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Social Kitchen and Bar

4.4
547 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:00pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm: Saturday Brunch 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(248) 594-4200
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Zack Sklar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodward
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 547 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very nice waitress, Nikki. Great food. Very warm atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went Social for Sunday Brunch. We made a reservation and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. My daughter is GF and he helped her with the menu and making appropriate food choices. Drinks were great. The skillets was amazing and so filling I didn’t eat for the rest of the day. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

So yummy !

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

There were four of us on an early Saturday evening seated in the main dining room. Even though it was busy, we could still hear each other and have conversations.

Cocktails: The Dark and Stormy was perfectly balanced. My wife had the Violet Beauregard and she loved it. One of our friends had the Sangria and was a big fan.

Appetizers: We had the avocado toast, the mini corn muffins and the crispy Brussels sprouts and they were all delicious. I am not sure of the best way to eat the sprouts. I used my fingers, but I saw someone else use a fork. So, I guess both are OK!

Entrees: My wife had the brick chicken and I had the gemelli. Unless you are starving, plan on taking some home as leftovers. Both the chicken and the gemelli were fantastic at the restaurant and at home the next day.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Go-to spot for a great meal and ambience. Never disappoints. Waitstaff is always friendly and prompt. Best fries, Brussels sprouts, corn bread, etc.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Water main was broken; no restroom availability. Chicken was burned. Overheard cook complaining about no water and he was told to be quiet. I was appalled that a restaurant could serve food with no running water or working restrooms. Won’t be going back

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our waitress was extremely pleasant, and very kind! We had very quick service, and the food was exceptional as always. Thank you Social!! :)))

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food and overall restaurant atmosphere! Only downfall was the rude hostess. She placed us outside for our reservation. It was 30 degrees out and we were the only ones placed out there... she was rude and not understanding when we asked to move inside because we were cold. Manager did step in and resolve the issue, but that hostess did put a damper on my overall experience

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was too salty

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch! Avocado was yummy and banana pecan waffle was amazing. Service was great as well as a really cool atmosphere. Was a bit pricey, but we will deifntly go back.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

many of the foods on the menu were not available, service was slow but attentive.
many nice restaurants to compete in the vicinity, so would eat elsewhere before going back.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My colleagues from Brazil and I enjoyed a great meal and good conversation. Chris, the bartender was very helpful and entertaining!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food uniquely put together, with drinks that compliment the meal nicely. Great service

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went there on a Sunday and was excited to try something new. The restaurant itself is open and airy and I love the abundance of natural light that filters through the place. But that is definitely not enough to make me come back and give them another chance. I had an 11:45am reservation for two for brunch. We were seated immediately and it was fairly busy. Butttt not so busy where it would warrant such a delay. It took about twenty minutes to even be greeted and it was the manager that finally stopped at our table to explain that he was going to help out server out by taking our drink order. We decided to give the entire order to the manager because we had been ready for a while. It took another ten minutes to get coffee (served by the manager) and then another 30!minutes to get our food which was basically an omelette and egg Benedict. The hash browns were so paper thin and burnt they were not edible and my hollandaise sauce had a sour taste to it that basically made me shove my plate away...my friend’s omelette was pretty tasty so at least she enjoyed her meal...almost. Our assigned waiter finally decided to start serving us and took her plate away without even asking if she was done. He pulled another disappearing act and it took another ten minutes to flag him down for more coffee. But he was right quick to grab his tip, which was the most we saw of him. All in all, there are much better brunch spots in the area to try ( taste wise as well) where the service doesn’t ruin the entire experience. The price point, however, was pretty decent for brunch food.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a fun place to go. Sunday brunch has a great bloody mary bar.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Aesthetically, very nice - I was promptly greeted upon entering, the food smelled great and my server was very pleasant (at first). My visit broke started to go bad after my wife and I ordered lunch. She ordered a salad and I wanted to try the chicken & waffles. We ordered after quickly reviewing the menu. Although our soup was at our table within 10mins, our main dishes never arrived. After waiting over a hour and unsuccessfully trying to get our waitresses attention, we paid for our soup and got up to leave - which prompted the manager to visit our table. Instead of apologizing for what turned into crappy service - he pulled out his iPhone to tell us that our wait wasn't an hour, it was in fact 35 mins!!! What he failed to realize was that his iPhone probably only recorded the time our server entered our order, not the time we placed it. It was a complete waste of time and I will never go back. But I heard the food was good, when you actually get it.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Six of us met for dinner and had an outstanding experience. Great menu with healthy portions served by an outstanding staff. The bartender treated you us like we were invited guess who just walked into his living room. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing.

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1.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We came here for my daughter's birthday and we were extremely disappointed. The restaurant was empty, yet we were put in their enclosed porch area. It was a cold winter evening and to top it off the chair out there are metal and were absolutely freezing to sit on. We all had to leave our down coats on the whole meal. We asked to be moved inside (to the empty restaurant) and they said they could not accommodate us. I allowed my daughter to splurge on a $33.00 Steak and Frites - which was essentially the largest mound of french fries with a tiny steak on the side. The other meals at the table were mediocre at best. Absolutely not worth it at all!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was delicious! However, they ran out of Shrimp and Grits and my party ordered 4 but they only had enough for one person. Social Bar manager did not come to our table to acknowledge the problems, apologize or to even offer anything. The restrooms were disgusting and nasty, total turn off considering they are right next to the kitchen and again no apology. The above issues are all management issues and need to be resolved quickly.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I love the chic, comfortable vibe. The service is always great, and the food is delicious!

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My daughter has an allergy and the kitchen was not willing to accommodate her allergy and basically left her starving. It's not her fault that she has an allergy to certain foods but apparently the arrogance was unbelievable. Very poorly run restaurant but good food. I am sure the owners know they have management problems on the weekends. We sat down on a Sunday at 12:30 PM and it took one hour to get fries and 3 salads. The fries were supposed to come first but they came the same time as the salads and hour later. In addition, my daughter the 4th meal didn't get any protein in her and settled for just extra cheese and that took 1.5 hour to receive it. Plus they never put the extra cheeses on and had to wait another 10 min. I felt so bad for her and it was just awful to watch how she was treated. I don't think we will return ever again because we were defiantly were discriminated against because of a food allergy. Its sad because allergies happen and for whatever reason our family was treated unfairly.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

As always, Social offers an awesome menu and provides top-shelf experience. The service is top notch and always helpful and friendly. This is our main go-to spot for weekend brunch!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a good brunch with Grandpa and the grand kids. The skillet is great with the make your own. Only complaint was the difficulty in getting coffee refills!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great afternnon lunch in Downtown Birmingham ,Mi . great menu and service we ordered off the build you own salad ... very good . will return again !!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First time for me. Others in the party have been there before. Limited menu but Items are good. Food came out fast but not all together. We sat out in the covered patio and it was to cold with drafts coming in under the tent. Ask for inside dining be prepared for cold drafts when the door to the inside opens.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Cute ambience. Came early for a reservation as we were traveling from out of town was told that we would have to sit closer to reservation time. The entrance hostess was overwhelmed and it came across as brash but as I explained why we arrived early and not late she acquiesced. We sat in the additional room! I ordered a skillet! Very pleased with the flavors, however I am about portion sizes but I literally had four spoon fulls of hash browns. And those that were not burnt were mediocre but that is the filling part. The tomato salsa was missing along with the mushrooms. The short ribs for 6 dollars was completely a rip off! However the egg whites were the savior and made up for most of the mishaps! Just fabulous and even well seasoned. My companion stated that the shrimp and grits were cooked very well! Would return if in the area again. Mixed crowd. Reminded me of a hip cute place that you would find in Chicago minus the small portions and the burnt hash browns and toast.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was excellent as usual. The cheeseburger with pork belly is always delicious. Tried the scallops with date and pomegranate and the deep fried oreos, both of which were excellent. The server was a little distracted and clearly intimidated by having to open a bottle of wine. The managers were very attentive, however, and did their best to smooth things out.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Demi glaze was taken off the steak and replaced with pepper corn...not a good move. If the glaze comes back I’ll buy steak again...otherwise everything else was great.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The service and cocktails were incredible. This would be an awesome place for after work drinks. The noise level was moderate and they were only at 20% capacity. But the service was perfect, Presley had great recommendations. My husband had the scallops and really enjoyed them. I had the steak frites - which should really be labeled frites with steak. There were like two pounds of fries with a steak on top. All were delicious but the amount of fries were laughable. Highly recommend the cocktails and Brussel sprouts.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

First visit and we will return!!
Great food and drinks!

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1.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Our party (all pregnant women) was seated in the bar area next to the bloody mary self-service station and our server was also the bar tender. He was a friendly guy but was too busy at the bar to attend to our table. Service was very slow despite the restaurant being half empty. When we finally did get our food, 3 out of the 4 meals were inedible. The kale salad was good, the warm chicken salad sandwich had all raw chicken pieces, the chicken on the chicken and waffles was so over cooked that it could not be cut with a knife and was so tough it could not be chewed, and the salami and eggs had a hair in the middle of the eggs. The server said Sundays were difficult for the kitchen staff and we were not charged for the 3 meals with issues. We weren't in a hurry but we were not trying to linger and it took over 2 hours to order, receive our food which was half eaten, and pay.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We wen't with family and friends and had a fantastic time!

Small menu, but everything was wonderful we were still spoiled for choice.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The atmosphere was nice. The menu was unique but limited. Almost seemed too froo-froo; nothing "normal". It was nice to try something different. Unsure if I'd go back.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I made a reservation for my friends birthday. It gave me an option to pick a high top or a normal table and I selected normal table. When we got there, they didn’t have a table ready for us and when they did we were sat at a high top in the bar section which is specifically not what I asked for. Since we were in the bar section we had 3 different servers which was a bit annoying, but they really made up for it with the food. The Gemelli was to DIE for. The steak and frites were served with a plate of fries bigger than my face! The Mac and cheese was also amazing. Cannot believe how great the food was!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Social always is consistently good with great service!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Varied menu
Tough to park

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food is always great. Good drinks too.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was awesome. They have low carb options and drinks

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing brunch and Bloody Mary bar! I’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great atmosphere! Food was delicious and service spot on

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