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Society on High
Society on High

Society on High Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.societyboston.com
  • Phone: (857) 350-4555
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm
    Friday 11:30am-11pm
    Saturday Drinks Only, 10pm-2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: South Station, Downtown Crossing
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking after 6pm. Park in the garage at 99 High Street (Surface St entrance) and validate your ticket with the manager.
A word from Society on High
From chef-owner Ian Just of Les Zygomates and Sorriso, comes a new venue featuring New England Bistro fare and inspired cocktails.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "An excellent lunch experience. There were five in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service an atmosphere was great as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant to go to with colleagues, meet up with friends for drinks/dinner, or an office lunch/dinner celebration. Great location - outdoor option is a plus!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Been there 3 times now. Once for dinner, twice for lunch. Food is just bland. Service this time was terrible as well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Three of us had a truly delightful lunch two days ago on the patio of Society on High. The food was really good, the drinks excellent, the service was fine, the outdoor tables were nicely far apart from eat other, and the overall experience of eating lunch outside in Boston on a nice day (and yet having some shade) was wonderful. The price - about $50 before tip - was reasonable too. An outdoor eating nice gem in Boston's financial district (although lots of people choose to eat inside, which also looked nice)."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had a great lunch here - gorgeous day outside. Our food came out pretty fast, which is always appreciated during the work-week. The servers refilled our waters regularly. I got a turkey burger which was delicious - the fries weren't my favorite, but I would definitely try the salad next time as my friend said their dressing is great. I would definitely come back again and try something else on the menu."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I went to Society on 2 different occasions for business lunches. Service was friendly but food took a long time to arrive on both occasions. Food choices and quality was above average."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have enjoyed Society on High many times. The food and service is consistently good. Our reservation was honored on time and we were seated promptly, even before our entire party arrived. I was pleased to see some new specials on the menu, although I tend to order my favorite cobb salad most often. I will return again."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is a schizophrenic restaurant touting great food (and the food was decent). What's not clear is that it converts to a nightclub about 10, and the scene completely changes. We had a 9:30 reservation, and at 10 the noise level ramped up beyond belief and our server disappeared. We received our appetizers along with our main courses. I never rush through a meal, but the gaps between courses were excessive. In fact, we were forced to ask repeatedly when our food would be ready, and ended up dealing with three different servers (who were clearly not communicating with each other). This is a "vibrant" pick-up scene with lots of 20-somethings. Yet the restaurant is clearly trying to offer a creative menu. I'm not sure it can do both."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The menu at the restaurant was not what we saw online. It was much smaller. The food was salty and covered in a gravy that made the lamb chops inedible. Go for drinks, not for food. We were there at dinner time and should have known just by seeing no one eating. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • " Great lunch with friend, efficient service! Great place for a business lunch."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Took some job interview candidates there and had good food as well as an ability to have a good conversation. Was quick and tasty and not wicked expensive. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Surprised by the creative lunch menu and delicious food. My client REALLY enjoyed it. Highly recommended by two foodies."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Mainly sandwiches and salads ... go here for a nice lunch outside when weather is nice but find something else for an evening out"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I love the decor, but the menu needs some work.... "
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food was great, the waitstaff was friendly and the outside seating was a bonus treat."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Convenient in the financial food. Interesting menu, good food; make sure to get reservations as it fills up at lunchtime."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Reservation for 12:30 and we were not seated till 1250. (not good if you only have an hour for lunch) 3 of us were squeezed into a table for 2. Then it took about 20 mimutes to even get water never mind getting noticed by the server. The food was ok, but my meal was cold. I could not send it back for fear of another 30 minute wait. There are better lucnh places in town."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Stopped by here on one of the first nice days of spring. Loved the setting of the bar. Food was pretty good. Friendly service. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I asked for a rare steak but it came out well done. I kindly asked the waitress to please have it re-made. My companion's food came out and after 15 minutes I'd not seen my waitress or new steak (I could have used more water and maybe another drink). When the manager walked by I stopped him to say "I really don't want my meal, just the check". He started to have an argument with me about how my steak was fine the first time and how I'd not been waiting very long. I used to eat there for lunch all the time because it's close to my office. I'll not be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Good food, good service, a great place for a business lunch in the financial district."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I made this reservation for another person (I did not also attend), but I understand there were no problems or complaints about the meal or otherwise."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "As our visit was during the Olympics and the women's hockey team was playing, the noise factor was a slight issue trying to have a conversation. However, the specials of the day were 100% awesome. I had the swordfish which was done to perfection. My associates both had the salmon and could not stop raving how good it was. I also had the opportunity a few months earlier to visit the establishment for a group dinner. The service and food was excellent, which is why I picked this location for the luncheon."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Having worked at 99 High before, this has been a great use of space and love the outdoor seating (except right now in February). Nice lunch choice to add to growing list of sit down restaurants for business lunches"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "valentines day dinner at SOH was great. food was delicious and drinks were awesome. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. easy and comfortable dining experience without any specials being pushed on us or over the top servers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Like the food, the atmosphere -hate all the "high tables and stools". Somewhat overbooked at lunch."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Had a delicious burger here for lunch...restaurant was very busy / energetic but the food came out timely and the burger was excellent...would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Good lively business lunch spot. Surprisingly good and interesting menu."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The water just needed a little bit of american training, but with a little prodding he was fine. Great ambiance for a business lunch. Great food."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening. My wife and I had dinner before a large group gathering at the same restaurant. The food, service, and ambiance for dinner was quite nice. The service for the group function in the bar was also quite good. A very nice night!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I've seen some uneven reviews for this restaurant. I had lunch there with 4 friends the other day---the service was very strong, which had been a complaint of some reviewers. The food preparation was equally strong --- I had the fisherman stew which was truly outstanding, especially on a chilly day.. I'd have to give a strong recommendation based upon our experience."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went for lunch with co-workers on a monday at noon. Once of us asked for salad dressing on the side and another asked for a chicken sandwich with no bread (no biggie if it came with the roll..didn't want to waste food if possible). The chef informed our server that this was not possible. The server (whom I felt bad for) informed us that he was too busy to put the dressing on the side or the chicken on the plate with no bread. Having spent so many yrs in the hospitality industry, I was shocked. This chef should be ashamed of himself for not putting his customers first. How much effort does it take to put the dressing in a ramekin vs on the salad?!?! At the end of it all, the food was sub-par and not worth the price-tag."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Very good food, attentive service and a location that makes Society on High great for lunch or after work."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I had no idea you were in the financial district. Great spot for lunch."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We walked in on a weekday, at 1130am, and the place was entirely empty, not one table was occupied. hostess asked if we had a reservation, I said no. She said she could not seat us unless we have a reservation, I said can I make one (!), she said no they were completely booked. I said, "the whole restaurant is empty!". So apparently they seat dinners by reservation only, I honestly can say I have never encountered this. if you are thinking of dropping by to be seated, don’t, you have to go through their reservation system to get in there. Most folks that I know don’t appreciate that snobby approach to dinning, it’s too high-maintenance just to grab a quick lunch, most said they will probably go elsewhere, ditto for me honestly"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Took a coworker here for lunch. The experience was good, as expected. Nothing really wowed us. I would return for lunch."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Bar table service horrible. Went for after work drinks, group of 5 females. The table next to us, group of 4 males, were greeted and beverages served before our server stopped by to introduce herself. One member of our party located a server in the dining room and asked if they would please send a server or the manager our way. Will think twice before visiting again."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The food was really good. The service was a bit lacking in that the demeanor of our waitress was not friendly and she seemed bother everytime we neded something. We did have a table of 10 so I realize that can be tough, but giving off a bad vibe isn't good."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The quality of the food is excellent and they get you in and out quick yet comfortably. Great for a casual business lunch."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "This is a good choice for an upscale casual lunch. Good service, good food, nice atmosphere overall. The flatbreads were very tasty. The pan-seared salmon was served quite rare - if want it cooked to medium, be sure to specify. We were seated at a bar-height table, which I found a bit odd given that I had made a reservation well in advance. Also, the bar area was quite noisy, which it made it difficult to hear the waiter."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "have now been twice. previously dinner was great, lunch this time was mixed - chicken sandwich was very good, but would not order crabcake sandwich again. It had 2 very small crabcakes on a very large roll - all I could taste was the bread. service was very good"
    Dined on 11/25/2013