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Social Kitchen and Bar

Social Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.socialkitchenandbar.com
  • Phone: (248) 594-4200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chef Zack Sklar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodward
  • Parking: No
A word from Social Kitchen and Bar
The Roof Top Lounge, the open air "patio/via" and an inspired loft space come together to create Social Kitchen & Bar. Chef Zack Sklar puts his very best on each and every plate, offering up American comfort foods with a twist. Social has a full menu with apps, soup & salads, sandwiches, entrees & side dishes and of course desserts. Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham Social Kitchen & Bar is also a favorite for Sunday Brunch featuring a Bloody Mary Bar and eight different champagne cocktails.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food & ambience..... perfect casual place to meet"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "the chicken and waffles was awesome per usual. i just mean to ask every time to get the syrup on the side, they load it on kinda thick. awesome service as well!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We sat up on the deck overlooking Maple Rd. The service and the food were very good. We highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to the Social Kitchen. Again, the service was excellent and the food great. Highly recommend for a casual dinner."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The dinner was absolutely amazing and came to us really fast. Dessert was warm and fresh out of the oven too! defiantly going back"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Love the skillets, fun place to bring out of town guests or go to friends to enjoy.."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was okay, noise level high - difficult to converse with the person I had dinner with because of this, service slow. Had the cheeseburger which was fine; the side of fries was much too large for one person. I much prefer a quieter atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A friend of our oldest son recommended Social. He said "they make common food uncommon." It was our son's 23rd birthday. Service was good. Food was prepared the way we ordered and delivered within a reasonable amount of time. Was a bit loud and hard to hear server. Great food experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Having not heard much about this restaurant, I was pleasantly surprised. My salmon was excellent. My drink order was good. The waiter was very attentive. The brussel sproats were very good. I liked the menu. Prices were not too high. I would return again if I was in the area."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Love the bloody mary bar with all the fixings. The skillets were great because you could check off what you wanted. Only thing is that I asked for some items and they were not in the skillet, but no one told me that is was missing. Service is not that friendly but they will get what you need."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This casual place has some of the best and most interesting food in Birmingham. There's a nice combination of quality ingredients, imagination, and kitchen skill at work. Our dinner was a lot of fun and every item was just excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent, well-priced and unusual. We were delighted to be able to get a reservation at Social, as we didn't know they took reservations and getting them through Open Table was a guarantee that the reservation would be honored. However we did have to wait and would have waited longer if we hadn't pointed out a high-top table in the bar. Apparently the low-top table we were waiting for still wasn't available after 10 - 15 minutes."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I blindly pick this place on Open Table for our Father's Day dinner because it was close to where we were going afterwards and the prices were under $30. I figured since it was in downtown B'ham it had to be OK. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! We ate out on the patio but I loved the wood floors inside. The ambiance was artsy and our waitress - Amber - was very attentive. My husband and I have decided to add this restaurant to our list of places to go eat after work since we both work in the area."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Terrific food choices with twist. Mac & Cheese tasty. Grilled Caesar salad-wonderful smoky flavor. Brussels sprout chips were very good. Nice selection of wines. Overall this was a very enjoyable dinner and fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service on the roof is notably slower than in the main dining area. We waited 10-15 minutes for each round of drinks and almost hour for our food."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 5:30 which was a great time to get there because the dining room was nearly empty when we were seated, but filled up fast on a Tuesday shortly thereafter and there was a wait at the door. Servers were really attentive. Chicken and waffles appetizer were great, the best I've had! I had the chicken salad sandwich -- good and a pretty large portion (read: I didn't walk away hungry). I also ordered the broccolini side because it was made with chili oil and I thought it would be spicy. While it was good, it wasn't spicy. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We were there for brunch. It was hopping!!! And the ambiance was great. A real neighborhood gem and someplace I love to take out of town guests because it is just fun. The wait staff was friendly, working hard, and a team effort. We loved it."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our lunch, we had a great table by the window our server was attentive and we never felt rushed. The Brussels spout appetizer was awesome and the "pick what you want" salad was generous and delicious!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food and the service are always amazing at this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "There are always local people dining and a upbeat atmosphere. One of our favorite Birmingham restaurants."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had seen other people post pics & simply had to try this restaurant. First of all, loved the checkbox style ordering to build my own salad! And when it came, the first bite (exploded) like a flavor bomb! The herb dressing (ask for two) that's what we did because the first tiny cup simply didn't seem like enough. Our server Jeff was great too! I can't wait to go back! I only wish it wasn't so darn far from where we live!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Went on a Tuesday(best night in Birmingham for eating out). A little disturbed by our seat at first(too close to the door), but our server just pushed us back and it was fine. Our server really set the tone. She was very relaxed and professional at the same time. Food was excellent, portions perfect, prices reasonable, especially for Birmingham. Will go back again especially when the weather warms up."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The waitress was extremely knowledgable and friendly. She noticed I was not eating anything gluten and asked me if it was an alergy thing and brought me a gluten free menu. The house grind hamburger was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Had small group lunch for restaurant week. Good value and good service. Some interesting menu choices."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We dined at lunch during Bimingham Restaurant. My starter, chopped salad was tasty and perfectly dressed. My tacos were excellent.. My companion raved about the warm chicken salad sandwich."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "nothing bad to say about the menu items at this restaurant. Brussels Sprouts were outstanding, they had a unique twist on sliders (with the "burger' baked inside a roll) which were also great. Chicken & Waffles were delectable, sweet and smoky...it had bacon on it...how could you go wrong! Also, Grilled Caeser Salad was really tasty and the French Onion Soup was also good."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was a great place for lunch! The service was fabulous and the food was great!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Hadn't tried Social before. Went there on a Monday night and found it busy, inviting and fun. We sat at a high top in the bar, with a great view of the sidewalk. Tried the brussel sprouts and the fried green tomatoes to start. Loved 'em both. The barramundi skillet was interesting, although I thought the crispy noodles were a bit much. The steak frites is marinated overnight and has a distinctive flavor that I couldn't put my finger on. But I liked it. The mac & cheese add on was terrific. Service was spectacular -- Rick the bartender was doubling as a waiter and really knew his menu and his bar, and was there when we needed something, but never too overbearing. All in all, a place I'd go back to."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We were staying at a hotel and desperate for some Christmas Eve dinner - it's not a tradition in our family, so we were left to our own devices. Social was one of the few restaurants that was open that night, and we're very glad it was. Their speciality seems to be high-end comfort food. I had a chicken salad sandwich that was fantastic and nothing like what you'd make at home or get at a neighborhood deli. My wife and mom both had the spaghetti and meatballs - an enormous serving with fresh pasta and great meatballs. The downside (and it's minor) is that the restaurant was clearly not prepared for being one of the few places open with decent food on Christmas Eve. Several menu items were unavailable as of 7 p.m. that night."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This was our first visit here. We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation and tried to get a drink at the bar. It appeared they only had one person working the bar - so while we stood next to people who were served - no one acknowledged us for the entire 30 minutes. When we sat at the table - and ordered my husband was brought the wrong drink. But after a shaky start, dinner was great."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great atmosphere and fantastic food. One of our favorites!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We enjoyed the kale salad and wine. There were a mountain of fries that looked good, but we didn't eat. It's a great brunch, lunch and dinner spot."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "The food was really good and so was service. The new skillet menu is a awesome idea!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We love this place but rarely go because reservations are not accepted during peak hours. We went on a Monday at 6:00...not busy! Loved the Brussels sprouts, oysters, seafood cobb and salmon. Good wines and liquor choices and good service. We'd love it if they would take reservations all the time."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Great menu, both creative and incredibly well prepared food. Sets the benchmark for a kale salad..."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Our first visit was much better. This visit was a girls night out. Our service was awful, it took 10 -15 minutes to take our drink order. The other issue I had was we were never asked if we wanted another drink. I might try again and next time I will say something about the poor service? The service often determines if I return."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "We found the restaurant on Open Table, surprised to find it. We drive past it many times. It realizing it was there. The food is wonderful however the noise level is quite high and the music is loud. We will return again."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "Despite having a reservation, was difficult to get a table at the appointed time - had to wait more than 15 minutes, although there were tables vacant. The wait staff seemed to be congregating more around the till. Food was okay - the menu was limited - they seemed to be capitalizing more on the ambience and novelty."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Went for brunch Sunday, was our first time at Social. There were seats to be had right at opening but the place filled up quickly. Food was fantastic- I had steak and eggs and steak was phenomenal. Date had blueberry pancakes made with ricotta and topped with lemon curd. Absolutely amazing! I had a Bloody Mary- didn't want to leave table to go to awesome looking Bloody Mary bar so asked server to make one for me. May have been the best I've ever had. A great place to which I will often return."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "My daughter treated me to my birthday dinner at Social Kitchen & Bar and we both loved it from the minute we walked through the front door. It has a lively atmosphere, the staff were all attentive and smiling and the food was absolutely delicious - fresh, creative and well-seasoned. My "I'll Have Another" drink transported me to the Kentucky Derby and, as our server noted, had a real kick! I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/2/2013