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The Social Club
132 Keller St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
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The Social Club Details
(707) 238-0158 x3
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sun-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Sun 9:30am-2:30pm
Bar: Sun-Thu 4pm-Midnight
Bar: Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
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Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Social Club offers three private dinning rooms that can accommodate parties up to twenty people. The three private rooms can also be re-configured to seat parties up to sixty people.
Private Party Contact:
Damion Wallace (415) 994-4912
There is a four level parking garage adjacent to the restaurant as well as street parking available.
A word from The Social Club
Social club is one of the premier dinning destinations in the Petaluma area. Serving local/organic food, craft beers, specialty made cocktails in a rustic atmosphere.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Good for Groups
Diners' Choice Winner
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Vibrant Bar Scene
Major faux pas in serving $ 99
bottle of Pinot Noir that was cold (not room temperature). Even worse when our server tried to say it was within normal range and was certainly not."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Went with a friend for happy hour
- we both enjoy good wine and interesting/inventive appetizers (vs. bar grub). The Social Club did not offer either. We ordered off the happy hour menu plus the dinner menu. However, could not order happy hour drinks "because we weren't sitting at the bar" - we wanted a table. The parmesan/rosemary french fries that were served in a cone were dripping with grease - so much so that grease blobs dripped onto our table and the waiter had to come by and clean off all the grease. Very unappetizing. Fried pickles cooked in same oil as fish...tasting fishy. Baked oysters - no taste. The trout crudo that was good, as was the flank steak small plate. The wines by the glass were "fair". Would not go back."
Dined on 4/4/2014
Service was very slow. Service in
the past was much better. Food was good."
Dined on 3/8/2014
We've dined at Social Club on 7
occasions. All but one time brought guests. Food is very good and wait staff informed and welcoming. The hostess leaves much to be desired. We have never arrived without a reservation. Most recent difficulty on a Tuesday night I requested a booth for our party of four.. Was told they were reserved. O.K. We were seated. During our drinks, appetizer, entrée and dessert, no one was seated in the booths. I asked the hostess about this and she said they had downsized. Her attitude was snippy to say the least. I know a pleasant reception sets the tone for a nice evening. Please make your hostess aware of our complaint. The restaurant was not at all busy and we could have been accommodated."
Dined on 2/16/2014
The food was great; the server was
average, with no personality and it was very noisy. I would try it again for brunch or outdoor dining, as the food was terrific. The two things that I had (kale salad and vegetable stew) were great!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
We had a delicious meal of salmon
and chicken, both items perfectly cooked. The waiter was attentive and informative and the food fantastic. I will definitely return!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
Our first choice was out then the
waitress didn't come back for a while for our next selection so we didn't get it until our dinner arrived."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We planned a romantic dinner on a
Saturday night. The restaurant has a great location - easy parking in the garage next door. It was crowded, but they found a nice table for us. The music was louder than we expected. It seemed to be more of a bar scene than romantic restaurant, although lots of people were at the tables in addition to the bar. Our waiter appeared exhausted, and he explained he had been working there already for more than 8 hours continuously. He was dressed in a t-shirt. And, while he was polite and did all that a waiter should do, his obvious exhaustion and dressed-down look took away from the dining experience. Also, back to the music. The entire time we were there they played most of Saturday Night Fever. Food was great!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
When they called to confirm the
reservation, I was read the Rules, and it was done with attitude, very cold. Being it was our first time that we were going there, we almost cancelled . Upon arriving everyone was nice, friendly, and helpful. The food was very good and the service very casual but friendly. The music just added to an already noisy room. Go for the food and the friendly service."
Dined on 2/14/2014
2nd time... not so much. The first
time we went, I ordered the special, had a lovely fig salad with beef bacon and the fish, service was dyno-mite. Special all the way. The second time, it was kinda noisy, the regular menu items were not very memorable, salad was soggy, my hot tea was tepid and the service was barely so-so. Bad night? One would hope. We might give it another chance but maybe only for lunch instead of a night with elevated expectations."
Dined on 8/24/2013
If you want a lively and load
place to have dinner, this is the spot. The service was not great, but it was really busy. We had a party of four and two of us enjoyed our entree. The Little Gem Salad was very good. Two of us had the fried chicken. It was dry, and the coating lacked seasoning. I would not get it again. I would however go back and try this restaurant for brunch."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Petaluma is lucky to have this
place. My only complaint is that the rock n roll is way too loud but they did turn down the volume when we asked. It looks like an old place that's been updated. Very comfortable & really great foods. Clams, great chicory salad, trout riiliet, mac n cheese."
Dined on 1/18/2014
We enjoyed this place a lot!
Actually,it was our second pick beause we could make our reservation at a another Petaluma resturant. Overall,it was very pleasant and had great music! We felt energized and positive when we left. Good job SC staff!"
Dined on 1/17/2014
Very happy with my experience
here. Food was great, my salmon was cooked to perfection and the service was friendly and attentive, nothing lacking!"
Dined on 1/4/2014
They do not appear to be very
service oriented. They take orders and bring the food but they are friendly or personal. Food is a little over-priced."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Went here for New Year's eve and
was disappointed. Food and service were not bad, but nothing was special about it at all. The dining rooms feel somewhat cafeteria or banquet-hall ish."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Food is great quality at a
reasonable price, nightly specials and weekend live music make it a fun, hip place. Will definitely go back!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
No pretensions whatsoever. A
comfortable eatery with a warm feel. The food was delicious and satisfying. My mother-in-law, who is picky, loved the food (she had the pork chop), and it's not easy to please her. The bar, situated in the middle of the restaurant, can be noisy, but we dined on a Wednesday night (1/2 off glass of wine night!) and the noise level was fine. Service was friendly and courteous. Would definitely return to!"
Dined on 12/18/2013
I've been to Social Club before
and really liked it. But that night, everything was off. The hostess had an attitude, until she finally seemed to realize it and became more friendly. However, the friendliness seemed to extend to someone in our party who was closer to her age, since she barely gave me the time of day. She also seemed irritated that our table needed to be reset to accommodate a baby, and implied that we should have said something earlier. Our server was a gem. She was friendly, smiling and working around the baby didn't seem to phase her. This restaurant really isn't great for a larger group with an infant. Unfortunately, my food was overcooked, dry and the flavors on the plate never really came together. A disappointment."
Dined on 12/22/2013
Very nice meal overall. Friendly
service. The bar was hopping on a Sunday evening with live music."
Dined on 11/17/2013
We went for brunch, 4 adults and
two small children. Food and service were very good. Staff were very accommodating with the children. Would recommend to friends as great option for brunch."
Dined on 11/3/2013
We were a party of 4 and three of
us were early to the restaurant and decided to have drinks at the bar before we were due to be seated (about an hour before our reservation). It was not busy, they had two bartenders but it was a huge wait to get service. The bartender may make good drinks (so I've heard - I ordered wine) but he seemed so disineterested in serving us, it was very frustrating. One person in our group waited almost 20 minutes to get a beer. I finally had to get the hostess involved just to get our check so we could close out and go to our table. However, the food was very good. I highly recommend the figs. They are fresh, sweet and salty with the generous chunks of crispy bacon. Everyone enjoyed their food."
Dined on 10/31/2013
This was our first time at The
Social Club. We dined with friends. We had a nice booth and great meal. We each ordered a different entree . The beet salad was wonderul as was the roasted salmon, pork chop and, steak. We will be back!"
Dined on 10/24/2013
So, to keep to the main points ...
the food was very good, surprisingly good. Here's the problem. When they have live music, the place is TOO LOUD to even attempt a conversation in the main room. Halfway through our meal we had to request a move to the side dining room (which by then had cleared out a little). There, it was slightly better, so we could hear each other and enjoy our entree. Go on a weeknight, without the music, then go back for the music if you like, and a drink, but dine elsewhere while the band's playin'. It was just TOO LOUD. The musician/singer were really good, that's not the problem. Dining in a bar with not thoughts for acoustics, turned a good dining experience, into a bad choice .... for many of the diners"
Dined on 9/27/2013
This restaurant executes a great
combination of homey food with an upscale twist. I ordered their roast chicken entree because the description was so appetizing. I never order chicken when I go to a restaurant because it is usually boring compared to other choices. It was excellent...juicy, not overcooked, and the sides that came with it perfectly balanced in terms of playing with acidity, saltiness & spiciness. Loved it! We will definitely come back. I can see how this restaurant may be loud & busy on a weekend night. The bar is located in the middle of the restaurant which radiates noise throughout. However, we were there mid-week and it was not an issue."
Dined on 9/24/2013
I went to this restaurant because
I had a coupon. Food was greats nd the waitress was super friendly. Had an heirloom tomato salad with just the right amount of balsamic. The roast chicken was great as was the salmon. How can you go wrong with a chocolate brownie for dessert. I will definitely go back and maybe bring my husband next time!"
Dined on 9/23/2013
Our dinner was fabulous. The food
was amazing, from the corn soup starter through to the entire dessert menu choices we sampled (a group of 4, we ordered one of each and shared - best decision we made!). Service was SO slow - our waitress was fantastic, but she seemed to be the only server working and that was extremely frustrating. Has she had any help, the service would have been 5 star as well. On the pricier side, but food held up to price. They had a local musician playing, he was fantastic and added to the ambiance. Would definitely recommend for a date night, special occasion etc."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Everything we tasted was great.
Went for a date night with the wife (1st since the new baby arrived) and the evening was great."
Dined on 9/21/2013
Food and service were excellent.
We had a table at the edge of the bar. Agree with previous reviews stating that one can hear expletives and there can be a swarming and loud group of 20-30 year olds at the bar. Not really appropriate for families or even dates on a Saturday night. However, it is a "social club" and people were having fun...as did we. As long as they spend money, the loud 20-30 year olds are worth it...if they don't, the owners should get rid of them as they probably drive a lot of business away."
Dined on 9/14/2013
My wife and I went to the Social
Club for our anniversary and enjoyed the food and the wine very much. Our server was very helpful with suggestions and made the evening very pleasant. The salted crème desert was a great way to finish off the meal."
Dined on 9/8/2013
This restaurant has more potential
than we got to experience. The service was off, forgot to give us menus, server was over booked on tables and no one came to our table for quite awhile. Think they all stayed up too late the night before. Food was good. The smoked short rib hash was amazing, but need more meat less potato. They ran out of their signature biscuits. Two really good cocktails made by the bartender who was also moving a little slow. Maybe next time."
Dined on 9/1/2013
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