SOCIETY Dining Lounge
SOCIETY Dining Lounge

SOCIETY Dining Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/society
  • Phone: (604) 629-8800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Thurs: 4:30pm - 1:00am Fri: 4:30pm - 2:00am Sat: 4:30pm - 2:00am Sun: 4:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Alfred Contiga
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Coming soon!
  • Private Party Contact: Carol Anee Pretty 6046854569

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from SOCIETY Dining Lounge
Yaletown's Most Unpredictable Dining Lounge.

We all love the feeling that anything can happen. And Society is a totally unexpected kind of Yaletown dining lounge. Here, opposites will come together to create all-new pleasures. Comfortable meets chic. Warmth meets undeniable cool. Light humour meets dark sensuality. This is a place where anything can happen.
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SOCIETY Dining Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.7
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Crazyheha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was good! I might go back again for the food but the service was not as great as I have expected. Our server was good but she is never there when we need her. There was also other people that helped us but they looked confused and got us thinking if they understood what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vbnguyen
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It was horrendous, thanks; however, thank you for the chef for paying attention to us when no one else would ever, not even the manager.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Society has some of the best appies in town, their gnocchi is deliscious and their drinks are super fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Eventie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to society in the past and hosted events here as wel. This time I was greatly disappointed. From the moment we walked in the door until we walked out it was a bad experience. I did let the manager on duty know about outer ad experiences with the hostess, after hearing half of what I had to say he said he was going to change the experience. Although he had our food brought out right away and it was correct he also decided to be our servers and ended up only stopping at the table when we caught his attention on the way to the kitchen. The food was good but the service put a damper on this birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmmfood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've been here several times over the years. The ambiance is still the same, the menu still the same, but the food quality and quantity had definitely changed and not for the better. The noice level was unacceptable to me. I came to catch up with some girlfriends and found myself needing to scream across the table. We were at a restaurant on a Thursday, not a club on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointing
    VancouverFan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been to Society a few times in the last couple of years and my family from out of town absolutely insists we go whenever they visit. However, our last visit will likely be our last... The new menu has removed all but every item that was original and that kept us coming back.. The quality of the food we did order pales in comparison to the meals we've had there in the past. The food was over salted, greasy, and lacked any culinary interest. The desserts did not fail to disappoint either. In addition, the blaring music made it impossible to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 231 reviews are from the SOCIETY Dining Lounge reviews archive.
  • not their targeted clientele
    VancouveriteKay
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I went here after dining at other Glowbal restaurants. The menu is more kid and teenager friendly. I would suggest going to this place as a special treat for kids with their cotton candy martini (a martini glass full of pink fluffy cotton candy). Overall as people not in their targeted demographic we found the food okay and service okay. It was odd that we didn't appear to have one server, it seemed each interaction we had was with a new staff member but they were all pleasant. Only thing I would say was off was the wait time for the drinks. We were seated facing the bar and saw all the staff talking but our two simple drinks (a glass of wine and a gin and tonic) took much longer than it should have.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyday should be Wednesday
    Tiga
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I would not pay regular price at this place. Servers were all trainees... my food going to wrong table... Food is pretty good... milk shake great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new go to restaurant in Yaletown
    LiVeLiFe
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Everything was fantastic!! The Candy Collins drink (alcoholic beverage) -- highly recommend it if u like cotton candy. The food was flavorful (I had the salmon and my friend had the Philly cheesesteak) and a good portion. The menu has something for everyone. The staff were all friendly and attentive. I would definitely come back here again (especially on the day when the entire food menu is 50% off...call to find out the day). This is a great restaurant. 👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missed my 100 OT points
    yummVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Society needs to advise OT members clearly, and in advance of booking, that reservations do not earn the usual 100 points. We enjoyed the dining but this sure puts a sore after taste to the whole experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and Food
    kk308
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Jesse was absolutely wonderful. This is the first time we have been to the Society and went there to celebrate my wife's birthday with my two young children. All of the staff was wonderful but Jesse went the extra mile with her service, smile, and to top it off, a complimentary cotton candy for my kids who thought they were in heaven. I didn't know what to expect as this is not the type of place we typically go to with two kids but were pleasantly surprised. And, the food was terrific! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late night dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We booked Society for the atmosphere and late night dessert menu. The place was fun and lively which is what we wanted. We ordered the dessert platter, which we were all disappointed with. Nothing on the platter besides the chocolate cake was really that great. That's why I gave it just a good rating. I would not order that again. however, the drinks, appetizer and milkshakes were really great. The place itself is fun and great for a youngish group, for a late night snack.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Childhood food...w/ an adult twist
    TNolet
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The menu reminded me of the foods I ate as a child, but with a more grown up feel. Highly recommend the Gnocchi Poutine & Donut Balls! Fun atmosphere for a girls night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect end to a perfect night
    matimus
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    was amazing , we go to tratoria in kits on west 4th all the time .i herd about society through there web site and stumbled across it only to the fact it was the earliest time available for reservations on valentines day. after i read up about it and read there menu i was quite excited to eat there . i proposed to my girlfriend half an hour before our reservations at 9 , in stanley park and it was the perfect place to finish off one romantic and very special night . i had the hamburger and my fiance had the casadia , i usually drown my hamburgers in ketchup , after one bite of this one the thought to ask for some didint even cross my mind it was amazing thankyou society for making our perfect night finish perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went for valentines day. The noise level was ridiculously loud, I could barely hear myself think. I had to lean forward and yell across the table to talk to my boyfriend. Not very romantic. The food wasn't bad. It was very cold inside the restaurant. It was nice of then to hold my reservation as I was 10 minutes late.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A nice intro to the dining scene
    Kirra
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I would describe the decor at Society as modern, cozy, and a bit quirky, which is great. A friend cautioned me that the noise level was pretty loud, but it wasn't unbearable. Unfortunately I found the food a bit inconsistent, ranging from pretty darn good to only so-so. I came here for Dine Out Vancouver, so the pricing was decent, but for what they were charging on the regular menu, I would hope the food was a bit better. Overall, I'd say this is a good place to start for someone just starting to explore the dining scene in Vancouver. Its modern, energetic, and shows the potential for how good food in Vancouver can be, without breaking the bank.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was poor quality,
    yvr1
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The food was poor quality, the worst Dine Out dinner ever. It was very disappointing as my other Dine Out experiences were excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dine out 2014
    foodie79
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Was happy with the food - every course was delicious (loved the lobster sheppard's pie). Our service was very slow. Long wait between the starter and main (wasn't paced very well), plus one of our mains was missed, however the server/manager made up for it with a comp drink. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinout
    ssssss
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This place is an excellent dine out choice!!! Go to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We walked out after our first drink
    SFM1VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Nothing wrong with menu, staff or decor and I am a HUGE fan of Glowbal Co. restaurants. The music was so deafening inside (we did not want the terrace) we could not communicate with each other or our server. We went somewhere nearby where the music was at a tolerably loud level. ALL restaurants here think that music played loud creates ambience and forget asking them to turn it down. That makes me an old fogey and I am, but I don't go to a restaurant for the soundtrack. Rating for food & service should be "n/a", because we did not eat there. I know the quality of Glowbal Co. food, so I am sure the food there is great. In spite of our negative reaction, staff remained gracious and at least pretended to show understanding for our complaint.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor dine out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Not usually a person to write bad reviews but this was a true lacklustre experience. Overbooked, understaffed forgetting to serve drinks, refill water and wrong dessert. They did the basics right but some of the food lacked favoured or too salty. Disappointing for the cost and planned menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its Too loud but a great deal.
    about35
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We liked the food but we could not talk to each other because of the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this place! It was truly
    Chelsea
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Loved this place! It was truly a gem that was recommended to us by the locals (we're from San Francisco). Food was really fun, drinks were great and service was fabulous! I recommend the lobster corn dogs and Eddie as a server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, outstanding service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I took my best friend here for her 30th birthday, and our experience was amazing! From the time we were greeted at the host stand to the time we left, we were extremely well taken care of, not to mention the food was delicious! We had an awesome time, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • need more than cotton candy
    BeaconHillLisaVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We tried Society. The ambiance is gorgeous, the staff are helpful, the drinks are weak and the menu is dismal. Just order the non-alcohol versions of drinks, it will save you money and give the same effect. Between the 3 diners, we had truffled mac and cheese served with a green salad and french fries. The sweat burger was so sloppy to eat and the pulled pork so flavorless, un edible. Shrimp quesadilla was average and served with potato chips. The milkshake drinks were fun and tasty. I understand that I am not their target audience, but who did they have in mind when they put chicken wings in cocacola. Go to society to try the cotton candy drink or a milkshake.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, fun food options...h
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Great service, fun food options...however, it was almost annoyingly loud. If you turned down the music slightly it would be nice to be able not to yell while having a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The music was a little too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    The music was a little too loud but other then that i had a great time! I was on a 1st date and the staff and music was outstanding.Had so much fun! The bill came and I was not impressed that you guys charge $30 for a half lite of red wine,thats a little excessive. overall its a very fun place with good ambiance. Brad Gold
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Pot Pie Wellington
    MiraVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Chicken Pot Pie Wellington was excellent. Not heavy and good portion. I would like to see it on their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautif & unique restaurant
    goldengirl
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Beautif & unique restaurant with fun food! Service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a casual-fancy hang out.
    UBCkid
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Being a part of the Glowbal Group, Society had to had some fanciness. And it did! But because of its ambience, setting, and food menu, it is also great for a casual walk-in. If ever you're out already with a casual attire, Society is one of those semi-fancy, yet non-intimidating restaurants that can make anyone fit in and feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Society on Tuesday Nights!
    MissSocietyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Society always has great food...and to get 50% off food on Tuesday nights is a BONUS and a GREAT reason to head out for dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boomboomcooms
    boomboomcooms
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Too cold and loud inside, and the entrance needs some improvements as the outside area looks nicer to sit. The food is not the greatest...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tuesday Night Dining
    Gurpreet
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Went here with friends looking for a place with good appetizers and a good place to catch up with my fellow nurses. Found the atmosphere to be great for our age category (22-28). Food was great, our server was outstanding. He ensured everything we needed was there and checked on our drinks frequently. My only not so positive comment is we found the music to be a bit loud for a Tuesday evening. It was a bit hard to conversate however the rest of my visit was superb like always! I frequently travel from Surrey to Van and often go to glowbal group places and they never disappoint! Thank u!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Society - Tuesdays are 50% all menu
    WestCoastPaula
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Loved this spot. Great food and service. Tuesdays are 50% off all menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Mandy
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    I came here casually on a surprisingly quiet Sunday with friends. When the food arrived (I ordered the Mac and Cheese with potato and truffle gratin) , I was a bit disappointed by the portions, but ended up being quite full. The salad was a bit odd because it came directly on a wood board, so that did not allow them to put salad dressing on it, making it a bit dry. I also ordered a long island with a cotton candy top which was cute and I enjoyed the novelty of the drink. Sadly enough, the waiters didn't read the reservation to know it was my birthday and when we ordered desert, they served the candled cake to my friend. :/ The triple chocolate cake was very decadent and a bit on the rich side so you couldn't eat too much at a time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks took 20+ mins to arrive
    thirstyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Drinks took 20+ mins to arrive including the waters. btw mojitos are subpar. I'm a huge fan of the meatballs (despite it not really being "kobe") at all glowbal group restaurants...which to be honest is why I'm even giving the food rating 2*. This time however the meatballs were cold...I thought it may have been the ricotta cheese they infused this time but no, the meat was cold also. Drinks round 2: server spills entire drink on me. Not a big deal it happens. However, courtesy would be to comp the drink if nothing else (I've been comp'd for far less than a spilled drink mind you). Not common practice at Society apparantly In sum, although it was a 50% off food night who knew it meant 50% off quality of beverages, food and....service!!?!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place to meet with old friends
    darwin
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Great waiter. Nice outdoor patio watching the world go by. And enough things on the menu to satisfy diverse group of friends. Food was a little cold getting to us. But tasty and interesting for out-of-towners who ate everything down to the huge junk food dessert tray.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic Spot
    Harps
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Wow, my first time here and this place absolutley rocks !! It is very chic, very girly and and gives you that high end glamour feeling. The service was also amazing. The server we had was so sweet and attending to all our needs, and the manager was also great at making sure we had everything we needed. I am definatly coming back !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The nicest place ever!!
    Sonali
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Society was much more than I expected. The area was great, food was awesome and service was exceptional. I am definitely coming back here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Glowball hit
    northshoregal
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Enjoyed a great deal offered by Glowbal group for Champagne, appies and desserts. Was good and a lot of fun. It was a 24 hr. offer and they should do it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.