Social 242 Lounge & Grill

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Social is a modern meeting point. A place to eat, drink, and socialize for special occasions, and for casual everyday affairs.

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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.8
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Too loud. It’s basically a bar. But the food was very good and well priced.

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vipJames
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the service. A fun lively place.

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Odyssey
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was very good. Somewhat disappointed with one of our entrees. Prime rib somewhat fatty and yorkshire a little overdone. Prepared to write off as a one-time experience - still a fan of the Social.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Social 242, but won’t be our last. Food was fabulous- highly recommend the ribs! Service was outstanding. Decor was a little of everything..... restaurant, nightclub, bar?? We loved the eclectic nature of the place but you need to be prepared for large groups and noise of people just having fun. No quiet romantic dinner here. If you are looking for casual fun, good people and great food - this is your kind of place.

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Socialfoodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Based on the website we thought this place was a fine dining style restaurant. When we arrived it was a restaurant that was more of a lounge/bar. The lighting was too dark, we had to use our cell phone lights to read the menu, the music at the sinner hour, 6:15 pm, was what one would hear at a lounge/night club and the atmosphere was not really family restaurant. We had our 12 year old with us and it was a bit awkward. It would have been fine for adults but not kids. The food was good, portions huge. The table however was sticky, like a night club, and we had to ask our server to wipe it down before our food came. Overall, our experience was fine, we were expecting something different than we received.

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KristaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were excellent! We would definitely go again and take guests.

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Jayde
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Loved the beef tenderloin!

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Merl66
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Freundlicher Service, gute Auswahl an Speisen, auch jenseits von Burgern ! Angebot für ein 3 Gänge Menü fürfairen Preis !

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Please turn down the music...

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lexington
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really appreciated the vegan options that were available and the fact that it is 25% off of Food and Drinks on Mondays.

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sharond
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Great spot in Downtown Kelowna. The menu was great and choices fab. And originally at 7:30 when we arrived the atmosphere was nice dining, open to the patio out front but then about 9pm - the place turned into a very young nightclub type of vibe. We were not expecting that.

so.. overall a good stop as long as you are out before 9pm. (if you want to talk to your dining partners at the table)

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vipTimS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Social is a hidden gem! And if I had to name the gem I’d say diamonds!!

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KianaM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went there on a Saturday evening, it was very nice, it was also not to busy which was great, the staff were great and the food was amazing!!

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AtmosphereGalore
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food, service, reasonable prices. Everything is icing on the cake.

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sebastiaanp
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service. Food was great. Drinks were amazing

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Wayner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointing visit this time. Wings were very salty, salad was just thrown together, salmon was very dry. Had to ask for cutlery, glass was sticky, no selection of NA beer. Tried 2 chairs with really loose legs.

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TonyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were sat down on time, but then server disappeared for over 20 mins. Then we watched as the server sat another big group, chatted for a while with what appeared to be her guy friends in the back, and then went and took food and drink orders from the big group. During all this, some of the floor and bar staff seemed to notice what was happening, but none of them actually came to check on us or anything. There were maybe a half dozen tables sat in the whole place and multiple servers, so its not like the server was actually too busy. We gave up and walked out, thankfully had a great experience at a different place. The whole vibe was very much that they just couldn’t be bothered.

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AnnetteB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was great, the service was great. (Thanks, Spicy Ty!). A large mid-20's birthday crowd came in and were seated across from us so it was very loud and boisterous. However, Ty was very good at handling us and them.
The food was well above expectations.

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JimD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was absolutely wonderful. The Caesar salad came with house made croutons that were crispy but not hard. Made in their own kitchen not from a box! Such a pleasant surprise. The salmon was very nicely cooked, not overcooked, and was surrounded by no less than 12 beautiful vegetables all cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back now that we've found this wonderful restaurant.

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WendyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To be wished a happy anniversary by 2 separate employees and receive a complimentary glass of champagne was very unexpected and appreciated. The food and service were top notch. We will absolutely revisit Social 242!

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KenB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Sadly, we had a bad experience and never got to eating there. We ordered what was supposed to be a double vodka martini, but was so small and def not a double. Had to leave as this spoiled our experience right from the get go.

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sebastiaanp
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, amazing food and drinks and great atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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ShariN
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to this restaurant for about 3 years now and not once have I been disappointed. The food is amazing, and the portions are very large, I usually end up splitting an entree. Even though we go at 5 to avoid a larger crowd and loud music, I still find the music is much too loud at that time that sometimes we have a hard time having a conversation. That is the only setback for me, but I will continue to dine here.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The most flavorable 3 course meal I had in a very long time. The best bruchetta, baked salmon accompained with 6 different vegetables on a bed of spinach absolutely outstanding. Turtle cheese cake was the perfect finishing touch. I will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome server. Food was slow to come out but was in no hurry.

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vipDebbieR
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, and portions were decent (I even took part of my meal home). Our server was very young, but did a great job looking after us.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The ribs were remarkably tender and delicious. They were very aware that to be Celiac safe, no cross-contamination of gluten is permitted, and they delivered an amazing meal that I didn't react to at all. Will return here for sure.

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RikVL
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Chicken wings were so small, they weren't worth it.

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NicolaH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we were seated for 10 minutes
no servers approached or acknowledged us, they looked the other way as they walked by us, so we left

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RondaC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service.. Starters Brochette, Bacon wrapped Prawns Main, Peach sauced ribs, dessert Turtle cheese cake. They always have a nice variety of vegetables,and love the roasted potato's .

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BernadetteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Visited from Vancouver. Friendly staff. Loud on Friday night. Great food

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TrishB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was an amazing night. The music got a little loud by the time we left though. I think we might have been crossing over into 'night club' time as we went from comfortable conversation to having to yell over the music. The food was EPIC and so was the service .. will definitely return!

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sebastiaanp
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place to go to. Great atmosphere great stuff overall super impressed.

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ReneeT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

4out of 5 meals were less than satisfactory .
Would not go back

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The social goes above and beyond with their vegan options! Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A bit pricy for portion size ! Great service !

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutley amazimg, best mussels we've ever had. The service was great the girls are friendly knowledgeable and accommodating.. we sat on the patio is tiny and it was situated right out front on the street so you felt a bit exposed but the seating is so cozy & comfortable it makes up for it. OVERALL EXPERIENCE 9/10

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NickK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We chose the three course menu option and were very pleased with the food quality and quantity. Our food was fresh, piping hot and tasty. Our server Jessica was polite, informative and very attentive to any of our wants. Great job Jessica and Social! We will be back.

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Atarimcp
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Seems our service was really slow the last couple times we were at the venue.
We were not in any hurry at all so it did not matter to us at all, but it was noted that it took longer than usual to come out.
Anyways, not a big deal, was great food and drinks held us down good :)

Cheers

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JessicaM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Excellent drinks

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