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.
Roasted Beet Salad
mixed greens / oranges / gorgonzola
fresh lemon / herbs / vegetables / potatoes
pan-seared shrimp / clams / calamari / light pomodoro sauce
My only complaint was that the tables were too close together. They did not seem 6 feet apart.
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.
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.
Social is a great place with great service and fis. Don't miss out, a must go place
Food & service was great!
As always Social delivered. Friendly staff and the best bartender make for a great night out time after time!
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.
Nice atmosphere with good music,good for date
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.
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.
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.
Food and cocktail were both great. Service was very professional.
Nice place for a birthday dinner with some friends. They did have specials tried the steak and it was amazing.
Excellent wait staff and excellent food!
Amazing. Love everyone that works there
Always delicious with a wonderful staff
Tables were a little closer together than they probably should have been. Food was excellent, service was excellent and the owner is very attentive.
What a delightful experience. The owner is wonderful and the waitstaff attentive. Will definitely be going back.
Great New Year’s Eve dinner- thank you !
Great food, service and overall feel.
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!
Overall we had a nice dinner
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.
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.
Excellent food and service
Birthday - service was excellent, atmosphere was very nice
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
Amazing place with amazing food and amazing staff!
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.
Surprised to see people walking in without masks. Owner never wore one that we saw at dinner
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.
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.
Dinner was great; staff was friendly. We enjoyed ourselves!
First time and we are definitely coming here again! Fantastic people fantastic food!
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.
Food and service great love the tables between the plants. Spray to remove mosquitoes. But great experience
There is nothing like going to Social. A great experience every time I go and will never stop going.
Consistently great food and service! Would highly recommend.
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.