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About Somerset

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.

1112 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Current operating hours:
Breakfast (Monday - Sunday) | 7 AM - 11 AM
Lunch (Monday - Sunday) | 11 AM - 2 PM
Dinner (nightly) | 5 PM - 10 PM

COMING SOON:
Brunch (Saturday, Sunday)

Cross Street:
Cedar

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 586-2150

Website:
http://www.somersetchicago.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available in front of Somerset & Viceroy Chicago.

Public Transit:
Red Line El
Busses

Executive Chef:
Lee Wolen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Somerset can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Somerset Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Special Occasion (72)
Good for a Date (69)
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Creative Cuisine (61)
Hot Spot (53)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Fun (40)
Bar Seating (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
People Watching (35)
Great for Brunch (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Business Meals (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Romantic (26)
Healthy (20)
Casual (18)
Seasonal (17)
Authentic (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Cozy (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Scenic View (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Just awesome.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

presentations are great - breakfast / brunch menu is simple and portions are just right

try the pastry’s! you won’t be disappointed

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This was one of the best "dinners out" we've had in a while - food, service, ambiance, wine recommendations, etc.. everything was fantastic and we will be returning soon! Smoked beets, house rolls, Spanish octopus all delicious starters. For entrees we ordered one baby lettuce salad, the duck, tenderloin, scallops and they were able to accommodate my fiancé's shellfish allergy in modifying the squid ink pasta. The tenderloin was cooked perfectly and the duck was outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Somerset was overall very good. The 4 dishes that we had were all excellent. The price point for the our main dishes were a little high to be honest. The bass and the salmon were very good, small portions size, but pretty pricey. Not sure I would take my husband here to eat the fish options, since I'm sure it would not fill him up. The servers where very nice, but very very pushy. They came over multiple times to see if we were through with our food, when we were not. I felt a little rushed to be honest. Great vibes and I will definitely be back, even if its just for the BEET TAR TAR!!! That was AMAZING!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

THE FOOD, the service- literally everything about this restaurant is a home run!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Don’t miss the smoked beet carpaccio!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our evening here. Excellent attention to detail and very lovely staff. Definitely a great restaurant choice.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing service! Wonderful atmosphere. The squid ink pasta was incredible!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious- especially the oysters for be starter and the pasta for the main course. Great place for dinner!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great vibe immediately entering the restaurant. Modern décor without being stark...far from minimalist. Great downstairs bar scene with a smaller bar upstairs but as well done as the main bar. The beet salad was the best beet salad I've had in the city. Large chunks of red beets. Most salads are a mere few cubes. This was well worth the price. Venison loin was outstanding and my wife's salmon was delicious as well.
Highly recommend Somerset.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Phenomenal, every dish was excellent. Blown away by the ribeye

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Service and food were outstanding. The space was dreamy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything about this restaurant is amazing! The server guided us through the meal and the food was all fantastic! They even offered us complimentary chocolates because we loved them so much! That extra touch is something restaurants rarely do anymore. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was great - creative menu, perfect portions, high-quality products. The service was also great - "team" environment, friendly staff from top to bottom. I also like the open-kitchen design. Not everyone does, but I find it interesting to see such good food in preparation.
Also, we were there on a Sunday night after a huge snowstorm. So our ambiance was perhaps more quiet/casual than usual, who knows.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Josh was the BEST! My boyfriend and I went for our second year anniversary and they gave us special menus with a "Happy Anniversary" message in the top right corner. We were given two complimentary glasses of cava to toast to our love, which was also a nice touch. The cocktails were great. The food was unreal. The whole roast chicken is definitely enough food for three. I loved how they cooked the sausage underneath the crispy skin. Such a unique technique I hadn't seen before! Other standouts were the beef tenderloin and the kale and brussels sprout salad. The seared Spanish octopus had a few chewy bites, but the flavors were still way above average. The bar is adorable, and it's a huge space with plenty of room to spread out if you're a large group. The modern detailing and cool light fixtures really put this one over the top on ambiance. Loved, loved, loved! Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The restaurant is Awesome!! The chicken for 2 is incredible.And the flatbread is a great starter.
Love this place!
Must check it out!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Server Jesse was phenomenal. Really made the experience fantastic for us. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday brunch celebrating my birthday could not have had a better experience. The food was delicious along with the bloody mary drinks. We will come here again soon with another couple as it was that wonderful. The banquets are so cozy to eat in and the view is nice looking out on the pedestrians walking past.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It's a more accessible Boka. Terrific service, amazing dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for Saturday Brunch and it was delicious! Great atmosphere too! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a fantastic experience Friday night for dinner. Impeccable service in a beautiful setting. We sat in a beautiful booth on the second floor, so fun to look down at the rest of the restaurant.
The beet tartare was outstanding along with the chicken dinner for two. Excellent cocktails and wine. We will definitely be coming back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

While we had a nice meal at Somerset and the food was really delicious, the service was a disaster. Our waiter was running between the main floor and the upstairs dining room. There was zero attention to our table and it took nearly 30 minutes to clear our plates between courses. We didn't order dessert simply due to the 3 hours we had already been at the restaurant. The food was good but a three hour dinner is too long for a three course business meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the cool appearance of the restaurant and the hotel.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was fine. Food was not as outstanding as one might expect. The beet salad was too salty.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding service, fun environment, creative and delicious food from a top chef, they will do wine pairings if desired, LOVED it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything we ordered was amazing. And the service both at the bar and our table was excellent. Ambiance was lively yet relaxing. Perfect Saturday night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very charming atmosphere and a very comfortable space to spend time. Great brunch menu & wonderful cold brew coffee.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall the restaurant is very nice and food very good. My one suggestion is that the hostess needs to be welcoming and knowledgeable. Reservations were made ahead of time for breakfast/brunch and restaurant was not busy at the time. We were celebrating a special occasion and with a near empty restaurant we were seated on the far corner next to the waiters computer station.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We absolutely loved our meal and our waiter Meadow. Everyone was knowledgeable, interesting and so helpful. Meadow made great recommendations, every dish was fabulous! We love that the portions are shareable. We all agreed Somerset is our new favorite restaurant!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent dining experience!!! Great food and great service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Terrific food and service. Wait staff and sommelier are extremely helpful and friendly. No snobbery at all - just down to earth friendly service. Meals were delicious and the deserts were extraordinary ! Great place for a date or business dinner. Seating on balcony was also a cool option if you have a big group.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything we had was delicious! The roast chicken with chicken sausage under the skin was amazing - fed three of us (and we are good eaters). The waitress recommended smoked beet tartare - and it was amazing. Also the vegetable sides. In fact, everything was not the usual and provided unexpected pleaures. Service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is named for Somerset Maugham in honor of his Razor's Edge hero who returns to Chicago after WW I before moving to Paris. Maybe he would have stayed in Chicago if he could have eaten at Somerset!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Celebrated a birthday and the food was amazing as was the service! Our server, Josh was outstanding as was the floor sommelier, Laura (I believe). Started with Beef (not smoked beet) Tartare and grilled octopus. Some of the best we have ever had!
Shared 3 entrees: squid ink pasta with seafood, short ribs and sea bass. All 3 were divine! Birthday boy said it was the best meal he had ever had! YEA!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and service excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Over-priced, very upscale but disappointing food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious but I was a bit disappointed at the portion sizes. I eat out regularly at fine dining establishments and found the portions to be inordinately on the small size particularly for the price point.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my second visit to Somerset. The first time the food was great as was the service. Not sure what happened but my second visit seemed to be at a totally different restaurant. My biggest complaint was that our server was HORRIBLE! His name was Michael and he was incredibly pretentious. Kept walking around the restaurant with an air about him like he was the owner of the place not the waiter. We were seated, he handed us our menus, we placed a drink order, then we didn't see him again for 30 minutes. We sat there sipping our water wondering where our drinks were. Waiting 30 minutes for a drink order is incredibly unacceptable. I wish that was the end of our bad service. He kept walking around the restaurant back and forth not really doing anything, then came back and took our appetizer orders. Knowing how long our last drink order took, I then ordered another drink. after 15 minutes, I asked him where my drink was and he replied I didn't know you had ordered a drink, I thought you were complimenting me on how good the drink was. I watched as the bartender made my martini and put it off to the side. Again our waiter was just walking about, after 15 minutes I again asked him where my drink was, he went to the bar, grabbed the martini, brought it over and lied to me that the bartender had just made it, and I told the waiter I knew he lied. He just laughed it off. So twice I waited 30 minutes for a drink order, thankfully he does not bring out the food because I probably wouldn't have gotten it.

Sadly, the food on our second visit was not very good either. I ordered the same dish I had ordered the first time. A squid ink pasta with shrimp and calamari. My dish had 2 shrimp and 4 calamari rings in it (yes I counted). For a dish that was $28 it should had more than 2 shrimp. Also my wife had a short rib that and while she enjoyed the flavor, it was very tough.

I enjoyed this restaurant very much our first visit, what happened to this restaurant?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The wait staff, while amiable, repeatedly failed to get the right plates to the right people in our party and missed altogether the squid ink pasta. Removing that item from the bill was a nice gesture. The squid ink pasta then was a disappointment as was the Spanish octopus. Where was the octopus? Smoked beet tartare was the best appetizer by far. The beef tartare had mayonnaise. Not good. Venison loin was excellent as was the chicken although much hotter would make it much better.

Communication among the staff and better management is key here. No need to come back. Been there. Done that.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place was super cute inside, such a cool vibe with navy and gold decor that I loved. We did have to wait about 10-15 min past our reservation for a table at brunch but our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our food! The Madagascar latte was very yummy and I loved my breakfast sandwich with the turkey sausage. My boyfriend got the baked eggs which was also yummy. A little pricy for brunch but somewhat expected for a trendy Chicago spot. Would definitely recommend!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service, terrible crowd. The next generation of Viagra triangle residents.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Hot Spot
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