Social

4.5
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199 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Outdoor dining available!

Social is a contemporary restaurant and lounge in Somerville that specializes in offerings that are perfect for sharing. With a regular menu and party menu, it is not difficult to solve those hunger pangs. With a full bar and manager’s hour specials during the week on drinks and appetizers, Social is the ideal place for being “social.”

The social sharing plates include classic favorites like calamari, nachos and ahi tuna, as well as tasty beef empanadas, Thai vegetable spring rolls and spicy shrimp. Hearty appetites will love the entrees including braised lamb shank, filet mignon and various handheld options such as a grilled vegetable sandwich. Eight classic dishes with options for chicken, veal or shrimp are also favorites. Lunch, dinner and evening entertainment are all great reasons to check out Social.


What 199 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and was greeted by the owner. Amazing food and service. Drinks were perfect. But I can't believe I have never been here. It was truly top notch. Only thing was owner was not wearing a mask while walking around.

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vipLindaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Surprised to see people walking in without masks. Owner never wore one that we saw at dinner

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GermanF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining at Social was very pleasant. The trees, shrubs and tents surrounded the tables providing a cosy and enjoyable dining experience. There were no other diners at the time hence it was nice and quiet. Service was attentive. Food was quite good. Towards the end another couple arrived and the lady had a loud voice so I could imagine being noisy if there were even more diners. Overall we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The drinks were very good. The food was good, but maybe overpriced, and it came out cold. I would consider this spot better for happy hour rather than dinner.

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vipBobby
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great; staff was friendly. We enjoyed ourselves!

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vipLisaS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we are definitely coming here again! Fantastic people fantastic food!

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AndrewF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. They have a nice set up on their lawn outside which is outstanding . Cocktails are always delicious and food never disappoints . Owners are personable and always making sure guests are happy. I highly recommend Social.

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MiguelM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great love the tables between the plants. Spray to remove mosquitoes. But great experience

JB
JackieB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like going to Social. A great experience every time I go and will never stop going.

JA
JenniferA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service! Would highly recommend.

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vipGreat
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there on a date night . The owner is very attentive and you can tell put some thought into a great menu. They had a shrimp flatbread special which was delicious. We also enjoyed their shrimp and lobster raviolis . Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend Social !!

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vipSoManyPlacesSoLilTime
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owners are great; “appropriately friendly.” Outstanding food, drink, and atmosphere. iI’s a sin, however, our Communist Tyrant NJ Governor does not approve of indoor dining. (Social indoors is even more special!). We will be back as often as possible.

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vipchuckie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It's difficult to give realistic reviews for lunch these days. We were the only group seated and it took 45 minutes for our entrees. Food was good though! I can't go back unless they spead it up.

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Dana
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Not quite enough umbrellas for when it started to drizzle. Really quite good overall though.

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Umesh
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a rather large party of 8, and had hoped to have a great service and food. Unfortunately, the wait staff needed an escalation to manager before they started noticing us. We had been seated for a long time before someone even noticed us - the drinks took long to arrive and after escalation things magically settled down to good service. The food was good, but nothing i would rave about - it was more of Italian-American fare...and chicken marsala was nothing to rave about, the chicken was a bit over done, and sauce a bit salty to my palate. In all, it was not a bad experience, but if this is one of your special events, i would rather look elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends.

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vipFoodie1
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had Nola's fries and the crab and artichoke dip. A little salty and comes out quickly, but tasty.

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DannyMac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Social features an innovative menu with a plethora of options. I would recommend going to the bar for a drink during happy hour prior to dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. The only thing that was not ideal is the noise level in the bar area can be pretty high.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

More of a "nightlife" spot then a restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a romantic spot to for for Valentine’s Day and the ambiance and service was top-notch!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class service , with first class food and drinks .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time guest. Food was good but it was noisy in the bar section. Owner came by for a chat.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience2

Very selective menu for Valentine's Day. Very dark inside and hard to read the menu. Food took way too long just for 2 simple pasta dishes. Overpriced as well. Skip this restaurant.

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vipEliseS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hadn’t been to Social in a little while- came for Valentines Day dinner and it was lovely! We had a great time!

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BucaBuddy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Ovations (sister restaurant to Social) and was as satisfied with the ambience, service and food. The restaurant has a few cozy areas to sit and nice bar area. It is a bit loud when crowded, but doesn’t stop you from having a romantic evening.

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KevinC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service at Social was great. I would recommend to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. I went on Valentine’s Day and had a reservations. Everything went smoothly from the time we walked into the restaurant to the time we walked out. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. When our waiter was serving others, there was another person consistently filling our waters and making sure that there were no empty plates/dirty at our table. I would definitely come back again.

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vipCarsnfoodforme
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Our fault for not checking but the Valentine’s Day abbreviated menu was uninspired and lacked some of our favorite items - prices were inflated and general food quality was just soso. Won’t make that mistake again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Social for date night. The food, drinks and ambiance far exceeded my expectations. Will definitely go back.

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vipMaureen
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a little put off at first because we had a reservation for 7:45 and didn't sit down until almost 8:15. While I understand they were busy, at first we were offered no explanation or apology. They did at some point explain that they were waiting on diners to finish/pay their bill, etc. When we finally sat down, we overall felt a little rushed to order and get moving. They were in fact very busy and I imagine short staffed which was the reason the staff felt rushed and in turn seemed to rush us. With that being said, the meals we had were delicious, food came out hot and presentation was nice. Overall, we would return to see if the service would improve on another visit. It's definitely worth trying.

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Pete
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although we had reservations the table wasn't ready so we were seated in a very noisy bar. Food was good and the service was as well. Overall it was fine .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, little expensive though. Great drinks & service, very friendly staff. I might ask to be seated in room not next to bar for a bit quieter atmosphere. It’s nice to find a restaurant that has delicious sushi, but good other food as well. One of my favorites!

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Eisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were seated by the fireplace in the dining room, best spot in the restaurant, and much less noisy than the bar area.
Everything was delicious, from appetizer (ahi tuna) to entrees (flounder special with crab meat and scampi sauce, grilled ribeye with carmelized onions), and desserts (tiramisu and chocolate souffle).
We will definitely visit again soon ^_^

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vipRickT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as usual! Sat by fireplace. Outstanding service. Always a great evening at Social!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Extremely disappointed, likely will not return. Made the reservation well in advance and requested to be seated in the bar area. This was a 40th birthday dinner and wanted a fun atmosphere. Instead we were placed in a quite room full of couples on dates.

Totally not what we wanted. I was told bar was full, but I had reservation. If my request could not have been honored I should have been notified!

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kylewfaucher
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant, food was good, followed my birthday request perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice for the first time. Server didn’t offer a second round of drink . I said i didn’t want butter so instead of asking me which vegetable i would like instead they brought me a double serving of broccoli rabe and no mashed. A little disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waited over an hour for our bill.

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RashadeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great table location by the fireplace.... service could have been a little faster. Overall very good

FAQs

Social offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 704-8444.

Social is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.