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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
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Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Business Meals (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Organic (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food is always great. Good drinks too.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was awesome. They have low carb options and drinks

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great atmosphere! Food was delicious and service spot on

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We’re new to the area so it’s been fun trying new places! This is one of the cutest places so far! Now granted, we were here over the holidays so it had holiday lights adorably spewed alllll throughput but it was amazing! Best spinach artichoke dip I’ve had. Ambience was perfect and great drinks too!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We drove 2 hours each way with the Social Kitchen as our destination. Fabulously good fries, pork tacos, falafel lettuce wraps and a roast beef sandwich w French onion soup to dip. Great cocktails. We tried to do it ALL and take home boxes proved it.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day...put our reservation on covered patio in freezing temps.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My four year old daughter and I went for brunch and were seated upon arrival. The staff was friendly and our server was excellent. However, I was very disappointed with our food. My daughter ordered the butter noodles, but they had to be sent back because they were visibly hard and stuck together in clumps (she LOVES noodles like that and was grossed out the moment our server placed them in front of her). When I asked if she could get pancakes or a basic side of fruit (like what was on my Açaí bowl), we were told they were all out. I ordered the Açaí bowl (which came on a plate). The quinoa that came on it was extremely salty. It was definitely overpriced for what it was and would not order it again. I hadn’t been to Social in a long time and thought it would be a nice experience for my daughter and I on New Years Day. Can’t say I’ll make it a point to return any time soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good food, tastefully presented. I only visit occasionally because the menu is rather limited, never changes and there are no specials. If you go during the winter, avoid being seated on the patio. Even with the space heaters in the ceiling it was very cold.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always outstanding!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was amazing & the service could’ve been better with the drinks but the food surpassed everything.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Last night before the new baby! It was very good!! A little different for bham!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was our son’s 18th. Great time.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Came for lunch with a friend, and I had to take her here for the first time! Great lunch menu and amazing service!! We both have birthdays coming up and the staff signed a birthday card, which was a lovely touch.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They seated us outside in the tent area which was very cold despite having plenty of seats in the warm building. The music was way to loud and the food was mediocre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Grabbed dinner at Social after a movie. First time there and the drinks and food were outstanding. Decorated for the holidays...great fun.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Literally came back and requested same server (Tiera) because she was SO amazing so kind and made sure we were okay our drinks were always filled !! the food was Amazing we ordered the turkey burger and grilled cheese my mouth is watering typing this it was THAT good

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very nice environment for our Secret santa exchange we made a reservation and happen to all be running a few minutes late they called to check in and once we arrived we were seated right away! It was excellent service and amazing food! Definitely will come back

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was great! Food, service and atmosphere. I loved that we could make s reservation on line.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (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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