When Dine Out occurred between Jan-Feb, we decided to check out Society since they had an affordable menu. A while back I had visited Society and paid for meals on their full priced menu. My first impression was that the menu was a bit overpriced for the quality of food they were providing. I was hoping that Dine Out would change my initial thoughts about this restaurant.
Pimm’s – $7.50
Ever since I tried Pimm’s at Six Acres, my senses have grown kin to this drink. Fortunately, Society has their own version of the Pimm’s drink with a definite fruity twist. It had more of a soda flavour and I could hardly taste the alcohol. I would have to say it was not worth the price despite the amount of fruit they put in it.
Mac n Cheese Ball (+1)
As a side, I added the Mac n Cheese ball to my 3-course dinner. The Mac n Cheese inside was not as cheesy as I would have like. Despite the dryness on the inside, the batter was not as heavy as expected and had a nice crunch to it. The sauce at the bottom definitely had a sweet ketchup flavour. It did remind me the “child-inspired” menu that they boast.
Sweet Potato and Pulled Pork Croquette
Overall, the dish was pretty bland. The tomato sauce was quite simple. If it wasn’t for the prawns (which were toasty and juicy) nothing would have really stood out with this dish.
Chocolate Smore “Flambe” Crème Brulee
At first, the idea of the dessert was very appealing. Unfortunately, chocolate flambe failed to pack a punch and end the meal on a good note. The graham biscuit was also a bit dry and almost stale tasting.
- nice ambiance
- friendly + hospitable staff
- creative drinks
- great location
- parking available in the front; 5 min walk from Yaletown-Roundhouse station
- overpriced food (regular menu)
- overpriced drinks
Will we return?
We would probably have to say no. There are definitely other places around the area that are more worthy of trying if we were planning to spend more money.