THE SOCIAL BAR AND TABLE

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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian

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Casual
Small and intimate with a fun, happy flair. Fresh. Local. Hearty.
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! We enjoyed our lunch! Will be back again!

J
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The Social was a complete and pleasant surprise. It is very small but has great beer and wine lists for a restaurant this size. The menu is limited but our salads were delicious. My companions had a burger and a brisket sandwich and polished them off in record time. My steak was good but not exceptional. I would do the burger next time. Staff are pleasant and service was excellent.

DR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The dishes were tasty but both the soup and the Hot Pot were far too sweet. Those dishes are meant to be savoury so let the subtle flavours of the wonderful ingredients be allowed to be detected by the palate

GC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food is good and good value. Service always friendly and cheerful. Pleasant ambience. Our go-to place for a casual dinner out.

R
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Worst thing I can say is the tall chairs are nerve wracking and a little wobbly haha everything was amazing!!!

H
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service; you almost want to invite the server to sit down and join you. Features are interesting and an awesome beer list .

EF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Servers were amazing. The only negative was the noise level but that’s okay.
Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing little spot in a little town. Highly recommend people to go here all the time!

K
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Mussels were fabulous. Service was good... in spite of the place being full... well done. Just a great vibe and a wonderful place.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the social. Great staff and great food!!!

W
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We went for lunch with another couple. Mussels and trout were out of stock, which was a shame because they cook them perfectly. The shrimp and noodle salad was terrific, as was the wine! The chicken sandwiches were unfortunately overcooked and the fees were too. Service was excellent. Certainly will go again. Make a reservation, they are really quite busy, which is also a good sign

MK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The most casually and genuinely sophisticated place to eat in Port Hope-Cobourg.

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

Love hosting out of town guests at The Social! Always well received.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can't wait to go back. It was our anniversary and they treated us to champagne. We were too full for dessert. Had the buttermilk chicken and it was delicious.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another delightful experience. Super yummy food and most excellent white sangria. Service was perfect once again!

H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Social. We ate indoors as one of our invites isn’t with Good without outside temperatures. The inside noise level was perfect as allowed a table of 5 to talk comfortably.

AT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite places to dine. Consistently excellent food quality and service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A delicious meal on the patio with great service! We enjoyed some Ontario craft beer with our meal too and loved the Creme Brûlée for dessert!

BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very relaxed vibe with excellent food. I would definitely recommend for Sunday brunch.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely worth the drive! It's cozy and comfortable. Staff were absolutely amazing! Very attentive, friendly and welcoming. This was out first time here and they made us feel like we were regulars.
My compliments to the chef as well as the food was flavourful and rustic. You could really taste the care, passion and attention to detail in every bite.
Will definitely be returning here soon!

DN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Seating was uncomfortable and we were put at small table where I couldn’t even pull my chair out. Tried another table and the chairs were high and directly above the cold air return. We left without ordering

LM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was amazing! Service was excellent! Will definitely return!

BM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delish! Service was great and lovely patio! Would definitely go back!

SD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little restaurant in Port Hope! Met up with family here for lunch and everyone really enjoyed their meals. We had the fish & chips, Burger, mac & cheese, and fried chicken. Everyone's meals were wonderful and arrived at the same time. Great local beer menu as well. Would highly recommend.

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was spot on and the atmosphere lively and inviting. A new local favourite for us. Highly recommend a reservation.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The appy was really great I had Brie and a onion reduction. I ordered the special which was perch and sunchokes purée. It was ok, but nothing to write home about. My friend loved her crispy chicken sandwich. I wish I would have ordered that. I ordered a decalf coffee didn’t find out until after I drank it that is was an americano. Let’s just say I didn’t sleep that night. Our server was awesome though, I never complained about the coffee so that’s my fault. My review of this place would be average.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place is great!
Tables too close together. Ambiance is quaint and that is the charm of the place.
Enjoyed the food. Will be back again

4
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for great food. We wanted a light lunch, so shared the shrimp tacos and a bowl of curried mussels. Warm welcoming service. Friendly crowd.

SB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening, friendly staff, excellent food

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

AF
Toronto
2 reviews
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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