The Hampton Social - Skokie

4.2
144 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Social dining experience. Coastal cuisine with a focus on seasonally inspired dishes and fresh ingredients. Whether it’s business or pleasure, you can escape to The Hamptons any night of the week. We have a mix of high top and low top dining.
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4.2
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4.1
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4.4
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Everything was overly salty! Did not enjoy the food.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall I really enjoyed eating here - so fun and pretty. But after some reflection, decided the prices are really just too high, especially as the service is just adequate. Had to ask for everything - salt and pepper shaker, lemon wedges, drawn butter, ice water. Had the fries (they charge $2 extra on your $24 lobster roll) and they were limp and sad! Bill for 5 people $200 and only 3 cocktails on the table. Again, the food was good, drink menu looks fun, but price and noise too high!

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J
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were greeted by our server & asked for drinks, then didn’t see him for 15 minutes . The place was 1/2 full & it was 5:30om, so, should not have been that big of a deal. We finally ordered 4 apps & a kids entree..before ordering our main entrees. The apps were uneventful, not good for sharing & lacked flavor. The Brussel sprouts were the best, but, they put the goat cheese garnish on the bottom of the skillet? It should be in the top to spread or mix in. The meat board was lacking & not enough of anything to share, the 3 dips with pita were in horrible small containers that you couldn’t dip or access very well. Lastly, the deviled eggs were just ok- nothing special, served in a strange manner.
Entrees were fine, which is why this is 3 stars, server never came back to see how we were & my hubby didn’t like his entree (shrimp tacos)...way too many jalapeños, and really dry tortillas.
I liked my tuna sandwich & our daughter liked her filet. Our little guy loved his quesadilla!!
We will definitely try again, but..maybe better for drinks & apps at the bar, for now.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 11 hours ago

Jennymae, we greatly appreciate your review. As a new restaurant, we are actively working to iron out any missteps in food and service that may prevent our guests from fully enjoying their meal. We'll be sure to pass your feedback along to the management team as well as our chef and we hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to leave a better impression.

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WL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Brussel sprouts! All the food is great!

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DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Their house salad dressing is excellent. The drinks are very good. It's very clean.

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love The Hampton Social. Ive been to two locations and they're both fab!
Reason for the 4 vs 5 star on the food, my Lobster roll was a bit on the dry side compared the same menu item at another location.
Great music on the day we visited. After lunch we had a drink in the bar to take it all in!!
Come to the western burbs please!!!!

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JT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter brunch, and it was excellent! The service was outstanding and food was delicious--especially the Frose!

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

The food was decent but the prize was a little bit high. The decor was really nice and the chairs were very comfy. Our wait staff was very respectful and responsive to our needs. Overall it’s a solid, decent place to eat and celebrate special occasions.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 10 hours ago

Greg, we appreciate the feedback on the value of your meal. We will definitely take it under advisement. Happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific meal with great service and great ambience but the noise level was way high. We could barely hear ourselves talk.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 4 days ago

anas, thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the feedback on the acoustics. We will take it under advisement. We hope to see you again in the future.

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e
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went to celebrate a female milestone birthday. The place was crowded - but it took 90 min to get food. The staff went ahead and took $50 off our bill which was very nice, but honestly considering it was a birthday and they called to confirm I was rather unimpressed with the level of service. Plus it was lunch.
I would go back, Avocado toast was amazing- but disappointed.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 4 days ago

exercisedaily, thank you for your review. As a new restaurant, we are still actively working to correct any hiccups in service that prevent our guests from fully enjoying their experience. We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to revisit the circumstances that allowed for an overly-long wait for your food. We hope to see you again in the future.

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Everything was great until I pulled a hair that was in between my burger!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was bad. Our waitress never asked how anything was. Dropped the check on the table without saying anything. Didn’t ask if we wanted drinks, coffee, dessert or anything else. Then had us pay in front of her, so we felt like we had to tip what we usually would.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday party celebration with 6 women. Everyone’s first time at Hampton Social. We all agreed the decor was fresh and fun...a bit like Summer House. Food was delicious! Service was a bit slow. Noise level was through the roof. You could not visit except for person sitting next to you or across the table.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the nice review and the constructive feedback. We are aware of the growing acoustical challenges in the restaurant and we are looking for solutions. We hope to see you again in the future.

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DF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We ordered house rose server did not tell us how much the wine cost. It was soooo over priced

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 6 days ago

DavidF., thank you for the feedback, we do appreciate it. We will take it under advisement.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a birthday dinner and the food was amazing!! We also got a delicious birthday dessert too! Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful and attentive.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance here. The server did an excellent job. We were sitting Next to the open windows and at the end of the night, he snuck outside to creep up behind my friend who was the birthday girl to surprise her with a piece of chocolate cake. ( which had a candle sticking out of it). The cake was delicious.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the review. We're so glad that you came to celebrate you're friend's birthday with us and that we were able to help make it special. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were promised delicious eggs benedicts and an easygoing girls brunch. Instead, we were met with hardboiled eggs on top of mediocre english muffins and a wait for our check almost as long as the time it took to eat our meal. The food was salty and one the restaurant got busier, our waitress never came to the table. The place sure is trendy but not worth it.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 17, 2019

Annaroszak, I thank you for the honest feedback. It is greatly appreciated. As a new restaurant, we are working diligently to provide consistently good food to our guests. If that didn't happen during your last visit, I apologize. We will be sure pass this critique, along with the one regarding your wait time, on to our chef and management team to address them.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The food and atmosphere we're good. The service was really bad. The noise level was way to loud. It was expensive for what is was.

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RB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

very good food and service but I was really surprised by the amount it costs.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 17, 2019

RichardB., thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback on your meal's value, as we want our guests to feel as though their money is well-spent. We will definitely take it into consideration.

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S
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the guacamole and the drinks, and the service and atmosphere is great. But for a restaurant that specializes in fish, our fish entrees were poor. The fish was clearly not fresh, as we could tell by the taste and the gray color on the underside of the trout. We won’t be back.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 17, 2019

Shelley, we appreciate the review and the feedback. I'm sorry that your meal disappointed and failed to meet expectations. We pride ourselves on our seafood, in particular, and any failure to meet our high standards will be addressed with the chef. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future to make a better impression.

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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Food quality was poor. Ordered toast with egg breakfast and was almost finished before they arrived. Very noisy. Poor value

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor is gorgeous! The food is really good and unique. Can’t wait to go back to try items off the dinner menu.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 17, 2019

Jennifer, thank you for the awesome review! We look forward to seeing you soon, hopefully up on the roof top!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

My tequila was a $24 drink and was a very short pour.
Same drink at Le Colonial on Oak Street was $16.

The restaurant is in Skokie, not NY.
I told the manager and he really didn’t seem to be very interested. Bad customer service.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Birthday. Service was terrible. Waiter was inattentive to say the least. Food was fair at best. Rose was good and loved the ambience and vibe of restaurant. I would try again but service must be significantly improved.

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Did not like the menu, the food was overpriced for the portions you received.

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c
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The avocado toast and the fish and chips were quite good, as was the service of Johnny B. However, it was extremely noisy at times, and things are a bit overpriced.

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p
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I really hated this place and will never go back. We were made to wait in the bar for 10 minutes before being seated, even though it was 5:45 and the restaurant was maybe 10% full. Much of the food is really, really spicy, even though it's not advertised as such on the menu. The whole Hampton shtick (our waitress said we will feeling like we're dining on someone's yacht - don't think so!) is lame. Maybe we just don't fit the demographic they're going for.

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JF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. A bit noisy! Will definitely go again.

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

After 25 min we had to ask if someone could take our drink order. Lots of confusion as to who should wait on our table. Noticed another table get up and leave as no one was helping them. Ordered a cocktail with smoked salt and they ran out. So we sent the drinks back and asked for regular salt. Over all very slow.

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B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I first visited the Hampton Social for a late lunch. The decor is beautiful. It has a beachy, summery feel with lots of greenery around and windows that open to the outside and a nice selection of rose wines. My ideal spot. The food selection is large with something to suit almost any taste.

I had a delightful, relaxed lunch with great service. However, I did think that some of the items were on the pricey side.

I went back for dinner recently and had a different experience. Unlike at my lunch, the restaurant was quite busy for dinner (6:45PM) and the experience was quite different in two ways. First was the noise level. At dinner it was very, very loud to the point that conversation at a 4 top table was almost impossible. The second issue was the service. The wait staff appeared to be sufficient in number but were frequently nowhere to be found. Getting our order for drinks was a 10 minute wait. The beverages were delivered by a runner and it was another 15 minutes before the server came back for the food order. The food order was delivered but missing a few items and it took a long time to get the server’s attention to correct this.

The delightful lunch experience was negated by my dinner travails.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 12, 2019

Bandol, I'm sorry to hear that both of your visits were not equally satisfactory and enjoyable. As a new restaurant, we are actively working to iron out any wrinkles in service that prevent our guests from enjoying their visit and to improve our consistency. We hope that you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make the impression we made during your first visit.

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K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for Happy Hour - like that the pizza was half off but honestly it was nothing outstanding

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance, food, and wait staff was good, but the noise level was not acceptable. The music was too loud and the acoustics are poor. From an Audiologist’s perspective they need to work on this for those with hearing loss!!

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 12, 2019

MarianneT, thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback on the acoustical challenges encountered during your visit. We are aware of them and are working to address them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was mediocre at best and extremely overpriced. Had to send back an entree because it didn’t have the main thing it stated on the menu and got the same item back with the cold undercooked Brussels thrown in. Slow and inattentive service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good. Atmosphere is fun. Service was really bad. Waiter took forever to bring drinks, food, etc. brunch took more than two hours. Would need to be convinced to go back.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Waiter took over 1/2 hour to get drinks, 3 wines, 1 beer and 2 vodkas. Poor service. Loved the look of the restaurant and would have liked to be able to enjoy the vibe but couldn’t.

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I think the Hampton social would be a great spot to stop for lunch while shopping at Old Orchard./ It has great decor and a delicious menu. I wouldn't come back for a Saturday night out -- being that is it located in a mall and extremely noisy and hard to have a conversation.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 9, 2019

AngieD, thank you for your review. Glad you enjoy the menu. We look forward to having you dine with us during whatever time of day is most appealing to you.

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F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excell we not food, nice ambience, high noise levels

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CR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great new spot in Old Orchard. Live music, nice menu. Good seafood options as well as gluten free.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 9, 2019

ColleenR, thank you for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance. We hope to see you again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It’s a little loud and over run by a younger crowd of kids who have minimal manners. The food wasn’t anything special and quite bland-We ordered the following items:
Deviled eggs, calamari, shrimp tacos, and ceviche. Ceviche was okay. Calamari was over cooked and rubbery. The deviled eggs had no flavor and 3 pebble sized pieces of ahi tuna on each halved egg...lol.
Definitely not coming back, I couldn’t even hear the person across the table from me.

The Hampton Social - Skokie
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. As a new restaurant, we are actively working to learn our clientele and provide them both a dynamic menu coupled with an engaging environment. We hope you'll give us another opportunity in the future to make a better impression.

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