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For 2
7:00 PM
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Social - Ottawa

582 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Opened in the summer of 1999, SOCIAL was conceived as the perfect blend of restaurant and bar. It was envisioned as a place where guests could enjoy an evening drink without feeling obligated to order dinner too, but where a sizzling menu meant that food was always an excellent option. When its doors first opened, SOCIAL was the first restaurant in the capital to regularly feature a live DJ, which instantly gave it a reputation for innovation. Ten years later, SOCIAL continues to deliver, known in the capital city for its imagination and its chic, modern vibe. With fifteen-foot ceilings, ultramodern decor and gorgeous exposed stone walls, the space offers an unparalleled atmosphere for a sit-down dinner or some after-work cocktails. Guests can expect high-quality professional service and a menu to match, proving that SOCIAL is truly a downtown destination that has it all.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Bistro, French / Canadian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon- Sat 11:30am - 3:00pm
Social Hour Daily 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - Close.
CLOSED Sundays (January - May)
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Phone number
(613) 789-7355
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Martin Levesque
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Let us host your next corporate dinner or special occasion. We love to celebrate! Please call for details.
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Cross street
George / York
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Parking details
We are located between George St. and York St. on Sussex Drive. You can find meter parking and 2 parking garages on York Street. Parking is also available across the street at 700 Sussex Drive and around the market area.
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Public transit
There are public transit stops on Rideau street and at the Rideau Center (which is within walking distance).
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Live music can be heard every Wednesday night in the summer on the Courtyard - a mix of jazz, acid jazz and blues. An assortment of DJs are spinning on Friday and Saturday nights all year round.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour every day!from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 582 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We dined there for Valentines 2018. A fixed menu. We were seated at a wonderful table. The service was delightful and friendly. The food was delicious. Good selection of Wine. Knowledgeable staff. They have a summer patio located at the back of the restaurant in this beautiful stone courtyard. Very Quebec City-ish... We would go there again.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Quality of food was good.
They need work on veggie options. The set menu app was just the meat removed (half the value). Staff was really nice. Our waitor disappeared for a while and none of our food for such great dishes were explained to us. It was alright. Nothing was bad. Just missing the details to make it special. The bartender and the cocktails were epic.

JoelleC (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Valentine's day menu was more limited than I thought. The food was good, not great for the price. The cheese souffle was warm, not hot. I'm not sure if the rating for the food is fair considering this isn't your typical menu but we were disappointed in the food unfortunately.

richardroy (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We shared the Oysters and salad but we each had the Duck confit, it was just perfectly delicious. As we were full and satiated we did not have a chance to experience the desserts.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great service.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Visiting my daughter . The food was yummy and the waitress was very nice . She was pleasant not pushy and very attentive st the same time. Excellent bonding with my adult children.

Thomas (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The staff are wonderful and friendly and the food was great. The ambience is beautiful at night with the candles at every table. I would absolutely recommend for special occasions.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great spot- food was amazing. Not a lot on the menu which is fine and most of the dishes are quite rich. Lovely overall and would recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

They treated us like old friends. Great service and delicious food

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the ambiance amazing. We will return!