Social

4.5
229 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Outdoor dining available!

Social is a contemporary restaurant and lounge in Somerville that specializes in offerings that are perfect for sharing. With a regular menu and party menu, it is not difficult to solve those hunger pangs. With a full bar and manager’s hour specials during the week on drinks and appetizers, Social is the ideal place for being “social.”

The social sharing plates include classic favorites like calamari, nachos and ahi tuna, as well as tasty beef empanadas, Thai vegetable spring rolls and spicy shrimp. Hearty appetites will love the entrees including braised lamb shank, filet mignon and various handheld options such as a grilled vegetable sandwich. Eight classic dishes with options for chicken, veal or shrimp are also favorites. Lunch, dinner and evening entertainment are all great reasons to check out Social.


What 229 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andyw1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My only complaint was that the tables were too close together. They did not seem 6 feet apart.

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vipKC604
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was just mediocre at best. Flatbread was more like a Sicilian pizza and the short rib raviolis were covered in way too much marinara and cheese. The tuna special was also mediocre lacking tremendous flavor.

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LydiaA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Social is a great place to go and meet friends. We sat outside, which was fun and made it easier not to worry about being indoors. I would recommend Social to others.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social is a great place with great service and fis. Don't miss out, a must go place

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MiaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was great!

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vipinfobrkr
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As always Social delivered. Friendly staff and the best bartender make for a great night out time after time!

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vipvsvs
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was our third visit; first one during COVID. I was appalled to see the owner and host walking WITHOUT a mask. Absolute NO social distancing - we were 1.5 ft apart from all tables. Restaurant filled till 85% capacity. Poor service and even the food value has gone down. There are MANY wonderful, safe restaurants in Sommerville. Try those.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with good music,good for date

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CherylW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. However, table of eight next to us was extremely loud.Unfortunately, it took away from the ambience but I know it was out of the control of the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social is an excellent place for any occasion. Everyone from the owner to the wait staff are exceptional from the minute you walk in the door.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!

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magsmom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and despite being very busy it was carried off seamlessly. The food was delicious but we do hope that the sushi bar comes back soon!! Always one of our favorite places for a romantic night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and cocktail were both great. Service was very professional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place for a birthday dinner with some friends. They did have specials tried the steak and it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Love everyone that works there

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vipDeirdre
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with a wonderful staff

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Dana
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tables were a little closer together than they probably should have been. Food was excellent, service was excellent and the owner is very attentive.

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ColleenM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful experience. The owner is wonderful and the waitstaff attentive. Will definitely be going back.

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vipSarah
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve dinner- thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall feel.

JK
JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, food, very friendly staff and ownership, great spot for a date night or night out with friends. The signature cocktails are also spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Overall we had a nice dinner

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vipBarbK
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

4 of us meeting for Book Club. Picked Social because it was convenient place to meet. Food was very good - 2 had the Salmon - loved it - I had the clams over linguine with shrimp added - also very good - one had the ravioli - also good - we started with a salad and the mushroom flatbread - we all shared - large portions - delicious. A few glasses of good wine - and the apple sangria - yum - all in all a good night - we were in a cozy table - room was chilly at first - dined at 5:30 - but warmed up as the night went on - staff was excellent - only catch is to ask for the prices on the specials - they are given without prices - when asked we found that a few were $39 - which was high for Somerville. Stick with the regular menu and you will not be disappointed. *Please leave good tips for the staff - they are working with just 25% capacity - support them.

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MaraC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat in the bar area, so the moderate noise level was to be expected. The service was great. The food was good and the fall-themed cocktails added a nice touch.

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maiello79
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipGregT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - service was excellent, atmosphere was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here! Such creative drinks and an amazing selection of food for great prices. Good vibes, good music. No other place in the area that you can get that vibe with the low prices! Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with amazing food and amazing staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and was greeted by the owner. Amazing food and service. Drinks were perfect. But I can't believe I have never been here. It was truly top notch. Only thing was owner was not wearing a mask while walking around.

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vipLindaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Surprised to see people walking in without masks. Owner never wore one that we saw at dinner

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GermanF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining at Social was very pleasant. The trees, shrubs and tents surrounded the tables providing a cosy and enjoyable dining experience. There were no other diners at the time hence it was nice and quiet. Service was attentive. Food was quite good. Towards the end another couple arrived and the lady had a loud voice so I could imagine being noisy if there were even more diners. Overall we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The drinks were very good. The food was good, but maybe overpriced, and it came out cold. I would consider this spot better for happy hour rather than dinner.

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vipBobby
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great; staff was friendly. We enjoyed ourselves!

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vipLisaS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we are definitely coming here again! Fantastic people fantastic food!

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AndrewF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. They have a nice set up on their lawn outside which is outstanding . Cocktails are always delicious and food never disappoints . Owners are personable and always making sure guests are happy. I highly recommend Social.

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MiguelM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great love the tables between the plants. Spray to remove mosquitoes. But great experience

JB
JackieB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like going to Social. A great experience every time I go and will never stop going.

JA
JenniferA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service! Would highly recommend.

FAQs

Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 704-8444.

Social is rated 4.5 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.