This blog post is honestly long overdue and also one of the most requested blog posts for the past months. It’s about time that finally after my fourth visit, I am a hundred percent sure to share the blog post with you right now, and I am very excited about it! So, even though you may have seen some reviews about this establishment somewhere else, you might want to check this one to be fairly sure about everything 😉
The Socialite Bistro & Lounge
The Socialite is the newest bistro & lounge that just opened in west Surabaya. They have been operating for a couple of months now and it’s one of the recent top picks when it comes to throwing a semi-fancy occasional lunch or dinner. I’ve been there four times and all of them were either for a bridal shower, baby shower, or birthday dinner. I guess they named it The Socialite clearly for a cause and for a reason.
The Socialite is placed at Indragiri Street, although it’s been operating for a while, they still haven’t put any board sign in front of the building. So if you haven’t been there before, you just have to pay attention to the tallest building that’s covered most in glass windows along the street. If you’re coming from Mayjend Sungkono, The Socialite will be on your left, or if you’re coming from Gelora Pancasila, The Socialite will be on your right.
The building itself is actually LifeTime’s office building, and yes The Socialite is owned by LifeTime as well. The Socialite is located on the fifth floor of the building and to get you there, they provide elevators and stairs on both sides at the back of their first floor. Once you’re up at the fifth, you’ll be welcomed by the staff right away, you’ll also find the cake display along with the front desk on the left.
The Socialite‘s interior design is pretty much Art Deco, which is looking glamorous yet still modern. It did remind me a bit with The Great Gatsby design. The whole dining area can fit to a hundred people and they have this wide space by the window that’s dedicated for the photo corner area where they change the decoration accordingly to the nearest occasion. This is the favorite corner for the ‘socialites’ to take pictures together. 🙂
On the other hand, my favorite corner would be at the part where you can sit next to the glass window, and see the busy Indragiri street from above. I find it intriguing and somehow relaxing to watch what people do while they’re not looking. I’m such a true stalker, I know, lol. But anyways, it is indeed to me the prettiest spot, and the most comfortable seat at The Socialite, no wonder that area is always reserved.
The Socialite has a variety of dishes when it comes to the menu, they have snacks and appetizer, they have soup and pasta, they are all western type of food. The main course includes mostly Steak and BBQ, but they also have mixed Asian cuisine as well. For the drinks, they serve coffee, latte, tea, frappe, mocktail, blended and also some fresh juices. The price range for everything is starting from IDR 18.000 to 338.000, and here’s what I got when I went there :
Socialite Salad (IDR 48.000)
For an entree, I choose this Socialite Salad that contains mixed garden salad, orange segment, slice apple, plum tomato, and roasted sesame dressing. It was really good, as you get to taste many elements of flavor in one dish. The croutons brought savory and crunchiness, the garden salad gave us freshness, while the rest of the ingredients burst out some sweet and sour to it. Though I wouldn’t say this is the healthiest way to have your salad, it’s still super enjoyable to dig in.
Socialite Fries (IDR 48.000)
For the snacks, I went with this Socialite Fries that’s actually french fries with caramelized onion, mozzarella, and thousand island mayo. It was mouth-watering and everything worked well together, especially the melted mozzarella and the caramelized onion! Just make sure that you eat it while it’s still warm and the cheese is still melted and tacky, yumm!
Korean Stir Fried Glass Noodle (IDR 58.000)
Another thing that I ordered that day was this Korean Stir Fried Glass Noodle. I was reading through the menu and the ingredients for this dish are Korean Glass Noodle with carrot, spinach, mushroom, and red long chili, it’s pretty much a JapChae in Korean Restaurant. I am personally a JapChae lover, and I would say they nailed it, it was chewy, and the taste was balanced, I was so glad they could pull this off, I loved it!
BBQ Beef Back Ribs (IDR 288.000)
This was what I had for the main course, a 1.000-gram slow-cooked Beef Back Ribs served with BBQ sauce, salad, and truffle french fries. The size of it was really huge! It was very fulfilling and satisfying! It wasn’t as tender as I expected, but it was overall still enjoyable. If you want it to be spicy, they have sambal matah that will bring the heat up on your palate. The salad was really fresh, and truffle fries were such a perfect pair for the dish.
Overall, The Socialite SurabayaOverall, The Socialite Surabaya
It is a very nice hangout place for day or night, for casual or fine dining. It is indeed a great spot to throw a birthday party, gathering, or any smaller occasion too. They provide a nice place, a warm service, and of course good food.
Parking could be a little bit of an issue here, but they provide valet parking that you can take advantage of. They don’t set any price for the valet parking, you can pay as much as you please, but it would be better if you take out all of your important belongings before you handed out your car key to prevent any harmful event.
- The Socialite Bistro & Lounge
- Jl. Indragiri 36 Surabaya
- 085853108055 (for RSVP) Call Only from 10.00 – 19.00
- Sunday – Friday : 12.00 – 22.00
- Saturday : 12.00 – 00.00
- Wi-Fi Available
- EDC Machine Available
- Power Outlet Available