Downtown Social

4.3
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38 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Downtown Social’s restaurant offers a vast, modern-industrial space where guests come to enjoy chef-inspired American cuisine and casual gatherings, while overlooking downtown Glens Fall’s largest bar. A favorite among locals.
TUESDAYS: 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine
WEDNESDAYS: Burger & Beer $10
THURSDAYS: $4 Drafts & Live Music 7:00 - 10:00
What 38 People Are Saying
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JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were on a mini vacation and loved the meal Great atmosphere

PD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great music loved the atmosphere!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Wait staff could have been more organized. 3or 4 different people brought us what we needed, the our waitress was no where to be found, knowing we were waiting to go in to listen to the band.

NL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The customer service is amazing here. I had a concern and the waitress truly listenend and then addressed it as she said she would. Within minutes a manager came over, which we did not expect, and addressed it even further than we had expected. The food is very good with a nice variety of unique options and tradition offerings. The portions are appropriate.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, drinks were made perfectly, service was on point.

VV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

My friend ate something that caused her to cough a lot. Instead of either ignoring her or trying to do something about it they just accused her of being drunk. The "guy who runs the place" wasn't very professional.

DH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice outside if weather permits (but service seemed slow and infrequent outside). Inside is very noisy due to the high ceilings. LOVE the food!

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good--our waitress was exceptional. On the negative side, our "exotic drinks were a bit bitter; not what we were expecting.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great meal and awesome ambiance! First time there..really enjoyed it!

EH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a small gathering and our waitress was very accommodating with helping to give individual bills. The food was great and the atmosphere was great also, allowing us the ability to carry on conversations without feeling like we had to yell. We really enjoyed the Downtown Social.

JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty good. It was too loud though. Music was playing loudly making it hard to even talk to the person beside me. The beer selection is great and the lemon cucumber martini was delicious .

BH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The steak frites were outstanding. We were seated outside right away and We totally enjoyed the band, Outcrops, playing next door. Initially it took our waitress awhile to take our drink order but after that she was spot on. We will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service stinks but food is good and atmosphere is very nice! Sat outside with a great band playing next door.

PD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We are outside and that was very relaxing. Food was outstanding but it took a while to get our desserts served. Waitstaff was very attentive.

CW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was ok. Food was not anything special. Atmosphere was fun. It can be really loud

k
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

we went for dinner as we had received a gc as a gift. we ordered prime rib medium rare and steak frites medium. our dinners arrived over and very under cooked (each dinner was wrong). although we both ordered apps, only 1 of us was given a 2nd complimentary app while we waited for new dinners, my date just sat there while i had my 2nd soup. the overdone dinner came back overdone again, the under done was put on a grill, charred, tasted like char and still had very rare pieces. the manager comped us my 2nd dinner, which i had refused to accept anyway, comped our 2nd round of beers and gave us a $25gc. he seemed somewhat condescending as he told me he was, "sorry YOU had a problem," with the prime rib as they, "never have complaints on it." the bite i took of the 1st order was tasteless and both cuts were thin and very fatty. the waitress was nice but we had ordered 2 beers when we sent back the 1st round of dinners, and my soup, then the 2nd dinners, arrived before the beers. i will return only to drink the remainder of the 2 gc's and never go back. VERY disappointed. i only wish i had brought my phone so i could submit a pic.

CD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really liked the setting , atmosphere and especially the food. Delish, plated well and a perfect evening. The restaurant has an open floor plan, spacious enough to not feel crowded , yet not to feel empty.

NB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very nice but very slow, wasn't that busy and waited a while to be seated with a reservation, had to pour our own water. Good otherwise

DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great open space, but a bit on the loud side. Food and service were very good with lots of choices. Love the flash fried brussel sprouts!

DL
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had reservations in the Bourbon Room. It was quiet and private there. We were able to enjoy each other’s company and have a decent conversation. If we were in the other larger room, it would’ve been a different situation since that was “social”. Our meals came promptly and all was accommodating for our need to leave for a show across the street. Thank you!

KO
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but the atmosphere was very noisy

CD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Our server was very good answering questions and making recommendations. Definitely going back soon and looking forward to sitting outside.

R
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious 👌 they were doing a benefit for a local which is very sweet, I've been here before and enjoyed it

b
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would drink there but the food needs a lot of work.

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had house salad with grilled steak and it was delicious! Also, the brussel sprout chips were out of this world good!

s
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good poutine! Good size portions. Nice downtown restaurant.

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Entertainment was too loud. Server was ok not a lot of personality!

DG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed every meal at the Social, staff is phenomenal truly making the whole experience memorable.

SM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have celiac disease so I was excited to hear that they have gluten free options. However, there aren’t many choices. Also, there are a few fried items that are labeled Gluten Free that I was interested in like the fries but I asked and they do not have a dedicated fryer. Which means they actually are not gluten free. Unless nothing that has gluten in it goes in their fryers. I had a full salad with steak and the portion was a bit small. I went home and had a snack because it didn’t fill me up. My husband said his meal (not GF) was delicious but the portions were a little small.
The waitress was great though!! But not sure we will be back.

BD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience. Waitress "knew" the menu, was pleasant, present and attentive to our enjoying a nice evening at DTS. She carefully explained dinner selection options. Both entrees were cooked to perfection, our bisques were delicious and dessert was creative and tasty. This was not our first visit and will not be our last!

KE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

music was too loud, and we mentioned to hostess and manager. we were a party of 6, and it was hard to hold an easy conversation
waiter tried and was personable, but i am not sure how skilled he is as a waiter. the restaurant is worth a second chance.
had the ravioli and it was tasty but way too salty.
pastry puff mushroom appetizer was good.
grilled romaine salad was also good.
didn't think the manager in a business suit was appropriate for the venue-he looked out of place in this casual industrial style dining room.

RP
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussel sprout appetizer was incredible. Loved the salmon burger. Live in Saratoga and these prices were lower and represented a better food value. The Bourbon Room our back was a quiet way to enjoy an after dinner cocktail.

SA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good, attentive. Menu has nice variety of offerings. Cocktails (margarita) weren’t the best, mix was off, but overall we enjoyed our food & drinks. We lingered after dinner to enjoy the company of our friends and the wait staff was very gracious and didn’t rush us, which we really appreciated!!! We shall return.

TP
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

4 of us visited for a casual dinner. Atmosphere was pleasant. Wide open with high ceilings which generally lead to the room being loud. It wasn't terribly loud, nor was it quiet. Menu has a good variety to choose from, but we chose to try a couple of the "specials" for that night. Overall, the meals were good. The service was prompt. And we had a good evening. Somewhat pricey for the quality of the specials.

JH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

There was a 45 person party coming in that night, so we got sat right next to another table on the long wooden bench, and not a private booth (even though we had a reservation). We were there for 90 minutes and the party did not show up until we were leaving. So, I wish we could have had a little space - since the group to our left got pasta and all I could hear was slurping pasta (gross), and I had a large beam in my way on the right (annoying).

The margarita was weird - tasted like coconut. I am not sure if it is the tequila, or dirty shakers, but I did not like it. I sampled two wines (Riesling and Pinot Grigio) and I did not like either. The pork belly mac n' cheese was fine. Although, I would not call that pork belly. More like deep fried bacon bites. The cajun calamari was bad. It was just super crunchy breading. I would not know there was anything inside, especially squid, nor would I know there was cajun seasoning on it... The fries were good though. Unfortunately I could not order over 50% of the menu, as I do not eat beef... Not even a veggie/turkey/chicken/salmon burger option for a hand held?

Service was great. Taylor was so friendly.

If I had to come back, I would get the fries and that's it.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal for a great price. Nice service and staff. Had no idea of the Bourbon room

DT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We went as a group after work. The atmosphere was very nice. Our Server Shea was a gem! The restaurant got louder as we were there, and we were almost screaming to each other. Our chicken wings were not good. We all felt they were kind of 'gamey' if that's a term, or almost as if they had been frozen and were old before they were cooked. But - we chose not to let that stop us from enjoying our evening, and the other stuff you had to offer. The Brussel sprouts were wonderful, as was the pretzel and the mac and cheese. We would all return again and hopefully try the chicken wings again. This place is exciting and fun.
oh- and the place is beautiful, and we wished there were pictures someplace of the way it looked prior to construction as we couldn't figure out where the movie theater was, even though we'd all been there!!
Congratulations on a great place!!

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! It was our first time going, and we brought friends from out of town. The ambiance was awesome, it felt like we were in the restaurant alone when it was full. We all had different entrees and all liked them. I especially enjoyed the brussel sprout chips as an appetizer. It was very affordable and had lots of good choices. We will definitely be going back!