The Northside Social
The Northside Social

The Northside Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northsidesocial.com/
  • Phone: 3172530111
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (Bar open 4:00pm - 11:00pm), Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Bar open 4;00pm - 1:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Northside Kitchenette Caters! Our food, brought to you or made available to take away ... for whatever size group you need to feed. Call us for more information. We would love to be part of your day!
    www.northsidekitchenette.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private banquet dining in the evenings at our luncheonette, Northside Kitchenette which is located right next door to The Northside Social. This adorable space accommodates up to 50 guests, and is perfect for your birthday, business, wedding or any special occassion!! Call us for details on reserving Northside Kitchenette.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephen 3172530111

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 65th and College
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Generous amount of parking located on two sides of the building. Additional parking is located on 65th Street.
A word from The Northside Social
Locally owned & focused on bringing you the best, seasonal menu selections as well as local craft beers and boutique wines. Located on the northern end of Broad Ripple Village, The Northside Social is a place for neighbors, visitors & friends to share a meal, relax and unwind in a chic, comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, our traditional comfort foods, fresh seafood & seasonally changing menu borrow from Mediterranean, Caribbean and traditional Southern cuisines.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Northside Social reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (34)special occasion (33)good for groups (21)romantic (19)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (14)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Will Be Back!
    luvgr8food
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Most restaurants I have been to never get a third chance. But, I'll be back frequently to the Northside Social. Comfortable seating, lovely easy on the eyes decor, and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    wbout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed this place during our first visit. We had the brisket and it was very good. A little pricey though. And the acoustics seem to be off a bit because it seems louder than normal for the amount of people in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time won't be our last
    SummerfieldLiving
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We wanted to find a new restaurant but got off to a late start for the evening out. Since they would seat us late, we decided to give Northside Social a try. Our waitress knew the menu very well and recommended some delicious dishes and a great bottle of wine. This will become a regular locale for us going forward for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    After all the rave reviews, Northside Social was extremely disappointing. Food was just okay, definitely nothing special. Server seemed bored and disinterested. Before our salads were served, a loud and boisterous group of 14 were seated very close to our table. The restaurant knew they were coming, and we could have been seated closer to the front of the restaurant, away from the pandemonium. Perhaps it was an "off" night, but I won't go back to find out, and can't recommend based on my experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always great
    Indydiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We keep coming back because the food is always cooked perfectly and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food as Always!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A very pleasant restaurant with lovely atmosphere - at night with the lighting and decor - white leathered chairs etc The best part is the variety and the high quality of food served. We started with a summer lemon cocktail and then salads and mains. All the salads choices were enjoyed - I had the Caesar with anchovies which was one of the best Caesars I have had in a long time. Scallops served with mushroom risotto and triggerfish served with various roasted tasty veggies were all big hits. I had triggerfish and it was a perfect serving size - not too small nor too large. The fish was very fresh and perfectly prepared! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful and fun too. Consistently good food and service - well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out
    Dinner4four
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ordered Asian green bean and Parmesan calamari strips for our appetizer...Both were delicious! The brisket was tender and very flavorful. The salmon was just alright...but our server was very attentive. We will go back....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dinner with friends and each of us found something new and interesting to try on the menu. Samples were exchanged all around the table and we thought all dishes were excellent. Will definitely have to come back again to try more dishes. A tad chilly and loud, but the air temperature warmed up and the food was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    DanGVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My partner and I took another couple as our guests to say thanks for house-sitting during a vacation. We wanted it to be a really nice experience...and I was. We are so glad we opted for a table with the four very comfortable, padded chairs, not at the two seat, two-chair banquette first offered. That straight up, lightly padded back on the banquette would have been a problem for a long meal. The menu is fairly comprehensive - everyone enjoyed their meals and my salmon steak was especially good. We split a lemon cheesecake and a berry cobbler four ways which was a perfect ending. Service is smooth and discreet. Note - if you have one cocktail per person and any side dishes, expect $45-50 each with tax and tip. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    MjkIndy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food and even better service! This was the dining out experience I wanted and was pleasantly surprised. Reasonably priced for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to Catch Up
    Reunion88
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our group of 8 had not seen one another in a long time. The Northside Social was a perfect place for us to catch up. The menu had something for everyone and our server provided excellent service without disrupting the conversation. I marked ambience as 3 stars only because the restaurant is loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    rbcm
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Northside Social is a gem of a place. The food was incredible and the service was efficient and friendly. The potatoe crusted basa was wonderful. I am not a big fan of fish, but the waitress recommended this dish. She was spot on. My husband ordered the evening's special. It was another fish entree, but it had a spicy crawfish and crab sauce. He loved it. The restaurant was busy but we never felt rushed. I would highly recommend this place. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinnerfor2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Has a nice variety of selections. Accommodating to substitution request. Good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service
    Annexdiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were impressed by the food and the service at this restaurant. It is located in a parking lot on a main street, in an district where there are canals and rivers, so we were not impressed by the ambience. Inside is noisy, but it has a few outside tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've visited many times, have always enjoyed anywhere we are seated, the staff is prompt and food is yummy !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • funnish
    quaintVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The mahi was divine. The ambience was a bit old for our liking but the food was freaking awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy with excellent service
    staredit
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The menu strikes a nice balance between dishes that appeal to those who don't like spicy (I'm in that group) and those who do. A friend and I found a lot of entrees that were very appealing, and our server (Kelli) offered helpful recommendations. We settled on the ribeye, almond- and coconut-crusted mahi with lobster and crab sauce and split a side of gourmet mac/cheese (not the spicy mac/cheese). The ribeye was seasoned perfectly, and all the food was delicious. Each of us took a dessert home (a brownie sundae and a slice of lemon cheesecake). My cheesecake was good (no real lemon flavor), but the crust was mushy (I'd guess due to too much butter). A cheesecake crust should stand up to the filling. This one didn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Social!
    PGBDining
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Northside Social is one of our go-to places for entertaining and higher-end dining in Indianapolis. Artisan cocktails, great service, a fabulous ambiance and a delightful variety of very tasty menu options make it a sure-win every time. Our most recent visit found 7 of us enjoying each others' company for several hours. The calamari wedges and spicy feta plus tapenade appetizers started the evening. Cosmos, wine and a couple of specialty drinks kept the conversation lively. Dinners included triggerfish, strip steak, brisket and mahi mahi entrees which were all very well received. We finished the evening with coffee, a berry crisp and some decadent chocolate dishes. All excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience...
    Jameskatl16
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The restaurant was very helpful and kind to our situation. We were a group of 4 and the other couple was late due to a flat tire on the way to the restaurant. We explained what had happened to the front desk and they allowed us to keep our reservation and got us our seat as soon as they others could join us. Will go back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Social
    Migilly
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We tried the special menu - a nice offering. Everyone's meal was delicious - large portions. Yummy bread pudding
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful!
    Jzmom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The meals were fantastic. Loved the Mahi dish. Our server offered suggestions and was attentive. She didn't miss a beat. I would absolutely recommend The Northside Social for a drink, appetizer, meal or why not all three? I would definetly go back. What a great find!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Foodielife
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The atmosphere and food were both great. I would definitely enjoy dinning here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it !
    steven
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great service, great food & great atmosphere....Can't wait to come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and I will return
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Wow, what a pleasant surprise. This used to be a biker bar and they converted it to a top notch elegant dining restaurant. I had the beer brisket and it was hardy and a good size portion. Extensive wine list. Excellent food presentation and very enjoyable. I heard rumors about the high quality of the food (they were true) and I recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lexie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We love Northside. We try everything on the menu and it is all fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    BD05
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was the first time dining at this restaurant. The menu is different and full of items I haven't seen. I chose the Spicy Triggerfish entree. It was delicious! The fish was cooked very well and it was placed on top a bed of vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, potatoes, squash). I would recommend this meal. We had to send a few glasses and silverware back because they were dirty. I would recommend getting a detergent to clear off the waterspots on the glasses as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant OK
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The restaurant was just OK. Earlier in it's history, the meals were more tasty and interesting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality food and drink selection
    Wifesafoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The Northside Social is a great place for special occasions or just a night out. Quality food and great drink selection will appeal to all, while the casual elegant atmosphere is very inviting and not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 136 reviews are from the The Northside Social reviews archive.
  • Great Northside Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I really enjoy this place, although the service was a little slow this time. Nice upscale-ish vibe with good comfort food menu options. I really enjoy the drink menu. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    goodeats
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was outstanding with a good selection on the menu. The bleu cheese fondue appetizer was particularly good. We had the pork tenderloin and the grouper. Both great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Food!
    BCCMVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I didn't know what to expect in the way of food quality for Northside Social since I have ususally found it a great place to go for cocktails. In fact, the food was great. Three of us ordered three different entrees and all 3 were fabulous. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Northside Social to celebrate. Nice place with good food and good service. A little pricey, but I would definitely recommend it because you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Times
    ItsAlwaysSomething
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time dining at Northside Social and was pleasantly surprised. Being in a stripmall gives you the impression that it won't be that nice but don't judge this book by the cover. Very pleasant atmosphere and decor. The Mother's Day brunch was wonderful, decent coffee, good service. Will definitely try dinner there soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    jjoo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was the third year in a row we went to Northside Social for mother's day brunch. The first two years were amazing - they had this amazing breaded shrimp and a great mix of breakfast / dinner foods. This year, though, it was definitely just average. There was shrimp, but just plain shrimp. Not the breaded shrimp we coveted each year. So we're going to find another brunch location to celebrate at next year. But people should give it a whirl ... it's nice enough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great brisket
    SetTheTable
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a party of seven and the waitress was friendly, enthusiastic and quick while keeping all the orders and special orders straight. We especially enjoyed the brisket and the white cheddar and chile mac and cheese. All middle aged guests needed their cell phone lights to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nailed It, Again!
    MikeinMidtown
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Last minute decision to do dinner there Saturday, one of the best we have made in months. Dinner was excellent at nearly every stage. Only two tiny steps away from flawless. The calamari was perfect, The strip steak with egg and blue cheese was amlost other worldly and desert was too big to finish. We did find the Cesar salad to be too dry, practically no dressing at all. But over all we were extremely impressed and rate excellent. Server, Daniel, didn't miss a beat all night very efficient. Our son (2) must have approved as well, he ate 3 times his normal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    JJBDAYdinner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Server was great. Very helpful with recommending dishes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    MMB4
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Loved this place! Everything we tried, we loved. Calamari steak fries were delicious. The sauce that they come with was heavenly! I ordered the potato crusted basa, and my husband got the blackened grouper with crawfish étouffée. Absolutely delicious, and fantastic service, too. This place is a find!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music?
    Adam
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Northside Social is most known for its ambiance and great cocktails, but recently (last month or two) the music (which is a nice blend of 1950's-Senatra-style tunes) has been so low that you can only hear chatter from other tables. If Northside Social looses its ambiance then it's probably time to move on to another place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always something special
    indykimber
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was getting close to dinnertime and I saw a facebook post from Northside with a photo of the dinner special. Instant decision to make reservation. Outstanding bone in pork chop with citrus glaze and grapefruit salad served with mashed white sweet potatoes and zucchini cakes. The dinner tasted as good as it looked. The wedge salad with the horseradish bleu cheese dressing was terrific, too. Need to go back soon to get my go to entree - the amazing clay pot fish.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic