Somerset

4.4
1936 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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  • Valentine's Day Celebration

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us at Somerset Chicago to celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend! Chef Stephen Gillanders (also of S.K.Y. and Apolonia), has created multiple featured items to celebrate your sweetheart, including but not limited to a 5-Course Tasting Menu for $125.00. [Please note, our regular dining menu is also available]

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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 1936 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Can’t wait to go back

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LilyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food, beautiful environment, and delicious and well prepared food! Pretty fast service as well!

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vipCk234
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was fine, service was poor, overall no need to go back.

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Alyssa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The brunch menu has lots of options and the food was incredible! Don't sleep on the crispy crab rice and the donuts!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and enjoyable brunch . The upstairs seating was quiet and not crowded and had a good view of the outdoors which I liked.

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vipLeahV
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The ambiance is lovely, and the food was excellent. I got the breakfast sandwich and split the pastry tier with friends. Our waitress wasn’t overly communicative, and the pastry tier had different items on it compared to the advertised items on the menu… it would’ve been nice to have this explained to us up front and be given options for replacing the out of stock items rather than being given whatever they had most of and then told after the fact what happened after inquiring with staff. That being said, I would absolutely come back for the food, but I hope the service improves in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate 3 Birthdays, and had an amazing experience! Food, drinks, service were fabulous! Definitely coming back )

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vipNature
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, the service was a little slow but it will not change our prospective on visiting the restaurant again.

Somerset
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us. We definitely appreciate your feedback and will keep it in mind as we continue to grow and improve as a team. We hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you!

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vipPeggyW
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menu remains a nice line up. Wish you could protein to salad as option. Service was terrific - shocking given other restaurants right now.

Somerset
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you so much for dining at Somerset Chicago. We're very proud to be a part of the Gold Coast neighborhood and community. We're so happy that you enjoyed everything. You are able to add proteins to salads and we apologize that the server didn't properly inform you. We hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, again. Somerset Team

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vipOpendiner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Went for lunch - was not impressed with food nor service.

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vipGoshendoc
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really cool space, but more importantly great food and service. I had the swordfish and my wife the snapper. Great wine selection. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Somerset helps us make our birthday celebration special! Great brunch, cute interior, good vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was not the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful!
good service!
nice food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Somerset!

Somerset
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much! We hope you and your guests enjoyed your dining experience. We truly look forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you. Somerset Team

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vipMichaelA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The atmosphere is as great as the food and cocktails.

Somerset
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you for visiting Somerset! We are glad you were able to enjoy brunch with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Somerset Team

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SunnyY
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good except the chicken sandwich salty.

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Matt
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience celebrating an engagement!

Somerset
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for celebrating your engagement with us. We hope the Champagne made for a fond memory of such an important occasion. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you. Somerset Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters bday

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vipMeee
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always yum. And staff is wonderful.

Somerset
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for dining with us. Our staff is pretty great and we're proud and lucky to have them. We hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you! Somerset Team

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RichardB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice ambience, food was prepared well but overpriced portions, very skimpy! However, the sea bass was great but forget the sides. Waiter was asked about the mashed potatoes, said enough for our table of four, forget it, barely enough for one person. Drinks, ordered Martini $21, only about half-full, what a joke. Overall I would not recommend and will not return!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the hip vibe! Diners were thoughtfully placed with lots of room during this COVID resurgence. All diners in our party enjoyed their food - roasted pear salad, endive and avocado salad, sea bass, salmon, and steak! My only suggestion - pour a little heavier on the alcohol - the Grey Goose dirty martini was good but seemed small and a 5 oz. glass of wine…. Very pricey for the amount served. Overall impression - Somerset does not disappoint!

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Daves
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended 5 star for a 5 star restaurant. May be a little exaggeration over all but the team deserves the applause. I am no good critic but certainly understand the difference when you have passion and heart all around in what goes on.. the service was excellent and the food was excellent.. we had the variety.. was able to get the daughter to try the exciting flavor and texture of Foie Gras..
the roasted Duck and rack of lamb.. Beef Wellington ( Gordon Ramsay ) eat this not that.. excellent Wellington and I believe it deserves the Taste factor from Mr Ramsay ..
overall Highly worth the visit

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JeanH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good dining experience. Pleasant staff. Would dine here again

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Alison
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There wasn’t anything wrong with Somerset, but it failed to live up to expectations.

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vipchristinaC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were originally seated on the first floor by the kitchen, but it was very hot so we requested to be seated upstairs. The outside Dec temp was warm and likely the indoor temp was programmed for a cold Dec day.

Upstairs had a wonderful ambiance. Quiet, impeccably clean and not crowded.

Our waitstaff might have been new. Part of our order was delivered later. When we asked that the bread be packed to go, the delicious spread was not placed with the bread (the key ingredients!).

Great place for a friends gathering or a drink at the quaint bar.

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SharonZ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas Eve dinner. What a treat to be downtown to celebrate. We’ll definitely come back.

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SallyP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!!

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible combinations of flavors, a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Entrees were generally so-so and sorta bland.

Service was okay at first, but they never bothered to check in again after food was delivered until they were ready to deliver the check.

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vipGabby
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Took 20 minutes to get seated with reservation. The food was cold and took over an hour to get breakfast food. Do not recommend

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vipFoodie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Our waitress was courteous and friendly. The time it took to get our food was a little long, but it’s Covid and staffing is tough during this time.. With that said, I will continue to go back because I love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The server seemed pretty upset when we said we were only there for drinks and dessert (we had just walked over from dinner). This person grabbed the menus without saying anything, walked away, and didn’t return to our table until we were both done with our drinks. After that interaction and the long wait we just wanted to leave. The drinks were really good and the dessert menu looked good though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Ashley was a delight! Great service

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Foodie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very expensive and very forgettable for brunch. Omelet tasked like egg beaters and formed in a machine similar to a one available at a free breakfast motel. Bloody Mary not on menu and was $15 for average at best. No salt, pepper, jams or syrup provided unless asked. Bread is extra. Cinnamon roll looked like a commercial bakery made it a couplecof weeks ago. Overall would not recommend. Upsetting because we were so looking forward to it.

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meighank
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gigi was amazing. Food was equally amazing. Great holiday event.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was decent, but not as good as when it was run by Boka. Disappointed because I love the ambiance.Server was a little too persistent on upselling, needs a little more refinement and ability to read the customer. But it could have been because they were training. Will return, but probably just for drinks at the bar.

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EddieF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance. Noise level was perfect - great for a slightly larger reservation to get together and connect with the entire dinner party.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience wonderful service

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Claire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Way over priced for very average food. Came with a group of 8 and none of us were impressed. My salad so small and the chicken I added came with 2 little bites for $20.

FAQs

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

Somerset is rated 4.4 stars by 1936 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.