Some friends and I headed over to Social, the new restaurant at 14th and Meridian, on Saturday, which was their first day. It was a little strange, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt since it was so early. The place has a downstairs bar and a smallish upstairs dining room (pictured here).
The bartenders were friendly enough downstairs and some friends got food, though I got there late and didn't get to try any. They said the baby lamb lollipops (which have been mentioned a lot) were quite tasty, but the tuna was kind of odd -- it was supposed to come with sesame crackers, but it didn't, so it was just a lump of tuna. But I'll rack that up to first day kinks.
The upstairs, however, was kind of odd. For one, it kind of seemed like we were sitting in a furniture showroom, and there were lots of family portraits on one wall, which seemed kind of out of place. Then again, it was about 6 pm and still light out, so that could make any restaurant-lounge seem a little odd.
The mixed drinks were a mixed bag -- I got a variation of a Manhattan with grenadine, which was pretty good, though my friends' drinks were weird -- one had mango, pepper and cucumber, while the other was some kind of fruity thing with basil. Unfortunately the menu on the website is different from what we had. I don't know if what's on the website is new or old. Rail drinks were only $5, which is pretty good, though the cheapest beer was $5 Bud Light.
So it was a brief look, but I'll give it another go. Some folks commented on their experiences on the earlier post; anybody else go?