Review: Society Dining Lounge

by gigi on April 20, 2010

Back when Society was having a promotion for 30% off meals right after the Olympics, I took the opportunity to give it a try. Society had been on my list of places to check out for quite a while and when I heard about their promotion, I was able to gather a few friends to go with me during our lunch break.

Society

After perusing the menu for a bit, Louis asked me if I’d be up for sharing a couple of items. He knows that I’m always up for variety when it comes to my dining options and this time was no different. The first dish that we shared was the Loaded Prime Rib Burger. What I assumed was a ground prime rib patty was paired with bacon, caramelized onions, and Society’s secret sauce. Both Louis and I are huge White Spot fans so naturally, we compared it to what we knew. :) The patty itself was quite flavourful and went well with the crispy bacon. The caramelized onions added a nice hint of sweetness but I couldn’t really taste the secret sauce. There was nothing that really stood about about this burger but it was still nicely done. Louis and I agreed that we still preferred the burgers at White Spot more.

Society - Loaded prime rib burger

Next up for Louis and I was the Baked Truffled Mac and Cheese, which came with a slice of garlic bread and a tossed salad. After my first bite into the mac and cheese, I was glad that I decided to split it with Louis. There was a lot of cheese in this dish, making it extremely rich and creamy. There was no way I could have finished this by myself! There was a lot of truffle flavour and you can also see that there was quite a bit of shaved truffles on top. The macaroni itself was quite cooked to a nice al dente. If you are a mac and cheese lover, you’ll probably enjoy this but be prepared to feel quite lethargic when you’ve finished your meal.

Society - baked truffled Mac and Cheese

Harpreet decided to have the Baked Lasagna. He was teetering between this and his favourite dish, the spaghetti and Kobe beef meatballs. The meat sauce in the lasagna was supposed to be made with Kobe beef as well so at least he got his quota of Kobe beef for the day. :) Taste-wise, he noted that it was pretty regular and that he still preferred the spaghetti and meatballs more.

Society -

It was a nice day out so we were able to eat on Society’s patio and enjoy the scenery. I felt that the food was pretty good but it suffered from the same affliction as Glowbal Group’s other restaurants such as Glowbal. The food is tasty, yet predictable and had a slight air of a chain restaurant. I also feel that the price is a bit high for what you get, but for me that day, it was balanced out by the promotional discount.

Details:
1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-629-8800

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:3]
Price: $$

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