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The Northside Social
The Northside Social

The Northside Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.northsidesocial.com
  • Phone: (317) 253-0111
  • 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: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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!
  • 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 (317) 253-0111

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We keep coming back because the food is always cooked perfectly and the service is great."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great food and even better service! This was the dining out experience I wanted and was pleasantly surprised. Reasonably priced for a great meal."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Has a nice variety of selections. Accommodating to substitution request. Good food."
    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."
    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 !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The mahi was divine. The ambience was a bit old for our liking but the food was freaking awesome."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We tried the special menu - a nice offering. Everyone's meal was delicious - large portions. Yummy bread pudding"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere and food were both great. I would definitely enjoy dinning here again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • " Great service, great food & great atmosphere....Can't wait to come again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We love Northside. We try everything on the menu and it is all fantastic."
    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. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The restaurant was just OK. Earlier in it's history, the meals were more tasty and interesting. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Server was great. Very helpful with recommending dishes. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food, but all had to talk so loudly with each other to be heard over everyone else talking loudly to be heard. Would rather dine someplace where there is something to soak up some of the noise."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Daniel was an excellent server. We had a great dinner with friends. Daniel suggested a wonderful red wine. We had filets, pork chop special and the triggerfish. Our dinners were good, and desserts were fantastic."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Bartender made the best Aviation drink-most bars in town don't even know what it is. All entrees were delicious and the served was attentive without being bothersome. My wife continues to order the clay pot fish every time we go and loves it. I tired the blackened grouper with shrimp étouffée which excellent. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Thai shrimp dish was great - spicy - but not enough to damage the mouth."
    Dined on 4/24/2014