The Social
The Social

The Social

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesocialrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 661-799-9157
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Higinio Ventura
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Lage 6617558258

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Social
The Social is a creative dining place, where you’ll enjoy a refreshing environment along with friendly companionship, and the finest mixture of drinks with Martinis. Our chefs are ready to serve you with tasteful appetizers, fresh tossed salads, pastas, and a variety of entrees. We cordially invite you to experience our specialty drinks at The Social! The Social offers great dishes in an art deco setting with great service. The menu includes but not limited to wonderful appetizers, delicious soups, super salad, fresh fish, mouth watering pastas, and excellent entrees (Lamb, New York steaks, Filet Mignon, Lobster, pork Loin, etc.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Social reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (16)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We've celebrated a couple anniversaries at The Social because we know it will be a nice evening. The filet and lobster was great but the lobster bisque is a fav. After more than a dozen visits there for dinner, it has become our fav restaurant. And being in Newhall is nice because it is in our neighborhood. But I think The Social a real gem in the Santa Clarita Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the social
    terry
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    we hadn't dined at the social in some time ( a definite miss on our part ) . service was crisp and friendly and the food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Social evening
    TruckeeDiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great place to go with friends. Great Service, Great Food - I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    snappro
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another excellent dining experience at The Social. WE are never let down by the quality of the food and the professionalism and courtesy of the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good experience.
    jagajakVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Consistency is so important a place like this, and I believe they nail it. We dine here often and each time we leave completely satisfied. Great service great food attentive owner. For the first time ever I would have liked them to address earlier a table of about six women who were out of control drinking and YELLING and laughing so loud that it disturbed the entire place. Some people are just rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night Out
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We brought friends who had never dined at The Social before. They agreed the atmosphere is trendy & friendly. The Social salad was refreshing and the "Cuban Style Skirt Steak" was a big hit as well as the "Baked Penne". Service was excellent and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!
    teachermom1954VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My daughter and I ate here. This was a very nice place. We are always looking for different places and this was a great find. Food was very good, service was good. They specialize in Martinis. They have an entire menu for them so if you like Martinis this is a place you need to visit. Will for sure go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pastalover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Social is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants. The food is always great and the service couldn't be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Good as Usual
    m1chael
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been going to the Social fir years and have always had a good experience. Patrick the owner, is always welcoming and available to accommodate your needs. I believe this to be the best restaurant in the Santa Clarita Valley, which is better known for it's abundance of average restaurants. The food is always prepared well and has a very diverse menu. Good but not the most extensive wine list, however the martini list makes up for it. I usually have a Grey Goose martini straight up which is mixed perfectly. StrIp mall location is forgotten once you step through the door. Well worth the drive. Closed Mondays.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great restaurant
    Eathere
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We loved our recent reservation to The Social. Food was excellent and the staff was also great. We will return as often as we can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Social on Sunday
    agab
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went Sunday late afternoon...our fave time to avoid crowds, and found a well appointed friendly place. Jennifer was superb, with product knowledge and great persona to boot. The food, service and milieu were grand.We just moved to Valencia, and The Social is now our dining destination.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent & Locally Owned
    momandpopdiner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Patrick and his staff never disappoint. The menu is is diverse and the drink menu has something for everyone. We are always treated like family and Patrick is always willing to get creative with the menu. All you have to do is ask. The bar is great for an intimate happy hour or a casual drink any time. The Social is a Santa Clarita gem that beats the local chain restaurants hands down every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gem in Newhall
    Keltech
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is a great little restaurant. So many martinis your head will spin! Smallish menu but each item very good. Desserts are special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Was looking for a new place never been to & this was a nice surprise in an area of town you wouldnt expect. Very good food & service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as always
    NewhalresidentVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food and service was wonderful as always, and Patrick is so friendly and warm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A find in Santa Clarita!
    Saffi2050VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Really good food here! Lots of parking, easy to find, great place to meet friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    ItalianFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I'm normally not a fan of strip mall dining, but The Social's food makes it worth the less than stellar ambiance. They've done their best to make the inside inviting and classy, but you can still tell you're in a strip mall. None of this matters, though, because the food is AMAZING!! And that's what we go to restaurants for, right? A+ for food. The staff was also wonderful. Very attentive, professional and friendly. I would go here again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the The Social reviews archive.
  • Social
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, great service, a perfect neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Socializing at the Social
    TomT
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Our first time to this restaurant, and we found it to be a 'keeper.' Entree selections were varied and the ones we tried were very good. We didn't try the Martinis this time, but we had an excellent Shiraz from the wine list. Definitely will go on our 'best' restaurant list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Eileen
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It was our first time at this restaurant. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The service was great. The meal was well paced. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with Prix Fix Menu
    cmo661
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The lamb was excellent, but the lobster ravioli was just mediocre. There was so much cheese on top, that you couldn't really even taste the lobster. We would have preferred to order off the regular menu, but unfortunately since it was Valentine's day, they only had a Prix Fixe menu to choose from. We will definitely go back, but not on a holiday. We have dined there on other occasions and really enjoyed other options on the full menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, the food was very
    scvlilgem
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As always, the food was very good. I have been several times and this was the first time for my dining partner. He enjoyed his filet. Said: "it melts in your mouth"! Great job, Patrick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the evening
    CJWOD
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I had not been to The Social for a long time. I was impressed by the very nice menu. The service was a bit slow but courteous and accommodating... They were very busy. I will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the social - terrific as usual
    terry
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    have never been disappointed with a meal or the service at the social and tuesday was no exception. the mushroom soup, seafood newberg special and chicken marsala were exceptional. patrick, the owner, greets diners and spends time ensuring everyone is happy with their selections and the service. he has a passion for providing an exceptional experience for each guest. the restaurant sits in a very unassuming strip center but is certainly worth finding if you enjoy great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    lovely
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We dined early, done by 7:15. Had great service and very good food. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and the Social served us a yummy bday type cake at the end of the meal. A good time had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best restaurants
    GColvin
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    One of the best restaurants in Valencia. This place in a hidden gem tucked in the Old Orchard Shopping Center. One of our favorite places to go out to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    KathyC
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went here for the first time on New Year's Eve. We had been meaning to try this place for ages, but just now got around to it. I wish we'd come earlier. The menu had a wide variety with something to please everyone, a nice wine list with reasonable prices, and fantastic martinis. (They don't skimp on the alcohol, either.) The service was impeccable, friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Our wine showed up simultaneously with our entrees. My husband's lobster thermidor and my filet mignon were both excellent. If you are looking for a restaurant that does classic dishes perfectly and has great service, this is the place. Don't look for trendy bizarre ingredients. We were very happy with our meal and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve at the Social
    Teacherspet
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We booked a table for 5 adults and two babies in highchairs. Our table was set up and ready for us when we arrived. Our server came over and fussed over the babies and from the moment we arrived made sure that ALL of our needs were taken care throughout the entire time we were there. She was wonderful! We ordered martinis from their LONG martini menu and enjoyed them a lot. Their chopped apple salad is really good and we all ordered the filets that were cooked perfectly. My only minor concern was wit the sides that came with the filet. The roasted potatoes were a little dry and the veggies could have been cooked a little more. We would recommend this restaurant to our friends and will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just got home from dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Just got home from dinner at The Social. Tonight was my first time back there after several years - I just never remember to go there. Every time I have eaten there, the food and service has been excellent and the Osso Buco tonight did not disappoint me. The one thing that was the same tonight as every other time I've eaten there is the noise level, which was ear shattering. If you're looking for excellent food and service, and you don't mind having to talk above everyone else in the restaurant, then you should try The Social.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning and Neighborhood Gem
    GColvin
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We wanted a place to take the in-laws. I remembered that we liked the Social so we went there and had a great meal and drinks. The server Jen was very helpful. We will be back more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food very slow in getting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    food very slow in getting to the table, very busy restaurant, but too long of a wait for food to arrive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Social
    LincolnwineloverVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Using an OpenTable search we found this little gem in a strip mall the evening before Thanksgiving while making our way down Interstate 5 from Northern Cal to points south (exiting just in time to avoid the traffic congestion). Most of the action was in the noisy bar but service in the restaurant portion was slow nonetheless. Caribbean coconut satay was out of this world, "small" Caesar salad (which was NOT small) contained real anchovy and was quite delicious - and a great value at $4. Lobster ravioli was a bit salty but still very good and the shrimp gnocchi with pesto sauce was excellent. Wine list was not extensive but reasonably priced; we brought in a bottle of pinot noir and corkage was only $8.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find in shopping mall.
    MCRCVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Nice find in shopping mall. Came from out of town, hungry and found restaurant on Yelp. Good food and pleasant ambiance
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Have been in the Santa Clarita area for nine years and just found this resturant through Open Table. The martini menu is great, over 85 selections! The food was fantastic and the service very good. I would recommend this resturant, and I plan to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    CzarMeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Had a great time with some friends on our mom's night out. We all wanted a nice place to eat with a great bar selection. The other two in my party had not ever been there so it was a treat. Our service was wonderful from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    ladywolfdVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We arrived around 5:30 on a Friday night. We sat down in the dining room, which wasn't too busy; although the bar was lively. Service was impecible; manager even stopped by the table. They have a wide variety of martinis, so hubby had the Jolly Rancher, which he loved! We started off with calamari and lobster bisque-both were delicious. Now it was around 6PM, and the dining room was pretty full! I had the lobster ravioli (yes, I love lobster), and hubby had the New York Steak. Ravioli was rich and very tasty. Hubby liked the steak, although maybe a little too done for him - he likes it pretty rare. For my dessert, I had the King Kong martini, and hubby had the fruit sponge cake. Both scrumptious! We can't wait to try this place again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    This was a great place to have dinner. The bar was great, with an excellent selection. Service was perfect and the meals were well crafted and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special night out
    John
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint!! If you haven't been here ... You're missing out!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't judge a Chef by it's cover!
    LosAngelesFoodies
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We chose this based on Open Table reviews. It's located in a strip mall, one of many in this quadrant of the intersection. Had to wonder if we made a good choice. We are adventurous diners and what a surprise gem in the Santa Clarita Valley. The food was outstanding!! We could have been on Melrose or in NYC if we closed our eyes. We will return for more Chef delights. The Duck, Salmon and Top Sirloin are all winners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outrageously good martinis!
    Torie
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We went for a birthday outing Sunday night. The service was impeccable, the martinis (of which they have over 200 choices!) were delectable! My boyfriend ordered a steak and I ordered their special of the night, which was pork tenderloin. Unfortunately, both of them were overcooked and dry. We have been there several times and this was the first time we had a less than perfect meal. Perhaps they were just having a bad night. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.