Food & Drink

Go here for candied short ribs and late-night patio cocktails

Bone-in grilled pork chop w/ peach relish, collard greens, and black eyed peas at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

The latest venture from the chef/owner behind Sorriso and the Leather District's Les Zygomates, Society on High's a 110-seat, breakfast-thru-dinner FiDi bistro rocking local fare, late-night libations, and a huge, soon-to-open, palm tree-laden patio billed as a little bit of "Miami right here in downtown Boston". TOO SOON, SOCIETY, WAYYY TOO SOON!

Bar and dining room at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

With its subway tiles and vintage mirrors, it's worth taking a sec to soak in the bright new space before grabbing a high copper-top lounge table…

The bar at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

… or a chair at the long, white marble bar and admiring the selection of booze, which includes a bottle of 1942 Don Julio. Impressive.

Cocktail menu at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

After nodding affirmatively at the actual list of small-batch Scotches and bourbons, settle in for something off the cocktail list, like the rye, Courvoisier, and maple Old Square, or the Spicy Cucumber with vodka and jalapenos.

Candied spare ribs at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

While waiting for your crew/parents/parents' crew, take down bar bites like lobster sliders, wonton-wrapped firecracker shrimp with a creamy cashew dipping sauce, or this handsome plate of candied spare ribs.

Roasted garlic and clam flatbread at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

Or perhaps you're lunching alone, in which case, briefly look at your phone and pretend to check your texts before sighing and telling the bartender your "friend" got held up, then order a Chesapeake Bay oyster po' boy with a hot Sriracha aioli or this roasted garlic and clam flatbread.

Dining room at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

Assuming you are expecting company not in the form of a copy of Nancy Drew: The Mystery at Lilac Inn, grab a table for your group under the frosted glass in the back of the dining room.

Private dining room at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

Or, if you're making a big speech on Nancy Drew books to a group of colleagues, and don't want the hostess to laugh at your Carolyn Keene jokes, file in and pull the curtain on this private dining room.

Mug of beer at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

Either way, it's probably time for another drink, like a frosty mug of craft beer, the lineup of which includes Kentucky Bourbon Ale, Pole Star Pilsner, and Hoponius Union.

Bone-in grilled pork chop w/ peach relish, collard greens, and black eyed peas at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

Burlier entrees include a New Bedford-style Fisherman's Stew w/ whitefish, mussels, braised pork & spicy linguica, and this downright delicious-looking, bone-in, grilled pork chop w/ peach relish, collard greens, and black eyed peas.

"The Elvis" peanut butter cheesecake at Society on High
Dave Baldwin

Finally, before adjourning to the patio for frozen beachtails and classic films projected on a giant brick wall (they're totally going to do this), finish strong with a flavored-foam espresso and a piece of peanut butter cheesecake that's dubbed "The Elvis", and topped with caramelized bananas & candied bacon.