Sociale - Chicago

4.4
453 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Sociale reflects fun, friendly, fresh, neighborhood inspired dining. Literally translated from the Italian word for "social", this concept delivers diverse and elevated comfort foods, accented by a community-focused casual setting. Accompanying these bold flavors are our handcrafted beverages and wine offerings from around the world.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 453 people are saying
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LauraR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went on a mini date, away from the baby. The food was great, the drinks were great too. I had the red sangria and the salmon dish, delicious. He had a martini and house wine, he said he enjoyed them. I can’t recall what he ate but his side were potatoes and they were scrumptious. I would recommend.

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AmandaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully designed- perfect for a special occasion or a quick drink at the bar. The drinks were very good- especially the French 75. I'm coming back to drink one of those again. The food was delicious. We got the crostini with feta as well as the beet salad- both are worth trying. We all got sandwiches. I'd say they were all average, but absolutely nothing to complain about. Our server was awesome. She was attentive, but didn't hover. She absolutely made our experience a good one. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know the servers name but me and my gf came in on Nov. 4 in at 315pm. The server was amazing and the crabcakes are so good especially with the sauce. Drinks were awesome as well. We'll definitely make this a regular place to visit.

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Drew
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Blue cheese martini was terrible. Was just iced vodka and one olive. Asked for more olive juice and that was spoiled/fermented. Salads with steak were tiny and fatty steak pieces. Ordered the Waygu steak with chimichurri and also was very fatty and came out cold. This place was either having a really off night or just isn't good. Bad service as well, waitress had no clue who ordered what and was very hard to find. BAD EXPERIENCE OVERALL. Dont waste your time or money.

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VelmaS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came on a Weds. night so it was nice because fairly empty. Service and food was very good. Loved it all except the Caesar Salad - it was fresh and all but the dressing was more like Thousand Island and the croutons were made from Cornbread. It wasn’t bad - it was just not what we expected! Maybe it’s a Midwest thing?

But I liked the ambiance and the service was great!

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Brie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great servers and great food! Love their brunch menu!

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vipLonewolf09
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service in a trendy, yet relaxed environment. Loved every bit of our lamb meatballs, beets salads, half-chicken dinner and even the sides (asparagus, mushroom medley) were amazing. The white sangria is probably the best I've ever had. We'll be back!

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vipShon
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was average at best, the portion size was ridiculously small. The taste was bland, I had the pasta. Drinks were just ok. I order an old fashion and didn't want a second. Came, saw, went, don't have to or need to go back.

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vipDisappointed
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta and the salmon entrees are delicious. My favorite appetizer is the shrimp and avocado salsa made with olive oil! OMG! The bread pudding is truly the best. My husband is not a fan of bread pudding, but orders this one every time and eats every spoonful. Be prepared to find street parking which is generally available. Use the Chicago Park app. It's easy and convenient.

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halS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food and wine were reasonably good, but I think the infection control was inadequate.
The staff wore masks down to their noses.
Close proximity to neighboring tables.
Cutlery for sharing food is not provided unless you ask for it.
I feel that the restaurant is not clean enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We ordered a delicious assortment of meals and shared. I would have liked to see larger individual plates to make building a plate easier and regular refills of water or a water carafe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was superb. Omar the manager recommended a few appetizers and entrees that we really enjoyed. The lamb meatballs and scallops were very very good. The brunch menu was great. The price is really great for the portion size as well. Will definitely be coming back.

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ErinE
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We made reservations for brunch because the was a home Bears game and Columbia Family weekend so we knew everything would be busy.
The food was very good. The service was friendly and accommodating but painfully slow. I will try again next time I am in Chicago

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BeejP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We had a party of six and everyone said the food was excellent. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Sociale has an upbeat atmosphere and a clean environment. We will definitely return.

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vipKarenG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good! Enjoyed the food, cocktails and server was professional and pleasant.

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vipIldikolikesgoodfood
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent reception at front desk, fantastic food and given the staff shortage, the service was still excellent. I will return again.

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vipLPdiner
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch before the Bears game. Everyone really loved their food- expansive brunch menu! So much to choose from. Our waitress was great and the service was prompt. Would definitely go back

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ERICA
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was driving past when I saw this restaurant. The people looked as if they were having a great time. I found the next available time and had a great experience. The hostess was warm and welcoming. We were able to get a table that was situated in an ideal spot. Because of the rain, one of the walls of doors was closed, but it was a great breeze coming in. Our server was great. She said that she had only worked there a few months but answered all our questions. She never hesitated to find the answer when she didn't know it. My bestie and I ordered the Duck Contini (??). It was soooo good. It was kindda late so we didn't order anything heavy. This place has a great feel. I've already made plans to return at an earlier time so that I can really sample the food. I'd definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and service very much! They made our family of 4 feel comfortable and they were very accommodating. The kids menu was good

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vipStephanieM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant !!! A true favorite of mine in the south loop since I use to live in the Amli building snd they would have wine down Wednesday with small plate tastings in the building. I have always been a fan of the menu and I love that it is what I like to call a live menu that continues to change but making sure to keep my favorite items on the menu. I can’t say enough good things about the scallops, who would think pistachio butter would pair so well! Tonight was my me and my husbands first night out with our new baby and could not have been a better experience. Thank you to our awesome server Mia and the rest of the wonderful staff that assisted with clearing our plates and bringing out our cocktails, we had a wonderful evening.

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vipAdeser2030
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was lovely. The server provided some nice recommendations.

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vipWendi
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Spectacular food— scallops, flatbread, and a few other appetizers. Just cannot get enough of the variety and vibrant tastes

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I think they were short staffed because our waitress didn’t come see us for about 20 minutes after we got there. Other than that, the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was super slow and food wasn’t that good not worth 80.00 at all

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vipNicoleS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Was super excited about exploring a new part of the neighborhood and decided to give Sociale a try. We had a reservation for 2 and were seated immediately outside. When we walked in there was a sign explaining that they are understaffed and are currently adding gratuity automatically

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Came here for drinks for my wife's birthday now online there show pictures of the fire pit tables so that was the only reason I came was to sit outside by the fire and have drinks and I made it clear that's what I wanted in my reservations but when we checked in I was immediately told "oh we don't have the fire place tables" it's like at this point what do you do I already paid for gas and paid $30 for parking

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NinaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've always enjoyed Sociale for dinner, but this is the first time we've had brunch. As always, the food is delicious, and the servers are friendly and available. And they don't try to grab your dishes out from under you ;)

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eater22
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious but more gluten free options would be better. Kind of odd that there weren’t any GF bread substitutes in 2021. I feel like it’s a pretty common dietary restriction and not accommodating it seems weird.

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MackenzieC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible, waited 20 minutes before someone came to take drink order

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! The portions are small but the flavors are big! Good drink menu as well. Staff is friendly and helpful !

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vipAnneT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, eclectic menu with great choices. Service was wonderful. It's on a busy corner so we opted to each inside, which is cozy and comfortable.

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vipGoodstuff
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Better than average food, good service and outdoor seating. Nice atmosphere inside too.

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YolandaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timaya was our server and she was AWESOME! Very attentive. Had the Crispy Chicken Club and it was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Thoughtful owners, attentive staff, and good grub. The scallops are a must.

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vipLQEW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience for
My friend’s birthday

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sociale is putting out some very delicious food in stylish but not pretentious surroundings. Our server was attentive but not overly so.
Recommend: shrimp banh mi flatbread.

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vipElle
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The pancakes alone are worth a trip here. So good! My french omelet was just okay but I've had the steak and eggs before and that was a tastier dish

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AngelaM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I was a bit disappointed with my Sociale experience. I made a lunch reservation and we waited at least 10 minutes before we asked one of the chefs if there was a host. We had to wander into the rear of the restaurant before we saw the ONE server/host. He acknowledged us and told us it would be a few minutes because he was the only person working. Once we were seated the wait times for service, and food delivery were extreme. We ordered the parmesan truffle fries and when they arrived they were ridiculously overcooked and disgusting. The server/host was decent, based on the circumstances. But I won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly did a great job as our sweet and helpful server. Delicious food and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Sociale - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

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