Somerset

4.3
1691 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.

avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 1691 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. Loved it. Went for a birthday brunch. For they occasion, they brought each a glass of Prosecco which was appreciated. I will be back.

RS
RachelS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Get the crab app… delicious! Great staff and amazing food and drinks.

CK
vipCarolK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. . . We loved the salmon and burger entree. . Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was exceptional. Drinks were just okay. Food came out so fast. We didn’t linger long.

CT
vipChiTown
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, super food and a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The menu was nothing like the menu on open table. The food that I previously enjoyed was not good. Everything we ordered was saturated with lemon to the point that flavors were indistinguishable. My risotto had the same flavor as my wife’s chicken and they both tasted identical to the corn. The corn was barely warm. The server was pleasant.

BB
BigB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible—new menu and newer chef needs to be fixed
Waiter staff was kind and accommodating
Go for the ambiance for a cocktail

JE
JeanneE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a date night here and we felt like we were given a real treat by dining here. The staff was so kind and attentive. The food was refreshingly unique and absolutely delicious. We highly recommend this place!

S
vipSandi
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tuna appetizer was very tasty, but small (thus a poor value) compared to others in the area. The salmon was terrific ... and cooked to request. And they allowed a vegetable replacement.

g
vipgoldcoaster
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food indoors or out

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect date night, thank you so much for making it memorable

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not friendly towards other races. Very disappointed in the service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Pre-pandemic, Somerset was my favorite dining spot! Loved it for Brunch, lunch and a special dinner. Last night we were seated at a lovely outdoor table. Cocktails were perfection. Our waiter was new to the restaurant, so unfamiliar with its previous offerings and last nights menu was much abbreviated and disappointing for this vegetarian. Many yummy looking options for folks not plant-based though.
It’s a special restaurant and def worth a visit.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Terrible slow unapologetic service. The worst. Such a disappointment. Killed my brunch vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress was extremely inattentive. She had to be flagged down numerous times. The food was fine... not bad, but nothing special.

B
vipBasia
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

WOW. I am very much in support of restaurants business but after our dining experience at Somerset we will have to be more selective. Let’s starts with circuses. I attached the picture of our table setting and flower arrangement. I think it was part of SNL skit to see if we notice.
Food was just OK and nothing to brag about it. Except for the unforgettable flower arrangement very forgettable dining experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patio is awesome.

CI
vipCarolinaI
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So sad they change the owner, the place is nor the same. The food was terrible.

C
vipCourt
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impressed! Food was a good price for the value. Great ambiance. Would definitely go back.

MB
vipMB13
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food has become great. Service could use some work. We are used to his food from SKY. Where they also had terrific service. Hoping they up the service a bit. Great for the neighborhood if the service w improves.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and nice ambiance!

EG
ElliotG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a date or anniversary. Highlight of my night!

SR
SarahR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We have been coming since the place opened. The food is always fabulous, but the martinis are very small compared to the other good places in the area (Gibsons).
I think they are extremely over-priced. I will think twice before returning next time.

b
beautifulone
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I made this reservation for brunch for my birthday. I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the service me and my party received and also the food was mediocre. Some of our food came out burnt and cold. And when we complained their level of understanding and making it right was ummm less than stellar. I will NEVER eat here again.

k
kavitad
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre. Food was lacking in presentation. Service was poor.

IV
InessaV
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waited forever for a waiter and they kept switching… not impressed … outside closed when it wasn’t even raining…. Ur portions for appetizers are insanely small not even enough for one person

LP
vipLPboy
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

There must be a new chef/menu. The food has changed a lot and it is very unfortunate. This used to be one of my favorite places in the city.

BG
BonnieG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
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.

CB
vipCB312
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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!

FN
vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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.

g
vipgmk3
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

h
viphappyeater
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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

S
vipSocialworker1
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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

M
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.

B
vipBlunck
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

RJ
RJG1121
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Really nice ambience but horrible food. Very disapointed.

OT
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.

FAQs

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

Somerset is rated 4.3 stars by 1691 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.