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ChloeS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as well as amazing service. The place is beautiful & the service is wonderful, you feel welcomed and wanted

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Anonymous
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner at Sociale with friends from out of town. Food was excellent, though the portions were small.
The restaurant was busy with a limited number of wait staff so service was a bit slower than usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Date night. Good food but pretty terrible service. Had to ask a few times to get our soda and pepper for the pastas.

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orrinl
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Bad dinner
Fish way over cooked
Not even sure it was the fish represented

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bkhgal
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service, the handmade pastas are spot-on! Had the Carbonara and Verdure, both had very layered flavors, full of umami, almost addictive. Tuna app fresh and filling. Was there a bread charge? If so, not great for the minuscule super-mini buns (1” in diameter). Bread is not necessary, but if you are going to serve it, it should be more substantial, especially if there is a charge. Desserts looked lovely but stuffed so did not order. Overall, a great dining experience, but slightly pricey for regular casual dining.

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vipWillC
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for lunch on a blind date and the atmosphere was low-key and professional, which was perfect. The food was quite good (and way better than average for Brooklyn Heights, which has a dearth of decent sit-down lunch places). I had the Pollo Caprese sandwich and my date had the Tuna Salad. My sandwich was fresh and very tasty, and my friend said that her salad was particularly good. I will be back.

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KellyJean
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just celebrated my birthday as Sociale with 8 friends. The staff was delightful and so so kind. They kept the wine coming, made excellent suggestions and stayed on the ball with out table of nine without missing a beat. The ambiance was great for our big group and the food was delicious (I had the spaghetti bolognese and crispy green beans, but the scallops were delicious, as was the burrata and asparagus)! I'd never been here, but walked by it a million times. Next time you are walking by, don't. Go inside and treat yourself!!

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vipSD19
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thank you Rodrigo!

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vipKorenv
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go-to place for Italian in the Heights

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vipSteve550
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner/manager is passionate in every aspect to make your dining experience very special from the time your seated until you leave. The food is fresh, delicious & very simple yet creative. The ambiance is perfect. I had a desert that included lemon, angel food cake & almonds that was the lightest most decadent desert I had ever had anywhere! A gem that can’t be missed in a beautiful neighborhood in Brooklyn Heights in the shadows of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was well prepared and flavors were innovative

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TheCeeBunch
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is our neighborhood restaurant. We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a reservation for 8:30. The party before us took a while to leave their table, so we were seated at 9. Normally, I'd be very annoyed with this but the host was very apologetic and picked up the tab for the cocktails we had while we waited for our table. Very gracious. They even put out a cake and candle for my wife's birthday and sang "Happy . Birthday". Couldn't really ask for more from a neighborhood restaurant with very high quality food.

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vipMelG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. My friend was served a scallops entree with nuts all over it after she clearly said “I am allergic to nuts” when ordering. Server and owner took no responsibility. Offered to comp our 4 total drinks and that’s it. We walked out and will never return.

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vipjpalde81
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The ambiance was great and service was good, but the portions were very small, food was average, and it was very overpriced. Will not go back. Far too many better options in the neighborhood.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Got the drinks wrong, lasagna was dry. Wasn't great.

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vipWMurphy
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Birthday celebration, very kindly brought dessert with a candle. On the check the chef comped dessert - very nicely done.

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vipJimM
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service, food and wine were excellent. Consistently one of my favorite places to take people visiting from out of town.

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vipJimmyP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! From start to finish simply amazing. Very friendly staff that provide excellent service: full menu knowledge and very happy to provide you a wonderful experience. The food also, speaks for itself! Def try the short rib

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DebbieR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accomodating. We did not ask for an outdoor table in advance but they were able to adjust and moved us when a table became available. ! Food was very good and reasonably priced wine list. Very nice evening.

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mactheknife
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Courteous staff and good food. A little noisy, but after a few drinks you hardly notice. Good desserts. Would go back. However, I'm not willing to pay $10 for a few pieces of garlic bread.

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vipSD19
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Father’s Day get together

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RoxanneJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great authentic Italian meal. Excellent service staff. Don't let the $3 charge for additional bread give you pause. It's worth stop. Friendly staff and delicious food. We had the octopus, calamari, bronzino and salmon, all delicious! Next time we plan to try the pasta dishes.

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vipRobertD
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Open and very hip restaurant. Food and service was very good. Good outdoor dining.

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vipRHeats
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We arrived early and they were able to accommodate us, and we got a table outside, which was great. But the food was a bit bland for my liking. I recommend it if you're in the neighborhood, but it's not worth traveling for.

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vipNewInTown
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was a great location in Brooklyn Heights and a great sit down after hours of walking.
We ordered pasta and salads. We did wait quite a bit for the starter salads .... I had to ask for some bread and butter while waiting. That was additional cost, fyi. Lovely outdoor seating as well but it was too sunny for us.

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vipApplehead
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were encouraged to try Sociale on a recent trip to Brooklyn. We had a lovely experience. Loved the branzino with fried Brussels sprouts. So delicious! Sitting outside at your restaurant made me seriously consider a move to Brooklyn!

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vipRosie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I WAS NOT CREDITED 100 POINTS FOR THIS RESERVATION ??
Thank you- Roseann Lefkowitz

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vipJackStraw
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food! Look no further for a well-balanced menu and a kitchen that executes with precision and love; clean and fresh flavors; pasta cooked to perfection; veal Milanese special to die for (!); succulent fish and inspired desserts. Plus, attentive, friendly service in a room that is equally romantic and congenial. A stand-out in the Heights. Don’t sleep on Sociale!!

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vipAsheliiR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was excellent, service was fantastic and ambience was perfect.

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WayneC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and I liked that we could go down the street to have a drink while we waited... AND when it started to rain they moved us inside immediately. Very impressed with the level of service. I’d highly recommend to friends.

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diegob
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were really disappointed with the food at Sociale, the service was really good, the staff was really attentive and nice.
Lasagna was the worst lasagna I’ve ever had; it was a block of dry pasta with very little meat or sauce and the appetizer, (frutti di mate), was so high in fat, it gave me indigestión.😔

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vipSeebyCW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I've lived in BK Heights for years and had not tried Sociale until this weekend for brunch. We booked it because it was the only place that had available seating for our 7 person group. Now I see why it is always empty. Right before that brunch, I happened to get engaged. My friends were energized and excited to see me. The restaurant was loud. We were asked to quiet down pretty rudely by who I assume was the manager. No tact. Our waiter forgot two of our dishes. Did not apologize just stated "I didn't put you orders in". I know when I am being loud and this was not the case. It was an enthusiastic greeting of friends celebrating a major life event. We spent over 400 dollars and were treated like trash. The manager has a major attitude problem. There are so many better places I would recommend someone go. It's too bad because we live down the street and the food was not bad - major service problems. Pick another place for your brunch.

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Brooklyn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go there all the time. Why? Because they are excellent on all fronts: service, food, atmosphere. And, Signor Nuccitelli, the owner, is a super gentleman who knows how to make it all a success. And.........he hires the best waiters ever. They're friendly, thoughtful, and spot on!!!

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DavidH
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Three of four dishes were good. Worst lasagne I have had in a restaurant. Like a block of firm pasta with limited sauce or flavor, and unsurprisingly it wasn't hot because it was so dense.

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vipRonniP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing but excellence at Sociale!
This time there were 3 of us. Cocktails and apps to start, then a lovely bottle of red wine + entrees + desert. Every plate was clean!

Best neighborhood gem ever!!

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vipSRQgirl
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we stay in Brooklyn the food is excellent and consistently good. Also one of the few restaurants that always has more than one fish entree on their menu. Martinis are done to perfection.

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FoodisLove
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoughtful, fresh, creative and well prepared. Menu isn't extensive, but touches all the bases. Pasta made in house and fantastic. Staff is attentive and knowledgably. Space is intimate with several outdoor tables as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was great, but they need to play different music

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FoodFan72
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cocktails really need revisiting - so unbalanced and poorly mixed. Look pretty, taste like a cheap margarita.

Chick peas w the burrata were dry and a little off

Spaghetti with tomato sauce is a staple but this was so unbelievably salty I ate three bites as gave up.

Nice spot but I expected much more especially at the price.

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vipSD19
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place and Rodrigo!

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Sociale is rated 4.5 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.