Somerset

4.7
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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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ottimo ambiente molto carino e cibo buono

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d
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner
Complimentary champagne and chocolates
Outstanding service and food

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Waited 40 mins despite having a reservation (2 people on a weeknight).

i
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Somerset was fantastic! I came here to eat since it was close to my Gold Coast hotel and I’m so glad that I did. The food here is fresh and modern without feeling heavy or sacrificing taste. I had the octopus and smoked beet burrata as appetizers and the kale-Brussels sprouts salad and duck fettuccine as mains. I wanted to try more on the menu but as a solo diner, I had to choose wisely. I would come back with a friend for sure! My server was very attentive and gave great wine suggestions (I paired my meal with a Pinot Noir from France).

The interior is elegantly decorated - lots of mid century modern furniture with accents of teal, brass light fixtures.

J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very terrific! Food was delicious! Yhat a beautiful restaurant!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday week and I was looking for the perfect spot to have low key brunch with my friend and catch up and somerset provided all I needed. The service was great, food also was quite good and the atmosphere was perfect for Sunday brunch.

A
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always pleased with the food and service at Somerset. It was our anniversary and they even went out of their way to print "Happy Anniversary" on our menu and bring a complimentary plate of chocolates. The sommelier was very helpful too.

c
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I live in the Streeterville area and have passed the Somerset hundreds of times and never paid much attention. We finally decided to go there on Saturday night and were very pleasantly surprised by both the service and the food. We both had duck dishes; I had the duck tortellini and my wife had the duck breast. Both were excellent, well presented dishes. We will definitely be back. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great cocktails. Delicious food. Terrific, classic ambiance.

MB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere is hard to find in one place but at Somerset, you get exactly that!

FY
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Somerset was great! We enjoyed the food and the overall vibe of the location. We wanted to sit outside, but after 5 minutes and receiving our drinks, over 5 bees swarmed the table. We made it inside and enjoyed the rest of the brunch.

CT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely brunch with some out of town work colleagues, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and the waiter was very attentive and pleasant. The decor was cool and for the first time in a long time we seem to have found a chicago restaurant where the background noise level does not mean you can’t hear each other talk.

S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as well as the service. Becoming a regular!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Delicious

MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somerset is a great spot! Came here for brunch and was impressed with the food options, ambiance and level of service. We ordered a pastry for a starter, fried chicken and waffles and breakfast sandwich entrees and all were delicious. Will definitely be back to try the dinner menu!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!
My parents were in town for the night and they really enjoyed the food and cocktails!
So thank you!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the complimentary champagne!

BS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and a fun place to dine.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool space. Loved the food and great service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Salty food. Didn’t have the wine we wanted. Recommendation for wine was okay.

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Brianna was great! We took all of her recommendations and we were not disappointed in anything: the beet tartare and the fig flatbread were terrific starters, the short ribs and ricotta dumplings were delicious and the budino was the perfect finish to the meal. We sat outside to grab the last of the Chicago summer, but the walk to the bathroom showed off the pretty decor inside. A lovely evening all around!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Seated in a semi-private booth.
Service was slow (waiting about 10 minutes for a second drink after we were seated at our table when the restaurant & bar were less than half full.)

Overall, excellent food and friendly service, especially from the hosts when we arrived. Bar service and wine list were very good.

One colleague received cold food. Oysters were served with condiments already on them (which none of us had ever seen.) I requested coffee with dessert and was served a lukewarm cup. I requested replacement and got a piping hot cup with grounds in it.

WP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were running late on the reservation but were very accomodating and gave us a complimentary starter and were quick with our order to ensure we got to our show on time. Really great service!

AT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Plus there is a lounge on the roof top with perfect view on the city and the lake.

KB
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch. We left "fat and happy." Delicious variety provided. Beautiful ambiance down to the business card.

M
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved the vibe of Somerset and the food was amazing! Perfect for a romantic date night or a fun group dinner - and lots of different options for seating whether you want to be inside or out. We'll definitely be back soon!!

B
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food always consistently good. Service was terrible and we waited so long to get waited on and for our drinks. Friends we were with said that has also happened to them last 2 times they were there so they dont go there anymore. Sorry.

SH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

It began with the hostess trying to seat us at a small, noisy table in the back corner, right by the open kitchen, when there were plenty of open tables in the other part of the restaurant. We asked to sit somewhere else and ended up in a nice booth near the bar. It took a long time before our waiter came to bring water and ask for our drink order. He also wanted our entire order at the same time so they could “course it”, but we told him we preferred to order an appetizer first with our wine while we continued to look at the rest of the menu. Even ordering other courses later, they brought the salad while we were still finishing the appetizer. The rest of the evening was fine, and the food was good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The scallops were amazing! Very good combination of flavors.

OT
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely night to eat outdoors, and Someset had just the spot. Pretty outdoor patio lit by lights in the trees, this was a perfect night out. Excellent wine list and pleasant service completed the delicious food. Great place for a vegetarian and a pescetarian, as they had lots of options. They were also very good about warning us off certain dishes for the nut allergy in our group. The halibut was superb, as was the mushroom gnochetti. Sides of broccolini, mushrooms and potatoes were all very tasty. Delightful raspberry tart, with a scoop of incredibly delicious sorbet for dessert rounded out a great evening.

AV
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were really nice, but they do not come cheap. The sommelier was very helpful in selecting a US wine to match our European taste.

MF
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

flat bread with figs was delicious and cheeseburger was a little messy but tasted great

J
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somerset had been recommended for our weekend in Chicago. The menu and food preparation are excellent. There is a surprisingly good squash based hummus as a starter. Rave reviews also for the cauliflower steak. I eat a lot of salmon and thought this rendition to be in the top tier. Excellent service with a very attentive waitstaff.

S
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is so pretty inside. Great bar The food was outstanding and our waiter was plenty attentive, but not overly in your face. He made great at recommendations for food and we had a wonderful evening with friends.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Servers/bartenders are excellent though! Our server this time was awesome. 👍🏻

DS
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio for a Saturday brunch and really enjoyed everything about our experience at Somerset. It's not the least expensive brunch option in the city, but the food, drinks, and service were excellent, and the decor both inside & out can't be beat.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Our meal that consisted of salad and a sandwich took over 35-40 minutes at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon— only three other tables had patrons. A manager apologized for the wait and offered free dessert to make up for it. Our waiter then brought us each a dessert menu, made personal recommendations to each of us, and then charged us for dessert. Apparently the manager meant she would comp one dessert. Our waiter had every opportunity to explain that to us, but never did. When we provided feedback to the manager we were told ‘we appreciate your feedback and will try to do better next time.’ We were absolutely appalled. There will definitely be no next time. Charging for an item your customers didn’t want and wouldn’t have ordered is terrible. The food and service is definitely not worth it. There are excellent restaurants across and down the street- keep walking.

J
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for breakfast with a friend. The oat milk latte was divine and service was top notch. My coffee cup and water glass were never empty long and all servers tending to us were courteous and delightful. Food was awesome and while we sat inside, having the sun stream in from the windows on the lovely dining area was a treat. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Somerset was beyond amazing. From the ambiance to the our server being the most outstanding waitress. The way she described each item on the menu made us salivate. I even tried beet tartare which I DO NOT LIKE BEETS, but she’s so great at explaining it I had to try it and it did not disappoint. We also had Branzino and it was cooked to perfection! Great experience. I will be back to try everything on the menu.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday. Food was good. Expensive though I thought for lunch. Ate outside. Nice.

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