THE SOCIAL BAR AND TABLE

4.6
77 reviews
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Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Small and intimate with a fun, happy flair. Fresh. Local. Hearty.
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SB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening, friendly staff, excellent food

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S
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

small, intimate environment. a great place to meet up with friends and be social. delicious food and great service. will definitely come again and recommend.

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. The steak and lamb shank that we ordered were absolutely delicious. A very quaint location and really good vibe. We will definitely eat here again.

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WD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great lunch at this quaint Port Hope restaurant. Lots of local fare and great craft brews. 2 thumbs up.

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i
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent overall experience. Good wine list to accompany food (which was excellent). Service exceptional. Just needs some more relevant choice for appetizers...fries or poutine don't cut it here.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were so glad to have found this on the internet! We really enjoyed our lunch!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little spot with creative dishes and cocktails. Reserve a table as there are only a few, but seriously worth it

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AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! I had the fish and chips, while my partner had the lamb. Both were perfectly cooked and delicious. Will definitely be back to try more from the menu here.

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Every visit is fun and friendly and is a great food experience

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoyable. Only 2 patrons in on a Monday evening. Like anywhere really I find the cost of a glass of wine too high. Maybe offer a carafe of a house wine. Thank you.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant. Servers make us feel so welcome. Everything on the menu is amazing. This place just feels like home. Can’t help but rave about it to everybody we know.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was very friendly and professional. I had the poutine as usual. Without a doubt the best poutine anywhere. It is very busy so I would recommend making a reservation

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DJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Special menu food was wonderful and the service was great

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice, casual restaurant/bar with very good service. It is the only restaurant that I have received a follow up thanking us for our patronage...they care. The Social aspect is very important to them as our family party remained long after finishing our meals for socializing.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the Social so much! Seating is very limited so it’s best to always make a reservation, but it’s well worth it! Our favorite place in town with the best fries and basil mayo!

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DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time with friends! Great food, awesome service!

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AC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent beef brisket, excellent fries, great beer and a good atmosphere. We'll be back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for husband's birthday and it was wonderful. Food was excellent. Service was great. Would go again when we are back in Port Hope.

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VS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thought this little gem of a restaurant was wonderful. From the throw cozy blankets to the wonderful food and service, certainly a place I would want to visit again in the future.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We ( 2 retired couples) had supper at The Social prior to going to the Capitol theatre. The bar is small but cute and appropriately decorated. It was a little loud at first due to customers at the bar (and since it is a small place you are close to the bar regardless where you sit) but the atmosphere was so friendly that you didn't really mind. The service was great and the menu, while not large had enough choice to satisfy everyone. My only disappointment was that a beef sandwich mentioned on the website menu was absent from the in restaurant menu. I had the reuben on house bread instead and it was very good. Others had the hamburger and beef bourguignon and said they were very good. I would recommend this restaurant for casual drinks and dinner or lunch.

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DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were out with friends to dine before the theatre and we had a wonderful time—great menu!

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CW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner at the social, the waiter was very friendly and the food was excellent! We got recommendations from our Airbnb host, it’s her daily place they have a bar to sit and it worked perfect for our anniversary at the table.
The stewed beef was definitely a plus, melted in my mouth taste delicious!

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JK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We hadn't been to The Social before but their brunch menu looked appealing with a few possible vegan options (with some adaptations). When we arrived I asked our server to turn the music down (my mother in law was with us and has difficulty hearing in noisy situations). The chef was happy to make a few changes to his dishes to satisfy all of our needs and our server arranged a vegan birthday cake I had brought, very nicely on a plate, with some fresh fruit and candles. The food was delicious and we had a lovely time.

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G
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I booked a reservation for 3 via open table several days prior to arriving on what would be a busy day since there was a house tour that day. When we arrived they didn't have a table a
for us and then gave us a song and dance about whether or not they knew about the reservation. I showed them the confirmation on my phone and they didn't disagree that they had the booking - seemed like they hadn't checked it? Overall they seemed very disorganized and ill prepared for the crowds that day. Eventually we were seated at the bar where we sat out our meal (never moved to a table as promised). We were surprised that nothing was comped given the inconvenience. Lots of other good places to try in the area.

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming here when I get a chance! The food and atmosphere are always good. Great place to meet clients and conduct business lunches!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our server was very good. Nice menu. Good environment. Wanted a few more selections on the wine list. Thank you for a nice evening.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Lovely atmosphere! Fantastic service! So happy I was recommended this restaurant. I will definitely be back when in town again!

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DB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I ordered the fish and chips . Fish batter was soggy , not crisp and fresh . Chips were good though .My wife’s wild mushroom and shrimp, heavy on the garlic, light on the shrimp , and super soggy wild mushrooms. Service was great .

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy this local eatery ... consistently delicious food, relaxed and cosy vibe, and great service.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our fav. restaurant in town!!!

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KB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lunch was very good, friendly service, handled my accident related lateness very well.

Two local beers, nice lunch, 25% tip for about $50 - what's not to like !

Only negative was the small restaurant size and closeness of the tables.

I plan to go back with my wife

Keith

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went here with my fiancé and had the mussels which were amazing. We shared the fish and chips with two pieces of fish. The basil mayo dip is just heavenly and I ate every last chip. This is rare since I don’t eat too much carbs. Finished off with a mango kiwi mousse... totally delicious and will definitely return.

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Robyn, was so good. Her timing was perfect & she was friendly with a great sense of humour! And the food...well let’s just say, I will be driving from Ajax to Port Hope (in the not-so-distant future) to have the mac & cheese again. Oh & probably the fish & chips too:). Please DO NOT skip this place because of the menu size. The food is REALLY well made & it’s so refreshing to have a handful of EXCELLENT choices on the menu rather than pages of mediocre dishes that leave you feeling just “meh” about the food. Very memorable evening, a true gem!!! You should go:)

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I went for a dinner date. They were out of the mussels which we ordered so that was a little disappointing, but the food we did get was delicious . We had a great meal. The only drawback was that we were seated at a high top table which wasn’t super comfortable. It seemed like the only option for a couple in the small space even though we had a reservation. However, I would recommend for the food and great service.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was a belated birthday celebration, preceded by the theatre. I appreciated that staff was able to change our reservation time, as the theatre production was later starting due to 401 highway closure. Service was impeccable and the food was very tasty. It was a lovely meal adventure.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I made my parents a reservation here to celebrate my mom’s birthday. While they enjoyed the food, they had to wait 45 minutes for their meals to arrive, and were served after other guests who had arrived later. They said that the restaurant was blasting rap music, so it was hard to hear and didn’t suit the Sunday lunch mood. When my mom asked the server if her meal was coming soon, the server wasn’t very nice. They didn’t receive an apology or discount for the wait. They did enjoy the actual food, but wouldn’t go back based on their experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food as always! All three of us enjoyed our meals and we had great service just like every other time we have been.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

unique ambiance with excellent, unique menu & quality food

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a large group and they did an excellent job accommodating us. Food was good and our event was wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a nice relaxing birthday dinner with a good friend. Food was delicious. Server was super friendly and left us lots of chatting time. Another spectacular meal at the Social!

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