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537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada
+1 613-789-7355
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • 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 1 week ago

I hosted a dinner for 30-40 folks...cocktails and appetizers in the bar. Healthy drink servicing, great food. Dinner good with excellent service. No complaints at all.

Thank tannamoore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very attractive and they had live music playing. I had a solo booking. I had an appetizer of tomato salad with feta. I was not offered bread even though other tables were provided bread promptly. So I did get some later which...More

1  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here just to get a cheese board and drinks, and weren't sure what to expect. Never ordered a cheese board before but this was so great I doubt anything will live up to it. Waiter asked us about our cheese preferences before hand,...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a special anniversary dinner in the courtyard at the Social. Excellent scallops, duck, and hen dishes. All tasty, ample servings with creative pairings. Finished off with complimentary desserts - much appreciated. Service was faultless!!

Thank BrownBear61
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 11 August 2017 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 6 August 2017

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 6 August 2017

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 5 August 2017 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 31 July 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
6 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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