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About The Northside Social

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 Mediterranean, Caribbean and traditional Southern cuisines.

6525 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
65th and College

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 253-0111

Website:
http://www.northsidesocial.com/

Catering:
Northside Kitchenette Caters! Our food, brought to you or made available to take away ... for whatever size group you need to feed. Call us for more information. We would love to be part of your day!
www.northsidekitchenette.com

Parking Details:
Generous amount of parking located on two sides of the building. Additional parking is located on 65th Street.

Public Transit:
We are located near the heart of Broad Ripple and the transit lines served by the city of Indianapolis

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private banquet dining in the evenings at our luncheonette, Northside Kitchenette which is located right next door to The Northside Social. This adorable space accommodates up to 50 guests, and is perfect for your birthday, business, wedding or any special occassion!! Call us for details on reserving Northside Kitchenette.

Private Party Contact:
Kimberly: (317) 253-0111

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have seasonal cooking classes, wine tasting, beer dinners, liquor and cordial dinner pairings. Please visit our website for more information. www.northsidesocial.com or follow us on facebook for all of our latest events!

The Northside Social Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (20)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Seasonal (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Girls night out. We love Northside social, great drinks, live sharing meals & appetizers and easy to hold a conversation.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food at the right price. Staff friendly...we were seated late, but were kept informed by the manager and hostess and comped with appetizers for our short wait. We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

If you have food sensitivities- and don’t feel like a salad... go somewhere else.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is solid. Whitefish and rib-eye were excellent!

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely delicious and exceeded our expectations from cocktails to dessert! Cant wait to go back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server, Shelby did an excellent job. She was very knowledgeable about menu and saw to our needs. We never had to ask for water and courses were spaced well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We hadn't been to Northside Social since they first opened. At that time, we were not impressed. We were pleasantly surprised at this visit that the food was improved (great!) and the service was impressive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was top notch. Pork belly on cone cake app was terrific and I had a great piece of red fish. Ann was a wonderful server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The hostess wasn't friendly...they didn't have my entree. Our waiter was outstanding and the wine was great!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Limited wine list yet adequate. Several unique menu options with a nice variety for all palates. Would recommend for a casual dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was delicious and very large portions. I brought food home with me to eat later. I want to go back and try some of the other dishes. They have seasonal menus so there will be more choices every season.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service wasnt on point like usual however I will be hvae back during the hours i normally come. I was actually quite surprised.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Busy on a Saturday night. Walnut raisin salad was good as was the brisket and mushroom risotto with salmon. Will return.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Solid, good value, we will be back always enjoyable, never had a bad meal.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Generally we enjoy this restaurant however this time not so much! We had a reservation but were jammed into a tiny corner table when the whole place was practically empty!
The food was not good. Had to send my salad back and my scallops were so chewy and gritty it was like chewing sand! It will be a while before we return and we were fairly regular diners

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delightful! Wonderful evening and delicious food! Great wait staff too!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our second time dining at The Northside Social and neither experience disappointed. Our server was excellent and made great suggestions. She recommended the pork belly appetizer, which was fantastic. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Really appreciate the Northside Social Club! Never disappoints with its great dishes and wonderful staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was nice

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent, imaginative food with many varied choices. Great value. It was a little too loud for a group.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is always good and our service is very attentive. I am astonished at the complete ripoff they charge for San Pelegríno. My two friends and I had two small bottles each. 24 dollars. Haa haa I tipped well, closed to 20%, and really enjoyed the food, but northside social just got crossed off the business Christmas dinner list and any future dining. Congrats folks , your greed just got you 4 less customers.. A six pack of small bottles for 24 dollars. Sheesh

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding food and the service was 5 star. We will be back. Comfortable get together with good friends and good food!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Basa is terrific and we love the parmesan shrimp appetizer. Great for a weekend dinner group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a wine we'd never tried before, Spellbound, and loved it. The food was delicious and service was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We did say it was our anniversary yet the server said nothing to us. Service was slow. Too dark as we could not read the menus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food and service. Wait staff is top notch and knowledgeable about the wine selection. Avoid the lemon pie dessert, which was over baked and stale on our Saturday night visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Mark B., Server, was excellent! Food is always top of the line.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the food and dessert! We will definitely go back!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a great experience at NSS. Good food and our server Tim was awesome.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

This restaurant is beyond description. From our server to the food was absolutely outstanding! I would totally recommend this place to anyone. Keep up the great work!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very relaxed atmosphere. Vegan choices available. Photo is seared pork belly. Highly recommend. Devour menu - tried the pork chops and brisket. Brisket very tender. Chops flavorful. Awesome service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 29, 2017

4 of 6 of our party arrived on time, the front guy indicated we should sit in the bar and wait for the other two. One of the four was a 17 year old and I asked if he was sure we should go to the bar - he said "Just go to the bar". So we did and sat in the high chairs away from the bar, which had a sign on the table that had "Family Friendly" on it, so I assumed this was an ok area for a 17 year old. After waiting about 5 minutes, the bar guy came by and handed out menus and then asked the 17 year old for her ID. I indicated that she is underage and we were told to sit there. He essentially shouted at me 'get out of this area'. I tried to explain again what the circumstance was that led us there and he just walked off. We went back to the front desk, my guests very embarrassed, and asked the lady to seat us. She then huffed and puffed and said she had to speak to the manager before she seated us. I indicated that the other two in the party were walking up to the door, so we were all there, she ignored me and had a sidebar conversation with the manager. After some time, she returned and seated us, somewhat belligerently. At this point, I was ready to walk out and asked my wife if we should stay. The waiter came , and his warm approach and demeanor convinced me to stay and we proceeded to have a good meal. Andrew (the waiter) was a real pleasure and a credit to the organization. The rest of the staff were a disaster, and I don't plan ever going there again.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We enjoyed the beef brisket and the salmon from the Devour menu. Delicious!! Very nice evening.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Enjoyed the dinner. Just enough on the menu. Good choice of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

No one at the table truly enjoyed their food. It was greatly disappointing. It's a cute spot though.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our meals were excellent and so were the drinks. Our waitress was attentive. Since we came toward the end of dinner time, it was much quieter than the last time I'd been here. Very nice. Easy to talk. The food was really outstanding!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience for two on a Wednesday evening. It was my wife's first time and my second time. She raved about her chicken dish, and she rarely raves. I loved the beef brisquet, one of their specialties. We enjoyed a half- priced bottle of wine, a Wednesday special. My wife would have liked more chocolate on the dessert menu and I would have liked more than just standard coffee after dinner, but the great tasting meal and excellent service, will bring us back to the Northside Social soon.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love this restaurant. The basa is wonderful and our favorite

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic... very friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening out with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I had the chicken, and it was delicious. The asparagus was sliced in small, angular pieces, and was really fresh and cooked perfectly. I was a little leery of the green chili-white cheddar linguine because I don't like anything spicy, but I loved it! Had a mild green chili flavor that was really great. I would order it again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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