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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.
Birmingham, MI 48009
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
$30 and under
Chef Zack Sklar
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙁
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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