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“Luscious Food; Eat Outdoors”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sociale

Sociale
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Ranked #695 of 5,644 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Locust St./Spruce St.
Transit: MUNI: 1 California, 33 Ashbury, 43 Masonic
North Shore Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Luscious Food; Eat Outdoors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Outstanding flavors in everything the table ordered. Jim the wine guy was very helpful. Inside vibe was pedestrian. I would highly recommend, but opt for a table in the charming garden patio.

Visited April 2014
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  • Danish first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Ticks all boxes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

without coming off too dramatic...this was one of the best dining experiences i have ever had...

We were referred to Sociale by a colleague who said it was a must-try restaurant in SF. We arrived, expecting it to be slightly pretentious - couldnt be farther from the truth. It was a cosy set up - quite chilled. could get away with wearing jeans and a nice top.

The food was incredible - the waiters, extremely helpful and friendly and the sommelier was one of the best we've ever encountered. He really knew his stuff and was so helpful with advice on where to go with the rest of our trip down coastal california. We took all of this recommendation on board.

The value for money was really the clincher. the entire meal - starters, pasta dish, entrees, dessert and a number of wines - came to ~$120 each.

simply put - amazing.

  • Visited April 2014
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San Francisco, California, United States
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden star in a sleepy hood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

I live in San Fran and really am ridiculously spoiled by the choices we have here of the most amazing restaurants in the world. So, when I say no need to take this with a grain of salt you can believe it! Went to Sociale last night with a friend and was not expecting much, but had probably one of the best meals I've had in this city. The pan fried wild boar ravioli was crazy good, and the pasta special as well. The sea bass perfect too, with fresh baked bread and butter that tasted like it was part mascarpone. They also allow you to half pasta orders, so you can kind of do a tasing of pasta and follow it up with a main course to split, if that's to your liking. The service was excellent, with no less than 5 people tending to our table. And, the atmosphere of the outside patio was charming too, with heaters and sparkly lights adding to the European vibe. Oh, and keep in mind that the menu changes monthly, so if you're going to try the Wild Boar Ravioli, better get there soon!

  • Visited April 2014
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Walnut Creek, California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Oh So Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

It is quite an adventure to get to. One must go thru a narrow alley way ending up in a beautiful manicured courtyard. One has the option to eat either in the courtyard or in the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is small and intimate. We arrived at the restaurant early, therefore the service was outstanding. As for the food, we had a white bean crostino and it was delicious, however a very small portion. For dinner, stuffed petrale sole…a bit fishy tasting and too much salt. The dessert, chocolate oblivion cake, very rich and fudgy.

  • Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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472 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“First, you have to find it...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This restaurant is a bit of adventure to get to. You have to go through a narrow alley between buildings and then find yourself in a pretty courtyard, and there it is with both an outside seating area (with gas fired heaters when needed) and two inside dining rooms. The waitstaff is very accommodating. We mostly had the specials, and frankly, they were very good, but not great. I found them a bit pricey for what was delivered. As one of our party said, the location is a very San Francisco experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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