Social by Heinz Beck

3.9
82 reviews
$50 and over
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.
What 82 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Main dishes were quite good, but deserts were awful

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DebbieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was very bad due to lack of staff and the food was average. Would not attend again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very expensive wine list, good sommelier, appetizer fried shrimp in batter not appropriate for an acclaimed restaurant, excellent desserts, low seats but quiet great atmosphere.

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viproberte
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1 course arrived cold. Server rectified, but nonetheless annoying that others in our party were almost finished their main course

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vipAnthony
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. In hindsight one of us shoud probably have gone for their mystery menu where they make something up for you based on your desired ingredience, but it was excellent all the same going a la carte. One of our best meals in Dubai.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked at the last minute for a Christmas Day evening dinner as we got stuck in DXB when our flights got cancelled. Honestly a beautiful restaurant with great service and delicious food. Bottle of Gavi for 300 AED. Beautiful lobster spaghetti. Accommodating with our 7 year old too. Classy decor.

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Andrii
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would suggest to use proper level chairs on outside terrace. Currently they are like for low level cafe, but not such a great restaurant.

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PaulC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. Beautiful and tasty set Christmas menu and wine paring (though our daughter had some pasta which was unbelievably good). Wonderful, attentive service.

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BerndS
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food, good wine selection, very attentive service. Nice setting. Very worthwhile visit and definitely will be back. The only slight drawback was the cigar smoker on the next table on the terrace.

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LongTimeDubaiResident
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Very poor experience.

We ordered the 5 course blind tasting menu at 500AED per person (drinks on top, as an aside the wine list is quite good and typically priced). When the waiter asked if we had any dietary requirements we asked for, *if possible*, my guest's meal to be 'low carb'. I stress, we were asked.

What then arrived, slowly with 30 minutes between courses, were largely vegetarian, low calorie, tiny portions and not low carb. When we objected to plain and unadorned 'vegetable spaghetti' being offered as the entirety of the third course (after two pieces of lettuce and a single, tiny piece of chicken being the previous, which was laughably billed as a deconstructed caesar salad) they scrambled around in the kitchen and produced a cold plate of smoked salmon instead! I could have made better myself from my fridge at home. Very uninspiring and disappointing.

After that they gave up and asked us to choose the 4th and 5th courses from the menu. So much for the experience of chef's choice blind tasting...

At no time did any of the 5-6 chefs come out to check what the problem, nor was the manager anywhere to be seen. The restaurant was very quiet so there was plenty of opportunity for them to do so.

When the bill came a 20% discount was applied, a gesture that was appreciated, but was in no way compensation for what was by then a ruined evening - we came for a fine dining experience at the Waldorf Astoria with Heinz Beck's name on the restaurant; what we got was anything but that.

On leaving the waiter apologized and said please come back and he'll make sure it would be better next time. After what we experienced we won't be taking him up on that ask.

Avoid.

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JHVD
Italy
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice evening.
The food and wine were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The Food was okay but not exceptionnel
The portion where so little and the quality not so good for an Italien food

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Nebojsas
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Heinz Beck exists only in the name of the restaurant

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VilnisR
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food is delirious.
Every day new menu.

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BRIANM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was transiting through Dubai for work, did the tasting menu at Social, and it was an overall wonderful experience!

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CK06
Hamburg Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sehr schöner Abend, bei dem alles stimmte. Wichtig zu wissen: Es kocht ein Italiener, der bei Heinz Beck gelernt hat. - Heinz Beck ist in Rom, aber sein Schüler macht einen gut Zen Job.

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ChristianF
Switzerland
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the 5 and 7 course White Truffle menue.
It was just great
And the service was fantastic too.

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JeanneC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We must say that Social by Heinz Beck at the Waldorf in Dubai was one of the most memorable dining experiences we have ever had. . . having had the opportunity to travel all over the world! The staff was welcoming and unpretentious. They waited on us with great care and efficiency. We were seated on the balcony on a gorgeous Arabian night. The waitress suggested a tasting menu designed by the chef and we were not disappointed. The fabulous cuisine, along with the wine pairings, was out of this world, all carefully and beautifully plated. It was a night well worth the price!

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RICCARDOB
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

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SimonaB
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.

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KatherineV
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!

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mabeka
Miami
19 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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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 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

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SergeL
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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Sergio
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, professional staff and great dinner

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MarkP
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.

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JaneB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
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.

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YvonnM
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

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AdrianaF
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.

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Jeni
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, staff and atmosphere!!

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CamilaN
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, high quality meals. I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
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 .

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fabulous food wonderful service
Understated tasteful interior. Highly recommend

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GregoryG
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CaronD
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

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Dirk
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Einfach perfekt !

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 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.

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Social by Heinz Beck is rated 3.9 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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