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Social Eatz

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232 E. 53rd St., New York , NY 40.756976 -73.96826
nr. Second Ave.  See Map
212-207-3339 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Eclectic/Global, Hamburgers, Soup & Sandwich
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Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation





This venue is closed.

Top Chef and Top Chef Masters star Angelo Sosa is the chef and force behind Social Eatz, a smallish midtown restaurant with a sports-bar feel and a menu of Asian-inflected American bar food. The basement space is filled with mostly two-top tables, which are easily pushed together during slow times, though on the whole it’s not a place for large groups. Grab a spot at the long, arcing, orange-colored bar for a bibimbap burger and a beer. The patty, topped with a slow-cooked egg and pickled vegetables, is best eaten with a knife and fork to ensure even topping distribution. The bulgogi burger is better: rich, fat-stippled meat held together by a charred (almost caramelized) crust dressed with a spicy aioli and cucumber kimchi. Save room for the yuzu cream puffs. If you’re not craving a full meal, look no further then the noodle salad with plum ponzu. Buckwheat noodles are slicked in the sweet sauce and tempered with drifts of scallions and candied wasabi. Three taco preparations are good, if not standouts. You’d be better digging into the Kung Pao (wow) sandwich, where organic chicken is bathed in soy and Thai chile sauces and then tempered with a spread of peanut butter.

Recommended Dishes

Noodle Salad with Plum Ponzu ($6), Bulgogi Burger ($11), Yuzu Cream Puffs ($6)

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