MAD Social

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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so incredibly warm and welcoming. Our server was the best!!!

BA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some friends from out of town. Perfect Saturday night dinner. The drinks were great and the food was American, but with awesome flavor and presentation. Highly recommend the burger. Staff was also super friendly. Recommend MAD social if looking for west loop vibe with better prices and attitudes!

WC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and food. Space and seating can be a little tight.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ start to finish

KA
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always fabulous, service was exceptional for a busy Sunday brunch. Never disappoints!

MK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Great happy hour specials. One of my favorites in the West Loop.

MG
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Gathering of five friends and relatives. Shared many wonderful dishes - especially the Crispy Brussels Sprouts and the Havarti Mac & Cheese. Pleasant, efficient server and a lovely evening by the large, open, front window.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the bottomless mimosas! We were never without a full glass! I think it’s genius to give the small bottles of champagne to make sure everyone is taken care of.

m
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We met up with some friends we hadn't seen in years & were seated in a booth. This seating added to the ambience & it was easy to converse & catch up. The cocktails & food were fantastic!. Would recommend!

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Interesting and flavorful food combinations with an enjoyable atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we were not disappointed in any way. We will keep coming back.

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Good for a pre-united center show. Wish there were more vegetarian options.

MK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. So many good options on the brunch menu. We want to come back to try the lunch/dinner menus. We also appreciated the great service. We had a reservation that was slightly delayed. The hostess continued to keep us updated on the availability. Too often you start to feel forgotten. She did a great job.
Our waitress was also friendly and professional.
Bad service can ruin a dining experience. So wonderful to see such great staff at Mad Social.

OH
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive service! Delicious dishes with lovely presentation! Birthday ice cream surprise! Accommodated is graciously after reservation snafu despite full house and rain shutting down patio. Every dish was amazing at brunch - short rib Benedict a winner! Amazing brussels sprouts! Great vibe. Will be back soon!

JL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Arugula Truffle Flatbread was really good. Could've eaten ten more of them. Octopus salad was also good, as was the burger (that comes with a large serving of fries).

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience here this morning, we just arrived from NYC and we were looking for a nice brunch near out hotel. Food and service was excellent, I highly recommend the brussel sprouts.

GT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good experience at MAD, just wish their brunch menu had more choices — but overall we had a great time! Love the bottomless mimosas deal.

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here on numerous occasions. This time was simply marvelous. Our server Bailey is a Rock Star! Back waiter Ruben is the best in the business. Chris the GM checked on us numerous times to ensure all is well.

DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The brussels sprouts are the best thing on the menu - I appreciate when a restaurant makes a vegetable dish one of the highlights. The duck bao are really good too, but the other dishes aren't as impressive. The cake pop dessert was overwhelmingly sweet - it really needed some balance. It was my mistake to request an outdoor seat right around 6PM. Lots of noise from street traffic and also lots of foot traffic (including lots of people walking their dogs) made for a less-than-ideal experience.

FT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was amazing, but the food was not good. The burger had so much unnecessary grease, the fries were brown and hard from being fried in old grease. Not what you would expect for $21, especially when you feel leaving sick.

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

Had a wonderful time they made my friends birthday very special! Food and service were great. I’ll definitely be returning.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was yummy and the atmosphere was chill. Nothing stuck out as exceptional but it was a positive experience overall.

OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend MAD to a younger crowd simply due to the energetic noise level as well as the clientele.
The food and service was excellent, we found the noise and price tag a bit above average.
We will most likely return at some point in our Sunday Brunch or perhaps even dinner rotation as I LOVED!!!!!! the shaved brussels sprout entree with two eggs over easy on the side. YUMMY!!!

KN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel like Mad Social is a hidden gem. It doesn't get the press of other West Loop restaurants but it always delivers. Their burger is fantastic--I always wonder why it doesn't make the best burger list of Chicago. In my opinion it's better than Au Cheval. I also like the mac 'n cheese, the brussell sprouts, the pillows, the duck buns, the tuna tacos, etc.

TA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had reservations and asked to be seated outside. When we mentioned that to the hostess she said there was a waiting list and there were people in front of us. Nothing else. No sorry, no explanation. Don't reservations trump a wait list? Even if they didn't, she was rude, condescending, and pretty much useless. Other than that, the restaurant was super cute, our waitress was outstanding and the food was good. Get rid of the hostess and you'll be in good shape.

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from start to finish!

OT
Chicago
153 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for a casual spot to drop in for a drink and great bites/small plates, this is the place for you. Conveniently located within walking distance to the United Center, it's easy to stop by for a meal before a game or show. The host and servers were very welcoming and aimed to please. And the food was delicious!!

SY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre- concert dinner with the gals was delightful! My first time there - delicious menu! Our waitress was attentive and personable.

AT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Drinks and our entrees were great, however we ordered a kale salad that was not very good, and not worth the $12 or $14 we spent on it.

OT
Chicago
370 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch with my little man (he’s three) and it was perfection! The staff was friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious, he had a great time and I did too! The coffee is so good. I wish they had fresh squeezed juice because I prefer that for myself and my kid (also it’s better for you come on :) we know that) but the pancakes, bacon and fruit side dishes made up a right-sized breakfast for him and the burrito and plump and crispy wedge fries were amazing! We will be back for sure!

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we had was excellent. The Mac n cheese and the Brussels sprouts salad were especially good. We’ll be back!

EK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive server. Friendly. Good happy hour deal of half off wine and cheese boards.

NS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re there for my Husband’s 60 th. Birthday. Our party was running behind, but they were still accommodating. Our waitress was on point and brought ice cream out for his Birthday. As we were leaving the bartender bought him a shot, he was so sweet!! Food delish.

F
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except Havarti Mac & Cheese was little bland. French Toast, Bloody Marys & our sever were fantastic!!! Our favorite place for brunch in Chicago! We highly recommend it!!

OT
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent shareable plates. Bacon wrapped stuffed Jalapenos, the short rib ravioli pillows, chicken lettuce wraps, all great. Grilled octopus was just ok.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, the experience was wonderful. Our server was attentive and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Pop Tart and Breakfast Sandwich. My friend ordered the Chicken and Churro waffle. The waffle was impeccable; however, the chicken was very bland.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was terrible. Chicken and waffles were burns and had no flavor. Pop tart was also burned. Waitress was annoying constantly asking if we were done eating as we had forks in our mouths.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

LB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. Great food! Service was wonderful too. Will be a regular stop for us on our way to the United Center or downtown. My husband had the the Pillows (short rib stuffed ravioli). He said it might be the best thing he's ever eaten. Great cocktails!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there every time!

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