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THE SOCIAL BAR AND TABLE

3.9
3.9
181 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
The Social Bar + Table offers diners the freshest farm to table options. As a FeastON and OCB restaurant, we take local very seriously. Our chefs prepare local food with international flavours and processes. The best of all worlds!! Give us a try. You won't be disappointed!!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 800-1152

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Liam Potvin

  • Catering

    We cater everything from staff lunches to large weddings. Check website for catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Birthdays, Retirement, Company Party, Weddings,

  • Neighborhood

    Port Hope

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch

    CA$30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    At The Social Bar + Table, we invite you for our Brunch experience every Sunday between noon- 3 PM. Our talented culinary team has carefully curated a selection of breakfast, sandwiches, and salads, using fresh ingredients, locally sourced.

What 181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Innovative

  • Southern Ontario

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. LB

    LaraB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very cozy place with great atmosphere and amazing food. Brisket was melt in the mouth! And loved the fried chicken
  2. KP

    KimberP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Social is a wonderful, cozy spot with delicious food and great service. Will definitely be back!
  3. WP

    WayneP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our reservation was at The Social, however, ended up in Twenty-Six. Was great
  4. L

    Lesleyv

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Ordered the brisket and polenta. The brisket was unexceptional and the gravy was water. For the cost it wasn't impressive. We started with the baked brie and it only came with 4 small slices of baguette which is not enough for the amount of brie. It was delicious though. For the cost, I'll try another spot in Port Hope next time.
  5. b

    blacknapkin

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    great overall suggest the restaurant check the bathroom ventilation.
  6. EA

    EricA

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Delicious soup and an attentive server made it a delightful lunch. Bit pricey.
  7. JW

    JohnW

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    On arrival we were told there were no tables (despite a reservation). There is another restaurant attached (Twenty Six) but were told all the tables there were booked as well. We asked to speak to the manager who explained they were overbooked via OpenTable reservations. He was able to seat us however (in Twenty Six) and provided us the menu from The Social. The meal was tasty but some portions were warm/cool. Good service.
  8. SH

    SHIRLEYR

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We were unhappy with our pickerel being served on top of a cold salad. This caused the fish to also be cold. An unusual offering on a chilly evening when we craved warmth, especially in our meal. Staff very pleasant and understanding.
  9. UE

    UrbanExplorer

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    One of those rare restaurants that has a limited menu with a real focus on something important, in this case, locally provided. Some intriguing items on the menu, with the brie dish worth a mention -- apple butter and walnuts work well with it. Brisket also good, but a little more in the way of veggies with it might work, although one wonders if meat-mad men are the most likely to pick it. Pickerel was intriguing, but the quinoa and veggies with it were cold! This cooled the fish as well. My wife had this and declined to complain, but she did not enjoy the meal as much as she should have.
  10. P

    Preston

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Overall we were looking forward to eating at the Social. We ended up leaving without the full experience. We did place an order which we were politely told was not available. We weren’t interested in steak, smoked cheese in two of the offerings were not appetizing (smoked cheese can be a bit overwhelming). We both started to feel uncomfortable, with the choices, and our server. We felt it was best to leave and try the Social at a better time. We have heard many good things but it just didn’t come together this time.
  11. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    One server only. Even before other people were arriving (we were there early and only patrons for the most part) service was slow and inattentive. Food variety was slim on the menu. Had the burger which wasn’t even listed on the menu. Table was wobbly and VERY close to the other tables- thankful they were empty as it would have been awkward.
  12. EB

    ErinB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Awesome fish tacos and the Social fries are always a favourite!
  13. SA

    SamanthaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The overall vibe was great. It’s moderately priced with a farm to table concept. Food, although good, is nothing special.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It was ok. They were out of coffee before even opening for brunch, which could’ve easily been brought in from any number of nearby stores and coffee roasters. No coffee at brunch is a strange thing. The food was ok, but not good enough to justify some of the other things. The service was a bit strange but friendly. We had to ask for condiments and salt and pepper weren’t brought. Seems like that should be an automatic. They never asked if we needed or wanted anything else, just brought us the bill and machine immediately after clearing our plates. Overall it was fine, but won’t go out of my way for it.
  15. JO

    JoeO

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Completely inexperienced staff and poor customer service
  16. TH

    TomH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to local place for a meal with family and friends. Always, great service and never a bad meal.
  17. PF

    PatF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was very good but we sat outside and the chairs were very uncomfortable
  18. TR

    TeamRobardo

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    It was a bit of a chaotic experience. They didn't ask about our reservations, and in the Open Table reservation form, there was an option for a $30 pp brunch menu. However, our server was not aware of it and neither was the kitchen. It seems they only had one server for the whole place, which meant that service was slow. The food was good though, but the ambiance did not seem the same from The Social Bar and Table of old.
  19. MN

    MichaelN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    food was outstanding; love the farm to table theme
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Positive from service to food to ambiance. Excellent food. Fresh local farm produce. Will be back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great , atmosphere was cozy . Very friendly and professional. We had the mushroom ravioli and the brisket sandwich. Both dishes were amazing . Wine and beer were tasty as well . Had the frozen peanut butter and strawberry for dessert, awesome ! Will definitely return .
  22. DS

    DonaldS

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent as was the Eggs Benny!
  23. s

    squishedfairy

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Slightly uncomfortable for any kind of conversation, there is nothing to buffer sound and tables are very close...
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal on the patio. We Had the scotch egg, fish tacos, and mushroom ravioli and they were all excellent. Service was good too. Only thing is the patio chairs are really really uncomfortable. Wonderful dining experience, though…and I’d definitely go back (and sit inside).
  25. DJ

    DenaJ

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Haven’t been to the Social since before the pandemic, it was as good or better than I remember. Really enjoyed it my only complaint is they need more room.
  26. LC

    LCeats

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was wonderful. Although we had a very particular person in our group, Jesse took perfect care of everything. We will be back.
  27. JR

    JeffR

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Decided to try a new to us restaurant for an average Saturday night out. Very disappointed…the ravioli dish was cold and gluey and the steak frites was almost inedible…the steak was not fresh, cold and drowning in a sauce…I also upgraded to a rib eye big mistake, it was the lowest quality rib eye I have ever eaten. Also the rib eye seemed to be cooked with a sous vide method and anyone who is familiar with rib eye knows it has to be grilled…will not be coming back to this place!!!!
  28. MB

    MacBeth

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The service and ambience were both lovely. Mussels and frites were great. My guest’s pasta dish was a bit ‘gluey’ and flavourless.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A Father’s Day brunch We have never been here before, but had a fantastic brunch ! All the food was freshly made, hot and delicious!!
  30. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    The breading on the fish tacos was over done & the fish had no taste the beef taco was chewy and the fries were over cooked and very salty
  31. S

    Sadie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It’s such a great and consistent spot! We had a little meeting for work and the server was respectful of our time and worked around our needs.
  32. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Brought our visitors here because We have been here before and loved it. However this time was not as enjoyable/good. We reserved our table in advance through the OpenTable ap, only to arrive at the restaurant with our guests and told our reservations had been cancelled. The server sat us in an adjacent restaurant which was currently closed (only open certain days). It was extremely quiet and felt strange. Our server had to return to the table twice to inform that they were out of selected beverage choices. Service was okay, she tried her best despite us being out of the actual restaurant and placed out of sight. Food was great as always. Even though I found this last visit disappointing and somewhat embarrassing, I would still recommend the social bar and table to others. The food is local, portions are fair, and it’s always delicious.
  33. JF

    JoanF

    Vancouver

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Port Hope. This is a small bistro but our waitress Claudette was wonderful. The food was amazing. We shared the power salad and then spring salad and the. Had the streak frites. Everything was delicious
  34. SB

    SBWatson

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Food is very good. We had the brisket and burger.
  35. e

    embee

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun dishes, great service. Because it is so focused on cooking from scratch using local products, don't be surprised if they run out of things, especially on busy weekends!
  36. KF

    KathleenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The hostess was gracious, responsive to all of our requests. The food was glorious, simple pub grub made with outstanding local ingredients and imagination. I have recommended it to all of our friends.
  37. LL

    LouL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I had a lovely lunch with friends and both food and service were wonderful. We did not feel rushed and were able to have a good visit. Would definitely recommend The Social!
  38. MM

    MicheleM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food is delicious, but this is a TINY, crowded and loud place. The floor slopes and you’re either pitched forward or leaning back. We were going to leave but they kindly offered to move us to the back room which was much quieter but that area wasn’t officially open so it was cold and dark.
  39. TI

    TItaD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal. Service was fantastic, food was great. The staff were all upbeat, they seemed to really enjoy their jobs. They were respectful and courteous with each other and the customers.
  40. MW

    MireilleW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Port Hope. Food and service are superior

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

THE SOCIAL BAR AND TABLE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 800-1152.

THE SOCIAL BAR AND TABLE is rated 3.9 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for THE SOCIAL BAR AND TABLE

26 Ontario St, Port Hope, ON L1A 2T7

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Port Hope

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Liam Potvin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (905) 800-1152

  • Catering

    We cater everything from staff lunches to large weddings. Check website for catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Birthdays, Retirement, Company Party, Weddings,

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