Somerset

4.7
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1473 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
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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AM
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!!

AM
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! 100% would recommend

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken and French toast!

OT
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.

B
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.

CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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!

WS
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...

OT
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

TC
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!!

A
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.

K
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
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.

PM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JC
Chicago
9 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.

s
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.

AS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Food was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, one of the best omlets I’ve ever had. I made a reservation and they didn’t seat me until 10 minutes after my reservation. The restaurant is so cute! The noise was a little loud.

RS
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Waitress so friendly and attentive. 10/10 dining experience, per usual.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it here and will return time and time again, but we felt like we were being rushed out and not being allowed to linger and enjoy our coffee for the sake of turning over tables

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service. Accommodating. Beautiful room and nice ambiance.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was great - loved our server and the food was great!!

NT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great. Waiter was fantastic and courses everything out very nicely.

LV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent creative approach to food, ambiance, service.

V
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant itself was nice, but I think I had higher expectations as far as it looks.
The food was decent, the Sunchoke soup and the Branzino were good.
I would recommend to try this place, and I'm glad that I did (I've been wanting to go here for awhile now), but I probably wouldn't go back.

g
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely excellent Restaurant Week lunch at Somerset. They outdid themselves. The Kale and Brussel Sprouts salad is delicious, and the Branzino was both beautifully presented and delicious. Thank you Somerset!

WC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While the food wasn't as great as Boka, it was still outstanding. The food was great and the service was friendly and great!

E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karianne was an excellent server. She was very friendly and personable. The food at Somerset is amazing, especially the chicken and French toast! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Brutal, chicken was cold.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant week. The menu was great and all of the portions were generous. We shared all

MJ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Emily, was excellent! Always great food, great atmosphere, and great service at Somerset! One of my very favorites.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable attention to detail in ambiance and service. Food is top notch, too.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm in love with the duck fettuccine. They have really good pasta

A
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered the menu from Chicago restaurant week but also added a Grilled Octopus - Very delicious. The Beet Tartare and Kale Salad was awesome too.

L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and this was our first time at Somerset. We did lunch and the Restaurant Week menu along with martinis and Prosecco. We were thrilled with our server. She was engaging and knew the menu inside and out. Wish we could take her to serve us at every restaurant. Everyone was delightful. As for the menu, we've done other restaurants for Restaurant Week and were disappointed. Our appetizers of hamachi and kale/Brussels sprout salad were yummy. The gnochetti and crispy chicken sandwich were perfect for lunch. Dessert of chocolate cake to die for. We'll be back for dinner now that we know we have a great place in the neighborhood.

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a birthday. Except for the very casual ambiance - no tablecloths, for example - the food was superb. Creative but not ridiculous. Salmon with a crisped crust, seared scallops, appropriately complex flavors. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Altogether an outstanding experience. We will certainly be back.

G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant Week, the menu and food were excellent! There were 3 of us so we ordered 3 out of the 4 appetizers to share. They were large and all 3 were delicious. I had the branziino and the chocolate layer cake with coffee ice cream. Loved them both. We all really enjoyed the food at Somerset and will definitely be back!

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We attended during Restaurant Week on a Monday. The. Best. Time. To. Go. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was divine. Couldn't ask for more!