Somerset

4.4
1661 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are pleased to be open and offering seasonal American fare by Chef Stephen Gillanders. We are currently seating both indoors and outdoor seating, weather dependent. During these difficult time, we ask you to respect a limit of 90 minutes at your table or greenhouse. Please note that seating preferences are all first come first serve.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1661 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.6
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLPboy
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somerset is a great Rush St dining experience. The restaurant offer a great vibe, tasty cocktails and awesome food. We have been there many times and it never disappoints. There are a lot of good restaurants in the area, but Somerset tops them all.

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BonnieG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was only fair. Not worth it at all. I had the steak and it was overdone. Others in the group weren’t thrilled either. Go across the street to Tavern on Rush.

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vipCB312
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved the interior with the blue and gold tones and neat chandeliers. Overall the food was good however, the appetizers were better than the actual entrees. Absolutely loved the cheesecake brûlée for dessert. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Somerset was amazing. They were very accommodating of the dietary restrictions at the table and offered solutions for how to make their dishes vegan. We will definitely be returning!

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Somerset on OpenTable while waiting in a traffic backup. The menu looked fantastic. We booked and were not disappointed! The Cickpea Panisse, Parmesan encrusted chicken & Halibut were simply amazing. Dessert was Cheesecake Brûlée-outstanding- not to sweet, just perfect. Our waiter David was excellent. He was very direct with his answers and helpful with the wine pairing. He knew the menu very well, his descriptions were spot on!
Definitely will be back when we return to Chicago.

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vipgmk3
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great; atmosphere outside was quaint, minus occasional street noise (motorists) which can’t be helped

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viphappyeater
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The four of us were pleasantly surprised with the food. Almost everything was delicious. The only imperfections were the underbaked cookies on the cookie plate. We loved the spicy (not too) crab on rice, the pork chop on terrific vegetables and the pasta. Our friends went mad for the warm mushroom salad and the flatbread. The spritzes were just right. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food wasn’t good, steak over cooked. So disappointed.

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vipSocialworker1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The fish came out uncooked. The server asked the kitchen for a new piece of fish which came out. But this interrupted the flow of the meal. Service by the wait staff and atmosphere were excellent

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Mozzie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I want to keep loving Somerset but the latest brunch experience was leaving me wanting for more, food wise. Their menu looks good but the execution fell short. Maybe I'll just lower my expectations or just stick to dinner service from now on.

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Blunck
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved all the brunch options and a solid value. i like how you keep changing the menu up

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RJG1121
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Really nice ambience but horrible food. Very disapointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this chef. Some nice creative additions to the menu. Service was very attentive yet, relaxed & unobtrusive.

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NBDB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service

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KimL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in the Gold Coast! Food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere & amazing food!

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vipchitown
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not dined out in Chicago in a year. We chose to walk to Somerset for dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was delicious. Our server, McKenzie, was outstanding. It was almost if she magically appeared when we needed something. All in all a great dining experience!

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vipEnjoyable
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are so happy Somerset has reopened in our neighborhood.
Our birthday celebration was very nice and our server did light a candle onto our dessert, even though dessert was not complimentary. We were disappointed that the beet tartare is no longer on the menu- that was always our go to appetizer! Our fish dishes were very clean and both the salmon and halibut were excellent quality pieces of fish. We really loved the endive salad - delicious dressing! It just seemed our dining experience was a little less than what we had remembered but we will return. Best patio on the triangle!

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Misia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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FooDee
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cute! The food and drinks were pretty good too

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Lauren
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Booked this spot for a special birthday brunch, traveling in from out of state. Made a special request for champagne and a dessert. Spoke with the staff AT LENGTH and even picked out the champagne. Received two follow up calla prior to the visit confirming these details. Got there on Sunday...nothing. Snuck away to the check in station to confirm dessert....check comes and no dessert. Service was slow and no amiability, though they looked well staffed. Radish salad is Instagram worthy, but impossible to eat. The space itself is beautiful, but the whole experience fell so flat and really ruined the day.

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erikaf
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Greeting staff was friendly. Table was nice. Had to wait about 20 minutes before the first server showed up. Then we had 2 different servers because there was some confusion about who was assigned to out table Food was ver good and presented beautifully, but the server never came back to see whether we needed anything or check on us other than to ask whether we wanted more cocktails at the very end. Then we had to flag down somebody else to find our server for the bill. All in all: Food was very good, drinks are over priced, server was not good at all. Ambience was decent and noise level was not too loud either .

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AdamS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

There were 3 of us and the semi circle booths upstairs were perfect for our group.

Our waitress was not very warm, didn’t seem to know the menu and far from accommodating.

The food took at least an hour to come out and the wait time for a drink was conservatively 25 minutes.

We had great expectations after walking by so many times, but our experience was a disappointment. There was no acknowledgement for the wait as we sat and stare at a bare table for most of the night.

The only saving grace was the friendly gentlemen filling our waters. He gets a 5/5.

With the high prices charged comes high expectations and this was just a total let down.

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vipGarn
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great setting and attentive staff. My drink was all ice, the flat bread was thin and overcooked, the chicken parmesan was overcooked and very dry. The worst meal I have had in many years!!

JJ
vipJillJ
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We had a horrible experience. The service was terrible, my chicken was not cooked all the way through.

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DanieleG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good food, not a brunch party - quiet and reserved.

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vipNipTucker
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. The patio was beautiful, the food was fantastic and the staff were attentive.

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vipMike
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Boka left. New menu isn’t great. No standouts. Would not be back for dinner

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StephenT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Extremely beautiful space with delicious, light fare, perfect for a date. But better make it the third or fourth date because there are some long waiting times between service.

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vipDebi
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very expensive and tiny portions. Not worth it at all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was over cooked. The cocktail I ordered was literally a glass filled to the top with crushed ice and 3 sips of a drink. It’s such a beautiful restaurant so I hope that the foods gets better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was really hoping to like this place. Met a friend, we were seated promptly, and it took about 10 minutes for the server to ask us about drinks. We ordered, and I ordered an appetizer- pretty standard. He then said ‘So, do you know what you want for the rest of your food? The chef needs to know now’. It was 7 pm, and we were told upfront we had the table for 90 minutes. Seemed like we were being rushed. The food was average. The drinks were average.

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vipDigger
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We sat outside with plenty of heaters. Service was very slow, 20 minutes before we had a drink.

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ANDREWG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. Sitting outside and facing the Lake and watching the people go by is just such a unique experience. Then, you add friendly service, good drinks, and even better food and you realize the beauty of Somerset. You feel like you are in your own world with the comforting music. We brought the dog and they did everything to keep her pleased. Go to Somerset, sit outside, and take a breath of the great atmosphere. You won't regret it.

The spicy crab with rice appetizer is an awesome dish. Great texture and taste. The food is quite good, but the location and setting is an oasis. Let yourself go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Not impressed with the food by any means. It’s just not like the old Somerset.

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Skol
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional and service was very good. Will def go back again.

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Raymond
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caitlyn was amazing. Very attentive. Will always go back and see her!

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Katie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The overall experience was very nice. The food and drink were exceptional, but we did let them know we were celebrating an anniversary and it wasn’t acknowledged. Our drinks also were forgotten.

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PamP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service, pleasant atmosphere. Enjoyed meal. Very nice bar areas, both inside & outside terrace.

JB
vipJennB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating good friends belated birthday. Duck Congit was really good and reasonably priced

FAQs

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

Somerset is rated 4.4 stars by 1661 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.