Society on High

4.5
299 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
From chef-owner Ian Just of Les Zygomates and Sorriso, comes a new venue featuring New England Bistro fare and inspired cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Tuesday 11:30 AM -9:00 PM
Wednesday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM (last seating is 8:00 PM on Friday)

Nightlife Hours:
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open Saturday for Private Events
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Phone number
(857) 350-4555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ian Just
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Catering
Catering options available, please email anastasia@societyboston.com for menu information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress Street
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Parking details
Street Parking as well as public garages in the building and across the street.
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Public transit
South Station, Downtown Crossing
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Entertainment
DJ Friday & Saturday from 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Special events & promotions
Tuesdays: $1 Oyster Specials starting at 4:00 PM (while supplies last)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 299 People Are Saying
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L
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for business lunch.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and serve was fine

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistent meal and good for a business lunch or drink after work.

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LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is close to our office and the atmosphere and food has always been very good.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We sat there waiting for 25 minutes waiting for someone to take our drink order. Unacceptable

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MK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have now been to Society on High twice for business meals...both times enjoyed the food...excellent service and nice atmosphere. It is a place I would definitely go to for a casual lunch with friends as well.

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London
513 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A fun bar scene. Forgettable food - nothing wrong with it but nothing memorable - but terrific server and nice modern setting. A good bar choice near PO Square.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu and food have improved. We were also happy that they efficiency fed our party of 10!

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M
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to this spot a few times and everything just works all around. The food is creative and delicious and the service is outstanding.

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Busy, loud and expensive however the food was actually better than expected. Bacon burger and poutine both really good

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening here. When my group had a couple more people than expected, it wasn't a problem. The server was patient with us and attentive. Loved everything we had on the menu and will certainly be back.

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KD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Normally, my experience for lunch is good at Society, however, on this occasion the chicken on my Caesar salad was rubbery. When you charge $5 for a piece of chicken on top of a salad, it should be delectable. I was told that the charge would be taken off the bill, but it was not.

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c
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My meal was delicious I had swordfish. However, it took forever to be served and they messed up an order for someone who has special requirements.

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M
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed my first-time visit. I found the food to be tasty, the service to be impeccable, the menu to offer a variety of selections, and the atmosphere to be quite enjoyable. I knew the location was a popular lunch and happy hour spot, but had never had a chance to visit. I plan to return in the near future.

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety plus added specials

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KD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A bit disappointed with the service. Our drinks came long after we ordered and received our meal. Also, we couldn't find our waiter for the check. The hostess had to get the check for us.

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BT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

They need better front desk service. The person did not welcome us at all and was rude in the process of finding our reservation. Definitely made the start of the experience an unpleasant one.

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MC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So, I’ve ordered the same salad 7 times this summer and not once have they dressed it or brought me dressing. It’s a joke now when I go and order it. But I freakin love the darn salad!!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Service is good, this is more of a bar/meetup for after work. The food was a variety of things I could get at Trader Joe’s and microwave. Very disappointing.

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HC
New England
68 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is consistently good and the service recognizes that many patrons are in-between meetings - attentive, prompt, but not rushed. Terrific choice in the Financial District!

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SR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Alexa was spectacular

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G
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful, tasty and full of fresh ingredients. This is a really nice place for a sit down lunch in Downtown Boston.

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R
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time this wednesday here. The food is amazing and the ambiance pretty good. Music is not loud enough so good for conversations. Must try: Salmon! Drinks were good as well.
We were also offered a couple of complimentary draft beers.

I'd give 4 stars for value but worth for a special occasion.Highly recommended.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch on the patio.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Just went there to have lunch, service was good, fairly prices

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JT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Servers were polite and attentive even with a very full restaurant.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Everything was fine until about 30 minutes after I left the restaurant. I don’t know if it was the calamari or salmon but it did not sit well in my stomach and ultimately made me sick. I always eat seafood and this is the first time I have had it make me sick to the point where I needed to leave work. I will not be coming back.

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DF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot to relax and enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere, great small plates, super clean oysters..a great place to just chill with friends..

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was overall ok, but what was strange is with the restaurant being relatively empty the host sat out group in the one part of the restaurant where the AC was broken on a very hot and humid day. That really impacted my perception of the experience.

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food and service

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HC
New England
68 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a terrfic gem of a restaurant in the financial district! Great food served efficiently.

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CP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food and service. A Financial District gem

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S
New England
99 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was way too slow, server was inattentive.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and drink were fine, but definitely not worth the Financial District pricing. Nothing was so good it felt worth shelling out $50 for one drink each and one tapa each.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu was completely different than what was listed so everything we wanted to eat wasn’t available.

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BP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Society on High was underwhelming for the ambiance of the restaurant. The wait staff were very friendly and professional, it’s just unfortunate the food they delivered was disappointing.

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LS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent, fresh lobster roll. Perfect for a weekday lunch. Nice outdoor area.

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FP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This meal was disappointing. I went with my colleague to celebrate her last day and we ordered the special salad, which sounded delicious (kale, caramelized delicata squash, quinoa, cranberries), and it was gross. I love all of those ingredients and don't know why it tasted so bad, but I had to choke it down. The fries were quite good and the sandwiches looked good, but after this experience I can't recommend that anyone else should go here (at least, not unless you just want sandwiches and fried food).

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service! We loved the surprise dessert. Thank you!

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I went there for lunch during work hours. Service was fast and food was good. can easily get in and out during a work lunch and have good food

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