Social - Ottawa
I was very excited to try the social as I had heard from friends that is was very good, however when I ordered my meal I was very disappointed that the food was boring and not very tasty. I ordered the chicken and there was nothing great about it at all. Also my husband ordered the steak and for $48 it was definitely nothing to write home about. Also the steak did not come with a side which was quite disappointing. I would not recommend this restaurant as it was definitely very expensive for the quality you got. Also our drinks were not great. I ordered a spicy bloody mary and it was very watered down with hardly any taste.
Location and Ambiance is very good ! Had been here before and was always quite satisfied however this time was disappointed with food quality and quantity.
Waiter was great, funny and provided wonderful service. He really made our visit special. Both the waiter & the chef easily accommodated my (less common) food intolerance with a slight dish modification which made my dining experience wonderful! Great ambience on the patio for all 4 of us!
Food was not good.... salmon dry and no flavour at all. Lamb was tough and fatty. Service was even worse that then food. Water served warm and no offer of more water for the rest of our meal. Server was not good for this type of dining. Name??? We went using our gift card. Son was very disappointed as he had bought 2 each for $100.00
Salmon under heating lamps for a long time - completely dry. Seafood pasta with canteen type sauce. Poor wine list. Service good. Over-hyped and pretentious, but very nice courtyard (in summer).
Hi RichardB, Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I would very much like to discuss your concerns so that we may address any issues that you had. We have a professional staff that takes these reviews to heart and want to ensure that you, and all guests do not have an experience like you described. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.
We went for our anniversary. Initially we were sat outside (our request) but as the evening progressed and temperatures dropped a little we asked to be moved inside and this was no trouble at all. Todd was our waiter and he was amazing. His breadth of knowledge of various gins and wines to accompany our meal was impressive. Nothing was too much for him. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with incredible food. We had the wild boar, lamb, duck and cheese board. Absolutely devine. Thank you !
Hi LeenaG, Thank you so much for your kind words, and congratulations again on your anniversary! Todd and all of us at Social look forward to hosting you again and wish you all the best!
Unfortunately I ordered the salmon and it came very overdone. The waiter acknowledged the issue and spoke with the chef and then apologized but was still charged for the total plate, when more than half was not eaten.
Food was great, Todd our server was very knowledgeable and very nice, atmosphere was great. Would definitely recommend.
Food was great but took extremely long to arrive, they later told us that there was a mix up in the kitchen and our food was just cooking.
Great location, yummy food and a beautiful patio and décor.
10/10 would recommend!
The patrio at Social is lovely. It's very cozy with the couches and trees overhead. The happy hour specials are excellent. The sliders are delicious and so are the squash croquettes. I would definitely recommend for the patio and happy hour. The service on the patio is excellent as well.
Food was great - Moroccan Lamb and a burger - both were very good. Our server was super sweet. The wine was delicious. But the service was extremely slow - and I mean it. We got bread with an apology - at the same time as our entres and waited for over 30 min for a standard dessert. For a restaurant of this caliber it is unacceptable.
The appetizers were ok but main meals were wonderful
Thank you so much for your visit Linda! We are very happy you enjoyed your dinner, and we will up our appetizer game for you next visit!
Great food although a bit of a slow wait and th a/c didn't appear to be working on the hot day we visited.
Went for Sunday Brunch. Restaurant was quite empty but service was very slow. Food was good. Overall ambience was good.
While the food was good, the service was horrible. The server was slow, did not come back and we were unable to order a second round of drinks because we couldn’t find her.
Great for all occasions. Dinner dates, business dinners and celebrations.
Excellent service and menu.
Very professional service.
Food was great and it was very nice to sit outside in the courtyard. Although the waitress was knowledgeable, she wasn’t particularly friendly. It took quite a while to be served our initial drinks. Overall recommended.
Great ambiance, loved the music and the vibe in this establishment was perfect for date night.
Decent enough food but an unexplained 50-minute wait for food. Waiters were apologetic but management was indifferent. Our tough luck I guess.
It is probably the 50th or 60th visit there. It has always been consistent, this is why I go back.
We had to wait an hour past our reservation time for a table. The staff were extremely kind and apologetic about the delay. Food and drinks were good too!
It's simply an amazing culinary experience, from the decor and ambiance right to the food and desserts.
Disappointing food. I invited a client to Social based on good review scores from OpenTable. However, the experience was disappointing. We both made the mistake of ordering salmon, and neither of us liked it and I couldn't eat but a few bites. The salmon was very "fishy" smelling and tasting.
It's well situated and the cocktails were competent, but the service was slow at first then improved and the food was 'ok/good' not necessarily the level you would expect. The sockeye salmon was well presented but dry. That said, the French 75 cocktail was well balanced, so the place does merit another go.
My guests from Seattle and Texas were surprised at the alfredo sauce. Also stated the prawns were a bit to cool for their liking. Overall satisfactory but not as stellar as I was hoping it might be. Think I'd try another spot before going back.
Beautiful restaurant in great neighborhood.. A good selection on menu and very good wine list. Took them awhile to get our wine order, but that may have been them just not being pushy. Once we got our wine, service was exceptional. Delicious entree and salad. Really a very delightful evening experience.
Service was slow, food was average, white wine was room temperature
We loved the atmosphere and the wait staff was great. Our waitress suggested perfect wines for each of our entrees. Really enjoyed the evening.
Good food, nice place and great service. The salmon was amazing!
Great spot to gather at the ByWard market with friends and family for a wonderful meal.
Mother’s Day brunch
We came here for my birthday and it was very good! Our server was fantastic!
Oysters were great. Server was very good.
I was disappointed with the lamb tagine as I was expecting a traditional tagine with more sauce and the meat was on top sliced in medallions not cooked with everything else.
Great restaurant. We went as a group of 6 for an early dinner on a Saturday. The place was comfortable and quiet enough for easy conversation within the group. Service was prompt and courteous, our waiter making an commendable effort to talk to us in French. Food was excellent throughout (steak frite, lamb tajine, beef stroganoff, cauliflower steak, pasta du jour). Fresh hot bread was delicious, beer was cold and the wine list did not disappoint.
We'll definitely be back!
Good attention to special dietary requirements (nut allergy). The steak was very good.
Overall I had a great first experience. Service was great and so was the food.
Entres was delicious (Burger)! 5/5 Dessert was ok 3/5 (Brownie)
Service, atmosphere and ambiance were pleasing. My guest has dietary issues that were accommodated with grace and courtesy. The food was fine overall, but not especially remarkable. The noise level allowed for comfortable conversation. We were seated adjacent to a window looking out onto the street; a rainy night, it was pleasant.