Highly recommended for all occasion
I had the raw kelp salad with grilled chicken, delicious!
This place accommodates many crowds - a great place for a date or an evening out with a group of friends. I haven't been for a night out on the weekend yet, but there was plenty of bar space.
I took a friend here for dinner on her first time out in Chicago and she loved it. The ambiance is casually classy, quiet enough for good conversation yet energetic.
Prices are very reasonable. We spent $60 total (including gratuity) for a meal for 2 including craft beers (the drink selection is spectacular!).
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
First visit and truly loved
First visit and truly loved it. From the first step inside the door to the check arriving...everything went extremly well. Food was excellent, great flavor and awesome presentations. Will return!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed Old Town Social. My girlfriends and I were looking for a place in Old Town and we found this. It had great atmosphere and great food. I would definitely recommend this place. It was a great night and I would definitely return.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I picked this place because we live in the burbs now, have never been there, looked cool online and was meeting friends in from Boston. Our experience was flawless from the minute we valeted the car until we walked out. The food was exceptional as was the service and atmosphere. Please don't change anything.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and extensive bar menu. Tasty food with some creative twists- though I wouldn't call it foodie-worthy. Swank, upper scale sports bar vibe but still comfortable and even "homey" in the rounded booths. We were in a party of 8 ladies, and all were pleased and lived the ambience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my girl here for her birthday dinner. Sat in a curtained booth, shared Mac n cheese and sweet potato fries. I had a huge burger with a fried egg on top, she had a chicken flatbread sandwich and we both loved our food. Then we had a plate of soprasetta and some Grafton cheddar cheese. Great beer list, good wine choices too.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, terrible wine list
I like this place. The charcuterie is wonderful, and the donuts are a treat. The service is great. There is an extensive beer list that is fun. However, I often drink wine and the wine list is terrible; that could really be improved. And the noise level is high; I were prefer slightly less "energetic".
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good meal before Second City
Came here while visiting from out of town before a second city show (it's only a few blocks from the theater). The service was a little spotty, but not too bad. Burgers were pretty good and the duck wings were excellent
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice menu, friendly and prompt
Nice menu, friendly and prompt service. Fish sandwich was yummy and the brioche bun it was served on was excellent. BBQ brisket sandwich also good. No sides come with sandwiches, so remember to add those if you're hungry!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wanted a place near Second City before a show and found one. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food, as well as the wine and beer. All the varieties of tacos were all delicious, as were the fish sandwich and burgers. Would love to go back when not in a rush and nibble through the small plates. I would try the flights of wine and food. Loved the experience; the atmosphere was vibrant without drowning out our conversations. Highly recommend to everyone!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We used a Gilt City coupon to get burgers, sides, and beers. All were excellent. I really enjoy the miss-matched chairs. It's a comfortable vibe. We will definitely be back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Old Town spot with fresh food
This is a great place for dinner before Second City, or a good place to hang out. Large bar area, and adjacent dining areas. Food is locally sourced and very good. We had burgers, and they offer a variety, but the flatbread and mussels looked good too, and my simple green salad had arugula and other greens and was deliciously dressed and peppered to make it special. Would return any time I'm in the area. Very enjoyable place.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding destination at any hour
Old Town Social in Chicago was a tremendous find. The menu was unique and wide-ranging, enabling any family to find food for all. We went for brunch (Cornmeal-bacon waffles w/ sausages were a taste sensation; BLT Benedict w/ smoked pork belly and arugula was described as "magical"). ... there was plenty of seating and the room was relaxed and airy, while still being happy. This is a place where you want to have a second cup of coffee and chat and laugh. ... Service was excellent at all levels ... Old Town Social is also a sports bar, but the TVs can be hidden in walls and ceilings and closets so when it's not game-time the restaurant can be flexible and have the proper mood and ambiance fitting the day and hour. ...
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
reservation was helpful but not necessary for sunday brunch; saturday's a different story. the place can fill up quickly depending on what's going on in the city that day. good food overall tho the biscuits and gravy were lacking a little something. great environment for socializing and catching up with friends.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Old Town Chicago Gastropub
Extensive drink menu and house made meats. Hard to recommend any one thing on the menu. There is something for everyone. If you haven't tried it, put it at the top of your list.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the beer selections and
Love the beer selections and the specials like the pulled pork sandwiches on football game day.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mid-week hangout
Delicious seasonal beer, satisfying burgers and sweet potato fries! We really enjoyed the ambiance, especially on a weekday evening.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband had the coney burger,
My husband had the coney burger, and said it was one of his favorite burgers in the city. Mac and cheese is phenomenal too
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Town Social is the best
I have been coming here for years, and it never gets old. There was a stretch there were I was going to Brunch at least one day a weekend for probably 15-20 weekends in a row. They have hands down my favorite brunch of all time. If you go, get the eggs Sardou, or the BLT Benedict, and do yourself a favor by getting a side of the hashbrown casserole. Make sure to ask for ketchup too...they make it in house, and it is pretty delicious.
They do specials too, so make sure you check them out. In the 4 years I have been there, they have only done this once, but if you ever see the Huevos Rancheros as a special get it. Go St. Patty's day weekend and get the corn beef and cabbage too. One of the most delicious things I have ever eaten.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food with a Great Bar Scene
Menu seemed to be really catered to watching games and having a few drinks with friends. The sweet potato fries and pepper cheese poppers were great. It isn't necessarily the best place for a date, but it was a great place to grab snacks before seeing a Second City show.
Coffee is served in a small french press, and that was awesome.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for football on Sunday
Fantastic food. Friendly service. HUGE beer and cocktail list. Plenty of tv's and the NFL Sunday ticket. If you're tired of typical bar food/ extended frat house vibe and want to go someplace to watch the game where you can be comfortable and eat a decent meal, this is the place. It is not cheap, but it is worth the price.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hadn't been there in a long
Hadn't been there in a long time. Must go back again soon. Great food, wine, service. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM