Social - Ottawa
20 years later, SOCIAL continues to deliver. Known in the capital city for its ambiant and modern vibe, fifteen-foot ceilings, its secluded and beautiful courtyard patio, and gorgeous stone walls inside + out-- SOCIAL offers an unparalleled atmosphere for a sit-down dinner or some after-work cocktails. Guests can expect high-quality professional service and a menu to match, proving that SOCIAL is truly a downtown destination that has it all.
Come enjoy the culinary experience given by our Head Chef Peter Schulz and his team.
We do not have any live entertainment at the moment, but we hope to bring this concept back in summer 2021!
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Fantastic restaurant with amazing food! Our server was pleasant and dynamic.
great place to go for drinks also great food especially oysters
Always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Great for a date if you can get one of the bar booths,
Your house burger is always a treat, the salad was a bit less of a hit this time. Overall fun to be back, great service.
I wa surprise by the atmosphere and the quality of the food. Service was outstanding
First time at Social restaurant and Lounge. The service we received was amazing! The ambiance is very welcoming and cozy. YOU have to go! I recommend to everyone!
First time visit, love the food and exceptional service. Totally recommend and will definitely come back. Cheers
The server was excellent.
I loved the look and feel of Social more than I loved the food - and my meal was really good! The server was very attentive and kind.
Love the location, decor and ambiance. Food is generally excellent. Oysters and chief platter are my favorites appetizers. Now during covid the menu like in most restaurants is limited but still offers a variety. The service could have been a bit better to match the style of this nice restaurant.
Large space and socially distancing for lunch was good. Booths have plexiglass. Food and service were excellent. It was my second time visiting and I’d go back.
Had a great time. Meal was a bit over priced. Service was fantastic.
Great meal, service and atmosphere - we will be back
With the weird times were in they still made an anniversary celebration feel special, food was fantastic and service was impeccable. Lots of room between diners and cleanliness was well managed with taking from the ambience.
My husband and I had a delicious meal at Social. The duck was fantastic. I can’t say enough good about it. The duck was locally sourced and was crispy on the outside and tender and tasty on the inside. It was a leg and hip. The purée squash, kale and cabbage were so complimentary that every mouthful was delicious! I want to go back for more! My husband had the jerk chicken which was excellent as well! I obviously recommend this restaurant!!
Everything was great. I did feel like the waiter was rushing us a bit as she came to check up on us very often. However, she was also very kind.
Absolutely amazing food, drinks, staff and ambiance. HIGHLY recommend.
Went to Social for my birthday dinner with friends and, while it was very enjoyable and the service was good, it is not the most accessible venue for those with disabilities. I had inquired ahead of time to find out if the restaurant was accessible (as one of my guests uses a wheelchair), and was told that it was indeed accessible. However, what the staff neglected to mention was that the restroom was NOT accessible as there were several stairs that had to be descended into order to use the facilities. My guest had to go down the street to find another washroom in a public building, which was not ideal.
Again, a great night overall, but if you or your guests have issues with mobility, Social may not be the place for you.
What a lovely lunch at Social! I took my Uncle and his Partner for lunch and we sat outside on patio in the courtyard. Our server was attentive, engaging and professional; the food and wine were delicious; and the ambiance on the patio was extremely pleasant. Thank you!
From arrival to departure the dining experience at Social was truly a treat. The staff were helpful and the food incredible. Even with safety measures in place it reminded me of pre-COVID times and for that I am especially grateful. I will definitely return and look forward to the next wonderful night out at Social.
Ben was the best host ever. Felt like we were in his home!
It was a special occasion and they acknowledged it which was so sweet. Food was really good. It was my 7thvtine and ill keep coming back. Still as fresh as first time.
Excellent Resto. Beautiful outdoor seating space.
Service is very good et j'apprécie vraiment beaucoup que certains serveurs parlent français! La terrasse est magnifique!. Musique un peu forte du restaurant d'à côté.
D'habitude (je vais à ce restaurant depuis près de 10 ans) mon canard est toujours délicieux, mais cette fois, la viande dure et sèche et le morceau du canard plus petit.
Le tartare que mon fils a pris était délicieux, mais pas les biscotttes qui l'accompagnaient. Le plat de saumon parfait!
Après avoir fait part de ma déception au sujet du canard, on nous a offert un dessert gratuit. Merci beaucoup!!!
Had a very nice meal in their spacious and appealing courtyard patio. The food was very good and we appreciated the service as well.
As expected, food and service were very good.
Excellent service and food. Felt totally safe with measures taken during Covid
very nice patio seating with the red umbrellas and trees and lights reminds me of European patios. The food is not bad but can be much better. The price of the food doesn't reflect the quality or flavour, either you offer better quality food or cheaper price.
They have a great set-up in the outdoor courtyard. Really a beautiful space especially when the sun goes down. The menu offers lots of selection without being overwhelming. The food tonight was excellent and our service was friendly and helpful. Everyone was practicing safe distancing. It’s such a wonderful city and a great location.
We had a great evening in the outdoor terrace at the Social. Service was very good, ambiance was great. Food and wine selection were good. Food preparation was not extravagant, food was flavourful and portions were just right. We appreciated the attention to detail and Current public health requirements due to COVID-19. We will be back.
Went for an evening of dinner and drinks to celebrate a friends birthday and had the best night! Big thanks to all the staff!
Nice ambience, great place to go for a drink, but the food was not worth the price. Much better fare for less nearby.
The hamburger was excellent! Maybe the best I ever have had.
The patio is also the nicest in Ottawa.
Service was good, but no one was around when we were ready to leave.
Food was excellent.
Service was horrible. Had to ask twice to get our drinks. Never was given plates to share appetizer. Waitress never stopped by table to check on us
Very good service , delicious food and great ambience
Our server was fantastic and the food delicious! The champagne to celebrate our birthday girl was an unexpected wonderful surprise
Great service and great food. We really enjoyed the dinner and ambience
Welcoming upscale restaurant in the heart of Ottawa. Quiet and warm, perfect for conversation. Fresh food with daily options at lunch - tasty and wholesome. Wait staff was polite, enthusiastic and well -informed. A range of prices. Lovely presentation of dishes. Thanks to Social, we enjoyed a great meal with friends.
Ken was our server and he gave us a joyful dining experience while I was visiting Ottawa for the weekend! Thank you!
We had a wonderful lunch on Saturday; it was my first time visiting the restaurant. Two of us had the steak frites, and one had the chicken avocado club. The food and service were outstanding.
The only negative I have to mention was that the photos to the right of the entrance are not evenly spaced on the wall. Please fix this LOL
Social - Ottawa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 789-7355.
Social - Ottawa is rated 4.6 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.