Social Kitchen and Bar

4.3
740 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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AH
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great place, very reasonable pricing.

CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This a very nice play to eat with friends, food is good and tasty

C
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was cold and was not prepared well. Returned and new dish was also cold. Service was adequate. Very good setting.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Option of table inside or out (lucky), chose outside and had a good meal with just the right amount of buzz from street in the background.

The only downside was that the first two beers I ordered were out of stock. Mild disappointment washed away by the ever-great Two Hearted.

Easy choice for a date night, especially 1st or 2nd where you want atmosphere, but not so much that you can’t easily hear each other.

LD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate on the roof deck. It was warm and beautiful. Food was tasty. Service was nice - despite the server spilling a glass of wine on my guest. I would return.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Invited a large group of friends here who have never been. We raved about it because usually we love it, only to find the service was terrible. They messed up all of our skillets and couldn’t figure out who’s whose. Didn’t refill our waters once, and after dropping our food off, never checked in on us. We literally finished our food and waited 20 minutes until I found our waiter and told him we want our checks. Have him a generous 12% tip even though he didn’t do anything to deserve a tip at all. What a disappointment.

L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely time! Outdoor patio is great and skillets are amazing. Totally recommend!

r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I genuinely love the atmosphere and the service the staff is exceptional, Angela was spot on with the drinks, Chelsea ensured that my meal was what I expected. I simply enjoy this place the food and the staff is what brings me back

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Dinner with family.

TJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience I will definitely be back... my new favorite spot!!!!!!

r
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I will not go back. Took at least 15 minutes to have a server come to our table for drinks and that is only because we had to flag someone down. Ordered brussel sprouts and they were cold and tasted like they were made hours ago. My salad was good and so was the salmon but the fries were also cold and tasted not fresh. Didn't like the menu either. Will not recommend this place to anyone.

AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with options for all! The covered patio downstairs is perfect for summer evenings.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussels sprouts are AMAZING...followed by everything else on the menu. Lol. Save room for some DELICIOUS desserts. YUM YUM YUM

CR
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate any event where a more personal setting is needed. Food is excellent and the staff is attentive.

PM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I like Social, but for some reason they have a real difficult time getting salmon prepared to the right temperature. It is pretty routinely over cooked. They are usually good at re-doing the order, but at lunch, there usually is not the additional time to waste. It is also especially annoying when everyone else is eating and you are the one waiting.

OT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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?

RK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

B
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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.

L
Detroit
14 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!

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!

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!

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.

OT
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

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.

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

Food was excellent and great service to boot.

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.

AT
Detroit
8 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!

B
Detroit
28 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.

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.

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!

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

Awesome atmosphere, awesome service and waitress!

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.

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.

OT
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

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.

AP
Detroit
12 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.

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!

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

Chicken sandwich was delicious. French fries are addicting.

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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