on the ceiling. The result is a quiet, intimate, well-designed room with a very different feel from the main dining room. If you like the acoustic intensity where you need to talk loudly to be heard, you still have the main dining room as an option.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone is FriendlyThe staff is very friendly and accommodating. The outdoor seating area is cozy with heatlamps. You can bring your dog. You feel transformed to another country.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSociale: Hidden neighborhood gemHave come here many times, but the latest was the best. Came for Dine About Town. The main course of pork loin wrapped in bacon on a bed of whipped sun chokes was excellent, tender and complex. The olive oil polenta cake was also a winner, not too sweet, but accompanied by just enough whipped cream and sliced strawberries to brighten it up. Service was great and they will provide a half bottle carafe of any of their house wines in case you want more than a single glass.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDine about town - dinner - greatI found Sociale was on dine about town list. We've eaten several times, long time ago, when they just opened. Dine about Town was a good excuse for paying a renewing visit. The menu for the dine about town was different than I saw on the Open Table, except the dessert, I had a salad with sashimi'ish fish, spring vegi risotto and chocolate cake. Everything was very good. My husband was not very sure if he wanted to go after reading reviews from Yelp. But the service we received was very kind and quick. Overall we had good experience for the bill we paid.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good!Sociale is walking distance from my home, which is a lovely thing. A nice, short walk and we are able to enjoy wonderful food, nice wines and a warm, inviting atmosphere, that is very romantic. It has been a special place for us for a while and every time we go we are never disappointed in the entire experience.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMYour restaurant and your serversYour restaurant and your servers always provide us with an excellent service! Thank you!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good Italian food, greatVery good Italian food, great service - the restaurant was set back from the street so it was cozy and quiet for a late lunch. Good local restaurant.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in San Francisco twoWe were in San Francisco two years ago and had such a great first experience here, we had to return to Sociale. This time, the food was still outstanding but we the server seemed to be paying so much attention to the customers at the bar, it took a long time to get his attention at times. We waited a while to be able to ask for the check which annoys me after a good evening. The first time we came here our server was excellent so maybe she spoiled us! It is a great place with vegetarian options5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'll be back, for sure!DELICIOUS! Everything was great, just the desserts didn't reach the same level. Since we are not into dessert, it didn't bother us. The little gem salad and the first couse of fish chowder that evening were wonderful, and so was my entree of Suppe de Pesce and my husband's duck breasts.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSociale is just down the streetSociale is just down the street from my house and it is fantastic to have such a great place to take guests or to pop into when you are too lazy to cook (and want something yummy). The staff is always friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is perfect...intimate and cozy. Oh! And the food is great!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed aMy husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Sociale last weekend. The burata--to die for! Very impressed by the waiter's knowledge of Italian wines. He led us to a perfect pairing. We were seated in the recently opened "private dining room" which was lovely and intimate and a bit quieter than the main dining room but doesn't feel left out at all. We'll be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a WinnerHave dined here many times; always a pleasure. The food is fresh and delicious.....the wine list great.
Love introducing friends to Sociale...it is a special place to dine.
We will come again and again and again!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesThe food is local and some of the best one can get anywhere and the prices are not through the roof. The staff is amazinggly professional and friendly.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRecently discovered this tinyRecently discovered this tiny gem hidden down a charming walkway. Not to be missed!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't forget about this hidden gem.I went to Sociale during its first week, many years ago. I loved it then and I love it now. It has matured and expanded and the food remains imaginative, delicious, seasonal and fresh. The portion sizes make sense. Great for lunch and dinner. The patio is superb, cozy and warm. The service is attentive and the servers are warm and knowledgeable.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our second time thereIt was our second time there and still fabulous. Excellent lamb and wine and we sat in their new dining area this time which was really nice - very quiet and view out to indoor dining area so you dont feel closed in. Its now going to be tough to decide next time if we want to sit outside or in this new room. Already recommended it to some people coming up from LA
excellent wine also.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Sociale is alwaysThe food at Sociale is always beautifully prepared
and the staff are friendly and attentive. This is
one of my favorite restaurants.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you can sit outside, SocialeIf you can sit outside, Sociale is the place to go for a delicious lunch where you can actually have privacy and talk!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSociale never fails to presentSociale never fails to present the best food with outstanding service.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a restaurant thatThis is a restaurant that understands the nature of a what a quality dining experience should be. The chef, creative food and staff have it right.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a good experience.We had a good experience. The restaurant is romantic and the food is good.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure for eveningAlways a pleasure for evening dinning this is only the second time I've lunched at Sociale across 10 to 15 years. I was not disappointed. To the contrary, I was excited to see such a varied selection of entres and starters and we treated ourselves to dessert as well. Simply stated all was yummy!! Perhaps because we were among the first to arrive, servings from the kitchen were somewhat slow to arrive at the table. None the less once there, it was worth the wait. I enjoyed chicken pot pie, my wife gnocci and our guest, mushroom lasagne. Our guest lives in the neighborhood and dines at Sociale "frequently".4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time here and I lovedMy first time here and I loved it! Great food, service, in an exceptional setting. A neighborhood gem!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of yummy-sounding foodLots of yummy-sounding food items on the menu plus nightly specials. I am sure that I could always find a dish to love on this menu! This time around it was white bean bruschetta and papperdelle with braised duck, peas, and truffle. Better than the food was the elegant care given by the sommelier and waiter. They were always there just at the second that we wanted something...uncanny. Greeat wine selection, both Italian and Californian. I'd definitely like to come back soon for lunch in their patio area, with very effective warming lamps!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMComing BackThe fried olives were perfect to get started, nice and hot. The braised duck I could have had again and again, it was delicious. My steak was small but perfectly cooked. The artichoke potato gratin was not my favorite. The artichoke made this side really crunchy and not enjoyable to swallow. I could have had a small tapa plate of just the hedgehog mushrooms.
Vino Nobile was wonderful. The wine expert gave the best presentation about the region, what grapes, what flavors we could expect, etc. This made the evening more special. The service was really on the ball and she us plenty of time in between dishes.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Service - Perect meal.Had the most wonderful lunch. Upon arriving we were seated outside in their courtyard. They also have inside seating as well as another large room that looks like it can accomodate a large private party. Food was deilcious and after we ordered, they recommended a white wine that went perfectly with our food. I couldn;t have asked for more from Sociale! Service was excellent and food was spot on.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing evening experienceIt had been a few years since I had been to Sociale, and I immediately regretted not coming back sooner. Great experience all around for a special birthday dinner, with great food, attentive service, and amazing ambiance. We will be coming back very soon.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThree of us celebrated birthdaysThree of us celebrated birthdays on Tuesday and the staff made sure we had 2 special desserts presented to us with a candle, very nice touch as I had not made mention of this event when I made the reservation. Staff helped pick 2 nice wines for us to try, perfect.Love the photos on the walls.Only problem with the day was that I got a parking ticket around the corner for not curbing my wheel on a 3% grade and I lost a favorite earring, not Sociale's fault but did make for a unhappy experience in SF Parking is awful in that neighborhood.Hope to come back in the warmer weather and eat outside.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding service with excellentoutstanding service with excellent menu. Friendly and discretely attentive service.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely charming spot!Absolutely charming spot! We had a great table overlooking the beautiful outdoor garden patio.( It was too cool to sit out doors.) The Italian food here is delicious, the service is friendly, and you feel like you are dining in a European cafe!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely service in the outdoorLovely service in the outdoor garden area, including a delicious crab salad. This is a lovely lunch spot and when the weather cooperates the brighter outdoor seating area is the place to be.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPappardelle was deliciousPappardelle was delicious as was unexpected pork meatloaf special. Don't miss the olives.1/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is in a charmingThe restaurant is in a charming location, off the street, which creates a lovely ambiance and makes you feel as though you're out of the city. The food was great - I especially liked the dungeness crab salad and the whole branzino. The duck ragu pasta was also very good. I found the portions a bit large, but everything was quite good, and I'd be happy to go back.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM(I'm a tough grader.) My third(I'm a tough grader.) My third visit in 2013 - the other two were even a notch better. This restaurant has become one of the best 25 or so restaurants in San Francisco. They recently added a third dining area and the staff has risen to the challenge. Always an interesting menu and the wine list (and wine service) is one of the very best in the city; great for Italian wine geeks. Warning: maybe a challenge to find if you've never been there before.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM