Social

4.3
245 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 a cozy atmosphere, Social is the ideal place for being “social.”

The social sharing plates include classic favorites like calamari, boneless wings, as well as tasty homemade rice balls, and coconut shrimp. Hearty appetites will love the entrees including braised boneless short ribs, filet mignon and handheld options such as a grilled chicken sandwich & homemade burgers. Classic dishes with options for chicken, pasta, and seafood are also favorites. Lunch, dinner and evening entertainment are all great reasons to check out Social.


What 245 people are saying
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IngridK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I highly recommend social!
Very friendly staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pasta was not cooked well but rest was good.

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vipYvetteK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner at Social this weekend. The menu was cut back from my pre covid visit ( no sushi) but totally understandable. Drinks were yummy and the food really good. Outdoor area was nice, the table could have been a little bigger. Overall great experience, will be back.

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vipAdriana
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Fantastic food & drinks

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Kailyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date night! The food was delicious and the manager was very friendly. Will definitely return!

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vipSouthGrandResident
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They were ready for us when we arrived. The owner/manager greeted us and genuinely made us feel welcome in his establishment. Server was professional and pretty attentive. He was pulling duty waiting tables and working the bar. So he was stretched thin. He was doing his best and did a great job.

I’m a Southerner, and I forgot to ask if the iced tea was brewed - it’s not, and it was gross. But the server was gracious in taking it back. The Mea was otherwise excellent and everyone liked what they had. It was fresh and well-presented. It was pretty pricey for the portion sizes, but considering everything seemed hand-prepared (not frozen and warmed up) and the upscale atmosphere, it seemed about right.

If we’re in the area again, we would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! We had outdoor seating and a few mosquitoes were bothering me . The owner got a bug repellant spray out for me and offered it . First time a restaurant owner has done that . They take special care . Will be back

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Lindsay
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Staff wears really really strong perfume, cologne - its really over powerful. Portions are small, both appetizers and entrees. Outside was really nice, staff is attentive and complimentary bread was delish. Chicken was good, but over cooked. I’d go back to try again but isn’t going to be somewhere I’d put on rotation.

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jenb
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was average and the service was not very friendly. The overall cleanliness I would say was average as well. Nothing from my experience was bad, but nothing was great either.

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jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was amazing, The service was lovely and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Different experience since Covid, restaurant was not busy, no happy hour, no bartender besides owners. Food was delicious. Service was mainly owners/managers and though not busy, felt a bit rushed. Taking plates away and asking if you wanted coffee or dessert while others at the table were still eating their dinner.
I would not go back right away, hopefully when things get back to normal, I'd give them another chance. Food was still very good!

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vipEmily
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was good but the service was a bit slow. For an 8:00 reservation our dinner arrived at 8:55. Not sure when we ordered but it was a normal progression/timeline. We also had to ask for our water to be refilled but it was dark on the patio, so it might have been hard to see.

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CollinN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good people. An enjoyable evening. I would recommend Social and will be going back.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Owner and waiter not wearing masks. Out of most food items. After an hour and a half with only drinks and apps, I confronted owner about no service and lack of masks and he basically told me to leave. We were then confronted by the waiter in the parking lot, who decided to put in a mask, who told us that he was vaccinated. Great, we are too, but the mandate is still in place. First and only visit.

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AnthonyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the entire experience. The food the drinks the ambiance the service. Everything was great.

Our orders took a little longer than expected, but that was only because they were busier than expected.
The owners came over asked how everything was. Refilled drinks, talked and laughed. Made us feel really welcome.

We will definitely be going back!!!

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AnitaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

The service was great the food was good but nothing exceptional.

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Andyw1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
23 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
13 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
3 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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DinaK
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
23 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
38 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
vipJohnK
New York Area
2 reviews
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

FAQs

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

Social is rated 4.3 stars by 245 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.