There is nothing better than sharing a great, filling meal with great company. And of course a great cocktail to go with it isn’t bad either. One of my favorite restaurants nearby has to be Social 37 and that is for so many reasons. If you’re a culinary professional and just a food lover, you’ll fall in love as fast as I did. You can definitely tell the kitchen staff and Exec Chef have taken the time to handcraft a great menu to fit anyone’s appetite. I’ve been there three times and have always left happy and full.
Nothing makes me happier than starting a meal with a handcrafted cocktail. Social 37 has a a great selection. The first time I went there I had a dark & stormy. It came out just how I remembered and their prices aren’t terrible. Most cocktails are between $8-10. They also have a great craft beer selection. One of my favorites they serve is Full Pint Brewing’s White Lightning and they are one of the only restaurants in the area that carry it!
The first time I went, my mom (Arlene) and I shared the stuffed endive appetizer which has bacon, pine nuts, goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, red pepper, arugula pesto in it. It’s full of flavor, light and a great way to start a meal. I hope it’ll be on the menu all the time. The menu is small enough so that your not too overwhelmed but big enough to satisfy anyone in your party. They have everything from salads to pizza, to short ribs back to oysters on the half shell. I have yet to try a pizza but I don’t see how it could be bad.
From small plates to main dishes the portions are what I like. I’d probably go to Social 37 once a week if I could. I just wish they had a happy hour available but hopefully that will come in time. But it is not to be missed, whether you’re looking for a nice dinner or to go out for small plates and apps with your crew put it on your list. Appetizers range from $5-$14. Pizza and sandwiches range from $10-$16 and entrees go up from there! If you go, tweet me @SCBDSara and lmk how it was or tag #SCBD on your Instagram posts!! I know i’ll be making a trip there soon! So stay tuned!
Social 37 is located at 2 Rte 37W in Toms River, NJ