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Social

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Byward Market Area
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537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada (George / York)
+1 613-789-7355
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very good- pleasant surroundings, friendly and welcoming hostesses, and a buzz in the air- people we're enjoying themselves. Personally, i think the menu offered she very interesting choices, but the apps and the entrees were a bit limiting, and the choices were a bit pricey. Cocktails were over priced. Food was tasty, well presented and nicely plated.... More 

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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's a bit trendy and sometimes noisy upstairs but a great spot overall. I really appreciated that the wait staff warned us about possible food allergies as my friend is highly allergic to scallops and we were offered a free taste appetizer. The menu selections were tantalizing and the wine list wonderful. We had a lovely dinner before a NAC... More 

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Thank Mary M
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food is ok, not good or great. Portion sizes are small and the wine list is poor. The food is over priced. The service is good.

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Thank Jenny D
Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Visited this restaurant while on business in Ottawa. Very nice room, good service. Food was ok, not spectacular. Our table ordered a range of items, mine was fish and it was not well prepared. Prices were high, so I expected more.

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Thank Norumbega
Waltham, Massachusetts
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575 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I had lunch here with a client while in Ottawa for work. It was delicious. The atmosphere fantastic. I loved it so much I went back on my own the next day and had a drink and appetizers at the bar. Definitely check this place out.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great suggestion from our friends. Loved the time we had there. Good beer and whiskey and a really nice bowl of soup!

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Thank Gord V
Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was our first visit, and we loved it. The food was amazing, and the service was as great, very attentive, and always there when we needed him, (Guisepee) was our server's name. The ambiance is super nice. Will definitely go back.

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Thank anciens2016
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Once in a while, you visit a restaurant and you are so excited that you can’t wait to post a review to tell everyone how great it was. Then, there are other times when the experience was not so great, and you have to wait a while for the frustration and even anger to wear off to think clearly about... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful choice to experience flavors. I pass from the sweet through the sour to the spicy at the same dinner. I think they may improve the combination of the drinks because the have many sweet cocktails that doesn't go very well along with the food but alone they are great.

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Thank Sandra L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited social many times and this visit, as always, was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment you step into the place it is so apparent that you are within their care. The warmth, presence, and knowledge of the serving staff is not without grace, perfect timing and an unspoken understanding of precisely what you need. I've been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada
    (George / York)
  • Public Transportation: There are public transit stops on Rideau street and at the Rideau Center (which is within walking distance).
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-7355

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?