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Social Urban Bar and Restaurant

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-708-0877
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I originally were heading for Bombay for dinner. On arriving we realized that Bombay has closed its doors due to an unsavory landlord. Though disappointed it turned into an amazing experience at "The Social Urban Bar and Restaurant . Our service with Billy the bar manager and one of the most contemporary bartenders I have ever seen!... More 

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Thank Kelly B
Northren Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with outstanding food and drink. Bar tenders are creative and talented. Menu is totally unexpected. Brussel sprouts, not normally a go to appetizer are roasted with the leaves separated and marinated are positively addictive. Specials can be even move unexpected. Had a sushi pizza last time. With all this said the down side is that it is very... More 

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Naples
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Five in the party, five different meals, all rated above average. Bourbon, wine and prosecco also rated well as was the service.

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Thank John And Pat P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

In from DC for a family occasion. Very skeptical about this recommendation, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience and totally surprised by the quality of the food. We thought the cocktails were excellent. We tried the charcuterie and cheese plates and would rate them very good with the homemade salami, gherkins and toast as standouts. The deep fried local mushrooms deserve... More 

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Thank tim b
Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What a great find! We all had different cocktails and each was unique and delicious. Bourbon drinkers will love their take on the Manhattan with expresso-infused sweet vermouth! The charcuterie was awesome especially the bologna! Also loved the mushrooms & green beans! Great, knowledgeable & friendly service too!

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Thank Valerie P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Best lounge in Rockford (for me) I loved the food (charcuterie is a most) and the drinks are awesome. The down side is that is ALWAYS packed.

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Thank Lizcar
Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

It is always an adventure at Social!!! Just sitting at the bar enjoying the hand made cocktails and sharing small plates, or dining at a larger table is quite the special experience! The staff is very professional and friendly!!! They truly Want you to be there sharing time with them!!!

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Thank apexgym
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal! Each entre was an gourmet adventure. Loved the delivery of the food by the chef himself, with an explanation of the prep. Will be back!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

What a wonderful evening with friends, food, and drinks. I personally loved the small plate smoked salmon. Sure hope it is on the menu the next time we visit.

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Thank Paula L
Rockton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is small, but very cool. If you don't have a reservation, it may be hard to get a table. If you do have a reservation, you may have to share a table (cause it's Social). Ask for a drink that is served with smoke, then take your smart phone and record the preparation. It is a show. Order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-708-0877
Description
The Dinner Party is our inspiration. We have communal seating, chefs serving your food, and a group of bartenders creating innovative cocktails. Our passion is local foods; we work with many area farmers and producers to create a simple yet elegant menu featuring what's fresh from the area. Located in a historic district downtown, we have built our tables and bar from reclaimed wood that dates back to the 1850's. A warm urban restaurant dedicated to supporting local industry.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?