Social by Heinz Beck
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.
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.
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
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.
Amazing gourmet experience. Wonderful food and outstanding service. Would not hesitate in very highly recommending Social
Incredible food, service, staff and atmosphere!!
Wonderful service, high quality meals. I recommend it.
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 .
fabulous food wonderful service
Understated tasteful interior. Highly recommend
Amazing food/beverages and perfect service! Highly recommended !!!
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
Einfach perfekt !
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.
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.
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.
Michelin * level
exceptional service, friendly, professional yet not snooty or pretentious. a perfect dinner in every aspect. great creative food, well done
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.
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
Worthwhile! Mind Blown.
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.
fantastic night and food. great service by all staff
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.
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?
Very excellent food, great service. We will for sure come back and we highly recommend this place.
LOVE!!!! AMAZING FOOD. Great atmosphere and beautiful views from the patio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
amazing place from every aspect: service, food quality/innovation/taste/variety, ambience
Excellent food and service. Faultless. Up there with the best michelin star meals I have enjoyed to date.
The Estivo Tasting Menu was a taste explosion. The creativity in our savoury cake stand, the exceptional flavours in each dish on the menu was an explosion of taste. We will definitely return when next in Dubai
The woman at the door Iryna Simanko was the most unprofessional, rude and tactless person I have ever come across in Hospitality, anywhere in the world. She is bad for business...in fact she has the potential to ruin any business and should not be in Hospitality.
Thankfully, on the inside, the staff were so amazing...service, etiquette, attentiveness, you name it....they more than made up for what started out to be one of the worst evenings. The food was awesome...cannot complain about a thing!!! The food and service inside the restaurant really saved the day for us. We would certainly be back....just hope this woman has her day off on the day we decide to dine next at Social by Heinz Beck!
Thanks to all of you who made our evening, one to remember!!
I’ve said this time and time again in every forum and to anyone that will listen, in 7 years of living in Dubai and trying every new restaurant that opens its doors, the team at Social by Heinz Beck are the best in the Middle East.
The food is out of this world, the service is so far above middle eastern standards, the attention to detail is mind blowing
This is perhaps my 8th visit to the restaurant and every single one has been outstanding.
Amazing dining experience. The food and the attention were wonderful. We really appreciated that the Chef came out to meet us. It was truly the best meal we have ever had. A true culinary adventure!
We had one of the finest dining experience in terms of the delicious food, fabulously courteous service and extremely wonderful ambiance. The restaurant was extremely reasonable for such high standards and would definitely be visiting again soon. My special thanks to the entire staff and the Chef for being so polite and courteous. Thanks.
Relaxed feel with great food and fabulous service. We tried the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. It wasn’t cheap but it was an amazing experience and would definitely recommend it.
Was a last minute spot for date night; just a very pleasant place to be. Service a little clumbsy but lots of little highlights in addition to the food ordered.
We both had pasta (one trufffle one lobster), pasta freshly made and cooked properly - Some reasonably priced Gavi by the glass which turned in to 7 glasses ...
I think total GBP was just under £200 (we did share a salad starter) seemed about the right price for the location on the Palm, the restaurant quality, service and food. Would definitely go back. One of the less “flashy” places in Dubai where you can have a bit of peace. The opposite of cantina if you know it.
This place is phenomenal, the food was outstanding, the staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly. Such an amazing night with my girlfriends, with an awesome deal for ladies night.
Really solid Italian food in good ambience, with top service. You can see here and there the 3 michelin star heritage, but bottom line, dunno what the fuss is about. Only the duck dish was exceptional, the rest was nice. The veal was actually very bland. Know many better Italian places around the world.