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537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada
+1 613-789-7355
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“tuna” (17 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
“cheese plate” (12 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Social is an unexpected delight. I met up with a friend after work and we were both starved. I had the steak frites, which were phenomenal. He had the daily pasta and it was also scrumptious. However, the absolute star of the meal was the...More

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice room, good, really good service - but the food was hit and miss. The bread and raviolono were excellent. A swing and a miss with the "crispy" squid, the batter was undercooked, still doughy. The lamb was the story of the meal - everything...More

Thank tomnpatti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us went to Social for dinner during a very busy weekend in Ottawa. The service was excellent, even though they were pretty crowded. We ordered steak, cod, and the hen. All were excellent.

Thank Pumpke
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for lunch and the space is really nice and we had high expectations I think. Unfortunately we were not pleased when we left. Prices were high for lunch and portions so small. The service was slow that day and there was only...More

Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to social for our first time to celebrate my wife's birthday. Great atmosphere, service and nice restaurant. Ordered the tuna as an appetizer. Extremely good, tasty and good size for appetizer. We both had the cod with gumbo and veggies. Liked the texture of...More

Thank travelsoften1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there yesterday (Sunday around 2:00 p.m.) on a very nice warm afternoon. The Courtyard was almost empty because of the hour so we decided to go to Social. We were lucky because there was someone, a young man, at the entrance who showed...More

Thank Legerwoodman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asked for two salads: stake and chicken. The stake one had only 4 little pieces of stake, maybe four onion slicea and 2 olives. The rest was lettuce. The chicken salad was served with a rotten avocado. Again, only a few pieces of chicken. Really...More

Thank Maria C R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience all three times I have gone to this restaurant. Great food with excellent variety! They even have Country Cider on tap! The place itself is also beautiful and a warm atmosphere, with a great outdoor quiet area!

Thank Lizz A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Yes, I know it is a bit more expensive, but it is worth every penny. The staff are friendly and attentive. During the course of the meal we had no less that 7 attendants!!!! The atmosphere is very relaxing and you don't feel rushed. The...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A wonderful cool escape in downtown ottawa. Try the Cobb Salad with fresh greens and smokey bacon that highlights the dish.

Thank lesliea537
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Questions & Answers
7 June 2016|
Response from joelsf12003 | Reviewed this property |
Steve C
8 February 2016|
Response from Social_Restaurant |
Hi Steve! Sorry for the delay in response! Our restaurant is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step up from the Sussex entrance (Which we are happy to assist you with!). Our facilities are located down stairs as well... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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