File this one under “delicious”: Social’s filet mignon with a balsamic mixed-berry sauce ($31) is one of our new favorite dishes. Served atop a bed of creamy Parmesan risotto and asparagus, we’ll be ordering this one again and again. 

Three years ago, when I left my job at Florida State for one at New College, I also left behind what is arguably one of the best bourbon bars in the country, the Lounge at Market Square, and the Tallahassee Whiskey Society, which held its meetings there. The unassuming bar tucked into an ugly strip mall provided me a thorough education in American whiskies, and a community of like-minded whiskey lovers whom I would not have otherwise met.

When downtown Sarasota’s Social Eatery & Bar has bouillabaisse as its “Gulf to fork” option of the day, run, don’t walk, to the First Street restaurant. The dish is packed with seafood, including lobster tail, salmon, mussels, shrimp and sea bass, all artfully presented atop a flavorful broth. We’re not sharing.

Social Eatery & Bar, or Social, is just off the beaten path of downtown Sarasota. The food is updated Italian-American comfort; the look is sleek with polished concrete floors and metal stools. But the sexiest design element is in the back.



September 3rd - 27th We will be closed..

Yearly, Social closes after Labor Day to improve and develop all aspects of our guests experience. For your Social Team its a time of maintenance and to reset for another fantastic season.

3rd until the 27th in effort to create a more enjoyable environment, and curate a spectacular fall and winter menu for both our Global Fusion Cuisine and our Craft Bar..

September 28th we be resuming our normal hours:

• Sunday Brunch 10 am - 3 pm
• Sunday Dinner 5 pm - 11 pm
• Monday - Thursday 5 pm - 11 pm
• Friday-Saturday 5 pm - 1 am

If you need any information during this time please contact Mark Anthony 941-248-5540.

We look forward to serving you on September 28th..