Social Kitchen and Bar
I come here often with friends for a quick bite and usually service is very fast but today was not the case. Don’t get me wrong the food is always delicious but, we also ordered fries and our waiter told us they burnt them twice and had to remake them. We dined at 4:15 so there were almost no guests dining. Is it that difficult to make fries when there’s literally no rush?
Our new local joint. Love coming here.
I wish there was some more variety on the menu.
Service was fine and the food was alright but nothing out of this world and certainly not a value.
Great experience with a coworker from out of town. Not crowded, service was great, food as always was great. We ate inside and downstairs, but the upstairs area is really a great place to eat and drink if the weather is nice.
Very nice Sunday brunch with a friend. Had the skillet and it was awesome! Love that you can make a reservation!
The food was wonderful. Our waitress was great. It was a first date and it was the perfect place!
Great food and service! My ONLY request is to please add the turkey sloppy joes back on the menu! That’s all we used to come there for!
Great place! Outdoor seating fantastic The food was excellent and the service even better.
Had dinner with my intern. Food was decent - the trout is overcooked, which is easy to do since it's so thin.
We are on the rooftop patio, which was nice. The music was a bit loud to have a conversation, and the server took forever. They just need to have a single server serving from the roof full time. Having a few folks make their rounds including the roof just doesn't make any sense. It took forever to get our food order in, and even paying for the meal took a while.
It was a good ambiance and great weather, so there isn't too big of a complaint, but just need to come up with a better system today makes more sense
I haven't been to social in a while. I was disappointed in comparison from my past experiences. Our waitress was not very helpful. she didn't fully explain the questions we asked. Our table was not cleaned when we were done, so we sat with dirty dishes while we sat and talked. the waitress never asked us if we would like any dessert, coffee, etc after lunch. The structure I parked in had a sign stating that I could get my parking validated. I asked the waitress about it, she told me that Cafe Via, which was across the street, validates them. I told her Cafe Via has been closed for 1 year. She proceeded to tell me she would ask the manager. The manager came over and told me that they don't validate parking. I was embarrassed in front of my out of town company that they were making a big deal about this. The waitress could have come back and just told me.
Food was excellent and great service to boot.
Negatives. Old fashioned and the Michigan Manhattan drinks were terrible and left little to the imagination. Leave the Bourbon drinks to their sister restaurant, Beaus.
Gemelli pasta was average... good arriabata sauce but thats it. Turkey burger, which everyone talks about was average.
Positive: Violet Beauregarde cocktail was absolutely terrific! And, the Hummus with Lamb was also very good - loved the pomegranate seeds!
As the name states, this is a social restaurant. Go to see people, have a cocktail, but move on for a great dinner.
There for Father’s Day Brunch. Very cute place. Food was wonderful! Will come back!
Service was spotty. Very busy time of the day but really waited a long time for first approach to the table and the serving of the food. Part of the order wasn’t included and waited 15 minutes for it to be delivered. Waiter was nice. Food was good.
Usually we really like social kitchen but our waitress wasn’t very interested in providing service or communicating with us. Although they accommodated me in making a Cobb salad which is on the dinner menu-which I appreciate—i asked for blue cheese and it never came. She never came back to ask if we needed anything. 1/2 way through i asked about my dressing and 5 min later she said they had to make it. Another 10 min later and still not there. Just had the manager bring me something else. Had I known they didn’t have blue cheese i would have just gotten something else. Restaurant want even crowded. Food was good service horrible.
We had a wonderful time! Staff were great, food was exceptional!
Awesome atmosphere, awesome service and waitress!
Ashley is the best server I’ve ever had. Excellent food but even better service.
It took 30 min for drinks. Waitress barely came by. Brought water but not enough glasses. Asked for additional glasses, never brought them. Asked for a group picture, declined. Disappointed because we’ve been here so many times. My food was only marginal. Not great. We declined dessert and opted to go home. Other tables were complaining so it wasn’t just us. With so many other options, limited opportunities to get out, I don’t know that we will be back.
Skillets seemed a bit skimpy. The chicken in my daughters skillet was extremely chewy and rubbery. The waiter proceeded to explain to us that it’s the cooking process that makes the chicken rubbery and made sure to explain to us that it was supposed to be like that. It was inedible and the waiter did take it off the bill. Otherwise it was pretty good
Been here a few times. Food is decently good. Nothing too outstanding. Prices are just okay. Great location in B'Ham though.
Limited menu for brunch if you're not an egg person. There is a major A/C drip on the tables that was annoying and the restaurant is aware. They comped biscuits but should have seated us elsewhere. It was very inconvenient.
Service was great! The hostesses were helpful and our server did a great job and was considerate with everything. The food was great, I always love coming for brunch!
Chicken sandwich was delicious. French fries are addicting.
You need to update your menu. Pretty much the same thing time after time.
We came here for mothers day brunch, and it was a very good experience. The make your own skillets were great- would definitely reccomend!
My mother and I both had the eggs Benedict. The muffin was nice and crunchy and the egg nicely poached but the Canadian bacon was soo fatty that only a small portion of it could be eaten. Trying to cut the eggs and muffin on the paper it was served on created a mess, trying to separate the paper from the food. The fries were delicious but so greasy it soaked the paper it was served on.
I took my Mom here for Mother's Day brunch. This is a very lively place with a bright and welcoming decor. The vanilla bourbon bacon small plate was absolutely delicious! I enjoyed one the the skillets where I could choose my toppings and sauces. My Mom ordered the chicken and waffles. Although the waffle was perfectly prepared and the chicken has a nice crunch and slickness, it was topped with crumbled bacon and sautéed onions. We both thought the onions really didn't go with the dish and scraped them off.
Overall, it was a pleasurable experience, and I would dine here again!
Food and service excellent. Only issue was noise level a little loud.
Hollandaise had zero flavor and our waitress forgot about us for a bit
The place is great!! The staff are friendly and attentive. This is a great place to eat!
Met Expectations! Will recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. Can’t wait to return back.
Not bad. I would go back. Service was a bit slow.. especially with coffee refills during brunch.
Meal was delicious. Noise level is tough
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.
Daughter home from school
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.
Great meal. Cool food and our server was professional, knowledgeable and friendly
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.
Great food and service...a popular place and as such, a bit noisy....looking forward to trying the rooftop soon.