Social Kitchen and Bar

4.4
1096 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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JoeH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Social. Great employees, food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had reservations but we had to end up waiting 15/20 minutes for a table. The waiter took 20 minutes to come take our order after bringing water and the food was subpar, not many options either. I wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful and courteous server, Liz. Delicious food and attentive bartender, Angie. Always enjoy the food here.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upbeat, cool vibe with consistently delicious, on trend food and lots of options especially at brunch, when u can make your own (as decadent or healthy as you wish) egg skillet, have waffles with bananas and pecans (so yummy…we had it as an extra dish to share) or fried chicken (one in our party - a Georgia native- had it and loved it) or order off the lunch menu. We eat at their sister restaurant Beau’s more frequently and love their Turkey burger and sweet potato fries, which you can get here as well and which I had here on Mother’s Day. The inside is loud and o this weekend day was packed… bc of this and covid we chose to sit on their side patio which is somewhat enclosed but the plastic windows were rolled up to allow fresh air in. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful as was the bus gentleman. The hostess was welcoming and accommodating - switching us to an outdoor table from my initial inside seating request. We love and highly recommend Social Kitchen!

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ZeinabH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The restaurant changed completely and has a new vibe…that being said the food changed as well and was not as delicious as before

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HeatherE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria, our server was amazing!! Great server!! We will definitely be back.

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DianneC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great kale salad and truffle fries. shivtz and spritz cocktail was delish. server and trainee were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels sprouts super yummy! Warmed chocolate cookies not to be missed!

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SusanV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server were both great.

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Suburbangal
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe, service!! Salmon was cooked perfectly. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Sophia
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very pretty place, with amazing service but the food, could be better.

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Rykar
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at Social even with limited menu. Great atmosphere and great adult beverages.

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MikeG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite lunch spots. Keep up the great work.

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MIfoodie
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered a tea during breakfast and it took almost 10 minutes to see available tea options and then another 10 minutes to be served hot water. Our acai bowl was half frozen but tasty once we let it "thaw out". Just seemed to be an extremely pricey breakfast for not a lot of (decent) food and no alcohol...

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our server was amazing but drinks and food took a long time to be delivered. We were there for 2.5 hours…

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not the restaurant I visited(from the East Coast) 8 1/2 years ago—generic, poorly presented food. Hamburger for $15–plopped on the plate, no garnishes, no side of fries. Basically “gloppy” food. Very disappointed😩…

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JohnZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In these COVID-19 days, make reservations; it was nice to walk in and be seated right away. It has outside seating. A nice mixture of people and the staff was friendly. Criticisms: It took a considerable amount of time to receive our drinks and I’ve never seen a Bloody Mary served at a restaurant without any garnish (until now)! It looked as if it was poured straight from a premixed OTC bottle. The pear mimosa wasn’t any better looking. However, both tasted ok. Despite those oversights, I still give it 4 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service, sadly food did not compare to previous experiences

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AlexiaB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

messed up and gave a different table our order after already waiting an hour for our meal. Finally gets out food and its not what we even ordered. waitress didnt even apologize for wait

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!!!

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TusharS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend to everyone whom I know.

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Natasha
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, and great service!

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MarciC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great. Well prepared, not your typical fare, and served fresh and hot. We had a reservation for outside seating and was told only indoor was available - no offer to wait for outside table. About 1/4-1/3 of the menu wasn’t available. We were still actively eating our main course when the waiter asked if we wanted boxes or dessert and handed us our check. It felt rushed. I’d definitely get take out again because the food really was good but wouldn’t rush back for dinner service.

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JPG1
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch with family and we all got the build your own skillet. Was delicious! Would also recommend the truffle fries, YUM!

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danaehanes
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I don't know what's been going on with restaurants in the are lately, but we've had a similar experience most places. We had a reservation at 2:30, and arrived 15 minutes early. We were sat straight away but it took a good 10 minutes for our server to even acknowledge us. Even at that, her first words to us were to order because the kitchen closes at 3. We placed our drink orders and waited for her to return. 15 minutes later we didn't have any drinks, they weren't at the well and the bartender hadn't started pouring them. Knowing we wouldn't be able to eat because the kitchen was closed, we cancelled our order and left.
The sad part is this was for a birthday brunch. Very disappointing.

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AFS1
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food is good but not awesome. The service is good but not awesome.

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Christy
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We made reservations, and I called ahead of time to make sure we can get an indoor seat. When we arrived, they said even with a reservation it would be a 30 min wait. The main reason I chose Social was that they were taking reservations. It was my sister's 40th birthday, so a pretty special day, and we had spa plans later, so having a reservation was necessary. So, it was a negative start to something that should be special. I even told them ahead of time we were there for a special reason.

Once they seated us, it was such a quirky table, partial sofa and chair (which is fine) but the sofa portion wasn't enough for a real seat. It could sit 3 maybe ok, but 4 it was awkward. There was another group that got sat at the other table similar, and the looks of perplexity as well were there. We discussed and didn't know how this was supposed to be for a table of 4.

Needless to say, I won't be repeating brunch there again, and now understand why it's reviews are not as high as some of the others.

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vipNatalie
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went here with my girls yesterday and enjoyed my whole experience. The server was so kind and patient. The patio wasn’t air conditioned, so we decided to sit inside. We got tomato soup, brussel sprouts, and truffle fries- all were tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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NikkiC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Delicious food! This is my fifth time coming this Summer and will definitely be back.

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vipRichE
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? The food is great. The people are great. The staff are great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the rooftop for our date night and it reminded us of our European travels. The hummus app was amazing and the Gemelli pasta dish was to die for! I would highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back to try their custom salads!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We sat outside. It was a cute atmosphere inside but outside was a bit lacking. My party (5) was left alone numerous times. We did not have place settings or appetizer plates. It took a very long time to order. When our meal came mine was not delivered. I waited a while and didn’t see my waitress after a long time. The other guests were more than halfway done eating when she came by and I told her I never received my meal. I eventually received it. Nothing was discounted or taken off the bill. I know it’s difficult to find wait staff and you never know everyone’s story but I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our night out at Social!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Poor service. Under cooked meat. Called this medium rare

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is normally very good, go for brunch skillets all the time, today the quality was very low and the portion size was tiny compared to what it always is. I will not be craving these skillets anymore and prob won’t return. I ended up having to order more food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food!

DC
DesireeC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Lauren as a server and she was great! Knew all the gluten free options and had fun energy.

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 4.4 stars by 1096 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.