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 the future!
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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
Mariposa Duck Confit
pesto spätzle + charred onion soubise + wilted greens + Le Coprin mushrooms
fresh horseradish + house hot sauce + mignonette + citrus
striploin + herb house frites + broccolini + demi-glace
Simple food, value a touch off. Drinks were not that great. Nothing special.
Always a great date night!
The duck confit is highly recommended! The portion was just enough though maybe it would be nice to have more spätzle!
Our brunch was unexpectedly incredible! Just as enjoyable as a fancy dinner out on a Saturday night! I will definitely be returning for brunch at Social!
Definitely a must try if you want to have a nice dinner with the better half. Will not be disappointed at all. Is on the higher price point for a meal's put a definite special treat. Service was good, wait time for food was good and chill atmosphere. Recommend!
Absolutely amazing!! Our server couldn’t have been more knowledgeable and welcoming would go back a hundred times over the food was exceptional we had nothing left on our plates!
The meal started with a vodka cocktail for my date, who said it was prepared perfectly. As for the main course, I had the pork tenderloin and my date had the steak-frites. Both were excellent, tender, and juicy, and the fries were also cooked perfectly. We ordered a bottle of Australian Shiraz (Kingston Estates Clare Valley 2019) and it was excellent.
The service was quite good in general. I deducted 1 star because our server’s shift apparently ended before we finished the meal, and it took several attempts before being presented with the bill and settling up.
It was an expensive evening, but the quality was commensurate with the price.
Loved our dinner at social. Great cocktails, amazing service and truly delicious food!
We were after drinks and apps and Social Lounge did not disappoint. The "Sussex Lounge" area at the front of the restaurant has been reduced to just one set of couches and a few dining tables chairs (before it was a number of different vignettes), but we were lucky to be able to snag the one setup of couches.
The couches were comfortable, the drinks and oysters delicious, and the service was attentive and quick. Drinks also came out super fast.
Absolutely loved the vibe. Would absolutely go back.
Great food, nice ambience and friendly service but there was some confusion with our table leading to a number of mishaps.
Friendly and warm service, great food :) definitely recommend
Les huitres étaient fraiches, et excellentes
Entrées bettraves succulente, entrée de pieuvre pannée, bonne mais trop panné a mon gout. Les repas principaux, canard, porc et saumon ont tous été très appréciés. Merci au SOCIAL, pour ce bon souper. 5 sept 2021
Appealing ambiance and thoughtful service. We enjoyed the pork tenderloin and steak frites, along with squash fritters - creative recipe and very tasty.
Excellent food, beautiful patio. Kitchen was slow but the food isworth the wait.
My sister and I had a great time here on the night before my wedding! The food is incredible, I relaxed the moment I stepped in the door, and the cocktails were delicious. Our servers were patient and very helpful. Though definitely more on the expensive side, this place is 100% worth the money we paid. This is one of the places in Ottawa that I highly recommend everyone goes at least once. Thank you Social for the great experience!
Waited pretty long, but thats probably just due to lack of staff. Pretty expensive food but the drinks were great!
It's fair enough but not very good I think need better staff
Went for an anniversary date night and we were not disappointed! The duck confit was amazing and each cocktail was better than the next.
Ambience was great, absolutely beautiful restaurant! Service was a little on the slower side, and the selection of vegetarian dishes is unfortunately limited. Nonetheless, would recommend and return!
The service started very late. We waited 30-40 minutes to get asked our orders, after we told them twice that we were ready to order. Once the service started, however, it was good. Ambience inside is very nice.
I loved it so much. It is a friendly place to go.
Great snacks and cocktails, friendly and efficient service, lovely patio, lots of space.
Very hood good. Lovely to sit in a restaurant snd be able to talk without shouting. Lovely patio as we!l
Went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The Food was delish, especially the duck. They offered us complimentary bubbles/dessert as we were celebrating a bday, which we didn’t expect at all since this was never offered elsewhere, such a nice touch!
Despite rain we were quickly re-seated and went on to a delightful evening with excellent food and service
The steak tartare was excellent and everything accompanied with it was delicious! Will definitely go again and recommend it friends.
Overall I was quite impressed. The courtyard patio was stunning and the service was great. I had the Duck Confit which was good but slightly overcooked. I would recommend it.
Lovely ladies night out. Patio was great. Our server, Melissa, I believe, was lovely. Have dined inside and out and enjoyed both experiences.
Went to the restaurant for our 35th wedding anniversary. Wine bottles are pricy at $60 or more. Ordered a $60 they didn't have it so they suggested one at $79 or another at $98 : (. Cheese board was excellent and steaks good as well.
Great patio, fresh food, tasty drinks. What’s not to love?
Great patio! Food was regular for an Ottawa restaurant.
A disappointing experience. While we were seated at our patio table fairly quickly with drinks from the bar, the rest of the evening provided long waits. We received our salads fairly quickly but upon ordering a bottle of wine, it took over an hour to arrive at the table and the wait staff did not even open it nor serve it. Our main dishes took one and a half hours to arrive. Cauliflower steak was Stone cold and scorched, duck confit was warm but the sides were not. Salmon was bland. At the price point charged for these dishes and the accompanying drinks, we expected far better. We watched as other tables received their dishes despite having been seated earlier than others. Covid has put huge pressure on restaurants overall but this was a terrible standard from what used to be a good option for dining. Won't be returning.
1st time visiting the Social. Food was amazing and service was wonderful. A shout out to Chef, Peter for an amazing cheese and meat board.
Great service and environment especially for happy hour
Delicious food and unbelievable service. Can't ask for much more!
Many waiters walking around but kept forgetting my refill and my tobacco a few times. Finally got me refill when I got the bill....
Amazing food and ambience as always. This is our go-to place to celebrate special occasions. It never disappoints and highly recommend it. Dinner choices such as Steak & frites, Salmon or the pork tenderloin are delicious and worth the cost.
Food - less than stellar. The duck confit was poorly cooked and missing its crispy skin. The ribeye was delicious however, the plate was basically just the meat with some crispy rings surprisingly no seasonal veggies or a sidedish definitely not worth the price.
Service staff was friendly but, overall disappointed with the experience.
Wonderful restaurant! Food was delicious and staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to go to a restaurant for a date or special occasion.
Social - Ottawa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 789-7355.
Social - Ottawa is rated 4.4 stars by 824 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.