Social Kitchen and Bar

4.5
1116 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food, service and ambiance

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Waiter was horrible. He "shushed" my friend when he tried to order something, he rolled his eyes at me when I requested something else, and was throwing our plates around aggressively almost spilling the contents on our laps. Completely childish behavior. Seemed so unhappy to do his job. We sat by the window on Wednesday November 24th around 1pm. Food was great, per usual, and this didn't ruin our lunch but I was VERY unhappy with our service.

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vipNncydrw
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed this place for many years. Great vibe, interesting menu and cocktail choices and good service. It’s a fun place to go with my family or out with friends.

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LisaS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. There was, however, a glitch that we were able to work out. I'd called ahead to ask if there is open air flow on the side patio (I'd been there last winter when it was zipped up tight and hotter than the inside dining room.) I was told that if we wanted a window flap opened to simply ask. When we arrived I was told that opening a flap would make other people cold and that if someone complained they'd have to close it up. We worked it out.. Still, the kerfuffle shouldn't be necessary when I called ahead to drill down on the exact circumstances and I hope that our interaction helps staff determine the parameters and speak with one voice.

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carolB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was average

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow. Overbooked

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LarryH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social never disappoints! We had a great dinner with excellent service!

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vipOhms
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Staff needs training, food extremely salty, doesn’t feel clean

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vipSaturdayDate
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and I be back. The create your salad had a lot of options and was a meal sized salad. The turkey burger on pita was very flavorful and the pita was a pleasant surprise.
Inside was a little noisy and we were able to get a table in the screened on outside. The outside was plenty warm with the over head heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipSimonL
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and service was good. Only draw back for us was the noise level.

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vipdkrdke
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cesear wings chicken and burger were all great.

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DaveV
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Our server Michele was really fabulous. The menu is extremely limited and we ended up getting the "Build your own skillet" but didn't originally receive menus for that so we didn't understand how to order until Michele brought those to our table. The music really didn't fit the scene (loud pumping energetic bass line for a quiet brunch?) but the food was good. A few of our favorites had been taken off the menu and some of the pricing was a bit ridiculous. I certainly wasn't paying $27.00 for steak and eggs or $15.00 for a piece of avocado toast but I guess some people are willing to do so. All in all, the food was very good and the drinks were interesting. I got a Chicken & Waffles Old Fashioned which literally had a piece of both on a skewer half in the drink. It was an excellent presentation and the flavor was very complimentary. Now for that I was happy to pay $15.00. My wife was interested the breakfast pizza and when she asked about it we were told that was one thing we couldn't order because they were "Having trouble sourcing the dough" which I found a bit odd. A would think a restaurant of this caliber would have the ability to make their own dough. It wasn't a big deal but the menu was already extremely limited and that just removed one more item from the already short list. All in all, we'll certainly return.

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ZenaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, we ordered the Brussels sprouts, Mac and cheese and fries. The fries I felt like were too burnt and “short” for me I felt like we got the scraps so we should’ve got the truffle fries. But the salmon was exceptional as was the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch there. Our hostess dress as a nurse (for Halloween) was super friendly.

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vipdetx12
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a great time with friends, food wasn't as good as we had were expecting. Salmon was very salty, lentils had stones mixed in with them. Drinks were good.

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vipDetroitFoodie
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, amazing waitstaff and ambiance.

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Social. Great employees, food and atmosphere!

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vipEmma
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sooo happy they brought back their old menu.. who doesn’t have avocado toast for brunch??? Well now they do!! Please keep it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had reservations but we had to end up waiting 15/20 minutes for a table. The waiter took 20 minutes to come take our order after bringing water and the food was subpar, not many options either. I wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful and courteous server, Liz. Delicious food and attentive bartender, Angie. Always enjoy the food here.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upbeat, cool vibe with consistently delicious, on trend food and lots of options especially at brunch, when u can make your own (as decadent or healthy as you wish) egg skillet, have waffles with bananas and pecans (so yummy…we had it as an extra dish to share) or fried chicken (one in our party - a Georgia native- had it and loved it) or order off the lunch menu. We eat at their sister restaurant Beau’s more frequently and love their Turkey burger and sweet potato fries, which you can get here as well and which I had here on Mother’s Day. The inside is loud and o this weekend day was packed… bc of this and covid we chose to sit on their side patio which is somewhat enclosed but the plastic windows were rolled up to allow fresh air in. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful as was the bus gentleman. The hostess was welcoming and accommodating - switching us to an outdoor table from my initial inside seating request. We love and highly recommend Social Kitchen!

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ZeinabH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The restaurant changed completely and has a new vibe…that being said the food changed as well and was not as delicious as before

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HeatherE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria, our server was amazing!! Great server!! We will definitely be back.

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Wimv
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great place to have lunch or dinner. Great food and service. Highly recommend it.

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DianneC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great kale salad and truffle fries. shivtz and spritz cocktail was delish. server and trainee were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels sprouts super yummy! Warmed chocolate cookies not to be missed!

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SusanV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server were both great.

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Suburbangal
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe, service!! Salmon was cooked perfectly. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Sophia
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very pretty place, with amazing service but the food, could be better.

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Rykar
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at Social even with limited menu. Great atmosphere and great adult beverages.

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MikeG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite lunch spots. Keep up the great work.

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MIfoodie
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered a tea during breakfast and it took almost 10 minutes to see available tea options and then another 10 minutes to be served hot water. Our acai bowl was half frozen but tasty once we let it "thaw out". Just seemed to be an extremely pricey breakfast for not a lot of (decent) food and no alcohol...

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our server was amazing but drinks and food took a long time to be delivered. We were there for 2.5 hours…

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not the restaurant I visited(from the East Coast) 8 1/2 years ago—generic, poorly presented food. Hamburger for $15–plopped on the plate, no garnishes, no side of fries. Basically “gloppy” food. Very disappointed😩…

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JohnZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In these COVID-19 days, make reservations; it was nice to walk in and be seated right away. It has outside seating. A nice mixture of people and the staff was friendly. Criticisms: It took a considerable amount of time to receive our drinks and I’ve never seen a Bloody Mary served at a restaurant without any garnish (until now)! It looked as if it was poured straight from a premixed OTC bottle. The pear mimosa wasn’t any better looking. However, both tasted ok. Despite those oversights, I still give it 4 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service, sadly food did not compare to previous experiences

FAQs

Social Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 594-4200.

Social Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.