Social by Heinz Beck

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$30 and under
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Italian
World-renowned, 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck brings contemporary Italian dining to Dubai. Featuring inviting design elements and offering innovative contemporary Italian cuisine, Social by Heinz Beck offers a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere with magnificent views of Dubai, making this an ideal setting for every day dining and special celebratory meals.
Heinz Beck is widely known throughout Italy and Europe as a notable master of modern gastronomy. Expressing a unique interpretation of the modern kitchen, Beck's artistry exceeds his raw culinary talent with a well-guarded process, which includes mindfully curating ingredients and implementing innovative techniques to transform simple ingredients into highly evocative dishes. Following the success of the acclaimed La Pergola in Rome, Social by Heinz Beck is set to amplify Chef Beck's reputation within Dubai and solidify his position as an international culinary talent.
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RI
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been there several times. Always satisfied but this time was the best experience. The only restaurant in Dubai worth of a Michelin star

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is just amazing, we had a small issue with the bill but it was easily solved.

KV
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We ordered the 7-course tasting menu for a birthday celebration. The amuse bouche was delightful and the first course. However, the courses with the lobster left an unpleasant after taste of old gym socks. The portions for 7 courses were too big. The service was amazing!

m
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Das Restaurant ist optisch sehr schön im Waldorf Astoria Hotel untergebracht. Der Service ist dem Ambiente angemessen. Das Essen war qualitativ sehr gut, die Kreativität vor allem bei den Amuse Geuls fast schon übertrieben mit Ansätzen von Molekularküche. Ich hatte 3 verschiedene Trüffelgerichte, allesamt sehr lecker. Besonders das Risotto mit Alba-Trüffel war in seiner Einfachheit und Perfektion eine Wucht. Das alles hat auf der Palme in Dubai aber seinen Preis. Über 60 Dirham, also über 15 € pro Gramm für einmal Ritschratsch mit dem Trüffelhobel sind schon grenzwertig. Wer das in Kauf nimmt, hat einen schönen Abend dort.

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OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and wine with excellent service in an stunning ambience always worth a dinner

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a lovely experience we tried the tasting menu the food was amazing down to every little detail and flavour
We went there for my husband’s birthday and got the waiters to sing happy birthday to him. Everyone else in the restaurant joined in.
The chef also came out to speak to us which was very nice

SL
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance et service remarquable pour ce très bon repas.
Je compte y retourner avant la fin de mon séjour

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, professional staff and great dinner

MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great menu for the taster menu and perfect wines to match. A thoroughly good evening and we will be back.

JB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was our second time at the restaurant which was not as enjoyable as the first visit. The negatives were; main course of sea bass with raspberry was a let down, the waiter was not familiar with the dishes and there was a noisy party in the big room. The positives were the starter, the deserts and the wine waiter. If your looking to charge these prices then you need properly trained staff who are familiar with the menu.

YM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Having been to many Michelin star Resteraunt this did not warrant the three that I thought it had have being give a pre prepared desert from the fridge to me is not the thing to do in a first class Resteraunt

AF
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s definitely one of the best restaurants in Dubai! Loved the attention to detail and being able to meet the chef at the end of our meal.

J
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gourmet experience. Wonderful food and outstanding service. Would not hesitate in very highly recommending Social

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, staff and atmosphere!!

CN
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, high quality meals. I recommend it.

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true fine dining experience , from the service , ambiance, food presentation and to the taste , was true magical

We have the octopus , and white asparagus
Both pastas with truffle
Black cod and beef tenderloin
Each plate was glamorous with distinguishable taste
A night well spent .

SW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fabulous food wonderful service
Understated tasteful interior. Highly recommend

GG
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food/beverages and perfect service! Highly recommended !!!

CD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Social
The restaurant decor ,ambience, and overall experience was amazing. From the minute we were seated we received a very warm professional service. The waitress was very attentive throughout.
Each dish was presented on the plate to perfection and the quality and flavours were truly outstanding.. we have dined at many restaurants within Dubai and Social in our opinion outstanding

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Einfach perfekt !

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OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food - taste, presentation and variety- was top class. The service was great - our waiter knew the menu very well and was able to answer all our questions, and we had a few as it was our first time to dine at Social. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and are already thinking of going back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Entrees were disappointing. The black cod was not a good cut and from the edge of the fish, and there was no crisp to the top. The cacio e pepe “amatriciana” was an extremely small portion for the price and was not particularly good at being cacio e pepe or amatriciana. The duck was excellent and the highlight of the meal.

The value was extremely poor overall; for being a restaurant associated with a 3 Michelin star chef, we expected better.

Service was excellent and the amuse bouchée was very good.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner!!!

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunningly presented dishes that had our tastebuds tingling.
Great table to be able to view into the kitchen.
Staff were so helpful and attentive but not intrusive.
Delicious!!

p
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin * level
exceptional service, friendly, professional yet not snooty or pretentious. a perfect dinner in every aspect. great creative food, well done

MW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The outpost of Heinz Beck’s 3*** Pergola serves somewhat tamed down and rather uninspiring and mediocrely executed “copies” of fantastic dishes;
On each of the nights I received a different number of amuses, with one of the items served lukewarm on both nights and not tasting fresh: two of the spoons include blatant and poor copies of Ferran Adria’s dishes. Several dishes have components that return time and time again: very a-typical for a restaurant of this standard… A “lettuce sauce” tastes more of olive oil than anything else, while the artichokes on the plate hadn’t been allowed to come to room temperature.

The tartare is made of good meat but is tossed without any visible of traditional condiments (shallots, pickles, capers), seems to fail tabasco and just tastes very acidic. The accompanying small salad isn’t dressed at all and features some leaves that have brown edges. The Carbonara comes in an odd vegetarian version, without neither the Guanciale nor the diced zucchini featured in the original.

Desserts are pretty to the eye but very unbalanced, odd and ridiculously sweet. There are unpleasant flavors (smoked vanilla ice cream really tastes likes cigarette ashes mixed into the base) and mouthfeels (a raspberry dish covered by raspberry sugar, making everything feel and taste very similar. Worst: it has an extremely dense layer of mousse and an unpalatable stiff layer of jelly in the bottom of the dish). There is no acidity and the essential lightness and fresh fruity flavor is not allowed to shine at all. When staff subsequently takes out plates and asks “did you enjoy” and the answer is “no, I didn’t” one expects more of a reply than “oh”…

Management only pays attention to tables when having ordered bottles of wine...

In the end: It all looks “pretty” and "luxury" but is inferior from other three-star Italian meals outside of Italy and it is rather expensive at that. I won’t return for a third visit.

JB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals we had in a long long time, we got the degustation menu, and each dish was delicious and presented beautifully. Would really recommend this place for a full dining experience

GF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Worthwhile! Mind Blown.

JS
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was exceptional but the food was a bit average for the price point. Presentation was beautiful but the taste didn't hit the mark for me.

DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic night and food. great service by all staff

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The waiter did not even offer the usual a la carte menu. The impression was that the à la carte menu was not at all. Only the menu with 10 and 6 dishes. The total score for 4 was 4,600 Dirhams, with tips 5000, it is about 1340 USD.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff support a dinner that you will remember for a lot of time. Chef superlative. All food flowed naturally. The decomposed tirami su was unbelievable. Everything excellent. What else?

OT
State of Bremen
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excellent food, great service. We will for sure come back and we highly recommend this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE!!!! AMAZING FOOD. Great atmosphere and beautiful views from the patio.

OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice.
Food was very good although the menu wasn’t quite varied enough.
Service was first class.
Presentation was excellent.
Met the chef who was extremely good and happy to discuss our experience.

LA
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was magnificent. Starting from service, very polite and friendly staff, always ready to help. Absolutely great food, very creative, all elements compliment each other.
Can not find anything bad.

KB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, sublime food, beautifully presented and exquisite flavours. Undeniably expensive but in my opinion worth every penny. Do not leave without having the duck tortellini. The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The birthday dessert was a gorgeous extra touch.

MH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was totally worthy. Yes. It was bit expensive but I had so much great meal with 5 courses and wine also.
I strongly recommend this restaurant to others.

HF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place from every aspect: service, food quality/innovation/taste/variety, ambience

F
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Faultless. Up there with the best michelin star meals I have enjoyed to date.