Social Kitchen and Bar

4.5
925 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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal

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Trish
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were disappointed in the food selection. The salads were limited and my friends did not enjoy theirs. I hsd the skillet breakfast and it was tasty but too heavy on the hashbrowns. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was very slow. Food was great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our server seemed absolutely annoyed with our table (this isn’t the first time I’ve had this server). Everything else was great, but whenever I get this server he makes you feel like you just want to leave the restaurant because you’re annoying him.

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vipRichE
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great people.

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LisaS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We came to Social Kitchen specifically to sit in outdoor seating with heat. I called ahead to ask specifically if there was good fresh air circulation, and I was told yes, that windows of the tented area are left open for this purpose. That was not the case. The tent was tightly zipped up with heaters blasting (we were dressed in layers, anticipating an outdoor experience.) It was actually warmer and more air tight than the interior of the restaurant. We were the only ones sitting in the "outdoor" area initially. We asked the server if we could get some outdoor airflow. The servers smiled and shrugged and said some people like it zipped up and warm. As this area filled up, we decided to leave. As cold weather approaches and the virus rages, I think that there will be more people like us who are looking for an Aspen-like experience where you layer up, sit outside under maybe a one-sided tent for some wind protection and heaters blasting for warmth. Social's outdoor area is really no different than sitting indoors. The food and drink were good, and the service was good. We would certainly come back under different circumstances.

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DionJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was Excellent! Atmosphere was perfect!! Social Kitchen in a gem in Birmingham!!

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vipTaYou
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall happy with this visit. Worth getting out. The 3's are for the disappointment in the cookies that I received as take-out. They were burnt and hard. Not worth trying to eat.

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BA89
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New decor looks great, staff and manager were attentive, everyone enjoyed their meal.

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vipDavehorn
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! Our server Presley was the best! Her suggestions on the food were spot on, and drinks as well. She made it experience fur sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We sat at a high top table. The service was horrible and it took forever to finish our brunch.

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vipSummer77
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waiter was awful

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vipOffice
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We sat on TVs patio, protected by plastic around the perimeter. They had ceiling heaters on which made the tables too hot. Out of the three breakfast skillets we ordered, two came out “wrong” - missing items snd not prepared as requested. While they did try to fix the errors, it was not the way it should have been. So, low grades due to that.

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TriciaD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Orders were incorrect, had to ask for creamer and sugar, napkins and silverware. Not a good experience at all. Food was greasy.

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vipBrian
Detroit
71 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got seated quickly, our reservation on Open Table was recognized and we were made to feel appreciated for having used Open Table. Food was very delicious. We will come back.

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dawn
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop patio is cozy and feels posh at the same time. I wasn’t sure how service would be up there but it was 5-star as the servers have the ability to make drinks up there quite quickly without running up and down the stairs.
This place was really hustling to help out the community at the height of COVID last spring so I’m happy to layer up this fall and winter to dine al fresco with them until this is over.
We shared the hummus plate and brussel sprouts and my favor cocktail: Fuego!

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Meaghan
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food! love the salads and drinks! service on rooftop a little slow but great setting and people! let's go

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vipElizabethD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great!!!

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vipElenaT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I chose this restaurant based off the great reviews and it was extremely disappointing. Although I made a reservation for 3, we were seated at a table by the bar and were served by the busy bartender. Aside from the sub-par service, the food was next level bad. We ordered 3 appetizers and mac n cheese to share. First cake the crispy brussel sprouts served in a coffee filter, I assume to absorb the grease. Next came the truffle fries that looked like they were the burnt leftovers from the fryer. Then came the Mac n cheese where we couldn’t tell what kind of sour cheese was used. Last but not least came the kale salad, which by far was the worst dish of all. It was as if the kale and golden raisins were soaked overnight in rancid rice vinegar, thus reincarnating the raisins to grapes. It was hardly worthy of one bite. Perhaps we didn’t choose the “right” menu items or perhaps the food is just that bad and other reviewers lack the palate for good food. Regardless, I won’t be giving Social Kitchen a second chance.

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vipchar
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This was a shocking dinner!!! Our favorite foods were no longer offered and we were so disappointed!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful team members all around. Cozy, casual vibe on rooftop deck. Delicious meal.

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vipRichE
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very nice lunch. Everything was delicious. No fault of the restaurant – but parking was very difficult with the road I front under construction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the rooftop and had the absolute BEST service. the two women working the bar up top were phenomenal and went far above and beyond to serve my friend and I. Amazing experience, I will be back!

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ShsronB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Returned on Tuesday after a wonderful experience last Tuesday Requested Fallon as our waitress. She made the evening so pleasant on both nights.
We felt very safe. Everything was clean lots of safe distancing.

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PriteshK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good mimosa size for brunch and delicious kale salad

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Josh595
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and staff was awesome.

The snotty, bratty tweens were obnoxious.

The staff did their best with them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good date there, the server was great, the menu was limited, it cool...

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Daip
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The turkey burger I had seemed to be the nicest dish on the menu. The Gemelli pasta and burger ordered were nothing special.
Service was friendly and efficient and our waiter knowledgeable.
Overall, it was a nice dinner out, but not a gastronomical experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration of two life long friends in their 70s. We needed safe, outdoor dining. We were amazed at the special order salads with endless choices of add-ones. Highly recommend the legumes with many toppings.
Waitress was excellent.
I think restaurants need to make it easier for people to find the type of safe surroundings needed during pandemic. I really had to search a lot to find a place with outdoor eating and lunch schedule. Open Table could help on this and the local Chamber of Commerce.

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KathS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the me items and selections.

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vipkathryn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a “create your own salad” Also plenty of hot dishes to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service but I was surprised at how closely they seated us to other patrons and that their “outdoor seating” was enclosed in a tented patio (not what I would consider outdoors).

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vipBentleyBoy
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had two excellent meals, the salmon and the brick chicken both I would recommend to anyone. I had wanted to sit on the patio and made that request in my reservation but unfortunately was told there was no room even though I saw empty tables that got filled immediately after we were seated inside. Our server Rafid was excellent.

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vipsteffn21800
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch skillets!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place... food is excellent and service is consistent. Good ambience... our go-to date night spot these days. Highly recommend the Steak Frites and the Kale Salad is amazing as well.

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ShelbyM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was so sweet. It was my birthday and she sent me a free birthday drink! The truffle fries, spinach dip & turkey burger was amazing. Love the cob. Would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is always fresh and tasty.

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vipwifdoc
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad we came back!!! We had not been to Social for quite some time. We had a fabulous experience! The service was impeccable! Friendly, efficient and made us smile! A special shout out to Dwayne at the bar who was fantastic. The food was delicious and the attention to cleanliness and covid regulations was impressive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience love the place!

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 925 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.