About Social Eatery & Bar
Sarasota, FL 34236
“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
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Social Eatery & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We've eaten here before and really liked ...
We've eaten here before and really liked it. But, it's changed. No more premium cocktails (Kettle One/Grey Goose or local and IPA beers etc) Also, it took way too long for drink orders to be delivered. And, waiter didn't listen well. We had to ask, twice, for extra plates for shared salads. Most restaurants do this automatically. And, because we were going to a show our waiter said we were eligible for their pre-show 15% discount. But, when checks came discount was not included so we had to remind waiter. He brought corrected checks.
Gathered there for pre-theatre show with ...
Gathered there for pre-theatre show with six other friends. The fish was outstanding and the other meals enjoyable as well. Very pleased that the wait staff was attentive to the fact that we had a show to catch. I will recommend Social to other friends
Service from the time we sat down until ...
Service from the time we sat down until drinks ordered was slow after which we asked for a few minutes to consider what to order. That few minutes turned into at least 10 after which I got up to find our server. I ordered the classic meatballs with pasta! Lots of meatballs - good! Sauce over cooked. Pasta ok. Prices seemed high. Very convenient to Florida Studio Theater.
Went for New Years Eve and was really di ...
Went for New Years Eve and was really disappointed. Had never been. The restaurant design was great, aesthetically it was very hip; but food was extremely overpriced for the quality. We should have gone to a restaurant that we already knew and come here for drinks.
One of the worst meals I've ever had! fo ...
One of the worst meals I've ever had! food came up cold, we sent it back, it came back cold again! the potatoes au gratin were cold and like rubber. The vegetables were rock hard. The waitress was very apologetic but the manager not so much. This was a set meal on New Years Eve so they knew in advance what they had to book do there was no excuse for the appalling food they served
Not the best experience this time. The ...
Not the best experience this time. The kitchen was backed up, the food was either cold or over cooked. The waiter tried his best to accommodate. Overall not our best experience at Social Eatery especially since we chose this location for a Birthday Dinner.
Nice restaurant, I made reservations and ...
Nice restaurant, I made reservations and unfortunately were seated outside on the coolest night thus far. Had I known we were outside, I would have found a different venue and tried this place another time when it is warmer outside.
Our evening at social eatery and bar wa ...
Our evening at social eatery and bar was less than ideal. The service was very slow. We waited a very long time to get our drinks. We did order appetizers but the main one we wanted they were out of. My brother tried to order a drink and they were out of two of his first choices. The waiter was also unaware of what was available so he was going back and forth a lot. We ordered our entrees and everything seemed fine. After sitting for about 30-40 minutes after ordering our meals the waiter informed me that they were out of the filet and could I choose something else. There were no other steak options so I chose to just go without an entree. I assumed and asked about the other entrees being ready. I didn't want the rest of the meals to get cold. Another 10-15 minutes went by before the rest of the food came out and surprisingly they had made a mistake and there was a filet left. We had a 7:00 seating which in my opinion is a reasonable time for dinner. It's a little early to be running out of so many things. The restaurant stated in the menu about it being a relaxed place and to not rush through the dinner but the environment we experienced was not pleasant. The lack of organization and communication really showed.
Service is a serious issue here. My seco ...
Service is a serious issue here. My second time here and the first was ok but thus visit was nearly 2 hours of delays. Ordered a couple of appetizers. The calamari and volcano ( a large meatball with wise noodles draping the sides and a tasty Boulanese sauce. Also a pretzel dusted fried calamari. Both were pretty good. That was the first hour; and getting the entrees was as frustrating as the traffic that night. Bottom line the fillet was a far cry over cooked from medium rare and the half chicken special wasn't very special at all. The dark meat was ok but the breast was dry and overdone. Had a better roast chicken at the Publix. The server. (Amber) was nice but apologizing often. I know they are good at meatballs and pizza; I will know better if I return.
We have been to Social at least 5 previo ...
We have been to Social at least 5 previous times. The food is wonderful and usually the service is excellent but not this time. Our waiter wrote down an incorrect dish and could not be found. Since we had requested two separate checks for three people, when we complained, we were given two complementary cocktail tickets for our next visit. Since the individual who received the wrong order does not drink, this was not much of an apology. Why not remove the appetizer from the bill for the individual who received the wrong order. This server need more training. If we had not been to the restaurant before and liked it, we would not return.
Side salad very nice...however the pizza ...
Side salad very nice...however the pizzas were only half cooked..very disappointing ..
we were with friends so complaining was not an option without spoiling the evening
have been many times before..as we live locally..and have always been satisfied
Outside seating is lovely at this time o ...
Outside seating is lovely at this time of year! We went of the spur-of-the-moment before the theatre. We were there at Happy Hour, which made our purchase a bargain. Food was good; service was excellent. We had a great time and look forward to returning.
Excellent location, in the heart of Sara ...
Excellent location, in the heart of Sarasota,s theatre district. Food is eclectic and wonderful. Service also excellent. If dining on the patio be aware the awning must fully open or close before it functions properly.
We keep giving Social a try because its ...
We keep giving Social a try because its is so convenient to Florida Studio Theater, but it always disappoints. Wine by the glass is a half-pour at full pour prices and the selection is mediocre. The food is never better than OK. Grouper was flavorless. Chicken was flavorless. Kale was not real fresh. Not anything more to say!
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!
This place was outstanding. The food, se ...
This place was outstanding. The food, service, and ambiance were much different that I was use to. I would go back when traveling through again. I found the dishes to be creative and tasty, and the drinks to be fresh.
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.
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