We had an excellent service and delicious food. Fresh oysters and fish, along with a great selection of wines. I strongly recommend it
I thought it was really overrated, thank God we had a really nice waitress
Service was great, Patio was busy but calm, live music was good,not to loud food was 10/10
Great hidden patio in the back courtyard was beautiful for a summer night of dinner and drinks. Service was exceptional, and I don't say that lightly. You can tell the people enjoy working there!
Chef's board was fantastic. Lots of food. Was too full to finish my entre. Servers were excellent.
Five of us ate lunch at Social and we all enjoyed our food and the overall experience. I highly recommend the steak salad.
Very enjoyable brunch and excellent service. Probably the nicest patio location in Ottawa
Went as a group for a special occasion. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. Every one of us changed our orders after she described some of the dishes! Great time, would go back again when looking for a nicer dinner.
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The creme brûlée has the texture of lumpy runny creme. Very disappointing.
Excellent service and the food and drinks were delicious!
Good service, the food was not memorable. Our dish was tasteless in spite of the beautiful piece of fish. Brussels sprouts were finally cooked after sending back twice. The restaurant was apologetic by not charging for them.
I was really impress by the ambiance and the gastronomuc food. The wine is really good too. We try the oysters, and they were perfect. However I wouldn't recommand the foie gras.
We made a reservation for 11:00 on open table Sunday April 29th. On our arrival, we were told by the waiter that the restaurant opened at 11:30 that morning and they did not honnor the reservation we had made. Very dissapointing! Will definitely not return.
Excellent service. Great food. Portions could be more generous for what you pay.
Great food, excellent service
We had a great business meal at Social. I was very impressed with our server's knowledge of the menu, including his knowledge of the beers on tap. Well done!
We had a marvellous time at Social . The food ,service and ambience is excellent!
I will be back!!
The decor and atmosphere was stunning with dimmed lighting and lots of candles. The background music for dinner was a mix of smooth jazz/euro jazz which made for a very relaxing feel. Then later in night music became more upbeat to feel more like a bar making you want to stay even longer. Salmon dish was amazing as was the steak frites. Service was great. Waiter made you feel like you weren’t being rushed. Definitely a higher end restaurant but well worth it! Can’t wait to return!
The ambience was nice at Social, but I was quite disappointed by both the quality of the food, which was overcooked and there was nothing really special about it. The pricing and setting were high end but the quality didn't match that. The service was also mediocre at best. Somewhat of a lack of attention paid to the clientele. If you're going to go high end, this wouldn't be my first choice.
Service and cocktails were wonderful! WE will return
We dined there for Valentines 2018. A fixed menu. We were seated at a wonderful table. The service was delightful and friendly. The food was delicious. Good selection of Wine. Knowledgeable staff. They have a summer patio located at the back of the restaurant in this beautiful stone courtyard. Very Quebec City-ish... We would go there again.
Quality of food was good.
They need work on veggie options. The set menu app was just the meat removed (half the value). Staff was really nice. Our waitor disappeared for a while and none of our food for such great dishes were explained to us. It was alright. Nothing was bad. Just missing the details to make it special. The bartender and the cocktails were epic.
The Valentine's day menu was more limited than I thought. The food was good, not great for the price. The cheese souffle was warm, not hot. I'm not sure if the rating for the food is fair considering this isn't your typical menu but we were disappointed in the food unfortunately.
We shared the Oysters and salad but we each had the Duck confit, it was just perfectly delicious. As we were full and satiated we did not have a chance to experience the desserts.
Great food, great service.
Visiting my daughter . The food was yummy and the waitress was very nice . She was pleasant not pushy and very attentive st the same time. Excellent bonding with my adult children.
The staff are wonderful and friendly and the food was great. The ambience is beautiful at night with the candles at every table. I would absolutely recommend for special occasions.
Great spot- food was amazing. Not a lot on the menu which is fine and most of the dishes are quite rich. Lovely overall and would recommend.
They treated us like old friends. Great service and delicious food
The food was delicious and the ambiance amazing. We will return!
Food was awesome and service was terrific. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The ambience was warm and friendly. We will definately go back again.
I have been going to social for a while now and was very excited to take my sister there for her first time. The food was out of this world, delicious and well presented.
Our waiter on the other hand is a different story. Several times throughout the night we had to ask a different server, the hostess and the people delivering water for assistance. She was very cold towards us and I stead of seeing if we wanted dessert after our meal we watched her do a shot at one table and share wine at another. Extremely frustrating when all you would like is a dessert menu. It also took more than 10 minutes for her to come with the machine to pay, we ended up asking the hostess walking by.
It's really left a sour taste in my mouth because I was so excited to take my sister there. If it wasn't for the food I wouldn't go back.
Went to Social about one month ago for the first time. I had heard about the place before and wanted to try it out. I was very empressed with the ambiance, the food, the service, the dj.
Pleasantly surprised that the girl who served us spoke french.
We asked for wine suggestions (red and light tasting wine) and she knew exactly what to recommend !
We had the tartare and the charcuterie plate. It was awesome !
We went back for a second time last Friday to celebrate one of my 2 daughter's birthday. We decided to go again with the tartare and charcuterie plate. I was a bit disappointed with the tartare, looked like hamburger meat! It was tasty but not as good as our first time.
The girl that served us also spoke a little bit of french and I was pleased by her making the effort. A bit disappointed on her knowledge of the wine list. Again we asked for her suggestion to recommend a light red wine. She didn't seem to know what to tell us, hesitating, her choice was disappointing.
My daugher had the steak and fries, one word for the steak : WOW! It melted in your mouth and the side garlic sauce for the fries was awesome !
My other daughter had the lamb which was very tasty and tender.
And I almost forgot the warm raisin bread !!!! It's to die for!!!!
The Social is a bit pricy (especialy the wine list) we went with the glass 20$ per 8 oz, because the bottle starts at around 70 $ and up.
It's a great place to go to for a special occasion.
We will go back for sure ;)
I just love this place, one of my constant Ottawa faves. I had to go and test out the new chef and loved everything from our amazing waiter, to the food, gorgeous ambiance...no no complaints.
My only complaint was with the service. There was no problem with the ordering of the food but we were engaged in a conversation between friends who hadn't seen each other for some time and were interrupted every five minutes with did we want this? Did we have enoigh bread? How were the first bites? Etc. And it wasn't the aame person but at least three different people. And I was trying to send off, politely, please leave is alone vibes. The table needs to be "read" better. Otherwise the occasion loses some of its enjoyment.
Great - booked a table for 13 only 10 mins before arriving. Couldn't have been more accommodating, seated our large table with minimal fuss quickly after we arrived. Both the food and the service were very good, everyone had an enjoyable evening. I would definitely return should I visit Ottawa again.
A few of us arrived early and they seated us right away. Server was courteous and knowledgeable. Service was quick without rushing us, server was around but didn’t hover. Food was excellent as were the drinks. They didn’t rush us out the door. We stayed for over two hours. Ambiance was good. Music wasn’t too loud as to impede conversation. Will definitely return.
I selected Social to impress a visitor. It is an impressive space but almost empty for Saturday lunch. Good service. I ordered a warm beet salad. Beets were not warm and rest of salad tasteless. It seemed not to have any dressing. Disappointing.
Excellent spot for a birthday. Ambiance was great! Quiet enough to have conversations as well.