Social Kitchen and Bar

4.5
1138 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipEthan
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

While I always have enjoyed dinning at Social the service has been slipping in recent months, this may be due to staffing issues but it is begging to be a regular occurrence. Long waits after ordering and incorrect orders are happing often. Great place and I'll give it a few more chances as I have been a long time customer but thins need to improve soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My husband and I were there on Saturday evening and chose to be seated in the inclosed patio area due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was more social distance than inside; however, servers and staff did not wear mask.

Our entree took over 40 minutes to arrive and was over cooked and dry. Our server did alert managers, and they apologized and offered us a desert and $20 gift card for future dining. Not the date night that we expected

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hummus was good but it seems like every time we order it the amount gets reduce led by the order and the music was way too load for a small space.
The food was too greasy, I’ll stick with the you choose salad.

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AprilD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing brunch experience at Social, today! Incredible waffles (that cookie butter is heavenly!) and we just had to get an order of truffle fries, which were pretty much sprinkled with crack... finished it off with a toasty IPB and I kind of want another one. Our server, David, was a breath of fresh air on a brisk Saturday morning - super attentive and pleasant. I'll definitely be back!

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RussellR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great our server outstanding and attentive. Need draft beer, heaters in cover outdoor were good. Probably need to upgrade furniture a bit.

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AnnR
Toledo
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a very nice lunch. Our server Elizabeth was delightful. We will definitely come back.

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vipCulinaryCounsel
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch with healthy options and eclectic cocktails!

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keithh
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Wasn’t to impressed…. A very limited menu, what we ordered was good. Service was fantastic. But the table was terrible, way to small and seats were as comfortable as a folding chair…

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vipRCFnKF
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not sure why but my food came out 15 minutes prior to my wife's. Her brick chicken was excellent but my cheeseburger was undercooked, bun was stale and lacked flavor. Can't say I'll be back anytime soon as $100 gets a much better meal many other places.

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gdvd
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great wait staff, great hostess, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not only did our appetizer come 50 minutes after we ordered it, but I didn’t get my entree until 30 minutes after the entire party had finished their entire meal. Worst service I’ve ever had. Will never go back.

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kennethm
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was very hard to order when you didn’t have many menu items —- and drink items (seriously we had to re-use our large ice in our drinks??)
You charge premium rates - you should have more consistent availability of menu items - we had to rethink orders a few times - awkward)
But food was very good - service ok too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super knowledgeable and super kind. She took time to explain the menu. I wish I didn’t wait so long to write this review because I can’t remember her name. The food was great and the atmosphere is perfect. First time customer definitely will return.

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and excellent service. The food was delicious, too.

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jenniferd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

David was very friendly and efficient. The salmon with lentils is always great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was amazing. Loved there chipotle dry rubbed wings! Will go back and definitely recommend!

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Artsy
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great two-birthday celebration lunch outside! Our server was great, the food was great (truffle fries! Chopped salads! Warm chocolate chip cookies!), the table was nice, we were seated quickly (we had a reservation). Although honestly, the outside dining is not really outside, it's enclosed on 4 sides + roof, and heated with MANY heaters, so it was actually hot. Our sweet server unzipped one of the sides a bit after I asked, so we could get some fresh air. Other than that, it was great!

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farak
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely visit again.

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Lauren
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were seated for about 25 minutes before anyone acknowledged or came to even take drink orders, even after me mentioning to at least 3 staff members near by that no one has been over to greet us. 2 tables that were seated after us received service first. I've been here several times and this is the 1st time we've had this type of issue. After realized the issue the host came over and apologized very sincerely and checked on us later on to make sure our experience was going better. This was not typical of our experiences here so we will be back.

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vipLoganM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and very good service! Definitely will return!!

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MelanieM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our trip to Social. As far as food- everything I ate was delicious- Brick Chicken, quesadillas, Mac n cheese. My friends didn’t love the turkey burger. Service was fine- nothing impressive and it took forever to get our bill.
Overall I would return and try some more menu items.

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LaurenB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

The food and service were good, but I was very unhappy that none of the staff wore masks. This is the first restaurant I’ve been to where masks weren’t required to be worn by the staff. This is very careless given the current state of the pandemic. I will not be returning to Social anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food, service and ambiance

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Waiter was horrible. He "shushed" my friend when he tried to order something, he rolled his eyes at me when I requested something else, and was throwing our plates around aggressively almost spilling the contents on our laps. Completely childish behavior. Seemed so unhappy to do his job. We sat by the window on Wednesday November 24th around 1pm. Food was great, per usual, and this didn't ruin our lunch but I was VERY unhappy with our service.

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Nncydrw
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed this place for many years. Great vibe, interesting menu and cocktail choices and good service. It’s a fun place to go with my family or out with friends.

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LisaS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. There was, however, a glitch that we were able to work out. I'd called ahead to ask if there is open air flow on the side patio (I'd been there last winter when it was zipped up tight and hotter than the inside dining room.) I was told that if we wanted a window flap opened to simply ask. When we arrived I was told that opening a flap would make other people cold and that if someone complained they'd have to close it up. We worked it out.. Still, the kerfuffle shouldn't be necessary when I called ahead to drill down on the exact circumstances and I hope that our interaction helps staff determine the parameters and speak with one voice.

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vipcarolB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was average

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very slow. Overbooked

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LarryH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social never disappoints! We had a great dinner with excellent service!

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vipOhms
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Staff needs training, food extremely salty, doesn’t feel clean

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vipSaturdayDate
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and I be back. The create your salad had a lot of options and was a meal sized salad. The turkey burger on pita was very flavorful and the pita was a pleasant surprise.
Inside was a little noisy and we were able to get a table in the screened on outside. The outside was plenty warm with the over head heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipSimonL
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and service was good. Only draw back for us was the noise level.

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vipdkrdke
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cesear wings chicken and burger were all great.

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DaveV
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Our server Michele was really fabulous. The menu is extremely limited and we ended up getting the "Build your own skillet" but didn't originally receive menus for that so we didn't understand how to order until Michele brought those to our table. The music really didn't fit the scene (loud pumping energetic bass line for a quiet brunch?) but the food was good. A few of our favorites had been taken off the menu and some of the pricing was a bit ridiculous. I certainly wasn't paying $27.00 for steak and eggs or $15.00 for a piece of avocado toast but I guess some people are willing to do so. All in all, the food was very good and the drinks were interesting. I got a Chicken & Waffles Old Fashioned which literally had a piece of both on a skewer half in the drink. It was an excellent presentation and the flavor was very complimentary. Now for that I was happy to pay $15.00. My wife was interested the breakfast pizza and when she asked about it we were told that was one thing we couldn't order because they were "Having trouble sourcing the dough" which I found a bit odd. A would think a restaurant of this caliber would have the ability to make their own dough. It wasn't a big deal but the menu was already extremely limited and that just removed one more item from the already short list. All in all, we'll certainly return.

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ZenaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, we ordered the Brussels sprouts, Mac and cheese and fries. The fries I felt like were too burnt and “short” for me I felt like we got the scraps so we should’ve got the truffle fries. But the salmon was exceptional as was the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch there. Our hostess dress as a nurse (for Halloween) was super friendly.

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vipdetx12
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a great time with friends, food wasn't as good as we had were expecting. Salmon was very salty, lentils had stones mixed in with them. Drinks were good.

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vipDetroitFoodie
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, amazing waitstaff and ambiance.

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 1138 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.