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Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue
Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue

Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue Details

  • 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
    11:00am – 4:30pm Lunch
    4:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Menu
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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!
  • Private Party Facilities: Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue is a stylish and elegant setting for social and business functions. Fresh, seasonal cooking, and breathtaking Michigan Avenue views set the stage for a truly memorable event. The restaurant can accommodate 86 seated/120 standing, private dining room seats 18.
  • Private Party Contact: Michel Gabbud (312) 525-3400

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
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed lunch. 5 different entrees. Entrees are small plates but prices are the same elsewhere for a larger entree."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "A good place for lunch in a good location. Food is very good, noise level can be excessive."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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 ."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Everyone loved their lunch, I will definitely go back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great spot with delicious food and good service. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere in saks. Had the grilled cheese sandwich and soup. Very upscale and delicious. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Sophie's at Saks is a very pleasant restaurant overlooking Michigan Ave. Attractive crowd and very nice service. Quite expensive though"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Service and food were both great. Highly recommend "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Have been there a few times; very pricey for offerings."
    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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Second time there and will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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???"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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…"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Service was horrible! Waitress asked as if we would Be sitting there much longer when we were done Eating!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Lunch was wonderful. Presentation and food were great. Bread and toppings for bread were delicious. Lovely space with great views. Only thing I didn't like was the push to order bottled water. I will definitely go back. Wish they would open for dinner."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Sophie's is a sophisticated lunch location with a service staff that maintains the highest of standards for their guests. We enjoyed sandwiches with the most amazing house fries with truffle oil. We tried cocktails - 'Sophie's Sonnet' and 'Of Wax & Stone' - both were refreshing and complimented the meal without overpowering. While we did not try dessert, it looked wonderful."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Sunday lunch after church was excellent. The staff is a pleasure. The only thing that I would say is that it is a bit pricey for a restaurant inside a department store, even if it is SAKs."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We tried several things and just kept putting our fork or spoon down, deterred from taking another bite. The food was just awful."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "If you are looking for a pristine and memorable dining experience while out on Michigan Avenue, Sophie's is the ideal spot. Each item on the wine, cocktail, and food menu seems hand-picked and refined to reflect a level of excellence that one expects from a five-star dining experience. Highly recommend those those who are seeking to wine-and-dine every special person in your life, from a visiting friend to a highly-valued business associate."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I've had two recent meals at the new Saks Restaurant - Sophies. I would highly recommend this spot. It small and intimate with lots of great light and a nice interior with good layout. Both our starters and main course salads were very good. The staff is almost overly attentive. They are constantly refilling water, asking if everything is ok, etc. I prefer a bit more alone time when dining, so I'd be looking for a more relaxed approach in the future. Great bread and spreads to start the meal - highly notable and interesting."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "It was my first time at Sophie's and was not sure what to expect. I requested a table by the window in my reservation and was promptly seated at a great table looking up Michigan Avenue. I would say that the food is a step or two above what I recently experienced at the Zodiac and the atmosphere and decor are much fresher. My crab cake appetizer was delicious and tasted fresh. Service was attentive and inobtrusive. The menu was reasonably priced for downtown. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Because I would rate food and service more stars than 5! Loved it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had lunch at this new hot spot with my colleagues on Valentines Day. We were 7 or 8 people and the restaurant did a great job at accommodating our group. The bread and spreads to start are highly noteworthy - very nicely done and unique. Who knew bread could be so good. The starters and main courses were all very good. Smaller plates with nicely prepared food were all noteworthy. My main course kale salad was particularly interesting the the scallop special (as an appetizer) was also very flavorful and fresh. The ice cream sandwich desserts were highly entertaining and creative. Everyone enjoyed!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sophie's has the best view of Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The restaurant was more expensive than other comparable ones in the neighborhood. This would be a great place for out-of-towners and walking through Saks is always fun although there is an express elevator to directly to the 7th floor."
    Dined on 2/7/2014