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The Social
The Social
  • Address:
    872 Happy Canyon Rd
    Castle Rock, CO 80108
    Castle Rock
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesocialcastlepines.com
  • Phone: (303) 524-9788
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Global, International, Organic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining area is located adjacent to our restaurant. Please call Elizabeth to book your private event. Depending on your specific needs, we deliver customized menus complete with tailored wine pairings and outstanding service designed to compliment your special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Elizabeth Ogea (303) 999-5772
  • Entertainment: Our location in the beautiful Village of Castle Pines boasts a serene natural backdrop, complete with bountiful green space, shady trees, and even a waterfall! This lush landscape delivers the perfect setting to host outdoor music events and wine tastings. Cozy up for a romantic evening on our alluring patio, or bring the family and indulge in the beauty and unique dining experience that The Social has to offer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Santa Fe
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is never a problem.
A word from The Social
The Social is Castle Pines’ newest restaurant. Our focus is on creating remarkable globally inspired dishes utilizing socially responsible sourced products. At The Social you will find a rotating seasonally inspired menu that captures the bounty of every season. Join us for Dinner Monday-Saturday, or on the weekends for Brunch.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "One of the best dinners we've experienced. Chef is very creative. Considering history of the location, hope it lasts a long time."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We never were able to eat hear because the restaurant was not open for the time we made the reservation. I don't know if the restaurant gave the wrong information or if open table has the wrong information for them. We saw another couple show up when we were leaving the other restaurant that we had breakfast at and the same thing happened to them."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Social is a convenient place to share a meal in the Castle Pines/Meadows area. It replaced Rodney's within the last year. We tried it for the first time on a Friday night and we're disappointed in the menu and the service. It should be a good neighborhood place to have a meal and a drink, but it just didn't meet our expectations. The place was not 25% full on a Friday evening at 6:30, so maybe others have had the same kinds of issues. If we go back, we'd probably focus on the "plates to share" portion of the menu because the other choices just didn't seem appealing. This was the start of their summer menu. Maybe other seasonal menus will be better."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We reserved a table for Father's Day and right from the start this place was a disappointment. Too bad, because I love it's location and lovely outdoor seating. First, we had to "wait for the kitchen to catch up" to be seated. I would say that there were about five other tables of guests at the time we arrived (on time for our reserve.). We waited 15 minutes for our server who was polite & apologetic. We ordered quickly (different menu than website) and waited for our food. IT WAS TERRIBLE. I ordered eggs benedict with the eggs poached hard & regular Bacon. It came with eggs fried over WAY easy on potatoes (clearly been in a warmer for a LONG time). My Husband's Flank steak was inedible. Leather on the outside and gelatinous on the inside."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Social was recommended, so we drove the distance to gather for Father's Day Brunch. The web site looked great & we were excited to try something new, especially in a good midway point . We were thrilled with the decor. Waitstaff was friendly & energetic. Then, something switched. Half of our order was forgotten & we had to ask different waiters 3x for our food. The pancakes came with a large ice cream scoop sized ball of butter, that had melted, while sitting under heat lamp. When I ask for dry pancakes, it took a long time to receive. Mind you, it wasn't very busy in the restaurant! Our eggs still hadn't come out & when they did they were runny, not scrambled or "hard" fried like we asked. Sean, our waiter, did take the eggs off the bill."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've visited this restaurant a few times since it came under new ownership. Each time, the menu has changed, become more and more limited. That's not necessarily a bad thing, just never know what to expect. The quality of the food and the service has taken a nose-dive. The kitchen was very behind on orders, taking an unusually long time to get orders up. When our food did arrive, it came with less than fresh ingredients, yellow, wilted lettuce, shriveled-up grapes. We'd like to see this place succeed, but it's not looking good!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a nice location and we sat outside for dinner. Our waitress was friendly but appeared to be working tables both inside and outside and was not vey attentive. I ordered the ribeye, medium with brussels sprouts and tri-color potatoes as the side dishes. The first steak came to the table "well done" rather than medium. When I pointed this out to the waitress she offered to have it replaced. A few minutes later a second steak arrived. It was cooked medium, but was flavorless and tough. The side dishes were not very tasty either and the presentation was not appealing. We noticed several of the tables around us also returned their meals to t he kitchen."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "While I love having a high end restaurant near by -- the food and service are either really good and really not good. We had a new server and she spent more time at the register typing in our order vs getting us our drinks. Also I ordered the clam linguini and the chef had trouble with the clams which I learned as my husband is being served. Then I am offered to have it with shrimp which was fine however they brought me a completely different dish. Then had to go make my dinner while my husband finished his dinner. They did comp my dinner -- that was the right thing to do. the desert menu also needs updating -- very little fruit inspired deserts -- very chocolate heavy and old fashioned. Hoping the spring menu is much better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Delicious, unusual food combinations. Pricey, but quality ingredients. We all enjoyed our dishes--salad, roasted vegies, seafood and meat."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have become regulars at the Social due to their great service, nice selection of wines and cocktails, and delicious food. This is an outstanding alternative to the chain restaurants that are scattered throughout the Castle Rock area. If you are looking to patronize a locally owned restaurant instead of going to a large chain restaurant, come here and help support the great people who work at The Social. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was our first and last visit to The Social. Our reservations were scheduled for 8:00. We arrived at 755 we were told that there would be a 20 minute wait. We were finally sat at 8:25 p.m without menus. We were seated right next to the guitar player. Although he was talented, an electric guitar made for a very noisy meal. We could hardly hear one another. We ordered Calamari to start. It was as tough as chewing gum. We told our server, Mel who by the way, was the only enjoyable part of the meal. She was high energy and a fun personality. We ordered the filets medium. Both came out rare to medium rare. Mel bought us dessert. It was good, not amazing. The Social has potential, but until they get organized, they're in trouble."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was amazing and live guitar music created great ambiance. Its one of our favorite spots"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Disappointed in the food. We went on a Friday night with reservations restaurant was full but did not appear busy. Once food.was ordered it was almost 45 minutes before our steaks showed up. Both steaks ordered as medium both were.over cooked. Since we waited 45 minutes for.over cooked steaks decided to eat and not.return. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My only complaint (and I hate to even call it that) is that the hostess asked us if we wanted to sit right in front of the guitar player who was there that night. We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday and were with his sister and her boyfriend. We wanted to be able to chat so I asked that we not be placed right in front of him. So instead, she took us to the furthest corner over by the kitchen entrance/exit to the dining room. I guess that was my penance for asking not to be put right in front of the guitar player! The restaurant wasn't full so we could have been placed a reasonable distance from the guitar player (so we could still talk) without being placed by the kitchen door. Food was great and a fun evening!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was my third time visiting the Social, first for brunch. I love the ambience and they never seem too busy. I have noted at each visit that the servers seemed very new and short staffed. It appeared the owners were there helping out and had their small children with them. At one point, I saw the owner deliver food with a toddler on her hip. Didn't seem very professional. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "delicious and delightful-mellow vibe-authentic design, perfectly paired foods and wines, special occasion parties are the best there!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We walked into the restaurant for Mother's Day Brunch. We did not see a hostess for at least 5 minutes. She finally shows up to the host table and I had to get her attention to check in for our reservation time. She never greeted us at all. I tell her the reservation name, she looks at her computer and just walks away. We wait for another 10 minutes and have no further contact from the hostess. We decided to go - if this was an indication of the kind of service at this restaurant - no thanks!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Tried The Social for Mother's Day and had an extremely disappointing experience. Perhaps it was an "off day" for them and they had a higher volume of diners due to the special day. While the atmosphere in the main dining area looked nice, my party was seated in a back room that lacked ambiance. By the time of our reservation (12:45) the brunch buffet looked picked over and items were running out and not being replenished. We opted to order from the limited menu. 2 of our meals arrived after the other 3 in our party had finished their meals. Although the server compensated us for the late meals, it was definitely not the Mother's Day dining experience for which we had hoped."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Reservation on Mother's Day at 12:15pm. There was a buffet brunch or you could order off a small brunch menu. The buffet was very picked over (some trays were even empty) and it took quite a long time for the server to take our orders, during the wait we never saw anyone from the staff check out the lack of food on the buffet so we opted to order from the menu. The item my husband wanted to order was not available, they had run out of it.(Chillaques) The food took an extraordinarily long time to arrive, but was very good. The server was nice but clearly in the weeds. We have friends who had recommended The Social, and our food was good, but clearly they need some work, on a day like Mother's Day you need your "A" game. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Reservation at 1130am for Mom's Day brunch, sat at 11:45. Food arrives at 12:35pm, horribly slow service. Chilaquiles was inedible, soggy and simply disgusting. Farmer's breakfast not much better, eggs were ok, potatoes dry and the sausage was red in the middle, totally undercooked. Had to ask for silverware, finally went and got it myself. Very disorganized and just plain poor. Go next door to Tony's and get a sandwich instead."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our 2nd attempt at giving The Social a try. This time was much better than the first. The food at brunch was really good though a bit pricey. We were shocked to get the bill and find that coffee was $5 - the same price as the Bloody Mary (which was excellent). The biggest issue is the service. Some of the staff is very helpful, others aren't and they tend to feel a bit unorganized. For example, our food was delivered but we didn't have any silverware or napkins. The girl helping us was friendly and willing to help but it took quite some time to get us forks and napkins while our food was getting cold. It took 10 mins to get one decaf coffee refill and it arrived cold. Once we got the server's attention he fixed it right away. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brunch service overwhelmed. Manager finally comp meal. We might try another time when crowd level manageable"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we like the new menu changes and the service has improved greatly. food was great and will be back again. took a break from restaurant over past few months because of lack of service and menu being stagnant so happy now with changes"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We went here for the Cinco de Mayo celebration and had a bad experience. We had a reservation and went early to grab a drink at the bar. It took 20 minutes just to get a beer. We were sat at our table and it took 30 minutes to get 2 glasses of wine. We had placed our appetizer order with our drink order and ONE HOUR later, still had no food/no water/no utensils. If food is going to take that long, at least bring out some water and bread. We know they were busy for this event but staff your restaurant accordingly. We went for brunch on a Saturday once and were one of two couples there and it was great. So, if you go, make sure you have plenty of time to wait or go during a downtime. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have eaten there once before and the food was good. This last time the service was so slow it took 20 min and grabbed the hostess just so we could get a water. Needless to say we left before the water showed up and not once did a server come check on us. Too many restaurants in the area to worry about one that does care about its patrons. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We ate on the desk and enjoyed a wonderful evening. I had the steak and my date the salmon – both were wonderful. This is a gem for the south metro area. The Social is a contemporary (non-chain!) restaurant like you would find downtown, but without the crowds and noise. We will be back to try more of the menu and of course another bottle of wine sitting out on the deck! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our first visit here last December, was a delight. This time a huge disappointment. Seating: With a reservation, given the worst seat in an empty room, and a "look" when we asked to move. It wasn't busy, why the bad table? Service. After 10 minutes we had to ask for attention. Had to ask again when when wine didn't arrive with the app. (It wasn't busy, why the poor service?) The food: A cheese tasting app, was just OK. A duck confit ravioli was delicious, especially the broth. But there was no bread or spoon served, to enjoy the broth. A brisket with white cheddar potatoes and an apple slaw was very tasty. The brisket a bit dry, but that's not unusual, unfortunately it came with little gravy."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable Easter Brunch here. The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend! We will be coming here again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went for Easter Brunch, the menu was not much different than their normal menu but the food was all really good. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Service was a little slow but considering how busy they were it was not bad. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We asked for something off menu and got some rabbit based appetizers. For Holy Saturday evening, it was a great tasting rabbit dish. Basically rabbit on toast points with apple and other condiments. Tasted like turkey. We really liked it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Service needs improvement. Food delivered to table incorrectly three times. Out of two bottle of wine we ordered. No towels in bathroom. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Teh chef does a great job with the menu and Mel our server was great. As the days warm up the patio is going to be the best spot in the south metro to enjoy a bottle (or two) of wine with friends and family!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've dined frequently at The Social. We find the food to be consistently good. Most recently, we had two very well made cocktails (a Manhattan and a Margarita). I started with a green salad with some root vegetables. It was nothing fancy but it was good. My entree was the Luxe Mac 'n Cheese which was quite good. My wife had a petite filet with brussell sprouts on the side which she was very happy with. Management is working very hard to improve the service challenges they've had in the past. We think the Social is worth trying and we hope that it has a long presence in Castle Pines."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While this is not an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, both men in our party seemed completely satisfied. One got the steak and eggs and the other the Denver omelette. The food was well prepared, the tricolor potatoes were excellent, and the mimosas very good. Great for a lazy Sunday morning!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "What a great place to eat. We had dinner there many times since it opened. Always great food and service. I love that they serve organic and local food!!! Great atmosphere and beautiful outside seating too!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Social wants to be an upscale restaurant, but lacks the details to make it a great experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A chicken breast, mashed potatoes, brussell sprouts and pasta with shrimp make a plain but good meal . When followed up with an unusual dessert - crepes with mascarpone - it makes a good meal a satisfying experience. We continue to enjoy this neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went there for brunch. Large, but cozy atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was friendly. Try the perfectly made Chilaquiles."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a delightful meal. Good food and service. It was our 3rd visit and look forward to returning in the near future."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The best thing about The Social is the room and the surrounding development - very attractive and interesting. Food is ok - not bad- just not very good. Service was ok also - they try hard but they really don't know much about food, wine, etc. But kudos for the effort. If you're a local it's worth going to but I wouldn't make this a destination spot."
    Dined on 3/22/2014