Somerset

4.4
1882 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Set on the site of the 1920’s era famed Cedar Hotel, now Viceroy Chicago, Somerset serves seasonal American cuisine from Chef Stephen Gillanders (also of S.K.Y, and Apolonia). The interiors are inspired by a new-fashioned take on American Country Club culture, with an exterior patio that offers al fresco dining in season.
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Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $200.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    5-Course Set Menu to celebrate the Holiday! Prices do not include tax and service charge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1882 people are saying
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KurtL
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appropriate space between tables to allow business conversation to occur!!

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SusanR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Would highly recommend!! Be sure to make a reservation.

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vipSCOTTG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Schnitzel was absolutely uneatable. Brussel sprouts “highly recommended “ by wait staff tasted like an entire salt shaker added to this appetizer. Hamburger was tiny and quality on par with fast food. All in all maybe the worse meal our party of eight has ever had at a very high price for what you get. The $19 martini was a half A high ball glass. Ridiculous.
We loved Somerset when we dined there for New Years a few years back, and again for a couple of brunches but OMG something has gone wrong here.

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vipChitowndiner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was disappointing

KM
vipKurtM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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PaulB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun, felt so elevated from the moment we walked in. The sommelier was on hand to tell us about the recommended pairings for our Thanksgiving meal and our server was enthusiastic and attentive. Cocktails were gorgeous.

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drchese
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the heart of Rush Street area a pleasant surprise. Another Boka group winner. Kitchen is visible from seating area and the care taken with preparation and service shows. Located in the Viceroy Hotel, a restored art decco era building the restaurant has a great vibe outside and inside with its Davey Locker appointments. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, worth every penny

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MattF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was glacial slow. The waiter was rude. The Paul Hobbs cab was acidic for a $100 plus bottle of wine. The salmon was good but the sword fish was way, way overcooked. The broccolini was out on a bed alpo dog food.
Overall a very disappointing experience.

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AmyPR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated on our Wedding Anniversary - the staff and our server David made us feel special! They welcomed us with a mini Champagne toast and treated us to the Pavlova dessert for two. The starters and mains were delicious and creative with ingredients and presentation. We will be back! Thanks

JB
vipJustBecause
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have gone from quite good too out of this world outstanding. The spicy crab was fantastic the short ribs amazing. Would like to see if you more wine choices though.

JA
vipJeffA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. Food is always inventive and delicious. Service is top notch (as always).

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Remi
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambience, accommodating staff. Nowhere else was able to host me and my friends for my birthday, even though i was trying to book way ahead and somerset came through

JH
vipJinHP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In downtown Chicago for work for one day / night and I’m so glad I decided to dine at Somerset. James was a very knowledgeable and delightful server. Highlights included the beet salad with chicory, the short ribs, swordfish and the lobster egg rolls. We had a wonderful seat facing the kitchen so we could watch all of the activity and beautiful dishes doing by. Would definitely dine here again.

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DianneM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Glad I tried I would go back and try again it’s in neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it was good food and a good time. I do think the food was a little over priced for what it was. I got the gnocchi and it could have used a little more flavor but I could tell it was fresh and was good overall. Ambiance was nice and the staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went to celebrate my friend last night. Service wasn’t great. Good taste was bad. Either too salty or way too sweet. Servers were all in hurry, grab our plant right away after seconds. Overall, disappointing with the price and quantity. Definitely not recommend to anyone who likes to enjoy the evening.

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Zbarber
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely internationally inspired American cuisine in a gorgeous art deco setting. Great date night or celebration spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Somerset. Our server, Ashley, was wonderful and accommodating. The ambiance was nice, not very busy as we had dinner quite early. I enjoyed the seafood starters and entree, my husband’s steak was slightly over cooked but the flavor was sound. Will definitely return for drinks and appetizers again.

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NancieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually love it here….but service was spotty…no spoon with coffee, appetizer served with entrees, food lukewarm, etc. Overall meh this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

their was a hair in the food and all he did was replace it, I was constantly searching for our waiter to refill my water,

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vipLenaL
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

One of those places where everything looks amazing but taste is subpar and while fine overall you leave feeling like you should have gone somewhere else at that price.

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vipHendrix
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked Somerset, service was fantastic but the menu seemed limited and the wine list was too brief. It is a beautiful space, fun bar, I'll look forward to returning for outdoor seating, location is excellent.

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JEFFERYS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I did not make a fuss about the extremely poor food in the restaurant because I thought it was pointless. However, both my guest and I left our entrees pushed away to the edge of the table after just two bites. This should have raised a red flag to the waiter, but he did not even question why we would leave our entrees basically untouched. About the food, I ordered a tuna tartare which arrived as a grey color (was it cooked?) with vinegar poured over it. My entree was red snapper that had the appearance of a pop tart and was also covered in vinegar. Both were inedible. I did order a side of extremely salty French fries, that were somewhat edible, so I was able to eat something. For $197 in two, one would expect to be able to eat edible food. At the close of our meal, I paid the bill and left a tip of $40 for the inexperienced waiter and wrote on the credit card slip “the food was rubbish and we would not be returning.” On a side note, when this restaurant first opened, it was excellent. Now it is nothing but nothing but glorified fast food at best, swimming in vinegar. I will not return. This is the worst meal I have had in Chicago in the past 15 years.

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ellenn
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Every dish better than the one we just finished.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

JD
JessicaD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely excellent! Our food and our server were exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Really enjoyed our evening visiting Somerset with family friends. Our server Ashley was amazing. She has such a positive energy! We will definitely return!

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AshleyW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor and outdoor ambience is BEAUTIFUL! Service was outstanding the and food even better! A Gold Coast must.

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vipclydeD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I live nearby, and I wish I could enjoy Somerset. But the menu is VERY limited, prices high for what it is, service slow. Not a good experience.

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EVITA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the food is very good it is the team and staff that makes the dining experience so pleasurable. To a person they are kind and accommodating.

SM
vipSarahM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There weren't many people there for lunch so it was very quiet and the service was immediate and careful. A pleasant place to have lunch.

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vipSpot
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time here for lunch and the cheeseburger and fries were delicious!!

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vipAlexG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was bland, portions were small, service was extremely slow and inattentive despite it not being fully packed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, personable staff which provided excellent service! Will make this a regular stop on our Chicago trips moving forward.

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vipMelissa
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible. When we arrived for a party of 6, they wouldn’t seat us til everyone got there. I’d understand but it was empty. And the host was very rude. I never complain and have eaten here several times but this was awful. The waitress rolled her eyes when we asked for cream for our coffee. We asked for it when we first ordered and she forgot to bring it which wasn’t the problem. The problem is we just reminded her and she rolled her eyes. And she never came back to see if we wanted more coffee or drinks or anything the entire time we were there. Very very disappointing. Never coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was very salty

MB
vipMarkB
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! The tuna tartare is an excellent starter.

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vipMarilyn
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dinner last time I came was so exceptional I brought back friends for a special lunch celebration. Apps were all delicious especially Brussels sprouts and bursts with focaccia bread. Our entrees were a fall apple and walnut salad, a cheeseburger and salmon on fresh pappardelle with herbs. The salad was well-executed as was the cheeseburger although a bit overdone, but the salmon was raw throughout and served on pappardelle that came in a hot sauce that was not mentioned on the menu or by the server. Couldn’t send it back since our server never checked back with us—-ever. Very disappointing after such a great dinner experience.

FAQs

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

Somerset is rated 4.4 stars by 1882 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.