Social Kitchen and Bar

4.5
724 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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RK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our new local joint. Love coming here.
I wish there was some more variety on the menu.

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B
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was fine and the food was alright but nothing out of this world and certainly not a value.

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Sunday brunch with a friend. Had the skillet and it was awesome! Love that you can make a reservation!

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SV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Our waitress was great. It was a first date and it was the perfect place!

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OT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Outdoor seating fantastic The food was excellent and the service even better.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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t
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and great service to boot.

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AR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed.

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.

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AT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There for Father’s Day Brunch. Very cute place. Food was wonderful! Will come back!

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B
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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HE
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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L
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful time! Staff were great, food was exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, awesome service and waitress!

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JH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley is the best server I’ve ever had. Excellent food but even better service.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

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.

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Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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ED
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been here a few times. Food is decently good. Nothing too outstanding. Prices are just okay. Great location in B'Ham though.

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AP
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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ND
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken sandwich was delicious. French fries are addicting.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

You need to update your menu. Pretty much the same thing time after time.

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came here for mothers day brunch, and it was a very good experience. The make your own skillets were great- would definitely reccomend!

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M
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

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c
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

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LM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service excellent. Only issue was noise level a little loud.

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

Hollandaise had zero flavor and our waitress forgot about us for a bit

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RE
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is great!! The staff are friendly and attentive. This is a great place to eat!

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TL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Met Expectations! Will recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. Can’t wait to return back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not bad. I would go back. Service was a bit slow.. especially with coffee refills during brunch.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was delicious. Noise level is tough

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r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter home from school

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OT
Detroit
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
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food!
Totally recommend!

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