Somerset

4.7
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1392 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Somerset is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving American cuisine from Michelin-starred Chef Lee Wolen (Boka) and the acclaimed Boka Restaurant Group. The locally sourced menu features what Chef Wolen describes as "food people like to eat." Menu highlights include the Whole Roasted Chicken (for two), Smoked Beet Tartare, seasonal flatbreads, as well as housemade pastas. Pastry Chef and Jean Banchet Award Winner Meg Galus has crafted the dessert program including whimsical takes on classic favorites. The interiors, designed by James Beard Award winning design firm Avroko, are inspired by a new-fashioned take on American Country Club culture.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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PA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Somerset for Sunday brunch. The service, the food and the ambience were all outstanding! Ordered the short rib burrito and fried chicken and brioche French toast. The brioche French toast is absolutely amazing and the fried chicken was so delicious. Highly recommend that dish! Also had a bloody Mary which was excellent.

C
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible pastry selections. Brunch was delicious with many items we could have easily chosen. Service was delightful...Isabella was our knowledgeable server and never failed with her recommendations. This was our first visit but we enjoyed it so much that we cancelled our reservation at another well rated restaurant to come back to Somerset for dinner...something we NEVER do. Excellent location as well. 20/10 stars!

BE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun brunch with friends. The ambiance was relaxing and fun, and the food was delicious (especially that cinnamon roll!). Had an excellent table that made it easy to hear everyone and service was fantastic! Would love to visit again soon

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but it came out cold and this is the second time I have experienced that.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Toward the end of our dinner, it felt like we were being kicked out. While we had half a bottle of wine left at 9:15, they packed it up for us and told us they closed in 45 minutes. It was bizarre.

j
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting my son who lives in the city and he recommended your restaurant. It was our first time there and brunch was fantastic. Our server, Summer, did a wonderful job and was very attentive.
We will definitely return for brunch and try dinner in the future.
Thank you

KO
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Came here with some out of town friends and we were so pleased with our choice.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her friend had a great time celebrating his birthday. Thanks again to Somerset for another great dinner.

m
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

we were seated in the back room which we did not care for. this was not our first time here and the food was good as always but we did not care for the back room.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food but a special shout out to our server Ben!!!! So attentive, great recommendations and great conversations. So nice to be so well treated!

CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although the food was good, the appetizer was a little off and the service was lacking. If a restaurant shuts down the kitchen for a couple of hours, let the people with a reservation just before that time know in advance. Make it a not on OpenTable. Since the restaurant wasn’t

ML
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karen always offers the best service and really elevates the Somerset brunch experience- our absolute favorite!!

CB
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Cinnamon bun was tasteless and very average.

Nothing special overall. I’ve had very good meals here this one was average.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somerset was perfect! We were there to celebrate my birthday with brunch! I had an ever expanding guest list and they kindly accommodated our group of 13! Brunch was delicious and everyone loved their meal. From the French Toast and chicken, the omelets...and the Competitor’s Punch. Everyone was happy with their meal. Also the ambiance was great and the space is beautiful.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was great. Front of house was unfortunately not pleasant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Not worth the price - steak wasn’t good at all and pasta was decent.
The hostess was rude and asked us to wait after we had made reservations .. but apparently getting there 5 minutes early was too much of an inconvenience for her.
We spoke with a different hostess not 2 minutes later and she said they had the table ready for us...

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good for a bottle of wine or a few drinks while out in the area. The food is adequate but nothing that I would make a point of coming back for. The service was on point and our server Nick was very attentive.

N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch with Family.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Perfect brunch spot!

AW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Every dish was great and our server was excellent. The space is beautiful too - glam and Deco inspired. Can get a little dressed up for date night. Recommend the short rib... out of this world good.

E
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

M
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somerset is always such a great atmosphere. I brought my family for our birthdays and it was such a treat. I will be back soon. The service here at Somerset is always amazing

M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service!

J
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loooooove the ambience and atmosphere

KH
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel a lot and Somerset was one of the best restaurants we've been to in a long time. Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing food!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Turn down the music. Can’t converse nor even hear the server which really impacts the overall experience.

AK
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The service, drink and food are amazing!

T
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The setting for this restaurant is beautiful. Young crowd mixed with baby boomers wanting to see what all the fuss is about. Our bartender was lovely. Very patient with me. The hostess was a doll. Very sweet. The waiter was a snob. No other way to describe him. My chicken sandwich was tasty accept for the burnt bun. When I asked the waiter for new bun lid, showing him it was burnt, he walked away. He did return promptly with a properly toasted one and put it on the table with no apology. His personality did a 360 when he noticed I was paying the check.😂. I don’t mind paying a little extra for food or drinks when the atmosphere and people watching is great. Not a fan of snobby waiters. Hope day got better and others were treated nicer.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Their atmosphere is amazing . However the service is okay. Nothing exceptional. The food was Slightly above the avg quality but nothing special either. So I recommend it only for once but not twice .

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my wife’s birthday and they made the experience enjoyable for us and our two young children.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best experience I’ve had in years. The food was beyond amazing! Everything that we ordered was beautifully plated and so flavorful. The dining experience far exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to dining at Somerset again very soon.

MM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kale salad in Chicago

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent lunch service.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus, corn and cod fritters, mushroom gnocchi and prickly situation drink were all so delicious!

FW
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Server was clueless

CR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional time at Somerset for dinner on a Sunday night. We had a table of five women and enjoyed the selection. Personally, I had the steak, but the cod fritters and Mai Tai really stole the show! Our server was friendly and knowledgable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch - Somerset is one of the best designed restaurants in Chicago that I have been to. The floor plan flows nicely and the decor is sleek yet welcoming. Nick was our server and treated us so well, answering every question we had about the menu as well as allowing us to customize some of our entrees and drinks. The food was incredible. We ordered the coffee cake to share and it was to die for. I ordered the breakfast burrito and I would recommend you get it too, you won’t be disappointed. The chicken and French toast was the perfect combination of buttery, sweet and salty, not too overbearing at all. The brioche French toast is pretty sweet but super tasty nonetheless (I would split it with the table).

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was absolutely atrocious - we were seated at 9p (so the rush was over) and it took our server 35 minutes to acknowledge us after we sat down - and only because we had to ask 2 separate food runners to grab her for us. She didn't apologize for her neglect/tardiness, and certainly did not make up for it. We felt like the forgotten table the entire night. Took over 45 minutes to get our first round of drinks, and over 20 minutes each round (2) after that. This was my 4th time dining here and will absolutely be my last

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was beyond polite and helpful - absolutely loved the vibe and it was the perfect spot to take my mom visiting Chicago