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About Social Kitchen and Bar

The Roof Top Lounge, the open air "patio/via" and an inspired loft space come together to create Social Kitchen & Bar. Chef Zack Sklar puts his very best on each and every plate, offering up American comfort foods with a twist. Social has a full menu with apps, soup & salads, sandwiches, entrees & side dishes and of course desserts. Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham Social Kitchen & Bar is also a favorite for Sunday Brunch featuring a Bloody Mary Bar and signature Brunch Cocktails.

225 E Maple
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:00pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm: Saturday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Woodward

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(248) 594-4200

Website:
http://www.socialkitchenandbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Zack Sklar

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Social Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Great for Brunch (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
Healthy (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
People Watching (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Scenic View (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Great vibe for all types of diners! I go here for date nights, special occasions, girl groups and brunch. The staff is friendly and never disappoints. I recommend this fun spot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Healthy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

First time there. We sat outside, it was cold and did not ask to sit there; should be summer only. Food was good, but pricy for the ambiance.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed our meal however did not know that they only serve brunch on weekends at lunch time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was fabulous!!we will be back

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Went late, so the restaurant was 2/3rd empty and sat at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great food and recommendations. Food came out quickly and my beef was perfectly cooked. Great experience overall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great bartender!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was great

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect place for a visit with an old friend

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very good food, service and ambiance for this visit!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The waiter was very accommodating. We had a party of 6 and 2 babies.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Made a reservation for a high top and was seated in the back of the restaurant at a high top next to the kitchen, where all of the servers gather. In my mind it should have been the high tops at the window - no mention of high tops in two areas of the restaurant. We opted for a different table altogether. We were here two weekends in a row and I basically ordered the same thing. The second time it was half the size as the first and minimal amounts of “stuff” for the skillet breakfast. So disappointing. Wanted to really impress some out-of-town friends and this place let us down.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, my wife and I enjoyed dinner and a night out. Please bring the branzino back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best fries!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for brunch on a quiet Saturday morning. We sat in the bar at a high top, we were the only guests at the time. They bought my husbands breakfast out and mine came out about five minutes or more later.His breakfast was cold waiting for mine to come to the table. Our server didn’t say anything about not bringing out my food separately- Overall disappointing. 🙁

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The you woman who was our wait person was absolutely outstanding. I don't know her name but she told me she had traveled to Greece recently. Could her name be Mandy? At any rate, they just don't get any better.

In the colder seasons when you need to keep the curtains down on the porch room, you might consider velcroing some sound deadening material to the ceiling. Just the level of noice from a relatively full house is overwhelming! And that is not counting the music...which fortunately gets overrun by the conversation volume level.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was spot on with drink and food recommendations and was very personable. Food was fantastic as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Upon showing up at our reservation time we were seated immediately. My wife & I shared the Brussels sprouts appetizer and for our entrees she had the Rick chicken while I had the salmon. The Brussels sprouts were made with vinegar and very salty. Both of our entrees were prepared perfect and tasted great. We’ll be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great time! Awesome energy !!!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have been to Social many times but just went for the first time on a Friday night. I was a little disappointed because it was so busy the service was slow and it was so loud I had to shout to my friends. Was looking for a relaxing night with friends and it was a little stressful. I always get the same thing as I love it and this time it was burnt.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lively and energetic ambiance and wonderful food and service combine for a dependably fun experience every time I visit Social Kitchen. This time our group included my 92 year-old mother so my only negative comment is that it's pretty tough to get her in and out of the restaurant with her walker and limited mobility. Had to stop traffic on Maple and get help maneuvering her up and down two steps. Not the most accessible place for an elderly person (who I know is not the demographic for Social Kitchen). (The bathroom was the exception - accessible for her.) But once inside, our family group had a terrific time and enjoyed a delicious lunch.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

👌 excellent brunch experience

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great brunch and excellent service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were seated on the patio from past experience at the restaurant I knew that I did not want to sit on the patio. We asked to be seated inside and were told some large parties were coming and while it appeared that there was open seating they would be filled with large party reservations. We were there for shortly over an hour and the tables remained empty. While sitting on the patio (which is covered) we were rained on due to the covering leaking. It was about the worst experience I have had there. Which is disappointing because I did like the restaurant. It is not likely that I will return any time soon. There are just too many other options.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food and great server. Bartender knew how to make a great Old Fashioned. Will be back soon!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great eating

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love this place! Great food and very helpful staff. I love going to the Birmingham Social Kitchen.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Brussel Sprouts were amazing and the scallops were perfect.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good, casual atmosphere. Very friendly and low key. Excellent food. Only problem: REALLY NOISY.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Portions skimpy

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are avid Social Kitchen visitors. We sat in the covered porch for brunch today, out of anyone's control the sun was blazing on us, making it not the best seat in the house. Regardless, Nick was incredible. He attempted to kill the bee that was bothering us and went out of his way to help us knowing we had someone in our party who was highly allergic. Nick was quick and conscious of all his surrounding tables while giving his upmost attention even when we needed many things! Thank you Nick for making our experience so great!!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was terrible and the waitress never checked in or come talk to us.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We go to Social Kitchen on a regular basis. Normally, the experience is incredible. This time, we went to celebrate two 18th birthdays. The service was simply subpar. They didn't offer a single birthday dessert or anything and our waitress was rather cranky. Overall, normally, I would recommend but not after the last dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We came around 10pm Saturday night. We did have a little wait to be acknowledged and seated because the host was taking an order over the phone, was served cold coffee and dirty dishes.. seemed like night time isn't the right time. Food was good, we reordered coffee waitress was very nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

waiters and staff was so nice!! my favorite place to go!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a great dinner. Chopped salad with Salmon and warm chicken salad.
Love sitting at the high top table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

My order was incorrect and I was still charged for the additional charge. The lettuce tasted unwashed. The waitress had to be reminded to bring our requests and seemed more interested in conversing with co-workers than checking on tables.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very good wait staff, food served hot which is much appreciated. Portions good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Received our drinks and hardly saw our server again. Had to ask for a second round. Someone else dropped them off and didn't say anything. We wanted to order our main course but no one came by for a half hour. We just asked for our check. The dinner menu wasn't that interesting anyway.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food was outstanding drinks were great service took forever waited 15 minutes before we could order our drinks which took another 10/15 min to get to the table. We had to request a server several times so we could put orders in. Besides that everything else was good.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Another fabulous meal at Social Kitchen. I had the brick chicken and it was great. Also, the brussel sprouts were amazing. Very tasty. The only negative is that we sat on the patio near the door and people kept exiting through the door and it slammed shut quite hard. Vert annoying. Don't sit near the patio door if you can avoid it.

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