I had a leftover Glowbal Group gift certificate from my birthday so when Burger Knight and I were in Yaletown this weekend we decided to stop by Society to use it up. Society’s theme is comfort food with a twist and they have updated trendy versions of classic homey food like burgers, perogies, mac and cheese, and milkshakes. I’ve been to Society a couple of years ago and had one of their milkshakes which I enjoyed but I wasn’t in the mood for a shake when I went this time.
I had a free appetizer coupon and the appetizer special of the night was kobe beef meatballs. For some reason I wasn’t really looking forward to the meatballs but when I had a bite of them I was impressed. They were soft and not too dry. The sauce on top tasted fresh and was seasoned with herbs nicely.
For my entrée I was having a hard time deciding between a burger and the lobster shepherds pie ($19). Even though I was craving a greasy burger I decided to try something different and go with the lobster shepherds pie. I was glad that I made this decision because I enjoyed this dish. It tasted like a lobster bisque topped with creamy mashed potatoes and bread crumbs. There were some little bits of chopped up onions in the bottom and the pieces of lobster were quite large and buttery. The salad on the side tasted fresh but it wasn’t memorable.
Overall I enjoyed the food at Society but I thought it was a tad expensive. The service was a bit hit and miss. Some people were very friendly to us but no one told us the daily specials and it took a while before they even came and asked us what we wanted to drink. I would come back here to try some of their appies and milkshakes or their dessert platter (which I wanted to try because it comes with cotton candy but I didn’t have room for it).
Yes for a fun place to have appies and drinks with friends.