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About Soco

Soco is located in Brooklyn. We serve Cajun-Southern food.

509 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Cajun, Contemporary Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Brunch: Tuesday - Sunday 12noon - 3:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: until 1am
Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Ryerson & Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 783-1936

Website:
http://socobk.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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Soco Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Comfort Food (31)
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Great for Brunch (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Casual (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Fun (21)
Romantic (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Authentic (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Live Music (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great quality soul food! Loved the ambiance as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and setting. My only compliant is that the food took over an hour and a half to arrive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love going to Soco. The servers are real cool and the food is really good! Red Velvet Waffles! 🖒🖒🖒

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Can’t wait to return !

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We arrived before our scheduled reservation and we're still able to get a table, staff was friendly and professional

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food! The outside but enclosed eating area is so beautiful, cozy and good heat :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fun atmosphere- cool vibe- great southern comfort food- best Mac and cheese!
Variety of cocktails and good beers on tap.
Make a reservation for quick seating.
Need to better control temp, sound and lighting- keep changing over the course of time we were there.
Great neighborhood location- will return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

There was no wait when we arrived for our 1pm reservation, which was great. The waiter was awesome. The chicken and waffles was not what i expected; the chicken was undercooked (very pink inside), but the catfish was very fresh and good. The Creole seafood gumbo, macaroni and cheese and collard greens were amazing. I will definitely revisit and recommend Soca to friends and family.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Family came in from out of town. We had a great time. Enjoying the food and conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and fabulous music! We had the fried chicken and grits which were the best we've had. Fun crowd and servers very polite and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice, friendly atmosphere service was a bit slow but it was packed. My red velvet waffle was no bueno. The chicken, lobster and macaroni my sisters had was great! Clean. Waitress was helpful, music could have been louder. Cool, chic, and love the Brooklyn mural!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I went to Soco on 10/28/2017 for My Birthday. My first impression was that the atmosphere was nice and cozy (quiet) for a Saturday night. I liked it1 the only down side was the service. Unfortunately our server was not very attentive to us ( a table of three women). After a group of handsome men sat next to us we became an after thought. At first I thought well she is just trying her best to keep up now a total of 7 people. But when the Men said, "We were seated after you but we received our food and drinks before you!" I noticed that I was over exaggerating. So much so that I told her that it was my Birthday and I wanted to see the dessert menu after our meals. Once we finish eating she brought the check to us! My thoughts, "I guess they don't have dessert". Overall my experience was great the food was tasty and fresh. Next time I wont sit next to visually distracting guess......lol

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great time food was amazing. An drinks was great

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love the food and environment. Very friendly staff, only thing I didn't like was after our meal the waitors took too long to deliver the bill, I could see others getting annoyed by this as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food there is amazing! I get the sausage and grits and cornbread. They have a sweet butter sauce on top. The service is VERY slow (we waited 1 hour for our food on a Sunday evening). They took an additional 15 minutes to get the last plate out so one of us had to wait. They BLAST music so loud you can't hear anything but this is the BEST place for comfort food!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It took 25 minutes to be seated with a reservation. When my party was finally seated it took another 25 minutes to be given water and then another 15 minutes until we were greeted by our waitress. Appetizers took over 30 minutes to come to the table and the food runner almost gave our apps to another table. Entrees also took over 30 minutes. Wasn’t happy with the service, but if you don’t mind waiting, the food is delicious. Don’t plan to return unless it’s a pick up order.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, the service was slow. We had a birthday and specifically told the waiter of the occasion,he did nothing, no cake no singing

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My experience there was great! The food was great and so were the drinks I will definitely come here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great experience. Wait staff was kind, attentive and prompt. The food was also as good as it looked

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice place! Had a wonderful time with friends and family. Drinks were pricey but good. The food was delicious and service was fair.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was on point as usual, noisy but sitting in the backyard takes away from some of the noise.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Red velvet waffles are amazing!!!!
Mardi gras cocktail - splendid!!!
Mac & cheese - to die for!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was out having a girls night with my other 2 friends. The food was delicious. I had the short beef ribs with Mashed Potatoes and broccoli.
The were not shy with the alcohol. My drink was very good. I had the Soco Island.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was outstanding. Great service! Everyone was very pleasant!!!!!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great experience. I would recommend expanding the menu and offering special dishes more often and not just on certain days and certain times it hurts the business and experience. Variety is key to please be customer and keeps them coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall great experience. My only disappointment was that I was expecting some cool jazz music ongoing. And I thought the alcohol servings were scarce for the prices.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

They don’t answer the phone and it took a while for someone to come seat us. Other than that, the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I attended SoCo for a brunch this past Saturday while visiting NY for the first time, accompanied by my good friend and her cousin, aunt, and her cousin's baby. I happened to find the restaurant online and found the menu appealing, my friend's cousin who lives in BY recommended it as well so we were happy to try it out together.
The menu is inviting and different, nearly every dish caught our eyes. The atmosphere and interior is a warm aesthetic. We were all happy with our meal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was a return visit and we were very happy to dine with our Brooklyn family. Service was great and we loved the food. I had the shrimp and lobster grits and they were outstanding. I think that was a relatively new addition to the menu and I hope they keep it. My party also had the short ribs and, of course, the fried chicken and waffle. We learned from previous visits that the helpings are huge so limited our order, but all is good. Only small complaint was that on an unseasonably warm night the ac seemed a little uneven. We really like this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My favorite brunch spot in Bk

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were visiting from Chicago and I heard that Soco was a great brunch spot. Our reservation was for 12:00. When we arrived, a young lady rushed to the door informing us we had 10 more minutes. Closing the door abruptly. It was very rude.My food was a bit above room temperature which was a turn off for me. I like my food hot. The greens were sweet which i didn’t like but the service was ok I guess.
I’ll visit once more because I believe in second chances.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food and service were both great. I don't understand why we needed a reservation (and there were so few times available)- the place wasn't that busy.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Shrimp appetizer was very bland. Everyone at the table had to send theirs back. Drinks were tiny and little watered down. The place was extremely hot; when we asked for the AC to be turned on, we were advised that the AC works only in a certain part of the restaurant. The entrée (chicken and red velvet waffles) tasted good (I've had better but based on the appetizer I expected it to be bland as well but it wasn't.)

I would recommend people to go and experience the place for themselves but I'm over it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was almost the worst dining experience i have ever had..

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Came here for a birthday dinner and was very impressed by the ambiance. The music was loud enough to be heard but not intrusive. I happened to be sitting underneath the AC vent and I was chilly for most of the evening, (my fault, not the restaurant) the food was hot, drinks were stiff & our waitress was very accommodating. I'll be back, no terminator :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I went out with one of my best friends to enjoy brunch since I heard so many great things. And they were right! The food was outstanding! Ambiance was cute and service was amazing! I will most definitely be going back there for brunch in the near future.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had the worse experience at soco. I had a reservation for brunch for my bday and was told we could not get a seat because 1 member of my party was running late. Then when my last guest arrived I was told they didn't have a table for us and don't know how long the wait would be. This is unacceptable and ruined my bday plans. Never going to soco ever again and will be sure to share this horrific experience with others. The receptionist at the front needs to be fired for the appalling service that was received.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have one opinion, workers should not smoke outside the business, at least 20 feet away from the front door , over all I enjoyed my time at the restaurant

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Table was ready for time reserved, however food took 45 mins to come out, waitress was lost and had to be summoned at least 3 times by other waiters.. also Oysters were "sold out" by the time we got there.. other than that food was great and the ambiance was nice. Small intimate setting with dim lighting.. music at a moderate volume and TV's above the bar .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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