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) #203 of 2,243 Restaurants in Ottawa $$$$ , Gluten Free Options
537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada
+1 613-789-7355
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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537 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank lesliea537
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, good food, small portion, expensive, friendly.... not more to say about this restaurant

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our first dinner out in Ottawa and had a fabulous time dining at Social. We had Nikolas as our waiter and he was wonderful. Very attentive and very knowledgeable about wines as he is training to be a sommelier. The food was...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous wine, lovely charcuterie and yummy desserts. We had great service. The patio had pretty lights and fragrant trees Lots of room for friends to join though it was hard to find

Thank Sue E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice interior and a relaxed patio make this a busy spot. And the food is bang-on. But the potential is let down by slow (though friendly) service. And while the menu is fairly priced, if you order a cocktail or two be prepared for...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has very good food in a very aesthetically pleasing space. Even a good,local beer list. I only wish the music wasn't quite so loud, as I had a little trouble hearing my friends at the table as it got later.

Thank Buckaroo52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Social is a great place to go to in Ottawa. The location is perfect and the food is on point! Either for brunch or dinner, you'll find something more than satisfying. Beef tartare ✔ Duck confit ✔ Steak/fries ✔ Mimosas ✔ Wine selection ✔

Thank Marie-Lyse L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wine arrived half way through meal, hanger steak was tough for one person others were OK, restaurant acknowledged service challenges and provided free dessert

Thank footballSD
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6 June 2016|
Response from joelsf12003 | Reviewed this property |
Steve C
7 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
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
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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