Society on High

4.4
316 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.
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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! A little (not so) hidden gem on High Street.

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RV
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch menu was perfect! Everything tasted delicious and also I was very impressed with the speed of it all. Perfect place to go during lunch.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food at good prices. We sat at a table in the middle and it was a bit busy with people constantly walking by and a bit too close to the table. Ask to sit on the outskirts.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a slightly cheaper option without losing the quality.

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for business lunch. Comfortable ambiance and attentive service. Delicious fresh French baguette and butter to start. I have tried two salads that were exceptional- nicoise with seared tuna, and spinach with salmon. Both were flavorful and fresh. Price is quite reasonable for downtown Boston.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went during the lunch hour. Our waitress was awful took forever to come take our orders and bring our check. Didn’t really check on us and got my order wrong. The salmon burger was awful no flavor whatsoever. Wouldn’t go back.

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M
New England
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This visit was disappointing and I hope this was an isolated incident, but the waiter was absent for periods of time during the evening, the food temperature was tepid, and then my credit card was charged 2x the correct amount. When asked about the error, I was told the charge was reversed and that if I had issues, I could call the next day and speak with a manager. When I asked for a copy of the voided slip, I was told it wasn't possible to reproduce. When I inquired about a specific manager to call, I was given a generic [restaurant] business card. Two days later and my bank still shows the incorrect amount and I anticipate that I will have to dispute the transaction via my credit card company.

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MD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch date was a good time. The food and service was excellent.

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g
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had mold on my beer ; server got me another one without even apologizing ; kind of concerning but otherwise good

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Dropped by after a meeting. If you get tapas, get the lamb dishes. The guac, rice balls were just ok. I’d never order them again

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Dead place with extremely poor service!

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A
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good but it took almost 45 minutes to arrive during lunch. The wait staff literally ignored us when we tried to get their attention after we had been sitting for 15 minutes without being able to order. I told the server I had to leave at 12:55 while ordering and he assured me that it would arrive on time. At 1:05 we still didn’t have our meals and no one bothered to stop by to tell us why. Again there were people standing around the whole time that were amazing at looking at everything except the person trying to get their attention. The restaurant wasn’t that busy. We crammed the food in our faces and ran out to our meetings. It will not be a repeat experience.

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NE
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The swordfish kabobs I had were excellent. Unfortunately the noise level was so high we had to shout at each other at the table. We were wondering if the booths were quieter. Will ask for one next time.

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d
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a colder Tuesday night and there were seats at the bar. The bartenders were super friendly and made great food and drink recommendations. We tried the tuna tartare, prosciutto and arugula flatbread, and the dumplings. All come highly recommended.

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KP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mushroom risotto with truffle oil was amazing. Service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely return!

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S
New England
110 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Burgers were good. Service was slow and place was crowded and loud.

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c
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was a good place to come for lunch for a business meal

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L
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for business lunch.

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OT
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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g
London
524 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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OT
New England
6 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
41 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
4 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
41 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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OT
New England
30 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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j
New England
2 reviews
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
72 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
9 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
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 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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