Soco
Soco

Soco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://socobk.com/
  • Phone: 7187831936
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Brunch: Tuesday - Sunday 12noon - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: until 1am
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary Southern, Cajun
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ryerson & Grand
  • Parking: No
A word from Soco
Soco is located in Brooklyn. We serve Cajun-Southern food.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Soco reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (50)hot spot (47)great for brunch (46)good for groups (43)great for lunch (30)special occasion (29)vibrant bar scene (24)late-night find (20)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (18)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Thumbs up!!
    Food4Life
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food ✅ drinks✅ service✅ ambience✅ hot spot✅ Chic✅ What's not to love 👍👍
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    TeddyTedd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very nice mature place with a mature crowd. Good vibes
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern Good
    Chardj
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great. If you're a good lover and you like to try exciting and new food. This is the spot. Had the Pecan Crusted Pork Chops and this was a hit. The SoCo Sangria was also delightful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoCo
    Ashley
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my second time here and I absolutely love the food and how vibrant the atmosphere is. Both times I've been here, the waiters have had great outgoing personalities and were well informed about the menu and gave recommendations before I could even look at the menu (which was great because I'm beyond indecisive.) The only thing I would have to say is for he waiters to pace themselves a little better to attend to their tables more often. I'm not one to love the attention of a waiter harassing me every two seconds to ask me how I'm doing, but a little but more attention would have been good. I would have ordered more drinks. All in all, I loved my experience here and will come back for brunch. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Velvet Waffles w/Fried Chicken
    NikkiNYC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My two favorite items on the menu are the Red Velvet Waffles w/Fried Chicken and a side of collard greens. The ambiance is fantastic with the music and the vibe of the waitstaff and customers. The cocktails are extremely well made and so tasty!! I love Soco a little bit more each time I visit if that is even possible because I love SOCO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my first time going to Soco and definitely see myself and my family coming here again. Nice little spot. The waffles and chicken was the highlight of the meal! Also the mac and cheese was a pleasure as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soco is awesome!
    Peacock
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've been hearing about the chicken and waffles for a while and finally got to try it. I fell in love and it's the best! There's nothing to complain about because everything was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great time with hubby & son... For my birthday brunch...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    BobMinchak
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I am glad SoCo is around the corner from my home. Dinners have always been great and have a Southern feel to the menu. Not that many place have Fried Chicken and Waffles on the menu. You have to have a drink or two at the bar before sitting down, no short shots here. The wine list isn't big, but it complements the menu well. I will be back again, and again, and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good soul food in a crowdy spot
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I visited Soco with my familiy on a Friday night. The place is moderm and lovely. The service quite attentive and the food is worth the trip from Manhattan. I recommend the chicken with waffel and the california rolls. The noise is the only negative note. There where many big noisy groups there and was not posible to keep a quiet talk in our party while dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great spoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was and absolutely unexpected gem. Its in a good neighborhood parking was fine. The food was amazing and the drinks were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Soco's
    loe2958
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I think Soco's is the best place every food is great the service is great waiters are cute and very kid friendly.oh almost forgot the unlimited mimosas awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but...
    Jazz830
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I dined on 8/29/14 for my fiance's 35th birthday. We had a party of 4. The waiter, Alex, informed us that there would be a wait for the food. but he would bring us complimentary cornbread. He returned with 3 pieces of cornbread and someone in my party said "hey we need one more piece". Alex responded wth "well it's free" with a tone that basically translated into why are you asking for an extra piece as if you're paying for it. I was a bit shocked at his reply since after all he offered the cornbread to us. why offer something if you aren't going to accommodate the entire party? Other than that everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    tammieNca
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went there with my son, boyfriend and grandma. Loved the fried chicken and red velvet waffle. Very creative and fun to eat. The butternut squash was incredible too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low key food by the Willamsburg
    LyfeisFood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Soco is absolutely the best soul food spot you can find. I've been here so many times and every time the food tickles my taste buds. The mac and Cheese or Creole Gumbo are a sure please. Not to mention there famous Fried Chicken & Red Velvet waffles, are delight able. If your looking for a restaurant that offers class without all the hoopla and good food. This is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Velvet Waffles!!!
    hungryhippo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was delicious and interesting enough to go back and try something else. Definitely a fun - loud - spot to check out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eats, Mediocre Service.
    HonestCritiques20
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, I wished the Mac and cheese didn't have such much garlic. The buttermilk waffle with the fried chicken was outstanding! Service wise my waitress was terrible, it's understood that things can be a little busy, but that's no excuse for poor service. It can get pretty loud, but it isn't unbearable. Great lighting, good food, definitely would refer this restaurant for big groups, birthdays, etc. The location was pretty decent, very diverse, very live, but not too busy! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Issues
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took my friend for brunch on 8/17/2014. The drinks took 15 mins to arrive. We tried the Ginger Flame and Habiscus Agrave Margarita both look great in a glass but didn't taste great. He brought us tap water with no ice in the glass. We asked for cornbread since our entree was taking a while, they charge $5. It was busy and very loud. I got the Pecan Crusted Pork Chop. I am not a fan of collard greens so the waiter offered string beans, then spinach, then told me they didn't have enough of either! After checking with the kitchen two times. All they had was the collard greens, which were fine. The Manager Clive was apologetic took care of us a the end. Beware they charge $5 for a can of coke!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    Nydine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the chicken & waffles! The red velvet waffle is just heaven in your mouth. The chicken is crispy & well seasoned! A+
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a friend's little birthday dinner at Soco. Food was to die for, service was excellent. A wonderful experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!!
    Dontnvme2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My hub & I enjoyed a lovely Saturday brunch here. We knew this restaurant would be great due to the line that had formed before the place even opened. We had reservations for noon and we were seated promptly in their gorgeous outdoor patio. Our waitress, Amy, was very inviting and kept my mimosa glass filled. Definite kudos for that!! For appetizers, we ordered the F-Que wings and the gumbo. Both were very tasty. For an entree, my husband had the Clinton Hill omelet with a side order of mac 'n cheese. I tried the mac and it was really good. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken & red velvet waffles. They were delicious!!! We will be making the drive from our home on LI, to this awesome Brooklyn restaurant again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but the service was poor
    Soulfood1023
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food here is great but I wasn't so excited about the service that I received. I have come here before and ordered the fried chicken and was told that you get a chicken breast and two other pieces but on this visit I was told that wasn't true. The waiter was a little nasty about it and it reflected in his tip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • taking friends out in Brooklyn
    juicyj80
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I didn't like that they sat us under air conditioning and rite next to door. The waiter never came back after he took order someone else brought out food and door man got us extra utensil and napkins. But the waiter got 18% gratuity.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip your expectations
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The ambience is nice, the service is beyond excellent and the wine list is quite unique and the good is well cooked, but the food just didn't have that ummph! My mom didn't like her mash potatoes or how her grilled chicken tasted. I had the lobster and shrimp grits and I guarantee you if I tasted this dish before tasting grits for the first time, I would be hesitant to try it again. Then again, it could be my palate!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch not much to pick from
    urbanlife
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I went to Soco for a 1 pm lunch this past Weds. Not much to choose from on the lunch entree menu, like 5 dishes. I was a little put off because I was looking forward to the Pecan Porkchops but was told that was on the dinner menu. that was to be lunch/dinner for me so again a little put off. I've been before on a Sunday and was able to have so that was where my confusion came in. My cousin had the salmon which looked amazing, she said it tasted ok, not a real foodie just kind of eats to live. My other two had the chicken n waffles, I tasted the waffles and they were very close to red velvet yet very good. Out waiter was amazing even offering a sample of the drinks we were going to order. The maitre d' came by to check on us, nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soco was great
    Dope
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Looking forward to going back! The food was great but that mac and cheese was something amazing ...Must try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Expensive Delight
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I would eat here more often if I could afford it. The service is great from the host that greats you until your server hands you the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my first time
    NSWS
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This wasn't my first time at this restaurant but it's gotten worst from the first time I went. My waffles were cold the drinks were terrible
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't get it
    confused
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The place is good and the food was great but for some odd reason they won't offer an extra waffle for the chicken & WAFFLES (emphasis on the s in waffles). I don't understand how its against your policy to give me more food especially if I'm willing to pay for it. It didn't make sense to me and I was very disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Johnson
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Went there for brunch with a friend. Our reservation was for 12 o'clock and I didn't realize that was when the restaurant opened. Right at 12 o'clock the doors opened and they were ready to serve us. The ambiance is great, and our waiter was timely and courteous. All of the brunch options sounded great. I got the sweet potatoe pancakes and I was NOT disappointed. Would definitely go there for brunch again. Note: They won't seat you until your entire party is there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    BKDINE830
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I made the reservations for my Bff for husband 47th birthday they had never been to Soco and I told her this would be great place to celebrate his birthday. My Bff text me half hour after their arrival and said THANKS FOR RECOMMEDATION WE ARE ENJOYING THE DRINKS, APPETIZERS AND DINNER. I was so HAPPY they enjoyed their food at Soco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful surprise
    Kel30
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We arrived late, and missed our reservation, but the hostess found us another table immediately. Although the place was busy, our Server did an excellent job of staying on top of his station. The food was excellent, and being a restaurant owner myself, I am pleased to give kudos to a place that has learned how to do Soul Food/Comfort Food right. Great Food + Great Service + Great Atmosphere = Winning Combination.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicken and Waffles
    Princesskimmy66
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    First time at Soco's and won't be the last. Went with my girlfriends and we had a blast. Food was good, wait staff excellent and ambience nice. Only problem is that when it's hot outside sitting in the outside area not a good idea as you will bake like we did. The other problem was that the strawberry lemonade was more like water with some random pieces of strawberries, didn't like this one bit. Next time will stick with water. Overall a nice place for a Sunday brunch. P.S. place gets pack so arrive extra early for your reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firts Timer
    Lili
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Me & two of my friends took our Mother's out for their birthdays and this is the first time that we all came to Soco. The service, atmosphere, the food was excellent. I would recommend Soco for any occasion. I differently will visit again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Chicken & A Red Velvet Waffle
    GlamMaMo380
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All I can say is delicious!!! The Jambalaya and gumbo is delicious as well. And I can't forget the salmon. OMGoodness!!! If you haven't tried any of these dishes yet, I highly recommend you do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Night Dinner
    Bklynight
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I always enjoy going to Soco! The mac and cheese is excellent, and the service is on point as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Yams
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    awesome experience I came here on my Birthday for lunch. I was greeted @ the door themMac and cheese was awesome I had the short rib pizza and it was excellent great service and experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great southern cuisine
    Purpleblossom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Soco is an amazing restaurant with live music. I went on a Sunday night and their was a musician playing the violin throughout the evening. It was very soothing and relaxing. The food was exquisite and tasteful. I had an awesome time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem !!
    treeci
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to soco to celebrate Father's Day. Made reservation. Without one there is a 45 min wait. Love the decor. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating as my 2 yr old was a handful 😊 they didn't mind. I had the BBQ Asian chicken - delish ! My son had fried chicken n fries - fried chicken was so delightfully crisp and light and juicy. I'll def try the chicken and waffles next time. I had about 3 mimosas - lovely. Loved soco. Would def return. Only complaint: I wish the tables were a lil bigger
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill
    momof4
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was not happy at all. Our server was nonchalant, the food was subpar and the greeter was occupied. Success has gone to their heads. I'm done with them!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall