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About Sociale

Located in the middle of the beautiful historic district of Brooklyn Heights, Sociale is committed to producing high quality gastronomy, mixing traditional and visionary authentic Italian cuisine in an equally authentic setting. Sociale utilizes fresh and locally grown ingredients. Outstanding customer care is central to our mission. Sociale is known for its excellent food; vibrant atmosphere; friendly and professional staff; and thick Italian accents!

72 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
SOCIALEBK.COM

Cross Street:
Orange

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 576-3588

Website:
http://www.socialebk.com/

Catering:
Please contact us at info@socialebk.com to have your event customized to your needs.

Parking Details:
A/C High Street; 2/3 Clark Street; F York Street; R Court Street; 4/5 Borough Hall

Public Transit:
2/3 Clark
A/C High
F York
4/5 Borough Hall

Executive Chef:
Rosendo Lozano

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sociale Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (12)
Casual (11)
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Authentic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
People Watching (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

My favorite place in the area! The food is consistently good every single time I go.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food is very well prepared and presented
Staff was great as well

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We go to Sociale frequently and love it. However Friday's experience was somewhat disappointing. Food was of good quality but not as well prepared as it usually is. My meat was served tepid (should have been hot). Fish was the same.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My sister and I took our mother day here for her birthday. It was our first time here and we were all so satisfied with the experience. The food was delicious, the ambiance was very cozy, the wine list was great and it was really nice to see how the staff interacted with the other patrons. They knew the customers by name and were very welcoming to us as first timers. We will definitely be returning!!! I've already recommended this place to everyone at my job.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved it!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Never disappointed at this Brooklyn heights unassuming gem . Excellent food with even better more attentive service . If you like Italian food ( who doesn’t ) you’ll really enjoy Socialle . Good bang for your buck too!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food- manager was rushing us out of the restaurant at 8:30pm when they had several other open tables and they close at 10pm so that was pretty annoying because we wanted to hang out longer. Although, the food was worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. The branzino with cauliflower was the best I have ever had!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As always, the food, service and drinks were perfect. This is my go-to place for dinner and/or drinks in Brooklyn Heights.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The entire staff at Sociale is great! Everyone was friendly, helpful with menu selections, and they all seem to work so well together like a team :) The owner Francesco was also a delight to meet! The ambiance in the evening is awesome, a cozy special neighborhood feel, I almost feel like I'm in Italy at eating at a hole in the wall. As far as dishes go, the Spanish octopus is a MUST, one of the best we've ever had (and we've been to Spain many times), the fresh pasta is amazing (loved the agnolotti), for dessert definitely try the angel food cake concoction! Wine by the glass selection is superb as are the specialty cocktails with the perfect big cocktail ice cubes. Bartender will honor requests to tweak to your liking. This is definitely our favorite new hot spot and can't wait to go back very soon!! :)

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best Branzino I've ever had. I am 7 months pregnant and generally avoid "healthy" things like fish. I went for the Branzino on a whim and literally licked the plate clean. It was the first time I can remember that I enjoyed the main course more than any other course, and the rest of the courses were delicious as well!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sociale is an inviting spot with excellent service and delicious food. The pasta is particularly good and I had a salad on my last visit (the one with hazelnuts) — it was so good!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food here is always inventive and wonderful. Francesco is genius!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Terrific food and very creative. Excellent service with thoughtful and savvy waiters. Pleasant atmosphere in a great neighborhood. One can dine inside or out. We’re regulars!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was our first time dining at Sociale and our server Rodrigo made our night absolutely wonderful. He was knowledgeable and polite. The food was spot on with all four courses. I can’t stop raving about the octopus. Excellent experience from start to finish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sociale was recommended to us by a friend and we loved every minute of it! We felt right at home as soon as we walked in. The staff is super friendly and attentive and to top it off the food was so delicious. We will be making this a regular for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We LOVE Sociale. The staff is amazing and super friendly. The food is consistently delicious. It's like eating in the Italian grandmother we wish we had's kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love this restaurant so was saddened by the poor quality of the food on Monday evening. The pasta dishes were under-seasoned and pretty tasteless. My partner sent his back, but the replacement was not really any better. However, the staff was gracious as always, and my cocktail was fine. I do hope this was an "off night." I'll certainly return because it's usually a neighborhood gem.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always outstanding
Food always the best
Their service always always impeccable
Francesco is the best always greeting everyone as part of his family and making
everyone feel special
The best of Brooklyn

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unimpressed with this place. High prices for very small portions. And the ingredients were not very fresh. In fact, the hamburger bun was old and hard. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I feel really fortunate we were able to eat at Sociale while visiting NY. The team there hits on all cylinders and its truly a special place. Salumi plate, Ocotpus and handmade pastas were exactly what we were looking for. Wine list is really strong as well.

I cant recommend Sociale enough!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Quality food, great presentation and wonderful service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Sociale was the highlight of my trip to New York. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. They were able to find us patio seating. The wine list is special with authentic Etna and Campania specialty wines. The menu choices are extensive and nothing disappoints.

Next time I go to Brooklyn, I will look forward to dining there!

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Owner provides a personal touch enhancing the dining experience. Food is always delicious. Must go!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Sociale is proof that a restaurant does not have to be expensive to be extraordinary good. The service is welcoming and efficient and nice and the food is sensational. On top of all that, the Price Is Right.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Francesco is the best!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant! The food is incredibly fresh and creative...the staff are always lovely and attentive...this is my go to spot on the neighborhood.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Again, another wonderful mean and experience! Keep up the excellent work

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent homemade pasta. Even my 5-year-old loved it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Friendly neighborhood spot with surprisingly ambitious authentically Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A pleasant early evening dinner with friends, attentive and accommodating service, very good food at a very reasonable price. Pastas are home made, some with whole wheat. Waiter ran down street to catch us when he realized my wife had left her sweater behind. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fabulous food and service!

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I was on a first date. The staff was super accomodating .best first date ever

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN NYC. Amazing food, great service, wonderful ambiance...we LOVE it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I met three friends for a reunion of sorts. We were able to get a table outside on that warm summer evening. Our server was lovely, attentive and did not make us feel rushed which was greatly appreciated. I had the risotto special which was simple and delicious. This is the fifth or sixth time I have visited and I will definitely do so again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Sociale ably accommodated our group of 9, including two with gluten intolerance. The food was delicious and the service fine. We didn't know anything about it besides what we'd read online, and we're very happy with our choice. Really enjoyed the Barbera and the flourless chocolate cake.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is one of our neighborhood favorites in Brooklyn Heights! Always great service and great food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always, amazing food, excellent cocktails and wonderful service. This restaurant is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem! Incredibly professional and attentive staff. The food is always beautifully presented and delicious. Perfect ambience for a romantic dinner and group gathering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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