The Social Bar & Kitchen

208 Bank St, New London CT 06320
$$ American

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Business Info

  • Address: 208 Bank St, New London CT 06320
  • Cross Street: Bank Street Connector
  • Cuisine: American | Hamburger | New American | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Late | Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 8604426900
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Late Dining, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,


Business Hours

Reservations Available
Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Patio 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Restaurant 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Trivia 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Patio 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Patio 4 p.m. - midnight
Restaurant 4 p.m. - midnight
Patio 11 a.m. - midnight
Restaurant 11 a.m. - midnight
Brunch (Indoors) 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner (Patio) 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dinner (Indoors) 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.73 out of 5 stars based on 54 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2021
Maggie B.
Great food and ambience. I would highly recommend the breakfast flatbread and a Bloody Mary for brunch

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2021
Jerry M.
Great food, friendly staff. Manager came around to ask how everything was. Everything you would expect in a good restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2021
Anne R.
Server was great we were seated promptly and experience was great!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 15, 2021
We arrived 20 minutes early and were greeted by someone we thought was the hostess, but turned out to be a server doing dual duty. She immediately informed us that we may experience a long wait to be seated. We noted our reservations and she repeated her long wait discussion; but, she had a change of heart and seated us (we were kind to her). She informed us that they were operating at half-staff, but would do her best to serve our needs and we said we understood. As we ordered, she reinforced to us that the kitchen was short staffed and tickets were backed up. We decided to order anyway. As it turns out, the drinks and food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Kudos to the server for her ability to accommodate us, under staffing shortages. We will certainly return again. Best wishes for overcoming the staffing issues.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 22, 2021
Great evening. Our server was fabulous and the food was very good.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2021
Debbie F.
Loved Justin - best waiter!!! Unfortunately, the poor guy was like the only one working so things were a bit slow, but not his fault - he was all over that restaurant working his butt off! Food wise there were hits and misses. Drinks - fabulous! Hits: Hot chips, tofu, cauliflower, wings, mac-n-cheese, burgers (veggie burger as well!)! Misses: 1) Fries (partly my fault because I missed the “you can leave off the wheat coating”) They tasted dusty and were not crisp at all. I have no idea why they don’t just make regular fries. This is a big miss. No one I know has ever enjoyed them. 2) Pork tips: Over fried and dry. No flavor to them. Rice was clumpy. Sauce was non-existent. Will I go back? Absolutely. Two misses on food dishes don’t make me want to not go back. There are way too many positives!