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.
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.
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.
Great food, great service.
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.
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.
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.
They treated us like old friends. Great service and delicious food
The food was delicious and the ambiance amazing. We will return!
Food was awesome and service was terrific. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The ambience was warm and friendly. We will definately go back again.
I have been going to social for a while now and was very excited to take my sister there for her first time. The food was out of this world, delicious and well presented.
Our waiter on the other hand is a different story. Several times throughout the night we had to ask a different server, the hostess and the people delivering water for assistance. She was very cold towards us and I stead of seeing if we wanted dessert after our meal we watched her do a shot at one table and share wine at another. Extremely frustrating when all you would like is a dessert menu. It also took more than 10 minutes for her to come with the machine to pay, we ended up asking the hostess walking by.
It's really left a sour taste in my mouth because I was so excited to take my sister there. If it wasn't for the food I wouldn't go back.
Went to Social about one month ago for the first time. I had heard about the place before and wanted to try it out. I was very empressed with the ambiance, the food, the service, the dj.
Pleasantly surprised that the girl who served us spoke french.
We asked for wine suggestions (red and light tasting wine) and she knew exactly what to recommend !
We had the tartare and the charcuterie plate. It was awesome !
We went back for a second time last Friday to celebrate one of my 2 daughter's birthday. We decided to go again with the tartare and charcuterie plate. I was a bit disappointed with the tartare, looked like hamburger meat! It was tasty but not as good as our first time.
The girl that served us also spoke a little bit of french and I was pleased by her making the effort. A bit disappointed on her knowledge of the wine list. Again we asked for her suggestion to recommend a light red wine. She didn't seem to know what to tell us, hesitating, her choice was disappointing.
My daugher had the steak and fries, one word for the steak : WOW! It melted in your mouth and the side garlic sauce for the fries was awesome !
My other daughter had the lamb which was very tasty and tender.
And I almost forgot the warm raisin bread !!!! It's to die for!!!!
The Social is a bit pricy (especialy the wine list) we went with the glass 20$ per 8 oz, because the bottle starts at around 70 $ and up.
It's a great place to go to for a special occasion.
We will go back for sure ;)
I just love this place, one of my constant Ottawa faves. I had to go and test out the new chef and loved everything from our amazing waiter, to the food, gorgeous ambiance...no no complaints.
My only complaint was with the service. There was no problem with the ordering of the food but we were engaged in a conversation between friends who hadn't seen each other for some time and were interrupted every five minutes with did we want this? Did we have enoigh bread? How were the first bites? Etc. And it wasn't the aame person but at least three different people. And I was trying to send off, politely, please leave is alone vibes. The table needs to be "read" better. Otherwise the occasion loses some of its enjoyment.
Great - booked a table for 13 only 10 mins before arriving. Couldn't have been more accommodating, seated our large table with minimal fuss quickly after we arrived. Both the food and the service were very good, everyone had an enjoyable evening. I would definitely return should I visit Ottawa again.
A few of us arrived early and they seated us right away. Server was courteous and knowledgeable. Service was quick without rushing us, server was around but didn’t hover. Food was excellent as were the drinks. They didn’t rush us out the door. We stayed for over two hours. Ambiance was good. Music wasn’t too loud as to impede conversation. Will definitely return.
I selected Social to impress a visitor. It is an impressive space but almost empty for Saturday lunch. Good service. I ordered a warm beet salad. Beets were not warm and rest of salad tasteless. It seemed not to have any dressing. Disappointing.
Excellent spot for a birthday. Ambiance was great! Quiet enough to have conversations as well.
I had a wonderful evening meal and (several) drinks here, with my sister. Absolutely gorgeous, lush and thoughtfully designed decor and several different dining rooms and area, make for an absolutely delightful ambience - whether for a night out with your sis, a group of colleagues, birthday gathering or a cozy, romantic date. The service was friendly and prompt, and the food was delicious. If I lived in Ottawa, this place would be a real trap! :) Highly recommended.
Poor service from waitress. Very slow and the place wasn’t crowded. She disappeared for a while before our main course came out (which was served by someone else) and never came back until after we finished. Ordered a medium steak. The steak was medium but charred on the outside to the point of being bitter tasting with every bit. But since she disappeared I had little choice... and when she did finally come back she never asked how the food was.
Definitely not worth the money we spent.