About Us

SOCIAL’s progressive Canadian cuisine and our diverse and innovative wine and cocktails are on a backdrop of live music and DJs that morph SOCIAL into one of Ottawa’s most exciting, vibrant, and creative restaurants.

Located in the historic Byward Market in the heart of downtown Ottawa, SOCIAL offers a sumptuous and elegant atmosphere while indulging in our Canadian free-style cuisine.

There are many ways to be SOCIAL

Check out our dining rooms, patio, and bar.


Stepping out into the beautiful hidden Clarendon Courtyard, you will find our lovely patio. Bright and sunny, with some shady spot under a canopy of trees.

For cocktail hour and into the evening we have our intimate and secluded patio bar and lounge which is open every Friday & Saturday night, weather permitting.

Every Wednesday evening, we have live jazz music provided by Kelly Craig & Friends.


With the talented Véronique Savoie leading our bar team, she has them mixing up creative craft cocktails, pouring diverse New & Old World wines, and tapping fun local beers.

We also have our ever changing DJs spinning every Friday & Saturday night!

Dining Rooms

We have multiple adaptable dining spaces to fit everyone’s needs. From intimate à la carte seating, corporate gatherings, special celebrations and cocktail events, we do it all. Let us guide you through our options:

Front Dining Room

Ultimate ‘SOCIAL’ room; looking out on to Sussex Drive with rustic harvest tables, luxurious banquettes, and sleek white marble.

S-Lounge Dining Room

This area can be booked exclusively for your group and can seat up to 28 guests at 3 tables. It is located on our main floor and has soaring ceilings, chandeliers and playful art to create a lovely atmosphere. There is a wall mounted TV behind a curtain if needed which can be used free of charge.

Capacity: Seated- 28, Cocktail- 40

When combined with the area adjacent to the S-lounge we can host up to 75 for cocktail events or dinners for up to 50 guests in a semi-private area.

Upper Lounge Dining Room

This area can be booked exclusively for your group. It is a loft area that has an open feeling while providing much privacy. The room has beautiful stone walls, gold accents and windows that look out to the courtyard.

Capacity: 24 guests, 3 tables of 8

Lower Lounge Dining Room

Located on the Courtyard level with windows looking on to the terrace. This dining room can seat a maximum of 18 guests at 1 long table. The room has beautiful stone walls, large harvest table seating and a wine wall along the length of the room. There is a wall mounted TV behind a curtain if needed which can be used free of charge.

Capacity: 18 guests

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Contact Us


537 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6Z6
Telephone: 613.789.7355
Fax: 613.789.0521
General Inquiries: info@social.ca
Eleanor Quesnel, Events & Office Manager: eleanor@social.ca
Sara Millar, General Manager: sara@social.ca
Kyrn Stein, Executive Chef: kyrnstein@social.ca
Veronique Savoie, Bar Manager & Sommelier: barmanager@social.ca
Sun to Wed – 5 PM to 10 PM,
Thu to Sat – 5 PM to 11 PM

Mon to Fri – 11:30 AM to 3 PM

Sat & Sun – 11 AM to 3 PM