Soco

3.7
1891 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Soco is located in Brooklyn. We serve Cajun-Southern food.
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3.7based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MyishiaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JAAB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

BJ
BrooklynJ22
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TeliciaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. Food was cold.

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Leigh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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

Friendly & efficient staff, made the experience enjoyable.

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DavidR
1 review
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.

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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!

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NikNik
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is my second dining experience here since restrictions have lightened up and it wasn’t good at all. My fave, the Mac my husband’s grits were watery 🥴 . This is one of the businesses that survived the pandemic but the quality of the food unfortunately didn’t.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! The staff is so welcoming and quick, extremely friendly! Every meal we have had there has been delicious.

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SeanT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service , music was a little loud to have conversation over but great selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there on a Sunday. Made reservations for 2 but for there late and they sat us maybe 5 minutes after. The grits were really good. The steak and eggs, the steak was a little tough. Vibes were excellent. Definitely recommend

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AprilW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The red velvet waffles were delicious, drinks good. The wings were tasty as well. However , we also got steak and eggs and the quality of the steak was horrible. It was chewy and lacked flavor. The shrimp appetizer was not fresh at all.Considering this is a soul food place that’s absolutely not cheap, I expected sooo much more. The waitress was good and kind but I was barely able to hear her because of how loud the music was. We asked if they could turn the music down a bit because we were basically screaming at her to get our order and at each other in order to be heard.

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AlricC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The greater had a short memory. We arrived early and asked if we could be seated being that it wasn’t crowded. He took our information and said wait., then he came back and asked for our information again just to say your early... have a seat at the bar. Then when it was time for us to be seated he says you don’t have a reservation right... excuse me... we gave you our name and reservation twice already.
Our waitress was annoying as hell. I felt like I was in BBQ’s, how they stand to the side of you and watch you to see if your done. The waitress kept doing that. She actually reached crossed the table a few times to remove things when we weren’t done... no excuse me, nothing. The bus boy came a grabbed my husband’s plate, then said your done... my husband said no I’m not, you don’t think you should have asked me before touching my plate.
It was just as cold inside as it was outside. I mentioned it to the bartenders and they said they know... okay well I guess we’re all just going to be cold. They finally turned on the heat after being there for an hour. It wasn’t a good experience especially being a celebration dinner.

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DominiqueB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was crowded so unfortunately I had to sit in the back even after making reservations. Wouldn’t have been too bad but it was cold back there. Couldn’t even take off my jacket it was hard to get comfortable

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odop
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great time at SOCO we will be returning!! The food, service , drinks and overall ambience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ok place. Food was ok but we all didn't enjoy our drinks.

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Divainme
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time and the food was great.

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Flowers1011
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, staff was very friendly. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing

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Keishameister
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I was so excited to try the restaurant, go there sat at the bar because we were too early so we had a couple drinks which were pretty good. Time to sit and order our food, first there don’t make substitutions which wasn’t a deal breaker, so ordered and the food came out and it as COLD!!! I had the herb marinated steak with roasted potatoes and greens, first off the potatoes was not roasted, they were boiled the green were tasty but cold, I asked for for hot food, I guess they took it back and placed it in a microwave because the meat came back and I was unable to cut it, because I first asked for the meat to be medium rare. Overall the food was terrible, my friend had the salmon with mash potatoes and it was also cold. The only thing I was impressed with were the drinks, the waitress was pretty good, but I was not impressed with the food, so I will not be going back.

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SherryB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was underwhelmed by the location. I did like the music. Tables were too close and left no space for private conversation. Table was too small for food dishes. Wings were too hot, greens were under seasoned. Red beans was bland. Mussels were excellent ribs were ok, but a little chewy.

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Great
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food and vibe, great spot fir a quick bite!

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SeritaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would and have already recommended Soco, they had enough staff, food was delish and we had a great time!

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best917
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister's & I had a great time at Soco...The food was good & the waitress, I can't remember her name was, but she is awesome. I had the salmon burger & it was delicious...We will for sure be back. The first time I went, I had the salmon which was um um good.

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Malika
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food finally came out after over an hour and both times weren’t cooked correctly. We asked for our meat (burger and steak) to be cooked medium and both times they came out well done. The first time we asked the server to have them do it again but the second time we were just like at this point let’s just eat it and go. To the manager and the servers credit they did their best to make things right but I wouldn’t come back. It’s bad enough it took forever but then the kitchen also doesn’t know how to cook meat properly? Ehhhh I’ll pass.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was a bit disappointing not the usual service that I’m use to. Came early and had to wait outside because the systems were down. We were left to stand in the cold for 40 minutes pass the opening time. The food was okay the chicken was still pink. Plus I didn’t get me drink which me and my partner ordered a sangria pitcher and that never came out even half way through our meal. We ended up canceling the drink order. It was just a hectic start and it showed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I went to Soco to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and it was a complete disaster. For starters, I noted our visit as a birthday celebration in my Open Table reservation and also mentioned it to our waitress- there was no acknowledgement whatsoever. Our night further progressed downhill as follows:

1- The birthday girl WANTED the Carolina Shrimp Rolls. We are advised (quite aggressively I must say) that they are no longer served. Why the heck are they still on the menu then????
2- We were then told that any dishes with chicken sausage have been replaced with pork sausage. Not turkey sausage but pork??? Really????
3- Both of my girlfriend’s pork chops were cold to the touch. When we told our waitress, the remedy was to just nuke them in the microwave. We asked for the manager who said he could replace them but there would be a long wait. The birthday girl opted to just take them home - she has a strict rule about not sending food back to the kitchen.
4- No desserts served!
5- Our waitress wasn’t friendly or knowledgeable about the menu; she didn’t even know they had a “kids meal” of chicken wings and fries.

Not a good experience and we won’t be back!

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Ridz
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Their online menu differs significantly from their menu at the location. When we booked the reservation, we did so based on the fact that online there was a bottomless brunch option. However, at the restaurant they said “their had been a recent change” and they no longer were doing this; also said that people call ahead usually to check (even though we searched online and booked online via opentable...don’t see why we would need to call the establishment). We were there for my best friends birthday and we asked to speak to the manager and she said there wasn’t anything she could do about it...The only solution she offered was that she’d “talk to the social media person about the website.”

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

My reservation was for 10:30PM. We were seated early at 10:20PM which sounds amazing, however the waiter didn't take our order until over 30 minutes later. He seemed very overwhelmed. It was my girlfriend's first time going to this restaurant after I hyped it up for so long. Not a good first impression, especially on Valentine's Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sever was pretty unengaged. Bus staff filled in the gaps, but server needs to do better.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Too overpriced for the quality of the food + drinks. The food initially came out cold.

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AaliyahT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. I went with my lady and the service was beyond our expectations. We never had to ask for a refill, and when I was having trouble with my pork chop(I was being fancy and didn’t want my hands dirty) my waiter brought me a knife. I didn’t even have to ask. Excellent food. Love supporting black owned businesses !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Didn’t like the liquid eggs for my omelette

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 3.7 stars by 1891 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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