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Social Eatery & Bar

$$ - $$$, International, Fusion
1219 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5540
+1 941-444-7072
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (45 reviews)
“pizza” (39 reviews)
“kale salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Contemporary, International, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1219 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5540
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In earlier visits, I'd been put off by high wine prices, however, there is now a happy hour. There may have been one before and I just did not know the code. You have to say 'house red' or 'house white' to get the $5...More

Thank retengr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this restaurant for the atmosphere, but so disappointed in the food. I usually never turn back food but I had to here. My second choice was worst then the first. Service was very poor as I ordered a bottle of wine and she never...More

Thank Kwinggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Social is a great place to eat, drink and hang out. I ordered the chicken, and my meal was very tasty. The drinks are great too, and the outdoor patio is wonderful!

Thank wolfpackgirl12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Paella was delicious and also the calamari appetizer. We were there early and got seated , but the restaurant was getting crowded before we left, so reservations are usually needed.

Thank carol f
Reviewed 16 September 2018

When we arrived, a party of three, we were within 5 minutes of the 5:00 opening time, but the front door was unlocked so we entered only to be told by the girl applying mascara at a front table that we would have to go...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times. You honestly can’t go wrong with (or I haven’t) had anything I didn’t enjoy. I have tried many different options and have never been unhappy. We typically take out of town guests and they always love it too.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We used a gift certificate at Social. There’s a really nice outdoor area but it was a bit too warm since all of the fans weren’t working, so we moved to the bar. We ordered the calamari appetizer and sausage pizza. Both came out together...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Came in to try brunch! I always enjoy their cocktails figured and the rest was amazing too! I was right! Modern and delicious! Get extra gravy, so good.

Thank bethanieclaussen
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I got the bagel and lox and it was a great mix of flavors!!! The bloody Mary’s were a wonderworld of spices😍. Overall one of my new favorite brunch places and highly recommended!

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had a family gathering for brunch. The food was delicious, I had the Shrimp and Grits and my husband had the special. Both dishes were really good. They also have a fantastic Bloody Mary and mimosas. I definitely recommend them!

Thank Nativeflalady
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Questions & Answers
3 December 2017|
Response from Jason L |
Yes there are many areas where it is quiet. We have a back lounge or the patio. The inside bar gets loud so I suggest outside.
19 December 2016|
Response from Cindy E | Reviewed this property |
yes they have a happy hour......with specials and special pricing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5540
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-444-7072
  • E-mail
At Social Eatery & Bar we wanted to create an elegant yet relaxed indoor-outdoor setting that makes for a spectacularly social dining experience. This year we have taken an innovative approach to a more globally inspired fusion style cuisine that continues to emphasize ‘farm- fresh’ ingredients, along with the most amazing and inventive craft cocktails and drinks in town. Our Goal was to design an unforgettable restaurant in a unique space with an energy that is alive and attractive. An environment that would encourage our guests to relax and socialize. We’ve been inspired to serve a Global Fusion cuisine, a culturally, and regionally inspired menu focused on ‘farm fresh’ ingredients sourced locally and globally. We believe in supporting local farmers as well as exposing indigenous ingredients that create the flavor and inspiration for our menu. Our stunning bars serve amazingly inventive craft cocktails, wine, and beer to accentuate our ingenious and diverse plates.
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