Social is a contemporary restaurant and lounge in Somerville that specializes in offerings that are perfect for sharing. With a regular menu, sushi 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. The sushi and sashimi menu is very comprehensive as well. Lunch, dinner and evening entertainment are all great reasons to check out Social.
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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM
The restaurant was nice. It was very noisy and difficult to converse with our party.
When I arrived I was promptly seated. The table I was given was dirty so I asked for it to be cleaned which the waiter and the host quickly apologized and cleaned the table. Drinks are ok I personally believe they are overpriced for the type of alcohol they use “House”, which is the cheapest. I didn’t like the drink I ordered at the beginning and the waiter immediately exchanged it for one that he recommended. The food is excellent!! The place is very nice. Overall my experience was good and I do recommend it.
Was visiting ASGA Hall of Fame in Far Hills and wanted to find a nice restaurant for lunch in the area. Open Table lured us to Social and it did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious lunch with generous portions. Attentive wait staff, even with a large event going on near us. Beautiful setting. A very good find!
Server seemed quite busy in a slow restaurant. Food quality and taste was great.Chicken Francaise and mozzarella salad were perfect, but the prices were a bit high. Mozzarella salad was $10, and the main dish was $25. Overall, I would visit again, but the prices on the main dishes are $3-$5 per plate too high.
Service was great
Food was exceptional
An enjoyable experience
We wanted to try something new so we looked at Open Table for suggestions in our area. We also wanted somewhere that wouldn't break the bank. Social was the perfect fit. The food was delicious and nicely priced. I would definitely go back.
Awesome service and wonderful specials :)
This is quickly becoming one of our local favorites. Good food, friendly ownership and wait staff. Great value!
Social is a must try, fantastic all around. The food is great and service is wonderful. Very warm and inviting ambience. Been here a few times, love this place!
We ate in the bar area. The service was terrific. Staff was friendly and energetic. My vodka Gibson was great. The food was so so. It was extremely difficult to have a conversation. The acoustics are such that all conversations merge in a cone of noise.
We had a great time here! We had a drink at the bar and "The Social" could be my new favorite drink. When we went into dining room to eat, the variety from sushi to empanadas really made it fun! Dinner was also excellent. What put this place over the top for me was the owner came over to our table and treated us special. Our waiter was equally entertaining and professional. We will be back!
My wife and I really enjoy trying new places, and we often rely on the reviews on OT to guide us. In this instance, we felt a little letdown, and felts Social was an okay restaurant but lacked the sophistication and execution the reviews led us to believe we would find.
Not the best way to start an evening: we were taken to our table near the kitchen and there was an incredibly potent smell of old garbage. First impressions matter.
The owner was incredibly friendly, and the staff was professional. But, the menu was all over the place, our starter and my entree were very overly salted, and although not bad we found the food somewhat typical and unimaginative.
Great food and awesome service
Service was excellent and the food was great!
It's our NEW favorite!! Celebrated my new job, and now it's become so much more!!
Very nice dinner, food service just a little loud for talking .
This is was my first time at Social and it won’t be my last! The atmosphere was lovely, the service was outstanding and the food was fantastic! We also got to meet the owner who was visible and personally came around to say hello and ensure we were having a outstanding dining experience!
There are also separate dining areas for small parties.
I would recommend going to Social. You won’t be disappointed!
Good service and great food
Entrance to the restaurant is not easy to figure out
By far one of the best restaurants in Somerville. Met a few friends for apps and cocktails and this place was excellent. Wait staff was attentive and experienced. Will definitely be making this a weekly ritual.
Social is always our go-to spot in Somerville. Best sushi around, creative cocktails, and something on the menu for everyone. Service is top notch.
Very interesting menu and specials. Everything was delicious - we ordered specials. Service was excellent. Owner oversees everything and is very friendly.
Overpriced and average food. Service for mediocre
Service was really slow. They did not apologize. Food was poor
Ahi tuna app was excellent. enjoyed entire meal will go again soon
Social was a wonderful surprise. Food was excellent, menu had great options for both food and drink. We were made to feel very welcome and the ambiance was warm and romantic. Had a great date night with my husband and definitely plan on returning.
Pablo took care of our dining requirements I am a vegetarian and found the attention and quality of food served exceptionally good
We like going to social because of the wonderful food and atmosphere. This last visit met our expectations. I will say that I was a little disappointed at the service. Initially it was fantastic; attentive without being overbearing, informative, etc. However, after we finished our meal and they cleared the plates, our waiter disappeared; we had to ask for dessert menus and then we had 3 people serving us. Not sure what happened, but it will not deter us from going back.
Food and service was very good. Owner was very present and mingled with everyone.
Service is the best. Wait staff are helpful and very personable. The menu is varied and the food is prepared to your liking. Saturday nigh wait staff, Enrico and Fame are the best.
Social never disappoints! Excellent food, modern and trendy atmosphere, and staff is always friendly and on the ball. Excellent choice for any occasion. Five star experience once again!
Service was outstanding. Portions were large and our entrees were prepared very well. My sirloin was delicious caramelized onions. Delicious but the cut of meat had too much fat and was difficult to cut and even harder to chew. The manager offered me something else but I was filled up from the shared plates we ordered. They did not charge me for the steak.
It was our first time at Social. What a wonderful surprise. Great food, great service & very friendly owners. We will definitely be back!
It took over 45 minutes just to get our salads and this was only after we asked what was taking so long. The food was good but unfortunately it was so loud we could not even hold a conversation across the table. Couldn’t get out of there soon enough and not planning to return any time soon. Disappointed.
Wonderful variety of food to meet the varied tastes of my family. The Ahi tuna appetizer was so good that we ordered three! Busy bar as the Friday might progressed so the drinks slowed down a bit, but the service was attentive. Highly recommend!
went for new years eve. we ordered 4 of the small plates which was plenty of food for the 2 of us. however the entrees looked good also. the place had a very friendly upbeat vibe to it. staff was attentive without being overbearing. had a very good time and will be back.
Fabulous everything. Best of the best.
Always a great experience at Social. Great atmosphere and always great service. Liz made great cocktails, we shared the calamari appetizer which is lightly battered, not brown and over fried. Then we shared the special stuffed pork chop filled with spinach and mozzarella with mashed potatoes and mushrooms. Not dry, done just right.
I think there was a great selection of appertizers and salads. I tried to talk my table into doing a "small" plates thing and split a pasta but we went traditional with app/entree. Not sure how the sushi rolls would fit or blend with main courses but definitely would work if you went small plates.
I was very impressed by this restaurant. Food and ambiance were terrific! My wife and I enjoyed it very much and will be going back.