Sociale - Chicago

4.4
408 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 408 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute decision to eat out with kids

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was very overpriced for what it is. I didn’t even eat half of the burger I ordered. The cocktails were good though!

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vipquietnoise4
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal. The server was incredible, and the music was excellent. The ambience was great and I definitely plan to make this place a regular location for my friends and I. The penne pasta was especially delicious and so were the herb fries

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Epsilon
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Serving very very slow; food was good but definitely overpriced; you are badivally paying for the environment

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vipPaulaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It was a bad day for them and they were understaffed. Normally this place is really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service. A little loud sitting outside but the weather was great!

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vipRickyboy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the neighborhood and this is now my “neighborhood” place. Food has been great each time I’ve been.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food at a great value compared to most of the other places we went to in Chicago on our weekend trip! I had the Wagu Ribeye with brussel sprouts my wife, the duck confit flatbread. The portions were plentiful without being over indulgent. The ribeye was cooked to perfection and the brussel sprouts were exquisite! The flatbread was an exercise in total balanced flavor - the sweetness of the duck sausage and goat cheese balanced out with the bitterness of the argula - amazing!!!

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KrystalB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always Amazing. It’s generally very easy to get a table, even last minute. This is my go to brunch spot and I always recommend it to people.

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KW17
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went with some friends to have brunch on a Sunday. It rained so it seemed quieter than usual. Given the weather, there were only 5-6 tables filled in the restaurant. Servers were kind but the service generally was still lacking. Took a long time to get our orders taken and had to wait a while to get a refill of water. Wouldn't want to find out what the service is like when it's busy

The food was tasty but it's pricy for what you get. We ordered four meals and three coffees. We split the check evenly and it came out to about $25 per person with a tip. Seemed a bit steep considering no one had an alcoholic drink.

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EmilyK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! All of the staff was attentive and fast! The food was absolutely amazing as well! Definitely going back!

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance! Good food! Great place to hang out with friends and family.

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vipKarmavore
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We will be back soon. Food and cocktails were great.

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CraigB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sociale is a very good dining experience. The ambience is excellent, and the staff is very polite and friendly, and very attentive. The food is good, but not great. Overall, it is a good dining experience and an excellent service experience.

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LSmith
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The drinks are a bit pricey.

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MarshallD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Solid small plates. Sides are not included with the entrees so it’s good if you’re looking for a nice vibe and cocktails!

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vipPaulaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They have a good brunch and drinks are good. I go there often and enjoy the food.

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Jean
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat outside with 2 friends. Was lovely. We could catch up with no interruption. Love this place.

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SarahH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was decent, a bit overpriced.
I love brunch , that is worth every penny.
I invited a friend from out of town to have dinner here. I ordered the Seared Salmon, 3 to 4 oz filet, to my surprise it still had skin, (this was not mentioned in the menu), the pan fried red skin potatoes were very much so under cooked, to the point it was inedible. I was only drinking water, yet only received 1 serving, no refills. I know we’re just getting back to the new normal, maybe I expected too much. I expected better.

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Jemange
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sociale is a local spot for us and we are grateful that it's been here for great food and neighborly vibes. The menu is carefully curated--choices for everyone. The food is creatively conceived and carefully prepared. They have a great staff and a number of seating options, including streetside. Some of my favorites are their salmon preparation and the crabcakes. The sides are great and varied. Recently tried the Chilaquiles Verdes at brunch; texture and taste are outstanding. Folks who sit at the bar look super happy, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Customer service was excellent. Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming.
I did feel like the food was a bit overpriced and not much alcohol in my drink.
Other than that we so enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back!

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SaucyMinx
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the food and service was spectacular! We didn’t expect anything except to be out for our special day and they threw in a little something for us. Thank you for making our day just a bit better!

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JoJoB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great menu! Our party consisted of a vegan as well as carnivores & a pescatarian, there were ample choices for everyone :) Always wonderfully prepared food & pleasant ambiance. A very nice dining experience!

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TomS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was pretty meh for the prices. A $22 fried chicken sandwich that was completely unmemorable seemed a bit extreme. Likewise, the drinks were also very meh for the price. There was no real hook or lure to entice a second visit. If the prices were lower, or the food was of a better quality, I'd have rated this place higher.

One thing I will also note for the reader, but I am certainly not holding it against the restaurant in my rating/review - if you choose to sit outside, it is incredibly loud. Multiple sports cars revving their engines drove by, and there were multiple cars honking their horns at the intersection of Polk and Clark. It was pretty annoying, but it's not the restaurant's fault. I think if I did go back, I'd want to sit inside and away from the noise of the street.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service and over all great Experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server James was AMAZING he is what a server is supposed to be.

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LeslieL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a chilled bottle of Prosecco with the charcuterie board—delightful! Our sever was attentive and unobtrusive. All thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was pretty meh, not worth the cost.

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JordanH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is. Great restaurant in a quieter part of south loop.

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We enjoyed the food and the ambience at Sociale!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Cute place! Food was decent, it took awhile to get seated and to be served, my water didn't get refilled until the very end. I know restaurants have been pretty short staffed right now so would definitely still come back!

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MarlenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun restaurant with really good food and a fun atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The food was amazing but the bartender was very unprofessional, we sat at the bar. I wouldn’t go back.

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vipnoROOFnoFOOD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great! We appreciated the attentive servers and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and excellent service. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and gave awesome drink recommendations. I ordered the blueberry pistachio pancakes and will be thinking of them for weeks. Highly recommend.

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John
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visit to Sociale, we will be back. Celebrated last day of school, started with the Chicagoan cocktail and Woodford Old Fashion for my friend- both excellent pours. Had the honey soy pork belly and sumac crusted scallops both were winners! Had the wagyu ribeye, whipped feta and Sociale Plate...delicious. After dinner drink shared was an averna and whiskey rye was great substitute for a B&B. James was a very enthusiastic an wonderful waiter. Many Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and kind waitress, very slow to be seated even with reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not busy but service was slow. Food took a while to get there and for the cost, the serving sizes were very small. Not as good as I was hoping. Also not much of a drink selection.

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vipElBeeA
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brunch was very good, we shared steak and eggs and an order of pancakes. We felt good about the flavors and portion size.

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SharonW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had brunch outside, great food choices and the quality did not disappoint.

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You can order delivery directly from Sociale - Chicago using the Order Online button. Sociale - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 588-1100.

Sociale - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Sociale - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/sociale-chicago/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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