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.
pan-seared shrimp / clams / calamari / light pomodoro sauce
sauted mushrooms / shallots / olives / hot cherry peppers / gorgonzola / balsamic reduction
american cheese / red onion / lettuce / tomato
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.
Surprised to see people walking in without masks. Owner never wore one that we saw at dinner
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.
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.
Dinner was great; staff was friendly. We enjoyed ourselves!
First time and we are definitely coming here again! Fantastic people fantastic food!
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.
Food and service great love the tables between the plants. Spray to remove mosquitoes. But great experience
There is nothing like going to Social. A great experience every time I go and will never stop going.
Consistently great food and service! Would highly recommend.
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 !!
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.
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.
Wonderful food. Not quite enough umbrellas for when it started to drizzle. Really quite good overall though.
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.
Dinner with friends.
I had Nola's fries and the crab and artichoke dip. A little salty and comes out quickly, but tasty.
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.
Food and service was outstanding. The only thing that was not ideal is the noise level in the bar area can be pretty high.
More of a "nightlife" spot then a restaurant.
It was a romantic spot to for for Valentine’s Day and the ambiance and service was top-notch!
Always first class service , with first class food and drinks .
First time guest. Food was good but it was noisy in the bar section. Owner came by for a chat.
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.
Hadn’t been to Social in a little while- came for Valentines Day dinner and it was lovely! We had a great time!
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.
The service at Social was great. I would recommend to family and friends.
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.
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.
Went to Social for date night. The food, drinks and ambiance far exceeded my expectations. Will definitely go back.
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.
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 .
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!
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 ^_^
Great dinner as usual! Sat by fireplace. Outstanding service. Always a great evening at Social!!
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!
Very pleasant, food was good, followed my birthday request perfectly.
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
Waited over an hour for our bill.
Great food, great table location by the fireplace.... service could have been a little faster. Overall very good
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.