Social Kitchen and Bar

4.5
690 reviews
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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.
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I find that the service is exceptional, you’re made to feel at home, the wait staff are helpful with questions about menu items and drink selection. In a nutshell, your satisfaction is important.

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B
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter home from school

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Chicken and waffle was described as a popular menu item. Unfortunately, the amount of bacon was overwhelming and the chicken bites were cooked to crispy. Made the meal unenjoyable.

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Cool food and our server was professional, knowledgeable and friendly

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QS
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything is normally very, very good at Social Kitchen. The only reason for the 3 stars this time for service is because it took 20 minutes for our food to arrive this time. They were busy and everything else was great as usual. We sat in the Bar Area and it was crowded, so that may have resulted in the delay. We will still go back and we always make sure to get the warm chocolate chip cookies for desert.

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CJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service...a popular place and as such, a bit noisy....looking forward to trying the rooftop soon.

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s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food!
Totally recommend!

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RC
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The salads are amazing and all of the staff is pleasant, especially Ashley, the bartender. I come here at least a few times a month and have never been disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff and food. Will definitely be back!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our food was delicious for typical contemporary breakfast fair. Our waiter was nice but seemed a bit unsure, likely just new to the job. The ambiance was fun and the meal was quick!

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RK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful atmosphere. What a wonderful experience. Great food.

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MI
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place to dine in Birmingham. No matter the occaision, it's always a good time, great food, and a cool vibe at Social. Looking forwad to the next time.

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

Great experience and they accommodated us well throughout the experience.

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

My salmon on my kale salad was basically raw when I received it, I have gotten salmon on top of my salad multiple times at this restaurant and never have I had this experience. My husband flagged the waitress down to bring it to her attention she then passed over a plate for me to place the salmon and they would cook it more for me. I received the salmon within a few minutes and once again it was in fact undercooked. She then took it off the bill which was very nice of her but in my opinion for a Birmingham well renowned restaurant I was dissatisfied for our evening out.

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B
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

trendy place, nice atmosphere, frieldly, attentive service.

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TP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our server Kat was fantastic. I had made a reservation in advance however we were greeted by a unpleasant hostess at the door who proceeded to stuff 3 of us at a 2 seater table. Our server saw my dissatisfaction and rectified the situation immediately. Kat did ensure we had a good experience in the end.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was disgusting . I had to return the plate. No one came and apologized

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ST
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service for lunch was very quick. The server was very attentive and did a good job. I really liked the customizable salad. I had not done for lunch before. Will go again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Drinks are amazing! Food was good.

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J
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, and so are the fresh-cut fries. Beware you'll get enough to last a week!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool atmosphere and great food makes for a nice night out

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RH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

some tables too close together making it hard to focus on conversations

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MI
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Valentines dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Great spot for a cute date spot! I would come back another time!

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FF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Didn’t love the thick cut bacon on the eggs Benedict. Asked for it to be extra crispy but it came out and was so fatty. Other than that I usually love the food.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and presented beautifully. Cocktails are unique and always compliment our meal. We love the laid back atmosphere and the upscale vibe to the food - even though it is casual and never pretentious. One of our favorites!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

awesome service, food and amazing location !!

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J
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Social is always a fun place to go. The Brussel sprout appetizer, as recommended by our waitperson Catherine was outstanding -- rather than just plain old roasted sprouts, they are roasted, and then chopped with a little vinegar. The daily restaurant week special with soup or salad, and choice of two sandwiches was pretty tasty as well. I had the tomato soup - a hearty bowl for a cold day, with small bits of tomato floating in a thick tomato-y stock. Sandwich choices were a cuban or whitefish, which was served on a brioche with a healthy dollop of tartar sauce. My friend had the avocado toast, which looked classic -- mashed avocado, hard boiled egg on whole wheat toast. I'm thinking the toast could be a bit thicker, though. Dessert included: chocolate peanut butter chip cookies bracketing a scoop of peppermint stick ice cream, with chocolate fudge sauce on the side. Post on social media, and the restaurant brings out freshly made mini-doughnuts dusted with powered sugar.
Only drawback is that the two-tops are a bit crowded, up against the outdoor side window. I managed to spill a pitcher of creamer... could have used a bit more elbow room. But Catherine got to the spill quickly, and saved me the trouble of mopping it up with my napkin. Service was friendly, attentive, and not to noodgy. A very relaxed lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Bartenders were great

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

I always have a good time here!

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Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went to social for brunch! They don’t have too many vegetarian options but I was still able to find a few options for myself. The salted pecan waffles were phenomenal! My husband had the chicken and waffles which he loved as well. I would recommend this place for brunch!

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K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and loved it! We will return. Food was great, server outstanding and all staff attentive and friendly...loved the fact that owner/manager personally checked on us. Thank you!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The wait staff was incredibly rude with where they placed us. It was as if we were purposely grouped to the enclosed tent area. Multiple other people came in the restaurant and were seated in the main dining area. However, the restaurant was sending groups with children and individuals that were clearly in high school to the outside tent area with us. We did not feel welcomed in this restaurant. The food was actually really good but we just wanted to leave from the poor treatment.

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JT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The turkey burger here is amazing! The fries are big enough for a table of 4 to share. Great service!

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t
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Favorite spot for Brunch. Bloody Mary bar is the best!

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DB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Our server was great. My issue is with the hostess staff. We made a reservation which was confirmed however the hostesses told us that they had no record of our reservation. As a result, we didn’t get the best table. The restaurant wasn’t crowded but we were seated close to the bar where servers prepare drinks, etc.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, atmosphere was fantastic, and service was phenomenal!! Had 7 girls (teens) for a birthday lunch and it did not disappoint!

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H
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughter’s 18th birthday. The Christmas lights were all still up and it looked great. The service was great, the food was delicious and we had a great time. I’d highly recommend.

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