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“Expensive, long service”

Social by Heinz Beck
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Ranked #714 of 12,601 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Palm Jumeirah
Description: Featuring the contemporary Italian cuisine of world-renowned, 3-Michelin-star Chef Heinz Beck, Social is the perfect place to come together and enjoy great food with friends and family in a laid-back yet vibrant atmosphere. Now with a more informal dining approach, Social by Heinz Beck offers a vast selection of innovative a la carte options as well as a special blind menu where guests share their culinary preferences and receive a dining journey of dishes created just for them. With magnificent views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Social is an ideal setting for everyday dining and special celebrations. It’s the place to socialise!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard a lot of good things about this place which has a sister restaurant with 3 Michelin stars in Italy. The place is nicely decorated and the welcome was pleasant. We chose an a la carte menu and really enjoyed the food which was absolutely well prepared. The caveat is the service which was slow and a little amateur sometimes, for this place i mean, and for this price.
The wine list is great.

Date of visit: April 2021
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1  Thank jmLondon845
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Reviewed 9 April 2021

I wanted to try this restaurant for a while and had a few concerns about how it will be.
Food was very good, nothing to say on that, BUT it's SUPER expensive for what you get AND the service is just terrible. I would not want to go back.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

We had a three course dinner á la carte. The quality of the food was quite good. Appetizer calamari tempura was okay, nothing special though. Sea bass could have been more crispy, risotto with saffron was good. Service average. No water refill from the bottle by the waiter, candle lit after two courses not in the beginning. Bread selection okay. Restaurant interior not special. No amuse bouche whatsoever. Mistake in the bill, as the calamari tempura was 160 instead of 95 DHS. Was corrected. All in all okay but a bit too expensive for the overall experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank j_rgent2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, great service and a beautiful ambience. A must visit if you stay on the Palm Jumeriah!

Date of visit: January 2021
1  Thank Ellechi
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

We finally made it to Social and were excited to taste Heinz Beck's interpretation of Italian cuisine. The setting is alfresco and the view from the balcony is stunning. The staff is friendly but lacks training. We ordered Seared Tuna and Beef Tartare as starters. Both well presented and very tasty. For main course we opted for Veal and Black Truffle Fettuccine. Again, well presented and cooked to perfection. Since I still felt a bit peckish, the Rigatone Cacio&Pepe came in as a "second main course".
The portions are on the small side and most probably reflect on the Chef's Michelin Star. What we didn't enjoy is the inattentive staff. Table setup for the next course was only done once the food arrived. Tablecloth was never cleared of bread crumbs.
I had to ask for a second helping of the indeed very yummy sourdough bread. The aura of a Michelin Star Chef is promising greatness, delivered was average.

Date of visit: December 2020
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3  Thank HolgerG909
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