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Soule, Chicago, IL

Soule

4.5
4.5
330 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food
Soulé Chicago is a boutique restaurant inspired by the first line in Biggie Small’s legendary hip-hop single,“Juicy”: “It was all a dream…” and the soulful memories of Grandma Bea’s laughter and Momma’s smile. The soul food kitchen has always been a place where family, friends and tribe would gather to catch-up on love. Soulé is no different. We welcome you to Chicago’s West Town; home of the best creole-infused soul food delights on the planet. Our vision is bigger than food. We exist in celebration of culture and community…

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 526-3825

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Catering

    No Catering

  • Private party facilities

    No Private Events

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What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LI

    LINDONH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times and they never disappoints me. Keep doing what you all are doing the food is great the atmosphere marvelous ,thank you again. You will also see me again. Have a great day.
  2. LP

    LakeishaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The only thing that we had a side eye about was that the waiter had his hands on the tip of the glass where we have to put our mouth on instead of holding the glass from the bottom . Other than that everything else was great . Definitely coming back
  3. SM

    SonyaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the fried green tomatoes and the fish and grits. Both were so good. Seasoned perfectly. And the sweet potatoes were amazing.
  4. C

    Chef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit to Soule this past weekend was amazing! My food was delicious, the service was great. Please visit there whenever you’re in the Chicago area. 5 ⭐️
  5. F

    Fierra

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, and very hot off the stove. I’d definitely come back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Music to loud food was not as great waiter was nice clean place but food could of been better
  7. E

    Experience1

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I had an amazing time!
  8. T

    Texas

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Shrimp & grits were horrible. Peach cobbler was not fully cooked. Chicken was okay. Mac & cheese, greens, and cornbread were really good. Soule punch was watered down. Arnold Palmer was excellent! Banana pudding and pound cake were great!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great, fun-loving service! The lamb chops were small and two of them were prepared well done and a few were juicy and perfectly prepared. The greens were over seasoned. The garlic shrimp app was amazing and the cornbread fantastic.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and two of my friends had lunch here- jerk wings, fried green tomatoes, honey drizzle chicken, Mac and cheese, string beans, sweet potatoes, shrimp and grits and the fried salmon and shrimp jerk pasta! Everything was great!!
  11. VW

    VanessaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was Awesome 🤩 I was worth the reservations
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was outstanding. Will definitely be back!!!
  14. TR

    TRome

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This place is great! The food and service is great! Want to try other menu items
  15. MW

    MacWri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting, and most definitely will not be my last.
  16. J

    Jessico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soulé touched the soul! When we arrived, the host was very accommodating to our needs. And the food was decadent - it felt like being back home in Milwaukee during the holidays. A++
  17. PM

    PatrickM

    Charleston

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was not to inviting, my food was pretty good overall it was alright
  18. BR

    BlairR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.. amazing 🤩. Food was so good, service was very good
  19. MZ

    MacZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly staff. We will definitely return to Soule!
  20. CH

    ChristinaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great ambiance, great music. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating!
  21. CS

    ChristopherS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and welcoming. The owner’s sister was there and she was amazing. The food was hot and fresh. And tasted great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is very good! I had fried salmon and jerk pasta. I wish there was a location in the south suburbs.
  23. CG

    CathyG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for a friend. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and has already recommended to her family.
  24. W

    Willtan

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food is just ok. Wont go back. Server not very welcoming or friendly. Music is a little loud so table convo must be elevated. Portions are normal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s 48th birthday
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Poor customer service, I purchased 3 meals with dessert and paid over $120 the chicken was dry, over cooked, and extremely salty as well as the greens the desserts had too much cinnamon in it and I called immediately and spoke to a manager explaining the situation and he told me that they would replace my 3 meals but when I was able to go back he said that he didn’t know that it was 3 meals and that he could only replace 1, very poor customer service and lack of accommodating me for their errors. The manager name was Robert if you have any problems with your orders please record your conversation so that you can have verification of what was said.
  27. KB

    KimB

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! Everything we ate - catfish, fried chicken and lamp chops were flavorful and cooked just right. The sides - Mac & cheese, green beans & sweet potatoes were also delicious. They do not have a liquor license & for a $10.00 corkage fee, you can bring in your own wine. As out of town guests, trying to navigate the BYOB option was tricky. Otherwise it was a wonderful meal with attentive service & a great playlist in the background.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was was great. The atmosphere was calm and lively. The service was great and attentive. It was a great dining experience.
  29. ND

    NitaD

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute and small little place with delicious soul food. There was kind a few things I wanted to try but not overdo it. I will go again. Remember, the restaurant is reservation-only.
  30. AH

    AllysiaH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere,food and service was amazing! The owner was so sweet. The food was so good. Will definitely be returning
  31. D

    Donatella

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I felt the food was ok. I ordered the blackened catfish and added greens. It appeared as if the catfish may have been cooked and preheated. It wasn’t that warm. I also felt that greens were extremely salty. My Mom had the string beans in which I tasted. They strongly remind me of beans from a can. The fried green tomatoes were a HIT! My server was cool but the restaurant could probably benefit from an additional server. It’s probably also best that the restaurant looks into updating the furniture. It all looked a bit weathered and dirty. Lastly, I’d recommend having a conversation with the young lady who oversees the actual counter and Togo orders. It was a bit unsettling and unprofessional watching her eat and use her phone while working handling her duties.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food as always!
  33. RJ

    RobinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for good soul food.
  34. A

    Aleathea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this restaurant. If you're looking for a Black owned soul food restaurant this is the spot for you! The food is delicious, the music is great, and ambiance is nice.
  35. GE

    GoodEats

    Chicago

    285 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific (the fried jerk salmon pasta and fried green tomatoes stood out), and the service was top notch.
  36. J

    Jalexa

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was okay. Ordered drink but it was forgotten, staff had to be reminded. Service window should be moved further back so that guests don't hear restaurant personnel's conversations. Chicken spaghetti was served dry not juicy like on website. Mash potatoes were delicious. Very affordable which is a plus.
  37. KB

    KatB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great spot and good food! The fried catfish and the honey chicken were 💯 the hostess was great! We will definitely be back!
  38. D

    Dina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was not good at all. Waitress/Hostess forgot several of our food items numerous times. It took 45 mins for our entire orders to come out (mind you, there were only two os us dining) — then once we started eating, Hostess/Waitress comes to our table dramatically checking her watch and asked if we'd like to-go boxes. How rude? I wish that same level of expedience was channeled in ensuring our orders were placed accurately and issued to us in a timely manner. Food was merely decent. Mac & cheese was dry. Service was subpar. I had high hopes for Soule, but it seems like another fly-by-night black restaurant that'll be closed by March at this rate.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious when I visit.
  40. RR

    RitaR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality - fantastic comfort food - wonderful music - excellent fun staff

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Soule is rated 4.5 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Soule

1931 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Damen

  • Neighborhood

    West Town

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Creole

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bridgette Flagg

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking

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