Soco

3.9
1911 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Soco is located in Brooklyn. We serve Cajun-Southern food.
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The portion sizes have gone down, but the prices have gone up. The chicken pieces are smaller. The mac n cheese isn't as creamy as it used to be. I understand with the pandemic times are hard, but I don't think the taste of food should suffer. Came all the way from Houston to reminisce on SoCo and was left slightly underwhelmed.

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VernellL
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I had a great time. The waiter was amazing and hilarious! The mussels were delicious, the rest of the food ordered was ok. The Bellini was pretty good. We sat outside, which was nice, however we were unable to hear the music. An extra speaker should be placed outdoors.

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DarcyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER patronize this place in life ever again. I went there yesterday 7/27 to celebrate my birthday. The drinks were terrible, we sent back two sets of drinks because they tasted horrible. The food was horrible, either it lacked seasoning or it was to spicy to enjoy. I had the Cajun creole pasta (way to spicy), my friend had the gumbo (way to spicy), one of my cousin’s had the blackened salmon (lacked seasoning). The server kept messing up our order. Two of my friends food was brought out after everyone else at the table was finished eating. This restaurant was highly recommended so I asked about the chef, I was informed that chef was off and the sous chef was cooking. The sous chef needs to go back to culinary school. The only good thing was that the manager took all of the entrees off the bill. Needless to say I will be doing a “do over” for my birthday dinner tonight at a better restaurant. Oh, I chose one star because I couldn’t chose none. The restaurant should receive NO stars

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vipNeshamyJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waitress advised that the restaurant does not carry ranch dressing and they ran out of all garnishments such as lemon or lime wedges. The caesar dressing was watered down and tasted off.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The hostess was rude. Service was slow. Many items on the menu were not available. The food was dry and not tasty. The price was not worth it.

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FrantzV
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance as usual. One guest in my party was running late and they accommodated us which was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 23rd marriage anniversary July 23 , I had a great time, the service was great, and the workers were friendly, and the music was at level where you have a good conversation Soco is a great place to take your family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was not that great. I used to go there a lot but it seems like the restaurant fell off ….the chicken was not cleaned probably because there were feathers from the chicken still left on my food………..and we ate an hour and 15 minutes after being seated

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Tina
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

horrible waiting service. Literally everything took long to come. The menu, the drinks, the food, the to go containers, the check. They kept bringing the wrong orders to our table.


Which is very disappointing because the food was good. We literally felt unseen because we had to kept calling different waiting staff members to our table.

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SimoneH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Waiter took about 30 minutes to finally get to our table after me asking someone “who is serving us because no one came to our table yet “ . It was freezing cold so you can’t really enjoy yourself and your date but the FOOD WAS AMAZING !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple birthday brunch for my husband. Nice ambiance and great food. Items came out hot and nicely spaced out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food…THE FOOD! Amazing! Very cute spot for a date or groups, music was pretty good and the service was top tier!

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TrueBrooklynite
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool environment, music was a bit loud towards the end. Felt like I was yelling at my friend

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admnyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Finally returned after years away and it did not disappoint even post-Covid. The energy was electric and the food was delicious. Seeing so many Black and Brown persons happily enjoying each other’s company while breaking bread was reaffirming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The Service was extremely disappointing (poor). Our food was extremely hot from the oven, but tasteless. Our waitress forget to put my girlfriend's meal in. We had to ask for utensils and napkins. We never receive a refill on water. Four out of the five of us received our food but not my friend. The waitress had to ask my friend what did she order then she was told that they had no more Mac & cheese .. mind you other customers came in after us and received Mac and cheese. I will never patronize this establishment again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect . Food is delicious. Soco never disappoints

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XeniaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, the food and service was amazing. The mac and cheese is to die for!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant dining experience with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the most pleasant brunch experiences I hace ever had! I give SOCO a score of 100% in all of the following catdgories:
Taste of food
Presentation of food
Temperature of food (Perfect)
Politeness of hostess
Politeness and attentiveness of the wait staff
Cleanliness of the restaurant
Drinks
Music selection
Volume of musix (not too loud not too soft)
Wait time to be seated

This was a superb dining experience, was my first time there but will definitely NOT be my last! Kudos

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good experience and always loved the food! Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were celebrating my sisters birthday and she was visiting from Turkey(she’s in the military). We were all excited because she hadn’t been home in 2yrs and she chose Soco. We waited over an hour to be seated, hot food took over an hour and when I got my food (blackened salmon) it was cold. Not to mention we had a five year old with us and she also waited for her food. I’m writing the review a month later as it still resonates with me as though it happened yesterday. I live in the community where the restaurant is located and haven’t even ordered take out or been back since!

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MayaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food at SOCO was really good, I would advise getting there early in order to try the drink menu, the liquor runs out quickly. The noise level was high to point where we was screaming and could barely hear the music, but definitely would recommend.

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Soco doesn’t disappoint. It’s been a few years since my last visit brought a friend for her birthday she was very happy.

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Kayja
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was so nice , a great way to celebrate any event food was good and my guests were pleased thank you guys so much for making my graduation celebration great!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Was here for my daughter’s graduation. The restaurant was completely empty. They were out of many things we ordered like ginger ale, lemonade, Prosecco. The waiter was nice. Said they were waiting on a delivery. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Not enough servers the gumbo was ok

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MyishiaM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service and Violinist! We take my husband here every year for Father's Day.

JA
JAAB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food and service/need to improve the menu choices.

BJ
BrooklynJ22
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! the food & drinks were on point. I will definitely return. *must get the Mac & cheese

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AlarnaC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Servers and greeters was professional friendly and was accommodating
The appetizers was delicious flavorful and presented in style .
However my group of 3 ordered Mimosa $45 and it was warm NOT COLD and one person in party had to go the bathroom and threw the little appetizer she ate before drinking the Mimosa.
Sorry
We won’t not be back …

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I love the atmosphere. I have no complaints. I can’t wait to go back again

TB
TeliciaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. Food was cold.

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Leigh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We did not get our drinks until 30 minutes after we ordered. Not sure if another bartender/server are needed, but as I worked in a restaurant for 10 years as a server and bartender, I’d say that’s not acceptable. Our server, hostess and bus boys were really nice. But having guests wait that long (as we weren’t the only ones waiting that long) is not great.

I would return here in hopes that our first visit was just a bad night.

EA
EmekaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly & efficient staff, made the experience enjoyable.

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DavidR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been here 5 times . Blacks owned and operated . The food was great . Always taste the same . The music is so good. Noise wasn’t too much . Safety protocols placed for covid . I’ll be back again .

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LeticiaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my husband date night. He has never been to this restaurant and he loved it. 😍 great professional service.

MH
MelyssaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing. However, customer service along with management yesterday evening was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

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Magda
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I would not dine in again. The waitresses are understaffed. My entree came out before my appetizers. Bad experience

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Newlocal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grits, yum! Red velvet waffle and chicken goes so well!

FAQs

Soco does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Soco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 783-1936.

Soco is rated 3.9 stars by 1911 OpenTable diners.

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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