Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago
Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sophies.com/
  • Phone: (312) 525-3400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Wednesday
    10:00am – 11:00am Breakfast
    11:00am – 4:30pm Lunch
    4:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Menu
    Thursday – Saturday
    10:00am – 11:00am Breakfast
    11:00am – 4:30pm Lunch
    4:30pm – 8:00pm Cocktail Menu
    Sundays
    11:00am – 4:30pm Lunch
    4:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Menu
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ron Aleman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our locale and atmosphere provide a special backdrop a variety of corporate and social occasions. Saks Fifth Avenue is synonymous with luxury and style. Add exquisite food and drink you have the makings of a truly memorable event. Sophie's is available for morning, afternoon, and evening events. We offer versatile space for corporate and social occasions and accommodate everything from cocktail parties to elegant formal dinners. Chef Aleman and the Sophie's team will work with you to create an event that meets your specific needs. It is what we love to do!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Huron
  • Public Transit: Red Line--Chicago Station (at State)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The closest parking lot is on Rush at Superior. It is not affiliated with Saks or Sophie's.
A word from Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago
Named Chicago Magazine's Best Michigan Avenue Lunch Spot, Sophie's features Chef Ron Aleman’s seasonal menu and sweeping Magnificent Mile views. Situated on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue, Sophie’s offers innovative American cooking made from the finest available local ingredients. Creative daily specials complement a selection of entrees, salads, and sandwiches. Craft cocktails are also fresh and seasonal and we offer a thoughtfully curated list of wines by the glass. Stop by for lunch, cocktails, or weekend brunch. Saks' express elevator takes you directly to the 7th floor.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (30)scenic view (25)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (12)special occasion (8)good for groups (6)romantic (6)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great for brunch with the girls.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Amazing food, view and grapefruit mimosas! Definitely coming here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine, but slipping
    Jeff0616VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Things have slipped since the last visit. It's almost like they've given up. Food is fine, server was trying way too hard and seemed new. They dropped the bread and dips without even explaining, and the hummus was hard as a rock. For a Saturday lunch, the dining room was barely 1/3 full and mostly an older crowd. It's too bad, this place had potential.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • K3kidVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A gem within a lovely store. Good choice on menu. Everything is tasty and nicely presented with no pretense. French fries and sweet potato fries are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    What a lovely surprise. I had been searching for a place to take my friend for her birthday. I had no idea Saks had put in a restaurant. The view is amazing, the tables are spaced well and it is quiet. The menu is varied with many choices. It's even easy to park around there with the new meters. This is a place to try..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Sensational!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Best veggies, view, service and entrées! Thank you for such a wonderful lunch and experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CB1939
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a wonderful evening celebrating both our birthdays.Quie place,elegant,great food and great value.The staff could have been more gracious.Higly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sophie's, designing dining!
    dinerdianne
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Even though Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue was named after a fashion designer, it's definitely not just for the fashion minded. A delightful spot for lunch after shopping or for brunch on Sunday, the entrees and sides were very fresh, artistic, and flavorful. I enjoyed the goat cheese and asparagus omelet, accompanied by fresh fruit and fried potatoes. My friend had the designer club sandwich, accompanied by taro chips, and a fruit plate. She loved all of it and had nothing to take home with her! We sat by a window with a beautiful view of the Mag Mile. We loved the modern decor and the beautiful black and white pictures on the walls. Our waitress was attentive and told us the history behind the name "Sophie" which we really appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Lunch
    mccoyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I highly recommended this restaurant to my colleagues at work. We planned a luncheon for someone who was leaving the hospital. We were very disappointed in the very slow service, the food (crab cake) was not fresh. When we walked into the restaurant there was no one to greet us and a cook happened to be walking by, grabbed some menus and sat us down. We needed to ask for things twice. I prearranged a dessert and that was messed up too. My colleagues said will not return, they'd rather go to Fig and Olive, Forty Carotts. They plan on trying the new revamped Neiman Marcus restaurant re-opening in October. I was totally embarrassed and subsequently apologized to everyone and promised the gal I would take her out on some future date.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were so welcomed while lunching at Sophies! Maître d, chef and our waitress Marisol were outstanding! Food was excellent and I dine out quite frequently my mothers grilled octopus she says was the best! Lobster waldorf excellent! Dessert delivered by chef was amazing! Highly recommend to all! Service A plus as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my granddaughter whose name is Sophie (13) and told the maitre'd---no fuss was made and that's OK, but they missed an opportunity to have a kid brag about it.....the food was as good as the last time I ate there. Unless you get a window table you have to strain to look out at Michigan Ave...you do see roof tops though. They should have a trinket to give away or something with their name that a kid would like. I'll still go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shopper's lunch
    offbeatannie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Nice quiet spot in SFA for a break from a day of shopping. Good food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonanaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Enjoyed lunch. 5 different entrees. Entrees are small plates but prices are the same elsewhere for a larger entree.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Updates on Tradition
    ShowDogVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very creative menu of traditional luncheon foods. The bacon, tomato jam for the summer BBQ burger is a new twist on conventional ketchup and the jalapeños, although fried still have a kick. The designer club is an updated version of the classic club, and excludes the third piece of superfluous bread.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago reviews archive.
  • Good for lunch.
    Eagle
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A good place for lunch in a good location. Food is very good, noise level can be excessive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem...
    hutvchvVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Love this place. Great food. The menu is a little limited, but don't worry...there are plenty of options. It's perfect spot tucked away on the top floor of Saks. The service is great and Christopher, the host takes good care of everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inviting for lunch
    K3kidVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Sophie's is a great find! What a lovely bright space from which to view the Water Tower and the Mag Mile. Food options were inviting and my choice of the lobster salad roll rivaled any I have had in Cape Cod! Good food, comfortable setting, gracious service made for a wonderful lunch at which to enjoy conversation with friends. I will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better places for the price
    Chicagoresident1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was good but way too pricey for overall atmosphere and experience. It feels like a chunk out men's department was eliminated and added a restaurant. Need walls or something to make it feel like a restaurant .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hip new spot.
    BootsVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    A little over-priced vs it's competitors and not enough vegetarian choices , but still a lovely and special place and a great place to entertain. Nice to have something like this on Michigan Avenue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food
    jjddk317
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Mediocre food, mediocre desserts, good latte It's an "okay" place to grab lunch while you are shopping at saks but there's nothing too special about it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch and view!
    AllisonBVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everyone loved their lunch, I will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Redshoes
    Redshoes
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A chic and almost cozy dining Mecca for the busy shopper with deep $$$ pockets. Interesting menu, attentive staff, great view of Michigan Avenue but a bit noisey for gossip or a serene meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but not special
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I had heard about Sophie, the view to Michigan ave was great, service was good but the waiter looked bored and not too enthusiastic. I ordered the crab cakes and they smelled and tasted fishy. The truffle fried were amazing though and the cappuccino was delicious. So over all, worth trying but would not return there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Look & Feel - Cosy
    Classy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was a nice location for a lunch with friends. We were looking for something classy, close to work with a good menu and we found it. I have had much better lobster rolls so would not have that selection again but would definitely try another selection and choose this spot again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • White Walls, Chairs & Tables
    EmeraldOnGreen
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    With white walls, chairs and tables, this hidden spot was pleased to accomediate a table of 5, plus a highchair for lunch. We talked and laugh without anyone rushing us to leave on a Sunday afternoon. The food was light, not heavy and good. I ordered the crab cake Benedict with a glass of grapefruit momosa but 3 hrs later, I was hungry. The staff was charming, they all took a liking to my curly hair daughter and seemed to be okay with the messy floor under her highchair. I would def have brunch or lunch here again while shopping on Michigan Ave.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for lunch
    mccoyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great spot with delicious food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice addition to Michigan Avenue
    livetoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I've been here twice now and been pleasantly surprised. I've enjoyed the shrimp risotto and lobster waldorf. My daughter had the lobster roll the other day. Lots of lobster on both dishes. It's a small and intimate restaurant and I think better food and atmosphere than the Zodiac on top of Neiman's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Lovely atmosphere in saks. Had the grilled cheese sandwich and soup. Very upscale and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophie's a nice addition
    KelseyinChicagoVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Sophie's at Saks is a very pleasant restaurant overlooking Michigan Ave. Attractive crowd and very nice service. Quite expensive though
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    mccoyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We love Sophie's! The food is delicious and they have a great view of Michigan Avenue. Great service too. Plan on dining there often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sophie's a Gem on the Mag Mile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We needed a last minute brunch for Mother's Day. Crain's Chicago said check out this place on the 7th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. It just opened in January and no one knows about it! The view is great, the food fresh and amazing, the service is personal. It is cozy. I will definitely go again! Very low key.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophie's overlooking the city
    donna327
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took my mom here for our annual Mother's day Lunch and she loved it. We were seated by a window so she was able to look out at the city and enjoy the view. The food was really something special. She had the crab cakes and I had the specialty burger. Both with truffle fries. Yum!!! The atmosphere was beautiful. I really hope this is a restaurant that will last. It is worth it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sophie's is special for lunch
    amylahVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Small, intimate and polished is how I'd describe Sophie's. I found it a bit pricey so I would limit my visits for special occasions. The lobster roll sandwich was quite good but awkward to pick up -- knife and fork required on this one. I chose the taro chips as my side and found them a bit bland. Lovely view of Michigan Avenue and great spot for an intimate lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    TTess
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Service and food were both great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophies - A fun choice
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    A great place to get away from it all in the middle of downtown Chicago. Excellent Kale Ceasar salad among other great offerings on their small menu. We've been several times and have not been disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Have been there a few times; very pricey for offerings.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I've eaten here before. The crab cake appetizer is wonderful. The room is beautiful with a great view. Some of the menu items are a bit pricey for lunch. Love the bread toppings.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work in progress
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The day that we dined at Sophie's, the fryer was not working, so no French fries, and they are curently having trouble with their wine supplier. Other than that, it was fine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    mccoyVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Food was delicious! Second time there and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    jkmdVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Didn't know that a restaurant had opened in Saks. Stumbled on it and it was like being transported to another world -- gorgeous gem of a restaurant, with a spectacular view and absolutely delicious food. Highly professional service. I'm thinking this is where power lunches are going to be. Note to Sophie's -- dinner???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, nicely presented.
    ComensalVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Tasty food, nicely presented. Bright, airy space. Congenial, helpful staff. Teeny-tiny portions (to be fair, we bought the “Chef’s Week” special menu, and the portions may have been downsized for this promotion). Sak’s prices. All in all, good pricey fun. The menu is very appealing, certain to have something good for every taste. The cooking was top-notch: very fresh ingredients, cooked epertly, commendable flavor combinations and balance. The wines by the glass are good choices and fairly priced. Everyone was helpful and, for the most part, showed good training and appropriate polish (our server could have been a bit more reserved, but that’s no big deal). I recommend Sophie’s if you’re looking for a lovely $100-ish lunch for two…
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.