The Northside Social

4.7
780 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Locally owned & focused on bringing you the best, seasonal menu selections as well as local craft beers and boutique wines. Located on the northern end of Broad Ripple Village, The Northside Social is a place for neighbors, visitors & friends to share a meal, relax and unwind in a chic, comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, our traditional comfort foods, fresh seafood & seasonally changing menu borrow from Lowcountry cuisine with French and Southern influences.
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Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific, highly suggest the ribeye! Crystal took great care of us. Can’t wait to go back!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Not a great food night for these guys. Usually they have good food, but tonight it was bad. Fish dishes were off, pork shank was undercooked .....3 bad entrees tonight.

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NR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden secrete of the Northside of Indianapolis. Exceptional menu with a flare for the new. The new dishes are the best and mgt seeks your opinion as to taste presentation and improvement. My favorite restaurant in Indianapolis

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J
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Tables are close together so there is little privacy.

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Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time in two months and both times we had a great meal. Well done Northside Social and the Chef who is really terrific.

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T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It Was our first time to visit and we really enjoyed. It had a very nice setting in ambience and the food was very good our waiter stated that they change the menu about every six months.

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Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food. I had the pork shank cassoulet which was outrageous. Great taste and a huge portion. Meat was so tender. Beans were cooked perfectly. I am not a big fan of Brussels sprouts but these were grilled and tasty. The potato dauphin was okay- basically fried mashed potato balls. Others had the brisket which sounded as good as the shank. Two in the party had duck and while chewier than expected said it was good. The cold okra chow chow was cold as they had not expected a cold component. Service was excellent. We had a really noisy part beside us which really impacted our time as they were loud and we had to shout at times to hear each other. Bread pudding could feed 2 to 3 and was good. Trifle was great. The chocolate pudding was rich and could feed 2 people. Will be returning but looking for a quieter area.

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A
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. We cleaned our plates. Plus it was half price wine night!

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BK
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Northside is consistently good and a comfortable upscale place to visit for a nice dinner or even just for cocktails but we have noticed that their prices have gone up about 20% over the past 12 months or so. Northside was never "value priced" but with these recent price increases it may be pricing itself out of their regular clientele. It was noticably less crowded than usual this past week when we went to celebrate a special family occasion.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had not been for quite some time. I was a bit disappointed to see the menu had changed. Some of our favorites no longer offered. The food was good. Not quite the flare it once was. Our server was Great! I will go back to try some other new dishes.

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AH
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely be back. Crystal was a great server!

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, very loud environment.

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CH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Wind, food and can have a conversation at the table and hear your friends and family!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food took a little while coming out, but was delicious when it finally arrived! Drinks were great too!

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IW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service was absolutely spectacular! The Northside Social is our new favorite establishment and we can’t wait to come back!

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KF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Northside social always has creative, delicious foods from (my favorite) the buffalo cauliflower to their glazed salmon. They rotate their cocktails on a seasonal basis and come up with interesting, tasteful infusions of various ingredients. I highly recommend this place whether it's a romantic night out, brunch or family dinner, and will be back soon!

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were extremely accommodating for our large party. The food and drinks were great and staff was very helpful!

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PS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is very close to being my favorite in Indianapolis!

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LZ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, and nice atmosphere here. The service was not bad, but more quirky. I would highly recommend you enjoying a nice meal here.

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m
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was timely and personable. Lighting was dimmed while we were there. I asked server to turn up the lighting and she did, saying she thought it was too dark, too. A little noisy. Cauliflower salad, chocolate brownie and ribs were tasty!

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! So glad we decided to have dinner there. The Devour Indy selection was very good!

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d
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Devour dinner w/friends at Northside was delightful.

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JK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Highly recommend.
White fish was outstanding!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried something new for Devour Indy. This was a great pick. Staff was friendly, ambiance was great and the food was delicious. Will definately be going back!

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JG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Northside Side Social for Devour Indy. Give it a try!!

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Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Server was polite and sweet; not blaming her- but timing of food delivery was horrendous- server was good at replenishing hot water and lemons- not her fault again but beer on tap was flat; took forever for salads to arrive/ then even longer for entrees to be served-
Oh and ordering was a treat- ordering off the regular menu- yet we were not allowed to substitute sides that came with the meal; devour menu had only one gluten free entree and only one non gf dessert- no substitutes!
3 our of four of us found our entrees to be delicious- seasonings and herbs in perfect balance- husband found the short ribs to be very disappointing.

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IS
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu changes every time we are in, which is great for variety but frustrating in that there are some fantastic dishes we've had which we'd love to have again but can't because they are no longer offered. We'll keep coming back to be surprised.

Our server Jason was great; a bit casual in style but great attitude, very helpful and attentive, and really seemed to be enjoying being there for us.

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CG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always had a great food and service experience here. Ribs were exceptionally tender and the portion is generous. Be prepared to take home leftovers.

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t
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We hadn't dined at NS for awhile, maybe a year or so. Not because it wasn't good, it just was o.k. The menu these days is outstanding. Our server was outstanding, the food was really wonderful. Well done Nicole! We'll be back.

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BW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were awesome as usual.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just a great place for drinks and fun

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t
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our service and waitress,(I think her name was Crystal?). Noise level was low so we could actually have a conversation with the other two couples. Our food was delicious!

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T
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent dinner, especially the cider braised ribs and stout braised brisket. Delicious side choice. Salmon was overdone and a bit “fishy” would not order again.

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BG
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed in the Northside Social. Our favorites on the menu have been discontinued and replaced with new unappealing dishes. We ordered fried chicken that was inedible due to the toughness of the chicken. I hope consideration is made to return to the better menu.

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on New Year’s Eve with a party of four. Lollita our server was absolutely outstanding. I highly recommend her. The food tasted fantastic and the presentation was beautiful.

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C
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service, quite noisy though. Will return for sure.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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MS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The peach butter ribs are phenomenal! Amazing food and service!

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J
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and good food.

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TT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience - food and service. You will do well to ensure a table with Crystal to enhance your experience.

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