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“Very tasty, smaller portions...”

Social 242 Lounge and Grill
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Ranked #3 of 612 Restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Social is a modern meeting point. A place to eat, drink and socialize, both for special occasions, and for casual everyday affairs! We are locally owned and operated, a "hidden gem in the heart of downtown." We look forward to seeing you soon!
West Kelowna, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very tasty, smaller portions...”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We purchased a groupon recently to try out this restaurant. The ambiance is very nice and we had a quiet, cozy booth for two in the back. The server was very pleasant and gave us lots of feedback on the menu. We started with the chicken masala flatbread which was to die for and was a nice sized portion for two to share. Tons of flavour and not too spicy. We also both ordered the surf and turf and found that although it was delicious and the steak and prawns were cooked to perfection; the portions were a quite a bit on the small side. About a 2 oz steak and 4 prawns, some potatos and carrots. We were glad to have the groupon and not pay the full price for the main course. We may be back but only for more appetizers because we were so impressed with the flatbread.

  • Visited February 2014
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Kelowna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Two more great meals at Social 242 Lounge and grill!”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We have now had 3 meals at this restaurant and they have been consistentlly excellent! We have had ribs, steaks, seafood and tenderloin. Service was very good and the waiter was very knowledgable about the preparation of our food choices. We had the most incredible appy which was bruschetta. You have to try it! We will go there again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Dang Good for Kelowna”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We went out for the Wine and Dine. The roasted wild mushrooms were amazing! Would be great as a side with the delicious steak I had. Atmosphere good, service pretty good, friendly but busy. Yes we would go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Okanagan, bc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Food and Service”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

It was one of my nicest experiences at an restaurant. The server was very pleasant. The food was excellent. I had the salmon dinner cooked perfectly. My husband had the ribs and totally enjoyed it. We got there early at 5:00 and we didn't have to wait to long for the food. Good selection of wines lots of local wine. I would go back there again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing Experience”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Went in for a friends birthday and was super disappointed. The server made no effort to engage with us, and never stuck around for more than a couple of seconds constantly leaving before we all had a chance to make the requests we had. It was a one-drink-at-a-time type service. Never once did she suggest an appy, drink, or dinner item.. if we didn't have an answer within the second she was gone like a shot, as if she was so busy with other tables (we were one of about 2-3 in the restaurant at about 8pm on a Friday night). Once dinner arrived (and half of us were without drinks) it was about half way through the meal before she did a quality check on our food, which was so sub-par. The protein was decently prepared, but the kitchen apparently didn't have the concept of making a good side, lumpy mashed potatoes, under-cooked veggies, and sticky gooey risotto. Not pleasant! After a complaint she did offer to rectify the situation by offering another side instead, but why replace one thing that isn't great with something else likely of the same quality... not to mention that none of the menu items were fairly priced compared to the competition restaurants (for the expected value). Never a visit from the manager, no wishes of a happy birthday, and basically a feeling like we were forgotten in the corner for the duration of our 3 hour visit.

I don't generally like to complain or bash a place, but this was unacceptable for a business who clearly wasn't busy and should be trying to ensure every customer experience is great to gain their return business, something they definitely missed the mark on!

  • Visited December 2013
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