Social52 Kitchen & Craft Bar

Google Rating:4.3

Social52 Kitchen & Craft Bar
4.3 based on 348 reviews
  1. Lisa S 2023/12

    This restaurant accommodated our large and loud party of 20 at the last minute. The staff was fabulous and patient. Mixed drinks were excellent. If I had to base the review stars off of the food I’d give them one star. The french fries were the best part of the meal. They seemed fresh cut and the oil was fresh. I ordered an only cheese smash burger and it looked like a frozen perfectly round and unsmashed burger. My first bite was soooo salty I couldn’t eat it at all. I thought a smashburger had crispy edges. You should take the name SMASH off the menu because that is false advertisement or educate yourself on what a smashburger actually entails. I left hungry but the service from the staff was amazing.
    Sidenote: This is the first time I’ve ever ordered firecracker shrimp and it was grilled and not breaded. I don’t approve and the menu did not inform you.
    Food: 1
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  2. Chrissy Daughter 2023/12

    Always great service at the bar!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  3. Foto Fern 2023/12

    Nice cocktail bar in the fan area of Richmond with a limited menu.
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  4. Lucky Luke 2023/11

    Nice bar and restaurant – both is separated through a partly brick wall – nice ambient – cool thing they have happy hour every evening – very friendly personal – we felt quite good during our visit
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  5. R E 2023/11

    Cool vibe! Great drinks, appetizers, and entrees! Really good happy hour and great bourbon selection available. Edemame is best in class, calamari done very well, burger is very good. Chicken pesto needs some work. I would recommend dialing back the salt in general.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  6. Andrea Hanvey 2023/11

    Great happy hour and fun trivia night!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  7. Tamara Joy 2023/10

    Came in town for a girls trip and stopped here on the way back home. I ordered the grits, eggs, waffle, and chicken breast. Food was cold, i bit into the waffle and it was not done. Our server was nice though.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 1
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 2

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  8. Kimberly Nichols 2023/10

    We went with a small group on a Saturday evening around 6 pm. The music was too loud to hear each other across the table. When we inquired about turning it down, we were told by our server they “would ask but probably not”. The food was decent but we probably won’t come back for our monthly meetup due to the noise.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 3
    Recommended dishes
    Truffle Fries

  9. Jose Fuentes 2023/09

    Drinks were delicious!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  10. Brian Arnold 2023/09

    Neat inside with a very active bar scene. Service was slow and I had maybe the lamest restaurant burger Ive ever had. Brussel sprouts were quite good though.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 2
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 3

  11. Karen Wesley-Thornhill 2023/08

    Awesome food and service
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  12. Olivia Harris 2023/08

    great atmosphere, great service, whoever is in charge of music has great taste!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  13. Jeff Bell 2023/08

    The place had a good Saturday afternoon vibe. The food was tasty. Only suggestion is to get bigger dates for the bacon wrapped date. These were really good.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  14. Chris Fuller 2023/07

    Perfect neighborhood spot, great food and drinks
    Service
    Dine in
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  15. Richard Derrico 2023/07

    Really nice place. Good drink selection. Nice bar.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

  16. Dean DeCrease 2023/06

    Nice vibe, good beer selection

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  17. Zlatan Divjakinja 2023/06

    A good option for a dinner and drinks
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  18. Kayla Cooper 2023/05

    Our bartender was very nice. Made a delicious spicy mule and suggested two delicious dinners- their pimento cheese burger and Nashville hot chicken sandwich with brussels sprouts- amazing!
    Service
    Dine in

  19. Anne Rhodes 2023/05

    Loved the shrimp tacos and the Brussels were great!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  20. Miranda Lutchman 2023/05

    food was good but service was even better. garrett ❤️❤️❤️
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  21. Bambi LisaMarie 2023/04

    Meh menu and bartenders when I went.. not worth it

  22. Rob Zombron 2023/04

    Great bartenders!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

  23. StaffSaber 2023/04

    Was a pretty chill, laid back atmosphere. A tad on the small side.

    Cocktail selection was very interesting and unique as far as flavor goes, however they were VERY weak. My fiancee, a true lightweight, had about 4 cocktails and only then was slightly buzzed.
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  24. James Rice 2023/04

    The food and service was great! Go for the truffle fries. Best we’ve ever had.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Fries

  25. Nick Crowell (Nick) 2023/02

    Great space to kick it with friends or colleagues late night. Food is delicious especially the Nashville hot chicken sandwich and Brussel sprouts. Nashville chicken is not extremely hot.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Recommended dishes
    Crispy Wings, Fries, Cauliflower Wings

  26. Zach McConnell 2023/02

    Truffle fries were bombbb!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  27. Linnea McGaw 2023/01

    Awesome brunch spot and super appreciative of them taking reservations as we were celebrating with 13 people for my husbands 40th birthday! Great service great food!

  28. Jajuan Johnson 2023/01

    This is one of my favorite places for brunch. The service is great. However, don’t order the mimosa pitcher. It’s filled with too much ice.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    Chicken and Waffle & Home Fries

  29. Alcy Leyva 2023/01

    Nice ambiance. The food came out really well though my plate, out of six, was completed wrong and had to remade. It tasted well made and fresh when it eventually came out. No kids menu. Bathrooms was clean. No dedicated parking but you can find on the street pretty easily

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  30. Matthew Grahek 2022/11

    Bria was FANTASTIC in making us feel at home and the mixed drinks were incredible!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $30–50

  31. Kimberly Wilson 2022/11

    FIRST TIME HERE AND MY BRUNCH WAS AWESOME
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $30–50

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  32. Bill Erickson 2022/11

    Was not informed of 6+ dining policy prior to reservation… hostess was informative and polite and offered an apology, letting us know that the typical one check policy was not going to be enforced due to their mistake, however, server brought over one check to table after promising he would split it into 3 separate checks… As he did have an attitude throughout dining, we did not fuss about this, though it was in bad taste… We were very disappointed in his service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $30–50

  33. NICHOLE JACKSON 2022/10

    Due to late night limited menu and limited staff the night I went I was only able to try the truffle fries. Best I’ve had so far. Drinks are really good. Will have to return for a full experience before I can rate any higher.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  34. Keisha Walker 2022/10

    I’m hoping that my first visit won’t be repeated. Honestly, the meal tasted great however there were issues with plating the dish correctly to the menu twice. The manager offered a complimentary meal after learning of the hiccups. Thank you and appreciate your kindness. The location felt relaxing, good music selections which definitely helped the matter. Will give it a bit but try again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $50–100

  35. Jason Edinger 2022/10

    Such a great cozy spot. The staff was very attentive, and checked on us with precise timing. The biscuits and gravy were awesome, and the chicken and waffles, with a side of gravy, were probably some of the best I’ve had. The portions are sized to fill you up, and maybe take some for later. Make sure to check this place out!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

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  36. Wanda Powell 2022/10

    Parking horrible- in the fan)main st. nice atmosphere but may need to go for drinks vs breakfast. Food was just okay.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  37. millerk52192 2022/09

    Always enjoy this place. Salmon and risotto is unreal good. Love the hummus too.

  38. Michael Ziegler 2022/09

    Wonderful brunch. Service was great and the food was awesome. A must for anyone living in or visiting the area.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

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  39. David Orso 2022/08

    Amazing all around

  40. Shelby Crawley 2022/08

    Greet bourbon selection!!!!!!!

  41. Vanesa Inunciaga Snyder 2022/07

    Delicious brunch and bloody Mary!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  42. Crystal Claiborne 2022/07

    Sleek, clean, well rounded selection of creative cocktails. Definitely 1 of my favorite Old Fashions!! The Paper Plane was awesome!…..That Social Manhattan though…is only for the strong and brave! Lol
    Can’t wait to go back and try the rest!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  43. Ruth 2022/06

    Very good food, nice atmosphere, well priced mimosa pitchers
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Not sure
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  44. Andre Taylor (Drdre79) 2022/06

    Food excellent service excellent IG IAMDRDRE79

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  45. Michelle Flammia 2022/06

    Great place for brunch! Mimosa pitchers and ginormous biscuits with your favorite toppings are just a couple of options on the menu. The Social Benny is a must try! Get there early for great seating because it packs up fast.

  46. Two Maids of Virginia Beach 2022/05

    Roy made the best Manhattan I’ve ever had. Service is top notch and a great relaxed atmosphere. Riley is our favorite server.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  47. Jacob Wright 2022/05

    My wife and I had a wonderful meal tonight. We ordered the deep fried deviled eggs and pimento croquettes for appetizers, and then the pork belly & brie and chicken & spiced pear flatbreads. The first three items were simply delicious, but that chicken & spiced pear flatbread….wow… It was on a whole other level. The flavor was absolutely incredible 🤯🤤
    Can’t wait to come back and see what other culinary adventures await!

  48. Saru Bhandari 2022/05

    Drink was decent! This place has a really nice rating so my husband and I decided to try this place. Appetizers portions were very little – especially the Nashville chicken nuggets. Service wasn’t great either!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  49. Jeff Raj 2022/05

    First off I had to wait 45 minutes for a server to even show up at my table, which was fine I didn’t mind too much as I wasn’t in a rush and I was enjoying my conversation. When she did take my order it came pretty quick so I was okay. When my food did come I took maybe half a bite and noticed a hair in my shrimp tacos. Asked the waiter politely for a new one, not a refund, just a new one. she got the manager who claimed I was some sort of scammer and threatened to call the cops. This made no sense as I barely touched my food and simply wanted another one. Disgusted with the accusation and threats I left. Needless to say this place has terrible service and an accusatory manager. My wife also said her food was incredibly bland. do yourself a favor and pick somewhere else.

  50. John Burton 2022/05

    They have Jameson
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes

  51. Eddie Hoss 2022/05

    Nice joint. Good selection, strong drinks, great food, friendly service. Just popped in for drinks and an appetizer (truffle fries were amazing). Our server was very attentive and friendly. She hung around to chat for a bit. I’d recommend it. Need to go back for actual dinner and will update the review.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  52. Christa S. 2022/05

    i’m so glad that I was invited to this place because I hadn’t heard of it and it was awesome! staff were super friendly and readily available for anything we needed. the happy hour prices were great and they had a large selection of specialty drinks. I got a Rip Tide Rush cocktail and it was one of the tastiest and definitely the prettiest drink I’ve ever had. Cant wait to come back soon!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  53. Nicky McKenna 2022/04

    1st time here. Food, service and drinks were amazing. Will definatly be back.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  54. Hannah Sexton 2022/03

    Love bar tender with short shorts think his name is tAylor? MAkes decent shooters not nuggets tho after 10

  55. Sherell Squire 2022/03

    I ordered the steak and egg for brunch. Delicious. For the drink I had a mimosa.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: No

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  56. Tara Carter 2022/03

    Upscale little eatery with friendly staff and amazing food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

  57. Amanda Linas 2022/02

    Horrible experience. I ordered a wine. There was a miscommunication and I was brought roasted dates. No big deal except they charged me for it…. And when asked the manager came out he wouldn’t take it off the tab. The food was also mediocre. I’ll never return. Of all things I would at least expect the manager to not be rude

  58. Ford Dent 2022/02

    Social 52 is a fantastic place to grab a drink or a bite to eat. Their food tastes great, you can’t go wrong. My only critiques would be they need to up the spice factor on the wings and Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich and I’d like more fried green tomatoes with the appetizer of the same name. You get cucumbers when you order the wings which is a preferred substitution to the usual celery and carrots. The mains are all scrumptious. You can’t go wrong. The drinks are out of this world. Painkiller is dank and my favorite of the cocktails. Happy hour everyday is awesome. All around great restaurant.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  59. Paul Jackson 2022/02

    Good breakfast spot. Food was good and server was attentive

  60. Esther Robins 2022/02

    Very quaint place for brunch. The food was really good and the service nice. I recommend the Habanero Bloody Mary

  61. Amber 2022/02

    I love coming here for brunch. I always get the shrimp and grits. My husband got the biscuits and gravy but was a little disappointed that they were kinda stingy on the gravy. It seemed like it was the end of the batch or something. I would still definitely recommend this place.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

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  62. Bob 2022/02

    1st time here, came in for Easter Sunday Brunch. I had the chicken and waffles with a side of sausage gravy. The picture does not due it justice, it was soooo good! Also had the mimosa, overall great food, Chance was our server, very cool and quick to make sure our drinks were full. Will definitely come back again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Features
    Dine in: Yes

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  63. Tiandra Thornton 2022/01

    Went for Happy Hour – food and drinks met our expectations. Also, our waitress, Shannon, was awesome.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Not sure
    Takeout: Not sure
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  64. Jose Torres 2022/01

    Great vibes (as described by the wife after a few mimosas), delicious food, amazing bartender. Their steak and eggs are a must!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  65. Jeff N 2021/12

    Good tap list. Enjoyed the crispy brussel sprouts

  66. Deidre Washington 2021/12

    Met friends for brunch. Meal was great! Sangria was delicious. Service was prompt. Parking was little complicated. If it’s your first, call to get clear directions to their parking lot. Otherwise good luck with street parking. Would definitely go back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  67. Mogul Mindset Academy Tv 2021/12

    Laid back relaxed environment. Will most definitely be a repeat consumer.

  68. Aida Nankumba 2021/12

    Loved it. Excellent selection of cocktails.

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  69. Kevin Dark 2021/12

    The staff is awesome and the other customers are great , I will be going back.

  70. Kenneth Kondash 2021/12

    Cool craft beer place with a great friendly staff. Helped us find places to hang out that night.

  71. cherica taylor 2021/12

    Everything was good! I had the chicken and waffles. The syrup had a lil spice to it but it was a good balance with the meal. The drinks were awesome. The wait staff if really cool!

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  72. Yuri Weinberg 2021/11

    They could be better if they tried harder!

  73. Van Pearce 2021/11

    Great cauliflower wings and friendly service!

  74. Jobina Burnette 2021/10

    Chicken and Waffles AWESOME

  75. Odell Mullis 2021/10

    Very good service. We had drinks and appetizers. Great atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

  76. Madeline C. Mulkey Ledford 2021/10

    GREAT food, great service, and a $12 mimosa pitcher. We’re visiting Richmond, but it was a great show of what they have to offer! 10/10

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  77. Pamela Flynn 2021/10

    My friend and I wanted to experience a new local restaurant and were very impressed! It was easy to make a reservation via Resy. Received text messages to both confirm and remind me when to depart to make it there on time.
    We split the Cast Iron Mac & Cheese, very good. My friend ordered the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich with a side of Fried Brussel Sprouts. She said all of it was delicious. Her plate was clean! I ordered the Southern Tavern Burger with house fries, a nice chunky fry. The only thing that could have made it better was a tomato slice and lettuce (personal preference).
    The barman, Aaron, was our waiter and was wonderful. Matter of fact, we experienced great service from three other employees as well. I would rate them BIPOC friendly. Great atmosphere, great food, and great service. Definitely give them a try!!

  78. Nicole Miles 2021/09

    Great service. Chill atmosphere. Love the vibes.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  79. Vallie MacKrell 2021/09

    Overall good time. Took a while to get service at the beginning, but it was a final four game going on. Drinks were top quality and the fries for a snack were the bomb.

  80. B J 2021/09

    Chicken & Waffles were on point. A little crowded though

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  81. Leann Anderson 2021/09

    Great food and fun atmosphere.

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  82. Tess Greenfield 2021/09

    We ate here in person a couple of months ago. My husband ordered a mule and was given an old shriveled up lime on his beverage. The service was not great as we waited a long time for waters and to order…- but then we ordered the cauliflower wings and they were delightful- breaded, fried, and cooked in a yummy sauce and topped with sesame seeds . Yesterday we ordered from DoorDash because we were both craving the cauliflower wings. We were highly disappointed. The cauliflower wings were breaded and fried, but were not tossed in any sauce like they were in the restaurant. A sauce came on the side which is clearly not the same and who wants to DIY their own food they are paying good $ for? We also ordered a pasta that was really bad- the pesto cavatappi. It was very overwhelmingly bitter tasting and not enjoyable. We couldn’t even finish it. The chicken sandwich I ordered was ok. The pickles were not fully pickled and tasted like cucumbers in my sandwich (not sure if that was purposeful if the make their own pickles-but it was not good). The brussel sprouts were very good and the only good part about all of our $50+ order. I hate to be so negative especially with the pandemic- we try to support local as much as possible- but I’m hoping this review will help the restaurant to make some changes to their dishes, service, and their delivery orders so others do not have to leave negative reviews.

  83. mike Gallegos 2021/08

    GOOD FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE, SERVERS ARE ON POINT AND BARTENDERS! HOSTESS WORKS HARD TO FIND A SEAT. NO DISAPPOINTMENT HERE ALL GOOD!

  84. Douglas Brown 2021/08

    Chicken and waffles was fire 🔥 …

  85. Shawna Chapman 2021/08

    Didn’t mind the wait. We were seated without menus for about 10 minutes. We waited over 30 for our food. The server wasn’t attentive to the table drinks were empty for some time before refills. The Sprite my kid got was flat but it was over 10 minutes before we saw the server to replace it. At least the food was good. This was our first time and it’ll be awhile before I try again

  86. Jada Prince 2021/07

    Food was good. Our waitress was less than stellar. Bad customer service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  87. Portsapeake Asp 2021/07

    I had the social benni and one of their house mimosas. Mediocre .. My friend had the shrimp and grits which was swimming in water and look awful. He said it was good though. Another person had a burger which was just a burger, and the star of the table was the chicken and waffles. Service was decent, but the noise was unbelievably unbearable inside. You can tell they’ve tried to take steps to mitigate the noise unsuccessfully. I could not have a conversation in there.

  88. Aida Stovall 2021/07

    Its a social place
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $1–10

  89. Tricia Morgan 2021/07

    Love this place! Staff is wonderful and attentive. Food is delicious, and their drinks are phenomenal!

  90. Miguel de la Rocha 2021/07

    Brunch was pretty solid, enjoyed the chicken and waffles. There’s a big selection of drinks, the mimosa pitcher was a great one to share. The screens are an add-on for the background when there’s sports going on. Definitely recommend for a weekend brunch date.

  91. Theressa Safewright 2021/06

    The shrimp and grits was amazing. I enjoyed the sunrise mimosa as well. Chance had a excellent memory. He didn’t use a pad when taking our order and it was a lot.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  92. G. Marlene Davis 2021/06

    Everything was great

  93. Richard Bonie 2021/06

    The place is clean and the management is serious about trying to make their customers happy

  94. Katherine Passero 2021/06

    Their service was amazing! Food was even better🥰 …

  95. Patsy Mundy 2021/06

    I ordered the chicken and waffles and the meal was tasty. The chicken is well seasoned and the waffle was cooked to perfection. You can’t go wrong with a pitcher of mimosas but tell them to go easy on the ice so it doesn’t get watered down

  96. Wil-yum L (Wil-yum) 2021/05

    Avalon was better.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  97. C Will 2021/04

    Food was excellent and server was very attentive.

  98. Thomas Vales 2021/04

    great place for a sit down. brunch is delicious and the service was both friendly and quick.

  99. Sean Distler 2021/04

    Great brunch!

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  100. Rick Cermak 2021/04

    Very good

  101. Patrice Griffin 2021/04

    Best chicken & waffles in Richmond!

  102. Mike Elkins 2021/04

    Still one of my favorite brunch places! I don’t remember the food being quite that good but I was happily surprised! Definitely planning to go back one Sunday for brunch soon!

  103. Antonio Hawkins 2021/03

    Awesome place!!! I love Aaron, E, Bri, Tay, Lauren and Cody

  104. Debra Vasey 2021/03

    Stopped in for drinks. Staff was very attentive. Bartenders fun and knowledgeable. Had a great time chatting and drinking Old Fashions, which were some of the best ever!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $20–30

  105. Reenie Moss Fraser 2021/03

    Great food, great selection of spirits, cocktails, wine, and craft beer. The ambience is modern and chíc without being pretentious. It felt very inclusive and welcoming. The Southern Tavern Burger was amazing. Just enough spice to give it a kick. It paired well with the Three Notch’d Biggie S’Mores stout. Not sure who the server was: maybe the owner? In any case he was brilliant, down to earth, and easy to talk to.

  106. stephanie jordan 2021/03

    Local spot for brunch
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  107. LaToya Lyburn 2021/03

    Food and atmosphere was great!!

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  108. Matt B 2021/03

    Food was delicious. Service was great. Beers are cold. What more can you ask for. Would recommend.

  109. Kylee Vaughn 2021/03

    Servers commit fraud and are very rude. Food is not worth price and when pointed out they make excuses. Got a bill corrected for the server to double charge the second card at table. The better business is shutting location down. Dont waste your money or time on such disgust. Carytown has really lost its touch since covid

  110. Taylor Overos 2021/03

    Incredibly diverse menu for brunch offerings – great service and so tasty! Everything we got was delicious. The mimosa pitcher is very watered down so don’t order that.

  111. von clarke 2021/03

    Me. Food was Luke warm. Not much to it. Nothing was available that was on the menu online. Cocktails were VERY good! Go here for a tasty beverage and watch some sports at the bar but don’t expect restaurant quality dishes. Get a drink and an app maybe. Some customers are kinda loud and out of line. Looks like it’s an overpriced wanna be frat spot.

  112. David Baumann 2021/02

    Arron the bartender is amazing food and atmosphere top notch recommended date night spot for sure!!!!

  113. Benjamin S 2021/02

    Very well run place. Restaurant/Kitchen is super clean & the staff is great. (used to work there)

  114. Tonette Taylor 2021/02

    Service was fast, and friendly. Food was great. Chicken & Waffles were good.Prices far.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  115. Jerald Chauncey 2021/02

    Great bar staff, brussels are good. Always seems to be a bit cold inside, but a fun place to have a drink. Also – Happy hour runs til 7pm, so a great value.

  116. Max M 2021/01

    This has been my go to brunch spot for over a year now and there’s certainly good reason for it. The entire brunch menu is delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but I recommend the social Benny the most. To go a long with the delicious food the staff and atmosphere are very relaxed and nice. On top of all that the prices are very affordable making this place a no-brainer spot for brunch.

  117. mike jones 2020/12

    Limeade is excellent good service

  118. Stacey McDonnell 2020/12

    Delicious food, great service

  119. Kennetha White 2020/11

    Food and service was great, also atmosphere is very comfortable.

  120. Samantha Carter 2020/11

    We were seated and served fairly quickly. The Crispy Brussel Sprouts were sweet and a little spicy, and I had more than enough to take home. The Cast Iron Mac & Cheese has a mild kick to it, but still pretty good. However, I was not a fan of the Cheetos mix. To me it took away from the dish but it’s still very good! The Social Nachos were probably my favorite. Just enough for two people and you’ll still have room for your main course.

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  121. lynn j 2020/11

    Great food especially the brunch!

  122. Stephanie Moon 2020/11

    My friend and I stopped here for brunch one Sunday afternoon. The vibe was nice; we sat at the bar and our server was very polite and kind. I had the chicken and waffles and I was sort of underwhelmed. The chicken could have used some more flavor, it was a bit bland. The waffle was so so, and it was served with this spicy syrup. Waaaay too spicy, it made it tough to eat and I had to request plain syrup. I will say if they toned down the heat a bit, the spicy syrup would be a winner. They also served some sort of gravy with it, and that was delish. The mimosas were yummy and over all the experience was pleasant.

  123. Hayley Reemtsen 2020/10

    Great food and super friendly!

  124. David Kasemeyer 2020/10

    Salmon was great, and old fashion cocktail is a must

  125. Ian Slinkman 2020/10

    Love this place. Awesome food. Awesome people.

  126. Matthew Jones 2020/10

    The service was horrible. Our waitress took forever to take our order and the place was basically dead. No excuse. I had to get up from my table to find our waitress and ask for the check.

  127. K S 2020/09

    Spacious but noisy place. Impossible to communicate without shouting. Pity.

  128. Thomas Meldrum 2020/09

    Really good drinks, food is creative and tasty. Music is bopping and staff is always friendly. Criminal it hasn’t been as busy during covid.

  129. Tara Taylor 2020/09

    Awesome food. Highly recommend French toast brunch. Friendly staff

  130. Jeff Signature 2020/06

    Great food, lack of servers keep you waiting to be served

  131. Laura Schaeffer 2020/06

    Food and drinks were excellent. Portions were large and everything tasted fresh and delicious. Even the bathrooms were clean and smelled great!

  132. G E 2020/06

    Incredible appetizer menu, and the rest of the food is good as well. The atmosphere is nice and the service has always been friendly. My only wish is that they had a more appealing happy hour.

  133. J mac 2020/06

    Great food and decent beer selection

  134. Corrin Bennett 2020/06

    Came for brunch. Food was bland and the mimosa pitchers are 80% ice.

  135. Dustin Mitchell 2020/05

    Through this quarantine we have been trying all the local businesses that are offering takeout. Yesterday we decided to try Social52! It was the best we’ve had yet! The service was quick. Food was exactly like we ordered and at this time they are taking the best steps to do their part to limit the spread of the virus! We will definitely be going back for takeout and especially when they open back up for regular business!!!

  136. Will H 2020/05

    We were in Richmond for work and decided to find a good place for brunch on a Sunday. We somehow discovered Social52 and decided to take a chance, we’re very happy we did! The restaurant was surprisingly crowded for such a quiet neighborhood, but we were lucky enough to get seated right away.

    We started with a pitcher of Sunrise Mimosa’s, it’s a much better deal that by the glass, and it’s very good! We ordered the Chicken and Waffles and the Brunch Biscuit. The chicken on my waffles was VERY good, it came with two pieces of boneless white meat. The chicken was super moist and properly seasoned. The breading was fantastic! The waffle was nice and fresh. The real maple syrup had just a hint of arbol pepper heat. Very creative! I never would have imagined how good it would be. The Brunch Biscuit was a super fresh, flakey biscuit. The chicken once again was great, egg was perfectly over easy and all paired nicely with the bacon.

    The servers were attentive and efficient. It wasn’t until our meal was almost over that I realized that we hadn’t been offered coffee, which, while surprising for the time of day, wasn’t even missed because we were so happy with everything else. We’ll definitely return here!

  137. Monet arian 2020/04

    I love the wings here

  138. Clay Swiger 2020/04

    Best place around. Bartenders are the best in Richmond

  139. Daniel Neuner 2020/04

    Solid food, decent prices.

  140. Jered Stowers 2020/03

    Amazing food, atmosphere, and staff

  141. Derrick Smith 2020/03

    Great food and nice atmosphere

  142. James Berman 2020/02

    Love the remodeling. Great food, impressive spot.

  143. Annette Sklar 2020/02

    Fantastic food and atmosphere looking forward to going there again

  144. Surprize Parker 2020/02

    Food was delicious, and friendly staff!! Definitely a must try!!

  145. CeJae Vtipilson 2020/01

    3.5 its ok

  146. Paulina Sykes 2020/01

    Cute little Saturday brunch place. The chicken and waffles were yummy.

  147. Bailey Mitchell 2020/01

    The best take out I’ve tried yet! I’m personally very picky about the way I like my burgers cooked but I know it usually never comes out when getting take out. That is not true about this place! They cooked the burger perfectly and I got to enjoy it on my back deck whilst social distancing. Ps try the fried Brussel sprouts, they are delicious!

  148. AC Church 2019/12

    Very Cozy Comfort Food and the Mimosas were Great!

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  149. Gene Langdon 2019/12

    Nice place good food

  150. Derek Carter 2019/12

    IMO I think the old set up was better

  151. Tressa Whitlock 2019/12

    Nice space. Good staff and food.

  152. Justin Eley 2019/12

    Social 52 Brunch is amazing. $12-$14 pitchers of Mimosas available! Food was awesome!

  153. Brendan Westfall 2019/12

    The updated shareables menu is excellent, I loved the brussels sprouts and the firecracker shrimp, as well as the fried green tomatoes. The redesigned interior was also a huge improvement, entering the bar and then moving to the dining area is a nice flow.

  154. Nick Infanzon 2019/11

    Love this place. Great cocktails

  155. Jon Owen 2019/11

    The drinks are fantastic, highly recommend the Tangerine Smash

  156. лариса ларченко 2019/11

    Сподобалось майже все. Але цей американський футбол :))

  157. Teach N. Yew 2019/11

    Moscow Mules are delicious!! They have great happy hour specials and tasty foods!

  158. Patricia Jones 2019/10

    Awesome food and service

  159. Kimberly Jameson-Dean 2019/10

    Great good, fun atmosphere. I will be back! The nachos were amazing!!!!

  160. Michael Lynn 2019/10

    ABSOLUTELY the worst place we have been to in a while. We came to for dinner on St Patty’s Day because the last time we were here it was great. Well I guess we came on the wrong night because the service was horrible, mainly because my wife went to smoke and over heard the server say that she put the apps and the entries together. So we get both a minute apart and the “manager”, who was more worried about his tight shirt than our experience, sat there while we tried to explain our disappointment kept say here’s my card and an app card if you need anything else please let me. Very rude. Well if you had listened to us you might have known what the problem was! Then 1/2 way through my meal I had a hair, which was long and brown which my wife is blond, in my burger. Then when we pay the bill they said we were intoxicated, which we weren’t as I am writing this right now. He used it as an excuse. And they ran our card twice as a way to piss us off. DO NOT GO Here! And if we were intoxicated why did you service a glass of wine and a cider!

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  161. mike crisp 2019/10

    Very nice , chill spot

  162. Brian Corbett 2019/10

    great food and service. very loud interior

  163. Paul Kroog 2019/10

    Good food reasonably priced. Enjoyed the the food, service and the Social 52 being a local place

  164. A Ingram 2019/10

    A nice after hours spot. I came here with a friend and we enjoyed it here. I order some wings and they were delicious. The waitress was very attentive and made sure we was satisfied.

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  165. Scott Miles 2019/09

    Crowded with a bunch of post grads who still think they are in college

  166. N Moore 2019/09

    Decent spot. The staff is pretty friendly, the drinks are good and the food it’s not the run-of-the-mill. They could offer a better happy hour for food though. Currently they offer buy one get one half-off, on select appetizers. On my last visit we ordered for appetizers assuming that the deal would apply to all of them and giving us two full priced appetizers and 2 half price appetizers. But this was not the case. We were informed that only one happy hour special was allowed per table which means that we paid full price for 3 appetizers and only got one half off and it was the lowest priced item. Had this been shared upfront it might not have stung so much.

  167. John Parrish 2019/09

    Sunday brunch is great , they open at 10 AM. The recent renovation is amazing the service is great, be sure and try the quiche and the tabelside bloody mary bar!

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  168. DaVida Davis 2019/09

    One of my favorite brunch spots in Richmond. Great atmosphere, tasty food and good drinks!

  169. Amrit S 2019/09

    First time brunching here because we wanted to try somewhere we hadn’t brunched before (Usually we go to Brunch, Hot Chick, or Millie’s). We got there around 12:30pm. We were seated at 1:10. Then we ordered, and we didn’t get our food until 2:20. Finally we paid and left at 3pm.

    Our server was really nice and she gave us discounts since we waited over an hour for the food… But now all of our stomachs are upset, and we all got different entrees. (I got eggs in purgatory, many of the others got chicken dishes, and my bf got the French toast). None of us will be back. Sticking with Brunch across the street from now on. It’s well worth the wait.

  170. Kim Ziccardi 2019/09

    Outstanding!! Anytime I see “52” in a restaurant’s name, I know the food is going to be local, fresh and good… Social 52 did not disappoint… Pictured is the Southern Tavern Burger (no bun) and the fried Brussels sprouts… Ridiculously good!! Can’t wait to come back to town to go again!!!

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  171. Matthew Frame 2019/08

    Very slow and forgetful

  172. aRticulateRich 2019/08

    Valentines night menu was not for me at 50 per person

  173. Sheretta Bailey-nobblen 2019/08

    Good liquor selection amazing service. Laid back environment

  174. Jason McConnell 2019/08

    Always have a great experience. Excellent happy hour, great drinks and awesome food.

  175. Lindsey Howett 2019/08

    We Had Fun! Great Drinks! The atmosphere was great on a Saturday evening , and they had some amazing drinks to try out. I’ll go back!

  176. Joy Pitts 2019/07

    The drinks are strong!!! The food was amazing

  177. Ted Heck 2019/07

    Very tasty food, great selection of beers. Signature cocktails for happy hour were a little limited, but pretty good, anyway. Looking forward to going again. The mussels were *great*.

  178. Anne McIlwain 2019/07

    My fiancé and I had the misfortune of having brunch here yesterday. Our server was very nice and handled everything like a champ, but the food was so bad we both sent our orders back. I had the chicken and waffle and he had the eggs in purgatory.

    Chicken and waffles round 1:
    The chicken was WAY over cooked and had absolutely no flavor. I ordered mine with the chicken gravy which was also very disappointing, definitely not worth the extra dollar you have to pay for it. The waffle was ok.
    Eggs in purgatory:
    Overall just bad. The eggs were over cooked, the sauce was off. I didn’t have a bite of this so I can’t say from my perspective all of the details, I can say I’ve never seen him send food back.

    The server informed us when we were sending our first order back, that the owner handed her the food to be brought out to us in the first place 😮. Our food was visibly over cooked.

    They remade both of our orders quickly enough and offered us a drink on the house. The second round was better, though this time my waffle was very under cooked and the gravy was still disappointing.

    At no point in time did the manager or owner, who was apparently in the restaurant, come speak to us which we both thought was very unprofessional.

    Ultimately my advice is to skip Social52!

  179. Joyce Lynn 2019/06

    Bad food bad service and the Manger doesn’t care Do not go here.

  180. Stephen Woodard 2019/06

    Be nice if added more TVs to watch your big game

  181. Stephen Horn 2019/06

    I don’t really care for the new layout, hard to talk when it starts getting crowded.

  182. Owens Simpson 2019/06

    Since the renovations I like the layout inside and how long the bar – allows the place to really fit a lot of customers. Our server was good she was nice enough to let us move tables when our party grew which I know can be annoying to the staff. They have a eggnog-y cocktail that is really good just be sure to tell them to hold the black salt on the rim it is overpowering.

  183. Patricia Moore 2019/06

    Not anything to get super excited about but they have a pretty good happy hour. We ordered drinks, nachos, and brussel sprouts. Pretty good food. My wine wasn’t great, opt for a beer instead.

  184. Joshua Newlon 2019/05

    Did brunch here. Food was great with a nice craft beer menu.

  185. C Forbus 2019/05

    Friendly polite service, great food and a reasonable Happy Hour! Personally I recomend this place to all my friends.

  186. Robert Baybutt 2019/05

    Brunch phenomenal. Brunch biscuit with side of gravy. So good didn’t even need the home fries

  187. Omar Howard 2019/05

    I personally like a bit more space when Im out on the town but it’s a good spot to check out. The food here is also notably good for a fair price.

  188. Wyatt Williams 2019/05

    Great craft drinks and amazing food. Good atmosphere. Highly recommend. Attentive and courteous wait staff!

  189. Alex Strauch 2019/05

    Pretty good happy hour! Didn’t try any food but the drink specials are awesome, I think it was $2 or $3 off for draft beer. Also the bar is enourmous so there’s plenty of room.

  190. Lenny Erquiza 2019/05

    Excellent bartenders

  191. Brock Congleton 2019/05

    Fried devil eggs and Cobb salad were excellent. Was a cool place before the remodel and managed to keep the same welcoming vibe and atmosphere after it. Tough to do. Keep it up.

  192. Lauren Methena 2019/05

    Went for brunch. Food was OK. Had the avocado toast, and it wasn’t anything I couldn’t have made for myself at home. Very disappointed in the lack of vegetarian and vegan brunch options. No vegan options. One vegetarian option. One or two seafood options (but I think one included sausage). Not terribly adventurous nor interesting.

  193. John Bosworth 2019/04

    I’ve been coming here for years. Get the chicken and waffles

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  194. Eli Hayes 2019/04

    Outstanding place to grab some unique dishes and the best of the local brews. Not to mention they even have happy hour specials on Sunday. Do yourself a favor and try the fried deviled eggs. You shan’t be disappointed!

  195. Brett Hopkins 2019/04

    This place was awesome, my wife and I saw a sign for a slow drip Old Fashioned so we knew we had to try it. We popped in real quick and had a few drinks. The bartender was very nice and the drinks were well done! Definitely try the slow drip Old Fashioned, it was well worth it!

  196. Ben Rhodes 2019/04

    Excellent brunch options – loved the draft beer choices!

  197. Patrycja Adamowicz 2019/04

    The food is really good. The waitress knew after only few descriptions what kind of drink I want. The cocktails are just on point! Perfection! Really cool vibe of the whole place! We gonna come back there, for sure!

  198. Katie Poterala 2019/04

    A classy bar atmosphere with good drink options that are not too sweet and full of flavor.
    Reasonable prices and a more robust selection of interesting drink choices than many locations.

    Loud music but a nice atmosphere. Good bar service on a weeknight.

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  199. Trey Noe 2019/03

    Great finger food but I think I like the old floor plan better

  200. Jake Haynes 2019/03

    Steak and eggs are awsome and their old fashion is one of the best in Richmond

  201. Millie Bean 2019/03

    Good vibe, didn’t have a long wait for brunch. Wish they had more vegetarian/vegan options

  202. Jeff Matherne 2019/03

    I’ve been coming to Social52 since pre-renovation, and in terms of great food at an affordable price in a super social atmosphere, this place has all other contenders beat!

    High energy, good drinks, GREAT specials, and staff such as Aaron and Monica really make this place shine. As a bit of a foodie myself, I can appreciate the made-in-house tortilla chips, sauces, and amazing brussel sprouts.

    You can’t go wrong at Social52. You really can’t!

  203. H C 2019/03

    classic rva spot

  204. Adam Mistler 2019/03

    The bartenders have always been nice, and the draft Manhattan is quite good! Good food, too, tho that’s less what I’m looking for

  205. Kimberly Storrs 2019/03

    Happy hour with the girls was fun! We ordered a variety of drinks and appetizers because it was our first time visit. Everything was tasteful and drinks were not watered down. WILL VISIT AGAIN!

  206. Anna Kirby 2019/03

    First time in since the remodel yesterday. I honestly like the old set up and design better, but the big bar is nice if that’s where they want the emphasis. Group of 7 of us went in for brunch. We’re told 20-30 mins for a table and I sat down just a little over that time. Waited at least 10 minutes before we were even greeted by our server. She seemed very distracted, she came back only once to see if we wanted more water, took our pitcher and never returned with it. We had to ask the hostess for more. Food was a little slow considering the place was not packed. What was more annoying was everyone’s food came out warmish but not hot, so not sure how long it sat back there. Friend of mine ordered extra eggs and those were forgotten. He had practically finished his main before they came out piping hot. Server was very quick to offer excuses as to why things were wrong when the checks came and was very quick with our money. I understand wait times for things for larger parties but the inattentiveness is what killed it for me, it seemed like we were not important to her as customers and she did not have time for us.

  207. Garrett Engeset 2019/02

    The slow drip coffee old fashion is out of this world

  208. Brian Gutierrez 2019/02

    Awesome spot for cocktails and food. Amazing happy hour everyday! A nice place for a date or gathering with friends as it wasn’t too noisy.

  209. Keara J 2019/02

    They have good daily specials. Some of their drinks are really not good. I’d stick with something on draft or cans/bottles and avoid drinks they make themselves. They could also use more vegetarian options.

  210. Chenoa F 2019/01

    The mac and Cheetos are to die for.

  211. kate deaton 2019/01

    Comfortable local place with good cocktails!

  212. Christopher Madrid 2019/01

    Food was amazing

  213. Andrew Beal 2019/01

    I was part of a party of 4 coming to town to get brunch. We originally had planned to go across the street at the smaller “Brunch” restaurant, but we were less than excited to wait outside for 45 minutes with 30 other guests. That’s when we saw that just a minute walk away was Social52. A quick check on the googler revealed that they too had a brunch menu with better prices.

    We were sat immediately at a spacious table, and after a few minutes we had our incredibly well priced mimosa pitcher. The food was delicious, at our table we had the chicken and waffles, a couple breakfast biscuits, and the “eggs in purgatory”. All of the food was tasty, well portioned, and served hot.

    Honestly, we will be returning. Everything was less expensive and better than the brunch restaurant across the street. The restaurant and bar was spacious and we’ll decorated. Try it out!

  214. Robert Chambliss 2018/12

    Best food in the fan.

  215. Bonnie Urban 2018/12

    Good local brunch spot. Bonus points for not having a huge wait list

  216. Another Wild Ride 2018/12

    Exceptional. First time having dry aged beef, and I found it on their brunch menu. It was everything I’d expected. The service was most excellent. I love all the changes they’ve made since I was last there a couple of years ago. Im looking forward to experiencing their dinner menu in the near future.

  217. Nicole Holstein 2018/12

    Disappointed with Social 52’s revamp. They have gone for the dark, moody bar look over their old, bright and light style. The lighting is very dim, and everything is painted in grays. The main attraction now is their bar, and they play sports games on the TVs. The good news is their drinks are still amazing and their happy hour is worth it. But it seems like their food menu has gotten narrower with the remodel, and the quality has taken a turn down. It leans heavier on the fried and the pub style food, but nothing is spectacular. We had the carbonara and it was way oversalted. I also had the beet salad which was very delicious, but can only be bought in a small size, not a main course. There is, in fact, no salad you can order as a main course anymore
    We used to love Social 52 but I’m going to stop recommending it to friends, except for a drink at the bar. It’s just not for me anymore.

  218. David Johnson 2018/12

    Nice place. The hours are a little odd, went in on a Saturday and brunch ends at 2 instead of 3, but then there’s like a 2 hour gap before they start serving entrees. So if you go during that mid afternoon time and want to eat, you’ll be relegated to appetizers. Other than that, nice spot, good service.

  219. Scott Hughes 2018/12

    Nice place

  220. Tommyzee Harvey 2018/11

    The food and service was amazing.

  221. Alex Minnerly 2018/11

    Great ciders and infused cocktails. Knowledgeable staff that cares. Check it out.

  222. Nicholas Austin (Nick) 2018/11

    Great food and drinks. I really like the new menu.

  223. Vincent Principe 2018/11

    Meh… It’s alright. Brunch is nice. Also has a good selection of beverages too

  224. Marquise Stokes 2018/11

    My and my lady met another couple here and they arrived first so I cant really give a fair judgement on wait time and the host. However none of that matters because they have the BEST shrimp and grits I’ve had at a brunch in Richmond. The grits have the perfect amount of cheddar and aren’t to “gritty” and they aren’t stingy with the meat. Only thing that I didn’t like is that you have to pay to share this entree with someone at your table. And another bonus is they offer 2 types of mimosa pitchers.

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  225. Quinn Hundgen 2018/11

    The brunch mimosa deal is a huge ripoff, it is pitchers filled with ice and OJ. The food was subpar and I just had the feel I was being scammed by their prices and portions all around.

  226. Geoff Fitch 2018/11

    Just a really cool place to have a meal. Great service. Food was excellent. Had the nachos and buffalo wings as an appetizer, and the hangar steak for my entree. GREAT ambiance! Loved the decor!

  227. Bethany Hanson 2018/11

    We had an absolutely terrible experience here on Saturday. My boyfriend and I drove down from DC for the day. We chose here for brunch because of the positive reviews and good looking menu. His chicken and waffles was good, but cold. My omelet was very cold. My boyfriend had to get up and wander around to find our waitress to get ketchup and hot sauce. We had to ask for drink refills. We waited over 20 minutes for our check. Our waitress came to nearby tables and ignored us. I called out to her several times and she either had selective hearing or was purposefully ignoring us. Very slow and poor service, cold food, and a long wait. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

  228. Robert Burns 2018/11

    Overall, came on opening weekend with a party, we were greeted as we walked in, sat quickly. The place has a good flow, a bit loud with the bar crowd but good separation from bar and the tables. Waitress was extremely helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. Answered our questions and if she didnt know, she got them for us. Drinks were good. Good beer menu and nice they had had cocktails on tap. The bourbon they had was unique. Had a slow drip with bananas and cinnamon. Food tastes great. Wings were perfect. Great value for the quality and quantity you get. Nachos were good and the mac and cheese had good flavor. The shrimp in the sandwich we got tasted fresh. They were out of some things which is understandable for opening weekend. Management was real friendly about it and offer us something else at no cost. We will definitely be coming back and recommend it to the locals and those visiting Richmond.

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  229. Jim Partee 2018/10

    New look is good

  230. Steven Booker 2018/10

    Great chicken and waffles and mimosa

  231. Tom Shiben 2018/10

    Staff was great and food was wonderful!

  232. Jon 2018/10

    Best beer on-tap in townnn sahnn (Choosey-Mother Isley Brewing) and #BestBrussleSprouts #RVA , they come deep-fried. Got them without bacon and cheese. Choice-Mate. Had a lil dime-piece as a bartender.

  233. Michael Wampler 2018/10

    Highly disappointee to learn of the change of policy regarding Mothers eating for free on Sundays. I have told many friends about that and must now go back and tell them that the policy has been changed! Too bad! It was a great attraction!

  234. Tricia Baldwin 2018/10

    Had a great dinner.

  235. michael d 2018/10

    Great service fantastic menu options

  236. Peder Keller 2018/10

    Best water and great food. Great environment.

  237. Matt Chapman 2018/10

    Great Staff, delicious food, tasty beers on tap🍻 …

  238. Amanda Mercer 2018/09

    Delicious!

  239. Dylan Sklar 2018/09

    Great and interesting foods. Some of the best wings in town.

  240. Ariyanna Anderson 2018/09

    Staff is rude

  241. Courtney Howarth 2018/09

    Fantastic happy hour specials on drinks and apps, even on a Saturday!

  242. Jessica Reynolds 2018/09

    Great food and beer selection. Not super pricey but not super cheap either. Some of the staff could be a bit more cheery but otherwise good service. If you go on a Friday or Saturday late night be prepared to wait a while get get drinks, so double up once you do order if you plan on having more than one. Super great beer selection on tap and by the bottle. They serve local craft beers as well as you regular domestics.

  243. Cathy Sheldon 2018/09

    Had a great meal. Our first time here The menu was succinct, which had me concerned at first. The items we ordered were great. The wine was wonderful and the beers were cold and refreshing.
    The service was friendly and timely. We came into eat and watch the game. We will be back !

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  244. Matt McCarthy 2018/08

    Great drinks and beer selection. Food was tasty, pretty neat menu.

  245. S. Johnson 2018/08

    The chicken and waffles were everything! The big social meal was more than enough to eat and those biscuits were heaven dipped in butter! The social mimosa… praise god! The staff were so sweet and welcoming. This is my new favorite spot!

  246. Kiki Lynskey 2018/08

    Cozy atmosphere with hip design. I went for Sunday brunch. I went with two companions. We each ordered a mixed drink and an entree. All the drinks were good. The portions of the entrees was good as well. The quiche was a good size and tasty. The chicken and waffles had two chicken breasts on the waffle and was very tasty. The French Toast with compote was good too. The wait staff were freindly and efficient.

  247. B Ford 2018/08

    Food and staff were amazing! Try the dip.

  248. Sara Kazmer 2018/07

    Great happy hour!!

  249. HotJrod Redd 2018/07

    This place was a great find.. Brunch was amazingly good..

  250. Vincent Morris 2018/07

    This place is a little more expensive, but the food is great, and they make great whiskey drinks(Old-Fashioneds, Manhattans, etc)

  251. M A 2018/07

    Decent brunch visit. Food was much improved from prior visits.

  252. John White 2018/07

    Food and drinks are good. Gets really loud when bar fills up.

  253. Christian Schick 2018/07

    Very friendly. Great burger. Forgot to order steak well done but they were quick to fix and apologetic. Overall, very good.

  254. jackface77 jad 2018/06

    Great food, and drinks. The place looks great. Come try the Brussel sprouts and the grilled cheese is my favorite.

  255. Bethany B. 2018/06

    I had high hopes for the brunch. My friend and I came for the Brunch Weekend and we were wildly disappointed. The service was slow. We both had the Green Eggs and Ham Benedict. The idea was good for the benedict but it was just horrible execution. When we got them our eggs were cooked all the way through from sitting under the heat lamp too long. The little salad that came with it was warm and wilted from the heat. Disappointing experience and we probably wont be returning.

  256. Gregory Sherman 2018/06

    Great atmosphere for brunch. I had the steak and eggs and my lady ordered the southwest burrito (subbing chicken for the chorizo). Both are excellent dishes and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone visiting this restaurant. We will definitely make an effort to come back.

  257. S Brown 2018/06

    Great spot to meet people!!

  258. Michael Jones 2018/06

    Loved their brunch!

  259. P Nguyen 2018/06

    Brief summary: I’ve had better

    Draft selection: 4 out 10
    Appetizer selection: 8 out 10
    Entree selection: 4 out of 10
    Overall taste: MEHhhh

    Pros: Now I’m craving some ribs

  260. Theresa Varnier 2018/06

    Not a fan. I didn’t like them before the remodel and I thought I couldn’t dislike them more than I did but I was wrong.
    Extremely loud. Food wasn’t prepared well. Spend your money somewhere else. I’m sure it’s fine if you just want to drink but that’s it.

  261. Amanda Clark 2018/06

    Our service was slow and a little off (brought toast without butter, didn’t check in after food was served for over 20 min…). Also be warned, they are very inflexible with egg adjustments on the menu. The sunrise mimosa is very tasty though.

  262. keith sturley 2018/05

    Great beers and great service!

  263. Jenn Schmidt 2018/05

    Been to a few brunches here before the remodel and it was decent, but this meal was lacking. My biscuit was crispy and didn’t taste fresh. My husband’s huevos rancheros were meh.

  264. Kendal 2018/05

    Yeah so we were told we’d have a wait of 15-20 minutes. Looked around, saw about 2 or 3 tables open and cleaned already. We went to the bar to wait. 25 minutes pass and we see the hostess has been chatting it up with a group of girls she obviously was friends with the whole time, now even more empty tables, YET NO ONE BEING SEATED. We remembered the guys who walked in right before us so we noticed them waiting at the bar too still, we see the hostess finally decide to walk around and she notices a table open that was literally open the moment we walked in….. had been available/open to seat customers for half an hour at this point and she finally decides to seat someone there? Really? AND WAIT – THERES
    MORE – 😱Still open tables and she decides to sit down at one of the open tables and gets on her cell phone. She was having a full on conversation talking on her cell – at the table she should’ve been seating US at considering we were next in line and had waited an entire HOUR at this point. NEVER going here again. Walked out right past her to leave and she finally sends the “text” to let us know our table is ready because we just realized she completely forgot that we were even there. She was too busy chatting it up with her friends and talking on the phone to notice. Social 52, you need to hire a better hostess because this is the worst experience I’ve ever had at a bar in richmond. We just wanted some brunch. Is that so much to ask for?

  265. Matt Lestock 2018/05

    We visit Social52 quite frequently, especially on Tuesday when they have build your own gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches as well as cards against humanity. Parking is somewhat tight being right off main but there is also limited parking behind the building. Cozy with a great local beer selection and friendly bartenders and wait staff.

  266. Priscilla Lumbres 2018/05

    It was my 1st visit to Social 52 and went for dinner on a Wednesday night. The bar was a bit crowded but thats because they had a networking function they were hosting but it made it lively in a good way. Customer service was definitely a plus as I was greeted and seated within minutes and the servers are attentive. I ordered the beet salad with a goat cheese fritter and baked chicken and I have to say it truly took me by suprise how delicious it was! A definite recommendation to order. Overall, i truly enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back soon. 2 thumbs up in my book.

  267. Niall Duffy 2018/05

    Best food in Richmond and the staff are wonderful

  268. Karen Zorn 2018/05

    Fit for foodies! Would have given 5 stars, but it’s so noisy. Had a headache when I left. The bar patrons were loud and boisterous.

  269. Sean Evans 2018/05

    I gave them 3 stars only cause their ghost pepper wings tasted more like jalapeno wings there was no heat. Go to “No Way Jose’s” in pigeon forge tenn. And taste real ghost pepper wings.

  270. John Mathews 2018/04

    Best bartenders around

  271. Scott Sparks 2018/04

    Thanks for a great flight sampling some brews and enjoying the food too!

  272. Shiney Sharma 2018/04

    Drinks were delicious, I was not a fan of my chicken nachos.

  273. Steve Moore 2018/04

    Everything was great except our server. I guess she was having a bad day. I will be back.

  274. Tanya Puccio 2018/03

    Great food and awesome beer selection!

  275. Chris Unger 2018/03

    Beer at the bar

  276. Rhiannon 2018/03

    Great music, lovely staff and the food is good too

  277. barnarhs 2018/03

    Good food and good service. Great happy hour specials.

  278. ciarra morris 2018/03

    Love the Shrimp and Grits off the brunch menu definetly one of the best I’ve had out in Richmond. Also try their Sunrise mimosa the vodka gives it a little kick!

  279. Kade Jelly 2018/03

    The shrimp & grits is second to NOTHING. Staff is intuitive & friendly. Great late night spot. Drinks could be stronger, but craft beers never disappoint.

  280. Benjamin Miles 2018/02

    The food is good but the service is ok .

  281. leslie lois 2018/02

    Great service! Great value for the price. My new fav in RVA!!!

  282. Douglas Arnold 2018/02

    Great beer selection, clean and good service

  283. Brian Lavigne 2018/02

    Beer was cold and varied. Pricing was good as well. The wings were actually very hot for once. Most places aren’t these days. I love spicy food and the nuclear wings were very hot but still had good flavor. The fried gouda was also amazing.

  284. Robert Connolly 2018/01

    Great spot. Comfortable atmosphere with great food (including gluten free options) and a good beer list

  285. Sasha Lewis 2018/01

    Cozy atmosphere, good food, friendly service, gluten free options. I happened to be there on their opening night so it was really packed and loud but the crowd was chill and the staff seemed to be handling it well. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

  286. Lemont Richardson 2018/01

    I experienced what was absolutely one of the best burgers in my life here. Highly recommend!

  287. Mark Wlaz 2018/01

    We were excited to try this place, but we were let down. The appetizer order was placed when we sat down, and despite the fact it was a cold plate (needed no cooking), it still was delivered at the same time as the entrees. My brisket sandwich was mostly all roll and very little brisket. For a $13 sandwich there is no excuse to be stingy with the meat. The happy hour drinks were attractively priced.

  288. Natika Francis 2017/12

    Good food and drinks!

  289. Oriel Mitchell 2017/12

    Great appetizers paitent bar staff and good selection of ciders and beer.

  290. Timothy Kelly 2017/12

    Been here twice. The food is phenomenal, but some staff can be very surly. It’s also difficult to get service in the bar area, often 10 or more minutes from the time you finish a drink until they notice you.

  291. Justin Tiggett 2017/12

    Great drinks good staff. Food is fantastic

  292. Supra Drill 2017/12

    Cool place to visit, I installed the concrete finish here. Good food fun area.

  293. Nick Galvin 2017/10

    Best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had.

  294. Rosemary Wright 2017/10

    Atmosphere was bar like but food was fit for foodies

  295. Oleksandr “Sasha” Lutsaievskyi 2017/10

    Canadian ID is not accepted, neither driving license nor passport. I’ve been refused to go in, because I’ve been told that only US government issued IDs are accepted. Ridiculous, not sure if this is legal at all.

  296. Michael Hopkins 2017/10

    Nice little bar in the Richmond Fan section of the city. Specializes in comfort and pub food, as well as beer selection.

  297. Michael Murphy 2017/09

    Standard bar in the fan.

  298. Ashton Lemmer 2017/09

    Because my friend works there

  299. Sloan DeVilbiss 2017/09

    Make your own Bloody Mary!

  300. Philip Anderson 2017/09

    This was my first time here and I am having a blast

  301. Gregory Kalamaras 2017/08

    Always enjoy coming here. Consistent in service, cleanliness and food quality. For some odd and awesome reason they always have a rare keg on. The drinks are always mixed properly too. Stop thinking about go already!

  302. jenna schutt 2017/07

    Love the Brussels sprouts!

  303. tmoanriiae 2017/06

    VERY NICE place. Wish I was from the area as I might be a regular. Highly recommend the shrimp & grits from the brunch menu

  304. James Clark 2017/05

    Food was good and building was laid back

  305. James Parry 2017/05

    Solid location, great atmosphere. Definitely a good mingling place for 20 something’s.

    Does a good food service, but I would make sure to mind the time of day. Not a place for children after 8:30pm Friday and Saturday!

  306. Peter Samuel 2017/04

    Come for Build Your Own Grilled Cheese night, so good!

  307. Michael Lynn (MikeLynnShots) 2017/04

    Excellent place! Lorena the bartender is awesome! You can see her Tuesday night for sure. The other guy Bartender is kind of a prick and one of the the owners seemed to be a bit demeaning and rude but over all the food was fantastic and the drinks rock!

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  308. Jeff Karow 2017/04

    Was there for a party. Had great happy hour specials and catered apps . food was good but they were very slow to replenish for our group of 30.

  309. Joe Delmonaco 2017/03

    Excellent!

  310. Elvis Cimpo 2017/03

    Great environment and tbe bartenders did an amazing job during the rush

  311. Eric Paynter 2017/03

    Everything Is really good. Variation on various pubfood favorites. The Mac and cheese and the fried Brussels are my favorite.

  312. Dexter Nobles 2017/02

    Convenience

  313. Sam Dittmar 2017/02

    Sat down… Waited… Waited… Bar tender walked by and I asked him if we needed to come to the bar, and he said he would get a waiter. It looked like he asked a girl to take our table. I waited some more, then left. Poor service.

  314. Raibonne Charles 2017/01

    Great environment and drink specials.

  315. Adrienne Gainer 2017/01

    Yummy brunch with good prices

  316. Justin Worden 2016/11

    Great ambiance, staff, and overall experience. Most popular bar in the fan.

  317. Seth Kirchner 2016/10

    I had the Crabbie Mule and the Mac & Cheetos. Quick service. The Crabbie Mule is a departure from the Moscow Mule, but still enjoyable. The Mac & Cheetos gained nothing with the Cheetos but after my drink, loved it.

  318. Joseph Cokes 2016/10

    Went to Social 52 today for brunch and it was amazing! I was seated pretty quickly without a reservation and the server was awesome. The food apparently took long? but it’s to be expected when it’s a busy brunch time at 12 besides the friendly nature of the server made up for it. The manager also made it up no problem though with a free app for next time, and the food was freaking amazing. Definitely glad I took the chance to come to Social today! Will definitely be coming back! Thanks y’all

  319. Chad Williams 2016/09

    Great beer selection. The Back Door is Best.

  320. High InternationalBitteringUnits 2016/08

    fun spot with character

  321. Jason Arya 2016/08

    Fried chicken and waffle was really good.

  322. Roth Carroll 2016/08

    Great beer selection!

  323. David Ally 2016/08

    Really friendly servers,good music/atmosphere, serviceable beer list, and good food. I had the BBQ salad and really enjoyed it.

  324. Cole Murphy 2016/07

    I dig the your mom eats free on Sundays thing they do.

  325. Trevor Soderholm 2016/07

    I love this place mostly because it’s so close to where I live. The food is good, there’s local beer, and prices are decent. $10 burgers and brews deal is clutch.

  326. Aaron Waxman 2016/06

    Pretty good. Lots of beer on draft!

  327. T Kraft 2016/06

    Insulting staff, vomitus execution in an attempt to make edible food. I will not be going back.

  328. Eric Tallakson 2016/06

    Food is incredible. Happy hour is great and service is always awesome.

  329. Angela Goungo 2016/05

    Food was amazing, but you can’t hear each other talk, not a good date place.

  330. omid sanie 2016/04

    Great menu, great staff.. Social is always a great time

  331. Cat Kirchner 2016/04

    The Social52 is featured on a list of best places to eat in Richmond. We decided to stop in and on the menu the appetizers stood out the most. The Mac & Cheetos with bacon was fantastic! The crabbie mule from the cocktail menu was not served in a classic copper mug but in a tall glass with the ice, whiskey, and lime. The crabbies alcoholic ginger beer came in a bottle. It was delicious but not exactly proportioned. The vibe was not exactly what we were looking for. Bar side was busy and very loud with business men watching football. The bathrooms were clean.

  332. Jack Todd 2016/04

    The overall experience I had at social 52 was absolutely terrible. The drinks were very weak and all of there employees were stuck up. I would not recommend this place to anyone, never go here. Poor management and service. As far as food goes here lets just say my salad was covered in pubes…. Thanks

  333. Joey dowling 2016/04

    My experience was not pleasant. This a great location but, food is mediocre and the service is not very good either. I was thrown out by the throat for no reason at closing and watched 7 people casually walk out 10 minutes after. If your looking for a good time, steer away from this spot. The employees here are not looking for returning customers or wanting to uphold an image for social 52.

  334. Peter Fisher-Duke (zepter) 2016/03

    Nice little hole in the wall bar with unique atmosphere and floorplan. Very loud inside even with a few people, lots of TV’s

  335. Matt Harvey 2016/03

    Great place great environment people if you want to have fun come here

  336. Rachel Anderson 2016/03

    I’ve only eaten brunch at Social 52 and honestly, there is only one item on the menu for me – fried chicken and waffles. I know, I know; I was skeptical too. But it’s delicious. You should go and have some!

  337. Shawn Cook 2015/12

    GREAT Food

  338. Don Weary 2015/12

    Very friendly staff, great atmosphere, and outstanding food with some very fun and creative twists. And the priced right too. My daughter goes to VCU so we find extra reasons to visit just so we can stop by.

  339. Robert “Tom” Coltrain 2015/12

    I love coming here for brunch. The food is always good and reasonably priced. They have a great party mimosa as well.

  340. Roger Leek 2015/10

    Went for brunch on Saturday after Thanksgiving. Restaurant was slow at 10:30am and service was none the better. Everything was at a relaxed pace, which is fine, but we did wait for drinks and refills. Food was pretty good. I had a frittata and my wife the brisket bowl over cheese grits. Hers was excellent, mine was nothing extraordinary. Our friends had the grilled cheese and a pannini and said they were okay. The home fries were delicious, hot and crispy. No ketchup was on the table and we couldn’t ask for it because the waitress didn’t check back in with us. She was within sight though, just hanging out in the wait station. The bloody mary cart was cool but nothing special. I was hoping for some pickled green beans or okra but it was mostly the standard selection of mixes, hot sauces, peppers and olives. I rate the overall experience a 8.5/10. We’ll go back again.

  341. Andrew Beale 2014/11

    Some of the best food in the fan; brunch on the weekends is where its at!

  342. Jason Caron 2014/07

    The food was great for a lunch type date. Service was horrible, it took ten minutes just for someone to take our drink order. I would expect this if it was busy but it wasn’t. The waitress messed up our check 3 times, and she made me and my friend feel like we were inconveniencing her. Better places to go for cheaper and much better service, I recommend The Dairy.

  343. Tremain Jackson 2014/06

    Great food and beer variety

  344. Sir Cadien 2014/06

    Love the theme! If you are into the rustic modern style this place is for you. The food was actually really good! They make a shrimp app and its mouth watering. Finally a quality spot in RVA.

  345. John Crawford 2014/05

    Great on the weekdays but….

    The only reason a lot of people go to social 52 is for the bar on the weekends…. which absolutely sucks. Everyone is crowded into the bar side so it’s nearly impossible to move around and even more miserable when you try to get a drink (expect very long waits). The whole place is understaffed on the weekends unlike some of the other bars in the fan that have solved this problem by hiring more bartenders/waitresses to help for the (not so obvious to social 52) weekend rush. There is always a huge line on the weekends for the same people and I literally have no idea why… Much better choices in the fan for young people trying to have fun.

  346. Adrian Belinne 2014/01

    Social or 52? I finally checked out Social 52 the other night and came away feeling like the place is stuck in limbo between two different personalities. I couldn’t decide if it was trying to cater to the social crowd of 20 somethings or to the more mellow adult crowd of 40+’ers. In the end it probably misses both. Not the right setup for the young crowd because it’s tough to mingle. And not high enough quality for the more mature crowd. The bartenders were, frankly, dull and the food is okay, but nothing special. The worst part is that for a town like Richmond, with a deep and vibrant craft brew culture, the craft brew selection was not good enough. The beer special for happy hour was Coors Light…

  347. Bryan Hargrave 2012/07

    Brussels sprouts. Nuff said.

  348. Anthony Carr 2012/01

    Great place will be back

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