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Social Restaurant & Bar

4.5
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267 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Currently, we are open for Patio Dining, Indoor Dining, Takeout, Curbside Pickup and Delivery as we all work our way through this difficult time. Delivery is through Grubhub and DoorDash.

We are also able to offer family meals and custom catered items. Please call for details.

A casual American fare restaurant & bar, with a comfortably warm, inviting atmosphere and attentive, friendly staff. Daily lunch and dinner featured menu items. Sunday Blues Brunch with Live Acoustic Music. Validated parking in a covered garage.

City Style Dining with out the City Style headaches!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 267 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.4
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chowder is fabulous!

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vipwannabefoodie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server ever!! She was so attentive and on her game!!

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RACHELLER
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new patio is a nice way to spend the evening and the service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great environment and great management. We came late at night right before closing and still had amazing service and great food!

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TripletsAtHome
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great personalized service in a comfortable atmosphere. Good French fries

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vipceej
New England
61 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very ordinary at best.

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MariaC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food was rather expensive for the quality - it was nothing special and hence felt a bit overpriced. The food also took forever to come out of the kitchen.
The service wasn't great- the waitress didnt feel attentive - the hostess on the other hand was very nice and informed us of the parking validation and also advised that they would have a band coming in at 9am so that the noise level would go up.
Overall, wouldnt go there again sadly.

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vipNancyR
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a nice experience and a great waiter and a waitress that was training

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vipmmsm1
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We live in the neighborhood so it’s a convenient place to go to for drinks and to listen to some really good live music. Food is ok- has improved a bit over the years but not great. Our service on Valentine’s Day was fantastic!

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kguanse
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place, much better than I used to think.

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vipGorgeousFabrics
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We met our son and his girlfriend for brunch at Social. The food was fantastic, as was our server. They have live acoustic music during brunch, and the singer was very good. The only quibble I have is that it's pretty dark. But that's minor. Overall I heartily recommend it!

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KarinaK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent but food too long time to come and not as good as our last visit few months back. Pancakes especially disappointing but everything else decent.

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vipJBRC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. You can tell they use high quality ingredients. Will definitely be going back.

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vipAMYL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Fish was poorly cooked. Other entrees were okay.

JB
JenniferB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy Social. It was a quiet afternoon lunch, but we had excellent service!

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vipLaurieS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bill & Jeff are amazing owners
And have a wonderful team working for them. The food is fantastic and I had my birthday party there and I went back for New Year’s Eve and was not disappointed it was fantastic! I highly recommend the social restaurant and bar!

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vipchefchick
New England
39 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It's kind of an odd place, but the food is good. I've been twice and the service is so-so. This past time, my friend had something floating in her water glass and when she brought it to the attention of the server, she just said ooooooook and took it away...no apology or acknowledgement or anything else. It's a very large room, and for a recent Sunday brunch we were the only ones at a table (half a dozen folks at the bar). Breakfast sammy is great, good omelettes, love the chicken avocado club. The English muffins appear house-made. Great fries and home fries. It's a convenient location (provided you don't get sucked in to the vortex of the crazy pike entrance/Washington St merge - stay in that middle lane!) with parking in the connected garage. They validate. I'd go again, it's fine.

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vipBarbaraW
New England
128 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The place was empty for a Sunday Brunch hour, and we had the world's worst service. Except for the beginning when coffee was served and refilled, our waitperson disappeared and it took 30+ minutes for the food to come. Also, the guitar player was too loud. On a better note, the food was very good. However, I would not return for brunch.

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dec.21, 2019 We've been coming here for a few years now. The parking garage is a plus for sure. We've experienced Saturday evening with live bands and the feeling of a nightclub but our favorite times now are Sunday brunch. The two of us can share one of the delicious benedicts and it's plenty as a brunch. And the Margaritas are one of the best around, and we've been around. We enjoy this during football season and just hang out at the large bar. However, my rating dropped significantly after this Saturday experience. We had reservations for the four of us and were seating immediately because at 6:30 we were one of a handful of tables with guests, as was the couple at the bar. But it took ten minutes to get one drink and a beer with two bar tenders busy with who knows what. Then our waiter may not have been scheduled to wait tables because our presence seemed to annoy him. Food was good as usual so in the holiday spirit I left a 30% tip $60) despite the service....and I sort of thought a special thank you was in order, I guess not! We'll be back for brunch for sure but hopefully management will address their service short fall.

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vipCece13
New England
57 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had brunch and it was delicious. I wasn't really aware it was a hotel restaurant, but I would definitely go again. There was live music (guitar and singer) that was a bit on the loud side, but I guess we just got used to it. They validate parking, too.

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MarisaK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We went for brunch on a Sunday and enjoyed the food—clearly there is a skilled chef in the kitchen. There was a guitarist/vocalist supplying music—and he was quite good, but the volume was so high that it felt more like a concert than music to enjoy brunch by. The service, however, was the WORST. There was one waitress for the whole place and she was inexperienced to say the least. Too bad management has done such a poor job of resourcing the dining room—we felt really sorry for the poor waitress and won’t likely go back despite really liking the food.

Social Restaurant & Bar
Responded on November 21, 2019

Marisa, thank you very much for visiting us last weekend and for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the first impression, know that your comments are shared with our team so we can make the necessary adjustments to avoid a repeat lapse of service. This is certainly not the level of hospitality or experience we strive to provide our guests and hope for another opportunity to earn your trust. Sincerely, Bill.

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vipBennettS
New England
134 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food and drink menu. All of the food was excellent. Service was slow and a bit spotty.

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MollyB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was very slow. Our beers were warm. The food was fine but nothing special. To top it all of we saw a mouse running around. We informed the hostess and under her breath she said “soo you didn’t see anything”. Would not go here again.

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vipDTMJR
New England
58 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding and we all enjoyed our meals!

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JeffreyS22
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very casual and comfortable. A bit noisy for a limited amount of people. Service was attentive without pushy. Food was very good and well presented. We will go back and try the Sunday Brunch

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MadelynB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lobster mac n cheese! Cocktails were great too and they took us early for our reservation

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vipAMYL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and great service. Food was very good too.

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vipGuyinSF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Turkey burger I’ve ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we dine here, it’s amazing!!

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sav0408
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social is an excellent place for couples or families. The food and service was excellent. We were a large group of 15 and got everything we needed. The owner actually came by to make sure everything was good. We had a great time . Would definitely recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not enough wait staff, the food came out cold, staff couldn’t check the table to refill coffee,water and drinks. Hostess didn’t lift a finger to help.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Good food but service was incredibly slow. Took an hour for our eggs to come out and restaurant was not even full.

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JenniferH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steak tips are amazing! Made a reservation. Table was ready. service was great!

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finalsite
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were the only party in the entire place. The service was terrible. The waiter only spoke about a large function that was happening that evening. We had to find him to oder and the food arrived 45 minutes later. Not a good place for a business lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏼👍🏼👌🏼👌🏼 great atmosphere

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vipJBRC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING!!!! Restaurant is beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious - one of the best burgers we have had in a long time. Service was top notch - we will definitely be going here again!!!
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DerekW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, value, parking, service, atmosphere, all absolutely FANTASTIC!!
My wife, who can be extremely harsh on our dining out ventures, was thrilled.
Great Mothers Day!!

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joni
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great prices and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service always

FAQs

Social Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 244-4800.

Social Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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