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About Social Kitchen and Bar

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.

225 E Maple
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Woodward

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(248) 594-4200

Website:
http://www.socialkitchenandbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Zack Sklar

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Social Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (20)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Business Meals (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Scenic View (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Gave Social a second chance and there won't be a third. The friends I came with were finished with their meals by the time mine came out. ZERO communication from the manager and our waitress spent most of her time apologizing for how long everything took and the poor communication - 20 minutes on a spinach dip app, after we had finished brussel sprouts, yet both ordered at the same time. Not nearly as busy as they should have been on a Saturday night at 8pm, kitchen was way out of sync, and the staff didn't seem to know what was going on. It's evident now why it was so easy to get a reservation online at Social when everything else around town was booked up.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined 5 days ago

Server forgot to bring our appetizer, then one person’s meal did not come until 10 minutes after the other 3 meals. Food was delicious but service was poor. After leaving the restaurant after we paid for dinner I got a notice that we were “no shows” for our reservation. Thank goodness the food was good. They need some work on service/management.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Great choice of entrees...something for everyone. Two of us had the gemelli pasta, outstanding! The trout was fabulous as well. The Brussels sprouts app was delicious, not as thrilled with the cauliflower. Decorated for the holidays and very festive. The service was outstanding, just a little slow on the the arrival of our cocktails. Really enjoyed our evening here overall.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

THey did an amazing job of creating a fun decor for the Holidays- over the top fun.
the staff worked hard and seemed to be having a good time doing it. We enjoyed the ambiance and dinner

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome as usual! I will be dreaming about the pecan trout - incredibly yummy! I have NEVER been disappointed here and we frequent it often! And our server was exceptional - Madelein was OUTSTANDING! And all the Christmas lights set to music

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service here is consistently great! I had the grilled cheese with bacon. It was good, but I will try something new when I go back.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really good food, the fries are a must. They had lights all around the restaurant and at one point they had the lights play to a song. The service staff wore holiday themed sweaters and everyone there was really nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend to go.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Favorite brunch place!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I love the create your own salad option at lunch. Huge, yummy salads at a great price as well as other options available ... sides large enough for a group

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great vibe for all types of diners! I go here for date nights, special occasions, girl groups and brunch. The staff is friendly and never disappoints. I recommend this fun spot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Healthy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

First time there. We sat outside, it was cold and did not ask to sit there; should be summer only. Food was good, but pricy for the ambiance.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed our meal however did not know that they only serve brunch on weekends at lunch time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was fabulous!!we will be back

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Went late, so the restaurant was 2/3rd empty and sat at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great food and recommendations. Food came out quickly and my beef was perfectly cooked. Great experience overall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great bartender!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was great

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect place for a visit with an old friend

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very good food, service and ambiance for this visit!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The waiter was very accommodating. We had a party of 6 and 2 babies.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Made a reservation for a high top and was seated in the back of the restaurant at a high top next to the kitchen, where all of the servers gather. In my mind it should have been the high tops at the window - no mention of high tops in two areas of the restaurant. We opted for a different table altogether. We were here two weekends in a row and I basically ordered the same thing. The second time it was half the size as the first and minimal amounts of “stuff” for the skillet breakfast. So disappointing. Wanted to really impress some out-of-town friends and this place let us down.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, my wife and I enjoyed dinner and a night out. Please bring the branzino back!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best fries!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for brunch on a quiet Saturday morning. We sat in the bar at a high top, we were the only guests at the time. They bought my husbands breakfast out and mine came out about five minutes or more later.His breakfast was cold waiting for mine to come to the table. Our server didn’t say anything about not bringing out my food separately- Overall disappointing. 🙁

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The you woman who was our wait person was absolutely outstanding. I don't know her name but she told me she had traveled to Greece recently. Could her name be Mandy? At any rate, they just don't get any better.

In the colder seasons when you need to keep the curtains down on the porch room, you might consider velcroing some sound deadening material to the ceiling. Just the level of noice from a relatively full house is overwhelming! And that is not counting the music...which fortunately gets overrun by the conversation volume level.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was spot on with drink and food recommendations and was very personable. Food was fantastic as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Upon showing up at our reservation time we were seated immediately. My wife & I shared the Brussels sprouts appetizer and for our entrees she had the Rick chicken while I had the salmon. The Brussels sprouts were made with vinegar and very salty. Both of our entrees were prepared perfect and tasted great. We’ll be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great time! Awesome energy !!!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have been to Social many times but just went for the first time on a Friday night. I was a little disappointed because it was so busy the service was slow and it was so loud I had to shout to my friends. Was looking for a relaxing night with friends and it was a little stressful. I always get the same thing as I love it and this time it was burnt.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lively and energetic ambiance and wonderful food and service combine for a dependably fun experience every time I visit Social Kitchen. This time our group included my 92 year-old mother so my only negative comment is that it's pretty tough to get her in and out of the restaurant with her walker and limited mobility. Had to stop traffic on Maple and get help maneuvering her up and down two steps. Not the most accessible place for an elderly person (who I know is not the demographic for Social Kitchen). (The bathroom was the exception - accessible for her.) But once inside, our family group had a terrific time and enjoyed a delicious lunch.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

👌 excellent brunch experience

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great brunch and excellent service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were seated on the patio from past experience at the restaurant I knew that I did not want to sit on the patio. We asked to be seated inside and were told some large parties were coming and while it appeared that there was open seating they would be filled with large party reservations. We were there for shortly over an hour and the tables remained empty. While sitting on the patio (which is covered) we were rained on due to the covering leaking. It was about the worst experience I have had there. Which is disappointing because I did like the restaurant. It is not likely that I will return any time soon. There are just too many other options.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food and great server. Bartender knew how to make a great Old Fashioned. Will be back soon!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great eating

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I love this place! Great food and very helpful staff. I love going to the Birmingham Social Kitchen.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Brussel Sprouts were amazing and the scallops were perfect.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good, casual atmosphere. Very friendly and low key. Excellent food. Only problem: REALLY NOISY.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Portions skimpy

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are avid Social Kitchen visitors. We sat in the covered porch for brunch today, out of anyone's control the sun was blazing on us, making it not the best seat in the house. Regardless, Nick was incredible. He attempted to kill the bee that was bothering us and went out of his way to help us knowing we had someone in our party who was highly allergic. Nick was quick and conscious of all his surrounding tables while giving his upmost attention even when we needed many things! Thank you Nick for making our experience so great!!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was terrible and the waitress never checked in or come talk to us.

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