MAD Social

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


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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
7 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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OT
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
41 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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j
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed that there was only a limited brunch menu. We had looked online beforehand and came in for a particular dish. When the manager found out we were disappointed that we were unable to order what we came in for, he offered to have the kitchen make it anyway even though it was not on the menu for the day. His quick response and generosity was unexpected and much appreciated. The dish was excellent and something we will gladly come back for. Thank You!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVeeeeeee Mad Social. One of my Absolute favorite places to brunch in chicago. the food and atmosphere is always amazing. can never go wrong with a Brussels sprout salad, mushroom mac & cheese ,and bottomless mimosa's.

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AD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much! The food never disappoints - Chicken and churro waffle is my all time favorite. The service is also great - everyone is so nice and welcoming! One of my go to spots for any meal!

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

So yum!! Love this place!

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IC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! We had a very attentive server. I got the Short Rib Benedict and my friend chose the Chicken & Waffles. Before we placed our order, we requested no onions, the server even confirmed with the kitchen before placing the order. Unfortunately, when my dish arrived the potatoes were covered with onions. I ended up not eating it. Loved my Bloody Mary though!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s aight

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MAD Social is on of the best restaurants I ate ate in chicago. My boyfriend and I chose this place for our Valentines dinner. The food was spectacular! We ordered the Tuscan Ravioli and the Mad house burger. The pasta was flavorful, savory and cooked to perfection and the burger melts in your mouth. Our server was attentive and genuinely concerned with our experience. She was kind and courteous and ready to lend a hand in anyway possible. She was extra cautious with my severe onion allergy which was greatly appreciated. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone looking for a delicious meal in a unique environment. A fantastic date night , girls night out or "take your in-laws out" location.

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! First time here! The bartender, Mike was awesome! Very friendly. The girls at the front and our waitress were so nice! The staff here is definitely an A+. The food was amazing. We finished every bite! Very unique and fun brunch place. Highly recommend it!

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun food choices, they encourage sharing, the menu is set by protein ( chicken, fish, etc) but mixes starters and entrees together- talk to your server!

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MG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at Mad Social with my 17 year old daughter before a Bulls game. We were given our choice of tables and booths by a hostess that was very attentive. We were also encouraged to order a cheese or charcuterie app. because the half priced Monday night offer was expiring 15 minutes after we arrived. The apps. were great, as were our dinners (chicken skewers and mac/cheese). Also a good craft beer menu. We will definitely return.

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D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I really liked the mix of flavors in the octopus dish, a salad-like entree. The crab cakes were only average, they should have used a better quality crabmeat. This restaurant was very loud, and the heavy drumbeat in the music reminded me of one or two gay bars in town. We'll keep looking for a quieter venue.

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TO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, impeccable service. Fun and lively crowd. This is a fun place. Great for a date or to get together with friends. They offer a full bar with tasty drink specials. The menu offers a variety of sizable portions, great for sharing and sampling. I can’t wait to go back.

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great drinks but basically no vegetarian options

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TH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came in for brunch. Waiter Taylor was great. Food was excellent. Coffee was great. Didn’t like the $10 cinnamon buns tho! Undercooked.

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TT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible horrible place . Rude staff and over priced food .

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and lively atmosphere. Sunday brunch recommended.

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CC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was very good, but the menu is unorganized. They want to be a small plate restaurant but they don’t distinguish between the full meals and the small plates. For instance a tiny portion of ceviche and a giant burger and fries plate. But that’s not a deal breaker- rude and just plain bad service is. Some of the issues: Long wait to give our food order, asked for a glass for my beer that never came (why do I have to ask in the first place), filling 2 of 4 water glasses, long wait for a second drink- all inexcusable. Won’t be back because of the service

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LD
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ok place.
Convenient to United Center.
Bottles of wine are expensive but only moderate in quality. Watch out!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall liked it and went before a game so once they knew we needed to be quick the food came out freaky fast. Food was good but overpriced. Guess that is what you get for the area.
Cool looking place. A little loud but not too loud. Could use comfier chairs but I’m old. Service good.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was so good! I went for a brunch and it was the perfect place.

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d
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. A wonderful server with good knowledge of the menu, the establishment and the area. Katie kept us informed and entertained, but at the same time we were taken care of and without being over served.

The food was good, but there were a few misses with the short rib Benedict and the huevos rancheros. Taste was there but food temps were off and descriptors were lacking.

That said, I will be back. Overall it’s a great hangout and no one can complain about bottomless mimosas on the weekend!

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KD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All the food is shareable and each item we ordered was very good. Servers were attentive and drinks were delicious. Only thing to note is that booths are relatively small for larger groups (5+ people). Ask for a table if you have a larger group.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Just a tad on the pricy side decent food but not outstanding (especially for the price)

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JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at MAD. Service was friendly, attentive and quick. Will definitely be back the next time we are in the city.

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AG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MAD Social is where I schedule all my "after work" drinks with friends and networking meetings. It is a great spot for casual conversation and the service is tremendous.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great she super attentive
Best churros waffles everrrrrrr

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MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, was very calm for a Sunday afternoon and the service was excellent!

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