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Somerset

4.7
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1497 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are pleased to be open and offering seasonal American fare by Chef Stephen Gillanders. Please join us on our terrace our in our dining room where you can watch the chefs prepare your meal. Our thoughtful staff will assist you in creating a memorable and tailored experience.


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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1497 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation for inside because outside was not an option but they ended up having room on the patio and the heaters kept us perfectly warm! Food was great except the Tuna Tartare - first time tasted like salt was accidentally dumped on it. Second attempt was better but the olives they garnish it with are little salt blocks. They took it off our bill which was really nice. They were out of the Oregon Pinot but the French Bourgogne Pinot was a nice replacement.

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vipSharonM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful and I hope you continue to stay open through the winter months!

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vipARCo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were seated 90 minutes after our original reservation time and were unable to get beverages while we waited. The organization was not yet there yet, but food was good as usual. Safety was still a priority which was appreciated. Just wish I wasn't eating dinner at 10:30pm!

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ValerieH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant in the city. The atmosphere, design and food are all incredible. Highly recommend for date night!

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vipFoodCritic
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. All food was delicious and creative.

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vipeasar57
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have rated all 5 stars if our outside table wasn’t quite as close to the one next to it. It is a good place to dine outside because they have regular outside seating so it isn’t cobbled together.

The porcini crusted salmon was among the best salmon dishes I’ve ever had. The Brussels sprouts were excellent.

The staff was friendly and on top of everything. The menu can be scanned so you don’t have to touch one. There is hand sanitizer on each table.

It was great to be out with friends at a lovely spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation for a patio table but when we got there we were told that patio was first come first serve and there was a 2 hour wait. We were then seated inside and told they would bring out some sparkling wine to help turn the night around- but they never did. Additionally, the service was not great. We ordered a salad with dressing on the side- the dressing didn’t come until the salad was gone. We also ordered Brussels sprouts and risotto as sides to our entrees but they didn’t come out until we were half way through with the entrees. Overall very disappointed.

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vipWsgsd
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We reluctantly went first night restaurant was open. It was marvelous. We love its sister restaurant S.K. Y. and Somerset didn't disappoint. Food items similar, but slightly different take. We are thrilled to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.

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Kurt
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall and thank you so much for the added little donut birthday with the candle. Nice touch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch was amazing! I got the turkey sandwich and salad and it was so fresh and satisfying! We also got the crispy sandwich and it was very flavorful. Great ambiance - highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious: server was very helpful, overall great experience.

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vipchicagoguy360
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Somerset and it was just as good as the first time. The service was friendly and efficient, the appetizers were excellent and the main course was nicely prepared and tasted great. I just wish the room was a little quieter. Perhaps next time we'll request the upstairs seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and space! Definitely dress up. Non-casual attire suggested. Moderately priced along with friendly staff. Will be dining here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food go often

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YeseniaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and it was perfect. They even placed his name on the menu wishing him a happy birthday along with a cake. Overall a wonderful experience with delicious food.

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vipgreat2eatout
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another outstanding lunch at Somerset. Delicious chicken and rice soup and a wonderful kale and brussel sprouts salad. And a shout-out for their bread, which is delicious. And a scrumptious trifle to finish the meal. It was a wonderful birthday meal!

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vipBethW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Ambiance is fantastic.

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vipHowardT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an elegant, modern setting. The menu features a variety of small and large plates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome. amazing food and great service! get the mango cheesecake pop tart and crispy chicken sandwich!

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vipMatt
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service was above average. Ambiance is excellent (really cool bar). Value wasn’t great, especially on the drinks ($15 for a very subpar Bloody Mary). But overall I would recommend and go back.

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vipNedC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamin and Bradley were awesome and the food was amazing. Great ambiance and get the meatballs and little gem salad.

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vipAMC75201
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great find. Tasty meals with interesting and thoughtful mixes of flavors and ingredients. And they signed our menus with Happy Anniversary which was a great touch!!

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AlejandroM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is simply amazing. Had a very pleasant dinner here. Food was amazing and our server was perfect with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! 100% would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken and French toast!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was mediocre at best - overpriced for the quality. Will not return. Great space and wine list.

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Bosco
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Somerset started off by making us wait for 20m for our confirmed reservation. Drinks were tasty while waiting. Once seated, we reviewed the limited menu but decided on a good course of action. Appetizer and Pasta courses arrived promptly. Odd that multiple people would come to our table but take only "some" things away that we were done with. Delay to entree course and then our server sort of went missing. More folks visited the table, again clearing only some things at a time. Long delay to dessert course and also long to place that order. No offer of coffee whatsoever. Just sort of odd pacing and things that you'd assume would happen didn't. Things typically offered weren't. Rhythm just seemed off, but food was good overall.

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CurtB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! Out of a 10 it’s a 15!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and waiter very polite. They sat us a half an hour after original reservation and offered a complimentary chefs dish. Great service!

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WilliamS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sat us by doors and it was zero and the draft made the entire dinner uncomfortable! Additionally food was good but not worth the cost...

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambiance and service were great. The food was inconsistent. Steak was chewy and overcooked. Hamachi crudo and lobster pasta special were good. Flatbread was a little heavy on the onion. Probably a better place to hang for a nice drink than a full-fledged meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very swanky and stylish digs with a polished industrial vibe. Service was phenomenal - we literally ordered exactly what our Server recommended and could not have been more satisfied. We will be back!!

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Aerie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and the food matched. I will return as the experience was well worth the cost.

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vipKnelson
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the lunch specials at Somerset and the bread is yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week and I can’t say enough about how good the options were. My favorite was the flat iron grill steak... I normally like my steak rare but this was medium rare and to die for. The only thing I would suggest is to make the plates a little smaller since it was four courses but obviously I didn’t need to eat it all... I’ll definitely be frequenting it a lot more.

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Proud3Mom
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

perfect for a Sunday Brunch! Ideal place to showcase the city to out of town visitors

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JennaC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Went for brunch for a friend’s birthday and it was meh. Just OK. My friend got avocado toast and I got shakshuka basically (baked eggs) and honestly, it wasn’t great. Can’t say I’d like to go back but if I did, I’d try the chicken and french toast for brunch or the burger for dinner.

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spryateighty
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We have dined at Somerset before, and found the atmosphere to be charming and the noise level totally acceptable. However, this time it was a noise level that was way too loud. We did request from our waitress that the volume be adjusted downward, but that did not happen. It really impacted the conversation at our table to the point that we couldn’t wait to leave.

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vipAyannaS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Food was amazing!

FAQs

Somerset offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 586-2150.

Somerset is rated 4.7 stars by 1497 OpenTable diners.

Somerset does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/somerset-chicago/.

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.