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
Val, our server, was magnificent, friend ...
Val, our server, was magnificent, friendly and professional, great suggestions, timed our meals perfectly so we could make the FST show on time! Presentation was lovely, our selections were delicious! It was an excellent dining experience ! Thanks, Social!
A not overly creative menu, but somethin ...
A not overly creative menu, but something for everyone. Has a nice vibe, servers were very attentive. Can eat light or full meal, decent cocktail list - not a lot of wines by the glass, outdoor seating with fire pit.
We've been to Sarasota quite a few times ...
We've been to Sarasota quite a few times. Found this gem online. Super-cool vibe. I think it would've been better if the area wasn't abandoned-looking (due to construction).
Food was great. Server was gods at the beginning of the night, then completely MIA. Which is weird, because it was dead.
I like Social! It usually is very crowde ...
I like Social! It usually is very crowded and vibrant. It was very quiet last night. There is construction going on all around it so maybe it's affecting the restaurant. One minor thing
my lamb meatballs came out warm not hot, I like my hot food to be hot.
There were seats outside for 4 - we were ...
There were seats outside for 4 - we were a party of 3 - they refused to sit us outside even though there were seats available for over 2 hours --- instead we were seated inside in a wind tunnel with literally 8 fans blowing on us. They would not adjust the fans. They recommend a Sauvignon blanc that tasted like cheap box wine. It was awful. They refused to take it off the bill and 4 times the waitress insisted on us taking it home because "she was not going to pay for it " -we did not take it and still paid for it and left her a good tip despite the fact that she was simply unprofessional and dumb. The food was actually good but the place has gone downhill. I wish you better luck if you go but beware, the management and staff are pitiful.
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.
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