SOCIAL

512 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949-642-2425

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  • $$$
  • Full bar
SOCIAL is a gastropub in Costa Mesa. Call it a gastropub, a tavern, a “kitchen with libations,” an “eatery and drink”--whatever it is, you might get the feeling you’d been to SOCIAL before. It looks, feels and tastes like Newport Beach’s Bosscat, which also leans toward a Southern comfort-food menu. The chef is Jeffrey Boullt, whose best dish is the Akaushi skirt steak (a breed of American Wagyu) he sears nearly black and blue, embeds in blubbery mashed potatoes before flavoring it with dollops of chile chimichurri and garlic chips. But it’s how he’s unafraid to let the bitterness of its charring dominate the plate that makes it one of the best steaks you’ll ever have.

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  • UPDATE: Ashley Guzman Of SOCIAL, No Longer With Restaurant
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:03 a.m. by Anne Marie Panoringan

    Costa Mesa just got a reality check: The dynamic duo over at SOCIAL is no longer, as Ashley Guzman was let go from the establishment. We weren't aware of this when the restaurant served us our biscuits and gravy at Fresh Toast over ...

  • On the Line: Jeffrey Boullt Of SOCIAL, Part Two
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:03 a.m. by Anne Marie Panoringan

    Restaurants pay a chef to cook, not answer a series of questions. So when an individual takes the time to put some thought into their responses, I am thankful. This was the case with SOCIAL's self-proclaimed "blue collar chef" Jeffr...

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    Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6:03 a.m. by Anne Marie Panoringan

    There was a sincere nature that came across in Chef Jeffrey Boullt's responses. Of course, there was also a hint of humor that kept things light in our discussion. But chef's devotion to his craft was apparent throughout, " I wish I...

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