MAD Social

4.6
622 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
MAD Social is a neighborhood kitchen and gathering place featuring New American, globally inspired shareable dishes.


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Chicago
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I wrote on the notes to my OpenTable reservation that if there was a corner seat at the bar, I would prefer to sit there. As it turned out, that corner was available . The bartender was quite lovely. She let me taste a few red wines until I found the one I liked the most (Complicated Pinot Noir). My group ordered the brussels sprouts and fries to share. Brussels sprouts were tasty, but not what I expected. They were shredded with other veggies so it's more like a crispy salad. I ordered the poke fish tacos, which I shared with a friend. They are served with hard corn tortillas and some rice croquetes. I prefer soft flour tortillas (less breakage), but I thought they were good.

I like this bar and have come here for happy hour before. Felt it was a nice place to hang for pre-show theatre get together.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was great!! Would recommend to anyone!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to neighborhood spot for great cocktails, friendly service and those brussel sprouts!

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KR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, huge portions very filling brunch with a great vibe and amazing waitstaff. Its a crowded restaurant so you aren't going there to have massive space in between tables, you are going there for good food and good times.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, and had healthy options. We did feel that we were being rushed to leave our table at the end of the meal, which was the only downside of the experience.

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Mad Social was wonderful! We went for brunch! The staff was excellent. The food was INCREDIBLE! Highly recommend the pancakes! Best I’ve ever had! Will come back when I’m back in the city!

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CY
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Omg the crispy brussel sprouts. The food was amazing and I love the idea of sharing plates that aren’t super small. Definitely recommend for the food and ambience. More of an upbeat music restaurant. Will definitely be back for those brussel sprouts.

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K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was disappointing. Service was good, decor was trendy, could have done without the heavy bass music thumping. Food didn’t live up to the hype.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a good place, but a little pricey for what it was.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seating is a little tight in places. Other than that, fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and the bartender could not have been nicer and more helpful - mixing drinks to our liking and special ordering food for allergy issues. Wish I had his name- Wednesday night tall with dark hair. He assisted my husband and I before the hawks game- please hank him if you can identify him. We appreciated it!

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CL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Get the havarti mac and cheese. It’s amazing!!! Service was great, too.

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TM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food for dinner was really good! I have dined at Mad Social previously for brunch (which my wife and I love) but had not tried the dinner menu before. The plates are all quite shareable so you can order 2-3 for a couple and walk home full. I highly recommend the Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, and duck confit bao buns!

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to MAD Social with a large group before heading to the United Center. It was the perfect location that’s part of the trendy scene west loop offers and convenient for heading to the UC after. The food was amazing and service was attentive. The server handled our large party well! Highly recommend the poke tacos and cocktails, though everything was delicious.

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MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!

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DR
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for two items: their churro/waffle with chicken and the Korean short ribs on kimchee with eggs Benedict...flavors were really bold and they get an A+ for creativity!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, and service was really great!!!! Had a party of 6 and everyone was extremely happy with everything overall. The seating was a little tight as our spot was parallel to the bar but it was fine. Ambiance is fun!! It is a louder atmosphere with clubby music but we all liked it and it was a good start to our evening out. Thanks Mad Social. We’ll be back! ☺️

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, vibe, and pretty reasonable prices

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a very exciting adventure for us Rockford folks before Wonr a fe blocks away.

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h
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decided to grab a bite at MAD Social before catching a Bulls game. The food was delicious and service was efficient. I wish we were seated in the main area or near a window, because I felt a bit separated from everything. Overall, would recommend.

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Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We had some food trouble and our server wasn’t the most responsive but the ambiance, atmosphere and value was absolutely there. The manager and the head chef both came over to smooth us over and all was well. A free drink or something would have been better but a free dish is cool too.

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P
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent brunch of rancho huevos, breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs bacon and sausage, plus a Bloody Mary and glass of red wine. Service was friendly, the food was well-prepared with generous proportions and the vibe was happy and energetic. We enjoyed ourselves and would happily return.

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JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - Try the brussel sprouts - good cocktails

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had 3 tables for our big group. Servers were very accommodating.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress great food and portions!

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PS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great staff and Great manager. Everyone pitched in and too took care of us. Very unselfish staff and outstanding food!
I already told by friends about the restaurant.

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K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. Octopus salad and tuna tacos were standouts. The refresh was by far my favorite cocktail. Service was the perfect balance attentive and letting us be. Thanks for making my birthday dinner so wonderful!

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T
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood place with yummy food, generous portion size, and friendly staff. Loved the food and music...found the seating strangely narrow and uncomfortable - the booths are situated so that you sit side by side with your dinner partner, facing the people directly across at the table. Would definitely visit again and recommend to friends, just perhaps request a table by the windows :D

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had to order 3 full sized meals because they all sounded so good and we definitely had our joy sparked.

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NK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch. I had the breakfast sandwich. Food was meh. Cocktails were A+. It was smaller than we thought it'd be.

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CW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. I had the chicken and waffles and it was amazing. The churro waffle was super crispy. The chicken was crispy, tender and the size of my plate! My husband had the poke tuna tacos and said they were delicious (but his portion was way smaller than mine). My son had the orange chicken lettuce wraps and he also enjoyed them. The fried brussel sprout appetizer was addicting. We'd definitely go back.

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MM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ordered was great. Shared 4 dishes and brought some home. Service was very good and knowledgeable about the menu, overall a great experience.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Our server, Leslie, was an absolute delight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately it was so disappointed, the food arrived wrong, some people donated Champagne to our table and the manager took them out and put them in their refrigerator already open.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Music was way too dang loud. Everything else was amazing.

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the food came out cold for being made and instantly brought to the table. The chicken skewers did not have much flavor/seasoning. The staff was supper friendly. The bar is to close to the middle tables and you constantly get bumped int

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Y
Jackson Hole
42 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a nice place that feels good with some yummy food and good drinks.

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t
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Either tone down the music or turn it off.....too loud

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Y
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dining experience at Mad Social. Our waitress was so inviting and went out of her way to make us happy when the open table menu listed was not the same as the current menu and we were hoping to have some dishes that were on the old menu. The GM also came to our table to apologize and offered a substitution which was so very nice. Customer service was 5+ stars at this restaurant. We loved all the other small plates we ordered. Very accommodating to food allergies too!!! Highly recommend!! Thanks for a nice time!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice

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