About Society on High

From chef-owner Ian Just of Les Zygomates and Sorriso, comes a new venue featuring New England Bistro fare and inspired cocktails.

99 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, French

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

Cross Street:
Congress Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(857) 350-4555

Website:
http://www.societyboston.com/

Entertainment:
DJ Friday & Saturday from 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Catering:
Catering options available, please email anastasia@societyboston.com for menu information.

Parking Details:
Street Parking as well as public garages in the building and across the street.

Public Transit:
South Station, Downtown Crossing

Executive Chef:
Ian Just

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Tuesdays: $1 Oyster Specials starting at 4:00 PM (while supplies last)

Society on High Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Heavenly and will return

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, quality service and convenient.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome lunch on 10/31!
Everything was delish!
This was my second visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lunch was delicious, service was fine and it was blessedly quiet! The outdoor seating was very pleasant.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Went for lunch with a friend who was looking for a place to get a good burger. It was excellent and the fries were amazing. Typical lunch/business crowd, not too loud and very friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Good as always. Excellent selection of specials, although the swordfish kebob can't be beat.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was great. Was seated and assisted in not time. Would recommend the place to anyone who wanted a nice meal and a good spot to talk.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great great food, loved the variety of small plates! Very creative food. Good wine and ambience. Very wonderful services!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vegan, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Since the last time I was at Society on High, they emphasize and have a more extensive tapas style menu in the evening (there are only about 4 entrees). The tapas is fairly broad and therefore lends itself to plate sharing whether just 2 or a larger party. We had the risotto balls, calamari, steak tips and kale and broccoli fritters. Nothing cutting edge in that ordering and therefore the results were what we expected solidly executed. The wine list was reasonable though they were out of the original Italian wine we ordered but the substitutes recommended were good alternatives. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The outside area was really crowded and It was very noisy.. but that's Boston lunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I know no one comments on music in a restaurant, but the background music selection was the best I had listened to in ages. Add that to very good food and service, and you just have the ideal lunch I guess.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

society on high is always good. had risotto with shrimp. very nice

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great lunch spot with outdoor seating right in financial district.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The salads are all fantastic...love the Caesar with grilled shrimp. And try the lobster risotto if still on the menu

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We arrived a little earlier than our reservation and were seated right away. It was a nice day and we were able to enjoy the patio (rare in the middle of the city!) Great food, great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I brought my friend there for her birthday and we were both very disappointed with the food. It was very expensive and not very good.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

The broccoli bowl is fabulous!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

SoHi was a lovely experience - friends and I arrived as the local salary men and women were drinking after hours so it got loud.

It wasn't that bad after food and drinks arrived and we indulged in the '4 for $20' special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Good lunch spot for a business lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We always enjoy eating lunch at Society on High. Great drinks and great food. We can usually be in and out within an hour (for our lunch meetings).

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Organic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Greated by a very rude host.
This is mainly a bar with a few tables for eating.
We felt throughout the meal that we were an inconvenience to them and diners are definitely shoved away in a corner.
Food was of an acceptable standard.
Certainly nothing outstanding.
Definitely would not recommend going.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Service was exceptional. Very attentive waitress. First visit at lunch time. Definitely will go back. About 5 lunch specials add to menu choices. Salmon burger was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

awesome! Thank you! we really enjoyed ourselves! will return and let everyone know about you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Creative and tasty appetizers. Tapas were varied and as creatively presented as they were delicious. The server(s) (evidently we hit the end of our original server's shift) were a bit distracted but still fairly attentive without being annoyingly intrusive.

My wife and I were in Boston for a nice, relaxing romantic weekend to celebrate our birthdays and sort of stumbled into this place. It was a good thing I had researched it online as even though it was only a few blocks away, it's sort of tucked away/hidden in the lobby of the building (99 High). Great little gem of a spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food was good, as always but they took the swordfish sandwich off the menu!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Nice place. Busy and and a bit noisy but great food and quick service for a nice business lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Server was asked to stage the courses, and all the tapas came at once. She was also inatttentive on things like water glass levels. Head bar tender was knowledgeable on the wines!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Portions are too small for the prices...

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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I have always been a fan of Society on High. It is in a terrific location for business lunches in the Financial District, and the people who work at the restaurant are very friendly and accommodating (that being said, coming here for a weekday lunch without a reservation is a risky proposition!). Food is excellent and a perfect mix for all types of eaters. Plenty of vegetarian options, salads, seafood and hearty fare. Excellent if your group includes foodies, vegetarians, traditional sandwich or meat eaters, or fish. The key is that despite all this, the menu is not overly large or complex, so it's clear they don't have "impossible stretches" to meet.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Nice lunch, only one order came back wrongbut quickly corrected. Service was spotty but ok.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Would've been great to know prior to coming in that they did not have a full menu for lunch due to a grill issue which they had known about for multiple days.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Lamb burger was really bad for lunch. Sun coming in was tough on eyes at seats

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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Good food! Very attentive staff and left there feeling satiated.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food in the financial district. Not packed midweek for dinner so a good fallback if in the area.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Food was nothing special for lunch. I haven't had dinner there for a couple of years but my recollection was just okay. Good place to go for drinks and apps after work though.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Very good spot for a business lunch. Quick service and good food

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Steak tips were low quality and undercooked. Service was good and ambiance is nice. Would recommend for drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service! Always have a great experience !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2017

great location downtown, comfortable seating, and a good value proposition for the business lunch. great menu, good food and variety, and diverse menu options. suggestion to add a few staples to the appetizer menu, and bump up the serving for larger groups.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Really nice setting for business lunch - made a deal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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