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Soco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://socobk.com/
  • Phone: (718) 783-1936
  • 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, Cajun, Contemporary Southern
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Had a friend's little birthday dinner at Soco. Food was to die for, service was excellent. A wonderful experience all around."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Looking forward to going back! The food was great but that mac and cheese was something amazing ...Must try."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Soco! The mac and cheese is excellent, and the service is on point as well."
    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"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food, drinks. I will definitely return soon!!! Not kid-friendly though"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great place, great vibe and amazing food! I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is actually my third time at soco so I absolutely love their food. The Mac n cheese is to die for. The thing is no matter how good the food is or ambience, service has to be on point. My server was not attentive, took 40 mins to bring our drinks, food came a lil while after. Since he didn't check on us after the food n drinks were dropped he was unaware my friend hated her drink, it was too late to want something else because we were done with our food. He looked upset as well didn't come back to the table only to bring the check with the drink still on the bill. We were so over soco at that point."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It's was very smooth the red velvet waffle is to die for 😬😬😬"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I enjoyed my shrimp gumbo, the wings were great. How ever it took a long time for my dinner to come; but I think the red velvet waffle and chicken was great! would definitely recommend friends to eat here. I want to go back again to check out the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was my first time at SOCO! It was a wonderful experience !!The waitress tabitha was great ,friendly , and patient !"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Sexy atmosphere, sexy people, sexy food! Had a wonderful time. Food was great and definitely will return! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had the grits with lobster and shrimp(gravy on the side), it was great even the day after. Service was on point, we came from a play so we were a few minutes late, we had to wait about 25 min to be seated no big deal. Short ribs were tasty, I usually share and sample but I didn't want to share so I didn't really sample the food of the other 5 ladies ;). Go and enjoy, I'm going with my family in July. All of the ladies enjoyed their eats."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I'm a regular at Soco and I love their food and service! Waitress Sara is the sweetest!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I came hungry and left full. You got to get a side order of Mac and Cheese. They got me in with the commerical and I will return."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great for brunch with friends! Its a popular spot so I would recommend reservations. Everything we tasted, we enjoyed."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I actually heard about this place from Chef Roble and was amazed at his posting on Instagram. I knew I would have to try it. Now me not really liking Waffles I had to try the Red Velvet and chicken. I must say it exceeded my expectations, in short it was delicious. The Pork chops were outstanding from what I tasted from my friends plate. Its a definite go to spot... Next time I am in town I would love to try dinner. Oh yeah and beyond that the host was very accommodating as we were 5 minutes late past the grace period. Thank you for your generous hospitality... From a Brooklyn Native!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Not bad. Enjoyed the food. I had the blackened salmon with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans. The drinks are also very good and worth the price. If reservations are made be on time, I was late and our table was given up after 10 mins past reservation time overall a great chill spot. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I made reservations a month ahead. When we arrived there was a long line outside because they don't open until 12noon. After opening and waiting ten minutes to get to the front of the line we were seated. All the people before us waited to be told they were seating reservation only. this could have been avoided by making an announcement when the doors open so that the line would stay and the Reservations people walked in first. DID I MENTION NO ONE SAID HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! We were seated and waited 15 minutes for water? Then we waited 20 minutes for our drinks? we were a table of 4 and all the other tables that were seated after us received their drink orders and appetizers before us? not enough space to write the rest of this MD nightmare"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a great time. The food was delicious. The service was good. The portions were nice. We sat outside in an enclosed area. Felt good. Is bigger than it looks on the outside. Great find!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I felt that my husband was profied, when he was asked to take his kongal off,that is not a baseball cap. If you are talking about high standards, no jeans, no caps etc,etc, patrons should be turned away with jeans. I saw that and I felt my husband was profiled. As for ambiance I am yet to see that. I will not go into details about that, because it will not be cute. I sat at the back and I was appauled with what I saw there."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I came after a show at the BAM Harvey theater. Though we had reservations, we still had to wait 10 minutes which was that bad. We were sat down in the greenhouse section but asked to be moved and we were moved when an indoor table became available. We all enjoyed our food and our server Crystal was wonderful. Would love to try their brunch."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was great! I loved the mac & cheese. The Chicken and Waffles were good, the chicken was extra crispy. the waffles was okay. the short ribs were sooo good. We had the jelly wings as an appetizer the were ok. overall great time. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014