You definitely want to socialize here.
Social House offers an alluring atmosphere to dine in. The restaurant inside Crystals at CityCenter features dim lighting, dark accents and a trendy feel.
When you walk in, there is a bar and lounge area, perfect for a cocktail or a light bite. Go a little further and you're in the main dining room. Continue on and you are on the patio, which opens to Crystals' interior.
Food at Social House doesn't disappoint. One highlight from the raw bar includes a slice of salmon topped with wasabi crème fraîche and chives served with a drizzle of lemon soy sauce and crispy shallots. The staff at Social House will tell you it tastes like a sour cream and onion potato chip. I think it tastes like Sunday morning in New York when you bring in bagels with lox and cream cheese.
In addition to specialty rolls and raw bar items, there is also a full sushi and sashimi menu. On the menu are traditional favorites like spicy tuna roll and California roll.
One hot dish worth having is the "crispy pata," or crispy pork. This dish is a true delight and hard to find here in Vegas. It's a crackling pork shank with tender meat on the bone. Outside, is a layer of crispy skin, which some peel off but I suggest you eat and enjoy (it's where the flavor is.) It's served with pickled baby vegetables and a garlic / chili vinegar to dip in. This pork is so good I would brave the valet-only parking and shoppers at Crystals just for this dish.
If you're not a pork fan, there are plenty of other items to choose from, including shrimp or vegetable tempura, sea bass, Teriyaki chicken and even mini Kobe burgers served with Sapporo beer battered onion rings.
After dinner, enjoy a fresh-brewed coffee or cup of tea. Social House makes their coffee in a cyphen, which can be made tableside or at the coffee bar in the lounge area. They also have an extensive selection of teas.
Social House provides a hideaway in Crystals that satiates both your appetite and your need to socialize.
-- Review by Nikki Neu