The Northside Social

4.8
1046 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Locally owned and operated, we are focused on bringing you the best, locally sourced, seasonal menu selections, as well as boutique wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Located on the northern end of Broad Ripple Village, The Northside Social is a place for neighbors, visitors and friends to share a meal, relax and unwind in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, our over a decade long commitment to bringing you scratch, local and delicious foods continues to resonate with our neighborhood and loyal guests. Remember, don't think of us only for special occasions, think of us for all occasions.

Experiences

  • Mother's Day 2021

    May 9, 2021 only

    Please join us to celebrate Mother's Day this year. We are offering a featured menu with a combination of favorites from Northside Kitchenette and The Northside Social. Enjoy!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1046 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahV
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! We had four different entrees at our table and each one was a hit. Additionally, the menu selection was varied.

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CarolynW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant I love size decor color palette and staff so professional and make you feel welcomed. We ended up ordering more meatballs they are fabulous the flavors I was still tasting throughout my evening at home as I had a glass of moscato. I believe when I’m back again it will be meatballs cornbread and dessert for me .

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My boyfriend and I both ordered drinks, they were very good though the glasses were mostly filled with ice. The spinach dip was probly the star of our whole dinner. My boyfriend ordered the seafood gnocchi, the shrimp and crawfish were over cooked and the bread that came with it was toasted on the flat top but not heated all the way through so it was still cold and stale from the fridge. I ordered the 6oz steak, which was as small as it sounds, with more sides to fill up on than steak. Our server seemed a little rushed and seemed to push our orders, so our whole dinner was less than an hour.

Both of us work in kitchens and have high expectations when we go out, especially when the restaurant comes highly recommended. Over all the food is expensive and basic with a lot of technical improvement. If I found myself going back, it would only be for an appetizer and maybe a drink.

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Indyfoodie47
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don't want to miss half-priced bottle of wine nights!

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MadalynK
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had an excellent experience dining at Northside Social recently. I hadn't been there in over a year. Both the food and the service were quite good. I had the parmesan-crusted chicken which was tender and flavorful with perfectly al dente asparagus spears and mashed potatoes. My friend had the salmon and said it was great and she was bringing her husband the next night for the half-price wine evening. We met two people who recently relocated from California who drove an hour to dine there. Prices are reasonable and menu selections are appealing.

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vipMelissa
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Waiter was training a waitress. We sat in bar and ordered a nice bottle of wine. Both servers checked in regularly and neither made a single effort to report our wine. Inexcusable for a restaurant of this type. Train your servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun night with friends. Good food and drinks, little pricy. Would come back though.

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LisaP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive waiter, and lovely ambiance!

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vipIndyDomer
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood gem and worth your visit. The menu is great and the food is high quality. Service is consistently very good and I enjoy every visit.

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vipWolfgangS
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks were excellent, service was REALLY good and the bread pudding here is divine. Great evening

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viptravelbug1
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There were 6 of us, I had the shrimp and grits, very good. One of the group had the stout braised brisket and he said it was very good. Two people had the special which was wasabi crusted walleye and they thought it was wonderful. One person had the coconut, curry friend rice with shrimp and loved it (i did too the last time I was there.) One person had the crusted salmon and said it was o.k., a bit dry but all in all it was a wonderful evening.

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CynthiaC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for a birthday dinner! The menu has options for family vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, lots of fun cocktails, and the perfect apps for sharing. There was even a surprise birthday dessert! We had so much fun.

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JV5322
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with out of town family from Minnesota, they enjoyed the Resturant

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyable dining experience.

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TheresaB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Hello, I know you want to keep it family oriented but there was a screaming baby in a high chair during most of the cocktail hour. Very annoying.

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SkipS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nosier than I remembered. Fried green tomatoes were not good at all. They were way too green and tasteless
The filet was amazing. Alcohol was more expensive than other great restaurants. Will our server was great and I tipped him 50% of my bill. Atmosphere and ambiance and other patrons were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Northside Social just to get out of the house and have a nice dinner. The potato crusted white fish with mashed potatoes was wonderful! My BF has the steak salad, the steak was very good (not grisly) and our shared dessert the coconut cheesecake was to die for 🥰

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vipConrad
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!

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vipIndyDomer
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem and well worth a visit. Excellent menu and food make for a great dining experience.

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CaryW
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways! Exceeded expectations. I ordered a cajun shrimp pasta dish - which I loved. A little more spicy than expected, but it was better than expected. My wife ordered a crusted salmon meal and loved it. Service and ambiance were great! First time visiting but won't be last. No faults at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I used to love this place. I had dinner there the other day and it was just terrible. I will not be going back. So disappointed to see that this once great restaurant seems to have lost their way.

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PamU
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service and atmosphere.

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PamH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening out. Wait service personnel were courteous and efficient. Good ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine and awesome preparation!!

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MamaPrice
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome. We loved everything.

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vipMattK
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They need to add more ice cream to their deserts.

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vipscotta
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu offers many options for appetizers and entrees - great service and meal.

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JonK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

None of the meals we ordered wowed us and certain sides were served room temperature (polenta, potatoes). We ordered two of their most of expensive bottles of wine and they were just okay. We had an awesome waiter, really enjoyed the apps and also liked the atmosphere. Overall experience 3 out of 5.

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vipFoodie
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to meet up with friends for a last minute Galentines date. Food was very good. Waiters were very friendly and the atmosphere was very peaceful. Adding to my list of staples in Indy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Valentines Day. My wife adores the salmon. The bread pudding is so good that she, who doesn’t care for bread pudding generally, ate almost half of mine.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for Valentine’s Day and it was a perfect spot to go from start to finish. We will definitely be back because the food, service, and ambiance was absolutely incredible. I haven’t had that good of a filet in a very long time and theirs did not disappoint

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Jackie
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and loved the atmosphere!

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vipAngieZ
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the hands down best all round restaurants in Indianapolis. The menu and food quality is World Class. Especially, if it can satisfy my particular parents ! The salmon was to die for and the Chicken parmigiana was amazing as well ! The service was attentive, prompt and assertive. I always leave NSS wanting More ! Thank you !

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Alex
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Desiree had a wonderful Whitefish dish. I had the Salmon. It was cooked exactly how I ordered it. Great Meal, and a great choice for Valentine's Day.

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CaitC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really wonderful meal and great service. Must get the calamari!

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PhillipR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been there twice, and we will be back. Great cocktails, and something interesting at every course. The cajun-inspired dishes are excellent.

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TylerH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentines Day date spot. Fancy, tasty food and great drink selection. Well taken care of by wait staff.

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vipKevinMD
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went to Northside Social for a date night. It is a very cozy spot. The waiter recommended a great red blend wine. The cornbread appetizer was excellent. My wife got the stout brisket, and I got the fried chicken. Both were delicious and filling and perfect for that cold, snowy evening.

FAQs

The Northside Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 253-0111.

The Northside Social is rated 4.8 stars by 1046 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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