I had a great time here. The
I had a great time here. The brunch special was great and the food was delicious. I loved the decor and thought the restaurant was very cute! Can't wait to go back and try more of their meals. It all looked delicious!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved It. Go here.
Loved S&I - decided to meet some friends out for dinner and basically just looked for a place between us. The food was amazing. Amazing, y'all. My wife got a chicken dish and I had braised short ribs. Plus we ordered the bacon brussel sprouts and some fries. All of it was so good. They were so friendly and welcoming to the four adults and our one year old daughter as well. It's not a "kid place" (so no need to worry for those of you without kids looking to avoid them) but you can definitely feel welcome with kids.
Go here. You won't be disappointed.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were looking for a brunch
We were looking for a brunch spot on Easter Sunday and found Southport and Irving and what a great find it was! It's owned by the same people that own Broadway Cellars in Edgewater (which is a favorite place of ours) so we had high expectations and they delivered. Everything from the food, to the service to the brunch menu options were great. Highly recommend you considering them if you are looking for a great brunch spot.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eat at Shefi
Food was delicious, presentation was thoughtful. We liked
The menu. Good Hamburger, Great Salmonburger, loved the salad
Selections, liked the flatbread. Menu not large but everything on it
Is a winner. This is a keeper in my book of eats.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We needed a place to accommodate
We needed a place to accommodate a fairly large group (8 people plus a baby) for a surprise bridal shower and S&I was very helpful. The service could use some improvement - but I think the server was fairly new and not used to the brunch crowd yet. Other than that, the food and drink selection was fantastic, plus the prices were reasonable.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was sooooo good.
The food was sooooo good. Service was amazing. I love this place.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good neighborhood spot
My friends from out of town were going to the Cubs game, so we picked this spot for brunch because it's close enough to walk to the stadium without being in the heart of the Wrigleyville crowd. It turned out to be a very good decision! The menu was good, and the prices were reasonable. The duck hash was very tasty, and they didn't skimp on the duck, either. Also, bottomless bloody maries for $10 were a good deal, too. There was a good crowd, but we didn't have to wait at all. My only (minor) complaint was that the service could have been better (but it wasn't terrible).
I've been there a couple of times for drinks, too, and the bartenders are always very good. I'll definitely go back.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great foo & service, ok ambiance
Both the service and food were great. We were there for brunch and both the mimosas and bloody mary were fantastic. There were a couple of ambiance issues. Between the music, which I enjoyed, and the table almost directly on top of one another, it was a little loud and sometimes hard to hear a normal level conversation. We were there for a romantic birthday brunch so we found it hard to actually be romantic or hold a conversation that we would be comfortable with others hearing. The only other issue was with the hostess. She for some reason could not seem to get a grasp on what her job was. Multiple times she would yell at guests from across the room rather than greeting them and I had to give her my name for a reservation 5 times.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried the restaurant as it was highlighted on Open Table. We were pleasantly surprised with a nice environment and great food. Server was friendly but a bit slow in providing service. Fortunately we had time to spare. Overall it was a good experience and we will return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey, but good food
Came here for Mother's Day brunch. Food was good, but not great, and was pricey. I recall most brunch entrees being over $10. Also, our server was very...serious I suppose is the best word. Not rude or anything, just, a tad off putting.
I'd consider going here again to maybe try out dinner. Cool interior, good food, and the crowd was good too.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought with Mother's Day this place would be crowded and unpleasant but I had a terrific brunch the staff was really friendly and the food was amazing. I can't wait to go back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is right down the block from me and it is my favorite brunch place in Chicago so far! Great prices for bottomless mimosas and bloody marys and all their food is great!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was awesome--attentive
Our waiter was awesome--attentive and fun. We also took advantage of the bottomless brunch drinks deal, and the staff was extremely generous with their refills. I would definitely like to come back again sometime soon.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really delicious.
The food was really delicious. We started with the flatbread bruschetta. All had fish - salmon or talpia. Very loud, but it was the one table with the one loud friend.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but Service Needs work
We had a great dinner at Southport and Irving. The flatbread was really good and enough for all of us to have a taste. Most of us ordered the burger, which was cooked well and served with hand cut fries that were quite tasty. The only issue I have is with the service. The server we had seemed on top of things in the beginning, however as more parties came into the restaurant he seemed to lose track of our table. Our drinks barely had ice in them, which melted pretty quickly. We were not given a specials menu or told what they were. Other than that I would recommend going there for the food.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a place!
This place is a great restaurant. First off, it is very easy to make a reservation online. When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess and staff were very enthusiastic and courteous. our party was 12 people, The service and attention paid to the group was excellent. All in all, I'd have to say this was a great place to celebrate a birthday.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
New chef, bottomless mimosas,
New chef, bottomless mimosas, great staff, they've really stepped up their game here.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with bottomless drinks
For brunch this is the place to go! Food is great and reasonably priced. There are bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and bloody Mary's to choose from. I highly recommend stopping by and staying a few hours. Great for brunch dates with friends and loves alike.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
brunch and FUN in Lakeview
waitress attentive welcoming and friendly.
she knew the menu.
food was delicious! 3 omelets with omissions,
substitutions ,came out as ordered. veggie omelet YUM.
asparagus, red pepper and carm onions
w goat cheese--oh my. 2 had theirs w just egg
whites. one without cheese. again, substitutions
and changes made no problem.
potatoes--double YUM. while we ordered 3
of the same things, their menu is varied.
they title it "savory" for egg stuff
"sweet" for amazing sounding pancake/French
toast stuff "sandwiches". one had salmon
BLT. between bites, he was smiling
enjoyed the ambiance,
pretty setting, relaxed and comfy.
drink menu looked tempting--next time!
kids menu too
on way out we looked in on SIP, their bar,
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good brunch spot!
Went here for brunch with 3 other people and we sat outside. It was a very nice place and great outdoor seating area on a side street. The waitstaff was pretty slow as 2 of us had bottomless bloody marys and the other 2 had bottomless mimosas and each time we had to hunt our waiter down to get us a refill (we only asked for 3 refills). Also, our waiter dropped off the check and then didn't return for 15 mins so we had to ask another waiter to take it for us. The food was great - excellent eggs, biscuits and sausage gravey and awesome potatoes. Food was fresh, delicious and nicely presented. I would definitely go here for brunch again!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service has much improved
Service has much improved in the last few months. We were there 9/12 and everything was excellent - quality of food, service, timing, all good. Best salmon I've ever had, and the risotto special was terrific.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just had our first meal at Southport & Irving and loved it! My husband liked his steak so much that he asked to go there again the next day! I had the scallops which were also very good. Try them out, they're great!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 in a row
We ent Friday night for dinner, steak, salmon and salads were wonderful. Server was attentive and knowledgable. Drinks were just right. Then back Saturday night with two friends. Scallops were delish and we had the salmon again. The back Sunday for brunch with bottomless bloods, mimosas and bellinnis. Duck confit hash was outstanding, classic Benedict was perfect and the dark chocolate bacon pancakes were light fluffy and unique. Love this place.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Feast of KINGS!
Firstly, I found this place because they have bottomless mimosas. So I thought, how can you go wrong?? And it was more than mimosas, it was GLORIOUS. The food was unbelievable, the staff was so wonderful and sweet. We had just all the food and all the champagne and it was a feast of the kings. I absolutely recommend it for brunch. Unreal.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Excellent Brunch Experience
Southport & Irving never disappoints! We will continue to come back for the limitless mimosas and delicious brunch menu. We brought another couple and we made them fans as well. Keep it up and we'll keep coming back!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in town for the Chicago marathon and needed a restaurant that would take a reservation for a party of 14 AND served pasta. This was not an easy feat but when we stumbled upon Southport and Irving on Open Table, we decided to give it a try and we are so glad we did. The ambiance was great, the food was delicious (especially the Flatbreads) and the service was outstanding! It's not easy keeping a party of 14 satisfied but our waitress was the best! She was friendly, engaging and knowledgable. We will definitely be back the next time we're in town!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Fare
Although the menu selection is limited, they do a great job with their dishes. Solid neighborhood restaurant and bar.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different menu for late night
They were nice enough to call to let me know that there was a late night menu
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for brunch on a Sunday. Food was amazing - very interesting dishes that were delicious. Bottomless mimosas were nice as well, and service made sure glasses were never empty.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food nice atmosphere
The food is delicious. They are still working out some kinks in their service but they are on top of that. I will definitiely go back soon.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM