Since The Social on 83rd opened near 83rd Avenue and Bell Road in December, it has received rave reviews for its delicious food, craft cocktails and stylish setting.
“We built The Social on 83rd to give the local community a chef-driven concept that was clean and modern,” said Joey Lucidi of Westside Concepts, which owns The Social on 83rd and Haymaker, a restaurant with locations in Peoria and Goodyear.
“Pairing a chef-driven menu with an amazing bar with craft cocktails and a gorgeous patio separates us from other restaurants in the area. Guests can expect a trendy-but-relaxed environment. We make everything from scratch and follow current food trends. Whether you are making it a date night, a girl’s night out or a Sunday Funday, this is the place to be.”
Lucidi knows a thing or two about hospitality. He grew up in his parents’ restaurants and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.
At The Social on 83rd, the menu is diverse and changes seasonally. Shared plates include Social wings with a Coca-Cola-spiced glaze ($10), short rib tacos with cilantro lime slaw ($12.50), mac ‘n’ cheese bites made with gruyere and white cheddar cheese ($8), and the popular charcuterie board featuring a selection of meats and cheese served with nuts, peppers, fig jam and crostini ($16).
Sandwich options include a pork belly Banh Mi ($12.50), the Social burger ($12) and an Asian chicken wrap ($10.50). Entrée selections feature a 24-hour braised short rib with mashed potatoes ($19.50), pan-seared salmon with mushroom risotto ($16) and New York strip stroganoff ($14.50).
The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Avocado toast ($9.50), crème brulee French toast with blackberry compote ($10) and Cajun country-fried steak ($14) are among the brunch offerings.
The restaurant has social hour from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays with discounted appetizers like ahi poke bowl, spinach artichoke dip and New York strip sliders. Social hour beverage specials include $4 draft beer and well drinks, $2 off glasses of wine and a $5 margarita, sangria and Old Fashioned.
Mixologists at The Social on 83rd put a new spin on spirits with craft cocktails like the Monroe, a creative mix of green tea vodka and peach liqueur; the Brando, made with rum, lime and pineapple; and the Chaplin, a sweet concoction of tequila, elderflower and blueberry puree.
The Social on 83rd has space for large parties who can use the patio for special events or buy out the entire restaurants on Mondays when it is closed.
This was an important project for Lucidi, who lives in the area and wanted to create a dining option for locals.
“I love Peoria,” he said. “The people and community are second to none. They deserve great options when dining out, and they deserve to have them close to home.”