About Social Eatery & Bar
“Social Eatery & Bar offers unforgettable Italian-American comfort food in a unique indoor/outdoor setting with an exceptional style that is refined yet casual and invites spontaneity. Old World charm kisses New World sophistication. Eat. Drink. Socialize.”
Social Eatery & Bar takes an inventive and original approach to traditional Italian-American comfort food that emphasizes the use of fresh-made and local ingredients.
For generations, Italian food has been amongst the most popular, if not the most popular, food in America. Today, those who dine at fine restaurants of every type continue to enjoy classic cuisine, and still demand creativity from the chef. Yet there is a new dynamic, an almost primal yearning for food that is healthy, fresh, local, delicious and fun.
Social Eatery & Bar hopes to combine our love for classic Italian comfort food with our desire for fresh and local ingredients.
Italian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 12am
US 41 & 1st Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Complementary Valet is offered
Private Party Facilities:
Social Eatery & Bar offers a spectacularly unique and varied array of indoor and outdoor settings for you and your party to eat, drink and socialize.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: 941-348-2781x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Social Eatery & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Met three friends for dinner at Social. ...
Met three friends for dinner at Social. Chic decor, lively atmosphere, though was challenging at times to carry on a conversation because of how loud the music was. We all really enjoyed our food. I eat plant-based and was happy to have some options on the menu. I had the roasted vegetables appetizer and then the quinoa kale salad, both were delicious. One friend had the special meatballs and enjoyed them. Overall I'd say this is a great addition to downtown Sarasota's dining scene. I look forward to returning.
Lovely restaurant with superior service ...
Lovely restaurant with superior service and wonderful food. Wish the menu was better written to adequately describe the up-to-date and thoughtful preparation. Dishes are presented so well that you can't wait to dig in.
Social was recommended to us by friends, ...
Social was recommended to us by friends, and we went on Sunday evening. We had a lovely time and delicious food while celebrating our anniversary. Dessert was brought to us with a "Happy Anniversary" sign spelled out. Our server was attentive and provided superior service. Will definitely return!
Our waitress was great! Her description ...
Our waitress was great! Her description of the menu items were spot on! I had the Free Range Chicken & it was amaaaazing. I'm not a desert person, but the way she described the Key Lime Pie, I had to try it. And again, the touchdown was scored:) My friends also really enjoyed their meals & desserts. Worth the price for quality food & an expertise waitress! Really wish I could remember her name! Will def be back! #EatSocial
Enjoyed some great craft cocktails and d ...
Enjoyed some great craft cocktails and delicious appetizers, followed by dinner. The staff did not rush us to order everything at once, so we were able to take our time dining with our friends. There was hardly anyone there when we arrived for our 6:30 reservations, but the place was packed when we left at 10. The restaurant is a combination of outside and open air dining. We were originally seated in the outside dining area, but generously allowed to move into the inside open air dining section to stay cooler. Overall fun night, fantastic food, and superb service! Definitely going back!
Social was a great restaurant find!! Th ...
Social was a great restaurant find!!
The food was fabulous....chicken Parmesan meatballs were delicious, pizza was great (crust was a little droopy), the special pork chop of the night was cooked to perfection.
Overall a great dinner and excellent service by April!! We will be back.
Good attentive service and the food was ...
Good attentive service and the food was very good. Unique venue with both interior and exterior seating including an exterior bar with ample seating. Will definitely go again but would recommend reservations as this is a popular venue.
No parking. I was really really put off ...
No parking. I was really really put off with the Valet Only parking when there was an open parking lot chained off next to the restaurant. The valet gave suggestions on where to park, but added "but they tow"... How is this a recommendation. The menu for food and drink were pretentious and not a great value for the portion size. Server only came by a few times to check on us. Poor first time experience and I don't think I will be going back.
Very disappointing. Had reservations da ...
Very disappointing. Had reservations days in advance but when we arrived, they said only tables available were outside. It was oppesssively hot & humid outside and still wet from recent showers. I told them I did not want to sit outside but was told that they " had to accommodate a large group that " might" take up all the indoor space.... We grudgingly agreed to sit outside, feeling we had no other choice (too late to find another place to eat).
After 15-20 minutes of sitting outside (dripping from the humidity) and several discussions with the waiter and manager, they suddenly " found" a table for us inside. By the way, there were several empty tables inside and I never saw the "large group."
Menu was far more appealing than the actual food, which was overpriced for what it was. No bread was ever offered.
Menu was seasonal, choices pasta and sea ...
Menu was seasonal, choices pasta and seafood, wood-fired pizzas. All very good. The open air design made for uncomfortably warm dining, even "inside", although it was, to be fair, July in Florida. Also, the noise level was such that you really cannot dine here for quiet conversation. The tables are very close and there are no plants, partitions, etc. to dampen noise. The women across from me at the next table was so loud I could hear her every word, even over that of my dining companion. Hence, I suppose, the "social" name. Good for groups, though.
SOCIAL is my favorite "go to" spot for e ...
SOCIAL is my favorite "go to" spot for excellent food in a fun, unique downtown environment. Young staff are energetic, friendly and accommodating. Menu features great variety along with daily specials. I always enjoy introducing SOCIAL to friends who have not been there - they always thank me and say "I'll be back!" The drink selection is inventive - I love the vanilla bean lemon drop martini. Be sure to try the calamari appetizer - best in town!
Service was excellent. Food this time an ...
Service was excellent. Food this time and last time, was too salty (chicken dish) and too spicy (meatballs) and the salad dressing had an extreme amount of vinegar. Our first visit was very good when we ordered a cheese and dried meat platter, and pizza.
Ambiance is very nice, providing both indoor and outdoor seating.
We enjoy Social and are frequent guest. ...
We enjoy Social and are frequent guest. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent. We love the indoor and outdoor atmosphere and also enjoy the outdoor bar with modern fire pits. I look forward to the Lamb meatballs on our next visit. My grouper was perfect and recommend it as well. They have talented bartenders as well.
We have been to this restaurant many tim ...
We have been to this restaurant many times in the past. This time service was slow even though the restaurant was not that busy. The cheese and meat platter was fair with cheeses that were very bland. We had to ask for the fig spread that normally comes with it. Our server was very slow and not very attentive. This used to be one of our go to restaurants prior to theater but will look for other options now
Food, service, ambiance and location are ...
Food, service, ambiance and location are all amazing!
Incredible pizza and food all around! Service and valet were impeccable! Outdoor cooling fans allow for enjoyable outdoor dining on warm FL summer evenings! A true gem!!!!
The food and drinks are not only very go ...
The food and drinks are not only very good but reasonable as well. They Have the best home made chips in town and the cuteist waitresses as well.
One can eat inside with air conditioning, outside but in the shade and in the back area by a fire pit.
All in all one of the niceist places for casual dining.
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