The Hampton Social - River North
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Great spot for Chicago Restaurant Week!
Food was amazing, loved the live music too. Unfortunately we had to ask for everything twice and the food came out really late and half the group got theirs even later.
Decided to try Hampton Social during Restaurant Week to see if it would become a more frequent stop - unfortunately not the case and didn’t live up to the hype.
Both the first course (crispy brussel sprouts and frites) as well as the dessert course (cheesecake and gelato) were the stand outs of the meal. The entree’s selected were not as expected as described on the menu. They lacked in flavor and execution. The beach bowl for example was mainly “filler” (rice and quinoa) with very little avocado. While the sag harbor hash was mush - no crunchy topping, or crispy potato layer, flavor was bland, and no excitement to bring you to take another bite. Which made me feel the Restaurant week “deal” wasn’t that great of a value.
The service provided was excellent.
Overall I would return if persuaded by a friend for appetizers and a drink but with the prices they charge I’d prefer to try a new restaurant all together.
The Brussel Sprouts were to die for!
Celebrated my daughter’s birthday very accommodating and very patient service was good could’ve been great but the service was overall good will definitely be back. I was able to add more people to my reservation without needing a credit card and I really truly appreciated that
Staff are great and beautiful restaurant I would definitely recommend this and will come back again
My and both my guests ordered the seafood salad, which is my "go-to," and usually a great lunch option. The salads came, and I immediately noticed a strong fishy smell, but thought it was just me. The vegetables and salad were fresh and good. But my crab tasted very fishy. My guests believed it was the shrimp. Unfortunately, we were all chatting so much, we didn't send the salads back or mention it to our server. I know we should have, but we didn't. I have consistently had good food at Hampton Social, and imagine this was an off day.
Food was slow to come out at lunch hour and maybe 30 people eating in restaurant did not seem busy
Great atmosphere! Friendly staff! Amazing food!
Went here for brunch on my birthday & had the time of my life. Really felt as if I was a part of a real breakfast club!
KareishaR, thanks so much for the great review! We appreciate you choosing our venue to celebrate your birthday and we're glad that we could make it all the more special. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to see you again soon.
Sunday brunch ambiance with live music is very calming and creates a great atmosphere. Place looks great, food was very tasty and excellent service.
MarilynB, thanks so much for the awesome review! Sounds like you were able to have the full Hampton Social experience, guitarist included, and we're so happy that you enjoyed it. We hope you'll come to dine with us again.
We all over different dishes to compare and taste... nothing disappointed. Great ambiance and nothing better than to simply walk downstairs afterwards!
Thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear that you were adventurous with the items you selected and that they all hit the spot. We appreciate your patronage at both The Hampton Social and Bassment and we look forward to seeing you again.
This place is so cute, the guy with the guitar singing live just put the cherry on top! I wish the wait staff was a little more faster. The food was nothing spectacular but nonetheless still pretty good. I just loves the ambiance of the place.
great decor and environment. old chef used to make better salads. wish they had old menu.
Delightful brunch location beautifully decorated and delicious food.
LauraD, thanks so much for the nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, we appreciate the recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future.
Beautiful interior, great service, small quantities of mediocre food, and overpriced food & drinks. If you’re ordering from the bar, go with a beer so you’re not disappointed.
Veronica, I'm sorry that your visit failed to impress. We are always striving to provide our guests with impeccable service and exceptional food at a price they feel is worth it and if we failed to accomplish all those objectives, I apologize. We will take your feedback into consideration and we hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make a better impression.
Maybe there is a new chef or new management? Seems have changed for the worse.
I had been to Hampton Social before and enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere. I decided to take my boyfriend there for a birthday celebration. Just as before, the food, drinks, and service was excellent. We’ll be back again, either by ourselves but hopefully with additional friends to also enjoy the experience.
I usually LOVE Hampton social, like go on a weekly basis kind of love. But this time for the food was extremely burnt and had an off taste. Definitely could’ve just been a one time thing though so I highly recommend still!!
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that your meal left something to be desired. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with an exceptional meal and if that failed to be the case during your most recent visit, I apologize. I hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make a better impression.
Great decor and atmosphere. Love the live music!
The clam chowder was delicious!!
Thanks for the awesome review! Glad you were able to get the full Hampton Social experience, music included. We'll keep the clam chowder piping hot for your next visit.
Food & service was great. The issue we had was that the tables were so close together we were frequently getting bumped by the patrons at the table behind us.
M2G2, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Happy to hear that food and service were on point. We appreciate the feedback on the proximity of the tables and will look into how we can improve that for the future. We hope you come back to dine with us again.
We had a great time at Hampton Social. The service was fantastic. We had 8 people and our waiter was attentive throughout our entire time there. The food tasted great and the beverages were flowing. We would definitely go back again. The ambiance is fresh and modern too. I couldn't be happier with our experience. Thanks, Hampton Social.
All the food was fantastic and I tried 2 types of rose that I loved.
BrigidL, thanks for the great review! We hope to see you in the future and continue to expose you to new delicious roses.
We were seated properly when we arrived on time. We’re giving waters and menus quickly. Appetizers arrived quickly. The brussel sprouts appetizer was very good. The clam chowder on the other hand was OK at best. I had Ahi - tuna bowl which was good and the flourless chocolate cake was very tasty. Plan on spending between $100-$150 here for date night.
Super, thanks so much for your detailed review. You picked some fan favorites as part of your meal. Glad to hear that they all make a good impression. We look forward to seeing you again.
Good healthy options with a cute ambiance. A bit overpriced
Snobbish cold hostess, wouldn't sit me where I asked. The waitress might want to clear off the tables waiting for the busboys to clear the table, while you look at dirty dishes is not a good practice. hmmm, get things that u ask for (spoons, sugar, your order). Adding an unordered extra side dish to the menu is also a bad thing. The food is good. I will not go back to this location. I have been to the other location and it is great, not here!!!!!!!!!
Great food great drinks and great service. No complaints
People had recommended Hampton Social to me beforehand, and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was fun, energetic, and “trendy”, and our waiter was very friendly. We’ll most definitely be back.
MindyF, thanks for the great review! Glad to hear that we did not disappoint. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Hampton Social consistently provides the freshest well prepared seafood served by a friendly and professional staff. I always recommend HS and I am never disappointed. With lots of white and light, HS is very popular with the Instagram crowd.
What an awesome review! Thank you so much for taking the time to communicate your delight with our establishment. It means a lot to us to hear that, after 4 years, we are still impressing our guests with our food, drink and service. Have a wonderful holiday!
Great food, the crab in a jar was outstanding. Awesome Gauc with lobster. Kale salad was very tasty. Great cocktails. Enjoyed it and will be back.
Very nice !
Everything from the nautical decor to the food and live music was excellent.
Came here for brunch on a girls shopping trip to Chicago. Restaurant was very cute, nautical theme, and had live acoustic music. Lobster roll was amazing! Our eggs Benedict was over cooked and the orange juice was not good- tasted funny. A little on the pricey side, especially when we were ordering bottles of champagne, but overall we had a great time and the food was pretty good!
Service was amazing!!! Love the food options. Would love more gluten free options.
Some of the food was good and some was just ok. The salmon was under cooked. The temperature in the restaurant was very warm.
Celebrated my birthday here. We had drinks, appetizers, dinner, and dessert. They allowed us to bring in balloons to make the dinner more special. The drinks were delicious and the food was yummy.
This experience was not what I expected. The server was friendly but completely lacking in knowledge regarding menu items. The trout is breaded and bland. The flourless chocolate cake is too small. The lights were turned down way too much after 7pm (you couldn’t appreciate the beach decor). The music was too loud and inappropriate for dinner setting (more like a gym/club). I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner, perhaps just lunch.
We are hard to please, picky eaters. We were very pleased.
Food was fantastic! Our server Ashley was awesome. Can't wait to go back!
KaitlinZ, this is a great review! Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed both the food and service and we'll be sure to pass the kind words along to Ashley. We hope to see you again soon.